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'Time Stands Still' - On stage at UND: "Time Stands Still," the Donald Margulies play set against America's current wars, is on stage at at 7:30 Wednesday through Saturday at UND Burtness Lab Theatre, Grand Forks. Cast: Emily Hogenson, Daniella L...

Scene from 'Time Stands Still'
Jordan Wolfe (left) and Nick McConnell play a scene in the UND production of "Time Stands Still," which is on stage Thursday through Saturday. (UND photo)

'Time Stands Still'

- On stage at UND: "Time Stands Still," the Donald Margulies play set against America's current wars, is on stage at at 7:30 Wednesday through Saturday at UND Burtness Lab Theatre, Grand Forks. Cast: Emily Hogenson, Daniella Lima, Nick McConnell, Jordan Wolfe. Tickets: Adults, $10; students, $5. Box office (701) 777-2587.

'All My Sons'

- Opening Thursday at the Empire: Grand Forks Central High School is presenting Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," an acclaimed play about human frailty and guilt, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Empire Arts Center. Cast and crew: Brianna Becks, Leah Biberdorf, Hayley Bratvold, Arianne Comingham, Mike Cornell, Gabe Figueroa, Ryan King, Sean King, Chris Liepold, Mike McGurran, Haleigh Mooney, Matt Stavens, Lynneah Thompson. Tickets: Adults, $6; students/seniors, $3; call (701) 746-5500.

Divine power & paradoxes


- Thursday at UND Bookstore: The Institute for Philosophy in Public Life based at UND will present "Divine Power and its Paradoxes: Can God Square the Circle?," a lecture and discussion by Majid Amini. Amini, a professor of philosophy at Virginia State University, will be at UND Bookstore from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. You can watch online and chat with the audience at Info: Jack Russell Weinsten, professor, UND Department of Philosophy and Religion, .

Community Theatre

- Upcoming events: Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre has announced the following events. Saturday: Fire Hall Theatre, 412 N. Second Ave., is cleaning out its costume room just in time for Halloween; hence, the "Fire Sale" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Monday and Tuesday: Auditions for "A Christmas Carol" will be at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Fire Hall Theatre. Cast needs include three men, two women, a child and a fiddle player. The show will be Dec. 7-14. Oct. 19 Play Days: Two theater workshops for children, ages five to 10, will be from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19. Register at; $30. Oct. 22: Improv 4 Kids with Kelly Clow, a four-week workshop, will begin Oct. 22 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Register at ; $45. Oct. 24 and Nov. 7: Improv 4 Adults will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 and Nov. 7. Join for one night or both, meet new people and enjoy; $15 a night, includes refreshments.

UND concert

- Sunday at UND Memorial Union: The UND Allegro Women's Choir, University Band and Varsity Bards will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the UND Memorial Union Ballroom, Grand Forks. Allegro: Directed by Joshua Bronfman, the women's choir will perform "Nigra Sum," Pablo Casals; "Les Berceaux," Claude Debussy; and Z. Randall Stoope's setting of "Dies Irae." University Band: Conducted by James Popejoy, the band will present performances of David Shaffer's "New World Variations"; "Children's Folksong Suite," Kevin Walczyk; and a new work by Samuel Hazo, "Autumn on White Lake." Varsity Bards: Directed by Joshua Bronfman, the men will perform "O Sacrum Convivium," Tomás Luis Victoria; "O Mistress Mine," Neil Ginsberg; and "Whistle, Maggie, Whistle," arranged by David Stocker. All three ensembles: "I Hear America Singing," composed by André Thomas, based on the spritual "Walk Together, Children." Tickets: Adults, $6, students/senior citizens, $3; families, $12. Info: (701) 777-2644.

Jackie Uthus exhibit

- On display at Dakota Harvest Bakers: "Can You See the Forest for the Trees," an exhibit of new work by artist Jackie Uthus of Gand Forks, will be on display through Nov. 10 at Dakota Harvest Bakers, downtown Grand Forks. The paintings and collages feature trees of one sort or another, using reclaimed wood, acrylic and oil paints, glass beads, woodburning techniques, cotton rope, gourds, dogwood and diamond willow branches, fabric and canvas. Artist's statement: "(These trees) grew from the seed of an idea in my imagination, changing and evolving, and often times not ending up as I had originally envisioned ... much like real trees, whose shape depends on the wind, the sun and rain and other forces of nature." Art & Wine Walk: Uthus will be at Dakota Harvest Bakers from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday for the Art & Wine Walk. She will have available information about the Holiday Glow Art Sale & Show, a charity benefit, Nov. 11-13.

