THE LIST: 'Orphan Train' ... Northland Exhibit ... Norman Rockwell
Northland exhibit o Through May 6 at The World's Smallest Gallery: The sixth annual Northland Community & Technical College of East Grand Forks Student Art Exhibit is on display through May 6 at The World's Smallest Gallery in the Urban Stamp...
• Through May 6 at The World's Smallest Gallery: The sixth annual Northland Community & Technical College of East Grand Forks Student Art Exhibit is on display through May 6 at The World's Smallest Gallery in the Urban Stampede, downtown Grand Forks. More than 30 paintings by NCTC students, some mixed media, are part of the exhibit, and some are for sale. Artists: Jacey Atilano, Lindsey Boushee, Shaun Hall, Kayla Kaiser, Carlee Kliner, Matthew Korsmoe, Nicole Kraft, Michelle Monette, Skyeler Page, Darcy Palomino, Kathy Renwick, Crystal Schostag, Allison Sturika, Dillon Trosen. Instructor: Dyan Rey. Info: Marlene Stiles, (218) 791-1012; (701) 775-2977.
Oil painting exhibit
• Opening today at Columbia Mall: The Grand Forks Park Board Oil Painting Exhibit will open today in a storefront in the Sears wing of Grand Forks Columbia Mall and be open for viewing during mall hours through April 29. The exhibit features works by about 30 adults artists. Sunday reception: There will be a reception for artists and teachers from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The public is welcome.
• Tonight in Fisher, Minn.: The final performance of "The Orphan Train," the historic story of New York City orphans sent West to find new homes, will be at 7 tonight at Fisher High School. Cast: Liz Abrahamson, Nick Donarski, Julie Fanfulik, Xena Giauque, Ashley Helgeson, Taylor Mix, Hanna Rice, Carlie Scheer, Desi Seeger, Mariah Smith, Tiffany Sorenson, Lucia Winterstein. Tickets: $6; senior citizens/children, $4.
• Extended hours at Winnipeg Art Gallery: The Winnipeg Art Gallery will extend its hours of operation in response to the success of the exhibition "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell." In its first six weeks, the exhibit has attracted more than 12,000 visitors, and crowds are growing each week, a news release said. In response, Winnipeg Art Gallery will extend its Friday hours until 9 p.m. during the month of May. The exhibition closes on May 20. Info: rockwell.wag.ca; for regular updates, follow WAG on Facebook and Twitter.
Middle Eastern Dance
• May 11 at Fire Hall: 12 Houses of Grand Forks in conjunction with the Fire Hall Theatre will present "A Night of Middle Eastern Dance" at 7 p.m. May 11 at Fire Hall Theatre, Grand Forks. Dancers will present traditions of belly dance from Egypt, Turkey, India and Iran as well as more modern fusion styles from other eras and parts of the world, all in full costume, sound, and lighting. It's an opportunity to learn about Middle Eastern Dance and enjoy a beautiful art form in a fun and theatrical setting. Tickets: $10 at the door. Info: www.lovelybellydance.com/ .
• May 18 at Calvary Lutheran Church: The Young Africans choir will perform at 7 p.m. May 18 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1405 S. Ninth St., Grand Forks, as part of its U.S. and Canada tour. The Young Africans are singers, musicians and dancers, now 17 to 21 years old, who once were a part of the world-renowned African Children's Choir. Admission: Freewill offering.
• This summer at EGF library: The East Grand Forks Campbell Library has announced summer activities for youth from kindergarten through high school. Story time: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 7 p.m. Thursdays in June and July; for preschool through primary age and their care givers. "Imagine That at the Library!": 3 to 5 p.m. June 13 through Aug. 8; for children who have completed kindergarten through sixth-grade with special guests, activities and books. Some sessions will have limited enrollment; registration can be made for individual or all sessions. Writers Groups: 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays beginning June 14; for middle school and high school students. Reading Passport: For kindergarten through eighth-graders, a reading incentive program with prizes and drawings, sponsored by the Optimist Club. Registration: Begins May 1; forms available at the library or at http://library.egf.mn .
Fargo Blues Festival
• July 27-28 in Fargo: Tickets are on sale now for the Fargo Blues Festival beginning at 2 p.m. July 27 and noon July 28 at Newman Outdoor Field, Fargo. Friday lineup: Shemekia Copeland, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King, Harper, Everett Smithson Band, Blues Tonic. Saturday lineup: James Cotton, Bernard Allison; Eddie Shaw & The Wolfgang, Lightin' Malcolm Band, Bluedog Blues Band & the Levee. Ticket outlets: Earlybird, $30 two-day early bird; $80 backstage. Camping passes, $25; go to fargobluesfest.com or call (800) 55-Blues.