Wednesday, April 7
"Spring Awakening": 7:30 p.m., Gaede Stage, Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University Moorhead. Frank Wedekind's groundbreaking 1890s play explores teenage sexual awakening amid religious and parental repression.
Saxophone Chamber Night: 7:30 to 9p.m., Beckwith Recital Hall, North Dakota State University. Free admission. Info: 701-231-7969.
F-M Top Model Contest Open Call: 8 to 10 p.m., Skyy/JT Cigaro, 4554 7th Ave. S., Fargo. Open to men and women age 21 and older; $10 registration fee, photos to be taken at event. Enter to win a prize package valued at over $5,000; finals April 17. Info: 701-277-0711.
Thursday, April 8
"Spring Awakening": 7:30 p.m., Gaede Stage, Center for the Arts, MSUM. See Wednesday's listing for details.
"Pinching Penny" Benefit Concert: 6:30 p.m., Red Raven Coffee House, 14 Roberts St., Fargo. Sneak peek at film "Pinching Penny" will be followed by a Q & A and concert at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds will go toward completion of the local independent film. Admission $7. Info: 701-478-7337.
John Mayer "Battle Studies Tour": 8 p.m., Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive, Fargo. Tickets $36-$66. Info: 800-745-3000.
Artist Reception: 4 to 6 p.m., Roland Dille Center for the Arts, MSUM. For the BFA I exhibit on display through April 25. Info: 218-477-2126.
"My Adventures in German-Russian Country": 7 p.m., North Dakota State University Alumni Center, 1241 N. University Drive, Fargo. Andrea Mott shares her experiences from collecting oral histories in the North Dakota communities of Napoleon and Richardton. Free admission. Info: 701-231-6596.
$5 Jewelry Show: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., hospital front lobby, St. Mary's Innovis Health, Detroit Lakes. Hospital volunteers host a $5 Masquerade Jewelry Show.
Friday, April 9
BES Speaker Series: 9 a.m., Conference Center, Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Detroit Lakes campus. "Live Long, Laugh Hard and Die Trying." Admission $10; registration required. Info: 218-844-5420.
The Passing Zone: 7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Comedy juggling duo Jon Wee and Owen Morse will blow away their audience with award-winning juggling, and keep them laughing with their memorable banter. Tickets are $22 for adults, $11 for students, and may be purchased at the box office, online or by phone. Pre-party dinner in the Holmes Ballroom at 6 p.m.; dinner tickets are $5. Info: 218-844-SHOW (7469) or www.dlccc.org.
"La Traviata": 8 p.m., Festival Concert Hall, NDSU. Fargo-Moorhead Opera presents the Verdi classic, featuring Metropolitan Operea soprano and North Dakota native Korliss Uecker. Tickets $35-$70, with children's tickets available for $15. College rush tickets will be available 15 minutes before showtime for the price of $15 each. Info: 701-239-4558.
Master Class with Matt Harris: 2 p.m., NDSU. Harris, co-director of jazz studies at California State University (Northridge) is a faculty member at Idyllwild Arts summer jazz workshop. Free admission. Call for location. Info: 218-359-5429.
Saturday, April 10
Book Signing: 10 a.m., Book World, Detroit Lakes. Author Paula F. Winskye stops by for a book signing as part of her spring book tour. Winskye's latest mystery, The Reverend Goes Home, features FBI consultant Tony Wagner, first introduced in The Reverend Finds His Calling. The Reverend Goes Home is Winskye's eighth novel. Learn more about Winskye's novels at winskyebooks.us.
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet: 11 a.m., Detroit Lakes Public Library; 7:30 p.m., Cormorant Community Center. Free admission for both concerts. Outstanding string quartet, chamber music.
John McCutcheon: 7:30 p.m., New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, 24 Main Ave. N., NYM. Six-time Grammy nominee makes a return appearance at the Cultural Center. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 on the night of the concert, and are available from the Cultural Center. Info: 218-385-3339 or www.kulcher.org
Jazz Concert: 7 p.m., The Venue, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Join the Jazz Arts Big Band of Fargo-Moorhead for an evening of jazz music featuring pianist Matt Harris. For tickets call 218-359-4JAZZ or visit the website, JazzArtsFM.com.
Maple Syrup Fest: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vergas Community Center. Pancakes with pure maple syrup, entertainment from Rick Kratzke and the DL Cloggers, sugar house tours (weather permitting), "Saps Running 5K Maple Run/ Walk," spring craft show, more. Admission $8 for adults, $4 for kids 12 and under.
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