THE LIST: Karla Nelson ... Lewis Black ... Poor Edward ... etc.
Karla Nelson Exhibit in Amazing Grains: Karla Nelson is artist for the month at Amazing Grains in downtown Grand Forks with a show on display through June 2. From Nelson's artist statement: "Making art brings joy to my life and hopefully it will ...
Exhibit in Amazing Grains: Karla Nelson is artist for the month at Amazing Grains in downtown Grand Forks with a show on display through June 2. From Nelson's artist statement: "Making art brings joy to my life and hopefully it will bring a smile to those who view it. I've been making art for a few decades. ... I do whatever suits my fancy at the moment from drawing to painting with oils, acrylics or watercolor to pottery making. If I were to try to categorize my style of art, I would say it is a blend of pop art and folk art. It's colorful, abstract and playful. My subject matter usually includes the female figure along with objects or symbols of nature, such as moons, stars, wind, plants." Info: www.karlasart.etsy.com .
June 26 in Fargo: Grammy-winning comedian Lewis Black will be at the Fargo Theatre at 8 p.m. June 26. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at noon May 14 for $45 plus applicable fees, available at Fargo Theatre box office, Tickets300 (300 Broadway N, Fargo; open noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday), Tickets300 kiosks at downtown Fargo and Moorhead Atomic Coffee locations, by phone at (800) 514-3849, and online at www.tickets300.com or www.jadepresents.com . Duluth show: Black will perform at 8 p.m. June 27 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Auditorium. About Black: He won the Grammy for his comedy album "The Carnegie Hall Performance" in 2007 and is one of few performers to sell out Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. He will appear in theatres this fall in his latest stand-up release, "Stark Raving Black.
In concert May 15: Poor Edward will be in concert with Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovels and Clifford beginning at 7 p.m. May 15 at Freedom Church, 8 N. Third St., downtown Grand Forks. Advance tickets are available for $5 at the Christian Bookshelf. Info: CrossHub.net.
May 17 in Sons of Norway: Sons of Norway in Grand Forks will celebrate Syttende mai on May 17 at Gyda Varden Lodge. Lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with afternoon coffee from 2 to 4 p.m. Lunch will be a variety of Norwegian foods, each priced separately.
May 18-22 in Fire Hall: Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre will present the musical comedy "Forever Plaid" at 7:30 p.m. May 18-23 at Fire Hall Theatre in Grand Forks. The show will star Joel Braxton, Ken McGurran, Cody Oss and Alex Sidles. Jared Kinney will direct. Tickets: Adults, $15; students, senior citizens and military, $12. Group discounts available. Tickets available through Chester Fritz box office, (701) 777-4090. Fire Hall season ticket holders pay $10 through the Fritz or at the door.
Gift to music/theater program: Summer Performing Arts, a program of the Grand Forks Public Schools, received more than $4,900 from Valley Dairy for the 2010 season of SPA and the Grand Cities Children's Choir. Valley Dairy is a longtime supporter of SPA and GCCC. SPA is a music and theater program that involves more than 1,100 kindergarten through 11th-grade students each summer.
- Camp at UND: The third annual summer Moviemaking Camp for Adults will be June 1-11 in Merrifield Hall at UND. Beginning moviemakers, hobbyists, family archivists and business professionals will write a short screenplay and then shoot their script. Once the short movies are shot, they will be edited with Final Cut software in a premier Mac lab at UND. Movies will be screened June 26 in Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks. Fee: $195. Info: www.summer.und.edu , click on "events," then "June"; or e-mail Kathy Coudle-King at email@example.com or call (701) 777-2787.
May 18 at N.D. state historic sites: Admission will be free at all North Dakota state historic sites on May 18 in honor of National Historic Preservation Month. The State Historical Society of North Dakota manages 55 state historic sites. Five of these usually charge admission, but they will be free May 18. They are the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site near Cooperstown, Chateau de Mores State Historic Site in Medora, Fort Buford State Historic Site near Williston, Fort Totten State Historic Site near Devils Lake, and Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site near Fargo. Also free: Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, Williston; Pembina State Museum observation tower. Info: (701) 328-2666; www.history.nd.gov .