Best Bets

Best Bets: August 6 to August 13

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 5th, 2015

WE Fest

Thurs. to Sat., Aug. 6 to 8

Soo Pass Ranch, 25526 Co Hwy 22, Detroit Lakes

With over 9,000 campsites, 50 concession stands, and three days of headlining stars, WE Fest has been one of the leading country music festivals in the nation since its inception in 1983. This all-ages event will host artists such as Dierks Bentley, Jake Owens and Eli Young band. Rascal Flatts will headline Thursday night, followed by Miranda Lambert on Friday night and Blake Shelton on Saturday night. Only…

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Best Bets 7-30-15 to 8-6-15

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 29th, 2015

Blue Moon

Thu, July 30 to Sun, Aug. 2

Pure Bliss Ranch, 2072 310th St, Waubun, MN

Pack the tent and get the firewood to spend the weekend at Pure Bliss Ranch campgrounds, connect with nature and enjoy good music. Bands such as Kid-O, SLiM and Eddy Franco will play late into Friday night. JAED, Spundose, Eon, jolt and many more will echo through Saturday night. There’s a $40 entrance fee at the gate on Thursday, $30 on Friday for the weekend and $25 day passes available on…

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Best Bets: July 23 to July 30

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 22nd, 2015

FMVA Visual Talks

Thu, July 23, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Plains Art Museum, 704 First Ave. N, Fargo

Tim Lamey continues the FMVA Visual Talks this Thursday at the Plains Art Museum “about his ongoing photography project to capture the unique qualities of the areas of extraordinary interest and contrast them with surrounding oil development.” The Visual Talks series is about sharing personal, academic or historical artwork and creative experiences in the Fargo-Moorhead community. This event is…

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Best Bets: July 16 to July 23

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

Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins

Wed, July 15 to Sat, July 18

Wed, July 22 to Sat, July 25

Wed, July 29 to Sat, Aug 1

Trollwood Performing Arts School, 801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

For its 37th annual summer Mainstage Musical, Trollwood Performing Arts School is presenting Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins,” opening Wednesday, July 15. On campus, you’ll see meadows, woods, rivers, outdoor stages and a 2,500-seat amphitheater, making it a fun and pleasant place to…

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Best Bets: July 9 to July 16

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 9th, 2015

BBQ Against Bullying

Fri, July 10, 5:30 p.m - 8 p.m.

Pride Center, 1105 First Ave. S, Fargo

Support five local high school students fighting to stop bullying in a positive way this Friday. For just $5, people can enjoy either a hamburger or hot dog, chips, pop and an ice cream treat. The Fargo North High youths are raising money to fund their trip to Los Angeles to attend the award ceremony as finalists for their anti-bullying video, "Paper Hearts." The Great American NO BULL Challenge…

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Best Bets: July 2 to July 9

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 1st, 2015

Screaming For Silence, Fifth Hour and Nine Eyes

Fri, July 3, 9 p.m.

The Garage Bar, 3108 Ninth St S, Moorhead

Celebrate the eve of Independence Day with some hardcore rock ‘n’ roll. The headlining act Screaming For Silence is based out of Omaha and have a very approachable metal sound. Supporting acts include Fifth Hour and local band Nine Eyes. Tickets are $5 in advance (available at The Garage Bar) or $7 at the door. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Old-Fashioned Community Fourth of…

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Best Bets: June 25 to July 2

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

Photo by Carina Gonzalez-Dumarce Straw Hat Players present “Cats”

Thurs to Sat, June 25 to 27, 7:30 p.m.

Hansen Theatre, MSUM

MSUM’s summer theater troupe will perform one of the world’s most famous musicals, “Cats,” for its final performance of the year. This Andrew Lloyd Webber play is based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats and is known for songs such as “Memory” and “Mr. Mistoffelees.” Advance tickets can be purchased at mnstate.edu/strawhat.com

PHOTO CREDIT: Carina…

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Best Bets: June 18 to June 25

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 17th, 2015

Esperanza Spalding

Sat, June 20, 8 p.m.

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo

One of the most critically acclaimed jazz musicians of the last decade, Esperanza Spalding brings her double bass stylings to the Fargo Theatre on Saturday. She won a Grammy for Best New Artist in 2011, becoming the first jazz musician ever to do so. Spalding’s sound mixes everything from jazz to hip-hop to world music that makes it appealing to more than just jazz fans. Her musicianship is a must-see live and in…

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Best Bets: June 11 to June 18

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 10th, 2015

Streets Alive!

Sun, June 14, noon to 5 p.m.

Central Fargo and Moorhead

A three-mile loop around central Fargo and Moorhead will be closed off for walkers, runners, bikers, skateboarders and more. Plenty of exciting entertainment, food and activities will be posted around the route to keep the thousands of participants energized. For more information, visit http://tiny.cc/streetsalive

Fargo Police Community Picnic June 16

Tues, June 16, 5 to 8 p.m.

Island Park, 616 1st Ave S, Fargo

All…

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Best Bets: June 4 to June 11

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 3rd, 2015

Ribfest

June 3 to June 6, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Fargodome parking lot, 1800 University Dr N 

Barbecue lovers, meat lovers, cornbread lovers, beer lovers and deep-fried oreo lovers unite! Happy Harry’s Ribfest will feature some of the best BBQ ribs in the country. Also be sure to check out ‘90s pop/rock bands Gin Blossoms, Fastball and The Rembrandts on Thursday night, country star Phil Vassar on Friday night, and hard rockers Jackyl with LA Guns and Jack Russell’s Great White on…

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