THE LIST: Art Auction exhibit ... Cabaret at the Fire Hall ... Icelandic program ... more

Art Auction exhibit - Through Nov. 12: The art works that will be sold Nov. 12 at the North Dakota Museum of Art Autumn Art Auction are now on exhibit at the museum on the UND campus. The works also can be viewed online at The 14t...

Anne Christopherson
Anne Christopherson

Art Auction exhibit

- Through Nov. 12: The art works that will be sold Nov. 12 at the North Dakota Museum of Art Autumn Art Auction are now on exhibit at the museum on the UND campus. The works also can be viewed online at The 14th annual Autumn Art Auction at NDMOA will begin with wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 with the auction beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets: Museum members, $30; non-members, $35 in advance, $40 at the door; to reserve a ticket, call (701) 777-4195.


- Anne Christopherson Friday at Fire Hall: Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre will launch a new cabaret series, SIZZLES, at 8 p.m. Friday with "I Hear Music," an evening with Anne Christopherson. Christopherson, a member of the music faculty at UND, performed the show in New York City. Cabaret Scenes magazine critic Jerry Osterberg said Christopherson showed "a well-honed ability to convey emotion, tenderness, and poignancy," as well as operatic prowess and scatting skill. She will be accompanied by jazz pianist Matt Strand. Tickets: $10; available at the door. VIP seating is available for $20, includes refreshments, and must be reserved in advance by calling (701) 746-0847. Info:

Icelandic program


- Sunday at Icelandic State Park: The Northeastern North Dakota Heritage Association will host a presentation at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pioneer Heritage Center, Icelandic State Park, in which Joan Olson and Alfred Byron will share their recent trip to Iceland. Coffee and refreshments will be served following the program. The Pioneer Heritage Center is at the main entrance of Icelandic State Park about five miles west of Cavalier, N.D., on Highway 5. You do not need to follow the detour signs to get to the Heritage Center.

Choir concert

- Monday in East Grand Forks: The high school choirs from East Grand Forks Senior High and Crookston High School will perform in the Fall Choral Festival at 7 p.m. Monday at East Grand Forks Senior High School. The Fall Festival began 52 years ago, by directors from Crookston, East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls, to promote choral music and to give students a chance to hear other choirs. Guest clinician will be Rebecca Raber, director of choirs at Fargo Shanley High School. The Crookston and Senior High choirs will perform individually and as a festival choir directed by Raber. Admission will be charged. Crookston director: Belinda Fjeld. Senior High director: Shelley Bares.

UND concert

- Thursday at UND: The UND Department of Music announces a performance of the UND Contemporary Music Ensemble at 8 p.m. Thursday in Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, UND Hughes Fine Arts Center. The ensemble features artist/faculty and outstanding students from UND, Grand Forks Public Schools and the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, and performs chamber music of the 20th and 21st centuries, a news release said. Ensemble members: Karen Arvin, Simona Barbu, Sharon Boschee, Anne Christopherson, Heather Church, Leah Entzel, Brandon Hill, Michelle Ingle, Ronnie Ingle, Mark Lentz, Yuting Liu, Philip McKenzie, Paul Millette, Clayton Miranda, Kayla Lea Nelson, James Popejoy, Joel Pugh, Elizabeth Rheude, Joel Robinette, Sarah Sevenbergen, Michael Wittgraf. Repertoire: Will include the David Gillingham Waking Angels, Heinrich Sutermeister Serenade, Fisher Tull Nonet and Edgard Varese Octandre. Admission: Adults, $6; students/seniors, $3; family of four, $12.

Gospel and more

- Thursday in Thief River Falls: Gospel and bluegrass music by the Popple Ridge Pickers followed by old time music by the Cathy Erickson Band will be featured from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Eagles Club, Thief River Falls. Dessert will be served during intermission. Admission: $7 at the door.

People's Choice


- Art at Velkommen: Voters cast 332 ballots for the People's Choice award in the "Thor's Hammer: Jewelry and Wearable Folk Art Collaboration" exhibit and sale at Velkommen, downtown Grand Forks. The top four designs: "Vintage Thor," "New Age," "Classic Replica," "Thunder." Info: (701) 775-8482.

