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Peas benefit - Saturday in Minot: The Black Eyed Peas will play a benefit concert Saturday at the State Fair Grandstand in Minot to raise money for Minot-area flood victims. The band Charlz Newman (based in Minneapolis) will open the concert and ...

Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas and her husband, Hollywood star and Minot native Josh Duhamel, will be in Minot Saturday for the Black Eyed Peas benefit concert for flood victims.

Peas benefit

- Saturday in Minot: The Black Eyed Peas will play a benefit concert Saturday at the State Fair Grandstand in Minot to raise money for Minot-area flood victims. The band Charlz Newman (based in Minneapolis) will open the concert and Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel, a Minot native and the husband of Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, will appear at intermission. About the show: Doors open, 6 p.m.; Charlz Newman, 7 p.m.; Josh Duhamel will take the stage prior to the Black Eyed Peas, 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $100 plus fees; available at Minot Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation Center, Marketplace Foods on 20th Ave, Marketplace Foods at the Dakota Square Mall, ticketing kiosk in Herberger's Court, Dakota Square Mall. Party in the Plaza: Noon to 6 p.m. in front of North Dakota State Fair Grandstand; a family friendly event featuring eight bands on two stages, food and drink vendors, kids' activities and flood relief fundraising opportunities. Sunday: Charlz Newman also will play Sunday at The Landing in Minot.

Movie Mania

- Starting tonight at Fire Hall: Beginning tonight and each Friday through September, Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre will screen scary old sci-fi/horror movies so bad you'll love them. All movies will begin at 9:30 p.m. at Fire Hall Theatre, Grand Forks, as double features. 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. Here's a movie schedule. Tonight: "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and "The Last Man on Earth." Sept. 9: "Wasp Woman" and "Attack of the Giant Leeches." Sept. 16: "Attack of the Puppet People" and "Teenage Zombies." Sept. 23: "The Brain That Wouldn't Die" and "Gammera the Invincible." Sept. 30: "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Dawn of the Dead."

Book signing


- Today in Grand Forks: Marc DeCelle, author of "How Fargo of You," will sign books from to 6 today at Ferguson Books and Media in the Menard's strip mall, Grand Forks. Info: (701) 738-8025.

Labor Day Weekend

- Today through Sunday at Turtle River State Park: Here's what's planned for the Wildflowers and Edibles program this weekend at Turtle River State Park, Arvilla, N.D. Today: Walking on the Wild Side. Join us at 8:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater to learn about recipes and other uses for plants we see in TRSP. Saturday Dakota Explorers: Let's get Wild for Wildflowers. Join the naturalist at 10:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center to go to the prairie to learn cool facts about wildflowers. End the hike by creating your own wildflower craft. At 8:30 p.m., go to the Amphitheater for Plant-ade refreshments. Learn how to use plants to make thirst-quenching drinks and play some Wildflower Bingo. Sunday: Join the naturalist at the Amphitheater at 10 a.m. for coffee and refreshments out in the park. At 9 p.m., join the Naturalist at the Amphitheater for some family fun with food, fun and laughter guaranteed. Info: Tina M. Harding, (701) 594-4445. Programs are free; a vehicle pass is required to enter the park.

PeatMoss & The Spreaders

- Saturday in East Grand Forks: PeatMoss & The Spreaders will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Red River State Recreation Area, East Grand Forks, with blues and country and bluegrass covers and original material. PeatMoss is guitarist Greg Norman, who has lived in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks and has performed for 40 years with bands and as a solo artist. The Spreaders are Lee Barnum and David Jeffrey. Bring a chair for seating. Admission: Free; a vehicle permit is required for entrance to the recreation area. Info: (218) 773-4950.


