THE LIST: Rock bands ... pottery auction ... Icelandic State Park ... etc.
Rock - Saturday and Wednesday in Grand Forks: The band Fades Away with Novice Nation and Kaboose will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday in Freedom Church, 8 N. Third St., downtown Grand Forks. Cover: $5. Wednesday: The Suit along with Omari, Due For A V...
- Saturday and Wednesday in Grand Forks: The band Fades Away with Novice Nation and Kaboose will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday in Freedom Church, 8 N. Third St., downtown Grand Forks. Cover: $5. Wednesday: The Suit along with Omari, Due For A Verdict and To Say the Least will be in Freedom Church at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Admission will be $5. Info: crosshub.net.
- Saturday at UND: The North Dakota Pottery Collectors Society will have its annual pottery auction at 2 p.m. Saturday in UND Hughes Fine Arts Center, Grand Forks. The auction preview will begin at 1 p.m. The auction will feature North Dakota pottery made by UND Pottery, Dickota Pottery, Little Heart Ceramics, Messer Ceramics, Rosemeade Pottery, Three Tribes Stoneware and some NDPCS past commemoratives. This year's auction will be accessible through ProxiBid. For previews of items: Go to www.curtdjohnson.com . Info: www.ndpcs.org/ .
Icelandic State Park
- Saturday events: Cotton Wood, a bluegrass band from the Washburn/Center (N.D.) area, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Icelandic State Park 5 miles west of Cavalier, N.D. Dinner will be served under a tent at 6 p.m. Saturday with the concert in the historic Akra Hall. Individuals and small ensembles of Cotton Wood will take turns providing dinner music outside before the concert. Dinner menu: Choice of chipotle roast pork or roast beef, choice of garlic mashed potatoes or onion buttered baked potato, glazed new baby carrots, coleslaw, roll with butter, dessert, coffee and lemonade. Jam: There will be opportunities for jamming with acoustic instruments outside under the event tents after the concert until 1 a.m. and also Friday evening until 1 a.m. at the same location. Tickets for Saturday dinner and concert: $20. Info: (701) 265-4561.
- Sunday in Grand Forks: A classic car show with music by Kenny & the Classics will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Parkwood Place, Grand Forks. It's free and the public's welcome.
- Beginning Monday at EGF library: Summer programs at East Grand Forks Campbell Library begin Monday with Camp Read-A-Lot, a children's reading program sponsored by the Optimist Club that runs through Aug. 7. Other programs: Fairy Tales and Folklore, Game Day and writer's groups. Register now: Forms are available at the library or online: http://library.egf.mn . Info: (218) 773-9121.
- Army Band performances: The concert band of the North Dakota National Guard's 188th Army Band will perform in the area. Monday: 7 to 8 p.m., Concert Band performs with the Elks Band, Roosevelt Park, Devils Lake. Tuesday: 8 to 9:30 p.m., Concert Band will perform with Royal Canadian Air Force Band, Burdick Center for the Arts, International Peace Garden, Dunseith, N.D. Wednesday: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Concert Band will perform at L.C. Loerch Field, Harvey, N.D. Band leadership: The 188th Army Band is under the senior leadership of 1st Sgt. Michael Koshney, Fargo. Enlisted conductor is Sgt. 1st Class Donald Nagle, Grand Forks.
- Exhibit closing Sunday: You have just a few more days to see "Shared Histories," an exhibit at North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks that features work by Keith Berens, Carol Hepper and Tim Schouten. The work in this exhibition, which closes Sunday, challenges existing understandings of what is Indian art on the Northern Plains and Prairies, a news release from NDMOA said. Info: (701) 777-4195.
- Tuesday in Grand Forks: The Great Reads Book Club at Grand Forks Public Library will discuss "A Thousand Splendid Suns" at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the library. July book: "Amos: To Ride a Dead Horse," by Stanley Gordon West. After a tragic accident kills his wife, Amos is deposited injured and alone in the county home where he gives up on life and awaits his death. When Amos witnesses an unthinkable horror in the middle of the night, he begins a fight against devastating odds and arrogant brutality. Discussion will be July 20. The library has copies of the book if you'd like to read it. Info: (701) 772-8116.
