THE LIST: ‘Wonder of the World’ ... Band and Choir Festival
‘Wonder of the World’
- Today, Saturday at Empire: The Empire Arts Center will host their next show, “Wonder of the World,” starting at 7:30 p.m. When Cass discovers a dirty little secret in her husband’s sweater drawer, she is so shocked that she has no choice but to flee in search of the life she thinks she’s missing out on. Along the way she crosses paths with a suicidal alcoholic, a lonely tour boat captain, a pair of bickering private detectives and more, keeping audiences wildly entertained along the way. Cost: $15 individuals, $12 students and Empire members. Info: (701) 746-5500.
Band and Choir Festival
- Today, Sunday at Chester Fritz: The UND Department of Music is hosting their 29th annual Honor Band and Choir Festival Jan. 24-26. As part of the festival, two concerts will be open to the public. The first will be a 4 p.m. today and will feature the Varsity Bards Men’s Choir and Concert Choir, the Allegro Women’s Choir and Vivo Chamber Choir, the UND Chamber Orchestra and the UND Wind Ensemble. Cost: Free. The second concert will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and feature the UND Honor Band, the Women’s Honor Choir and the Mixed Honor Choir. Cost: $6 adults, $3 students and senior citizens, $12 per family (2 adults and 2 children). Info: (701) 777-2644.
Original Acoustic Rock
- Today at Ember: Josh Tuinder will perform original acoustic rock at 9 p.m. at the Ember, 8 N. Third St., Grand Forks. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 203-2877.
Vendors on Main Craft Sale
- Saturday at Canad Inn: A variety of area art, craft, clothing and jewelry vendors offer up their wares Saturdays in the Canad Inn lobby, 1000 S. 42nd St. Additional dates: Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 787-2516.
Family Day at NDMOA
- Saturday at Museum of Art: Join the Museum of Art from 10 a.m. to noon for Family Fun Day. Adults and children of all ages come together to understand the museum exhibit or learn about techniques and materials. Additional dates: Feb. 22, March 29. Cost: Donations. Info: (701) 777-4195.
Family Fun Day at the Wellness Center
- Saturday at Wellness Center: Bring your family to the UND Wellness Center for an afternoon of fun from 1 to 3 p.m. Try the rock wall, make a snack, play card or board games, challenge your family to a game of basketball, volleyball or badminton and more. You can even bring inline skates and hockey sticks to play in the multi-activity court. Be sure to stop by Family Day at NDMOA to pick up a half-off coupon. Temporary parking permits are available. Cost: $10 per family, $5 with NDMOA coupon. Info: (701) 777-0210.
- Saturday at O’Reallys: Ska-Skank Redemption, a five-piece ska band based out of Fargo, will return to Grand Forks at 9 p.m. at O’Reallys, 10 N. Third St., Grand Forks. Cost: Free, 21 and older. Info: www.facebook.com/ssredemption.
Drag Show @ Sensations
- Saturday at Sensations: You’ll want to brave the cold to experience your first Grand Forks drag show of 2014! Sensations, 4220 Fifth Ave. N., will have all of your favorite performers, emceed by Janessa. Doors open at 8 p.m., with the show starting at 9p.m. Cost: $10, 21 and older. Info: (701) 772-8134.
Downtown Fashion Night
- Tuesday at Empire: The Grand Forks Good Girls Club and Truyu Aesthetic Center present the 2014 Downtown Fashion Night. The evening will start at 6 p.m. at Sadie’s Couture Floral and Kittson, 402 DeMers Ave, with light hors d’voures and a cash bar. The event will then move to the Empire Arts Center, where the fashion show will start at 7:30 p.m. Funds raised by the event will be used to support Camp Good Mourning, a three day grief camp for children and teens ages six through 18 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Participating businesses will also donate 10 percent of their sales by event attendees through Feb. 2 to the camp. Cost: $30. Info: (701) 317-3255.
Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend
- Tuesday, Wednesday at Alerus: Join Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their Sesame Street friends as the welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities. The Alerus Center will host two showings of Sesame Street Live at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 and 10:30 a.m. Jan. 29. Cost: $16-$54. Info: (701) 792-1200.
- Tuesday, Wednesday at the Chester Fritz: Come watch the international sensation perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. This eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments, from matchboxes and Zippo lighters to garbage cans and brooms, to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Cost: $32-$47 for adults, $25-$35 for students, $20-$35 for children. Info: (701) 777-2170.
UND Art Collection Opening
- Wednesday through March 8 at Empire: The UND Art Collection at the Empire Arts Center is opening 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. An opening reception will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 777-2258.
Peter Mulvey Concert
- Jan. 31 at Muiderman Theater: Guitar great, singer and songwriter Peter Mulvey will return at 7:30 p.m. Known for his complex and lyrical guitar work and his rich, evocative voice, Peter’s folk/rock show is always thrilling. Cost: $20 advanced tickets only. Info: (701) 746-7471. Check on ticket availability
- Jan. 31 at Shooting Star: Award-winning country duo Montgomery Gentry will perform live at 8 p.m. at Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Road, Mahnomen, Minn. The pair have 14 Top 10 singles, including “If You Ever Stop Loving Me” and “Something to Be Proud Of.” Cost: $25, starcasino.com. Info: (817) 336-6824.
Looking for vendors
- June 20 in Roseau, Minn.: The Roseau Scandinavian Festival is looking for people interested in being a food, arts or craft vendor at the festival in June. Those interested should contact Pam Hetteen at email@example.com for more info.
- ‘The End-Rocky Mountains’
- Through April 20 in Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is hosting an experimental five projection video titled “The End-Rocky Mountains” by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson. The film follows Kjartansson and fellow musician Davíð Þór Jónsson as they place music in the winter cold against the backdrop of the Rockies. Further celebrate the Canadian North with the “Looking North” Family Sunday program from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 where you can discover and explore the traditions and art practices of artists from Winnipeg to the Arctic. Family Program Cost: $10 per family. Info: (204) 786-6641.