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THE LIST: 'Mulan' ... 'The Nightingale' ... Pride of Dakota ... Pick Up Bach Cantata

November 8, 2013


Nov. 08--'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. 2 p.m. showings: 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.

Holiday Glow Art Sale and Show

--Today through Sunday in Grand Forks: The Holiday Glow Art Sale and Show will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday throughout Grand Forks. The event is a series of open houses hosted by local artists. Various homes will have live local musicians, food and beverages, in addition to pieces available for viewing and purchase. Map: Info:

Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase

--Saturday, Sunday at Alerus: The Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase will stop in Grand Forks this weekend. The showcase is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The showcase is a great opportunity to look for gifts, including foods and condiments, decorative items, books, jewelry and more from a selection of North Dakota-made products. Cost: $2 per adult, $1 if you bring a reusable shopping bag, kids 12 and under free. Info: (701) 328-2233.

Pick Up Bach Cantata

--Saturday 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. Cost: Free. Info:

Autumn Art Auction

--Saturday at Museum of Art: The North Dakota Museum of Art will be holding their 15th annual Autumn Art Auction Saturday to support regional artists. A social will be held starting at 6:30 p.m., with the live auction starting at 8 p.m. Cost: $30 members, $35 non-members in advance, $40 non-members at the door. Info: (701) 777-4195.

American Indian Film Festival

--Tuesday, Thursday 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. Tuesday's screening is a double feature of "America Reframed: The Medicine Game" and "Up Heartbreak Hill," both documentaries focused on youth sports in Native America. Thursday has a screening of "Tiger Eyes," a film based on Judy Blume's novel about a girl who lost her father and is suddenly uprooted from her home. Additional shows: Nov. 18 "Standing Bear's Footsteps," Nov. 20 "Path of Souls." Cost: Free. Info: (701) 259-2398.

'A Chorus Line'

--Thursday through Saturday at Burtness: The UND Department of Theatre Arts will be performing "A Chorus Line" at 7:30 p.m. at the Burtness Main Stage Theater on the UND campus. The play is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony winning musical classic that focuses on a group of dancer auditioning for a limited number of spots in a Broadway musical. This production contains strong language. Additional showings: Nov. 21-23. Cost: $20 adults, $10 students. Info: (701) 777-2587.

Jazz Series

--Thursday at 'l Bistro: The Matt Strand Group 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. 21 Sneaky Wild Oats, Dec. 5 Jazz on Tap. Info: (701) 792-1960.

Art Exhibition

--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.

'Parallel Lives'

--Nov. 15, 16 at Fire Hall Theatre: The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre presents "Parallel Lives," a wickedly funny look at men, women and America today at 9:30 p.m. For mature audiences. Additional showings: Nov. 22 and 23. Cost: $8. Info: (701) 777-4090. 'Rosegirl Comedy Show'

--Nov. 16 at American Legion: Bob Cheetah and Rhonda Mayes will star in the upcoming production of the "Rosegirl Comedy Show" Nov. 16 at the American Legion, 1009 Central Ave. N.W., East Grand Forks. Dinner will start at 6 p.m., followed by the comedy at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Wounded Warriors, a nonprofit dedicated to helping wounded service members. Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 for dinner. Info: (218) 779-8742.

Rendezvous at the Forks

--Nov. 16 at Empire: The Northstar Council invites the greater Grand Forks community to help them celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the third annual Rendezvous at the Forks from 7 to 10 p.m. The event includes a silent auction, live performances, Native dance demonstrations, educational presentations and more. Cost: $25 general admission, $15 students. Info: (701) 330-1126.

Global Visions Film Series

--Nov. 19 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 "Amreeka," a fictional drama about a Palestinian family who moves to post-9/11 suburban Chicago. Additional shows: Dec. 3 "Bless Me Ultima." Cost: Free. Info: (701) 777-4718.


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