THE LIST: Guitarist Willy Porter, 'Writing For Kids,' EGF Craft Fair, Gone Fishin' gospel, Rupert's Land Band, etc.
n Guitar master: Willy Porter, an international guitar star, will play in Grand Forks at 7:30 tonight in the Empire Arts Center. Tickets: $15. n Writing for kids: The Writers Conference in Children's Literature will begin at 6:30 tonight in UND's...
n Guitar master: Willy Porter, an international guitar star, will play in Grand Forks at 7:30 tonight in the Empire Arts Center. Tickets: $15.
n Writing for kids: The Writers Conference in Children's Literature will begin at 6:30 tonight in UND's Memorial Union and continue Saturday from 8 a.m., ending with supper at 5:30 p.m. Info/schedule: (701) 777-3321; www.english.und.edu/ .
n Acres of arts and crafts: The 36th annual East Grand Forks Craft Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the East Grand Forks Civic Center and VFW Memorial Ice Arena. Admission: $2. Take a free shuttle bus between venues. No strollers, please.
n Gone Fishin' gospel: The gospel group Gone Fishin' will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night in the Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks. Admission: $10; doors open at 6:30 p.m.
n Swing your partner: Rupert's Land Band will play at a North Country Fiddle and Dance Barn Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the Grand Forks Senior Center, 620 Fourth Ave. S. Admission: Donations at the door.
n Sunday concert: The UND Contemporary Chamber Music Ensemble will present a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, UND Hughes Fine Arts Center, Grand Forks. The ensemble includes artists and faculty from North Dakota and Minnesota; its mission is to perform the best of 20th and 21st century chamber music. The concert program will include the complete version of Igor Stravinsky's "l'Histoire du Soldat" ("The Soldier's Tale") and Bohuslav Martinu's "La Revue de Cuisine" ("The Kitchen Revue"). Ensemble members: Royce Blackburn, Michael Blake, Alejandro Drago, Chad Green, Ronnie Ingle, Alexander Pershounin, Laura Prokopyk, Elizabeth Rheude, Susan Tang, Naomi Welsh, Michael Wittgraf, Admission: Adults, $6; students/senior citizens, $3; families, two adults, two children, $12.
Harvest & Heritage
n Langdon, N.D.: The Harvest & Heritage Festival in Langdon, N.D., will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Cavalier County Courthouse and across the street at St. Alphonsus Park. Schedule: 10 a.m., Farmers Market, kids games and activities, food contests; 10:30 a.m., "The Star Quilt in the Northern Plains: A Symbol of American Indian heritage," Birgit Hands, UND; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., hamburgers and hot dogs by the 125th Celebration committee; 1:30 p.m., "Preserving your Vintage Treasures," Jessica Holkup, North Dakota State University; 1:30 p.m., "Country Schoolhouse Games," Tom Isern. Sponsors: Langdon Chamber of Commerce, Northern Lights Arts Council, NDSU Extension Service, Cavalier County, Friendship Star Quilters Guild. Info: Carol Hart, (701) 283-5458; email@example.com .
n Middle River, Minn.: The annual Middle River (Minn.) Goose Festival opens today and runs through Sunday, including three performances of "Steel Magnolias," at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, in Middle River Community Theater. Some other highlights: Today: 11 a.m., opening ceremony, Spruce Valley Community Center; American Legion Auxiliary Supper, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Live music, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., American Legion Club, The Wheel. Saturday: Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Davidson Building; Sesquicentennial program, noon, Main Street; Parade, 12:30 p.m.; Teen Dance, 7 to 11 p.m., school; Live music, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., American Legion Club, The Wheel. Sunday: 9 to 11 a.m., pancake breakfast: Horse show, 10 a.m., Ornquist Arena; Craft Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Davidson building. Festival buttons: $3.
n Doyle Dykes: The second of two concerts by acclaimed guitarists in Grand Forks in less than a week will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks. Doyle Dykes, a fingerstyle guitar virtuoso and Grand Ole Opry favorite, will present a workshop as well. Info: Kenny's Music, (701) 772-8670; www.kennysmusic.com . Concert tickets: $5; reservations recommended.
n "Best of Fest": Starving for Gravity, a band whose members met at UND and now are trying to make it in the Los Angeles music scene, were selected "Best of Fest" at the Temecula Valley (Calif.) International Film & Music Festival. They won the opportunity and honor of performing during The Black Tie Awards Gala at Pechanga Resort & Casino. The evening honored film and movie artists, including Mike Curb (Curb Records), Gena Rowlands, Lalo Schifrin and Charles Burnett. The show was hosted by Suzan Brittan, a news release said. SFG bandmates: Lucas Holter, Brad Kovar, Brett Lindenberg, Alvarado, Minn; Caleb Fritel, Hazen, N.D.; Richard Nash, California.
-- Herald staff reports