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George Pfeifer: 50 Years at the Rourke

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 20th, 2015

Sunday, Nov. 22, 1-5 p.m.

The Rourke Art Gallery Museum, 521 Main Ave., Moorhead

This exhibition features Pfeifer’s most recent oil paintings and watercolors in addition to a retrospective displaying his growth as an artist over the years, beginning with his first painting as a student artist at the Rourke in 1963. The display will demonstrate the different styles he’s adopted over the years, such as expressionist painting, pop-influenced screen printing, hard-edge painting and…

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Native American Juried Arts & Crafts Festival

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 20th, 2015

Saturday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Plains Art Museum, 704 First Avenue N., Fargo

Fargo Daughters of the Earth and Plains Art Museum are joining together to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. The festival will showcase Native American artists from the Dakotas, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Creative Screen Printing

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 20th, 2015

Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pears, 650 N.P. Ave. N., Fargo

Printmaking Education and Research Studio presents a one-day workshop covering screen printing basics with demonstrations of techniques that help creative image building. Participants are asked to bring a black and white drawing or photo they’ve done, while other materials are provided. The cost is $40 and all levels of experience are welcome.

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The Waffle Room

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 20th, 2015

Nov. 21 and 22, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

119 Fifth St. N., Fargo

Folkways presents a two-day waffle pop-up cafe with the intent to demonstrate the demand for great brunches while detailing the process involved in opening a Fargo restaurant. Folkways is a social venture seeking to connect the community through culture.

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Charlie Parr with Mark Reitan

by Diane Miller | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 19th, 2015

Friday, Nov. 20, 10 p.m.

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

Duluth roots musician Charlie Parr grew up listening to Lightnin’ Hopkins, Dock Boggs and Leadbelly, so it should come as no surprise that his instruments of choice are a banjo, a 12-string and a Resonator. Yet, his inspiration comes not only from old roots musicians, but from the alternately fertile and frozen soil of Minnesota. Opening is Mark Reitan of Boots and Johnson Family Band with his new solo…

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Kevin Hart: What Now? Tour

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 19th, 2015

Friday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m.

Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive

Comedy star Kevin Hart will bring his stand-up to Fargo on his third comedy tour. Hart’s award-winning career has seen him star in the films “Ride Along” opposite Ice Cube, “Get Hard” with Will Ferrell, and “The Wedding Ringer.” He also stars and executive produces “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” a reality TV parody show on BET. Next year, Hart will star in a sequel to “Ride Along.” Recommended for mature…

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Centennial Scholars Lecture on Findings from Archaeological Site Excavated by Concordia

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 12th, 2015

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

Knutson Campus Center, Concordia College, 901 8th St. S., Moorhead

C. McKenzie Lewis, assistant professor of classical studies, will present a lecture titled “Analysis and Database of the 1989-1994 Excavation Materials from the Villa del Vergigno, Montelupo Fiorentino, Tuscany” in the Morrie Jones Conference Center. Lewis, along with students Noah Dovre and Morgan Hinton, will present research performed on over 10,000 artifacts from a first century B.C. Roman…

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Joel Hegerle Artist Reception

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 12th, 2015

Monday, Nov. 16, 5-7 p.m.

The Hotel Donaldson, 101 Broadway, Fargo

Fargo resident Joel Hegerle will present his artwork at the Hotel Donaldson Restaurant. Hegerle, who’s worked as a neon artist and spent 22 years in the printing industry, says the goal of his work is to make the people smile or laugh. The reception will have art for sale and offer refreshments.

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Human Rights: State of the State

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 12th, 2015

Saturday, Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dakota Medical Foundation, 4141 28th Ave. S. Fargo

$30 admission (includes breakfast and lunch)

North Dakota Human Rights Coalition is hosting its sixth annual Human Rights Summit, with a theme titled “Human Rights: State of the State.” The event features round table discussions on advancing human rights issues in North Dakota. This year’s Arc of Justice awards will be presented to Karen Stoker, owner of Hotel Donaldson, and the Fargo Native…

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Stardeath and White Dwarfs

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 12th, 2015

Saturday, Nov. 14, 10 p.m.

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

The four-piece psychedelic rock band from Norman, Okla., released their first album, “The Birth,” on Warner Bros. Records in 2009. They’ve toured with Band of Horses, Tame Impala and The Flaming Lips, collaborating with the latter on a studio recording where they covered Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” in its’ entirety. The band released their latest album “Wastoid” this summer.

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