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Wednesday, June 12

MUSIC

  • Greg Bennick: 6:30 p.m., New Direction, 14 Roberts St., Fargo. Speaker, humanitarian activist and singer in the Seattle straightedge hardcore band Trial, appears with Young Turks and local band Bergeron. All ages show; tickets $5.
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  • Wicked Wednesday: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. With Red Line Chemistry, First Fracture, Red Flag Riot, Tony Lee. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show; for ages 21 and up. Info: 218-287-0100.
  • THEATER

    • “The World Goes ’Round”: 7:30 p.m., Gaede Stage, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Presented by the Straw Hat Players, enjoy the song and dance of John Kander and Fred Ebb, the team that brough the musical masterpieces “Cabaret” and “Chicago.” Ticket range is $10-$25; membership packages available. Info: 218-477-2271.

    DANCE

    • Ballroom Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. A 30-minute rumba lesson followed by open dancing and pizza. Admission is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Info: 701-293-8306.

    Thursday, June 13

    THEATER

    • “Beyond the Rainbow”:  7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. A musical tribute to the life of iconic entertainer Judy Garland, presented by the History Theatre of St. Paul. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. Info: 218-844-7469.
    • “The World Goes ’Round”: 7:30 p.m., Gaede Stage, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See today’s (Wednesday) listing for details.

    MUSIC

    • Mike Holtz: 6 to 10 p.m., Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 E., Detroit Lakes. Part of the “Live Music Thursdays on the Patio” series. No admission fee. Info: 218-847-2121.
    • Music Montage: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Great Northern Park, 425 Broadway, Fargo. An interactive evening of music outside on the park plaza, open mic format invites talented musicians to perform to a crowd of all ages; free admission. Info: 701-499-7788.
    • Dave Ferreira Trio: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Maxwells, 1380 9th St. E., West Fargo. Jazz music; no cover charge. Info: 701-277-9463.
    • Gypsy Lumberjacks & Boots: 10 p.m., The Aquarium, 226 Broadway (upstairs), Fargo. Rock music. Admission $6. Info: 701-235-5913.

    ART EVENTS

    • Reception for Zhimin Guan: 6 to 9 p.m., ecce art + yoga, 216 Broadway, Fargo. Unveiling of “Summit Series,” new works by the Moorhead painter. Info: 701-298-3223.
    • Reception for Anne Kaese: 6 to 9 p.m., Nichole’s Fine Pastry, 13 8th St. S., Fargo. The artist will be demonstrating her calligraphy and watercolor art. Info: 701-232-6430.

    MISCELLANEOUS

    • Wildlife Excursions: 10 a.m. to noon, Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the cultural and natural history of Tamarac on this driving tour. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area on County Hwy. 26, just east of the visitor center. Free admission. Info: 218-847-2641.
    • Wine & Roses: 6:30 p.m., Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. Annual fundraiser benefitting the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, with silent and live auctions; tickets are $35.
    • Corks & Canvas: 5 to 9 p.m., downtown Fargo. Visit unique shops, view live and local artists, attendees 21 and older can purchase a wristband at a participating business for $15 to sample wines; more information at www.downtownfargo.com.

    Friday, June 14

    MUSIC

    • Funk Commission: 6 to 9 p.m., Lodge on the Lake, 1200 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes. Free outdoor concert (weather permitting), open to the public as well as Lodge guests. Info: 218-847-8439.
    • Three Dog Night: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Road, Mahnomen. Classic rock band performs hits including “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” “Joy to The World,” “Shambala,” “Black and White,” and “The Show Must Go On.” Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased by phone at 1-800-313-SHOW (7469), online at www.StarCasino.com, or via the “Events” tab on Shooting Star’s Facebook page.
    • Nazareth: 8 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Classic rock band plays with First Kiss and Saturday Night Special (SNS). Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of show, $40 VIP. Info: 218-287-0100.

    DANCE

    • Red River Singles Dance: 8:30 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. With music by DJ Lute Simley; admission is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Info: 218-233-8141.

    THEATER

    • “The World Goes ’Round”: 7:30 p.m., Gaede Stage, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See today’s (Wednesday) listing for details.

