THE LIST: ‘This is Personal’ Opening Reception ... ‘Footloose’ ... Ricky Skaggs Concert

'This is Personal' Opening Reception Today at Blue Door Gallery: Only five percent of the art currently on display in U.S. museums is made by women. The Blue Door Gallery, 2 N. Third St., Grand Forks, is helping to correct that with the opening o...

‘This is Personal’ Opening Reception

  • Today at Blue Door Gallery: Only five percent of the art currently on display in U.S. museums is made by women. The Blue Door Gallery, 2 N. Third St., Grand Forks, is helping to correct that with the opening of “This is Personal: A Women’s Exhibition” from 6 to 9 p.m. A piece will be up for silent auction at the reception, with part of the proceeds going to the women’s shelter. The exhibit will be open through April 6. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 772-3710.


  •   Today, Saturday at Central High: The Central High School Theater Department presents an adaptation of “Footloose” at 7 p.m. Based on the 1984 film, the musical follows the story of Ren McCormack as he moves to a small town where rock music and dancing are banned. Cost: $10 adults, $6 students and seniors. Info: (701) 746-2375.

Ricky Skaggs Concert

  • Today at Shooting Star: Country sensation Ricky Skaggs will perform live at 8 p.m. at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minn. Skaggs is known for songs such as “Don’t Get Above Your Raising” and “You May See Me Walkin’” and spent most of the eighties at the top of the country charts. Cost: $10. Info: (800) 313-7469.

Open Mic Night

  •   Today at Ember: Share your musical, magic or juggling skills at the Ember starting at 9 p.m. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 203-2877.

‘Old and New’


  •   Saturday at Empire: The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Empire Arts Center. Part of “The Russian Tour” season, the concert will feature Cecilia Gaul, violin, Gerald Gaul, viola, and Sherry Kujala, flute. Cost: $16 adult, $10 student and military. Info: (701) 732-0579.

Music Therapy Night

  •   Saturday at Ember: Enjoy melodies performed by UND music therapy students starting at 9 p.m. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 203-2877.

Sunday Salon

  •   Sunday at Fire Hall: Poet Heidi Czerwiec will give an informal presentation about iconic pin-up star Bettie Page and read from her new book of poetry, “Self Portrait as Bettie Page.” A Q&A and book signing will follow. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 746-0847.

UND Wind Ensemble and University Band Concert

  •   Tuesday at Chester Fritz: The UND Wind Ensemble and University Band are holding a concert today at 8 p.m. Featured on the program will be the premiere performance of a new work the ensemble helped commission by Frank Felice, titled “Power Plays.” Cost: $6 adults, $3 students and seniors, $12 family. Info: (701) 777-2815.

‘Country Cruising to Murder’ Dinner Theatre

  •   Thursday through Sunday in Langdon, N.D.: The Northern Lights Arts Council will hold a dinner theatre starting at 6 p.m. March 13-15 and 2 p.m. March 16 at the Langdon Research Extension Center, 9280 107th Ave. N.E. The play, a comedy murder mystery, will be accompanied by a changing meal. Chicken cordon bleu will be served Thursday, battered Icelandic cod will be served Friday, roast beef will be served Saturday, and Sunday will be a production only. Cost: $25, $10 for Sunday theatre. Info: (701) 283-5458.

Public Art Symposium

  • Thursday at Museum of Art: Art expert Jack Becker will lead an art symposium at 7 p.m. concerning art in the 21st century and other challenges facing the group working to line 42nd Street with major works of sculpture visible from Interstate 94. His talk will highlight numerous public art projects, sculptures and artists and the wide ranging possibilities of public art today. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 777-4195.

Jazz Series

  •  Thursday at ‘l Bistro: Downtown Jazz will be performing Thursday at ‘l Bistro as part of an ongoing Jazz series on Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Additional shows: Matt Strand Group March 20, Sneaky Wild Oats March 27, Jazz on Tap April 3. Info: (701) 792-1960.

UND Art Collection Exhibition

  •  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. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 777-2258.

Museum of Art Exhibitions


  •   Through March 16 at Museum of Art: Current exhibitions at the North Dakota Museum of Art include “Arnold Saper: Face to Face” and “Songs for Spirit Lake.” Cost: $5 suggested donation. Info: (701) 777-4195.

Student Art Showcase

  • Through March 23 at NWMAC: The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is holding a Student Art Showcase featuring works of various mediums and subject matter by students in grades nine through 12 in the Riverwalk Theater Mall, East Grand Forks. Local students Erin Nelson of East Grand Forks Senior High and Jessica Genett of Sacred Heart High School will be included in the display. Cost: Free. Info: (218) 745-9111.

‘Blending – New Beginnings’ Art Exhibit

  •  Through March 29 at Muddy Waters: Muddy Waters Clay Center is hosting an exhibit by Don Miller, one of the founding members of the center, featuring clay work expressing the North Dakota landscape. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 772-1998.

‘Northern Exposures’ Photography Exhibit

  •  Through April 5 at EGF Campbell Library: The East Grand Forks Campbell Library will host “Northern Exposures,” a juried photography exhibit featuring artists throughout the region, through April 5. Awards will be presented at the exhibit opening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 3. Cost: Free. Info: (218) 773-9121.

Adult Art Classes

  •   April at Museum of Art: The North Dakota Museum of Art has two upcoming art classes that are open to all levels, with no previous experience necessary. The first is “Painting Through the Ages II” with instructor Pirjo Berg. The class, which costs $200, will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 7, 10, 1, 17, 21, 24, 28 and May 1. Students will practice contemporary and classic techniques and explore how they changed painting and the history of art. The other class is titled “Human Figure Drawing” with instructor Guillermo Guardia. It will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 8, 15, 22 and 29 for a fee of $100. Each session will emphasize human proportions, body structure and drawing the human body at rest and in motion. Cost: $200, $100. Info: (701) 777-4195.


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