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Classic Film Series: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 30th, 2015

Fri., Oct. 30, 11 p.m.

The Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo

The annual screening of this cult classic returns to Fargo in time for the film’s 40th anniversary. A costume contest will be held prior to the show for those sporting sequin top hats, French maid uniforms and, of course, fishnet stockings. The theatre will be selling participation bags for those unsure of what to bring.

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27th Annual Fargo Christmas Art and Craft Fair

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 30th, 2015

Fri., Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FargoDome, 1800 N. University Drive, Fargo

The Annual Fargo Christmas Art and Craft Fair will feature over 240 booths and 140 vendors selling quality handmade and home made arts, crafts and baked goods from across the United States.Tis the season to shop for quality handmade items.

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Halloween Spooky Silent Film Screening

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 26th, 2015

Thurs, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Glasrud Auditorium, Weld Hall, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Tod Browning’s 1927 silent horror film “The Unknown” sees Lon Chaney playing Alonzo the Armless, a fugitive disguised as an armless knife thrower at a circus. His disfigurement brings him closer to the ringmaster’s daughter Nanon, played by Joan Crawford. When competition for Nanon arises, Alonzo will do whatever it takes to win.

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Fargo Record Fair 2015

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

Sat, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fargo Brewing Company, 610 University Drive N.

$3 admission

After outgrowing their usual space at the Howard Johnson Inn, the Fargo Record Fair has now moved onto the Fargo Brewing Company where they promise more vendors and more records at a location that’s welcome to all ages.

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Mike Stanley featuring Spencer Dobson

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 21st, 2015

Fri, Oct. 23 and Sat, Oct. 24

Level 2 Comedy Club

201 5th St. N., Fargo

$15 general admission, call (701) 271-7769 for reservations

Level 2 Comedy Club will see Grand Forks based comedian Spencer Dobson returning to Fargo and opening for Detroit comedian Mike Stanley. The comedians will perform once at 7 p.m. and a second time at 9:30 p.m. on both dates.

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Silent Movie Night

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 21st, 2015

Fri, Oct. 23 and Sat, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway

$14 in advance or $16 at the door

The event features live performances by the Fargo Theatre Big Band All-stars and Singers, directed by Dr. David Ferriera. The event will also show the 1926 film “Sparrows,” which finds Mary Pickford starring as the eldest child at a baby farm in an alligator-filled swamp.

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Fargo Friends of the Library Present: From the Trails of Africa to the Ghosts of North Dakota

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 21st, 2015

Thurs, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.

Fargo Public Library, 102 3rd St. N.

Terry Hinnenkamp and Jill Kandel discuss their books “Ghosts of North Dakota” and “From the Trails of Africa: Six Years in a Zimbabwe Village” in the Community Room at the Fargo Public Library. The event includes book signings, refreshments and door prizes.

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Raspberry Jam: A Tribute to Carole King

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

Thurs Oct 22, 8 pm

The HoDo Lounge, 101 N Broadway, Fargo

A frequent occurrence now is local musicians gathering to pay tribute to legendary musicians for an evening. Previously it was done with Bob Dylan, upcoming is Johnny Cash. Local talents Pat Lenertz, Travis Atwood, Kari Marie and Seth Holden put together a night celebrating the work of Carole King for you at the HoDo. Expect to hear favorites like “It’s Too Late”, “You’ve Got A Friend” and “I Feel The Earth Move”…

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Nappy Roots

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

Wed, Oct 21, 8 pm

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

Southern rap group Nappy Roots around since the late 1990s will be warming up the Aquarium this fall evening. Best known for tracks like “Po’ Folks” and “Awnaw”, Nappy Roots saw their biggest success in the early 2000s but have managed to stick around all these years later. Many fans who never thought they’d have the opportunity to see them should take advantage of this rare opportunity. Tickets available…

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Internet Cat Video Festival

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

Sat Oct 17, 1 & 7:30 PM

Fargo Theater, 314 Broadway, Fargo

The Plains Art Museum has once again brought the Walker Art Center’s mucho popular Internet Cat Video Festival to Fargo for two showings (warning last year sold out). This video collects the most popular viral cat videos (over 100 of them) from around the internet and puts them all together in one handy showing. Cat freaks will be in ecstasy. Tickets available at the Fargo Theater or Plains Art Museum

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by Ben Myhrebenmyhre35@gmail.com Fall is once again upon us. The leaves are turning, gardens have been pulled, and Summer’s heat has waned into Autumnal frosts. Along with the change of seasons comes a change of seasonal flavors.…

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