Nov. 01--'Mulan' and 'The Nightingale'
--Today, Saturday at Fire Hall Theatre: The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre presents "Mulan" and "The Nightingale," performed by the theatre's youngest actors in grades one through 11. "Mulan" is a musical based on Disney's "Mulan" and is a story of empowerment for everyone. It is preceded by the youngest actors in "The Nightingale," a musical about a Chinese emperor who learns wealth cannot buy happiness. Additional 7:30 p.m. showings: Nov. 8 and 9. 2 p.m. showings: Saturday and Sunday and Nov. 9-10. Cost: $18 for adults; $15 for seniors, students and military with I.D., $12 for children five and under. Info: (701) 777-4090.
Dream Songs Project
--Saturday at EGF Library: The Dream Songs Project will perform from 2 to 3 p.m. at the EGF Campbell Library. Alyssa Anderson, mezzo-soprano, and Joseph Spoelstra, guitar, will perform contemporary works for voice and guitar by Minnesota composers. Cost: Free. Info: (218) 773-9121.
Tony Furtado Concert
--Saturday at Muiderman Theater: Tony Furtado will be playing at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson, N.D., at the Muiderman Theater, 1410 Elm Coulee Dr. N.E. Furtado is known for his great slide guitar and banjo work, as well as his great singing chops. Cost: Advanced tickets only, $20. Info: (701) 746-7471.
Chamber Music Fest
--Saturday, Sunday at UND: UND, Concordia College and Minot State University will be teaming up to provide a one-of-a-kind musical lesson and concert experience Saturday and Sunday. Four professors will give master classes to UND and local students on Saturday and Sunday the visiting professors will join with the students for a recital and community concert at 2 p.m. in the Josephine Recital Hall, 3350 Campus Road. Schedule: bit.ly/1939bou. Cost: Free. Info: Nariaki.Sugiura@und.edu.
--Saturday through Nov. 30 at Velkommen: An installation and art sale of new, small works of designer fabrication projects that combine the application of Norwegian loom-woven braiding, synthetic fabrics and recycled German woven ribbon into functional, wearable objects by Melody Anderson will be held at Velkommen, 23 N. Third St., through the month of November. Info: (701) 775-8482.
American Indian Film Festival
--Monday at Memorial Union: The American Indian Film Festival is returning to UND this fall through the month of November. All films start at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl of the UND Memorial Union. The first film is "Bury My Heart with Tonawanda," a historical film that tells the story of a boy with Down syndrome who is rejected by his own family but accepted by the Tonawanda Seneca Nation. Additional shows: Nov. 7 "First Speakers: Restoring the Ojibwe Language," Nov. 12 "America Reframed: The Medicine Game" and "Up Heartbreak Hill," Nov. 14 "Tiger Eyes," Nov. 18 "Standing Bear's Footsteps," Nov. 20 "Path of Souls." Cost: Free. Info: (701) 259-2398.
Steel Pan Concert
--Monday at Chester Fritz: The UND Steel Pan Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Monday. Using authentic oil drums, the band will excite you with up-beat calypso, soca and island favorites. Cost: $6 adults, $3 students and seniors, $12 family of four, $2 off for UND faculty and staff. Info: (701) 777-2170.
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 "Invictus," a fictional drama about the 1995 Rugby World Cup held in South Africa following the dismantling of apartheid. Additional shows: Nov. 19 "Amreeka," Dec. 3 "Bless Me Ultima." Cost: Free. Info: (701) 777-4718.
UND Chamber Concert
--Tuesday at UND: The UND Vivo Women's Chamber Choir and Wind Ensemble Chamber Players are performing in a combined concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The performance will be held in the Hopper-Danley Spiritual Center on the UND campus near the Hughes Fine Arts Center. Selections from the performance include "Mbiri Kuna Mwari" by Lee Kesselman, "Os Justi" by Eleanor Daley and "An American Tapestry" by Minnesota composer Daniel Kallman. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 777-2815.
Local Harvest Gallery
--Through Wednesday at Amazing Grains: The October artist at Amazing Grains is Steve Augustin, a photographer from Grand Forks. The collection focuses on nature and still life from the region, most specifically the butterfly garden in Augustin's backyard. Info: (701) 775-4542.
Thursday Music Club
--Thursday at Trinity Free Lutheran: The Thursday Music Club will be meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Free Lutheran Church, 3426 Chestnut St. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 757-0508.
--Thursday at 'l Bistro: Downtown Jazz will be performing Thursday at 'l Bistro as part of an ongoing Jazz series on Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Additional shows: Nov. 14 Matt Strand Group, Nov. 21 Sneaky Wild Oats. Info: (701) 792-1960.
Pick Up Bach Cantata
--Nov. 9 at Hughes: The Grand Forks Master Chorale, in collaboration with the greater Grand Forks community, will perform their "Pick Up Bach Cantata" at 5 p.m. in the Josephine Campbell Music Hall of the Hughes Fine Arts Center, 3350 Campus Road. If you are interested in performing with the Chorale, register online at grandforksmasterchorale.org. Cost: Free. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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