THE LIST: 'Three Days of Rain' ... A Choral Tapestry ... 'Tarantula Arms' CD Tour

'Escanaba in da Moonlight' o Today and Saturday at Fire Hall Theatre: The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre presents "Escanaba in Da Moonlight," a hunting comedy by Jeff Daniels at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students and...

'Three Days of Rain'
Nick McConnell, Emily Wirkus and Brett Olson sift through their parent's legacy in "Three Days of Rain" showing tonight and Saturday at Burtness Theatre, UND campus. Submitted photo.
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'Escanaba in da Moonlight'

• Today and Saturday at Fire Hall Theatre: The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre presents "Escanaba in Da Moonlight," a hunting comedy by Jeff Daniels at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students and military with I.D. Info: (701) 777-4090.

'Three Days of Rain'

• Today and Saturday at Burtness: The UND Theatre will open its season with "Three Days of Rain," a three-person play that tells the story of a family putting together the pieces of the past over several decades. It will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Burtness Theater on the UND campus. This production contains strong language. Cost: $12 adults, $5 students. Info: (701) 777-2587.

A Choral Tapestry


• Today at Sacred Heart: The Grand Forks Master Chorale will be performing "A Choral Tapestry" at 8 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 Third St. N.W., East Grand Forks. The chorale is comprised of a diverse group of singers from the greater Grand Forks area who seek to provide high quality public programs. Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. Info:, (701) 732-0091.

"Tarantula Arms" CD Tour

• Today at El Roco: Jenn Rawling and Basho Parks will be performing at 10 p.m. today at El Roco, 1730 13th Ave. N, Grand Forks. The duo is touring in support of their new CD "Taratula Arms," named after a farm that inspired them in southeastern Minnesota. Info: (206) 466-6796.

Symphony Orchestra Premiere

• Saturday at Empire: The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra 2013-2014 season will open at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Empire Arts Center. Cost: $16 adults, $10 students and military. Info: (701) 777-2646.

Twin Forks Chorus Anniversary Show

• Saturday at Performing Arts Center: The Twin Forks Chorus will celebrate their 40th anniversary with "40 Years of Harmony" at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Performing Arts Center at East Grand Forks High School. The chorus was chartered with Sweet Adelines International in 1973 and today has over 25 active members ranging in age from twenties to eighties. Info: (701) 772-8302.

Zombie Fest


• Saturday at GuestHouse Town House Hotel: The North Valley Arts Council is sponsoring a variety of zombie-themed events as part of October's Zombie Fest. The first event is aimed at kids with a showing of Frankenweenie at 1 p.m. All kids who wear costumes can participate in the costume contest and win a prize. Later in the evening it's the adults' turn with Zombie Prom from 5 p.m. to midnight. The event includes a "Dance til you Drop" competition, an adult zombie costume contest, a prom photo booth and more. Cost: Frankenweenie showing is free, Zombie Prom is $3, free with Beer and Bacon Festival wristband. Info: (701) 772-3710.

Global Visions Film Series

• Tuesday at Memorial Union: The Global Visions Film Series returns to UND this fall on select Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the UND Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The next screening will be "Compliance," a fictional thriller about a prank caller who convinces the manager of a fast-food restaurant that one of her employees has committed a crime. Additional shows: Oct. 22 "Blue Like Jazz," Nov. 5 "Invictus," Nov. 19 "Amreeka," Dec. 3 "Bless Me Ultima." Cost: Free. Info: (701) 777-4718.

Jazz Series

• Thursday at 'l Bistro: Downtown Jazz will be performing from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at 'l Bistro in the Alerus Center. The performance is part of an ongoing Thursday night jazz series. Additional performances: Oct. 10 The Matt Strand Group, Oct. 24 Sneaky Wild Oats, Oct. 31 Jazz on Tap. Info: (701) 792-1960.

CD Release Concert

• Thursday at Museum of Art: Grand Forks native Tom Brosseu is set to release his new album Grass Punks. He will be performing cuts from the album at a release concert starting at 7:30 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art with special guest Sean Watkins, founding member of Nickel Creek. Cost: $13 for members, $15 for non-members. Info: .

Alvin E. Austin Memorial


• Oct. 11 at UND: The Center for Community Engagement at UND is hosting the annual Alvin E. Austin Memorial Awards and Dessert Reception from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Carnegie Building at UND, 250 Centennial Drive. Award recipients include Judy Sullivan Dawson, Jack McDonald, David Iverson and James Hagerty. Info: (701) 777-0675.

