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Published December 21 2008

Sunday to Sunday

today

Family Outings

Alpine Carriages’ Tour of Lights, Fargo. Horse-drawn carriage rides offered through Dec. 31 down historic Eighth Street in Fargo and through the Holiday Lights display in Lindenwood Park; reservations required. (218) 236-9162.

Star of Bethlehem, 2 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University Moorhead. Was it a comet, a supernova, a triple conjunction of the planet Jupiter with Saturn, or a miracle? Also explore the stars and constellations of the winter night sky; there will be a second showing at 7 p.m. (218) 477-2904.

Santa Village, 1 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. Meet Santa, explore the North Pole, meet Santa’s reindeer, holiday crafts, model trains; concessions available; horse-drawn carriage rides from 2 to 5 p.m. (701) 866-4158.

Skating with Santa, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Arena, 1201 7th Ave. E., West Fargo. Skate to holiday music while visiting with Santa; hot chocolate and other refreshments will be served. (701) 433-5360.

Snocross Racing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., three miles east of Glyndon, Minn., on Highway 10. For racers of all ages. (701) 361-6676.


Music

“And Glory Shone Around,”

7 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Cross, 1402 16th St. E., West Fargo. Christmas Cantata with scripturally based narration and music. (701) 282-0514.


Theater

“Miracle on 34th Street,”

2 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. Based on the classic Christmas film. (701) 235-6778.


monday

Family Outings

Santa Village, 4 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. Meet Santa, explore the North Pole, meet Santa’s reindeer, holiday crafts, model trains; concessions available. (701) 866-4158.

Music

Holiday organ concert, noon, Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway. Featuring organist Lance E. Johnson; also Margie Bailly on piano and others will perform. (701) 237-0477.

Holiday jazz concert, 7:30 p.m., South High School Theater, Fargo. Featuring vocalist Sarah Morken. (701) 446-2156.


tuesday

Family Outings

Storytime: Holiday Stories, 1:30 to 2 p.m., West Fargo Public Library, 109 3rd St. E. For preschoolers through second-graders; stories, take-home craft and music. (701) 433-5460.

Santa Village, 4 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. See Monday’s listing.

Storytime: Holiday Favorites, 6:30 p.m., Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S. Family craft night after the story. (218) 233-7594.


Music

Holiday organ concert, noon, Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway. Featuring organist Lance E. Johnson. (701) 237-0477.


wednesday

Family Outings

Storytime: Christmas Eve Hijinks, 10 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 1201 42nd St. S., Fargo. Read “If You Take a Mouse to the Movies,” “Toot and Puddle: I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Moritmer’s Christmas Manger.” (701) 281-1002.

Storytime: Holiday Favorites, 10:30 a.m., Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St. S. (218) 233-7594.


friday

Family Outings

Family First Week, 10 a.m. to

5 p.m., Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm, 1201 28th Ave. N., Fargo. Explore, discover, create, play and learn with your family; bring grandparents for free. (701) 232-6102.

Bonanzaville, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1351 West Main Ave., West Fargo. (701) 282-2822.

Music

Steve Bowman Family, 8 p.m., Cornerstone Ministries, Fargo. Variety music. (701) 232-5929.


saturday

Family Outings

Storytime: Asian Folktales, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 1201 42nd St. S., Fargo. Read “Tikki Tikki Tembo” and “Funny Little Woman.” (701) 281-1002.

Family First Week, 10 a.m. to

5 p.m., Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm, 1201 28th Ave. N., Fargo. See Friday’s listing.

Sleigh rides, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead. Along the Red River through Viking Ship Park; $4 per person; hot cocoa and cookies available for purchase, proceeds benefit local youth groups. (218) 299-5340.


Misc.

Afternoon Movie, 2 to 4 p.m., West Fargo Public Library, 109 3rd St. E., West Fargo. “Polar Express.” Rated G. (701) 433-5460.


dec. 28

Family Outings

Family First Week, 1 to 5 p.m., Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm, 1201 28th Ave. N., Fargo. See Friday’s listing.

Sleigh rides, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead. See Saturday’s listing.


Visual Arts

HoDo Restaurant, 101 Broadway, Fargo. Exhibit of works by area artists. (701) 478-1000.

