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Progress on the Prairie

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 28th, 2015

Thursday, Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

Ecce Art Gallery, 216 Broadway, Fargo

Planned Parenthood hosts their 11th annual “Progress on the Prairie,” honoring leaders of North Dakota’s past, present and future. The event will present the Exemplary Leadership award and the Woman on the Move award. Guest speakers include Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards and Regional President and CEO Sarah Stoesz. Tickets available at

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Dakota Air 2nd Annual 1st Christmas Show After Thanksgiving

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

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m.

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo

Dakota Air: The Radio Show presents a Christmas show loaded with entertainment. The event will be hosted by Merrill Piepkorn and will feature gypsy-swing style holiday music by Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club, Camria Ballet dancers, The Dakota Airheads Acting Company and Miss North Dakota 2014 Jacky Arness. Tickets are available at tickets300.com.

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Eddie Danger

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

Saturday, Nov. 28 and 30, 9 p.m.

Junkyard Brewing Company, 1416 First Ave. N, Moorhead

For almost two decades, the award-winning songwriter has been sharing his love of music around the world. The Wisconsin musician is known for performing his music, which is described as “cosmic country-folk with a tribal twist of jazz,” through a wide range of instruments, including the upside-down guitar, didgeridoo, piano, pump organ, ukulele and more. In addition to music, Danger is a playwright,…

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The LineBenders Black Friday Comedy Improv Show

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

Friday, Nov. 27, 8 p.m.

Fargo Billiards & Gastopub, 3234 43rd St. S, Fargo

The improv group is back at Fargo Billiards & Gastropub for the first time since their sold out show last year. The show is completely improvised, offering a new experience for past viewers. Tickets are available at linebenders.com.

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​ Plaid Friday

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

Friday, Nov. 27, 8 a.m.

Downtown Fargo

Designed to promote local independently-owned businesses, Plaid Friday is the relaxing alternative to Black Friday that follows the idea that individual threads of small businesses can be weaved together to create a strong fabric to celebrate the diverse and creative local businesses. By wearing plaid, you can support local businesses and receive special promotions at participating locations.

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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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On her biggest canvas to date, filmmaker Dee Rees paints a vivid picture of two American families in “Mudbound,” a deeply satisfying drama based on Hillary Jordan’s 2008 novel.Adapting the screenplay with collaborator Virgil…

hanhe@mnstate.eduThere are a variety of types of events and groups in our communities that encourage and support women. Robin Swanson, organizer of Her Story, wanted to create another special event for herself and other women. “I…

Theater B is now opening its second show of the season with a play entitled "I Will Not Go Gently" by Jennifer Childs. "This clever one-woman show plays with our sense of nostalgia and shines a light on our quest for self…

Humor

​Talking to strangers

by Sabrina Hornung

“I don’t have a tour, like, on the back of a sweatshirt,” comedian Paula Poundstone says. “I go out every weekend. This weekend I went out Friday, Saturday and Monday. Mostly it’s Friday/Saturday or Thursday through…

Believe it or not, “The Holidays” are upon us. If you’ve been to Target lately, and I know you have, you may have noticed that the Christmahanakwanzika stuff is already up (if you’re unsure of that term, Google it).In fact,…

Essential oils. They are all the buzz lately. It seems everyone has heard of them or is purchasing them. Some people know how to use them; others are just interested in the wonder of their complex scents.Essential oils are as…

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…

By Tony Gehrigtonygehrig@gmail.com I do not blame any company for seeking incentives. Rather, I blame the government for giving them away. Incentives represent an unfair and unsustainable tax system that affects real people.Some…