Sep
21
to May 11

"Minnesota Varsity": Competition for High School Music Composers on Classical Minnesota Public Radio

Teen musicians: what original melodies and textures can you imagine for piano, violin & cello? A solo, a duet, a trio? All the combinations are available to you in this year’s Minnesota Varsity composer category, and we’re eager to hear what you create!

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Oct
27
to Mar 31

"Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation" @ Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County

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Our new major exhibition, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation, explores the Indian American experience and the community's vital political, professional, and cultural contributions to American life and history.

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Nov
21
to May 31

"RACE: Are We So Different?" a HCSCC and Science Museum of MN Collaboration

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The impact of RACE: Are We So Different? is amplified when combined with thoughtful community programming – lectures, discussions, theater programs, art exhibits – that is designed to meet the needs of the people it serves.

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Feb
8
to Dec 13

"Fergus Falls Cyclone" An Exhibit of Photographs and Antidotes @ Otter Tail County Historical Society

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This exhibit looks at what things were like for residents of Fergus Falls in 1919. It then illustrates the storms destructive pass through the city, with photographs and antidotes, and ends with how the city was rebuilt bigger and better then before. 

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Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Judy Baron/Alexis Johnson & Linda Black Elk on "Postcards"/Pioneer Public Television

Pioneer Public Television’s Postcards program will air new regional art, culture and history stories on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. about a Holocaust survivor’s art exhibit in Granite Falls, a watercolorist and digital artist from Wheaton and an ethnobotany instructor at the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Morton.

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Feb
21
to Feb 22

"Call of the Wild" @ The Historic Holmes Theatre

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The Historic Holmes THeatre and Theatre Heroes present CALL OF THE WILD: ILLUSTRATED EDITION JACK LONDON'S CLASSIC TALE LIVE ON STAGE This multi-media adventure mixes classic story telling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent cross-bred offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie!

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Feb
22
to Feb 23

Nationally Recognized Printmakers to Create Art with Community @ Kaddatz Galleries and MSCTC/Fergus Falls

First Annual Visiting Artists Workshop on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23. The workshop will feature Colorado-based artists Joshua Butler and Matthew Hanson-Weller, Nebraska based artist Howard Paine and Washington-based artist Cody Spiegel.

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Mar
2
to Mar 3

"Miss Electricity" @ Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre

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Ten-year-old Violet is determined to show the world, not to mention the cool kids at school, just how special she is. With the help of her assistant Freddy, she sets out to break a world record, but becomes accidentally extraordinary when she's struck by lightning -- twice -- and gains control over all things electric. Under the name Miss Electricity, Violet zaps her way through circuits, bullies, and tests, but could lose everything when the power goes to her head.

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Apr
4
2:00 PM14:00

"Church Basement Ladies" @ The Historic Holmes Theatre (two shows)

Men in the Parish Basement? What’s a church lady to do?

“Rise Up O Men” gives the gents a chance to shine in the latest installment of the Church Basement Ladies musical comedy series. As the church prepares for participation in the town’s 1964 Centennial Celebration, we get to see their coming and goings from the eyes of the menfolk, who have their own problems to solve!

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Apr
4
to Apr 5

Family Artmaking with Zoran and Ilene Mojsilov @ Plains Art Museum

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Event Link: https://public.plainsart.org/public/YouthPreview.faces?wrkid=255

Event Phone Number: 701-551-6100

(Zoran Mojsilov Exhibit - November 8, 2018 - May 25, 2019)

Fargo, ND – Originally from Serbia (former Yugoslavia), Zoran Mojsilov is a Minnesota-based sculptor boldly working in stone, steel and wood. Resembling large, surreal machines with hand-carved wheels, cogs and gears, the artist’s Time Machine series forms the centerpiece of his current solo exhibition at Plains Art Museum. In connection with this exhibition, Plains Art Museum announces three programs including Zoran and his partner Ilene, who is a freelance art educator at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Can Can Wonderland (Minneapolis, MN):

On Thursday, January 31st from 6-7pm, the Museum will present a Conversation with the Artist. This adult program will include Associate Curator Tasha Kubesh, who led the organization of the exhibition, and will highlight Zoran’s various influences and career-long concern for humankind, nature, love, and war. This program is free and open to the public and no registration is necessary.

The following day, on Friday, February 1st from 6-8pm, Ilene will lead an Adult + Child Workshop: Assemblage Time Machines. This is your opportunity to create your own sculpture after gaining inspiration from the exhibition, and its layers of time, cultures and symbols. This program is $15 for Museum Members, $19 for Non-Members, and registration is required at plainsart.org.

Another opportunity for family art making will be presented the following day on Saturday, February 2nd, from 1-4pm during Plains Art Museum’s popular Kid Quest family event. Get a chance to meet Zoran and see him at work carving a sculpture – then, create your own time capsule and mixed media sculpture. Kid Quest events are free thanks to support from Xcel Energy and Kiwanis Club of Fargo. Pre-registration is required at plainsart.org.

$15 for Museum Members, $19 for Non-Members

Registration required

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May
3
7:30 PM19:30

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ The Historic Holmes Theatre

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s remarkable arrival onto the music scene. Since it’s formation in the early nineties in Ventura, California, the band has toured virtually nonstop, performing on average over 150 shows a year, and has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of over 2 million albums to date!

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May
17
7:30 PM19:30

"I Am, He Said" - The Music of Neil Diamond @ The Historic Holmes Theatre

Back by popular demand!!

A Celebration of the Music of Neil Diamond - Starring Matt Vee, nephew of 60’s PopStar Bobby Vee - With songs like Cracklin’ Rosie, Song Sung Blue, and Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond sold over 100 million records worldwide, and produced musical hits spanning five decades.

