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​F-M Homeless Memorial March

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 20th, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 6pm

U.S. Bank Plaza, Broadway, Downtown

Let's march together and help the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless honor those who have lost their lives while homeless. Procession leaving U.S. Bank Plaza at 6pm; Memorial Service at 6:30pm at Elim Lutheran Church, 321 9th St N. 651-645-7332

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​Reina del Cid: Album Release Party

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 20th, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 8-11pm

HoDo, 101 Broadway N, 701-478-1000

The talented singer-songwriter and her rock band. Storytelling songs, sophisticated sound with broad appeal, the first event after the Christmas void and no cover. Where did her name come from? Reina del Cid, that was Ximena Díaz, who died 900 years ago. 

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​Flux Pop Up Class

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 20th, 2017

Saturday, December 23, 10:45am

Drekker Brewing Co, 630 1st Ave N Ste 6

Yoga and more than yoga, bulk up and get ripped. Includes a beer or root beer. $5 ticket also accesses food and drink specials. 63 people might be going but the class is limited to 30, and Crossfit Ice House recommends all deliberate speed. 701-540-6808

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​Thriftworks Live

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 20th, 2017

Friday, December 22

The Aquarium, 226 Broadway 2nd floor, Downtown

A big show at The Aquarium, the first time in Fargo for Thriftworks, the electronica producer known for colossal bass notes. Supported by Dakota Faye, Chuck Wayne, and The Human Element. 21+, $15 advance, $18 door. 701-235-5913

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​Comedy Open Mic

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 20th, 2017

Friday, December 22, 7:30-10pm

Fargo Brewing Co, 610 University Dr N

Twenty four comedians and jokers who think they might be comedians get five minutes each to try themselves out before a half-drunk and thus receptive audience. Sign-up sheet available 7:30-8pm. Many unique beers and ales, but of course. 701-478-2337

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End of Darkness Party

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 20th, 2017

Friday, December 22, 5-8pm

Front Street Taproom, 614 Main Ave, Fargo

“There is no free lunch,” authority figures told us. But there is if you can wait till Friday at 5pm. Better yet, FST will open one of their masterpieces, Surly Barrel Aged Darkness 2016, to celebrate the end of the 12 Days of Darkness. 701-566-7226

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Watercolor Winter Landscape

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 20th, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 6pm

Make Room, 17 8th St S, Fargo

The winter landscape makes a perfect subject. Beginners and intermediates are welcome to this class that will walk you through, step-by-step, the creation of a wonderland using watercolor paints and masking fluid. $35, pre-registration required. 701-203-2256

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Good Shepherd Carols & Cocktails

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 13th, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 6-9pm

Sanctuary Events Center, 670 4th Ave N

Get in the Christmas spirit singing your favorite Christmas songs with friends and family. Music provided by the Good Shepherd band (Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd), cash/card full bar. An all-ages event and open to the public. 218-233-4980

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The Lotus Center Fundraiser (Tentative)

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 13th, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 5pm 

Blaze Pizza, 1443 42nd St S, Fargo; 701-552-7226 

Blaze Fast-Fired Pizza is holding a fundraiser in support of The Lotus Center, the addiction resources center and one of the most deserving institutions in the city, at 200 5th St S, Moorhead, 218-284-1800. Online info is sketchy; call ahead and make sure it’s on.

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Heavy Is The Head @ The Sidestreet

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 13th, 2017

Saturday, December 16, 10pm

Sidestreet Grille & Pub, 404 4th Ave N

Every once in awhile, we like to hear Bob Marley songs all night. But that ain’t all, D Mills and Pat Lenertz support HITH. Have you tried Sidestreet? Good, reasonably priced food, long beer list, TV screens, pool tables, ND nicer than nice. 701-271-0092

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​The other shoe

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