Gallery 4, 114 Broadway, Fargo. Nonmember work on display as part of the “Holiday Artists Market.” (701) 237-6867.

Rourke Art Gallery, 523 4th St. S., Moorhead. J. Bracken Rourke exhibit and Adam Helnske’s pottery; “Nervouswork,” sculpture by Deborah Gerling, is part of the permanent collection. (218) 236-8861.

Sweet Dreams Confections, Village West, 4101 13th Ave. S., Fargo. Cathi Koenig art on display through December. (701) 297-9338.

Next Door Charitable Consignment, 323 Main Ave., Fargo. Ongoing display of Todd Cody’s rural-themed photography of North Dakota. (701) 237-3375.

One Oak Place, 1709 25th Ave. S., Fargo. “Four Love of Color” water-media exhibition by Sherbanoo Aziz, Diane Johnson, Cathi Koenig and Diana Shea, through December. (701) 234-1625.

Nichole’s Fine Pastry, 13 8th St. S., Fargo. “Sugar and Spice,” mixed-media paintings and ceramics by Nikki Anderson, Heidi Fedde, Carol Morken and Deb Sjurseth, through December. (701) 232-6430.

DK Custom Framing & Gallery, 3021 13th Ave. S., Fargo. Work by Eric A. Johnson, Robb Siverson, Mel Stone, Jenna Henlie, Leo Kim, Wayne Gudmundson, Grady Carlson and Denise Knudson on display. (701) 239-0063.

Art in the Atrium, Innovis Health, 1702 S. University Drive, Fargo. Original pieces by members of the Red River Watercolor Society, through December. (701) 364-3217.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 210 8th St. S., Moorhead. Watercolor and acrylic fine-art paintings by Donna Chalimonczyk, through December. (218) 287-2065.

Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead. “Club Culture: A Visual Exploration Into Four Fargo-Moorhead Clubs,” a photography exhibit featuring the work of nine MSUM students that documents the activities and personalities of the Fine Arts Club, FM Derby Girls, Mujeres Unidas/Women United and the Sons of Norway, through Dec. 29. (218) 299-5511.

Art Connection, 520 Broadway, Fargo. Jon Offutt’s handblown glass ornaments and small vases; Bob Kurkowski’s stacked bowls and bottles; Mary Pfieffer’s prints; Kay Ornberg’s winter photos, tapestry jackets and flannel overalls; small gifts for the holidays through December. (701) 241-4520.

Ristreto Coffee and Tea, 4150 40th Ave. S., Fargo. “A Little Dotty,” a mixed-media exhibit by artist/photographer Dotty Curry, through December. (701) 356-7600.

Upfront Gallery, 512 Broadway, Fargo. “Birds and Blokes,” painting and ceramics by Amber Parsons, through Jan. 3. (701) 364-0934.

Mailloux Gallery and Museum, Fargo North High School, 801 17th Ave. N. “Art by Art Educators,” a fine-art exhibition by Fargo Public Schools high school art teachers Lisa Gingerich, Peter Glasheen, Nancy Leier, Tracy Melendez, Chelsea Odden and Jane Peterson, through Jan. 5. (701) 446-2400.

Spirit Room, 111 Broadway, Fargo. “Seeing Here: Images From Three Local Photographers,” by Jon Solinger, Lynn Fundingsland and Mark Anthony, through Jan. 30. (701) 237-0230.

McCulley Optix Gallery, 2553 Kirsten Lane, Fargo. Work by Elizabeth Schwankl, through January. (701) 373-2020.

Rourke Art Museum, 521 Main Ave., Moorhead. Currently exhibiting paintings, drawings and sculpture by brothers Aaron and Matthew Holz, and Robb Siverson’s photography; Rembrandt prints, through Jan. 3; Charles Beck, recent woodcuts and paintings, through Jan. 11; Brad Bachmeier’s “Permanent Impressions,” through Feb. 22; permanent collection of pop art and the “Arts of China and Japan.” (218) 236-8861.

Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo. “The Colors of Pastel: Work by Sandi Dahl,” through Dec. 29; “Pulp Function,” celebrating paper art with 75 works by artists from across America, through Feb. 8; “The Birds of Sanibel Island,” through Feb. 22; “Art on the Plains X” juried exhibition, through March 1; ongoing exhibits include “Keys to the Collection” and “International Harvester Historical Photographs.” (701) 232-3821.

