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​Lunafest

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 30th, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N.

Lunafest is a film festival featuring short films made by women, for women and about women. The festival works to give women an opportunity to tell a story through film, but also as a way of raising money for nonprofits in communities hosting the event and for their main beneficiary, the Breast Cancer Fund. Since forming in 2000, the festival has grown from a single annual event to more than 175 screenings around the U.S. each…

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​FMCT Studio Theatre Presents Speech and Debate by Stephen Karam

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 30th, 2016

Thursday, March 31, to Saturday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.

Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 Fourth St. S.

Stephen Karam’s play “Speech and Debate,” directed by Pennie Fike, follows three teenage misfits from Salem, Ore., who attempt to expose a drama teacher who preys on teen boys. Secrets become currency as stakes rise in this dark comedy with music. Following the Friday show will be a talk-back session which features talk-back mediator Jared Kellerman of NDSU Couple and Family…

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Expire with Knocked Loose and more

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 25th, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 6:30 p.m.

The New Direction, 14 Roberts St. N.

Bridge 9 hardcore act Expire is set to perform almost five years after their first show at The New Direction. Louisville, Ky., hardcore band Knocked Loose will also perform, along with local acts Swing Low, Atrocities and Desire. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. This is an all‐ages event.

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Yearning for the Thaw Opening Reception

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 25th, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 5‐7 p.m.

Plains Art Museum, 704 First Ave. N.

To celebrate the change from winter into spring, Plains Art Museum will display works inspired by the longing for warmth and color during the harsh Upper Midwest winters. This exhibition features new works by artists Catie Miller, Helen Otterson, Kelli Sinner and Brooke Stewart. The exhibit runs until May 28 and is free and open to the public.

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SpringJam 19

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 25th, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 6‐11 p.m.

Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave.

Local rapper J‐Sauce presents the 19th annual SpringJam, a hip hop event featuring regional artists performing live. Artists include Afro Preachah, Excell Bills, Jones, Dyami King, M.I.C., DJ Big O, DJ Donny Dahl, Chef, LAW, Toke and The Pedestrians, J‐Sauce and more. Tickets are $10 but those who bring a canned good will receive $2 off admission. This is an all‐ages event, but there will be a full bar for those 21 and…

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27th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 24th, 2016

27th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza

Friday and Saturday, March 25‐26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm, 1201 28th Ave. N.

This long‐standing annual event allows children to greet the Easter Bunny, dye eggs and create spring crafts. Easter egg hunts will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day. There will also be treats for every child. The admission price is $5 per person, but members and children aged one and younger get in for free.

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D Mills & the Thrills Fifth Anniversary Show

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 24th, 2016

D Mills & the Thrills Fifth Anniversary Show

Friday, March 25, 10 p.m. Sidestreet Grille & Pub, 404 Fourth Ave. N.

D Mills & The Thrills will perform Sidestreet as a celebration of their five years of playing together. The hip‐hop group is a full‐fledged seven‐piece band, complete with guitar, keys, bass and drums. They play original songs in addition to covering artists such as Wu Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest and Rage Against the Machine.

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Tim Ray: Unseen Works Opening Reception

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 24th, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 6‐8 p.m. 

Ecce Art Gallery, 216 Broadway N.

In its third installment, Ecce Art Gallery will present a series of unseen drawings, prints and collage from abstract artist Timothy Ray. Each year the gallery reveals pieces from the late artist honoring Ray’s commitment to the area’s arts culture. Ray taught art at various high schools in Manitoba and at several colleges and universities in the United States, including Minnesota State University Moorhead, where…

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​Fargo‐Moorhead Ballet Spring Ball

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 18th, 2016

F‐M Ballet artistic director Matt Gasper will give a ballroom dance lesson to the public with a special performance of “Sleeping Beauty” by the F‐M Ballet dancers to follow. In addition to food and drinks and music entertainment, there will be a silent auction held to support expenses incurred by F‐M Ballet performances, outreach and educational activities. Tickets for the spring ball are available at tututix.com/client/fmballet for $25. Combo tickets are available for the spring…

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​National Quilting Day

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 18th, 2016

The Quilters’ Guild of America presents Spring Fever Workshop, a workshop designed to celebrate National Quilting Day. The event allows community members to show and tell, see award‐winning quilts and take courses on one of three topics. The courses include miniature‐pieced blocks, strip‐pieced runners or small quilt, and embellished motifs for crazy quilts. The free afternoon event, which begins at 1:45 p.m., features the show and tell and award‐winning quilts. Registration forms are…

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