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Gary Allan performs Friday, Oct. 9 at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino.

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Thursday, October 8

MUSIC

• Trey Hensley: 7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes. Classic country singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist. Tickets $22 adults, $11 students. Info: 218-844-SHOW (7469) or www.dlccc.org.

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FESTIVALS

• Pelican Rapids Oktoberfest: The 12th annual event gets underway today with a Fire Department Open House, 4-7 p.m. at the Fire Hall; crowning of Mr. and Mrs. Oktoberfest at 6 p.m. in the Fire Hall; wine tasting and silent auction, 5-8 p.m., Birchwood Golf Course; and bingo at 6:30 p.m. in the Pelican Rapids VFW.

MISCELLANEOUS

• "A Howl In The Night": 7 to 9 p.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Here's your chance to peek into the world of the wolves of Tamarac. Meet at the visitor's center. Info: 218-847-2641.

Friday, October 9

LECTURE

• BES Speaker Series-The Story of Norby's Department Store: 9 to 10 a.m., M-State conference center (Room C101), Detroit Lakes. Free admission. Info: 218-846-3667.

MUSIC

• Gary Allan: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen. "Hard-rocking" country singer-songwriter. Tickets $25 general admission, $35-$55 reserved. Info: 800-313-7469 or www.starcasino.com. Note: This is a correction from Sunday's Becker County Record, which stated that Allan would be appearing Thursday, Oct. 8.

FESTIVALS

• Pelican Rapids Oktoberfest: The 12th annual event continues with downtown market and store sales; a "God Bless the USA" Salute to the Troops at 7 p.m. in the Pelican Rapids VFW; and Pelican Rapids Jingle Karaoke Contest at 7 p.m., followed by regular karaoke at 8 p.m., also in the VFW.

Saturday, October 10

FESTIVALS

• Pelican Rapids Oktoberfest: Today's events start with the Volksmarch, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lida Greens Golf Course and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Maplewood Lutheran Church; 5/10K cross country race, 10 a.m. at Lida Greens; open mike jam, noon to 4 p.m., Lida Greens; quilt show, Pelican Rapids Library, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; children's bingo, 10 a.m., public library; bingo, 2 p.m., auction 6 p.m., and dance 9 p.m., all at the VFW.

MUSIC

George Winston: 7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes. Solo pianist with New Orleans R&B, stride and folk influences. Tickets $28 adults, $14 students. Info: 218-844-SHOW (7469) or www.dlccc.org.

LECTURE

• Author Greg Breining: 3 p.m., Perham Area Public Library, 225 Second Ave. NE, Perham. Breining will discuss his book, A Hard Water World, Ice Fishing and Why We Do It. Admission free. Info: 218-346-7678 or www.ITOWmuseum.org.

KIDS' EVENTS

Kids' Day at the Mall: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Washington Square Mall, Detroit Lakes. Info: 218-847-1679.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Autumn hike: 10 a.m., Tamarac Refuge. Catch the last sunny rays and color of the season and get a taste of the North Country Trail at Tamarac Wildlife Refuge. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area and carpool to trailhead. Bring a sack lunch, and wear an article of blaze orange clothing. Dogs on leash are welcome.

Sunday, October 11

FESTIVALS

• Pelican Rapids Oktoberfest: The 12th annual event concludes today with Volksmarch, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lida Greens and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Maplewood Lutheran Church; "Best of the Wurst" sausage and beer tasting, 1:30 p.m., Crossroads Corner; Polka Party and German Dinner, noon to 5 p.m., VFW, with dancing from 1-5 p.m.; and button drawings, 5 p.m., VFW.

Monday, October 12

MUSIC

High School Choir Festival: 7 p.m., Legacy Hall, M-State campus, Fergus Falls. Area high schools participating in the music festival will present "mini-concerts" starting at 1 p.m. Evening concert admission $10 for adults, $7 for students. All seats general admission. Info: 218-736-1600.

Thursday, October 15

MUSIC

Next Generation Cab- aret/Open Mic: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Holmes Ballroom, Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center. Music from some of the lakes area's up and coming artists. Admission: Adults $5; students free. Info: 218-844-SHOW (7469) or www.dlccc.org.

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The Weekly Entertainment Calendar appears weekly in the Detroit Lakes Tribune. 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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