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​Brand New World Opening Reception

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 6th, 2016

Friday, April 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Rourke Art Museum, 521 Main Ave., Moorhead

The drawings of Zoey Schlemper depict the monsters and critters that inhabit the fictional world of Koleo Gran. Schlemper provides a unique combination of art and literature as she presents the drawings of her creation Dr. Norman Carl the Second, who accidentally fell into a rip in space time and landed on this new world. The reception will feature an artist talk at 6 p.m. and the exhibit will run until May 22.

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​An Evening with Greg Brown

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

Friday, April 1, 8 p.m.

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N.

Iowa folk musician Greg Brown’s career has taken him from coast to coast. He quit the University of Iowa to move out East, where he played a weekly gig at Gerde’s Folk City in New York. A year later, he was in Los Angeles ghostwriting for Buck Ram. When he returned home to Iowa he began a string of solo releases before starting Red House Records with St. Paul schoolteacher Bob Feldman in 1983. The label would become one of the…

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​American Indian Public Health Day

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

Monday, April 4, 10:30 a.m.

Arikara Room, Memorial Union, NDSU, 1401 Administrative Ave.

The North Dakota State University Department of Health along with the NDSU Public Health Association will co-host the first American Indian Public Health Day. The day will consist of health-focused events, beginning with an opening prayer by Willard Yellow Bird and opening songs by Michael Gabbard and company and Chad Harmon. An 11 a.m. panel will feature American Indian alumni and current students…

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​Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 31st, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 8 p.m.

The Aquarium (Dempsey’s upstairs), 226 Broadway N.

Grindflicks Movie Night at the Aquarium season ends with the 1991 martial arts film “Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky.” Based on the Japanese manga, the film takes place in 2001 when lead character Ricky Ho is sent to prison for murdering a crime boss who played a role in the death of Ricky’s girlfriend. In prison, he must defend himself from the brutal Gang of Four and the prison’s corrupt warden. The film…

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Toppers 58th Annual Rod and Custom Car Show

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

Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, 9 a.m.

Veterans Memorial Arena, 1201 Seventh Ave. E., West Fargo

The 58th annual Toppers car show welcomes car enthusiasts for another display of the region’s top hot-rods and custom cars. Johnny Cash tribute band The Cold Hard Cash Show will perform Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event itself runs Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with awards being presented Sunday at 4 p.m. Admission…

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​Lunafest

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 30th, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N.

Lunafest is a film festival featuring short films made by women, for women and about women. The festival works to give women an opportunity to tell a story through film, but also as a way of raising money for nonprofits in communities hosting the event and for their main beneficiary, the Breast Cancer Fund. Since forming in 2000, the festival has grown from a single annual event to more than 175 screenings around the U.S. each…

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​FMCT Studio Theatre Presents Speech and Debate by Stephen Karam

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

Thursday, March 31, to Saturday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.

Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 Fourth St. S.

Stephen Karam’s play “Speech and Debate,” directed by Pennie Fike, follows three teenage misfits from Salem, Ore., who attempt to expose a drama teacher who preys on teen boys. Secrets become currency as stakes rise in this dark comedy with music. Following the Friday show will be a talk-back session which features talk-back mediator Jared Kellerman of NDSU Couple and Family…

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Expire with Knocked Loose and more

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 25th, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 6:30 p.m.

The New Direction, 14 Roberts St. N.

Bridge 9 hardcore act Expire is set to perform almost five years after their first show at The New Direction. Louisville, Ky., hardcore band Knocked Loose will also perform, along with local acts Swing Low, Atrocities and Desire. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. This is an all‐ages event.

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Yearning for the Thaw Opening Reception

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 25th, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 5‐7 p.m.

Plains Art Museum, 704 First Ave. N.

To celebrate the change from winter into spring, Plains Art Museum will display works inspired by the longing for warmth and color during the harsh Upper Midwest winters. This exhibition features new works by artists Catie Miller, Helen Otterson, Kelli Sinner and Brooke Stewart. The exhibit runs until May 28 and is free and open to the public.

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SpringJam 19

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 25th, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 6‐11 p.m.

Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave.

Local rapper J‐Sauce presents the 19th annual SpringJam, a hip hop event featuring regional artists performing live. Artists include Afro Preachah, Excell Bills, Jones, Dyami King, M.I.C., DJ Big O, DJ Donny Dahl, Chef, LAW, Toke and The Pedestrians, J‐Sauce and more. Tickets are $10 but those who bring a canned good will receive $2 off admission. This is an all‐ages event, but there will be a full bar for those 21 and…

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