THE LIST: 'Cold Feet' . . . Coffee House . . . 'Grease,' etc.
-- Opening Friday in New Rockford, N.D.: "Cold Feet: A Musical Comedy" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in The Opera House, New Rockford, N.D. Shows will continue at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays until Dec. 20. The story: Four guys with a bar, a band and an unspeakable secret at Hanson's Bar in New Rockford. Cast: Jay Bauer, Mark Brown, Morgan Lies, Brian McGraw. Tickets: $19; call (701) 947-2174 or go to www.dprca.com.
-- Friday in Grand Forks: In Defense of a Marionette, music for families, youth and people of all ages, will be featured from 8:45 to 10 p.m. Friday in the First Presbyterian Church Coffee House, Grand Forks. Open mic: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Cover charge: $5; refreshments available for purchase. Info: JoAnn, email@example.com; Nolan (701) 870-2671.
-- Friday through Sunday in East Grand Forks: East Grand Forks Senior High School will present "Grease" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22 in the EGF Performing Arts Center. Alayna Holkesvig and Tom Gander will play Sandy and Danny, with Bailey Mankie as Rizzo and Jake Upham as Kenickie. Additional cast: Carly Flaagan, Brent Gulbranson, Tanna Hlavac, Grace Hollingsworth, McKenna Jones, Kaylen Larson, Beau Lindgren, Tanner Miller, Zach Norman, Nate Pace, Chris Peterson, Michon Pritchett, Amy Rudstrom. Ensemble: Jessica Bachmeier, Nathan Bakken, Leah Black, Breanna Carlson, Sierra Christenson, Sierra Douglas, Zach Gillies, Sarah Maybe, Amanda Mesa, Ashley Nero, Lindsey Peterson, Alexie Randal, Jacqulin Scanlan. Director: Chris Berg. Tickets: Adults, $5; students, $3.
-- Saturday and Sunday in Crookston: University of Minnesota-Crookston Music and Theater Department will present "An Opera and a Comedy" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Kiehle Auditorium, Crookston. Opera: The one-act opera is "Bastien and Bastienne" by Mozart; the cast features Don Kuske, Won Man Lee and Emily Nelsen. Comedy: A two-scene play, "Suppressed Desires" by Susan Glaspell, featuring Bethany Jenkins, Dan LeTourneau, Kristina Selzer. Time: The entire production, with a short intermission, will be 90 minutes. Admission: Adults, $5; students, $3; UMC students with student ID, free.
-- Saturday in Devils Lake: A spaghetti feed, coleslaw and garlic toast fundraiser will be from 5 to 8 p.m. (or until gone) Saturday in the KC Hall, Devils Lake. It will be a fundraiser for the Lake Region Heritage Center museums in Devils Lake. Advance tickets: Adults, $5; call (701) 662-3701 or (701) 351-3798. Tickets at the door: Adults, $6; 12 and younger, $3.
-- Sunday at Icelandic State Park: The annual Christmas Open House at Icelandic State Park will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Pioneer Heritage Center five miles west of Cavalier, N.D., and will feature lights, decorations and more than a dozen Christmas trees. The display will include an Icelandic Christmas Tree and unusual homemade wooden Icelandic Christmas trees. Santa visit: 1 to 3 p.m.; have your photo taken with Santa. Program: 2 p.m.; North Valley Community Men's Choir; Laurel Crosby, Tiffany DeMars and Janna Robinson trio; Icelandic Christmas carol, Curtis Olafson; Icelandic Christmas traditions, Mike Olafson. Refreshments: Coffee, cider, a sample of smoked lamb on home-baked bread and other Icelandic treats. Sleigh rides: Free horse-drawn wagon and sleigh rides, 3 to 5 p.m., if there's snow. Event sponsors: Northeastern North Dakota Heritage Association and Icelandic State Park. Admission: Free for Park Visitor Appreciation Day. Christmas tree display continues through the end of the year.
-- Monday at UND: The UND Jazz Ensembles will present "In Full Swing" at 8 p.m. Monday in UND Memorial Union Ballroom, Grand Forks, a celebration of the big band era of the 1930s and 1940s, featuring music made famous by Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Tommy Dorsey. An authentic cabaret-style atmosphere will be created with a bandstand, dance floor, tables and ballroom lighting. Featuring: The UND 12:00 Jazz Ensemble, which in 2008 received a superior rating, the highest given, at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival. Admission: $12, $6, $3.
