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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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​Clay Exhibition Opening

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

Sunday, May 1, 1‐5 p.m.

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

The clay exhibition opening features utilitarian ceramics from over 20 artists. The exhibit, which runs from April 29 to June 5, will have a public opening starting at 1 p.m. May 1 with an artist talk at 2 p.m. A members‐only reception will be held April 29, from 5:30‐7:30 p.m. Admission to the public reception is free.

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​Amanda Standalone Live!

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

Friday, April 29, 6 p.m.

Fargo Brewing Company, 610 University Drive N.

Local folk musician Amanda Standalone will be performing at the Fargo Brewing Company on Friday. The singer/songwriter has performed all over the Midwest and released an album titled “Millions of Blackbirds” with her band Amanda Standalone and the Pastryshop Girls in 2011. The song “Bird Flew Hard” was featured in the HBO documentary “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert.” Last year…

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​2016 FMVA Big Show

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 13th, 2016

Friday, April 15, 8 p.m.

Hjemkomst Center, 202 First Ave. N., Moorhead 

For several weeks this spring, the lower level gallery of Hjemkomst Center will be filled with art from Fargo‐Moorhead Visual Artists members. This includes work by educators, emerging artists and established artists. The exhibition runs from April 15 to June 10. A public reception will be held May 3 from 5‐7 p.m. and will offer the public an opportunity to not only meet the artists but hear the artists talk about…

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