THE LIST: 'Bright ideas' ... Farmers Market ... etc.

'Bright Ideas' - Continuing through Sept. 26: "Bright Ideas," a black comedy about parental nurturing instincts gone haywire, continues at 7:30 tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Fire Hall Theatre. Additional dates for the Greater Grand Fo...

'Bright Ideas'

- Continuing through Sept. 26: "Bright Ideas," a black comedy about parental nurturing instincts gone haywire, continues at 7:30 tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Fire Hall Theatre. Additional dates for the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre production are 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17-19 and Sept. 24-26 and 2 p.m. Sept. 20. Cast: Todd Chrzanowski, Marie Strinden; also Cory Carivau, Jenny Morris, Rebecca Olson. Director: Marie Strinden. Tickets: $15; $12; (701) 777-4090.

Farmers Market

- Saturday in Town Square: The weekly Farmers Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Grand Forks Town Square. Sneaky Wild Oats will play from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: (218) 779-1382.

Music of Brazil


- Saturday night at the Empire: Selmara Abreus, a native of Brazil now living in Grand Forks, will give a concert of Brazilian music beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks. She will perform with the band Ticket to Brasil from Minneapolis, and special musical guests will include her husband, Brian Rydell, on percussion. Guitarist Kevin Muiderman will open the show. Tickets: $15.

Harp music

- Wednesday in Grand Forks: Harpist JulieAnn Smith will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1710 Cherry St., Grand Forks. Admission: Freewill offering.

Kinsey Report

- Sept. 18 at the Empire: The Empire Arts Center Budweiser Blues Series will present The Kinsey Report at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Empire, Grand Forks. Admission: Advance tickets, $18; at the door, $20.

UND events

- Homecoming and Potato Bowl: UND will follow its Homecoming week celebration Sept. 28 through Oct. 4 with Potato Bowl Week Oct. 5 through Oct. 10. Homecoming: The parade on University Ave. will begin at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 3 with the Homecoming football game against the University of South Dakota at 4 p.m. at the Alerus Center. A public dance featuring the Johnny Holm Band will be from 9 p.m. to midnight Oct. 3 at the Alerus. For more, go to . Potato Bowl: The French Fry Feed (sponsored by Simplot) will be at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in University Park followed by the Rydell Fireworks Display and Pep Rally at Memorial Stadium. The Jaycees Potato Bowl Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 10 followed by the 44th annual Potato Bowl football game against Stone Brook, N.Y., SUNY, at 1 p.m. in the Alerus Center. For more, go to .

Guitar concerts


- Michael Chapdelaine Oct. 3: The Masters of Guitars series will open Oct. 3 in Grand Forks with a concert by national fingerstyle champion Michael Chapdelaine, who will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Empire Arts Center. Chapdelaine first performed in Grand Forks in November 2007. Tickets will be $15 and are available now by calling the Chester Fritz Box Office at (701) 777-4090. Info: . Leo Kottke: Will play the Empire Nov. 21. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 11. Adrian Legg: English guitar legend Adrian Legg will come to the Empire in January. A time and date will be announced later, said Kevin Muiderman, founder of the series.

Kevin Costner

- Sept. 18-20 in Aberdeen: Organizers of the South Dakota Film Festival say actor Kevin Costner will attend this year's festival in Aberdeen, S.D. Costner won Academy Awards for best director and best picture for "Dances with Wolves" in 1990. Costner, now 54, also was nominated the same year for best actor. Much of the Oscar-winning movie was filmed in South Dakota. This year's South Dakota Film Festival, the third annual, is Sept. 18-20 at the Capitol Theatre in Aberdeen. For more: .

Short story contest

- Deadline Nov. 21: East Grand Forks Campbell Library will sponsor its Short Story Contest, sponsored by Glamorous Reruns, with entries accepted through Nov. 21. The library is seeking short story entries that are previously unpublished original works in English. Authors must be at least 18 years old. Entries are being accepted now and must be at the library no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 21. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded on Dec. 7 with the "Jack Frost" Art Exhibit opening and reception. Full entry guidelines: Can be seen at the library; go to , or call (218) 773-9121.

Brian Setzer

- New holiday release: Fans of Stray Cats frontman Brian Setzer's holiday music will have a chance to rock around the Christmas tree again. His record label, Surfdog, is re-releasing Setzer's "Christmas Rocks! The Best of Collection" on Oct. 13. Also on Oct. 13 it will release the new "Ultimate Christmas Collection," which includes "Christmas Rocks!" as well as a DVD of the Brian Setzer Orchestra concert that aired on PBS stations during their 2006 holiday pledge drive. Setzer has called Minneapolis home since marrying Twin Cities native Julie Reiten. He kicks off his seventh annual holiday tour Nov. 20 in Detroit.

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