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Sub:Culture 99 Radio Free Fargo Friday Night Freq takeover

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 18th, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 9pm-howling

The Aquarium, 226 Broadway, Fargo

You may have heard their sick beats on 95.9 lpfm on Friday's from 5pm-midnight. Now you can dance your pants off in the presence of the minds behind ”The Riverside Redux,””The Weekly Rinse,” “This is Sugar” hosted by Josh aka DJ KLMNOP, “Dubnown” hosted by Kid-0 and Wissota, and “Bass Sick Beats” hosted by Star IV.


​Theatre NDSU presents: Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 18th, 2018

April 20, 21 and the 26-28

Askanase Hall at NDSU located at the corner of 12th Avenue North and Albrecht Blvd

Based on the book by Barbara Park,, it’s the holiday season and Junie B. is gearing up for the class gift exchange. It’s all fun and games until her tattle-tale nemesis May gets in the way. In teaching her a lesson Junie B Jones learns a lesson herself.. What is it? See for yourself and maybe we’ll all learn a little something.


​Bookbinding workshop

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 18th, 2018

April 21-22, 1pm-5pm

Center for creativity at Plains Art Museum, 720 1st Ave. N, Fargo

This single weekend workshop walks participants through two different book binding processes. The pamphlet stitch and Japanese stab binding. Learn the basics and build from there! Participants will create their own soft bound journal.


​Back in Bloom: A welcome back show

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 18th, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 9pm

The Sanctuary Bar and Bistro, 9816 21st St. N, Moorhead

Who’s onboard for a bit of the ‘ol razzle dazzle? Bad Weather Burlesque is back after a hiatus and ready to shake rattle, roll. Gear up for a night of burlesque, belly dance, and comedy.


​Red River Spring Market

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 18th, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 10am-2pm

Prairie Roots Food Co-op, 1213 NP Ave Fargo

This outdoor event will feature the Red River Market vendors you know and love. Something for everyone whether you’re looking to fill your pantry, household, belly or soul. Live music, food, art, and plenty of parking.


ASAH 10 Year Anniversary

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 18th, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 5-7pm

Radisson Hotel, 201 5th St S, Fargo

An evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres celebrating 10 years of African Soul American Heart. ASAH just won a Spark Plug award from Giving Hearts Day for earning more than $30,000 in donations in less than 24 hours during Giving Hearts Day.


​Wine not Wednesday: Wine club April 2018

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 11th, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 5-7pm

Luna Fargo, 1545 University Drive, Fargo

Karen Harrington of Southern Glazer Wine and Spirits is bringing 6 wines to sample and paired with the finest of cheeses. There will also be an interactive chat about wine and cheese from 5:30-6:30pm. Special pricing for featured wines will be offered by Bernie's Wines and Liquors the night of the event. 


​Silver Follies 2018 auditions

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 11th, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 5-8pm

FMCT, 433 4th St S, Fargo

“Featuring performers aged 55+, Silver Follies demonstrates that performing is not only for the young, but also the young at heart.”Directed by Bill Lucas, this year’s Follies theme is Music & Mayhem. It will include musical numbers, dance, and a short, scripted play-within-a-play whodunit entitled “A Murdered Mystery.” 


​FMVA Big Art Show: Opening Reception

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 11th, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 5-8pm

Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N, Moorhead

Those Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA) are at it again! Featuring the work of area educators, established and emerging artists. This annual interdisciplinary group exhibition is not to be missed. 


​Nathan Pitcher at Junkyard Brewing Company

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 11th, 2018

Friday, April 13, 9-11pm

Junkyard Brewing Company, 1416 1st Avenue N, Moorhead

You may have heard his folk rock Americana stylings with BOOTS but his solo set is not to be missed. Warm up, enjoy the music and wash it down with a delicious beverage. 


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​Best of the Best 2018

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​Civility is for the Birds

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