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Through the weekend
NDSU Theatre’s The Servant of Two Masters concludes its run this weekend with shows Thursday through Sunday. Click, I say, for showtimes and tickets. [NDSU Theatre]
Moorhead High’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee continues with #2 of its three weekend run. It also correctly spells F-U-N after asking to use it in a sentence and determining its etymology. Find showtimes and info at moorheadtheatre.com. [Moorhead High Theatre] (Bonus: read John Lamb’s first-hand Putnam County Spelling Bee experience here.)
The Fargo Theatre will host a special screening of the 1968 film The Producers and silent auction as a fund raiser for the theatre’s new capital campaign (if you haven’t seen the video they made for the campaign, by golly, you should see it). You get all sorts of goodies with your ticket, too. Social at 6, movie at 7:30 p.m. [Fargo Theatre/Facebook]
The HoDo is hosting a Summit Beer Dinner this evening. That sounds every bit as awesome as it sounds. Tickets are $65. 6:30 p.m. [The HoDo/Facebook]
Red River Valley Golden Boy June Panic returns to Fargo this evening supporting Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard (great video here) tonight at the Aquarium. Michael Pink opens, too. Good lineup. $7, 10 p.m., 21+. [The Aquarium/Facebook]
Designers will go toe-to-toe in the CROPPED competition at Mahoney’s Bar and Grill. From their Facebook page:
Each round will consist of a mystery light box containing images, a font and a theme unknown to the designers. After 5 minutes of think time, they will get 20 minutes to create a composition utilizing ALL of the mystery elements to reflect the theme.
I can get behind such a thing. 5:30 p.m., free as in beer. [DSNGX/Facebook]
Plains Art Museum will host a panel discussion of the current DJ Spooky expedition, Ice Music, currently hanging on the 3rd floor. What do artists and scientists bring to our understanding of a place? How might we regard this remote place today in the face of climate change? Panelists are geologist Dr. Adam Lewis (NDSU), biologist Wendy L. Reed, Ph.D. (NDSU), and photographer Stuart Klipper. $5 suggested donation, 7 p.m. [Plains Art Museum]
Are you ready for Grindfest 3? More grindhouse film trailers, more exploitation flicks, and and AND live burlesque at this popular Fargo Theatre event. Prepare to be shocked. 7 p.m. [Fargo Theatre/Facebook]
The HPR knows how to throw a swingin’ shindig. Join them for a celebration of the region’s finest entertainment at their annual Best Bets bash at Plains Art Museum. Diane Miller, Brooks West, Chris Patano, and The Moody River Band will provide the tuneage. 8 p.m., free, 21+.
If you’re the type who likes a little of this and a little of that, give the Mixed Martial Arts Cabaret a try. Poetry by Kevin Carollo, live art by Will Buchanan, experimental electronic music by Xidzeta, singer/songwriters The Trunk Show, Jeff Knight from TAG, and comedy from Joshua Webster. It’s a little crazy, but that’s the point. 8:30 p.m. at the HoDo. [The Chimera Cooperative/Facebook]
Green Jelly?! Those guys are still around?! $10 in advance, $13 at the door, 9 p.m. at the Pickled Parrot. [The Shop/Facebook]
Keeping a journal can be incredibly rewarding. It allows you to make sense of complex life situations, or simply helps you mark the days. If you’re not sure how to take it on, try The Spirit Room’s journaling workshop with Nadine Schweigert. $25 (includes a journal, pens, beverage, and a snack), 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. [The Spirit Room]
An all-star lineup of Fargo area artists kicks off the extraordinary exhibition Beyond the Veil at the Spirit Room. Srsly, there’s a boatload of talent in this show, and it’s a perfect chance to brush up on some of the most exciting visual art our little city has to offer. [Carrie Lee Wendt/Facebook]
Mark Wallman (no, the pop act from MSP … you’re thinking of Mark Wahlberg) takes the stage with Riesage and the Alleles supporting at The Aquarium. $5, 9:30, 21+. [The Aquarium/Facebook]
Concordia presents its PRISM concert Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. PRISM features seamless performances from a variety of Concordia musical groups, including the percussion ensemble, the clarinet choir, and the bassoon ensemble. It’s free, as in free at last. 2 p.m., Memorial Auditorium. [Concordia]
Beatles music expert Dr.Walt Everett will visit the Fargo Library’s Main Branch to present an engaging program titled The Beatles’ A Day in the Life. His presentation will focus on the Beatles’ song A Day in the Life and the group’s recording process to create its unique harmonies, rhythms and underlying message. 2 p.m., free and open to all ages. For information on these events, contact Librarian Greg Gilstrap at 241-1492. [Fargo Public Library]
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