This Week in Entertainment
Wednesday, Jan. 30
Ballroom Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., Fargo. A 30-minute cha-cha 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., 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, Jan. 31
"Winter Tales": 7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Show presented by the James Sewell Ballet of Minneapolis, featuring a "zombie ballet" choreographed by James Sewell, "Grave Matters," with guest dancers from Frazee's Northern Lights Academy. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. Info: 218-844-7469 or dlccc.org.
"Aldo Leopold-A Standard of Change": 7 p.m., Kiehle Auditorium, University of Minnesota, Crookston. Storyteller Jim Pfitzer will bring the influential author, conservationist, forester, philosopher, educator, writer and outdoor enthusiast to life in this one-man play; free and open to the public. Info: 218-281-8432.
"The Night the Music Died": 7:30 p.m., Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Presented by The Shadows tribute band, featuring Jeff Boxell as Buddy Holly, Wayne Luchau as Ray Orbison, Dick Dunkirk as Bobby Vee and Wayne Luchau as Gene Pitney, plus Symphony Strings and tributes to Richie Valens and the Big Bopper. Tickets $23 in advance, $25 at the door. Info: 701-239-7969.
Daniel Bernard Romaine with DJ Scientific: 7:30 p.m., Gaede Stage, Roland Dille Center for the Artsm Minnesota State University, Moorhead. A fusion of classical music, hip-hop, concert violin and progressive electronic beats; this event features DBR on a six-string amplified violin accompanied by DJ Scientific, who beatboxes on the mic, spins and scratches away at two turntables and an Apple laptop. Admission $28 for adults, $24 for seniors, MSUM faculty/staff and $12 for students. Info: 218-477-2271.
Mid-Winter Piano Festival: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Christiansen Hall, Concordia College, 901 8th St. S., Moorhead. Acclaimed classical pianist Gila Goldstein will perform works by Bach, Chopin, Liszt and Ginastera.
Tom Carvell with Jim & Jeremy: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Maxwells, 1380 9th St. E., West Fargo. Jazz music; no cover charge. Info: 701-277-9463.
Brother Owl & Rachael Jane: 7:30 p.m., Studio 222 at 222 Broadway, Fargo.
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.
Friday, Feb. 1
Dan Brekke Band: 7 p.m., Basie's at the Ramada, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo. No cover charge.
MSUM Faculty Recital: 7:30 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 705 5th St. S., Fargo. Daniel A. Mahraun, baritone; violinists Jane Linde Capistran and Jennifer Tackling; violist Giulia Emirio; cellist Greg Hamilton; oboist Yi-Ping Christina Chen-Beyers; and pianist Susan Nagel performing J.S. Bach Cantata No. 82, Vaughan Williams' setting of Rossetti sonnets, Willowwood, and settings of Shakespeare in translation. Free admission. Info: 218-477-2966.
Beyond Blue: 7:30 to 10 p.m., The Winery, 1404 33rd St. S., Fargo. Bluegrass, country and gospel music.
The Roosters: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Info: 218-287-0100.
O'Fosho: 9 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Rock music; no cover charge. Info: 701-356-5227.
Twice As Hard: 9 p.m., Speck's Bar, 2611 Main Ave., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-232-0202.
Miss Chevious: 9 p.m., Rick's Bar, 2721 Main Ave., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-232-8356.
C.O.D.: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-235-8243.
Tripwire: 9:30 p.m., Spirits Lounge, Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave S., Fargo. Rock music; no cover charge.
"Rumors": 7:30 p.m., The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. The confusion , miscommunications and classic farcical hilarity mount in this play by Neil Simon. Info: 701-235-6778.
Friday Night Comedy: 8 and 10:30 p.m., Courtney's Comedy Club, 600 30th Ave. S., Moorhead. Cover charge $10. Info: 218-287-7100.
Saturday, Feb. 2
Alison Scott & Kevin Bowe: 7:30 p.m., Top Hat Theatre, Ulen-Hitterdal School, 27 2nd St. NW, Ulen. Minnesota musicians sing and perform original music. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students. Info: 218-596-8853.
NDSU Jazz Festival: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo. With international performers Kristin Korb, Rex Richardson and the NDSU Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for students and seniors. Info: 701-231-7969.
