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​Exposure Pop-up Festival Party

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 31st, 2016

Thursday, September 8, from 5pm

Corks & Canvas, Plains Art Museum, Sazerac’s Alley, Atomic Coffee

First, wine and art at downtown galleries; 7-8pm, Plains Art for George Slade of the Minnesota Center for Photography; 8-11pm, experimental film, local photographers’ work on sale at Sazerac’s and Atomic Coffee.  

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Tech Tailgate

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 31st, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 5-8pm

Brews on Broadway, 409 Broadway N, Fargo

There are a lot of tech meetups now and it’s hard to know which to go to. Tech Tailgate say they are the coolest meetup around. Plenty of beer, so why not go and see if it’s true? In the former Schumacher Goodyear Building. 

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​Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 31st, 2016

September 2-5

27488 102nd Ave S, Rollag, Minn.

Gas tractors, prairie tractors, threshing machines, gas engines, all displayed and worked. One of the largest steam shows in the world, with working antique equipment on 200 acres of beautiful showground. 

www.rollag.com for info on camping and local accommodations. 

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​Weezer

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 31st, 2016

Friday, September 2; gates 5pm, show 7pm

Bluestem Amphitheatre, 801 50th Ave SW, Moorhead

17 Million records sold. Megahits: Buddy Holly, Undone, Say It Ain’t So, El Scorcho, Hash Pipe, Island in the Sun, Beverly Hills; and now, in their tenth album Weezer (The White Album), the singles King of the World and Thank God for Girls. If you haven’t seen them before…$39.50-$85.00

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​JCI Music Festival 2016

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 31st, 2016

Friday, September 2, 3-11pm

Newman Outdoor Field, 1515 15th St N, NDSU Campus

Some of the best hip hop acts going: Ludacris, B.o.B, Big Reeno, Hopsin, Futuristic. In honor of Big Reeno’s mother, who died of cancer, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. All ages, $66 in advance, $76 on the day of the event.  

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​Barnesville Potato Days

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 24th, 2016

August 26-27

Barnesville, Minn.

Rated one of the best festivals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Two entire days of everything you could possibly do to a potato. Dozens of activities, street fair, horse-drawn carriage. Plus smorgasbord: lefse, potato dumplings, potato sausage, baked potatoes, and potato pancakes. 

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​Moe & Yonder Mountain String Band

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 24th, 2016

Thursday, September 1, gates at 5pm, show at 6

Bluestem Amphitheatre, 801 50th Ave SW, Moorhead

Jam band from Upstate New York, bluegrass and beyond. Popular? Very. At the level of PHISH and The Grateful Dead. All ages. $19.50 on the grass, ten dollars more for a bench seat, and ten dollars more than that for a closer chair.  

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​FED UP Rally

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 24th, 2016

Wednesday, August 30, 12pm

Island Park Gazebo

According to the FED UP! facebook page, “The mission of the FED UP! Coalition is to create one voice calling for an end to the epidemic of drug addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids,” and create a federal response to the epidemic. The rally will include speakers from 12-3pm followed by a memorial walk to the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, and then conclude with a short ceremony.

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​Red River Market

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 24th, 2016

Saturdays until October 29, 10am-2pm

Northeast corner of Broadway and 4th Ave N

So popular that it’s changed Downtown, is the Saturday nucleus pulling everything toward it. Cheerful, always packed, impressive variety, not just food. Scrolling down: bags of topsoil, artists and crafters, adoptable pets, clothing, the occasional pop-up cafe. Actual farmers too! See you there.

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​Calvin Johnson with HopeChest and Sleep Mask

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 24th, 2016

Friday, August 26, 7:30pm

Red Raven, 916 Main Ave, Fargo

A chance to see one of the founders of the modern indie movement. Restless, always evolving, a founding member of at least five bands. Genres: punk, lo-fi, rock and pop, and that doesn’t cover it. Now that New Direction is closing, we’re glad to see more music at the Raven -- and only $5. 

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