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Brunch Buster New Year’s Day Brunch

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 28th, 2015

Friday, Jan. 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fargo Brewing Company, 610 University Drive N.

The local brewery will kick off the New Year with kegs and eggs. The popular taproom infusion Brunch Buster is going all out with nearly 30 gallons of Stumbeano’s Coffee Bar cold press coffee and vanilla added to a robust porter. Luna Fargo will prepare a popover and sausage egg bake, orange roll, bacon, country potatoes and fruit.

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A Practice of Celebration: Yoga plus Affirmations with Artist Nichole Raev

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 28th, 2015

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 6:30-8 p.m.

Make Room, 806 1/2 Main Ave.

Join others by crafting affirmation confetti using creative art journaling processes. The pieces will be placed at the front of the yoga mats during a 30-45 minute yoga practice featuring a playlist of well-known acoustic cover tunes. No experience is required.

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Merry FUPmas with FUP and Bryce Midas

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

Saturday, Dec. 26, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs), 226 Broadway 

Back for the third year, FUP will play some tunes as part of their annual holiday tradition all while celebrating being your friend. Former Fargoan Bryce Midas will perform as well, with Atomly Lee DJing and Tim Jones as MCing for some comic relief.

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Free Christmas Eve Dinners for the Needy

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

Free Christmas Eve and Day Dinners for the Needy

at Olivet Lutheran and Churches United

Olivet Lutheran Church at 1330 University Drive South in Fargo will have a Christmas Eve dinner on December 24th from 6 to 8 pm. 

Churches United For The Homeless at 1901 1st Ave N, Moorhead, will have Christmas Eve December 24th and Christmas Day December 25th dinner from 5:30 to 7 pm.

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Islamic Society Open House

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 18th, 2015

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2-4 p.m.

Islamic Center, 601 28th Ave. S., Fargo

The Islamic Society of Fargo-Moorhead is welcoming the community to observe Islamic worship, learn about Islam, meet Muslim community members and sample ethnic food. The event will allow the public to meet their Muslim neighbors and clarify misunderstandings as a way of countering the growing fear and stereotypes about Muslims due to political rhetoric and conflict in the Middle East. The society aims for the event to have…

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Dead Larry CD Release, with Kapeesh

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 18th, 2015

Saturday, Dec. 19, 9 p.m.

The Nestor Tavern, 1001 NP Ave. N., Fargo

High energy, rock, dance and funk act Dead Larry will be bringing the release of their latest album “Mona-Lisa Stellarum” to Fargo. Kapeesh, Fargo’s own diverse rock band, will be performing at the event.

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Holiday Fruitcake Mini-Fest with Michael Pink

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 18th, 2015

Saturday, Dec. 19, 8 p.m.

Junkyard Brewing Company, 1416 First Ave. N., Moorhead

Shown last year before a screening of “Star Wars Holiday Special,” “Holiday Fruitcake Mini-Fest” is a short compilation of weird and disturbing clips of holiday specials, cartoons and Christmas movie trailers. After the screening, musician Michael Pink is set to hit the stage, playing his blend of pop rock and alternative country.

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FM Ballet’s the Classic Nutcracker

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

Dec. 18-19 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 19-20 at 2 p.m.

NDSU Festival Concert Hall and Beckwith Recital Hall, 12th Avenue North and Bolley Drive, Fargo

Holiday classic “The Nutcracker” will be performed by the Fargo-Moorhead Ballet as part of their annual tradition. The ballet will feature original choreography by Artistic Director Matt Gasper and live music by Wonderland Orchestra, directed by Christina Yi-Ping Chen-Beyers. The 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday will be performed by understudy leads.…

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Noon Organ Concerts

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

Dec. 17-18 and 21-23, 12 p.m.

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N.

Your favorite holiday tunes will be played on the mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ on several days leading right up to Christmas. The shows are free and open to the public and will give audience members the chance to donate non-perishables to the food bank.

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Late Night Holiday Craft Market

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

Thursday, Dec. 17, 5-10 p.m. 

Drekker Brewing Company, 630 First Ave. N., Suite 6, Fargo 

The first ever Drekker Brewing Late Night Craft Market will allow you to get some Christmas shopping done all while enjoying a beer. Promising some of the coolest vendors selling crafty gifts in the tap room, the event will allow you to fill some stockings with hand-made goods.

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