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Write This Down Friday night in Grand Forks: Write This Down, a Christian rock/Screamo band out of Minneapolis, will be in concert at 7 p.m Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 5555 S. Washington St. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. Info: Cros...

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Write This Down will play at 7 p.m. Friday night at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Forks.

Write This Down

Friday night in Grand Forks: Write This Down, a Christian rock/Screamo band out of Minneapolis, will be in concert at 7 p.m Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 5555 S. Washington St. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. Info:

Sherwin Linton

Friday and Saturday at the Empire: Sherwin Linton and the Cotton Kings as well as Pam Linton will present a classic country music show and tribute to Johnny Cash at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Empire Arts Center. Linton has been performing since he was 16, everywhere from the Las Vegas strip to the Grand Ole Opry to the Midwest. His show features traditional country, folk, gospel and cowboy songs, as well as the music of the late, great Man in Black. Tickets: $20; $18 for Empire members; available in advance at or by calling (701) 777-4090. Event sponsor: Altru Health System.

'Starving Class'


Friday and Saturday at UND: At 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday are the final two showings of "Curse of the Starving Class" presented by UND Department of Theatre Arts at the Burtness Theatre. "Curse of the Starving Class" is Sam Shepard's critique of the American dream, a notion he portrays as filled with promise, but empty of real meaning. The show includes onstage nudity, strong language and loud noises, and is recommended for mature audiences. It also features a live lamb on stage. Director: Kathleen Mclennan. Cast: David Barta, Thomas Grande, Matt Hegdahl, Howie Korsmo, Andrew Markiewicz, Tyler Rood, Casey Smith, Kathryn Volke, Emily Wirkus. Tickets: Adults, $12; students, $6; box office, (701) 777-2587.

'Edwin Drood'

Friday and Saturday at Fire Hall: The musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" will have its final two performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Fire Hall Theatre, presented by Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre. Cast: Erin Barta, Joe Bussy, Amy Driscoll, Benjamin Klipfel, Caitlin Lien, Julianne Lima, Michelle Mc-Cauley, Christina Nelson, Nicole Quam, Kristina Syversen, Natasha Thomas, Daniel Walstad, Sasha Yearwood. Director: Chris Berg. Tickets: Adults, $15; students, senior citizens, military, $12; call (701) 777-4090.


On Stage at Red River High School: The Red River High School Department of Fine Arts will present "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Cast: Bailey Altman, Billy Beaton, Walter Criswell, Alex Grove, Luke Hoplin, Billy Heigaard-McGurran, Connor Joseph, Kelly Knutson, Haley Larson, Chris Loeffler, Max McCann, Chloe Omlid, Luke Opp, Evan Pankratz, Cole Sherwood, Ian Sherwood, Jenna Spicer, Courtney Young. Character troupe: Hannah Borgstrom, Niall Davis, Thomas Gandrud, Andrea Hollingworth, Abby Kroke, Mariah Kuntz, Erin Lesch, Jessica Loeffler, Joseph Peterson, Brittany Scheer, Ryan Schuster, Devin Taylor, Ben Trenne, Jacoba Woodard. Tickets: Adults, $8; students/senior citizens, $4; reservations, (701) 746-2411.

Fiddle & dance

Hoe-down Friday night in EGF: The North Country Fiddle and Dance April Hoe-Down will be from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Eagle's Club, 227 10th St. NW, East Grand Forks. There will be live music by the O'Neils with reels, squares, circles, and contras. No experience needed, and singles, couples and families are welcome. Admission: Donations at the door.

Fun'd Nite


Friday night in East Grand Forks: The East Grand Forks Heritage Foundation "Fun'd Nite," a fundraising dinner and dance, will be Friday night at the VFW Club in East Grand Forks. Social hour will be from 5 to 6 p.m., dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and the dance from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. There will be prizes and a silent auction and proceeds will support programs of the Heritage Foundation. Info: .

