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The Carlester Crumplebee Orchestra

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 15th, 2015

Fri Oct 16, 7 pm 

Studio 222

222 N Broadway, Fargo

Area jazz fans were saddened to learn recently that their main local venue for jazz Studio 222 will be closing soon. But at least not before some last hurrahs like the Carlester Crumpblee Orchestra this Friday. Led by veteran musician Tom Johnson who recently fled to the Twin Cities, this gypsy jazz group has wowed local crowds with their phenomenal playing and styles. All-ages welcome, cover is $10. Probably your last chance to catch…


Valley Con

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 15th, 2015

Fri Oct 16- Sun Oct 18 Baymont Inn & Suites (Formerly Doublewood Inn) 3333 13th Ave South Fargo, ND

The annual sci-fi, horror, gaming & fantasy convention is back headlined this year by actor Tony Todd of “Candyman” and “Night of the Living Dead” and Laura Tyler, season 5 winner of “Face Off”. In addition to those speakers & more the annual event will of course feature a costume contest, opportunities for gaming with other convention goers and party rooms each night. It’s…


Fargo Whiskey Fest

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 8th, 2015

Tues. Oct. 13, 6-8 p.m.

Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N, Fargo

Republic National Distributing Company presents Fargo Whiskey Fest. Learn some tricks, trades, and recipes from nationally renowned brand ambassadors as they team up with Fargo-Moorhead’s top mixologists to present an evening of artfully crafted cocktails. Tickets available at


Bully at the Aquarium

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 8th, 2015

Tues. Oct. 13, 9 pm

The Aquarium 226 Broadway, above Dempsey’s, Fargo, ND

Bully are the latest buzz band to channel 90s rock and generate a lot of attention in 2015. Nostalgia is powerful and people sure do miss the 90s. So if you like Veruca Salt, The Breeders and Letters to Cleo check out this Nashville based band who has already been featured on Conan O’Brien and is selling out clubs all across the US. Tickets available at Orange Records and


Support City of Fargo resolution for Indigenous Peoples Day

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 8th, 2015

Mon. Oct. 12, 4:30 p.m.

City of Fargo, City Hall

Come out to support the Indigenous People’s Day resolution. Indigenous People’s Day will educate the public about the true history behind Columbus and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Indigenous People worldwide. The meeting will start with a traditional blessing and participants are encouraged to wear their ribbon shirts, shawls, and regalia.


Taylor Swift

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 8th, 2015

Mon. Oct. 12, 7:30-11:30 p.m.

FargoDome 1800 University Dr.

Global superstar and seven-time GRAMMY award winner / singer-songwriter / pop sensation Taylor Swift hits the FargoDome. Swift was recently named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, was nominated for 2014 Person of the Year, and was voted Billboard Magazine’s Woman of the Year. Tickets still available for the show at the Fargodome box office or


Wookiefoot Double Header!

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 8th, 2015

Oct. 9 & 10, 8 p.m.- 2 a.m.,

The Garage Bar 3108 9th St. S, Moorhead

After 15 years of playing F-M, Wookiefoot is playing a doubleheader complete with local heroes, colorful characters, and their trademark light show. On Friday be sure to check out Wookiefoot along with O'Fosho and The Human Element and on Saturday with Sovereign Sect. If you go, don’t forget your costume.


Wayne Gudmundson: “Trees of Burgundy” Opening Reception

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 7th, 2015

Wayne Gudmundson: “Trees of Burgundy” Opening Reception

Thurs. Oct. 8, 4-6 p.m.

Luna Fargo, 1545 S University

Mostly known for his documentation of the North Dakota landscape, photographer Wayne Gudmundson’s work has appeared in nine books and numerous public television documentaries. His current body of work, “Trees of Burgundy” showcases black and white large-format photographs taken in the Burgundy region of France.


Kegs and canvas

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 2nd, 2015

Kegs and canvas

Thursday Oct 8, 5-9 p.m.

Downtown Fargo

Experience live art and sample the area’s finest craft beer at the same time. Downtown businesses pair up with artists from the region that will tantalize your taste buds and stimulate your oculars. Purchase your wristband and pick up a kegs and canvas flier for a full listing of participants.


The Brazaar

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 2nd, 2015

The Brazaar

Thurs. Oct. 8, 6-10 p.m.

Fargo Civic Center, 207 4th St. N

BYOB.. er.. Bling your own bra to add to the bra chain at the Hodo for the sake of the Bras on Broadway charity, dance to Heart and Soul, eat fine food and have fun for a cause at this family friendly affair. All money donated stays in North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota


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Last Word

Aunt Deloris

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