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Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Great American Think-Off @ Cultural Center of New York Mills

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Event Link: https://www.kulcher.org/2019-great-american-think-off-question/

Event Phone Number: 218-385-3339

The Cultural Center in New York Mills is pleased to announce the 2019 Great American Think-Off Question:

“To vote or not to vote: does it matter?”

This is the 27th annual Think-Off topic—a clearly debatable, timely yet timeless philosophical quandary meant to inspire thinkers from all walks of life.  

Do you remember a teacher telling you that it is your duty to vote?

Have you heard someone say that they don’t vote because they don’t think their one vote will make a difference?

Do you have an internal debate on Election Day about whether or not to vote? 

Even though we are inundated with information and encouraged to do our civic duty, the fact is, almost half of us don’t vote. The question is, does it matter? We want to know what YOU think! 
 
All are invited to submit their answer in essay form for a chance to win $500 and participate in the live debate this June.
 
To enter, submit a 750 word essay by April 1, 2019.  Four finalists will be selected to receive $500 each, plus travel expenses and a chance to win the title of America's Greatest Thinker at this year's annual debate held on June 8, 2019 in New York Mills, MN.

April 1 = Essay Deadline
May 1 = Finalists Announced
June 8 = The Great Debate

Essays can be submitted in 3 simple ways:

For additional contest details, visit www.think-off.org or call the Cultural Center at 218-385-3339.

 Click here to submit your essay now!

 For more information please visit www.kulcher.org or call 218-385-3339

 

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Jul
19
to Jul 21

Art of the Lakes 2019 Studio Tour

Considered to be the largest rural art crawl in the Midwest, the Art of the Lakes Studio Tour is a scenic, drive-yourself tour on curvy, hilly roads around lakes and through valleys with views that go for miles. Over 50 talented artists are tucked away in studios located on gravel roads scattered throughout Ottertail, Douglas and Grant counties in west-central Minnesota.

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Jul
26
to Jul 27

The Diaries of Adam and Eve - A Stage Play Outside @ Fire Pit Productions

A uniquely American theatre piece, funny, beautiful, and deeply moving. David Birney has crafted a light-hearted look at the world's first love story through the eyes of America's greatest humorist, Mark Twain, whose Garden of Eden bursts with wit, laughter and the lyric poignance of the first love and the first loss.

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Sep
20
to Sep 21

"The Mercy Seat" - A Stage Play @ Fire Pit Productions

The world has changed overnight. On September 12, 2001, Ben Harcourt find's himself in the New York downtown apartment of his lover and boss, Abby Prescott. His endlessly ringing mobile phone haunt's their conversation as Ben and Abby explore the choices now available to them in an existence different from the one they knew just the day before

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Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

"The Mercy Seat" - A Stage Play @ Fire Pit Productions

The world has changed overnight. On September 12, 2001, Ben Harcourt find's himself in the New York downtown apartment of his lover and boss, Abby Prescott. His endlessly ringing mobile phone haunt's their conversation as Ben and Abby explore the choices now available to them in an existence different from the one they knew just the day before.

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Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Cheyenne Hoggarth, Gregory Harp and Paul Anderson's museum on Pioneer Public Television's "Postcards"

Pioneer Public Television’s Postcards program will air new original art, culture and history stories on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. The episode will feature student artist Cheyenne Hoggarth at University of Minnesota, Morris, New London-based photographer Gregory Harp and Paul Anderson’s museum-worthy collection of tractors, cars and vintage memorabilia in Alexandria.

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Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

Stevie Ray's Improv - The Life and Death Comedy Show @ Top Hat Theatre

Let’s face it . . . end-of-life planning isn’t typical dinner talk. But nothing is more important than making decisions about how you or a loved one will meet the end. The end of life is a subject we all avoid; Stevie Ray says, “No matter how old we are, we all think we have one more year.”

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Feb
8
1:00 PM13:00

"Opera 101" @ Grand Arbor (south entrance) - Presented by Central Lakes Symphony & Alexandria Community Education

Enjoy coffee and cookies as you learn about opera from Minnesota Opera resident artists! These artists, along with the Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra, will perform the first act of the beloved opera “La Traviata” and other opera favorites on February 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Alexandria Area High School’s Performing Arts Center.

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Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

"Opera 101" @ Le Ferme - Presented by Central Lakes Symphony & Alexandria Community Education

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Enjoy light appetizers as you learn about opera from Minnesota Opera resident artists! These artists, along with the Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra, will perform the first act of the beloved opera “La Traviata” and other opera favorites on February 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Alexandria Area High School’s Performing Arts Center.

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Feb
1
to Feb 9

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME @ Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre

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Christopher John Francis Boone has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When a neighbor’s dog is found speared to death with a garden fork, Christopher is determined to investigate the mysterious death, forcing him to confront his fears along a frightening journey that upturns his world.

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Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

CANCELLED! Family Program: Assemblage Time Machines with Irene Mojsilov @ Plains Art Museum - Will reschedule for April 4 & 5, 2019

What is your time machine? Create a small assemblage sculpture reflecting your past, present, and future. Starting with a tour of Zoran Mojsilov: Time Machine, participants will discover how symbols translate across cultures and time.

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Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

"Postcards" features Scandinavian artist, native pottery and conceptual photography on Pioneer Public Television

On Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. Pioneer Public Television’s Postcards program will air new documentaries about Milan’s rosemaling artist Karen Jenson, pottery at the Lower Sioux Indian Community and the conceptual photography of Corina Kells of rural Dawson.

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Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

CANCELLED! Family Artmaking with Zoran and Ilene Mojsilov @ Plains Art Museum - Will reschedule for April 4 & 5, 2019

Plains Art Museum announces three programs including Zoran and his partner Ilene, who is a freelance art educator at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Can Can Wonderland (Minneapolis, MN):

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