-- Monday and Tuesday in Cando, N.D.: North Star High School in Cando, N.D., will present "Nonsense in the North Woods," a musical in two acts written by Andrew Ross with music by Bill Francoeur, at 7 p.m. Nov. 23-24 at the Cando Audi Theater. The story: Two city girls who inherit a mostly vacant hotel on Moose Bottom Lake soon have a full house after their handyman writes about a Bigfoot sighting and sells it to the tabloids. Cast: Katie Bonn, Megan Gowan, Daniel Grande, Kayla Haugen, Melanie Haugen, Adam Held, Michelle Holein, Falan Johnson, Tia Klein, Tanner Komrosky, Mikel Landaburu, Melissa Langer, Emily Laturnus, Mark Lybeck, Shawn Murchie, Morgan Peters, Calvin Teubner, Jessica Teubner, Emma Tyndall, Casidi Wilson. Director: Karmen Teubner. Student director: Kelsey Teubner. Crew: Josh Haugen, Hayden Larson, Ethan Oakland, Brittney Thompson. Accompanists: Shari McTaggart, Torie McTaggart. Admission: Adults, $5; students, $3.
-- Concerts in McIntosh and Roseau, Minn: The Jores will perform at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 28 in McIntosh Community Center and at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in Roseau Community Church. The Williston, N.D., family performs fast-paced inspirational country, gospel and old-time music for all ages.
Holiday open house
-- Nov. 29 & Dec. 6 in Bismarck: The Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site in Bismarck will host its 14th annual holiday open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 6. Enjoy the decorations, refreshments and sing along with Bismarck pianist Albert Landsberger. Admission: Free and open to the public. Info: (701) 328-1476; www.history.nd.gov/.
-- Dec. 1 in Chester Fritz: The annual UND ExtravaBANDza! will showcase the University Band as well as the Pride of the North Marching Band at 8 p.m. Dec. 1 in UND's Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks. James Popejoy will direct University Band, and Robert Brooks directs the Pride of the North. UND Band program: Robert Sheldon, "In The Center Ring"; "To Dream in Brushstrokes," Michael Oare; Elliot Del Borgo, "Tryptich II"; "Lone Star Celebration," James Curnow, conducted by senior music education major Elizabeth Coash. Pride of Dakota program: Traditional school songs and cheers, music from halftime field shows, featuring UND Color Guard and Drumline. Tickets: Adults, $6; students/senior citizens, $3; family of four, $12; available at the door. Info: (701) 777-2815.
-- Dec. 3 in the EGF Library: Santa Claus will visit the East Grand Forks Campbell Library from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 to listen to children's Christmas wish lists and to hand out treats to all who believe. Parents are invited to bring their cameras to take pictures of their little ones with Santa. Info: (218) 773-9121
-- Dec. 5 in Grand Forks: College students with a current college ID will get in free to the TobyMac and Kutless concert Dec. 5 in the Alerus Center. Pulse, a national faith-based organization that promotes drug- and alcohol-free events for young people, will bring TobyMac, Kutless, B Reith and Stephanie Smith to Grand Forks for the multimedia concert at 6 p.m.; doors will open at 5 p.m. Tickets: $37 and $27, available at Alerus Center box office, Ticketmaster locations, by phone at (800) 745-3000. Pulse director: Nick Hall, national youth communicator for Pulse, also will be on stage.
188th Army Band
-- Dec. 6 at UND: The UND Wind Ensemble directed by James Popejoy and the 188th Army Band will present a combined concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 in UND's Chester Fritz Auditorium. The North Dakota National Guard Band will be directed by Sgt. 1st Class Donald Nagle. 188th's program: Brazilian Folk Dance Suite, William Rhoads; "The American Fanfare," Rick Kirby; "Salvation is Created," Pavel Tschnokoff patriotic marches, E.E. Bagley and Henry Fillmore; featuring Sgt. Thomas Jankowski, tuba soloist, on Oystein Baadsvik setting of Amazing Grace. Wind Ensemble: "Symphony in B-flat," Paul Hindemith; suite from Leonard Bernstein's "Mass"; contemporary works by Brank Karrick and Richard Saucedo; featuring senior music major Ryan Zahn in Cecil Chaminade's "Concertino for Flute." Joint concert: An arrangement of "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride." Admission: Free; no tickets required.