Orchestra Spotlight Concert: 7:30 to 9 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, Concordia College, 12th Avenue South, Moorhead. Featuring the Concordia Orchestra; free and open to the public. Info: 218-299-4366.
Back For More: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Info: 218-287-0100.
O'Fosho: 9 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.
Twice As Hard: 9 p.m., Speck's Bar, 2611 Main Ave., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.
Miss Chevious: 9 p.m., Rick's Bar, 2721 Main Ave., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.
C.O.D.: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.
Tripwire: 9:30 p.m., Spirits Lounge, Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave S., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.
Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome: 10 p.m., The Aquarium, 226 Broadway (upstairs), Fargo. No cover charge.
Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance: 6 to 9 p.m., Sheyenne 9th Grade Center, 800 40th Ave. E., West Fargo. For girls age 4-12 and their dad, favorite uncle or grandfather, free photos, grand march, refreshments. Tickets are $20, with $10 for each additional daughter; to register visit www.wfparks.org or call 701-433-5360.
Frozen Fantasy Dance: 7 to 9:30 p.m., Doublewood Inn, 3333 13th Ave. S., Fargo. Semi-formal dance for families; tickets available Jan. 8 at the RDJ Rec Center, 1104 2nd Ave. S., Fargo. Admission $8 for adults, $4 for ages 3-14, free for ages 2 and under. Info: 701-449-7788.
"Rumors": 7:30 p.m., The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.
Midnite Riders Classic Old Timers Snowmobile Run & Swap Meet: 10 a.m., Municipal Liquor Store, Lake Park. Registration starts at 8 a.m.; trophies awarded at 10 a.m.; driver meeting at 10:15 a.m.; ride starts at 10:30 a.m. Participants will travel a 39-mile loop, making stops at nine different locations before returning to the liquor store. Over $5,000 in prizes and 19 trophy classes. Info: Tom Holmes, 218-532-7734 or midniteriders.com.
"Larry Cat in Space": 11 a.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Playful, imaginative cartoon about an inquisitive cat who takes a trip to the moon; admission is $5, $2.50 for children 12 and younger, seniors and Tri-College students. Info: 218-477-2920.
Punk Archaeology: 7 p.m., Side Street Grill & Pub, 301 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Hosted by UND history professor William Caraher and NDSU grad student Aaron Barth, featuring short statements, stories and vignettes that capture and consider what Punk Archaeology really means. The audience invited to respond and all statements will be recorded. Punk bands will also play, including June Panic. Andrew Reinhard, What Kingswood Needs and Les Dirty Frenchmen. Free and open to the public.
Home Is Where The Art Is: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Spirit Room, 111 Broadway, Fargo. Wine and appetizers served, for ages 21 and up only. Proceeds benefit the Habitat ReStore in Moorhead. Tickets are $15 in advance at the Spirit Room, Habitat ReStore or online at lakeagassizhabitat.org; or $20 day of event. Info: 218-284-5253.
Candle Lit Ski, Snowshoe, Hike: 6 p.m., Buffalo River State Park, Glyndon. The 1.5 mile long trail is illuminated by candles and luminaries, suitable for all ages; free event but Minnesota state park permit required ($5 for one day or $25 year round); call for equipment rental information. Info: 218-498-2124.
Saturday Night Comedy: 8 and 10:30 p.m., Courtney's Comedy Club, 600 30th Ave. S., Moorhead. Cover charge $10. Info: 218-287-7100.
Sunday, Feb. 3
"Rumors": 2 p.m., The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.
Snowshoe Science Adventure: 2 p.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Explore the science of winter and turn Tamarac wildlife and plant sightings into a documented observation; limited child and adult snowshoes available to loan. Info: 218-847-2641.
"Larry Cat in Space": 2 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See Saturday's listing for details.
Constellations of the Red River Skies: 3:30 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Discover the night sky of mid-northern latitudes, look at how the Earth's motions affect what you see in the night sky and how constellations move differently at various Earth locations; admission $20-$25. Info: 218-284-3400.
Men's Flat Track Roller Derby: 6 p.m., Skateland, 3302 Interstate Blvd., Fargo. Quad Brawlers vs. Hipcheck Murphys; admission $10 for adults, $5 for kids age 6-12, free for kids age 5 and under.
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