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​Third Annual Restaurant Week

June 8th, 2016

June 9-18

Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo

Participating restaurants will offer two-course or three-course prix fixe meals.

Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies, Barbacoa, Basie’s (Ramada Plaza), Social Circle (Cambria Hotel), Drunken Noodle, Everest Tikka House, Fargo Billiards & Gastropub, Hennessy’s, Herd & Horns, Hotel Donaldson, India Palace, Labby’s, Luna Fargo, Old Broadway, Proof Artisan Distillers, Sazerac Alley, Spicy Pie, The Boiler Room, Three Lyons Pub, Toasted Frog, Zest…

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​Twin Peaks with NE-HI

June 8th, 2016

Sunday, June 12; doors 8 pm; music 9 pm; TP 11:55 pm

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

Very garage rock, primitive and satisfying. Best-known song: “Breakfast,” with more than 300 thousand YouTube views. Four friends scored a film and worked so well together that they formed NE-HI, Chicago’s favorite new band in the summer of 2014. Young and promising, catchy and unresolved.

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Smash Mouth

June 8th, 2016

Friday, June 10, 8 pm

Fargodome, 1800 University Drive N, Fargo

Still one of the best acts. Four or five retro styles, flawlessly executed. Maybe the best cover band ever, and that’s a compliment. More than their share of creative stress and disagreement, a quality of the best bands -- 12 members in a 20-year career, never able to keep a drummer for long. Lots of hits to sing along with. 

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​Ben Rheault Opening Reception

June 8th, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 7-9 p.m.

Make Room Gallery, 806 ½ Main Ave. Fargo

Opening reception for local hero and art whiz Ben Rheault, the work exhibited was created between 2011 and 2015. According to his artist statement: "It represents a departure from recognizable objects and figures. I am interested in class struggle, and the growing gulf between the wealthy and the impoverished."

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​Eli Young Band with 32 Below

June 1st, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 7:30 p.m.

Fargodome, 1800 University Drive N, Fargo

Four guys from Texas playing country music across the nation. Major talent, three number one singles. High energy and full of experimentation. 32 Below plays infectious pop country, is on the way up. “We are honored to have been nominated in the category of ‘Best Original Band’ in the High Plains Reader.” (701) 599-7111

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​Democratic-NPL Caucuses

June 1st, 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Find the location of your local caucus at http://demnpl.com/caucus/locations/

Are you progressive but usually too lazy to vote? Full disclosure: so are we. But this is different. The next president will nominate Supreme Court Justices, and change things for better or worse for a generation. “Doors will close at 7:00 p.m. sharply, so please arrive early. Identification is not necessary.”  

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​James Taylor

June 1st, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 8 p.m.

Fargodome, 1800 University Drive N, Fargo

The composer of the Steamroller Blues, of course, needs no introduction. Seats are $65 to $85, platinum seats $140 to $225. Section 12 is the no-alcohol section. Four-ticket limit for presale, four-ticket limit for on sale, eight-ticket total strictly enforced. Tickets are still available as we go to press. (701) 599-7111.

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​Integreon Charity Challenge

June 1st, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 8 a.m.

Iwen Park, 1209 52nd Ave S, Fargo

Challenges you to run, walk, volunteer, or donate in support of four local charitable organizations: CHARISM, the Marv Brossart Foundation for Parkinson’s Support, the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center, and the Cass Clay YWCA. 5k, 10k, 3-hour and 6-hour trail run and walkathon. jarod.dcamp@integreon.com

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​Final Performance: ‘Church Basement Ladies’

June 1st, 2016

Friday, June 3, 7 p.m.

Gaede Stage, MSUM, Moorhead

Last night for this musical scrapbook of memories of growing up Lutheran in the 1950s Midwest. Presented by the Straw Hat Players. The Gaede Stage, in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts, is a block north of 9th Avenue South, between 12th and 13th Streets South. MSUM Box Office, (218) 477-2271, open Mon-Fri, noon to 4 p.m.

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​Cruisin’ Broadway

May 25th, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 5-9pm

Downtown Fargo

Downtown crowded, Broadway bumper to bumper. We’ve seen a 1927 Willys-Knight with wood spoke wheels, an Indian motorcycle from the 1940s, a Mercedes 190SL convertible -- all of them well the trip. 

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