- Continuing today through June 19: The show "Biloxi Blues" will be on stage at 8 tonight through Sunday and have its final performances at 8 p.m. Wednesday through June 19 in Chief Theatre, Bemidji, presented by Paul Bunyan Playhouse. The story: Written by Neil Simon, "Blues" is the story of young recruits who go through a World War II boot camp in Biloxi, Miss. Info: (218) 751-7270; paulbunyanplayhouse.com.
Gov. Guy film
- Tuesday in Fargo: "The Charisma of Competence," a film about the achievements of William L. Guy, will premiere at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Fargo Theatre, free and open to the public. Guy, the state's longest-serving governor, helped bring North Dakota into the modern era through good government and economic development. He was a player on the national scene, helping form and chair the Midwest Governor's Conference and was a confidant to presidents Kennedy and Johnson. "The Charisma of Competence" is a production of The Dakota Institute and Prairie Public, directed and produced by Clay Jenkinson and edited and co-directed by David Swenson. David Borlaug was executive producer, and Wendy Spencer associate producer. Another screening: June 22, Belle Mehus Auditorium, Bismarck. Television premiere: 8 p.m. June 24, followed by "When the Landscape is Quiet Again: The Legacy of Art Link" at 9 p.m., on Prairie Public.
Straw Hat shows
- On stage in Moorhead: "Nunsense," a musical comedy about a Little Sisters of Hoboken variety show to raise money to bury their sisters who died during a convent cooking accident, ends with a 7:30 show tonight at Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University Moorhead. Next up: The Straw Hat Players will present "All Shook Up," a jukebox musical with Elvis Presley music based on the Shakespeare play "Twelfth Night," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through June 18 at Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University Moorhead. Tickets: (218) 477-2271; www.mnstate.edu/strawhat/ .
Opening June 19
- Events in downtown Grand Forks: The first Town Square Farmers Market of the season and the first Art & Wine Walk of the summer will be June 19. Farmers Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 19 and every Saturday through Sept. 25. Info: (218) 779-1382. Art & Wine: The first Art and Wine Walk, sponsored by North Valley Arts Council, will be from 1 to 5 p.m. June 19. The walks will continue the third Saturday of the month through Oct. 16. Info: (701) 772-3710; www.novac.org; email@example.com .
- June 18-19 in Roseau, Minn.: The annual Scandinavian Festival in Roseau, Minn., will begin at 7 p.m. June 18 with a variety show in the Roseau School theater followed by coffee and Scandinavian treats and then a dance from 9 to 11 p.m. at the Four Seasons Center to the Highway 11 Ramblers. June 19 events: Roseau Lions Club pancake breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m. Four Seasons Center; Artists, vendors, crafters, musicians, all day, near Roseau City Center. Also June 19: Fresh lefse at Four Seasons Center. Balloon twisting, kids' games and face-painting. High school students will lead Scandinavian storytelling at Roseau Museum. Author Eric Bergeson of "The Country Scribe" will sign books at Roseau City Library. Maypole raising: 3:30 p.m. June 19, near City Center. Scandinavian smorgasbord: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 19. Wilson and Abendroth: Minnesota entertainers Paul Wilson and Mary Abendroth of Skalmusik and The Soughgrass Family Band will perform at 7 p.m. in the Roseau School theater. Admission: $7 button. Info: www.city.roseau.mn.us; (218) 689-5340.
- June 18-20 at Oklee, Minn.: Oklee Community Children's Theater will present "Monster in the Closet," about two girls who decide to trap the closet monster who's looking out for them and display him to the world, at 7:30 p.m. June 18-20 at the Oklee School. The two-act comedy is by Angela D. Stewart and stars a large cast of area children with Michael Swenson as director assisted by Emily Riendeau and Becky Cote. Tickets: $5. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org .
- June 23 in Grand Forks: The National Catholic Youth Choir -- One Lord, Many Traditions will be in concert at 7 p.m. June 23 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Grand Forks. Inspirational music from various Christian traditions will be sung by high school students from across the U.S. led by renowned choral conductor Axel Theimer. NCYC is a summer camp sponsored by St. John's University School of Theology Seminary in Collegeville, Minn. Admission: Free. Info: www.CatholicYouthChoir.org .
- Thursday in Fargo: Country music star Carrie Underwood will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fargodome with special guests Craig Morgan and Sons of Sylvia. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: (800) 745-3000.