THE LIST: Rodney Carrington ... Manvel Days ... Farmers Market ... etc

Rodney Carrington - Today in Grand Forks: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for stand-up comedian Rodney Carrington, scheduled to appear at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The show is for mature audiences. All seats are reserved f...

Fort Totten Little Theatre
Darren Sheldon as Sky Masterson and Kaaren Duren as Sarah Brown in a scene from "Guys and Dolls," playing through Aug. 1 at Fort Totten (N.D.) Little Theatre.

Rodney Carrington

- Today in Grand Forks: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for stand-up comedian Rodney Carrington, scheduled to appear at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The show is for mature audiences.

All seats are reserved for $50.75 plus applicable fees, and $25 per ticket will benefit the Rodney Carrington Foundation. Tickets are available at the Alerus Center, all Ticketmaster locations and Charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Manvel Days

- Today and Saturday in Manvel, N.D.: The second annual Manvel Days will be today and Saturday in Manvel starting at 1 p.m. today with a golf scramble, a 5 p.m. community picnic in the park and an 8 p.m. all-school reunion uptown at Racer's and the American Legion Club. Saturday: 9 a.m., marketplace/vendors, Community Center; 10:30 a.m., parade; 11:30 a.m., co-ed softball tourney; noon, dodgeball tourney; 2 p.m.; roller derby exhibition; 3 p.m., kiddy tractor pull; 9 p.m.; street dance with Dirty Phoenix; plus inflatable kids games at the park all day Saturday and food vendors. Info: See the Manvel Days Facebook page.


Farmers Market

- Saturday in Town Square: The Grand Forks Town Square Farmers Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Entertainment: Megan Johnson, 10 a.m. Info: (218) 779-1382.

Book signing

- Saturday in Grand Forks: Author Karyn Gail Hippen of Thompson, N.D., will sign copies of her book "Make Me New" from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at B. Dalton Booksellers at Grand Forks Columbia Mall.

Turtle River Park

- Art in the Park Saturday: Turtle River State Park, Arvilla, N.D., will celebrate a new event, Art in the Park, on Saturday as a way to allow visitors to connect art to nature. Join the naturalist at the Visitor Center from 10:30 a.m. to noon to kick off the event with a children's art project as part of the Dakota Explorer Program. Scrapping and stamping will be from 1 to 5 p.m. at Woodland Lodge with Delayne Mabry, a Creative Memory consultant, and Jamie Laos, Stampin' Up consultant. Participants can create their own work. The North River Ramblers will play at the CCC Shelter with free music and lemonade from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission: Events are free; each vehicle must have a park pass. Location: Turtle River State Park is 22 miles west of Grand Forks on Highway 2. Info: (701) 594-4445.

Fargo Comedy Festival

- Tonight at Fargo Theatre: The first ever Fargo Comedy Festival will begin at 8:30 tonight at Fargo Theatre with doors opening at 7 p.m. Performers: The Linebenders of Fargo, a comedy improv troupe: North Dakota native Jeff Allen, Adam Ray, Adam Hunter and Erik Griffin. General admission: $20. VIP package: $60. Info: .


Dwight Yoakum

- Tonight at Shooting Star: Country star Dwight Yoakam, whose hits include "Honky Tonk Man," "Please Please Baby," and "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere," will perform at 8 tonight in Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minn. Tickets are $55, $45, $35 and $25. For tickets, call (800) 313-7469. July 31: Kara DioGuardi, singer, songwriter and "American Idol" judge, will be at Shooting Star at 8 p.m. July 31. Tickets will be $25, $20, $15 and $10.

Sweet Adelines

- Tuesday at Crookston: The Twin Forks Sweet Adelines will sing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mount St. Benedict Convent, Crookston. The public is welcome, especially women interested in singing choral music. Lunch will be served after the concert.


- Playing tonight and Sunday in Stephen, Minn.: The musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" will be at the Stephen Arts Center at 7 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday. Cast: Dan Anderson, Gary Anderson, Dylan Bergeron, Kelsey Byre, Adam Dalager, Amy Dalager, Shelby DeLisle, Karyl Grochowski, Bryce Henrickson, Nathan Kotts, Aaron Pankratz, Brandon Pankratz, Quintin Pankratz, Rolaun Pankratz, Van Pankratz Ryan Rynda, Tory Safranski, Ian Swanson, Leslie Widner), Steven Widner. Director: Debi Jensen. Tickets: $10, available at the door; doors open at 6:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Popcorn Players

- Opening Tuesday at Warroad, Minn.: Popcorn Players children's theater at Warroad will present "Shakespeare Comes to Calamity Creek," a western musical directed by Bonnie Nordvall, at 7 p.m. July 27-30 and 10 a.m. July 31 at Warroad School Mini Theatre. Tickets: $5.