'Dog Sees God'

• Oct. 11, 12 at Fire Hall Theatre: The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre presents "Dog Sees God" starting at 9 :30 p.m., a part of a late night series with provocative and timely themes explored by the teenage Peanuts Gang. Additional show dates: Oct. 18 and 19. Cost: $8. Info:

North Country Community Dance

• Oct. 12 at Eagles Club: The North Country Fiddle and Dance Fall Community Dance will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 12 at the East Grand Forks Eagles Club, 227 10th St. NW. All are welcome and you do not need to know how to dance. North American folk and barn dances, longways reels, simple squares and more will be taught to the fiddle-banjo music, performed by the Porch Stompers from central Iowa. Info: (218) 773-3850.

Blues Brothers

• Oct. 13 at Chester Fritz: The official Blues Brothers Revue will be coming to Grand Forks at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the UND Chester Fritz Auditorium. The live concert show combines the comedy and hits from the original movie and pays homage to Chicago's rich history of blues, gospel and soul music. The show will feature Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood. Cost: $25 for adults; $15 for students; $10 for children. Info: (701) 777-2170.

'Neighborhood 3'

• Oct. 17-19 at Empire: The Empire Arts Center presents "Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom," a play about teenagers becoming addicted to an online horror video game about zombies and losing site of reality. The show will start at 7 p.m. Additional show dates: Oct. 24-26. Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for students. Info: (701) 746-5500; .

Quilting on the Red

• Oct. 18-20 at Alerus Center: The North Star Quilters will be hosting the Quilting on the Red Quilt Show at the Alerus Center. The show will feature quilts, vendors, boutiques, special exhibits and a silent auction. There will also be three lectures by Cindy Brick and Mary Fons throughout the weekend. Schedule: Cost: $5, $10 per lecture. Info: Suzanne, (701) 795-8530.

Birthday reception

• Oct. 20 at Museum of Art: North Dakota Museum of Art will host a birthday celebration for artist James Rosenquist at 4 p.m. Curator of the exhibition Judtih Goldman will give an informal talk about the painting and Rosenquist's other work. Cost: Free. Info:; (701) 777-4195.

The Valley's Got Talent

• Oct. 20 at Empire: The Grand Forks Exchange Club will be hosting the third annual Valley's Got Talent Benefit Show from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Empire Arts Center. Proceeds from the event are donated to the children of the community for after school programs and winter coats, hats and mittens. Cost: Free. Info: .

Crafted Object Art Show

• Through Oct. 20 at Muddy Waters: Ceramic artist Lisa York's show "Crafted Object" will be on display through Oct. 20 at the Muddy Waters Clay Center, 2014 13th Ave. N, Grand Forks. Lisa has had the opportunity to study in London, France, Tanzania, Sanboa and China and is currently working on her Masters of Fine Arts at UND. Extended Hours: Fridays 3 to 7 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. Info: .

Concerts in the Galleries

• Oct. 27 at Museum of Art: The Red River Trio with Mike Wittgraf will perform at 2 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art. The trio formed at UND in 2010 and has since performed throughout the Midwest as well as in China and Japan. Cost: $18 for members, $20 for non-members, $10 for students and military, children 12 and under free. Info:; (701) 777-4195.

Voice to Vision Art Exhibit

• Through mid-October at the Hughes: The UND Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies is sponsoring an exhibition called Voice to Vision, a collaboration between artists and survivors from places such as Nazi Germany, Cambodia, Rwanda and Tibet. The exhibit is expected to end in mid-October and is on display at the Hughes Fine Arts Center, 3350 Campus Road, Grand Forks. Cost: Free. Info: (442) 670-6797.

Ink and Mud Art Exhibit

• Through Oct. 17 at HoDo: Matt Anderson and Guillermo Guardia of the North Dakota Museum of Art have teamed up to create a new body of work titled "Ink and Mud," consisting of prints and drawings in ink and ceramic sculptures. The Hotel Donaldson is located at 101 N. Broadway, Fargo. Info: (701) 777-4195.

Art Exhibitions

• Through Oct. 20 at Museum of Art: The North Dakota Museum of Art presents Jennifer Angus' exhibition "In the Midnight Garden" and James Rosenquist's one-piece exhibition of "Through the Eye of the Needle to the Anvil." Angus' exhibition runs through Oct. 20. Rosenquist's exhibition will run through Nov. 11. Info:; (701) 777-4195.

Norwegian Folk Art Exhibit

• Through Oct. 29 at Velkommen: A Norwegian fold art embroidery series and art sale will be held through Oct. 29 at Velkommen, 23 N. Third St., Grand Forks. The exhibit will showcase old world and new techniques with cut and drawn threads by Else Jhelmstad of Bergen, Norway. Info: (701) 775-8482.

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