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This Week in Entertainment

Wednesday, Aug. 22


• "Orchard Adventures": 7 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Youth theater camp members present this children's play written by Detroit Lakes native Carol Anne Hough. Free admission. Info: 218-844-7469.


• Northern Lights Ballroom Dance Club: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., Fargo. A 30-minute lesson followed by open dancing, practice and pizza, all included with admission price of $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers; all ages welcome. Info: 701-293-8306.


• Dirty Word: 9 p.m., JT Cigarro, 4554 7th Ave. South, Fargo. Back to school party featuring Cassie Mae; admission $5. Info: 701-277-0711.


• Open Mic Night: 8 to 9:30 p.m., Courtney's Comedy Club, 600 30th Ave. S., Moorhead. Sign-up starts at 7:15 p.m.; free admission. Info: 701-287-7100.

Thursday, Aug. 23


• Summer Thursday Live at the Lodge: 5 to 8 p.m., Lodge on the Lake, 1200 East Shore Dr., Detroit Lakes. Featuring pianist Mary Marshall and saxophone player Russ Peterson. Open to the public and hotel guests; no cover charge. Info: 218-847-8439.

• Tom Carvell with Jim & Jeremy: 6:30 p.m., Maxwells, 1380 9th St. E., West Fargo. Jazz music; no cover charge. Info: 701-277-9463.

• T-Roy Anderson: 7 to 9 p.m., Uncorked, 12 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-356-4014.

• Duelling Artists: 9 p.m., JT Cigarro, 4554 7th Ave. South, Fargo. Admission $5. Info: 701-356-4014.

• Stone Iris: 9 p.m., Nestor Tavern, 1001 NP Ave., Fargo. Blues, rock, reggae music; cover charge $5.

• The Move Groovement: 9 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Six-piece band made up of Fargo-Moorhead musicians and special guests.. Info: 701-356-5227.


• Kids Day at the Museum: 1 and 2 p.m., Becker County Museum, 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Today's theme is "With Chain & Compass: Surveying." Free admission; intended for kids ages 5-8. Adults are asked to accompany their children throughout this learning and play time. Info: 218-847-2938 or

• Wildlife Excursion: 10 a.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide; search for wildlife and learn about the natural and cultural history of Tamarac; meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area. Info: 218-847-2641.

Friday, Aug. 24


• The Whaleshark: 9:30 p.m., Zorbaz, Detroit Lakes. Erik Pietsch performs Hawaiian music in unique style; kickoff event for the annual Boats & Bars fundraiser is hosted by the Lakes Area Parrot Heads.

• Creedence Clearwater Revisited: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Rd., Mahnomen. Five-piece band including two original members of Creedence Clearwater Revival performs the Hall of Fame band's biggest hits. Tickets start at $20. Info: 800-313-7469.

• John Wayne & the Pain: 8:30 p.m., Usher's House, 700 1st Ave. N., Moorhead. Admission $10. Info: 218-287-0080.

• Damned By Design: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. With Anomic, Chaos in Question and Go Murphy; no cover. Info: 218-287-0100.


• Firefighters Dance: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., The Pavilion, Detroit Lakes. Featuring music by The Roosters. Tickets are $5, and may be purchased from DL firefighters or at the door.


• Movie on the Lawn: 7 p.m., Rasmussen College, 4012 19th Ave. S., Fargo. Screening of "Rio" is free and open to the public; bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating. Info: 218-304-6245.

Saturday, Aug. 25


• Boats & Bars VII: 10 a.m. to midnight, Detroit Lakes. Habitat for Humanity fundraiser hosted by the Lakes Area Parrot Heads. Performers include Denny Craswell at Zorbaz, 11 a.m.; Island Time at the sandbar between Big and Little Detroit Lakes, noon to 3 p.m.; Hardwood Groove Duo, 3 to 4 p.m., The Bridge Marina; Island Time, Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill; Heavy is the Head, 9:30 p.m., Zorbaz. Tickets are $15.

• Sex Knuckle: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Cover charge $3. Info: 218-287-0100.

• Luke Hranicka: 9 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Playing his original music and well-known tunes; no cover charge. Info: 701-356-5227.


• Island Park Arts & Crafts Show: 10 a.m., Island Park, 302 7th St. S., Fargo. Shop in the shade for many unique items, also food and a wide variety of music. Info: 701-499-7788.


• Jasper's Theatre: 7 to 9:15 p.m., Jasper's Theatre, Highway 34 East, Park Rapids. Music, magic and comedy family show; call for ticket prices. Info: 218-237-4333.


• Muscatell Ojibwe Forests Rally: 12 p.m., Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes. Car show from noon to 2 p.m., followed by the start of the 30th annual rally at the Holiday Inn. Competitors reach speeds of well over 100 mph in modified street cars on natural-terrain courses consisting of gravel, dirt or snow. Spectator areas for the rally are posted online at the website,

• Red River Valley Tractor Pull: 5 p.m., Becker County Fairgrounds, Detroit Lakes. "Thunder in DL" features modified trucks and tractors. Info: Gene Brend, 218-841-4141.

Sunday, Aug. 26


• Bruce Neumann & Tiki D: 2 to 6 p.m., Lakeside Tavern, Detroit Lakes. Music with Gulf Cast Groove: vocals, guitar, bass drum, ukulele, etc. Info: 218-847-1891.

• Myron Sommerfeld & the Music of the Stars Orchestra: 4 to 8 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom, Glenwood. Big band music. Info: 320-762-0441.

• Idlewheel featuring Jack Sundrud & Greg Bickhardt: 8 p.m., Studio 222 at 222 Broadway, Fargo. Poco guitarist Sundrud brings it all home with performing partner, guitarist Bickhardt. Tickets $20. Info: 866-300-8300.

• Bubonic Bear & Heavy Medical: 6 p.m., New Direction, 14 Roberts St., Fargo. Also Ceiling Walker and a local band to be announced; all ages show. Tickets $6. Info: 701-552-1671.


• Island Park Arts & Crafts Show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Island Park, 302 7th St. S., Fargo. See Saturday's listing for details.


• Beginning Birding: 2 to 4 p.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Discover the world of birding.  Meet at the Balsam Lake Overlook on County Highway 26. Free admission. Info: 218-847-2641.


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