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DIY Screen Printing with Amanda Heidt

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

Saturday, May 14, 3-6 p.m.

Make Room, 806 1/2 Main Ave.

Printmaker Amanda Heidt, Make Room’s featured gallery artist for the month of May, will lead a class in creating and designing simple screen prints for t-shirts. Seats are available for $20 and can be purchased on Make Room’s website at makeroomfargo.com. Those interested are asked to bring in a new or old blank t-shirt to print their design onto.

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​Fargo Zombie Pub Crawl IX

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 6th, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 4 p.m.

Duffy’s Tavern, 16 12th St. S.

Zombies will once again walk the streets of downtown Fargo but it won’t be human flesh they’re craving. Participants are encouraged to dress as the undead with fake blood and costume makeup as they stumble from bar to bar. The crawl begins at Duffy’s Tavern with the location changing every hour. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page, including a list of lessons learned from past years.

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Printmakers’ Sale

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 6th, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 1-5 p.m.

The Rourke Art Gallery Museum

As a celebration of International Print Day, the Rourke Art Museum will feature works from the region’s best printmakers and will offer a free demonstration at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. the day of the event. The event gives the public an opportunity to view and purchase prints from a variety of printmakers, with 30 percent of all proceeds supporting local artists’ emergency needs.

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​Free Comic Book Day 2016

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 6th, 2016

Saturday, May 7

Various locations

For 15 years now independent comic book stores having been participating in Free Comic Book Day. Aside from picking up free comics, each shop in the area has their own sales going on. Paradox Comics-N-Cards (26 Roberts St. N.) will be offering 25 percent off storewide, plus an original art contest, super hero movie and TV trivia, and a kids costume parade. Comic Junction (1621 University Drive S.) will offer 40 percent off regular back issues and 15…

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​Calm Like A Bomb: Rage Tribute Returns!

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 6th, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 9 p.m.

The Aquarium (Dempsey’s upstairs), 226 Broadway N.

Fargo’s Rage Against the Machine tribute act is back as local acts o’fosho and D Mills join forces for a night full of classic ’90s rap metal. Minot hip-hop group Cold Sweat will open the show along with DJ DTF420 spinning classics from Prince. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 at Orange Records.

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​Parallel Galleries Grand Opening/Artist Reception

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 6th, 2016

Friday, May 6, 5-9 p.m.

Parallel Galleries, 114 Broadway N.

The area’s newest gallery is hosting a grand opening with their first exhibition, Purple Rain: A Space Oddity. The art show will feature works from local artists and is inspired by music legends Prince and David Bowie, who both died this year. The gallery was opened by artists M. Koskela and Sophia Koskela. The exhibit itself runs from May 1 to May 30.

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​Stronger Than Ever: Seventh Annual ASAH Celebration

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 27th, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Radisson Hotel, 201 Fifth St. N.

The seventh annual celebration of African Soul, American Heart will feature President Deb Dawson and Vice President Kevin Brooks sharing recent changes and future plans for the ASAH program. The event will also feature special guests and Dawson will present photos and video from her recent trip. Admission costs $20 and includes a lunch buffet.

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​The Bee’s Nest Grand Opening

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 27th, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 7‐11 p.m.

The Bee’s Nest Tattoo and Art Studio, 14 Eighth St. S.

Fargo’s newest tattoo parlor The Bee’s Nest Tattoo and Art Studio will have its grand opening this Saturday. The shop welcomes people to check out their new studio and celebrate with food, drinks and music. The first 30 people through the door will receive a swag bag and every 15 minutes, a raffle ticket will be given away. At the end of the night, a winner will be drawn for a $150 gift…

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Comeback Kid

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 27th, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 5 p.m.

The New Direction, 14 Roberts St. N.

For the first time in over four years, Canadian hardcore band Comeback Kid will return to Fargo. The band formed in 2000 and released their debut LP three years later. Since then, they’ve released four more albums and one live release. This early show also features opening acts Exalt, Baltic to Boardwalk, Swing Low and Crab Legs.

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​Super Happy Funtime Burlesque

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 27th, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 10 p.m.

The Aquarium (Dempsey’s upstairs), 226 Broadway N.

Michigan burlesque troupe will be returning to Fargo and bringing with them the sort of weirdness they’ve been building on over the last decade. While they call themselves burlesque, the group offers much more through their mix of rock opera and sexy musical comedy. Local burlesque outfit Blue Belle’s Burlesque will perform as well.

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