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27th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 24th, 2016

27th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza

Friday and Saturday, March 25‐26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm, 1201 28th Ave. N.

This long‐standing annual event allows children to greet the Easter Bunny, dye eggs and create spring crafts. Easter egg hunts will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day. There will also be treats for every child. The admission price is $5 per person, but members and children aged one and younger get in for free.

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D Mills & the Thrills Fifth Anniversary Show

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 24th, 2016

D Mills & the Thrills Fifth Anniversary Show

Friday, March 25, 10 p.m. Sidestreet Grille & Pub, 404 Fourth Ave. N.

D Mills & The Thrills will perform Sidestreet as a celebration of their five years of playing together. The hip‐hop group is a full‐fledged seven‐piece band, complete with guitar, keys, bass and drums. They play original songs in addition to covering artists such as Wu Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest and Rage Against the Machine.

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Tim Ray: Unseen Works Opening Reception

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 24th, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 6‐8 p.m. 

Ecce Art Gallery, 216 Broadway N.

In its third installment, Ecce Art Gallery will present a series of unseen drawings, prints and collage from abstract artist Timothy Ray. Each year the gallery reveals pieces from the late artist honoring Ray’s commitment to the area’s arts culture. Ray taught art at various high schools in Manitoba and at several colleges and universities in the United States, including Minnesota State University Moorhead, where…

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​Fargo‐Moorhead Ballet Spring Ball

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 18th, 2016

F‐M Ballet artistic director Matt Gasper will give a ballroom dance lesson to the public with a special performance of “Sleeping Beauty” by the F‐M Ballet dancers to follow. In addition to food and drinks and music entertainment, there will be a silent auction held to support expenses incurred by F‐M Ballet performances, outreach and educational activities. Tickets for the spring ball are available at tututix.com/client/fmballet for $25. Combo tickets are available for the spring…

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​National Quilting Day

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 18th, 2016

The Quilters’ Guild of America presents Spring Fever Workshop, a workshop designed to celebrate National Quilting Day. The event allows community members to show and tell, see award‐winning quilts and take courses on one of three topics. The courses include miniature‐pieced blocks, strip‐pieced runners or small quilt, and embellished motifs for crazy quilts. The free afternoon event, which begins at 1:45 p.m., features the show and tell and award‐winning quilts. Registration forms are…

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​FM Crusaders M.C. 41st Annual Bike Show

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 18th, 2016

North Dakota’s oldest motorcycle club will host their 41st bike show at the Ramada’s Crystal Ballroom. The event will feature two classic Harley Davidson panheads, a Hydra‐Glide and a Duo‐Glide and a custom mystery bike built by Lil’ Evil. There will be a bike show party with Hit Master Mobile Music on Saturday from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The event will include a fish pond, animal balloons and cartoons for children’s entertainment. A silent auction will be held Saturday at 10 a.m.…

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​LIVE.Blues: The Shuttles

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 18th, 2016

Newly established act The Shuttles will perform a show at 20 Below Coffee. The band plays a variety of music, including funk, rock and blues. Early tickets can be purchased for $7 at eventbrite.com while door prices are $10. Coffee or tea is offered with each ticket purchase.

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​Bros on Broadway 2016

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 7th, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 6 p.m.

The Hotel Donaldson, 101 Broadway N.

Help fight prostate cancer by partaking in a fundraiser that sets ’stache against ’stache. This month-long fundraiser encouraged men to put down the razor and let their facial hair grow all for this Bros on Broadways competition. Prizes will be given for best moustache, beard, costume, group, most grizzly and best of show. Last year, Bros on Broadway raised $70,000 through the combined efforts of teams, sponsors and the…

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​The 4onthefloor with the Moody River Band

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 3rd, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 10 p.m.

The Aquarium (Dempsey’s upstairs), 226 Broadway N.

Twin Cities rockers The 4onthefloor will be passing through Fargo on their spring tour. Their stompin’ blues music is carried by the thumping sounds of four bass drums played by their four members. Delta blues and hoedowns from America’s past and present have inspired their original material and their signature stomp can be heard on covers, which range from Wilco to Tom Jones.

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​Staring Contest Painting Exhibition

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 3rd, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 5-9 p.m.

Ochre Creative Studios, 1114 Main Ave.

The opening exhibition of the area’s latest art studio features eight large-scale self-portraits of Ochre’s studio artists. The studio welcomes the public to join them for their open house and enjoy food and drink from their sponsors, Babb’s Coffee House and Nichole’s Fine Pastry. They are located in the three-stall garage connected to the Teamsters building. An after party will be held at Duffy’s tavern.

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