THE LIST: 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' ... Grand Cities Art Fest ... 'Seaside Visions' exhibit
- ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’
Today, Saturday at Empire: Thompson’s Summer Theater presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at 7:30 p.m. This high-spirited musical romp tells the story of Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to New York in search of a new life for herself. It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz, where women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Cost: $12. Info: (701) 599-2765.
- Grand Cities Art Fest
Saturday, Sunday downtown: Enjoy the works by over 150 artists, plus food, live entertainment, kids’ craft-making and more at the Grand Cities Art Fest in downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Shop for fine art and homemade crafts, spark your kids’ imagination with child-centered craft making, experience live, local music and see art come alive as artists transform raw materials into original masterpieces at “Arts in Action.” Cost: Free. Info: (701) 772-3710.
Xcel Energy Stage—Town Square, Grand Forks
11 a.m.: Polish Dancers
12:20 p.m.: Ron Franz
1:20 p.m.: African Arts Arena
4:20 p.m.: Acoustic Smoke
5:20 p.m.: One Team Ride
11 a.m.: Popejoy Strand Duo
12:20 p.m.: Penumbra
1:20 p.m.: Artist awards and “Spring Awakening” performance
2:20 p.m.: Sneaky Wild Oats
3:20 p.m.: The Diers
HB Sound and Light Stage—River Road, East Grand Forks
11 a.m. to noon---Matt Strand Group
12:20 p.m.: The New Hi Fi
1:20 p.m.: Carl Unbehaun
2:20 p.m.: Acoustic Smoke
3:20 p.m.: Ron Franz
4:20 p.m.: Calamity James
Noon: Carl Unbehaun and Lisa Dixon
1:20 p.m.: The Diers
2:20 p.m.: Popejoy Strand Duo
3:20 p.m.: Mudbucket
Performances around the venue
- Grand Forks Greenway
Kathryn the Clown: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday
Greg Herriges: 11 a.m. to noon Sunday
Ron Franz: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
- South Cabela’s Parking Lot
The Lovely Dozen Belly Dancers
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to noon---Formal Set
Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.---Kids’ Jam
- World’s Smallest Gallery
Through Wednesday at Urban Stampede: The latest artist featured in the World’s Smallest Gallery is Jon Fetsch. Stop by and check it out from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 746-9531.
- Mini Art Exhibit
Through June 20 at Climax Public Library: The Northwest Regional Arts Council is holding a mini art exhibit that will travel to several regional libraries throughout the summer and fall. The exhibit includes original paintings, photography, drawings, pottery and more and is now at the Climax (Minn.) Public Library, 104 W. Broadway, through June 20. Additional showings: Hallock (Minn.) Public Library June 20-July 25, Thief River Falls Public Library July 25-Sept. 5. Cost: Free. Info: (218) 745-9111. Fosston Public Library Sept. 5-Oct. 3; Roseau Public Library Oct. 3-Nov. 7, Warren Godel Library Nov. 7-Dec. 3.
- ‘Seaside Visions’ Exhibit
Through June 29 at Minnesota Arts Council: The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is hosting an exhibit titled “Seaside Visions” through June 29 at its gallery in the River Walk mall in East Grand Forks. The exhibit showcases artwork by East Grand Forks native Erin Nelson and her student Karlee Westrem. The artists will be featured during a reception as part of the Art and Wine Walk from 1 to 5 p.m. June 21 at the gallery. Cost: Free. Info: (218) 745-9111.
- ‘Decades of Paint’ Exhibit
Through July 27 at Museum of Art: The North Dakota Museum of Art is holding an exhibition titled “Decades of Paint” by Mary Bonkemeyer, a 93-year-old painter from Santa Fe, N.M. Bonkemeyer thinks of her paintings as “traces or marks that weave together, quiver, alternate, and slowly the eye registers and reads an unrepeatable pattern.” This is her first exhibit. The museum is also holding exhibits featuring sculpture by Craig Langager and “Song of Eurydice” by Douglas Kinsey. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Info: (701) 777-4195.