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​Winter Pride Drag Brunch

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 27th, 2016

Sunday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mezzaluna, 309 Roberts St. N.

Kelly Coxsyn and friends host the Winter Pride Drag Brunch at Mezzaluna, with a delicious brunch buffet. Bottles of champagne and carafes of orange juice are available for $30, and there will be two for $10 mimosas. The show is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Pride Collective and Community Center and Fargo-Moorhead Pride.

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​Gnawed and Straight Panic

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 26th, 2016

Saturday, Feb. 27, 7-11 p.m.

The New Direction, 14 Roberts St. N.

Black Ring Rituals presents the industrial noise music of Minneapolis bands Gnawed and Straight Panic. Gnawed is a death industrial project which has played noise festivals around the country, while Straight Panic is a power electronics band who made their Fargo debut at the New Direction last year. Local acts Monowolf, Edwin Manchester, Concrete Skirt and Telavag will open the show. Black Ring Rituals is a record label…

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​Darwin Days

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

Friday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Festival Concert Hall, NDSU, 1511 12th Ave. N., Fargo

Join NDSU as they celebrate 19th-century scientist Charles Darwin’s birthday with a series of events revolving around the junco bird. In addition to a popup zoo, the event will show a film titled “The Ordinary Extraordinary Junco” and Ellen Ketterson, professor of biology and gender studies at Indiana University, will give a lecture on the junco and evolution. Also, there will be birthday cake.…

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Tommy Ryman

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

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19-20

Level 2 Comedy Club, 201 Fifth St. N., Fargo

Known for his absurdist and clever humor, which is masked behind a likable and innocent demeanor, Ryman is a favorite at top clubs and colleges across the nation and often featured on Rooftop Comedy, SiriusXM and iHeartRadio. His comedy earned him the title of semifinalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and praise from Roseanne Barr, who says she’s never seen anything like Ryman before. Ryman’s opened…

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​ShakesBeer Happy Hour

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 17th, 2016

Thursday, Feb. 18, 5‐7 p.m.

Junkyard Brewing Company, 1416 First Ave. N., Moorhead

The ShakesBeer Fest Happy Hour features music from Shakespeare’s time and a specially‐concocted drink, as well. Men in Tights and Two Wenches will perform old‐timey music on crumhorns, recorders and tubas. The drink is called Wild Bill’s Braggot. Based off the old drink braggot, that has references dating back to the 12th century, the beverage is a blend of spices and herbs with mead and beer.…

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Sleigh & Cutter Festival

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

Saturday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m.

The Barn at Dunvilla, 48203 Highway 59, Pelican Rapids, Minn.

Members of the Midwest Harness Club and Red River Harness Club invite the public to take a step back in time to when sleighs were a popular form of transportation. The 2nd annual Sleigh & Cutter Festival features horses, ponies, mules and donkeys pulling sleighs, cutters and bobsleds. This year’s festival is expected to be bigger and better with a vendor boutique being included. The boutique will…

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​“Northern Lights” Film Screening

by Chris Hennen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 11th, 2016

Friday, Feb. 12, 7:30-10 p.m.

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N.

The Fargo Theatre presents another screening of the 1978 docu-drama “Northern Lights” with special guests, director John Hanson and former North Dakota Agricultural Commissioner Sarah Vogel. The film depicts the struggle farmers faced in western North Dakota during the bitter winter of 1915, including fighting the political machine of bankers and railroad men as they formed the Nonpartisan League. The film won the Camera…

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​Opening Reception for “Prologue”

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

Friday, Feb. 12, 5:30-7 p.m.

The Rourke Art Gallery Museum, 521 Main Ave., Moorhead

Blayze Buseth, a young ceramics artist from Fergus Falls, presents his lifecycle series. His most recent project is titled Legacy Vessels, his customized urns which preserve and recognize the lives of people. Buseth attended Minnesota State University Moorhead for a year before studying ceramics for three months in Jingdezhen, China. Upon returning, he finished his associate degree at Minnesota State in…

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​Movie Night at the Aquarium: Lady Terminator

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 4th, 2016

Thursday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m.

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

Grindflicks presents the second film of their Movie Night at the Aquarium series, with “Lady Terminator.” The Indonesian exploitation film does its own take on the 1984 classic but with a female playing the villain. Steering clear of copyright issues, the villain isn’t a robot sent back in time but a woman possessed by the South Sea Queen. The price for admission is $7 and while chairs are provided,…

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​Fifteen Second Film Festival

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 4th, 2016

Thursday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m.

The Guild, 311 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks

For the first time, The Guild will be hosting a film festival made up of 15-second films submitted by community members. The festival features a variety of categories, including funny bone, jeepers creepers and documentary. The entrance fee is $3 and beverages and popcorn will be available. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. See The Guild’s Facebook page for more information about submissions.

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