    MISCELLANEOUS

    • Midwest Kidfest Teddy Bear Parade: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Island Park, 302 7th St. S., Fargo. Bring a teddy bear to the Dike West parking lot and march in the parade beginning at 10:30 a.m., following the parade, the fest hosts 30 interactive educational booths, carnival games, entertainment stages and strolling entertainment, all activities are free. Info: 701-499-7788.
    • Star Party on the Prairie: 9 to 11 p.m., MSUM Regional Science Center, Buffalo River State Park (16 miles east of Moorhead off Highway 10). Learn how to find constellations, see the Milky Way, nebulae and star clusters through telescopes provided by the Science Center; free and open to the public.

    Saturday, June 15

    MUSIC

    • Tim Mahoney: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., The Pavilion, 1361 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. Minneapolis musician and singer performs live as part of the DL Community “Back to the Beach” Dance. Tickets $10, available at the Historic Holmes Theatre Box Office (806 Summit Ave.) or at the door. Cash bar provided by the Detroit Lakes Jaycees. Info: 218-844-7469 or www.dlccc.org.
    • Dave Rosenfeldt: 4 to 7 p.m., Richwood Winery, 27799 County Highway 34, Richwood. Live music; no admission fee. Info: 218-844-5990.
    • The Castaway with Denny Craswell: 5 to 8 p.m., Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 E., Detroit Lakes. Live patio music; no admission fee. Info: 218-847-2121.
    • Rock Paper Scissors:  9:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 E., Detroit Lakes. Rock music. Info: 218-847-2121.
    • Tina & Her Pony: 7 p.m., Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave., Fargo. Americana music, all ages show. No cover charge. Info: 701-478-7337.

    MISCELLANEOUS

    • Tamarac Project NOAH Adventure: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Learn how to turn your Tamarac wildlife sightings into a documented citizen science observation. Search for plants, wildlife, insects, reptiles, etc., and learn how to document the sighting. Be prepared for modest walking and bring your camera. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area located on County Hwy. 26, just past the Blackbird Wildlife Drive entrance. Free admission. Info: 218-847-2641.
    • Running Wild: 9 to 11 a.m., Maplewood State Park, 39721 Park Entrance Road, Pelican Rapids (off State Highway 108). The second annual Running Wild 7K Trail Run and 1 mile Run/Hike is the only trail run in the lakes area, navigating through Maplewood’s beautiful but challenging terrain. Cost is $40 for the 7K run, $20 for the one-mile run/hike, and $5 for the kids’ 200-yard dash. Fees include a single-day park pass. Info: 218-736-6050 or www.runningwildtrailrun.com.
    • Quake the Lake VII: 12 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1155 Highway 10 E., Detroit Lakes. Roughly 45 to 50 power boat racers from Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Michigan will compete in six different classes. Free admission for spectators. Hosted by the Twin Cities Power Boat Association. Info: 218-847-2121.

    Sunday, June 16

    MUSIC

    • The Castaway with Denny Craswell: 5 to 8 p.m., Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 E., Detroit Lakes. See Saturday’s listing for details.

    ART EVENTS

    • George Morrison-Art, Life & Legacy: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo. Celebration of the late artist marks the opening of the touring exhibit, “Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison,” with a series of talks through the afternoon, followed by an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Info: 701-232-3821.

    MISCELLANEOUS

    • “Butterfly Kisses & Wetland Jewels”: 2 p.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. John Weber, butterfly enthusiast and citizen scientist, offers an intriguing look into the world of butterflies and dragonflies. Learn about their fascinating lifestyles and their significance in a changing climate. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area. The group will carpool to specific viewing sites in search of these beauties of summer. Free admission. Info: 218-847-2641.

    ***The Entertainment Calendar appears weekly in both the Detroit Lakes Tribune and Becker County Record. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled “Entertainment Calendar”) may be sent by fax, 218-847-9409, by mail to Detroit Lakes Newspapers, 511 Washington Ave., P.O. Box 826, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502, or by e-mail to Vicki Gerdes at vgerdes@dlnewspapers.com.

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    Vicki Gerdes
    Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers and editor of MN Boomers magazine for the past 13 years. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
    (218) 847-3151
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