Best Bets

Best Bets: July 9 to July 16

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 9th, 2015

BBQ Against Bullying

Fri, July 10, 5:30 p.m - 8 p.m.

Pride Center, 1105 First Ave. S, Fargo

Support five local high school students fighting to stop bullying in a positive way this Friday. For just $5, people can enjoy either a hamburger or hot dog, chips, pop and an ice cream treat. The Fargo North High youths are raising money to fund their trip to Los Angeles to attend the award ceremony as finalists for their anti-bullying video, "Paper Hearts." The Great American NO BULL Challenge…

Read more...


Best Bets: July 2 to July 9

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 1st, 2015

Screaming For Silence, Fifth Hour and Nine Eyes

Fri, July 3, 9 p.m.

The Garage Bar, 3108 Ninth St S, Moorhead

Celebrate the eve of Independence Day with some hardcore rock ‘n’ roll. The headlining act Screaming For Silence is based out of Omaha and have a very approachable metal sound. Supporting acts include Fifth Hour and local band Nine Eyes. Tickets are $5 in advance (available at The Garage Bar) or $7 at the door. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Old-Fashioned Community Fourth of…

Read more...


Best Bets: June 25 to July 2

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 24th, 2015

Photo by Carina Gonzalez-Dumarce Straw Hat Players present “Cats”

Thurs to Sat, June 25 to 27, 7:30 p.m.

Hansen Theatre, MSUM

MSUM’s summer theater troupe will perform one of the world’s most famous musicals, “Cats,” for its final performance of the year. This Andrew Lloyd Webber play is based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats and is known for songs such as “Memory” and “Mr. Mistoffelees.” Advance tickets can be purchased at mnstate.edu/strawhat.com

PHOTO CREDIT: Carina…

Read more...


Best Bets: June 18 to June 25

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 17th, 2015

Esperanza Spalding

Sat, June 20, 8 p.m.

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo

One of the most critically acclaimed jazz musicians of the last decade, Esperanza Spalding brings her double bass stylings to the Fargo Theatre on Saturday. She won a Grammy for Best New Artist in 2011, becoming the first jazz musician ever to do so. Spalding’s sound mixes everything from jazz to hip-hop to world music that makes it appealing to more than just jazz fans. Her musicianship is a must-see live and in…

Read more...


Best Bets: June 11 to June 18

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 10th, 2015

Streets Alive!

Sun, June 14, noon to 5 p.m.

Central Fargo and Moorhead

A three-mile loop around central Fargo and Moorhead will be closed off for walkers, runners, bikers, skateboarders and more. Plenty of exciting entertainment, food and activities will be posted around the route to keep the thousands of participants energized. For more information, visit http://tiny.cc/streetsalive

Fargo Police Community Picnic June 16

Tues, June 16, 5 to 8 p.m.

Island Park, 616 1st Ave S, Fargo

All…

Read more...


Best Bets: June 4 to June 11

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 3rd, 2015

Ribfest

June 3 to June 6, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Fargodome parking lot, 1800 University Dr N 

Barbecue lovers, meat lovers, cornbread lovers, beer lovers and deep-fried oreo lovers unite! Happy Harry’s Ribfest will feature some of the best BBQ ribs in the country. Also be sure to check out ‘90s pop/rock bands Gin Blossoms, Fastball and The Rembrandts on Thursday night, country star Phil Vassar on Friday night, and hard rockers Jackyl with LA Guns and Jack Russell’s Great White on…

Read more...


Best Bets: May 28 to June 4

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 1st, 2015

Turkuaz

Fri, May 29, 10 p.m.

The Aquarium, 226 Broadway, FargoGet your groove on with Turkuaz, a 9-piece funk/pop/rock band from Brooklyn. Complete with horns, backup singers, keys, guitars and more, the band performs original tunes along with familiar covers such as “Feelin’ Alright” in the style of Joe Cocker. The opening act, Funk Buddies ‘n’ the Groove Cream, features local musicians Pat Lenertz, Matt Johnson, Dan Olson, Andrew Overby and Kari Marie. Tickets are $10 in…

Read more...


Tracker Pixel for Entry Aaland Law Firm

Recently in:

CANNON BALL - Joint Terrorism Task Force agents contacted an Indiana activist days after he returned home from Standing Rock’s fight in North Dakota against the Dakota Access Pipeline.Aaron Pollitt, 28, from Indiana, was charged…

By Sabrina Hornung and Raul Gomez sabrina@hpr1.com, raul@hpr1.comGames and bars, buses and celebrities A few weeks ago, the High Plains Reader left the Midwest to explore South by Southwest. We navigated the music-filled streets…

Best Bets

​Hand to God

by HPR Staff

March 16-30, 7:30 - 9:30 PMThe Broadway Theatre Garage, 409 Broadway, FargoA dark comedy play about the God-fearing children of Cypress, Texas, who go to a local church and practice their Christian puppet ministry. But when one boy…

Who wouldn’t want to go to Austin for the SXSW? And not just for the music. There is joy in the air, the whole city having a street party, everyone walking from one event to another. But many bands from other countries were…

What does a comma cost? Sometimes, $10 millionWe may be in the middle of March Madness basketball in the United States, but nothing can surpass the madness we are dealing with in national and international politics, particularly…

The moment of truth has arrived. After seven weeks of sampling and judging some of the finest libations in the area the results for this year’s Cocktail Showdown have arrived. Christopher Larson, Raul Gomez and Sabrina Hornung…

photo by Logan MacraeMadina Cuisine is a hidden gem. It’s an amazing environment and experience. It honestly felt like home, and it was the first time I had ever been there.As you drive down 13th Avenue, Madina Cuisine is easy to…

The High Plains Reader had the opportunity to sneak away from the festivities of South by Southwest to meet up with the 4onthefloor frontman Gabriel Douglas, over drinks and cupcakes left over from a party the night before at a…

A few big-name stars or even an all-star cast certainly do not guarantee that a movie will be top-notch entertainment, but are usually an effective way to attract viewers. Sometimes it might even be a warning that the story may…

Art courtesy of Barbara NagleNext week marks the beginning of the 50th annual Hawley Art Show. Featuring food, music, people’s choice judging events, and more. This year’s show will really demonstrate the sense of community…

Spring is around the corner! But we all know that the Fargo-Moorhead area is still cold from severe wind and rain which means we should stay inside for awhile. Fortunately, we do not have to stay home because of what Sheyenne High…

Humor

What is acceptable comedy?

by HPR Contributor

By Bill LucasYou may wonder about the title. Whenever we hear someone’s opinion I think it is important to know a little about them. We all are offended by many things that are due to our experiences in life. We may be able to…

Whether you consider yourself new to the experience of drinking whiskey or are a seasoned whiskey aficionado with hundreds of whiskeys sampled over the years, you will not want to miss the 2017 Fargo Whiskey Fest at the Sanctuary…

Shopping can be a stressful experience, especially while looking for healthier food items or trying to decide which supplements you need to add to your regimen. It can be mind-boggling for someone stepping onto the path to a…

Live and Learn

​The other shoe

by HPR Contributor

By Elizabeth Nawrotnawrot@mnstate.eduI look up from my hotel lobby breakfast astonished to see a framed print of Wassily Kandinsky's "Mit und Gegen,” a masterpiece of color and composition that just happens to be my favorite…

“The organized lying practiced by totalitarian states is not, as is sometimes claimed, a temporary expedient of the same nature as military deception. It is something integral to totalitarianism, something that would still…