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Thursday, February 3


• Dulcimer Jam: 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 885 Pembina Trail, Detroit Lakes.

• Midwinter Piano Festival: 7:30 p.m., Christiansen Recital Hall, Concordia College, Moorhead. Free admission. Info: 218-299-4414.

• "The Night the Music Died": 7:30 p.m., Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Tribute concert features Jeff Boxell as Buddy Holly, Wayne Luchau as Ritchie Valens and Roy Orbison, and Dick Dunkirk as The Big Bopper; they will be accompanied by The Shadows and The Silver Strings. Tickets are $23 in advance, $25 at the door; all seats reserved. Info: 701-231-7969.

• Tri-College Jazz Combos: 7:30 p.m., Hansen Theatre, Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Music students from MSUM, North Dakota State University and Concordia College perform together. Free admission. Info: 218-477-2102.

• Jazz Night at Basie's: 9 p.m., Basie's at the Ramada Plaza and Suites, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo. Performance features Kathie Brekke & the 42nd Street Jazz Band.


• "The Underpants": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. Scandal erupts when a respectable lady's undergarments accidentally fall down during a parade for the king, a hilarious farce that examines our society's fascination with fame and obsession with sex. Tickets $12-$15; group rates are available. For opening weekend only, students who wear underwear on the outside of their clothing will get two-for-one-tickets, also prizes for the most outrageous underwear. Info: 701-729-8880.


• Centennial Scholar Series: 7 p.m., Birkeland Alumni Lounge, Concordia College, Moorhead. Presentation on "Aural Skills: New Strategies and Outcomes for Integrated Musicianship" by Jeffrey Meyer, Peter Graff and Joseph Trucano. Info: 218-299-3257.

Friday, February 4


• Three Dog Night: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Rd., Mahnomen. Sold-out show by classic American rock band of the late 1960s and 70s. Info: 800-313-7469 or

• Midwinter Piano Festival: 7:30 p.m., Christiansen Recital Hall, Concordia College, Moorhead. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "The Night the Music Died": 7:30 p.m., Empire Theatre, Grand Forks. See Thursday's listing for details. Info: 701-777-4090.


• Prairie Promenaders Square Dancing: 7:30 p.m., Madison Elementary School, 1040 29th St. N., Fargo. Myron Hollatz is the caller.

• Frozen Fantasy: 7 to 9:30 p.m., Doublewood Inn, 3333 13th Ave. S., Fargo. A semi-formal dance for the whole family. Tickets are $8 for adults $4 for ages 3-18 and free for those age 2 and under. Info: 701-241-8160.


• "The Underpants": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.


• Monster Jam: 7:30 p.m., Fargodome, 1800 N. University Dr., Fargo. A high-powered and action-packed battle with side-by-side racing and freestyling with trucks including Grave Digger, El Toro Loco, Monster Mutt, Nitro Circus, Bounty Hunter, Iron Outlaw, Iron Warrior and Black Stallion. Tickets $11-$43. Info: 800-745-3000.

Saturday, Feb. 5


• One Lunger 100: 11 a.m., Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. Participants must race their vintage snowmobiles for a grueling 100 miles to claim the title in the vintage or relic category. Hosted by the Long Lake Vintage Snowmobile Racing Association. Info: Pete, 763-286-3283 or Carrie, 621-282-6246.

• Midnight Riders Old Timers Classic Snowmobile Run: 10 a.m., Lake Park Liquor Store, Lake Park. Trophies awarded for vintage snowmobiles in 20 categories; a variety of prizes will also be given in drawings at each of the eight scheduled stops on the 40-mile run, which gets underway at 10:30 a.m. Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m. Info: Bud Hovelson, 218-532-7255.

• Snowshoe Hike: 1 p.m., North Country Scenic Trail. Meet at Hubbard Coounty Road 4 at Halvorson Forest Road, 3 miles south of Lake George. Hikers should dress in layers appropriate for the weather and carry water and trail snacks. Children are welcome, but must be with a responsible adult. Snowshoe rental: $6/pair at Jacob Brower Center or R & R Rental, Park Rapids: $6 per day. Carpool from Park Rapids ACE Hardware at 12:30 p.m. Info: Florence Hedeen at 218-732-9226 or


• Davina & the Vagabonds: 7:30 p.m., Top Hat Theatre, Ulen-Hitterdal School, Ulen. Minneapolis-based band performs New Orleans jazz with a touch of the blues. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students. Info: 218-596-8853.

• Midwinter Piano Festival: 2 p.m., Christiansen Recital Hall, Concordia College, Moorhead. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "The Night the Music Died": 7 p.m., Fergus Theatre, Fergus Falls. See Thursday's listing for details. Info: 218-998-2787.

• MSUM Faculty Recital: 7:30 p.m., Glasrud Auditorium Weld Hall, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. "Night," a voice recital and multimedia presentation of music, poetry, film, theater and astronomical imagery by MSUM voice instructor Jenny Dufault. Free admission. Info: 218-477-2102.


• Old Time Barn Dance: 7 to 9 p.m., Robert Johnson Activity Cener, 1104 2nd Ave. S., Fargo. All ages, no dance experience required. All dances will be taught. Caller and live music provided by the Ogg Creek String Band.

• Circle 8 Plus Square Dancing: 7:30 p.m., Glyndon Community Center. Caller is Jim Kooyer.


• "The Underpants": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.


• ArtQuest-Go Go Gadget Printmaking: 10 a.m. to noon, Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo. In honor of the Vermillion Prints Collection exhibition and printmakers everywhere; stamp out a unique abstract design using nuts, bolts and other oddities. Free admission; pre-registration required. Info: 701-232-3821.

• Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo. In conjunction with the Vermillion Editions exhibit, gallery talk with John Volk and students, plus a print studio demonstration with Volk and photographer Wayne Gudmondson showing their experimentation with new print techniques. Appetizers and cash bar available. Free for museum members, $10 for nonmembers. Info: 701-232-3821.

• Home Is Where The Art Is: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Spirit Room, 111 Broadway, Fargo. View and bid on art created by local artists utilizing Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity ReStore materials. Pieces will be audtioned, with all proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity; wine tasting and appetizers also available. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and can be purchased at, at the Lake Agassiz Habitat office or at the Spirit Room. Must be 21 or older to attend. Info: 218-284-5253.


• Nordic Gala: 6 to 10 p.m., Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead. Wine tasting, Finnish tango band, Scandinavian buffet, silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival. Tickets available at,, Sons of Norway and Stabo.


• Fargo-Moorhead Roller Derby Girls: 7 p.m., Civic Auditorium, 207 4th St. N., Fargo. Admission $12 for adults, $7 for children 5 and up; free for children under five, but they must have a ticket for admission.

• Monster Jam: 2 and 7:30 p.m., Fargodome, 1800 N. University Dr., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.

• Candlelight Cross Country Skiing: 6 to 8:30 p.m., MSUM Regional Science Center, Buffalo River State Park near Glyndon. Weather permitting, hot beverages and a fire will be provided. A Minnesota ski pass is required for admission. Info: 218-477-2904.

• History Lecture Series: 2 p.m., Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave., Moorhead. Terry Shoptaugh, professor of history and archivist at Minnesota State University Moorhead, will discuss German-Jewish Immigration as well as his book, You Have Been Kind Enough to Assist Me: Herman Stern and the Jewish Refugee Crisis. The presentation is free, but there is an admission charge to view the exhibits. Info: 218-299-5511.


• "The Case of the Disappearing Planet": 2 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Join Detective Skye Watcher as she unravels the mystery of what happened to the planet Pluto. Admission $1.50-$3. Info: 218-477-2920.


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