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Bill Cosby - Oct. 2 at the Fritz: Actor, comedian and author Bill Cosby is coming to Chester Fritz Auditorium in Grand Forks at 7 p.m. Oct. 2. Cosby's career has been defined by intelligent standup comedy, the groundbreaking 1980s hit show "The C...

Bill Cosby
Tickets are on sale now for Bill Cosby's show Oct. 2 at Chester Fritz Auditorium in Grand Forks.

Bill Cosby

- Oct. 2 at the Fritz: Actor, comedian and author Bill Cosby is coming to Chester Fritz Auditorium in Grand Forks at 7 p.m. Oct. 2. Cosby's career has been defined by intelligent standup comedy, the groundbreaking 1980s hit show "The Cosby Show" and advocacy for education and good parenting. He ranks as one of America's most influential stars, with shows that give a twist of the ridiculous to everyday faults, foibles and successes. Tickets: $59, $49, $39; available at Chester Fritz Auditorium box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000, or click this link to be directed to the Bill Cosby in Grand Forks Ticketmaster page.

Movie Mania

- Friday at Fire Hall: The horror continues at Fire Hall Theatre. Friday, Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre will screen "The Brain That Wouldn't Die" and "Gammera the Invincible," two scary old sci-fi movies so bad you'll love them. The movies begin at 9:30 p.m. at Fire Hall Theatre. General admission: $5; wear a costume or a tin-foil hat (to prevent aliens from scanning your brain waves) to win tickets and free refreshments. Proceeds will go to support GGFCT's theater workshops. Sept. 30: The finals movies in the series will be "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Dawn of the Dead."

Ronnie Dunn


- Friday at Mahnomen, Minn.: Ronnie Dunn, once part of the biggest duo in country music history, Brooks & Dunn, will perform at 8 Friday night at Shooting Star Casino at Mahnomen. Brooks & Dunn were famous for singles such as "Boot Scootin' Boogie" and "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone." The award-winning duo parted ways two years ago and Dunn is touring and playing his latest hit, "Bleed Red." Tickets: $45 to $75; call (800) 313-7469.

Potato Bowl

- Today and Saturday in GF, EGF: Potato Bowl events continue today and Saturday in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, among them the Hugo's Potato Bowl 8K Run and Tater Tot Trot 1 mile with registration at 4 today at Riverside Park. On Saturday, there will be a parade in downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks at 10:30 a.m. Tailgating and the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association Auxiliary baked potato bar start at 2 p.m. in the Alerus Center parking lot with the football game kick-off (against Black Hills State University) at 6 p.m. at the Alerus. Potato Bowl is a collaboration between the potato growers industry and UND and other local sponsors.

Farmers Market

- Saturday in Town Square: The Grand Forks Town Square Farmers Market will continue Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with music, food and more. Info:

Jagged Edge

- Saturday at Red Lake, Minn.: Jagged Edge, a Grammy-nominated R&B quartet, will be at Seven Clans Casino, Red Lake, at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $27, $32; available at

The Tribute


- Saturday at Red Lake, Minn.: 1964 ... The Tribute, a re-creation of a 1964 Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, onstage banter and great music, will be on stage at 8 p.m. Saturday at Seven Clans Casino at Red Lake. Tickets: VIP seating, $20; reserved seating, $15; available at

Pottery classes

- Starting Monday at Muddy Waters Clay Center: A pottery class open to all skill levels will begin Monday at Muddy Water Clay Center in Grand Forks taught by Al Boucher and Sandra Johnson. Cost: $175; includes bag of clay, glazing and firing. A basic ceramic tool kit is suggested. Register:

Claudia Schmidt

- Thursday guitar concert: The Masters of Guitar concert series continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Muiderman Auditorium, 1410 Elm Coulee Drive, Thompson, N.D., featuring guitarist and singer Claudia Schmidt. Schmidt is known for her voice, which is sort of a blend of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, and for her folk stylings as well as her jazz chops, said Kevin Muiderman, the founder of the guitar series, in a news release announcing the concert. Schmidt plays the 12 string guitar and dulcimer. A performer for almost four decades, her work is a quirky hodge-podge (her word) of music, poetry, story and laughter, a drama that celebrates the moment, according to her website. Tickets: $20; 70 seats available; advance ticket required. Tickets available at Chester Fritz Auditorium box office; call (701) 777-4090. Muiderman Auditorium is in the home of Dr. Kevin and Amy Muiderman.

