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​Red River Watercolor Society: Reception and Awards

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 18th, 2016

Thursday, May 19 6-8:30 p.m.

Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave N, Fargo

The 23rd Annual National Watermedia exhibition includes a range of artistic expression from abstraction to realism. This exhibition is brought to you thanks to the work of many, including Fargo artists Karen Bakke and Diane Harrison. 

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​The Sixties Sensation

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 18th, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 5 p.m.

Bluestem Amphitheatre, 801 50th Ave SW, Moorhead

The Sixties Sensation, starring the original Herman, Peter Noone; including the best Beatles tribute band The Fab Four; and the Lovin’ Spoonful including two original members and one who joined two years later.

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​Rob Zombie with Monster Truck

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 11th, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 8 p.m.

Fargo Civic Center, 207 Fourth St. N.

Fresh off the release of his sixth album, celebrated horror musician and filmmaker will be bringing classics “Living Dead Girl,” “Dragula” and “Superbeast” to Fargo. Rob Zombie has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and has been one of few musicians to have a successful film career, with popular films such as “House of 1,000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s Rejects” and “Halloween.” His new album “The…

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​Fargo Spring Wing Fling

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 11th, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 12-10 p.m.

North Dakota Horse Park, 5180 19th Ave. N.

Eight Fargo-Moorhead bars and restaurants will compete against each other for the best chicken wing sauce in the area. In addition, the event will offer live entertainment, kids games, contests and more. There will be two sessions for the event, with the first running from 12-4 p.m. and the second from 6-10 p.m., and Shotgun Sally’s will provide alcoholic beverages for those aged 21 and older. Tickets for the event…

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​Fargo-Moorhead Crossroads Powwow

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 11th, 2016

Friday, May 13, to Sunday, May 15

Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S.

To showcase the rich Native American culture of the many tribes in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, community leaders have organized the first contest powwow. As many as 1,000 dancers are expected to perform over this three-day event that will not only promote cultural awareness, but give the public a chance to see and hear different styles of music and dance from the region’s many tribes. Information about…

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​Silver Follies: The Great Ghost Chase

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 11th, 2016

Thursday, May 12, to Sunday, May 15

Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 Fourth St. S.

When an earthquake frees a poltergeist at Dr. Horace Roy’s institution for excessively nervous people, the Ghostchasers are called to clean up the mess. On top of the ghost problem, patients have locked up the staff and no one knows who is a patient and who isn’t. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets are available at fmct.org.

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Corks and Canvas: Art and Wine Walk 2016

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 11th, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 5-9 p.m.

Downtown Fargo

This summer’s art and wine walk series begins Thursday. The event offers the community a chance to wander through downtown Fargo and sample wine while checking out live artists. Wristbands are available for $20 and can be purchased at participating businesses. The series will continue on specific Thursdays each month through September.

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DIY Screen Printing with Amanda Heidt

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 11th, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 3-6 p.m.

Make Room, 806 1/2 Main Ave.

Printmaker Amanda Heidt, Make Room’s featured gallery artist for the month of May, will lead a class in creating and designing simple screen prints for t-shirts. Seats are available for $20 and can be purchased on Make Room’s website at makeroomfargo.com. Those interested are asked to bring in a new or old blank t-shirt to print their design onto.

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​Fargo Zombie Pub Crawl IX

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 6th, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 4 p.m.

Duffy’s Tavern, 16 12th St. S.

Zombies will once again walk the streets of downtown Fargo but it won’t be human flesh they’re craving. Participants are encouraged to dress as the undead with fake blood and costume makeup as they stumble from bar to bar. The crawl begins at Duffy’s Tavern with the location changing every hour. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page, including a list of lessons learned from past years.

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Printmakers’ Sale

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 6th, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 1-5 p.m.

The Rourke Art Gallery Museum

As a celebration of International Print Day, the Rourke Art Museum will feature works from the region’s best printmakers and will offer a free demonstration at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. the day of the event. The event gives the public an opportunity to view and purchase prints from a variety of printmakers, with 30 percent of all proceeds supporting local artists’ emergency needs.

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