- Tuesday and Wednesday performances: The New York Kammermusiker, a chamber ensemble formed in 1969 by North Dakota native Ilonna Pederson, will perform Tuesday in Jamestown, N.D., and Wednesday in Fargo. The ensemble performs worldwide, presenting double-reed music from the Renaissance through contemporary periods, and many of the pieces are introduced and explained with humor and good fun, a news release said. Jamestown show: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Reiland Fine Arts Center, Jamestown College. Tickets will be sold at the door. Fargo show: Pre-concert theater performance, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; concert, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Avalon Events Center, 613 First Ave. N., Fargo. Tickets will be sold at the door; seating is limited.

Lawrence Welk tribute


- Sept. 10 in Fargo: "Dakota Air: The Radio Show" will preset a tribute to entertainer Lawrence Welk, one of North Dakota's most famous native sons, with a live performance at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Fargo Theatre. The music of Welk's "Champagne Orchestra" will be performed by entertainers from across the region, including Victor Schwan, Reed Malm, Sam Mack, Vicki Melchior, Carolyn Wintersteen and Merill Piepkorn, the show's host and executive producer, and former North Dakokta first lady Nancy Jones Schafer, the Harley Summerfeld Band and dancers Levi and Bethany Andrist. Advance tickets: VIP, $40; non VIP, $20. Call (701) 205-3182; visit Non VIP tickets at the door: $25 (if available).

'Prairie Home'

- Fall tickets on sale: Tickets are now on sale for Garrison Keillor's fall performances of "A Prairie Home Companion" in St. Paul, The Associated Press reported. Keillor will kick off the 38th season of his public radio show on Sept. 17 at the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul, followed by the annual Prairie Home Street Dance and meatloaf supper on Exchange Street, in front of the theater. Other broadcasts at the Fitz: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Tickets: Available through Ticketmaster outlets or online, or in person at the Fitzgerald box office. Online:

Roster McCabe

- Sept. 16 at Crosstown Lounge: Roster McCabe will return to one of its favorite performance spots, Crosstown Lounge in Grand Forks, on Sept. 26 as part of its fall tour. Roster McCabe is touring in support of both its new studio album, "Through Space and Time," which features Steve Molitz (Particle, Phil Lesh), and its new live album, "Live at the Cabooze Vol. II." The band recently opened for Stephen Marley at Milwaukee's Summerfest and are gearing up to open for Matisyahu at Shangri-La festival in a couple of weeks. Info and music: "Stargazer" video:

'Nutcracker' auditions

- Sept. 17 in Grand Forks: Moscow Ballet and Dance Etc! will have open auditions in Grand Forks for dancers from ages 7 to 16 to perform side-by-side with 40 Russian professionals when they present "Great Russian Nutcracker" Nov. 30 at Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks. Auditions will be at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Dance Etc!, 899 Second Ave. N., Suite G. Applicants must have dance training, dress in dance attire and may bring pointe shoes. For more information, contact (701) 775-3476 or go to Tickets: Tickets for the Nov. 30 Grand Forks performance are on sale now, starting at $27.50. To purchase go to Group rates are available for 10 or more; call (800) 320 1733.

Book signing


- Oct. 1 in Grand Forks: Minot native and UND graduate Matthew Rothchild will be at Ferguson Books & Media, 3750 32nd Ave. S., Grand Forks, from 11 a.m. to 2 p. m. Oct. 1 to sign copies of his book, "I-29." Info: (701) 738-8025.

Norwegian folk music

- Oct. 3 at Sons of Norway Lodge: The Norwegian band Geitungen will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Gyda Varden Sons of Norway Lodge in Grand Forks. The folk music trio plays tunes from its home area Rogaland, both traditional and new tunes varying from waltz, schottische and hopsar (the local polka) and old Norwegian couple dances, halling and springar. Geitungen has made two recordings, "Vaniljesaus" (2001) and "Bra Kast!" (2005), which won best album of the year at the 2005 Norwegian Folk Music Awards. Admission: $5.

Oktoberfest Party

- Oct. 8 at GF Masonic Center: An Oktoberfest Party or those interested in the Masons and becoming a Shrine,r will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Grand Forks Masonic Center, 423 Bruce Ave. Admission: $10. RSVP: (701) 772-7125.

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