THE LIST: 'Take Your Medicine' ... 'Peter Pan Jr.' ... 'Little Shop of Horrors'
UND Writers Conference
- Today at Museum of Art: “Imagine: A Literary Festival on the Prairie” is set to take place at the North Dakota Museum of Art. This year’s lineup includes United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, UND alumnus Brian Maxwell, Jessica Lott, Geoff Dyer, Sarah Leavitt and Colson Whitehead. The event includes a mix of panel discussions, author readings, film screenings and a special performance by Robert Pinsky and the UND Jazz Ensemble. Cost: Free. Full Schedule: www.und.edu/orgs/writers-conference or the Herald calendar.
‘Take Your Medicine’
- Today through Sunday at Oklee School: Red Lake County Central High School will perform the three act comedy “Take Your Medicine” at 7 p.m. at the Oklee School, 201 Governor St., Oklee, Minn. The comedy starts when jokester Mr. Puckett convinces everyone that Mr. Dodson is dying by changing the temperature on his chart to 108 degrees. Chaos and comedy ensue in a play that is sure to keep audiences thoroughly entertained. Cost: $5, $3 children K-6, preschool free. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Peter Pan Jr.’
- Today at Central High School: Valley Middle School students will perform a special adaption of the famous play and Disney film at 7:30 p.m. The 60-minute musical tells the story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up and the girl who has to, featuring classic songs “You Can Fly!” and “The Second Star to the Right.” Cost: $5. Info: (701) 871-0206.
‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’
- Today, Saturday at Mayville State: The Mayville (N.D.) State University Theatre presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Main Theater, 330 Third St. N.E. This classic musical tells the Biblical story of Joseph, who is sold into slavery by his older brothers and rises to become the second most powerful man in Egypt. Additional 3 p.m. showing: Sunday. Cost: $10, MSU students free, church or school groups of 10 or more $8 each. Info: (701) 788-4823.
‘Northern Exposures’ Photography Exhibit
- Through Saturday at EGF Campbell Library: The East Grand Forks Campbell Library will host “Northern Exposures,” a juried photography exhibit featuring artists throughout the region, through April 5. Awards will be presented at the exhibit opening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 3. Cost: Free. Info: (218) 773-9121.
‘Poetry in Motion’
- Saturday at Empire: The North Dakota Ballet Company will premier their spring company concert titled “Poetry in Motion” at 7:30 p.m. for one night only. The concert features local pre-professional dancers in a variety of repertoire, including classical ballet, modern and jazz dance. Cost: $15 adults, $12 students. Info: (701) 317-2630.
‘Little Shop of Horrors’
- Saturday through Tuesday at Kiehle Auditorium: The UMC Music and Theater Department will perform “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7:30 p.m. The comedy horror rock musical tells the story of an unfortunate florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. Cost: $5 adults, $3 students and children. Info: (218) 281-8266.
‘This is Personal’
- Through Sunday at Blue Door Gallery: Only five percent of the art currently on display in U.S. museums is made by women. The Blue Door Gallery, 2 N. Third St., Grand Forks, is helping to correct that with “This is Personal: A Women’s Exhibition.” Cost: Free. Info: (701) 772-3710.
Garden Party Fundraiser
- Sunday at First Presbyterian: The Northern Valley Youth Orchestras present their second annual Garden Party Fundraiser, “Spring Serenade,” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 5555 S. Washing St. Enjoy tasty treats in a relaxing springlike atmosphere while listening to NVYO students performing a variety of musical works. All proceeds benefit NVYO programming for youth. Cost: $15. Info: (701) 213-0310.
- Tuesday through April 12 at Burtness: The UND Theatre Arts Department is performing “Rumors” at 7:30 p.m. Chaos ensues when seven “high class” dysfunctional couples square off at a dinner party. The host has shot himself and the couples must rush to cover up the night’s events and protect their reputations. Cost: $15 adults, $5 students. Info: (701) 777-3446.
- Tuesday at Brick and Barley: Join the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra for a pre-concert party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission to the event gets you food, a “Red Russian” beverage, a ticket to the April 12 concert and a chance to meet the musicians. Must be 21 to attend. Cost: $5. Info: (701) 213-3908.
Hawley Art Show and Sale
- Thursday through April 13 at Hawley Community Center: Works of area artists will be on display at the 47th annual Hawley (Minn.) Art Show and Sale at the Hawley Community Center, 418 Main St., Hawley, Minn. Many exhibited works will be available for purchase. Hours for the show will be 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost: Free. Info: (219) 483-3296.
- Thursday at ‘l Bistro: Downtown Jazz will perform Thursday at ‘l Bistro as part of an ongoing Jazz series on Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Additional shows: Matt Strand Group April 17, Sneaky Wild Oats April 24, Jazz on Tap May 1. Info: (701) 792-1960. Downtown Jazz May 8, Matt Strand Group May 15, Sneaky Wild Oats May 22, Peat Moss May 29
‘The Rachel Calof Story’
- June 20-21 at Lake Region State College: Tickets are now available for the one-woman show “The Rachel Calof Story,” which is set to be performed in Devils Lake in June. The play, which has been performed in Los Angeles, New York City and St. Paul, tells the story of a Rachel Calof, a Jewish pioneer who homesteaded in a Jewish farming colony located near present-day Garske, N.D. Cost: $10 adults, $25 family. Info: (701) 662-3701.
Empire Arts Center Dinner and Dance
- April 26 at Alerus: Tickets are still available for the Empire Arts Center Dinner and Dance at the Alerus Center. The event will feature the world-class James Gerard Orchestra of Philadelphia, which has never performed before in North Dakota. Cost: $125, table of 10 sponsorship opportunities available. Info: (701) 746-5500.
Adult Art Classes
- April at Museum of Art: The North Dakota Museum of Art has two upcoming art classes that are open to all levels, with no previous experience necessary. The first is “Painting Through the Ages II” with instructor Pirjo Berg. The class, which costs $200, will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 7, 10, 1, 17, 21, 24, 28 and May 1. Students will practice contemporary and classic techniques and explore how they changed painting and the history of art. The other class is titled “Human Figure Drawing” with instructor Guillermo Guardia. It will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 8, 15, 22 and 29 for a fee of $100. Each session will emphasize human proportions, body structure and drawing the human body at rest and in motion. Cost: $200, $100. Info: (701) 777-4195.