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Special Reception : Mike Marth

March 4th, 2020

Friday, March 6, 6:30- 8 pm

Rourke Art Gallery & Museum, 521 Main Ave, Moorhead

Mike Marth received his BFA in Printmaking at Northwest Missouri State University, and his MFA in Painting from Southern Illinois State University at Carbondale in 1991.This is an exhibition you won’t want to miss. See why his paintings and mixed media pieces have been celebrated throughout the region.

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5th Annual NDSU Press Party

February 26th, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 7-9 pm

NDSU Alumni Center, 1241 N University Dr, Fargo

5th Annual NDSU Press Party featuring live music, snacks,cash bar, and six presenting authors including “Stringing Rosaries: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors” by Denise K. Lajimodiere, “Sons of the Wild Jackass: The Nonpartisan League in North Dakota” by Terry L. Shoptaugh, “Girl on a Float,” by Brian Bedard, “Harvest Widows”…

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‘Dakota Attitude’ Author Event

February 26th, 2020

Sunday, March 1, 2-3:30 pm

Zandbroz Variety, 420 N Broadway, Fargo

Between 2004 and 2018, Jim Puppe traveled to every town in North Dakota to talk to community elders about their lives. As a result his book “Dakota Attitude” was born. 617 stories straight from North Dakotans’ mouths.

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Basement Party Drag Comedy Show

February 26th, 2020

Sunday, March 1, 7:30 pm

Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave N, Fargo

Don’t you just love it when two of your favorite things join forces--I mean drag AND comedy?

Featuring the talent of Eric Hendrickson, Sally Sweeny, Shea Hazzard and the ever sassy Sophie Le Piff

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Celebrating Black History Month with Ladysmith Black Mambazo

February 26th, 2020

Saturday, February 29, 7-10 pm

Fargo Theatre, 314 N Broadway, Fargo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been charming audiences for over 50 years. South Africa’s Five Time Grammy Award winners, known worldwide for their uplifting a cappella vocal harmonies, and their vocal work on Paul Simon’s Graceland album amog other feats. Original members have welcomed a younger generation in their mission passing along a tradition of storytelling and song.

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Leap Year Day Community Sock Hop

February 26th, 2020

Saturday, February 29, 5:30-9 pm

The Lodeon Community Center, 311 1st Ave E, West Fargo

Shine up your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor for a good cause and learn some new moves. Dance lessons will be provided by area dance organizations. Live music provided by Short Notice. Proceeds will be donated to West Fargo High School teacher, Nikki Peterson to offset medical expenses. Admission is $3.00 for students and $5.00 for adults (preschool free).

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Termination Dust, Double Grave, Disappear Forever and Shrug

February 19th, 2020

Sunday, February 23, 8pm

The Aquarium, 226 N Broadway, Fargo

Anchorage based Indie heroes Termination Dust will grace the stage of the Aquarium with Minneapolis based Double Grave with local support from Disappear Forever and Shrug.

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Punk Rock Karaoke at Vic’s!

February 19th, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 9 pm-howling

Vic’s Lounge, 420 Main Ave, Moorhead

Word on the street is there’s going to be a takeover at Vic’s-- a punk rock takeover. Shine your boots, break out the wood glue and don’t forget to tip the waitstaff.

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Slavery’s Reach: Southern slave holders and the North star state

February 19th, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 1 pm- 3 pm

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County

Dr. Christopher Lehman chair and professor of Ethnic Studies at St. Cloud State University and author will make an appearance at the Hjemkomst center for a lecture and to discuss his book “Slavery’s Reach: Southern slave holders and the North star state.”

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El Zagal Wild Game Feed

February 19th, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 5 pm

El Zagal Shrine, 1429 3rd St N, Fargo

Fun, food, and prizes all for a great cause. Register to win for the gun raffle, drawings at 6:30, 8:30, and 9:30. Food is served until it’s gone. While you’re there check out the newly remodeled bar and enjoy a cocktail.

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