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Ashley Buchart - Shows tonight and Thursday: Country music singer/songwriter Ashley Buchart will perform at 9:30 tonight at The Warehouse on 3rd in Devils Lake and at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Big Daddy's Lounge, Grand Forks. Buchart hails from Parke...

Ashley Buchart Band

Ashley Buchart

- Shows tonight and Thursday: Country music singer/songwriter Ashley Buchart will perform at 9:30 tonight at The Warehouse on 3rd in Devils Lake and at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Big Daddy's Lounge, Grand Forks. Buchart hails from Parker, Colo., and was raised in a family with deep roots in the arts, her bio says. Her music combines the classic styles of artists such as Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson with modern country styles. Buchart began performing, especially dancing, as a child and was accepted to the Denver School of Arts vocal music program. She graduated in December 2008 and released her first album, "Trouble in a Pair of Shorts," in June 2009. She has made a name for herself on the honkytonk circuit. For more info/to hear her music:

Coffee with Lisa

- Today at UND Bookstore: "Coffee With Lisa," an event to recognize UND Bookstore Customer Service Manager Lisa Simonson, will begin at 10 a.m. today at Tower Cafe in UND Bookstore. Simonson was honored with the Follett Values in Action Award for Customer Service from candidates from more than 800 stores, a news release said. She and others received awards at a company managers' conference this summer in Florida. She then was selected as the top candidate among the others and was presented the Follett Presidential Award for Customer Service at the company's home office in Chicago. Info: (701) 777-4980.

'Saturday Night Fever'


- Tonight at the Empire: The Art & Democracy Film Series will present the 1977 John Travolta movie "Saturday Night Fever" at 7 tonight at Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks. The film series features free films followed by audience discussion hosted by Jack Weinstein, UND professor of philosophy and director of the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life at UND. Admission: Free.

'Odd Couple'

- Opening on Thursday at Fire Hall: Pat DeMars will be Oscar and Dave Paukert will play Felix in the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre production of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," which opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Fire Hall Theatre, Grand Forks. Show dates: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 14-16; 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 10. Director: Jared Kinney. Supporting cast: Mare Thompson, Jenny Morris, Joel Braxton, Jared Fladeland, Patrick Pearson. Tickets: $15 adults; $12 children, students, military; available at Chester Fritz box office, (701) 777-4090.

Chiara strings

- Thursday at North Dakota Museum of Art: The Chiara String Quartet will play a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday as part of a North Dakota Museum of Art gala to announce the Jean Holland Endowment for Classical Music. A light buffet will be served in the museum gallery at 6 p.m. followed by the concert. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Reservations: (701) 777-4195; .

Weekend ahead

- Friday through Sunday in Grand Forks: There's a lot going on this weekend in Grand Forks, in addition to the run of "The Odd Couple." Here's a briefing. Willy Porter concert: Part of the Masters of Guitar series, it will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Empire Arts Center. Tickets are $18, $15 for Empire Members, available in advance by calling (701) 777-4090. East Grand Forks Arts and Crafts Fair: The Big Kahuna of area craft fairs will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at East Grand Forks Civic Center and VFW Arena. Admission is $2 and free for ages 6 and younger. Zombie Music Festival: Dress like a zombie, enjoy music by an Ozzy Osbourne tribute band and more at Grand Forks Town Square. Admission is $5. The Symphony: The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra will open its season with concerts at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Empire Arts Center. Tickets -- $10 and $7 -- are available online at Oak Ridge Boys: In concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at UND Chester Fritz Auditorium. For tickets, go to Chester Fritz box office or call (800) 745-3000. You're humming "Elvira" now, aren't you?

Uffda Day


- Sunday at Rutland, N.D.: The 26th annual Uffda Day will be Sunday at Rutland, N.D., with a dinner from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. of scalloped potatoes with ham and Scandinavian food served at City Hall. Foods will be made and sold beginning at 11 a.m., including krumkake, rosettes, fattigman, lefse, rice pudding (in Senior Hall), abelskivers, rommegrot, uffda tacos and brats. Food booths will be near City Hall and the Fire Hall. Pioneer demonstrations: Noon to 4 p.m; hardanger, wool spinning, quilting, embroidery and rope making; also ice cream making with samples. Parade: 1 p.m. Also: Wild Rice Antique Tractor and Plowing Association demos, Classic and Antique Car Show, horse drawn rides, arts and crafts sales, quilt display, Pioneer House and Museum, musical entertainment, train rides for children. Info: http://rutland.

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