Faculty recital


- Wednesday in Moorhead: Concordia College music instructor Paul Hindemith, baritone, and Andrew Fleser, piano, of McNally Smith College of Music, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 Wednesday night in Christiansen Recital Hall, Hvidsten Hall of Music, Concordia College at Moorhead. The first half of the program features the Song Cycle of Robert Schumann and arias by J.S. Bach for voice and trumpet, featuring Concordia College faculty Peter Knudsvig, trumpet, and Robert Chabora, piano. The second half will include settings of poetry by E.A. Robinson and Elinor Wylie by 20th-century American composer John Duke and French composer George Auric's "Eight poems of Jean Cocteau." Admission: Free.

Gallery dedication

- Saturday at Rourke Art Museum: The Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Gallery at Rourke Art Museum, 521 Main Ave., Moorhead, will be dedicated at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Burgum (1915-2005) devoted her life to education, public service, and philanthropy and believed that the arts played a significant and integral role in everyday living, a news release said. In recognition of her life, legacy and generosity, a new gallery on the second floor of the museum has been named in her honor.

AAUW Book Sale

- Oct. 21-22 at Grand Cities Mall: The AAUW will hold its annual book sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Grand Cities Mall, Grand Forks.

Craft Festival

- Oct. 22-23 at the Alerus: The 43rd annual Craft Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Alerus Center. Admission: $2; children, free. Parking: Free.



- Oct. 25 at Carmike Cinema: The ballet "Esmerelda," Victor Hugo's tale of love and loyalty triumphing over corruption, will be shown on the big screen at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Carmike Cinema, Grand Forks. The theater is part of the Emerging Pictures network of cinemas and will occasionally present opera and ballet at the movies. "Esmerelda," originally choreographed by Marius Petipa, with a new version by Yuri Burklava and Vasily Medvedev, will star Maria Alexandrova, Denis Savin and Ruslan Skvortsov, and will be an encore broadcast from the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow. Tickets: Available online,, or at the box office. Super fans: To become more involved with Carmike Cinemas showings of the opera/ballet and to be eligible to receive two free tickets, contact Alyssa Harvey, , (701) 576-3460. Upcoming presentations: Bolshoi Theatre Reopening Gala (live and encore), Oct. 28; "The Sleeping Beauty," Bolshoi, live Nov. 20, encore Dec. 6; Mozart's "Don Giovanni," live Dec. 7, encore Dec. 13; "The Sleeping Beauty," Royal Ballet, live Dec. 15; encore Jan. 12.

Halloween parade

- Oct. 25 and 27 at GF Library: The Grand Forks Public Library will have a preschool story time at 10 a.m. Oct. 25 and a toddler story time at 10 a.m. Oct. 27, each featuring a Halloween parade. Story time participants are invited to come dressed in their Halloween costumes and to be prepared to parade around the library. Info: (701) 772-8116.

Halloween Grand Ball

- Oct. 28 in Bismarck: The Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site in Bismarck will host the Halloween Grand Ball from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 28, an an evening of dancing and socializing for those 14 and older. Those younger than 18 must have a parent or guardian with them. A costume is required for entry, the fancier the better, but a pair of rabbit ears will probably get you in the door, a news release said. Refreshments will be available; prizes will be randomly given for costumes; historical accuracy, effort and uniqueness will increase chances of winning a prize. Dance: Sarah Walker, aka "Princess Sarah," who taught ballroom dance at UND for two and a half years, will instruct and lead guests in a variety of ballroom and fun Halloween dances. Guests will be able to look around the mansion and learn the story of former Governor Frank Briggs (1858-1898), who served from Jan. 6, 1897, to Aug. 9, 1898, when he died at age 39 from tuberculosis. Folklore has it that Briggs still haunts the mansion. Admission: Free. Info: Site Supervisor Johnathan Campbell, ; (701) 328-9528.

Library donation

- Help for those with impaired vision: The Grand Forks Lions Club has donated a state-of-the-art video magnifier to the Grand Forks Public Library, a news release said. Video magnifiers are used by people with low vision to help with reading and writing difficulties caused by visual impairments. About the size of a desktop computer, the video magnifier uses an internal video camera to display a magnified image on a computer monitor or screen. Library Director Wendy Wendt said the device would help readers with tasks from reading the small print on a medicine bottle or a letter from a loved one, to filling out forms and writing Christmas cards. For 88 years, Grand Forks Lions have lived by the motto, "We serve." Its primary mission since 1925 has been service to the blind and blindness prevention. Info: (701) 772-8116.

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