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​Equivocation: A Community Collaboration with ShakespeareFest

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 4th, 2016

Friday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.

716 Main Ave., Fargo

William Shakespeare is hired to write the true history of the Gunpowder Plot, the terrorist plot to blow up Parliament on Nov. 5, 1605. As the King’s Men investigate, they discover not everything is as it seems. A company of six brings over forty characters to life in this production that puts Shakespeare himself into the play. And yes, there will be witches. The official opening is Friday night, with a pay-as-you-wish preview Thursday at…

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​“Jack Dura: A North Dakota Rural Legacy” Reception

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 30th, 2016

Thursday, Feb. 4, 5 p.m.

Minard Hall Room 338, NDSU, 1210 Albrecht Boulevard, Fargo

Jack Dura’s photography demonstrates the variety of landscapes North Dakota offers in multiple locations. In his first art show, Dura will talk about his travels, photography and the state. Refreshments will be provided and parking is available in the T lot south of Minard 

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​Babes in Toyland

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 29th, 2016

Sunday, Jan. 31, 9 p.m.

The Aquarium (Dempsey’s upstairs), 226 Broadway, Fargo

The Minneapolis punk trio, who were inspirational behind the feminist riot grrrl movement, will play Fargo for the first time since reuniting in 2015. The band formed in 1987 and released three albums in the ’90s before playing their last show in 2001. New York City band Ageist featuring Moorhead native Eric Odness and the Hold Steady's Bobby Drake will open for them.

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​B-B-BRRR Winter Classic

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 29th, 2016

Sunday, Jan. 31, 1:30 p.m.

Great Rides Fargo, 425 Broadway N, Fargo

Border Battle Bike Race on the Red River returns this winter. The 10K course takes riders through bike paths, prairie tundra and on the frozen Red River. The race offers two categories for participation, skinny bikes (tires less than three inches) and fat bikes. A post-race party will be held at Great Northern Bicycle Co. where riders will receive a meal, a beverage and a shirt for participating. Awards will be given to…

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​Homeless Veteran Fundraiser

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 29th, 2016

Saturday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m.

The New Direction, 14 Roberts St. N, Fargo

A benefit show for Project HART will be held with a variety of bands performing. Project HART is a transitional housing program for homeless veterans where residents work toward independent living. Kipp G, Crab Legs, Too Fast for Frank and Hannah Westerholm will perform. There is a $5 donation fee.

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​LaserFest 2016

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

Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29

MSUM Planetarium, 1104 7th Ave. S, Moorhead

In their third year, LaserFest offers pulsing beats, incredible imagery and dazzling laser light effects with music from over five decades. The show offers everything from rock, pop, metal and alternative. Tickets can be purchased online at the MSUM box office or at the door.

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​Closing Reception: Hysterical Sublime

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

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Thursday, Jan. 28, 5-7 p.m.

Memorial Union Gallery, NDSU, 1401 Administration Ave., Fargo

At the closing reception of the Hysterical Sublime exhibition, which features recent artwork from student artists examining our interaction with data in the contemporary world, a select group of artists will speak about their creative studies in photography and digital media. The event is free and open to the public.

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​Calvin Love with Michael Pink

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

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 10 p.m.

Dempsey’s Public House, 226 N Broadway, Fargo

Edmonton indie rocker Calvin Love will perform at January’s Aquarium night at Dempsey’s. Love has toured through Fargo before and recently released “Super Future,” his first album for Broken Social Scene’s record label Arts & Crafts. There is no cover charge for the show.

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​Community Conversation: Chef’s Panel

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

Sunday, Jan. 24, 4-5:30 p.m.

Prairie Den, 122 1/2 N Broadway, Fargo

Ugly Food of the North presents a community conversation about the role of chefs in the sustainable food movement. Topics are to include sourcing locally, reducing food waste, controlling food and labor costs and other challenges. Local chefs, such as Brian Diumenti from the Hotel Donaldson and Emily Swedberg from Lucid Bakery, will be present to give their insight on topics. Following the talk will be an informal social…

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​The Laughing Girls Present “HERstory” Poetry Reading

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 21st, 2016

Thursday, Jan. 21, 7-9 p.m.

Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave., Fargo

The Laughing Girls, Shari and Jessica Lindsley’s collaboration that seeks to shine a spotlight on local writers, present a poetry reading featuring Jill Kandel, April Knutson, Robin Jewel Du Pont and Erika Dyk. The event is hosted by Michelle Pearson and also includes open mic. There is a suggested donation of two non-perishable items for Great Plains 

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