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​Opening Reception for “Prologue”

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

Friday, Feb. 12, 5:30-7 p.m.

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

Blayze Buseth, a young ceramics artist from Fergus Falls, presents his lifecycle series. His most recent project is titled Legacy Vessels, his customized urns which preserve and recognize the lives of people. Buseth attended Minnesota State University Moorhead for a year before studying ceramics for three months in Jingdezhen, China. Upon returning, he finished his associate degree at Minnesota State in…

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​Movie Night at the Aquarium: Lady Terminator

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 4th, 2016

Thursday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m.

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

Grindflicks presents the second film of their Movie Night at the Aquarium series, with “Lady Terminator.” The Indonesian exploitation film does its own take on the 1984 classic but with a female playing the villain. Steering clear of copyright issues, the villain isn’t a robot sent back in time but a woman possessed by the South Sea Queen. The price for admission is $7 and while chairs are provided,…

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​Fifteen Second Film Festival

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 4th, 2016

Thursday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m.

The Guild, 311 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks

For the first time, The Guild will be hosting a film festival made up of 15-second films submitted by community members. The festival features a variety of categories, including funny bone, jeepers creepers and documentary. The entrance fee is $3 and beverages and popcorn will be available. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. See The Guild’s Facebook page for more information about submissions.

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​Wine About Winter & Sweet Treat Stroll

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 4th, 2016

Thursday, Feb. 11, 5-9 p.m.

Downtown Fargo

The second annual Wine About Winter welcomes community members to celebrate Valentine’s Day early. Wine About Winter will be an evening filled with shopping, wine sampling and sweet treats from local bakeries, restaurants and cafes. Wristbands are available for $15 each and participants must be 21 or older.

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​Hawks Nest Show

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 4th, 2016

Saturday, Feb. 6, 9 p.m.

Hawks Nest

Chicago punk trio Meat Wave will swing by Hawks Nest to play a show before making their way to the West Coast. The band has received praise following their debut album “Delusion Moon,” released last year, including a five-star review in The Guardian. The show will also feature Minot’s Duffy and the Beerslayers, and Fargo bands SuperCruiser and Free Truman. Check out the Hawks Nest’s Facebook page to get the address for the event. 

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​The Return: A Night of Local Hip Hop

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 4th, 2016

Saturday, Feb. 6, 9:30 p.m.

The Aquarium (Dempsey’s upstairs)

Support the local hip hop scene as Fargo group Blitz & Butch perform tracks from their upcoming mixtape and others from their release “The Cousin of Sleep.” DJ Bucknastee from 33 1/3 Revolutionaries will play new and old hip hop tracks and also performing are Zen People, DJs Cheef and M.E.P., Voices Off Camera and MC Kid Neptune.

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​Equivocation: A Community Collaboration with ShakespeareFest

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 4th, 2016

Friday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.

716 Main Ave., Fargo

William Shakespeare is hired to write the true history of the Gunpowder Plot, the terrorist plot to blow up Parliament on Nov. 5, 1605. As the King’s Men investigate, they discover not everything is as it seems. A company of six brings over forty characters to life in this production that puts Shakespeare himself into the play. And yes, there will be witches. The official opening is Friday night, with a pay-as-you-wish preview Thursday at…

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​“Jack Dura: A North Dakota Rural Legacy” Reception

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

Thursday, Feb. 4, 5 p.m.

Minard Hall Room 338, NDSU, 1210 Albrecht Boulevard, Fargo

Jack Dura’s photography demonstrates the variety of landscapes North Dakota offers in multiple locations. In his first art show, Dura will talk about his travels, photography and the state. Refreshments will be provided and parking is available in the T lot south of Minard 

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​Babes in Toyland

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 29th, 2016

Sunday, Jan. 31, 9 p.m.

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

The Minneapolis punk trio, who were inspirational behind the feminist riot grrrl movement, will play Fargo for the first time since reuniting in 2015. The band formed in 1987 and released three albums in the ’90s before playing their last show in 2001. New York City band Ageist featuring Moorhead native Eric Odness and the Hold Steady's Bobby Drake will open for them.

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​B-B-BRRR Winter Classic

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 29th, 2016

Sunday, Jan. 31, 1:30 p.m.

Great Rides Fargo, 425 Broadway N, Fargo

Border Battle Bike Race on the Red River returns this winter. The 10K course takes riders through bike paths, prairie tundra and on the frozen Red River. The race offers two categories for participation, skinny bikes (tires less than three inches) and fat bikes. A post-race party will be held at Great Northern Bicycle Co. where riders will receive a meal, a beverage and a shirt for participating. Awards will be given to…

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