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Bearfoot Feb. 1 at the Fritz: Barefoot, a Telluride band-contest-winning bluegrass group from Alaska, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at UND Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks. Bearfoot rose from talented music camp counselors to an establish...


Feb. 1 at the Fritz: Barefoot, a Telluride band-contest-winning bluegrass group from Alaska, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at UND Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks. Bearfoot rose from talented music camp counselors to an established national touring band with twin fiddles, fast-picking mandolin and guitar, upright bass, and harmony vocals. Bearfoot performs original Americana/bluegrass songs, freshly arranged traditionals and covers of contemporary tunes, Tickets: Adults, $25, $18; students, $20, $15; children, $20, $10; available at Chester Fritz box office; (800) 745-3000.


Opening today in Grand Forks: An opening reception for the group show "Imitation" will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Third Street Gallery on Kittson, Grand Forks. Info: (701) 757-3333.

Fiber Guild


Saturday in East Grand Forks: The Fiber Arts Guild of the Red River Valley will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at East Grand Forks Campbell Library. New members are welcome. Program: Preparing for the Guild Show in May-June.

Tom Campbell history

Sunday in Grand Forks: "The Amazing Life of Tom Campbell, the Wheat King" will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum, 2405 Belmont Road. A charming Victorian farmhouse located on the historical society grounds once belonged to the Campbell family, and Leah Byzewski, county historical society director. She will tell about Campbell, who had worldwide business dealings that truly were amazing for a North Dakota farmer in early 20th century. The program is part of the historical society's Entertaining History program. Admisson: Free. Info: (701 775-2216.

At Canad Inn

Today through Saturday: Here's what's coming up at Canad Inn, Grand Forks. Tonight: Downtown Horns at 'l Bistro, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday: An artist will draw portraits for anyone interested, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday: Ryan Oleksy on piano for Aaltos brunch, 9 noon; Vendors on Main Street, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: (701) 772-8404.

Museum Cafe

NDMOA eatery reopened: Museum Cafe at North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, has reopened under Chef Justin Welsh, lead chef for the museum from 2006 to 2008. He is returning after a stint as a sous chef at Tavern United in the Canad Inn. Welsh will present a $5 sampler buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Museum Galleries with mix and match sample-size selections from the new menu. Reserve seating/info: (701) 777-4195.



Sunday and Monday in Fire Hall Theatre: Auditions for readings of "The Vagina Monologues" will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Fire Hall Theatre, Grand Forks. Grand Forks V-Day performances will be Feb. 11-12 with proceeds donated to Community Violence Intervention Center, Valley Family Health and this year's VM Spotlight cause: Women and Girls in Haiti.


Jan. 22-23 in Larimore, N.D.: Larimore High School will present "Someone Save My Baby, Ruth" at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Avalon Theater in Larimore. Will our hero, Ernest Noble, stop the villain, Sidney Swindle, from cheating a sweet candy store owner out of millions? Cast: Caleb Behm, Jen Klayson, Shay Knutson, Holley Kramchuck, Jade Meidinger, Ashley Nelson, Mike Pietron, Sandy Pifer, Emily Pulford, Zach Puford, Kyler Renfrow, Ian Weigandt, Director: Jeff McMahon. Student Director: Sandy Pifer. Tickets: Adults, $5; students, $3; available at the door.

Songwriting winner

Song to be featured at Medora Musical: Andrea Stolpe of Stillwater, Minn., has won the North Dakota Super Songwriting Contest, the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation has announced. Stolpe's song, "Always North Dakota," will be featured in the 2011 Medora Musical, and she won a cash prize of $5,000. The 2011 Medora Musical runs nightly from June 10 through Sept. 10 at 8:30 p.m. in the Burning Hills Amphitheatre, Medora, N.D.

Dakota Moniker

Through Jan. 29 in Fargo: An exhibit by J. Earl Miller, a photographer from Fargo, is on exhibit at The Spirit Room in Fargo. Miller said in a news release that documenting the humor, places and folk art of North Dakota took him off the beaten path and onto the back roads. Artist's reception: 7 p.m. Saturday, The Spirit Room, 111 Broadway. Info: (218) 237-0320.

Hip-hop show


Jan. 28 in Grand Forks: Who dun It Entertainment will present a hip-hop show featuring Shorty P, Cuban Black, Nuceball and Menace that will begin at 9 p.m. Jan. 28 at Sensations nightclub in Grand Forks. Other performers: Twisted Son, GetMoe. Open to those 21 and older.

Blues Fest

Feb. 5 in Fargo: The 11th annual Fargo Winter Blues Festival will be Feb. 5 at The Venue @ The Hub in Fargo. Here's the line-up: Sena Ehrhardt Band, 4:30 p.m; Michael Charles Band, five-time Grammy nominated band from Australia, 6 p.m.; John Primer, Muddy Waters guitarist and Grammy nominee, 7:30 p.m.; Smokin' Joe Kubek featuring Bnois King, 9 p.m. Tickets: (218) 287-7775 or (866) 55-Blues; Must be 21 or older.

Capitol art

Exhibit in Bismarck: The works of Grand Forks artist Robert A. Bykonen will be exhibited at the Capitol Building in Bismarck during through March in the governor's offices and elsewhere. Born and raised in Rolla, N.D., helping with farm chores, Bykonen developed an interest in the West and the cowboy way of life. He was influenced by the works of C.M. Russell and Frederic Remington, and by the abundance of area wildlife. A graduate of UND, he obtained a commercial flying rating and also a certified flight instructor rating. After 42 years of flying, he plans to retire from agricultural aviation and devote himself full time to art. Reach him at . About the exhibit: It's part of an ongoing program between the North Dakota Council of Arts and the offices of the Governor and First Lady.

Heritage Outbound

Feb. 12 near Stanton, N.D.: Registration slots still are open for adventure seekers and history enthusiasts to experience and explore winter life at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site Feb. 12 near Stanton. This outdoor program requires moderate physical activity and is recommended for ages 12 years and older. Registration is $60 per person. Registration deadline: Feb. 7. Info: State Historical Society of North Dakota, (701) 328-2724.

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