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​Fargo SantaCon for Charity

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 6th, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 1pm 

Fargo VFW, 202 Broadway N (behind Toscana) 

There is no admission fee, you are just asked to bring something for the Gladys Ray shelter, whose volunteers will take free-will donations. U.S. Bank Plaza group photo, hourly visits to downtown businesses, Pickled Parrot prize giveaway at 7:30pm. 701-235-8243

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​Downtown Sound at Dempsey’s

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 6th, 2017

Friday, December 8, 10pm-1:30am 

Dempsey’s, 226 Broadway, Downtown 

An under-appreciated local cover band who play every conceivable kind of music. We like everything about them, including the way they dress. Do they take requests? We’re shy about that and never have asked them. You do it for us. 701-235-5913

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​Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash: A Million Dollar Christmas

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 6th, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 8pm

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N, Downtown

Pays tribute and celebrates legendary Sun Records recording artists Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis & Johnny Cash. A full catalogue of classic rock n’ roll hits, plus a special selection of holiday tunes, all done up in rockabilly style. 701-239-8385

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​Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 26th, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 7-9pm

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N, Downtown

National tour: 60-foot growing Christmas Tree, 7 Russian heritage backdrops, 10-foot tall puppets, 40 dancers from all major Russian companies; and 100 costumes, hand-made in Russia at a 300-year-old theatrical shop that also builds for La Scala. 701-239-8385

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​The Last, Last Call

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 25th, 2017

Sunday, November 26, 5:30-12am

The Nestor Tavern, 1001 NP Ave. N

After satiating the thirst of the Fargo/Moorhead community for over 100 years--47 at the current location, bid adieu to a downtown fixture, and celebrate in style. Drinks and memories a-plenty, friends, potluck, jam session, music featuring members of Rev’s, Sky Bodeen, Old Dog New Trick, and more!

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​Late Night Craft Party

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 9th, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 7-9pm

Unglued, 408 Broadway N, Fargo

Proof Artisan Distillers and Unglued present a craft party with four distinct projects and help from artists Ashley from AENDEE and Nicole Rae, not to mention a special cocktail and dessert, concocted especially for the Craft Party. Further information, 701-205-1597

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​Funny Fargo People

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 9th, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 8-10pm

Old Broadway, 22 Broadway N, Fargo

We could use a few laughs on Wednesday night, and maybe you could too. Long-form improvisation with Krissy Skajewski, Topher Williams, Reid Strand, Ben Baukol, Michelle Pearson, Rachel Geinert, and W. C. Lies (his name, really). 701-237-6161

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​Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 9th, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 10:45am-1:30pm

Kringen Lodge 25 Sons of Norway, 722 7th Ave N, Fargo

Uffda! If you haven’t checked out the Sons of Norway--this would be the time to do so. Great food, great company, $16 adults/$8 ages 6-12

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​Native American Juried Arts and Crafts Festival

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 9th, 2017


Saturday, November 11, 11am-4pm

Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave N, Fargo

Showcases Native American artists from all over the Upper Midwest in a juried competition. Unique handmade gifts in time for Christmas. All ages welcome; an adult must accompany children age 9 and younger. Free, open to the public. 701-476-4076

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​Max Johnk Quartet

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 9th, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 8-11pm

HoDo Lounge, 101 Broadway N, Fargo

Jazz with two horns, a bass and drums. “Chamber music discipline,” but “joyous,” say the reviews. We would add “originality,” and that when they jam, it works. Something worth hearing and hanging out at the HoDo, our idea of a night out. 701-478-8888

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​The other shoe

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