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This Week in Entertainment

Sunday, April 7


  • High School Honor Band Concert: 1 to 3 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, Concordia College, Moorhead. Featuring Concordia College’s High School Honor Band and the Concordia Band.
  • Fargo-Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies Spring Concert: 7 p.m., Scheels Performing Arts Center, Oak Grove Lutheran School, Fargo. Tickets are available at the door, $8 for adults, $4 for students and children. Info: 701-338-4536.
  • Echo Band Concert: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Hvidsten Hall of Music, Concordia College, Moorhead. Free and open to the public. Info: 218-299-4366.

    • “Storyland” exhibit opening: 1 to 3 p.m., Becker County Museum, 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. The grand opening of the trav-eling exhibit “Storyland: A Trip through Childhood Favorites” will include a visit from Curious George, a “Where’s Spot” scavenger hunt and several guest story readers, including State Senator Kent Ekent. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Call 218-847-2938 for more information.
    • Minn-Kota Cat Show: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Red River Valley Fairgrounds Ag Building, West Fargo. Over 100 purebred and household pet cats from around the U.S. and Canada compete for top honors. Admission $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger.
    • Toppers Car Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Veterans Memorial Arena, 1201 7th Ave. E., West Fargo. Tickets are $8 in advance at all Stop-N-Go stores or $10 at the door, free for children younger than age 10 when accompanied by an adult, entertainment by The Shadows, concessions available.
    • “Dark”: 2 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. A full dome movie that explains and explores the nature of dark matter, the missing 80 percent of the mass of the universe; admission is $5, $2.50 for children 12 and younger, seniors and Tri-College students. Info: 218-477-2920.
    • Korea Era Veterans Recognition: 1:30 p.m., Air Museum, 1609 19th Ave. N., Fargo. Hosted by Jon Greenley Memorial Post 7, each veteran will be honored, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will be guest speaker along with the Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band. Info: 218-233-7615.

    Monday, April 8


    • Open Jam Night: 9 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Hosted by members of The Roosters, 8th Hour, Carmen the Cactus and October Road. Info: 701-356-5227.


    • “The Group that Opened the Box”: 7 to 9 p.m., F-M Unitarian Universalist Church, 121 S. 9th St., Fargo. Documentary filmed in North Dakota follows clinical psychologist, professional writer and a group of teens who form a creative writing and performance troupe that explore issues facing teens, such as sexuality, desire, body image, LGBT identity, abuse, teen pregnancy and bullying, against the backdrop of their hometown of Bismarck. Info: 701-235-0394.
    • “Dark”: 7 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See today’s (Sunday) listing for details.

    Tuesday, April 9


    • Jazz Appreciation: 4 p.m., North Dakota State University Main Library, 1201 Albrecht Blvd., Fargo. Bill Law, NDSU assistant director of fine arts, talks about jazz music; refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Info: 701-231-8888.


    • Square Dancing: 6:30 p.m., Cash Wise Community Room, 1401 33rd St. S., Fargo. Roger McNeil and Jim Lizakowski will serve as callers and Bernadette McNeil as cuer. Dine and dance starts at 5:30 p.m., hosted by L & M Squares.
    • Secular & Sacred Dance: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Heart Springs, 2010 N. Elm St., Fargo. Free and open to the public. Info: 701-261-3142.


    • Science Café: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Stokers Basement, Hotel Donaldson, 101 N. Broadway, Fargo. Sangita Sinha, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Nature’s Green Health Care Plan: Cellular Recycling by Autophagy,”an essential process that occurs in organisms ranging from yeast to humans, enabling cells to clean house and recycle molecules. Info: 701-231-6131.

    Wednesday, April 10


    • Awolnation, Blondfire & Mother Mother: 7:30 p.m., Venue at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Rock music. General admission seating, all ages show. Tickets $23 in advance or $25 at the door. Info: 866-300-8300.
    • Faster Pussycat: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Rock music. Info: 218-287-0100.


    • Ballroom Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. A 30-minute waltz lesson followed by open dancing, practice and pizza, all included with admission price of $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers; all ages welcome. Hosted by Northern Lights Ballroom. Info: 701-293-8306.
    • Western Wednesday: 7:30 to 10 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. Social dance class featuring the Texas two-step and swing; beginners welcome, no partner needed. Admission is $5 per person. Info: 218-329-1735.

    Thursday, April 11


    • “The Accidental Hero”: 7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. The true story of a Czech-American World War II soldier’s wartime heroism brought to life by Patrick Dewane, the grandson of U.S. Army Lt. Col. Matt Konop. After Konop’s death the family discovered typewritten accounts, photos and rare film footage of how Dewane’s grandfather helped liberate towns in Czechoslovakia from the Nazis. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Info: 218-844-7469 or
    • “God of Carnage”: 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. A playground altercation between young boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting which at first is diplomatic, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters; tickets are $20 adults, $10 students. Info: 701-729-8880.
    • “Vinegar Tom”: 8 p.m., Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre, Concordia College, Moorhead. The play examines gender and power relationships through the lens of 17th century witchcraft trials in England. Tickets are $4-$7 at the box office or by e-mail at Info: 218-299-3314.


    • Jazz Nickel: 7 p.m., Basie’s at the Ramada Plaza Suites, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-281-7105. 
    • “F-M’s Finest”-The Suit with Everything in Slow Motion: 8 p.m., House of Rock at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Cover charge $5. 
    • The Pines: 9 p.m., The Aquarium, 226 Broadway (upstairs), Fargo. Advance tickets $8, $10 day of show. Info: 866-300-8300.
    • Big Jam Night: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-235-8243.


    • Swedish Film Series: 1:30 p.m., One Oak Place, 1709 25th Ave. S., Fargo. “Salmer fra Kjokkenet (Kitchen Stories),” a Swedish scientific observer’s job of observing an old cantankerous single man’s kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him. Presented through the Swedish Cultural Society of the Red River Valley’s Bokmalen Film Series, this screening is free and open to the public.
    • Thursday Night Comedy: 8 p.m., Courtney’s Comedy Club, 600 30th Ave. S., Moorhead. Cover charge $10; half price admission with college or military ID. Free open mic after the show. Info: 218-287-7100.


    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

    Vicki Gerdes

    Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 16 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.

    (218) 844-1454