Miss Grand Forks

- Nov. 5 in Grand Forks: The Miss Grand Forks Scholarship Organization will have Z94.7, a Leighton Broadcasting channel, as official media sponsor of the Miss Grand Forks Scholarship Pageant, which will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Empire Arts Center. The Z94.7's People's Choice Award will be voted on by the station's listening public. Those who attend the pageant also can donate $1 per vote for their favorite contestant (no limit on votes) with proceeds going to the Miss Grand Forks Scholarship & Event Fund. Visit the Facebook fan page for more info. Pageant hosts: Rick V of Z94.7 and former Miss Grand Forks/Miss North Dakota Beth Dennison. Pageant judges are: Zach Daniel, Grand Forks, of the Z94.7 Morning Show; Beth Carlson, Crookston, a music teacher; Michelyn Butler, Fargo, pursing a doctorate in educational psychology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a former Miss Wisconsin USA; David Adams, Grand Forks, youth ministry and contemporary worship coordinator, Calvary Lutheran Church; and Kathy Shellum, Cottage Grove, Minn., a volunteer in the Miss America organization for more than 25 years on the local, state and national level. Info:

Book sale

- Nov. 5 at EGF library: Friends of the Campbell Library will hold its fall Book Sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at the library offering books, movies and other media for sale. A special area of gift books will be featured, premium condition and best sellers. Bag sale: From 3 to 5 p.m. all items in a bag will go for $5. Info: (218) 773-9121.

Trivia Night

- Nov. 5 at Sharon Lutheran Church: The Grand Cities Children's Choir will hold its Trivia Night fundraiser at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at Sharon Lutheran Church, Grand Forks, with the theme "Hunting For Trivia." Emcees will be Dave Molmen and Rick Gessler and proceeds will help send the 65-member seventh- through ninth-grade choir, Primo Voce, on a musical trip to Minneapolis. The entry fee is $20 per adult or $150 to reserve an entire table. Cash prizes totaling more than $1,000 will be awarded to the top three teams. Child care for children younger than 10 is available upon request. Food from Rhombus Guys Pizza, barbecues, tacos-in-a-bag, baked goods, popcorn and pop will be available for purchase. For more info/to reserve a table: Contact Melanie Popejoy, (701) 746-2360, extension 254, or .

Roseau Diva Day


- Nov. 5 in Roseau, Minn.: Roseau Diva Day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5 at Roseau City Center, is a day for women to pamper themselves with massages, new skin treatments, special treats and shopping with local crafters, vendors and artists. There will be door prize drawings and lunch and goodies available for purchase. Admission to the venue is free. Sponsor: Roseau Women of Today with support from Roseau Civic & Commerce.


- Nov. 4, 5 and 6: Psychic Sylvia Browne will be on stage Nov. 4 at Spirit Lake Casino, St. Michael, N.D., and at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 and 6 at Northern Lights Casino, Walker, Minn.Tickets for Nov. 4: General admission, $35; reserved, $40; call (800) 946-8238, ext. 253. Tickets for Nov. 5-6: (800) 252-PLAY;

Fiddle & Dance

- Nov. 12 in East Grand Forks: A North Country Fiddle and Dance community dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 12 will feature guest musicians and callers Julie Young and Bob Walser of Minneapolis. The event will be at the Eagles Club, 227 10th St. NW, East Grand Forks. No dance experience is needed and all ages are welcome. Admission: Donation at the door.

'Art on the Prairie'

- Opening Nov. 14 in EGF: East Grand Forks Campbell Library will present "Art on the Prairie," an exhibit featuring regional artists, from Nov. 14 to Jan. 7. The exhibit opening and reception will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 with artists on hand to talk about their work. Regional science fiction author Chris Martin will be featured; he recently has published "N-Space," a collection of stories, poems and music through iUniverse. Guitarist Jared Kinney will entertain. Info: (218) 773-9121.

NDSU Baroque Festival


- Nov. 5-6 and Nov. 11 in Fargo: The North Dakota State University Baroque Festival will begin Nov. 5 with a Chamber Concert and Nov. 6 with a Student Concert, concluding Nov. 11 with a performance of Kuhnau's "Magnificat" and favorites from Handel's "Messiah." Chamber Concert: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Messiah Lutheran Church, 2010 N. Elm Street, Fargo, featuring the Baroque Festival Orchestra and Choir; with pieces by pieces by Lully, J.S. Bach, and Vivaldi, and soloists Virginia Sublett, Robert Jones, Jane Capistran, Elise Nelson and more. Tickets will be $5 for adults; $2 for seniors/students. Student Concert: 2 p.m. Nov. 6, Messiah Lutheran Church, featuring student musicians and soloists. Admission is free. Nov. 11 performance: 2 p.m., NDSU Festival Concert Hall; Kuhnau's "Magnificat" and favorites from Handel's "Messiah" will feature Virginia Sublett, soprano, as she celebrates 40 years of performing the Messiah. Tickets will be $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $5 for students; available at, or call the NDSU Fine Arts box office, (701) 231-7969.

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