Published August 16 2007
Zhimin Guan reception, 7 to 9 p.m., Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo. Moorhead artist discusses his paintings on metal in “Melting Lead, Melding Cultures.” $10 for nonmembers. (701) 232-3821.
Starlite Movie Nite, 8 to 10:30 p.m., Roosevelt Park, 12th Avenue North and Tenth Street North, Fargo. The Horace Mann Area and Roosevelt neighborhood associations present an outdoor screening of “Field of Dreams.” Bring your blankets and get comfortable at
8 p.m. The movie begins at 9:10 p.m. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Roosevelt school gym. Free with concessions available for purchase.
Ninth Annual South Eighth Street Fine Art Sale, 11 a.m. to
7 p.m., Shotwell Floral Garden Center, 1302 8th St. S., Fargo. Fine art sale is sponsored by the Red River Watercolor Society of F-M. (701) 235-8035
Joy Coffey Artist Reception, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Ristreto Coffee & Tea, 5050 13th Ave. S., Fargo. Public opening is held for “Phavorite Photos,” an eclectic exhibit of digital prints featuring landscapes, still life, flowers, nature, scenics and patterns by local photographer Joy Coffey. (701) 356-7600
“Starting School” Storytime, 6:30 to 7 p.m., West Fargo Library, 109 3rd St. E. Special story time is for children about to start school, their families and friends. (701) 433-5460
Back-to-School Storytime, 10:30 to 11 a.m., West Fargo Library, 109 3rd St. E. Special story time is for children going back to school (and younger siblings), their families and friends. (701) 433-5460
Tea House Open, 2 to 4 p.m., Dale Shields yard, 140 2nd Ave., Arthur, N.D. Parents and children are welcome to play dress-up in our prom finery. Refreshments will be served. (701) 967-8362
Philosophy for All, 7 to 9 p.m., Presentation Center, Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo. A Socrates Cafe Meeting is sponsored by Philosophy for All Fargo-Moorhead. Free. (218) 233-4621
Talk & Book Signing, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1201 42nd St. S., Fargo. Carroll Engelhardt discusses his book, “Gateway to the Northern Plains: Railroads and the Birth of Fargo and Moorhead.” (701) 281-1002
Farmers Market & Beyond, 4 to 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Arena parking lot, 1201 7th Ave. E., West Fargo. Fresh produce, berries, herbs, flowers, handcrafted items and other products will be offered. (701) 433-5360
Catch a Falling Star, 7 p.m., Planetarium, Bridges Hall 167, MSUM, Moorhead. Learn about meteor showers and shooting stars. (218) 477-2920
Noon-Hour Organ Concerts, Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway. Lance Johnson performs on the theater organ. (701) 235-4152
Third Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m., American Legion, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Blues Fest Pre-party features Little Donny & The Groovetones, Beer garden and food on the lawn. Free. (701) 237-4013
Horace (N.D.) Bean Days Trap Shoot, 5 p.m., Shooting Park, 4333 167th Ave. S.E., Horace, N.D. All teams welcome. (701) 282-4686
12th Annual Fargo Blues Festival, 2 to 11 p.m., Newman Outdoor Field, 1515 15th Ave. N., Fargo. Friday lineup is Blues Tonic, Joe Moss, Band Studebaker John and the Hawks, Bernard Allison, Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers and Maria Muldaur. Tickets for the two-day festival run from $20 to $35, with a VIP pass at $75. (218) 287-7775
Paul Myrold, 7:30 p.m., Ristreto Coffee & Tea, 5050 13th Ave. S., Fargo. Musician plays contemporary folk music. (701) 356-7600
Russ Peterson, 7 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 619 3rd Ave. S.W., Perham, Minn. Jazz saxophonist performs as part of the Calvary POPS Music Series. Free-will donation. (218) 346-4780
Ron and Opal Erickson, 8 to 10 p.m., Cornerstone Ministries, 65 3rd St. N., Fargo. Country gospel musicians perform. (701) 232-5929
Horace (N.D.) Bean Days, 7 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., Horace, N.D. Event include a pancake breakfast, parade, girls’ softball games, craft and flea market, bingo, mud run, karaoke and street dance to Silverado. The run is $6. The dance is $5. (701) 282-4686 or (701) 361-6579
FM Mounted Posse Open Horse Show, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Red River Valley Fairgrounds, Arena Annex, West Fargo. Horses and riders compete in English Pleasure, Western Pleasure and Horsemanship, plus speed events such as barrels and pole bending. Free. No dogs permitted. (701) 282-5144
Storytime: Rainy Days, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1201 42nd St. S., Fargo. (701) 281-1002
Downtown Fargo Farmers Market, 9 a.m., US Bank Plaza, Broadway and Second Avenue, Fargo. Local vendors will sell fresh produce, crafts, baked goods, art and more.
Award-winning Movies, 2 p.m., Moorhead Library, 118 5th St. S. The movie “Million Dollar Baby” is based on “Rope Burns” by F.X. Toole, in which a young woman tries to become a boxer. Pop and popcorn will be provided. Free. (218) 233-7594
12th Annual Fargo Blues Festival, noon to 10 p.m., Newman Outdoor Field, 1515 15th Ave. N., Fargo. Saturday lineup is Warped Melon Blues Band, Little Donny and the Groovetones, Mississippi Heat, Guitar Shorty, Coco Montoya and Roomful of Blues. Tickets for the two-day festival run from $20 to $35, with a VIP pass at $75. (218) 287-7775.
Gordon Court , 7:30 p.m., Ristreto Coffee & Tea, 5050 13th Ave. S., Fargo. Musician plays acoustic folk rock. (701) 238-0359
Red River Singles Dance, 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Sons of Norway, 722 2nd Ave. N., Fargo. Music by DJ Lute Simley. Free dance lesson starts at 8:30. Beach Party theme. $6 for Red River Singles members, $9 for nonmembers. (218) 233-8141
Martin Wishnatsky and Diane Meidinger, 8 to 10 p.m., Cornerstone Ministries, 65 3rd St. N., Fargo. Wishnatsky presents a variety of Christian music, followed by Meidinger and Southern gospel music. (701) 232-5929
Swing Dance Workshop, 3 to 6 p.m., House of Rock, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Swing dance workshop is presented by Northern Lights Dance Club. $5. (701) 372-3737
“Partner,” 1 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. This Bollywood hit features Salman Khan, Govinda and Katrina Kaif. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. (701) 239-8385
1 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1201 42nd St. S., Fargo. Journey into local history with storytellers from Bonanzaville. Make your own clothespin doll. (701) 281-1002