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THE LIST: 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' ... Grand Cities Art Fest ... 'Seaside Visions' exhibit

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  • ‘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.

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  • 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

  • Saturday

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

  • Sunday

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

  • Saturday

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

  • Sunday

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.

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