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Just Eat It: Documentary Screening

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 18th, 2016

Monday, May 23, 7-8:15 p.m.

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N, Fargo 

“Filmmakers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste, from farm through retail all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year, they pledged to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away.” 

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​Unknown Mortal Orchestra

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 18th, 2016

Friday, May 20, 7 p.m.

The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs), 226 Broadway Upstairs

Major songwriting talent, many awards, world tour, be there or regret it ever after --They’ll go back to New Zealand and won’t come back for a long time. Many sold-out dates, still some tickets left as we go to press. 

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​Vegan Lunch at the Toasted Frog

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 18th, 2016

Friday, May 20, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Toasted Frog, 305 Broadway North, Fargo

A one-time-only affair, open to all (21+). Chef Steven Schulz will be serving 2 different lunch choices, both Vegan. Both plates will be available for just $10. Choose Plate 1, roasted garlic and jalapeno gazpacho plus spring mix and avocado salad with tequila dressing; or Plate 2, vegan tacos with chipotle and cilantro-steamed rice. We’ll order both. 

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​Red River Watercolor Society: Reception and Awards

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 18th, 2016

Thursday, May 19 6-8:30 p.m.

Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave N, Fargo

The 23rd Annual National Watermedia exhibition includes a range of artistic expression from abstraction to realism. This exhibition is brought to you thanks to the work of many, including Fargo artists Karen Bakke and Diane Harrison. 

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​The Sixties Sensation

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 18th, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 5 p.m.

Bluestem Amphitheatre, 801 50th Ave SW, Moorhead

The Sixties Sensation, starring the original Herman, Peter Noone; including the best Beatles tribute band The Fab Four; and the Lovin’ Spoonful including two original members and one who joined two years later.

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​Rob Zombie with Monster Truck

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 11th, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 8 p.m.

Fargo Civic Center, 207 Fourth St. N.

Fresh off the release of his sixth album, celebrated horror musician and filmmaker will be bringing classics “Living Dead Girl,” “Dragula” and “Superbeast” to Fargo. Rob Zombie has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and has been one of few musicians to have a successful film career, with popular films such as “House of 1,000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s Rejects” and “Halloween.” His new album “The…

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​Fargo Spring Wing Fling

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 11th, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 12-10 p.m.

North Dakota Horse Park, 5180 19th Ave. N.

Eight Fargo-Moorhead bars and restaurants will compete against each other for the best chicken wing sauce in the area. In addition, the event will offer live entertainment, kids games, contests and more. There will be two sessions for the event, with the first running from 12-4 p.m. and the second from 6-10 p.m., and Shotgun Sally’s will provide alcoholic beverages for those aged 21 and older. Tickets for the event…

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​Fargo-Moorhead Crossroads Powwow

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 11th, 2016

Friday, May 13, to Sunday, May 15

Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S.

To showcase the rich Native American culture of the many tribes in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, community leaders have organized the first contest powwow. As many as 1,000 dancers are expected to perform over this three-day event that will not only promote cultural awareness, but give the public a chance to see and hear different styles of music and dance from the region’s many tribes. Information about…

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​Silver Follies: The Great Ghost Chase

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 11th, 2016

Thursday, May 12, to Sunday, May 15

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

When an earthquake frees a poltergeist at Dr. Horace Roy’s institution for excessively nervous people, the Ghostchasers are called to clean up the mess. On top of the ghost problem, patients have locked up the staff and no one knows who is a patient and who isn’t. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets are available at fmct.org.

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Corks and Canvas: Art and Wine Walk 2016

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 11th, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 5-9 p.m.

Downtown Fargo

This summer’s art and wine walk series begins Thursday. The event offers the community a chance to wander through downtown Fargo and sample wine while checking out live artists. Wristbands are available for $20 and can be purchased at participating businesses. The series will continue on specific Thursdays each month through September.

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