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Green Day’s “American Idiot”

July 20th, 2016

July 28-31, 7pm

Concordia College, Comstock Theatre

Green Day’s lead vocalists’ struggle with addiction. Social justice theatre: “we need to stage this show right now. We have a heroin problem in Fargo-Moorhead. Our young people are hurting.” Cast performers sing, dance, act, and advocate. 

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Bear Hands

July 20th, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 9pm

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

Emerged from Connecticut hardcore punk scene about ten years ago. Several singles that stay with you: “What a Drag,” “Giants,” “2AM,” Marathon Man.” Touring in support of their third album, “You’ll Pay for This.” (701) 235-5913

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Ladies Night Out

July 20th, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 7-10pm

Paradox, 26 Roberts St, Fargo

This event by and for women. Potluck, drinks provided, artists and crafters, daughters welcome, coloring and activities provided. “Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress.” (701) 239-9505  

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​D Mills & The Thrills

July 20th, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 7-11pm

Rustic Oaks, 12155 3rd St, Moorhead

The beloved local band hosts their audience in a natural setting, perhaps the most beautiful venue in the city. 7pm, social; 8pm, outdoor concert; 10pm, more social and campfire. Full cash bar, Drekker Brewing Co. on tap; Blackbird woodfire pizza baked fresh on site. $7, 18+, limited to 250 tickets.

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Northern Plains Farmers Market

July 20th, 2016

July 23, 26 & 28, 10am - 5pm

West Acres, west parking lot, just off 42nd St S

More than a street market -- a community gathering place. The Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society’s market features regionally grown produce, freshly baked bread, artisanal products, flowers and plants, fresh roasted nuts. http://www.westacres.com/the-market.php 

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​Mission of Mercy

July 20th, 2016

July 22, 23, 5:30am - 5pm

Concordia College Memorial Auditorium

Free dental care for those who can’t afford it. First come, first served. The auditorium will be converted to a gigantic dental clinic. Hundreds of Minnesota and North Dakota dentists are volunteering. mnmom.org

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​Inter Arma with Withered and SOTOS

July 15th, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 9:30pm

Aquarium, 226 Broadway, 2nd floor, Downtown Fargo

The Virginia-based experimental metal band. Don’t miss this one. “Early reports from the tour are raving about their live show,” says Chris Hennen. Withered are from Atlanta, call themselves “tortured, blackened doom/death metallers.” 21+, $8

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​Kari Lugo: Street Photography Talk

July 13th, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 5-9pm

Nichole’s Fine Pastry, 13 8th St S, Fargo

Lugo will be at Nichole’s during the Cork & Canvas Art & Wine Walk, to lead a discussion about street photography. Learn from an expert, who’s been through all aspects. (701) 232-6430 

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​Strengthen What Remains, New Heart, The Home Stretch

July 13th, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 6:30pm

The New Direction, 14 Roberts St N, downstairs

SWR: Florida Hardcore, crowd favorite, 3rd time at The New Direction, where the future comes into focus. NH: Indiana hardcore, wild sets. THS: pop punk favorites from Minneapolis. All ages, $8

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Public Reception for Touchable Exhibitions

July 13th, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 4-7pm

Hjemkomst Center, 102 1st Ave N, Moorhead

How can artists make their art touchable and therefore accessible to people who cannot see? An entirely touchable art show sponsored by the FM Visual Artists.

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