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THE LIST: African arts festival ... NDMOA benefit ... Myra Jazz Festival

African arts festival Friday at Empire Arts Center: The Empire Arts Center, located at 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks, will be hosting "Africa in Our Own Words and Colors," an African arts festival on Friday at 6:30 p.m. The festival includes paint...

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African arts festival

Friday at Empire Arts Center: The Empire Arts Center , located at 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks, will be hosting "Africa in Our Own Words and Colors," an African arts festival on Friday at 6:30 p.m. The festival includes painting, music, theater, poetry, dance and food. Admission is $20 for the general public and $12 for students and military. For more info: (701) 777-6240.

NDMOA Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

Saturday at North Dakota Museum of Art: The North Dakota Museum of Art, located at 261 Centennial Dr., Grand Forks, will be holding their annual benefit dinner and silent auction on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Tables for eight and valet parking is available. Reservations are required. Cost is $125 for individual reservations or $110 per person to reserve a full table of eight. For more info: (701) 777-4195.

'When You Believe'

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Saturday at Chester Fritz Auditorium : The Northern Valley Youth Orchestras will be performing their concert titled "When You Believe" at 7 p.m. at the Chester Fritz Auditorium, located at 3475 University Ave., Grand Forks. Admission is $5 for general, $3 for military and educators, and free for ages 12 and under. For more info: (701) 777-4090.

Rider Idol

Monday at Red River Performance Hall: The Red River High School, located at 2211 17th Ave. S., Grand Forks, will be presenting Rider Idol on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door only, and all seats are $5. For more info: (701) 746-2400.

Myra Jazz Festival

Tuesday and Wednesday at Red River Performance Hall: Red River High School will host the Myra Jazz Festival on Tuesday and Wednesday, featuring middle and high school performers from across the area. Trombone player and composer Wycliffe Gordon and tenor sax player Chris Thomson will be working with the students, too. The festival runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. For more info: (701) 772-8323.

Jazz Night

Thursday at 'l Bistro Mediterranean Eatery : The 'l Bistro Mediterranean Eatery, located at 1000 S. 42nd St., Grand Forks, will be hosting their weekly jazz night, featuring a live band, half-price martinis and a pizza special. For more info: (701) 792-1960.

'From Rembrandt to Picasso and Beyond'

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Thursday through April 2 at Empire Arts Center: The University of North Dakota Art Collections Gallery will have an opening reception for "From Rembrandt to Picasso and Beyond" at the Empire Arts Center, located at 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The exhibit runs through April 2. For more info: (701) 777-6240.

Local art exhibit

Through Feb. 28 at Urban Stampede : The World's Smallest Gallery, located inside Urban Stampede, 324 Kittson Ave., Grand Forks, will host an exhibit featuring artwork by 10 local artists through Feb. 28. The pieces - in a range of mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor and wire sculpture - are also for sale. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more info, contact Marlene Stiles at (218) 791-1012.

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