- Free movie Wednesday at the Empire: The Art & Democracy Film Series will present "To Kill a Mockingbird," the 1962 movie in which Gregory Peck plays Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South who defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. The free movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Empire Arts Center. Discussion after the film will be led by film series host Jack Weinstein, UND professor of philosophy and director of the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life. Film Series co-sponsors: IPPL, North Valley Arts Council.


- Thursday at the Empire: "Handicapable," a show headlined by Grand Forks stand-up comedian Kevin Decker, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at Empire Art Center, Grand Forks. The show will include comedian Andy Erickson and music by March on Versailles, The Neckties and more. Advance tickets: $10, available at Clear Channel Radio; at the door, $12.

Darius Rucker

- Thursday at Hankinson, S.D.: Country singers Darius Rucker will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at Dakota Magic Casino, Hankinson, N.D. Tickets will be $30 in advance, and $40 the day of the show. Call for tickets: (800) 325-6825, ext. 488, 494 or 495.

Antique Appraisals

- July 31 in Warren, Minn.: Ell-Piret Multer and Erik Fritzell from Grand Forks will provide appraisals for antiques and collectibles at the Marshall County Historical Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will take place in the lobby of the storefront "Hotel." Appraisals cost $5 per item. You are invited to bring as many items as you like. This fundraiser for community benefit is sponsored by GFWC Warren Women's Club.


Libros Camp

- Aug. 3-5 in East Grand Forks: Libros Camp, a bilingual Spanish camp, will be presented from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 3-5 at the East Grand Forks Campbell Library. This camp is focused on third- through fifth-grade students and will present Spanish through books and cultural, musical and dance activities. Libros Camp is sponsored by a Hispanic grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council. Fee: $5 per child; families can register for Libros Camp at the library or can print a registration form here . Info: (218) 773-9121.

'Leaving Iowa'

- Wednesday through July 30 at Thief River Falls: The Thief River Falls Community Arts Council will present its final show of the season, "Leaving Iowa," at 7 p.m. Wednesday through July 20 at the Northland College Theater, Thief River Falls. Cast: Ammie Albers, Michelle Christensen, Brianna Geer, Scott Pream, Aaron Riesen, Paul Tandberg. Director: Paul Tandberg. General admission seating: $10; at the door and available in advance at Kezar Music.

Fort Totten show

- "Guys and Dolls" continues: The musical "Guys and Dolls" continues in Fort Totten Little Theatre at the Fort Totten (N.D.) Historic Site 13 miles south of Devils Lake on N.D. 57. Show times: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday, and also July 31; 2 p.m. Sunday and also Aug. 1. Tickets: $18; box office is in Liquid Bean coffeehouse, downtown Devils Lake, or call (701) 662-8888. Dinner theater: Have dinner before the show any night but Sundays, $43, reservations required.

'Buddy Holly'

- At Frost Fire Theatre: The musical "The Buddy Holly Story" continues at Frost Fire Theatre near Walhalla, N.D. Show times: 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday; 2 and 6 p.m. July 31; 2 p.m. Aug. 1. Tickets: Adults, $25; children, $12. Group rates available, dinner available. Available through , or call (701) 549-3600.


Summer theater

- Area shows: Here's more about other area shows. "The Music Man": The Straw Hat Players will present "The Music Man" at 7:30 tonight and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through July 30 at Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University Moorhead. Tickets: (218) 477-2271. "Smoke On The Mountain": The Opera House in New Rockford, N.D., continues to present the musical "Smoke on the Mountain" through Aug. 15. Shows at 8 p.m. will be tonight and Saturday, July 27-31, Aug. 3-7 and Aug. 10-14. Shows at 2:30 p.m. will be Sunday and Aug. 1, 8 and 15. For tickets, call (701) 947-2174 or go to "The Boys Next Door": The Paul Bunyan Playhouse will present "The Boys Next Door" at 8 tonight and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and 8 p.m. July 28-31 at Chief Theatre, Bemidji. Tickets: (218) 751-7270. "Gypsy": The Paul Bunyan Playhouse will present the musical "Gypsy" at 8 p.m. Aug. 4-7, 2 p.m. Aug. 8, and 8 p.m. Aug. 11-14 at Chief Theatre, Bemidji. Tickets: (218) 751-7270.

Blues Festival

- July 30-31 in Fargo: The 15th annual Fargo Blues Festival will be July 30-31 in Newman Outdoor Field, Fargo, with world-class bands, food and ice-cold brews and camping within walking distance. July 30: Blue Wailers, 2 p.m.; Big George Jackson, 3 p.m.; Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys, 4:15 p.m.; Debbie Davies Band featuring Robin Rogers, 5:30 p.m.; Duke Robillard Band, 7:30 p.m.; Tommy Castro Band, 9 p.m. July 31: Big Bizness, noon; The Big Bang (reunion), 1:30 p.m.; Deb Callahan, 3 p.m.; Corey Stevens, 4:40 p.m.; Walter Trout, 6 p.m.; David Honeyboy Edwards, 9 p.m. Tickets: $32; backstage passes, $77; call (866) 287-7775, or go to

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