Chili & Art Show

Saturday in Pekin, N.D.: A Chili Cook-Off (held in conjunction with the Nelson County Arts Council Student Art Show) will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Pekin Community Center. Contestants will prepare chili and the public will vote for their favorite chili and the best decorated table area. Cash prizes: First, $100; second, $50; third, $25; best decoration, $25. Music: The Neckties. For info on the Chili Cook-Off: Michelle, (701) 739-9880; Brenda, (701)-296-4515. Admission: Adults, $10; age 12 and younger, $5; $2 discount if you first attend the Student Art Show at the Pekin City Auditorium. The art show runs through Sunday.


Sunday in Grand Forks: Area handbell choirs will present a Spring Ring Handbell Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1405 S. 9th St., Grand Forks. Handbell choirs from Wesley United Methodist, United Lutheran, and Calvary Lutheran churches will perform several massed pieces as well as solo choir pieces. Directors include Marge Myrold, Lynn Liepold, Kathi Dykstra and Mary Ann Devig. Admission: Free.


Tuesday in Crookston: The lives of members of a Hispanic family in Minnesota are the basis of "Minnecanos," to be performed at 7 p.m. Tuesday by Mixed Blood Theatre at Kiehle Auditorium, University of Minnesota, Crookston. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, the program is free and all are welcome. The play's author, Joe Minjares, turns his experiences growing up on Minneapolis' north side into the 45-minute performance that also addresses major milestones in Hispanic history.

'Voices of the Prairie'


Tuesday and Wednesday in Devils Lake: Lake Region State College students will present "Voices of the Prairie, a Playmakers Readers Theatre Production, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the LRSC Robert Fawcett Auditorium in Devils Lake. "Voices of the Prairie," adapted by Jeanette Kenner, tells the stories of the immigrant and American Indian women on the prairie during the years 1863 to 1905. Cast: Carley Axdahl, Carmen Bah, Andrew Brockman, Mary Chattin, Zac Cyrus, Nichole Johansen, Kristen Knutson, Aamna Mahmood, Rachel Nerison, Patrick Oehlke, Josh Widmer. Director: Jeanette Kenner. Admission: Adults, $5 at the door; students, free.

Hunt Club

Wednesday in Grand Forks: Hunt Club, a group of people who meet to network, will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson Books & Media, 3750 32nd Ave. S., Grand Forks. Josh Klug of the North Dakota Small Business Center will speak. If you have a business, book or event to promote, you're welcome to attend. Admission: Free.

Poetry Book Club

Wednesday at the GF library: A new Poetry Book Club will have its first meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Grand Forks Public Library. Info: (701) 772-8116.

Film Festival

Thursday in Grand Forks: The Wild and Scenic Film Festival hosted by Dakota Resource Council will be April 21 at the Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Info: .

Pottery sale


April 29 to May 1 at Muddy Waters Clay Center: Muddy Water Clay Center, 2014 13th Ave. N., Grand Forks, will present "Celebrate Spring!," featuring original handcrafted spring pottery, from noon to 5 p.m. April 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 and from noon to 5 p.m. May 1. Muddy Waters Clay Center studio artists will make flower pots, planters, vases, garden décor, bird houses and feeders, bird baths, wind chimes and more for the sale. Info: .

Workshop & Reading

April 30 in Bemidji: Mark R. Christensen, poet, nonfiction writer and professor of English at Bemidji State University, will read from his work beginning at 4 p.m. April 30 in the Bemidji Community Art Center, the upper level of the historic Carnegie building next to Lake Bemidji. Christensen's books include poetry ("Faith in Ice Time") and a textbook ("The Familiar Essay"). Admission: Free; refreshments will be served. Workshop: Christensen will present a writers' workshop, "Creating Nonfiction: Telling Truths Artfully," from 1 to 4 p.m., April 30 in the building's lower level. For fees, info or registration, contact Lori or Cindy at the Bemidji Community Art Center, , (218) 444-7570.


May 2 at East Grand Forks Campbell Library: As Andy Nelson, professional puppeteer Andy Hayward graduated from East Grand Forks Senior High School. As a kid, he volunteered with puppets at East Grand Forks Campbell Library. The library is pleased to present his work again on May 2, when Andy Hayward will perform for first- and second-graders and give a public performance at 6:30 p.m. at East Grand Forks Campbell Library. Hayward is a puppeteer and puppet designer with more than 10 years of professional experience in films, television and theater. Admission will be free. Info: (218) 773-9121.

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