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Photo by Carina Gonzalez-Dumarce Straw Hat Players present “Cats”

Thurs to Sat, June 25 to 27, 7:30 p.m.

Hansen Theatre, MSUM

MSUM’s summer theater troupe will perform one of the world’s most famous musicals, “Cats,” for its final performance of the year. This Andrew Lloyd Webber play is based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats and is known for songs such as “Memory” and “Mr. Mistoffelees.” Advance tickets can be purchased at mnstate.edu/strawhat.com

PHOTO CREDIT: Carina Gonzalez-Dumarce

Scandinavian Hjemkomst and Midwest Viking Festival

Fri and Sat, June 26 to 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave N, Moorhead

Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Scandinavian culture at Hjemkomst this weekend. There will be blacksmiths and Viking-battle demonstrations, authentic Scandinavian music and food, Nordic activities for the kids and more. Admission is $10 for Adults, $5 for Youth 13-17, and Children under 12 are free with a paid adult. For more info, visit www.hcscconline.org

Spring Jam: Hip-Hop Redemption

Sat, June 27, 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Days Inn, 600 30th Ave S, Moorhead

A dozen rappers are taking over the Moorhead Days Inn this Saturday, including Visa Boy, Seth Daddy Dollar, Excell Bills, Masters Of The Universe and LBD. The event includes a freestyle battle and twerk off hosted by J Sauce and DJ Big O. Tickets are $10 with a canned food item that will be donated to a local food shelter. Attendees must be 18 or older.

Brooks West

Sun, June 28, 8 p.m.

HoDo Lounge, 101 Broadway, Fargo

Local singer-songwriter Brooks West will return to Fargo this Sunday after having relocated to Nashville. West will perform songs off his new record “Songs About You,” which will be available to purchase at the show. Fargo-based musician Darrin Wentz will host the event. Visit brookswestmusic.com for more information.

North Dakota Winds of Change Festival

Mon, June 29, 6 p.m. @ Hotel Donaldson’s Sky Prairie

Tues, June 30, 7 p.m. @ ecce gallery, 216 Broadway, Fargo

The New York Kammermusiker wind ensemble will perform a selection of classical music ranging from Renaissance to contemporary pieces at the Hotel Donaldson and at ecce. The New York-based group is directed by North Dakota-native Ilonna Pederson. For more information, email Ilonna at pedersonib@aol.com.

Cruisin’ Broadway 

Thurs, July 2, 5 to 9 p.m.

Broadway, Downtown Fargo

Find a Chevrolet Deuce Coupe, Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Bel Air or Ford T-Bucket on Broadway this Thursday. Come stroll and take a peek inside the vintage cars parked on the street. It’s a great way to get some exercise and fresh air. More information can be found at downtownfargo.com

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