THE LIST: Upcoming arts and entertainment events across region
Enchanted Exchange Starting today at the library: The Enchanted Exchange, a program to help teens find clothing and accessories for the prom, will begin today at Grand Forks Public Library and run through March 24. You can help by bringing gently...
Starting today at the library: The Enchanted Exchange, a program to help teens find clothing and accessories for the prom, will begin today at Grand Forks Public Library and run through March 24. You can help by bringing gently used prom dresses and accessories to the library. Info: (701) 772-8116.
Today and Feb. 15 at the library: The Northern Ink Writers Group, for writers 18 and older, will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. today and on Feb. 15 at Grand Forks Public Library. Join Fancee Long-Gorski in discussing the writing process, including characterization, dialogue, point of view and pacing. Bring your own writing tools, (pen, paper, laptop) and be prepared to share and discuss. Info: (701) 772-8116.
River Walk Artists
Thursday in East Grand Forks: The newly formed River Walk Artists Cooperative, which opened a gallery in December in the East Grand Forks Riverwalk Centre mall, will have a Sweet Art Show will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The gallery's hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Info: Kim Wilson, (701) 330-3072; email@example.com .
Morgan, Tillis and Williams
Coming to Shooting Star Casino: Country stars Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis and country legend Don Williams will perform at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen. Feb. 24: Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis will be on stage at 8 p.m. Morgan, the daughter of the late country singer George Morgan, made her first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry at 13. Her dozens of hits include "Five Minutes," "What Part of No" and "I Didn't Know My Own Strength." In 2010, she performed on Broadway in the show "Pure Country" with George Strait. Tillis, too, has a famous country star (Mel Tillis) for a father and debuted at the Grand Ole Opry when she was 8. She's charted more than 30 singles including "Maybe it Was Memphis," "Spilled Perfume" and "Cleopatra, Queen of Denial."
In 1994, she was named Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year and in 1999 earned a Grammy. Tickets will be $15 to $35.
March 9: Don Williams will perform at 8 p.m. at Shooting Star. He began his solo career in 1971, amassing 17 No. 1 hits ("Lord I Hope This Day is Good," "Amanda," "Tulsa Time") and in 2010 was named to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Tickets will be $20 to $45. Tickets: Call (800) 313-7469.
Comedy and Joe Nichols
Coming to Spirit Lake Casino: Comedy on the Rez, featuring Williams and Ree, Tatanka Means and Ernie Tsosie and a performance by country music star Joe Nichols, is coming to Spirit Lake Casino, St. Michael, N.D., seven miles south of Devils Lake. Feb. 25: Comedy on the Rez will begin at 7 p.m. with Williams and Ree, "the Indian and the white guy," and their topical musical comedy routine, plus comedians Tatanka Means and Ernie Tsosie. March 9: Joe Nichols will be on stage at 8 p.m. With seven albums and 14 Top 40 singles, Nichols' hits include "Brokenheartsville" and "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off." Tickets will be $25 and $30. Call (800) WIN-UBET.
Red River Runners
Fitness activities: The Red River Runners have activities coming up for outdoor fitness enthusiasts. Saturday and Feb. 18 and Feb. 25: Training runs for Fargo Marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K and beginners, 8 a.m., Center Court Fitness Club. Tuesdays (ongoing): Group fun runs, 6 p.m., meet at the Altru Family Y. Feb. 11: Fifth annual Frozen Feat 5K/10K Run/Walk presented by Lithia, 10 a.m., Grand Forks. A benefit for Special Olympics Grand Forks. Register at www.frozenfeat.com or at the Grand Forks Herald Community Room on race day. Red River Runners info: www.rungrandforks.com .
n Sunday at Grand Forks library: The Children's Department at Grand Forks Public Library will host LEGOs@Your Library from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. LEGOs are set out for families to enjoy at the library the first Sunday of every month.