Writing for young readers

- Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at UND: Have a story in you? The Writing for Children and Young Adults conference Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at UND Memorial Unoin will feature four editors: Jennifer Arena of Random House, Elizabeth Law of Egmont, Brian Farrey of Flux, and Sharyn November of Viking/Firebird. The featured author is Kurtis Scaletta, the online education director of The Loft in Minneapolis, and the author of three middle grade books. Scaletta is a UND graduate and a former resident of Grand Forks. Cost: $90; includes lunch and attendance at all panels. Students, $45. Manuscripts: Attendees may submit manuscripts to be read by the visiting editors. Each must be accompanied by a $40 fee, and conference organizers guarantee an editor will read your manuscript. There are some limitations on length. Info:; email conference director Janet Spaeth, .

Zombie Fest


- Oct. 1 in Town Square: The second annual Zombie Music Fest, a family-friendly day of Halloween fun ending with a rock concert, will be from 3 to 10 p.m. Oct. 1 in downtown Grand Forks Town Square. Zombie Fest will feature regional and national rock bands, family Halloween activities, a free kids' Halloween crafts booth sponsored by Artwise and a zombie costume contest. There will be a Halloween art fair, food, a beer garden for older zombies. Attendees are encouraged but not required to dress as zombies. Zombie Fest will feature a make-up booth where participants can become zombie-fied.

Bands: 3 p.m., One Ten Ride; 4 p.m., Go Steve Jones; 6 p.m., Dirty Phoenix; 8:30 p.m., TBA. Zombie costume contest: 8 p.m. Tickets: Adults, $10; students or military ID, $5; age 10 and younger, free; available at Valley Dairy locawtions. Info:

Symphony opener

- Oct. 1 at Empire Arts Center: "Music of the Forties" including a salute to the Big Bands will be the theme of the first concert of the season for the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Empire Arts Center. Program: Aaron Copland, "Fanfare for the Common Man"; Suite from the movie "Our Town"; Antonin Dvorak "The American Suite"; Benjamin Britten, Movements of a Clarinet Concerto for Benny Goodman. North American premiere featuring Douglas Monroe; Salute to the Big Bands. Tickets at the door: $15, $10 for students. Special 5 Concert "Anytime Tickets": $60. Info: (701) 732-0579;

Diffie and Conlee

- Oct. 1 at Spirit Lake Casino: Country music stars Joe Diffie and John Conlee will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at Spirit Lake Casino, St. Michael, N.D. Tickets: General admission, $25, reserved seats, $30; call (800) Win? UBET! ext. 253.

Women's Show

- Oct. 1 at the Alerus: The Grand Forks Women's Show will be back from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Alerus Center. Visitors will enjoy fashion, fitness, beauty tips, goodie bags, kitchen gadgets, home renovation, cooking secrets, free makeovers, health and wellness, food and wine sampling and more. Tickets: $10; free for children 5 and younger; available at Alerus Center box office. Info:


Harmony Festival

- Oct. 1 at International Peace Garden: The International Music Camp second annual Youth Harmony Festival, a day of a cappella singing and performing, will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at the International Peace Garden near Dunsieth, N.D. It's open to singers ages 12 to 18 interested in a cappella harmony. Students will learn about barbershop harmony by participating in small groups and large choirs, as well as interacting with adult groups and role models. Mark Magness of Grand Forks and Judy Olson of Minneapolis will be the clinicians for the day, assisted by Anita Munn, Winnipeg. Featured quartets include Fallcreek, a men's quartet from Grand Forks, and nStyle, a women's quartet from Winnipeg. Antiphony, a mixed a cappella choir from Winnipeg, also will work with the participants. Public performance: 4:30 p.m., Burdick Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. Info: (701) 838-8472;

'Time Stands Still'

- Opening Oct. 11 at UND: What would you do if you had to choose between following your career path or following your heart? In Don Margulies' play, "Time Stands Still," Sarah and James, played by Emily Hogenson and Nick McConnell, have been living an adrenaline filled life as journalists on the front lines of war. Now at home, their experiences cause them to reevaluate their future. The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11-15 in UND Burtness Lab Theatre, Grand Forks. Additional cast: Daniella Lima, Jordon Wolfe. Director: Alison Angelone. Stage manager: Tyler Rood. Assistant stage manager: Ryker Chrenshaw. Tickets: Adults, $10; students, $5; info, (701) 777-2587.

Save the date

- NDMOA events in Grand Forks: The North Dakota Museum of Art Fall Art Auction will be Nov. 12. The annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Art Auction will be Feb. 4. Info: (701) 777-4195.

Fargo Fest

- Thursday in Fargo: Fargo residents are slated to celebrate their city and the Oscar-winning movie, "Fargo," on Sept. 29 in downtown Fargo. The festival will include vendors, entertainment and a showing of the Coen brothers movie "Fargo," which will be projected onto the north side of the Radisson Hotel. The woodchipper from the movie "Fargo" will be on display. Selected sections of downtown streets will be closed for the day's events, The Fargo Forum reported.

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