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THE LIST: 'The Rachel Calof Story' ... Mini Art Exhibit ... Art and Wine Walk

June 20, 2014

Grand Forks Herald

June 20--'The Rachel Calof Story'

Today, Saturday at Lake Region State College: Kate Fuglei is bringing her one-woman play, "The Rachel Calof Story," to Lake Region State College at 7:30 p.m. The play, which has been performed in Los Angeles, New York City and St. Paul, tells the story of Rachel Calof, a Jewish pioneer who homesteaded in a Jewish farming colony located near present-day Garske, N.D. Visitors can also go to to learn about bus tours to the Sons of Jacob Cemetery and original Calof homestead. Cost: $10 adults, $25 family. Info: (701) 662-3701.

Mini Art Exhibit

Through today at Climax Public Library: The Northwest Regional Arts Council is holding a mini art exhibit that will travel to several regional libraries throughout the summer and fall. The exhibit includes original paintings, photography, drawings, pottery and more and is now at the Climax (Minn.) Public Library, 104 W. Broadway, through June 20. Additional showings: Hallock (Minn.) Public LibraryJune 20-July 25, Thief River Falls Public LibraryJuly 25-Sept. 5. Cost: Free. Info: (218) 745-9111.

Art and Wine Walk

Saturday at Downtown: Join the Downtown Development Association, the North Valley Arts Council, local businesses and regional artists for an afternoon of wine tasting and art from 1 to 5 p.m. in downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. The walk begins at the Guesthouse Town House in Grand Forks and Blue Moose Bar and Grill in East Grand Forks and ends with a champagne reception at the Empire Arts Center. Additional dates: July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18. Cost: $15, $50 season pass. Info: (701) 772-3710.

Bridges Home Concert

Saturday at Cando Audi Theater: The Cando Arts Council is hosting a Bridges Home Concert of Americana, Celtic and Folk Music by Dave and Tami Gunter at 7 p.m. in the Cando Audi Theater, Fourth Street and Main Street, Cando, N.D. Cost: $8 adults, $5 seniors and children 18 and younger, $25 family pack. Info: (701) 968-4501,

'The Fantasticks'

Monday through Friday at Northland Theater: The Thief River Falls Area Community Theater is performing "The Fantasticks" at 7 p.m. at Northland Community and Technical College. This famous off-Broadway musical tells the story of two neighboring fathers who trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud. Cost: $12 adults, $10 seniors and students, can be purchased in advance at the east reception of the Digi-Key Corporation, 701 Brooks Ave. S., Thief River Falls. Info: (218) 681-1800.

'Pinocchio' Auditions

Monday at Fire Hall: Children entering first through eighth grade in the fall are invited to try out for a role in the summer production of "Pinocchio" at 7 p.m. The camp will run from July 14 to August 22 and focus on stagecraft, including voice, stage movement, character building and puppetry. Camp is limited to 30 children. Cost: $55 grades 1-5, $85 grades 6-8. Info: (701) 746-0847,

Concerts in the Garden

Tuesday at Museum of Art: The North Dakota Museum of Art is again hosting its Concerts in the Garden series at 6 p.m. for the opening band and 7 p.m. for the headliner. The first performer is Barbara Jean, who developed a sharp eye for songwriting and a skilled hand as a multi-instrumentalist at a young age. Erik Koskinen will open. Additional shows: Dessa July 8, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds July 15, St. Paul and the Broken Bones July 29. Cost: Season ticket $55, $10 at the door, children 12 and younger free. Info: (701) 777-4195.

Piano Talk Concerts

Tuesday in Grafton, N.D.: Brent Hermans is playing piano with a few cameo vocals as part of a Piano Talk Concert at 7:30 p.m. on select Tuesdays throughout the summer. The next one will be Tuesday at St. John's Dining Hall, 1515 Western Ave., Grafton, N.D. with the theme "Holidays are In" Additional dates: July 8 and 22 and August 5 and 19. Cost: Free. Info: (701) 520-2680.


Thursday through June 28 at Warroad High School: The Warroad Summer Theater is performing "String" at 7:30 p.m. at the Warroad High School Mini Theater. This hilarious romantic comedy chronicles the unlikely courtship between a poet and a pizza delivery boy. Additional 2 p.m. show: June 29. Cost: $10, $8 seniors 62 and older and children 8 and younger. Info:

'Seaside Visions' Exhibit

Through June 29 at Minnesota Arts Council: The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is hosting an exhibit titled "Seaside Visions" through June 29 at its gallery in the River Walk mall in East Grand Forks. The exhibit showcases artwork by East Grand Forks native Erin Nelson and her student Karlee Westrem. The artists will be featured during a reception as part of the Art and Wine Walk from 1 to 5 p.m.June 21 at the gallery. Cost: Free. Info: (218) 745-9111.

'Decades of Paint' Exhibit

Through July 27 at Museum of Art: The North Dakota Museum of Art is holding an exhibition titled "Decades of Paint" by Mary Bonkemeyer, a 93-year-old painter from Santa Fe, N.M. Bonkemeyer thinks of her paintings as "traces or marks that weave together, quiver, alternate, and slowly the eye registers and reads an unrepeatable pattern." This is her first exhibit. The museum is also holding exhibits featuring sculpture by Craig Langager and "Song of Eurydice" by Douglas Kinsey. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Info: (701) 777-4195.


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