Sunday and Feb. 11: Participants in the Grand Forks Public Library Winter Reading Program for youth will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday to make signs for the UND women's basketball game Feb. 11 in Grand Forks. The final party for the Winter Reading Program will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Betty Engelstad Arena before the the game. All WRP participants in grades K-6 who have completed the eight-hour reading requirement will receive a free ticket voucher for the game and will have their name entered into a drawing to win prizes donated by the UND Athletic Department. The prize drawing will be held before the game. Kids do not need to be present to win. The game starts at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. Info: (701) 772-8116.
'Daughters of Africa'
Feb. 9 in East Grand Forks: Minneapolis' Mixed Blood Theatre's production of "Daughters of Africa" will be performed at noon Feb. 9 at Northland Community and Technical College Room 129 in East Grand Forks. This music-driven history of the triumphs and accomplishments of African American women was written for Mixed Blood Theatre by award-winning playwright Syl Jones. It is a collection of profiles of both famous and forgotten remarkable women, celebrated and overlooked by history. Admission: Free; public welcome.
Feb. 11 in Cavalier, N.D.: The Northeast Snowmobile Club Association is sponsoring the 19th annual Snowfest from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Cavalier American Legion west of Cavalier with more than 400 miles of groomed trails for snowmobilers. The event (to be held snow or no snow) will be hosted by North Valley Riders. The Legion will be hub center, and lunch will be served by Faith in Action from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than $1,500 in cash prizes and other prizes will be awarded. Tickets, available at the Legion, must be turned in by 6 p.m. at the Legion. Dance: Brother Jukebox, 8 p.m. to midnight, Legion. Admission: $5. Cash prize tickets also available at: Pink Rabbit, Adams, N.D.; Cedar Inn and LR-C, both of Cavalier; Fireside Lounge, Edinburg, N.D.; Chizzy's Bar, Leroy, N.D.; At The Hop Bar and Grill, Langdon, N.D.; Lost Highway Saloon, Mountain, N.D.; Western Bar, Neche, N.D.; Pain Reliever, Nekoma, N.D.; Corner Bar, Pembina, N.D.; and Jackson's Bar and Walhalla Inn, both of Walhalla, N.D.
Feb. 12 in Bemidji: The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will present "History Meets Music: An Afternoon with J. Robert Oppenheimer" at 3 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Bemidji High School Auditorium. The performance will feature historical re-enactor Clay Jenkinson as Oppenheimer, the American physicist who has been called the "father of the atomic bomb." Directed by Beverly Everett, the concert will feature music closely connected to Oppenheimer and his times and will highlight tenor Brad Bradshaw and pianist Matt Seiberg. Program: Beethoven's "Prometheus Overture," the Stravinsky Octet, Tchaikovsky's "Serenade for Strings," Elgar's "Nimrod" from the Enigma Variations, Britten's "Holy Sonnets of John Donne" and, from the 1964 movie "Dr. Strangelove," the songs "We'll Meet Again" and "When Johnny Comes Marching Home." Doors open: 2:30 p.m. Tickets: Adults, $20; 62 and older, $15; college students with ID, $10; students K-12, free; available in advance at Lueken's North, Brigid's Cross, at the door and online at brownpapertickets.com. Post-concert talk: By Jenkinson and. Everett; will include audience questions. Jenkinson book signing: 2 p.m. Feb. 11, Book World, downtown Bemidji. Free lecture on Oppenheimer by Clay Jenkinson: 7 p.m. Feb. 11, Thompson Recital Hall, Bangsberg Fine Arts Center, Bemidji State University.
Opening March 2 in Winnipeg: "The Art of Norman Rockwell," a solo exhibit of the internationally renowned artist's work, will open March 2 at Winnipeg Art Gallery continuing through May 20. The exhibit will feature more than 40 major paintings, the complete set of 323 Saturday Evening Post tear-sheet covers, and a group of rarely seen preparatory works and artifacts, all from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass. WAG director Stephen Borys said the show has been attracting significant crowds on its American circuit. Details of the show: See rockwell.wag.ca. About the artist: One of the most popular American artists of the past century, Rockwell (1894-1978) chronicled changing society in the small details and nuanced scenes of ordinary people in everyday life.