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Steps in Time Historical Dance Society Kick-off

  • Today at Lovely Dozen: The Steps in Time Historical Dance Society will hold their first weekly class from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lovely Dozen Dance Studio, 1604 S. Washington St. They will begin with some regency dances (think Jane Austen) and move into Scottish country dances and more. These dances are light and fun, and everyone is welcome whether they’ve been dancing their whole life or never danced to a note. Cost: $10/class, $8 with studio pass. Info: (218) 230-0771.
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The Language of Love

  • Today at Valley City State: Robin Allebach and Dr. Christopher Redfearn will perform a recital titled “The Language of Love” featuring songs and arias centered on the theme of love at 7:30 p.m. in the Froemke Auditorium on the Valley City State University campus. The program will also feature the world premier of “Divisi: A Scene for Soprano and Trombone,” an anonymously commissioned work by composer Christopher Gable, a music theory instructor at UND, and librettist Merie Kirby, who also teaches at UND. Cost: $5. Info: (701) 845-7272.

Museum of Art Opening Reception

  • Saturday at Museum of Art: Join the museum  at 4 p.m. for the opening reception of two new exhibitions: “Arnold Saper: Face to Face” and “Songs for Spirit Lake.” Light refreshments will be available. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Info: (701) 777-4195.

North Country Fiddle and Dance

  • Saturday at Eagles Club: North Country Fiddle and Dance will host a North American folk and barn dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. There’s no need to know how to dance as longway reels, circles and simple squares will all be taught. Live music will be provided by Four Mile Portage of Duluth. Cost: Donations at the door. Info: oneil@rrv.net.

Concerts in the Galleries

  • Sunday at Museum of Art: Pianist Yoonie Han will perform at 2 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Han made her solo debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at age 13 and was awarded the Gawon Music Award in 2009 for “the most promising potential for global prominence.” Cost: $18 for members, $20 for non-members, $10 for students and military, children 12 and younger free. Info: (701) 777-4195.

Writers Conference 101

  • Sunday at UND Bookstore: The 45th annual UND Writers Conference is fast approaching, and now’s your chance to get to know the works of this year’s authors (if you haven’t read them already)! Join members of the UND and Grand Forks community from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in a discussion of “Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me” by Sarah Leavitt led by Linda Baeza Porter. Additional dates: Geoff Dyer Feb. 16, Brian Maxwell Feb. 23, Jessica Lott March 2. Cost: Free. Info: crystal.alberts@und.edu.

Radio Days

  • Sunday at Myra Museum: Return to the 1940s when radio was king. Join the Myra Museum at 2 p.m. as they replay a favorite radio show and hear one of FDR’s Fire Side Chats. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 746-0847.

The Band Perry

  • Sunday at the Ralph: The Band Perry with special guests Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell will visit Grand Forks as part of their “We Are Pioneers World Tour” at 7:30 p.m. at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Cost: $29.75, $39.75. Info: (701) 777-4167.

UND Student Art Exhibition

  • Thursday through Feb. 21 at the Hughes: UND’s Student Art Collective is hosting a display of 30-40 works from its annual art competition at the Hughes Fine Arts Center, 3350 Campus Road, Grand Forks. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday to recognize community support for this event. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 771-0040.

Jazz Series

  • Thursday at ‘l Bistro: Downtown Jazz will be performing Thursday at ‘l Bistro as part of an ongoing Jazz series on Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Additional shows: Matt Strand Group Feb. 20, Sneaky Wild Oats Feb. 27, Jazz on Tap March 6. Info: (701) 792-1960.

 ‘Dearly Departed’

  • Thursday through Saturday at Fire Hall Theatre: The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre presents “Dearly Departed,” a play about how some of the funniest stories come out of the darkest moments, starting at 7:30 p.m. Additional 7:30 p.m. showings: Feb. 20-22 and Feb. 27-March 1. 2 p.m. showings: Feb. 16 and 23. Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students and military with I.D. Info: (701) 777-4090.

Friday Night Valentine Dinner

  • Feb. 14 at Museum of Art: Enjoy an evening with your sweetheart surrounded by art. Chef Justin Welsh will prepare a special meal to be served in the museum’s galleries from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Cost: $50 per person. RSVP: (701) 777-5377.

38 Special

  • Feb. 14 at Shooting Star Casino: Southern rock icons 38 Special will perform at 8 p.m. at the Shooting Star Casino. In the vein of the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd, famous hits include “Caught Up in You,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” and “Like No Other Night.” Cost: $15. Info: (800) 313-7469, www.starcasino.com.

Feast of Nations

  • Feb. 15 at Alerus: This semi-formal event is Grand Forks’ biggest event celebrating cultural diversity. Enjoy performances by Fubuki Daiko, a Japanese Taiko group, Sol de España, Spanish folk dancers, and the Portuguese Fold Dancers from Algeria, as well as a number of UND performers. The five-course international meal includes Tunisian slata mechouia salad, Indian butter chicken and Scottish banoffee pie. Culture tables and the Red Carpet will be in place at 5 p.m. and ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. Latin band Son Urbano will play live music following the event. Cost: $30 non-student, $20 student. Info: (701) 777-2731.

UND Art Collection Opening

  • Through March 8 at Empire: The UND Art Collection at the Empire Arts Center recently opened a new exhibition featuring works with agricultural themes, titled “The Farmers’ Choice.” The exhibition features 28 pieces including paintings, prints, ceramic objects and cultural artifacts. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 777-2258.
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