THE LIST: 'Wonder of the World' ... Friday Night Dinner ... TEDx Open Mic Night and Ticket Release Party

'Wonder of the World' o Friday, 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 s...

The List

'Wonder of the World'

• Friday, 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. Additional showings: Jan. 23-25. Cost: $15 individuals, $12 students and Empire members. Info: (701) 746-5500.

Friday Night Dinner

• Friday at Museum of Art: The North Dakota Museum of Art will hold a Friday Night Dinner from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own bottle of wine and vegetarian options are available. RSVP is required. Cost: $50. RSVP: (701) 777-5377.

TEDx Open Mic Night and Ticket Release Party


• Friday at Fire Hall: The Fire Hall Theatre will host an open mic night and ticket release party for the first TEDxGrandForks at 7 p.m. Come help fill the rest of the presenter lineup and be one of the first to purchase your ticket for the inaugural TEDxGrandForks. Tickets for TEDx will be $100 general admission or $20 students, with only 100 available for the Feb. 7 event. Cost: Free. Info: (218) 230-0525.

Williams and Ree Comedy Show

• Friday at Shooting Star: Comedy duo Williams and Ree will perform live at 8 p.m. at the Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Road, Mahnomen, Minn. The pair, often billed as "The Indian and the White Guy," has worked together as a comedic pair for more than 40 years, packing casinos and clubs across the country with their routine that plays up the stereotypes of Native Americans. Cost: $10. Info: (817) 336-6824,

African Ceramic Collection

• Through Saturday at Museum of Art: The North Dakota Museum of Art is hosting an African Ceramic Collection in memory of Sanny Ryan, a founding trustee of the museum, through Jan. 18. The exhibit includes twenty-two prized African terracotta pots form countries including Nigeria, Cameroon and Burkina Faso. An additional exhibition will also be held in the mezzanine gallery featuring a selection from Barton Benes' private collection. Works by James Rosenquist and Vernal Bogren Swift are also on display. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Info: (701) 777-4195.

Friends and Neighbors Film Festival

• Sunday at Fire Hall: The Friends and Neighbors Film Festival kicks off at 1 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Fire Hall Theatre. The first film will be "The Traveller and the Magician" about a young man in Bhutan who misses his bus to the city and an awaiting visa to the United States. What follows is his journey as he is forced to hitchhike with an elderly apple seller, a sage young monk and an old man and his beautiful daughter. A discussion will follow the film with Shyam Rai, who is originally from Bhutan and lives in Grand Forks. Additional screenings: Jan. 26 "Pray the Devil Back to Hell;" Feb. 2 "The First Grader." Cost: Free. Info: (701) 777-2787.

Band and Choir Festival


• Jan. 24-26 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. Jan. 24 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. Jan. 26 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.

Downtown Fashion Night

• Jan. 28 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

• Jan. 28-29 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.


• Jan. 28-29 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.

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.

Roseau Scandinavian Festival

• 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 for more info.

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