Cyrus Running Gallery, Concordia College. Faculty show, Jan. 13 to Feb. 22. (218) 299-4366.


Surrounding Area

Lorie Line Christmas Around the World Holiday Extravaganza, 7:30 p.m. tonight, Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks, N.D. (701) 777-4090.

Lakes Area Community Concert Band, 2 p.m. today, Historic Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes, Minn. (218) 844-7469.

Christmas Marketplace, noon to 6 p.m. today, Community and Cultural Center, Detroit Lakes, Minn. Booths featuring area artists, crafters and home-based businesses. (218) 844-7469.

Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra “Holiday Pops” concert, 4 p.m., A Center for the Arts, Fergus Falls, Minn. (218) 998-2787.

New York Mills (Minn.) Regional Cultural Center, Archi-Texture Quilt Show from Minnesota Contemporary Quilters, through Jan. 3; fiber-art show, Jan. 6 to Feb. 14, call for submission information; weekday classes include dance, yoga, drawing and painting, knitting. (218) 385-3339.

Third Street Gallery, Grand Forks, N.D. An exhibition by Adam Kemp, through Dec. 23. (701) 775-5055.

Lake Region Arts Council Gallery, River Inn, Fergus Falls, Minn. The “Female Form in Art Exhibit” features in various art mediums, through Jan. 10; families with small children may wish to check with organizers before visiting the exhibit. (218) 739-5780.

North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks. “Animals: Them and Us” mixed-media exhibit, and photographs by Vivienne Morgan, through Jan 5. (701) 777-4195.

Ellendale (N.D.) Opera House, annual World Art Show opens Feb. 2. (701) 349-2490.

Waage Fine Arts Gallery, Fergus Falls, Minn. Fall student art show during December; spring student art show during May. (218) 736-1600.

Beck Gallery, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls. Chad Peterson’s “Thinking Outside the Box,” December and January. (218) 736-1600.


Coming up in the Cities

Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis. “A Christmas Carol,” the perennial family holiday entertainment inspired by Charles Dickens’ immortal tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, through Dec. 31; “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” Jan. 24 to March 29, one of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies. (612) 377-2224.

Old Log Theater, Excelsior, Minn. “Unnecessary Farce,” Paul Slade Smith’s new American comedy centers around a small American town in which a police sting operation goes hilariously awry, through Feb. 14; the holiday children’s production, “The Elves and the Shoemaker,” runs through Dec. 31. (952) 474-5951.

Chanhassen (Minn.) Dinner Theatres, “The Producers,” through Jan. 31; “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” opens Feb. 6. (800) 362-3515.

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul. “Vatican Splendors,” featuring about 200 works of art and historically significant objects, through Jan. 11; “The Campaign Trail: Minnesota’s Historic Role in Modern Politics,” through Feb. 22; other exhibits include “MN 150,” “Open House,” “Grainland,” “Tales of the Territory,” “Home Place Minnesota” and “Going Places.” (800) 657-3773.

Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul. Current exhibits include Mississippi River, Human Body, Collections, Experiments, Dinosaurs and Fossils, Science on a Sphere, the Collectors’ Corner, Science Buzz and Big Back Yard; “CSI: The Experience,” a special exhibit teaching scientific principles and investigative techniques of forensic scientists, through Jan. 4; upcoming exhibits: “Water,” Jan. 30 to April 26; “Goose Bumps: The Science of Fear,” Feb. 13 to May 3; “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition,” opens June 12. (651) 221-9444.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul. “A Christmas Carole Petersen,” through Dec. 21; Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” through Jan. 3; “The Color Purple,” March

17-29; “Grey Gardens,” March 17 to May 17; “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” April 29 to May 10. (651) 224-4222 or (651) 282-3111.

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. “Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future,” a retrospective of one of the most prolific, unorthodox and controversial architects of the 20th century, through Jan. 4; “Tetsumi Kudo: Garden of Metamorphosis,” through March 22; Text/Messages: Books by Artists,” through April 19; “Statements: Beuys, Flavin, Judd,” through July 12; collection exhibits include “Mythologies.” (612) 375-7600.

To be included in the calendar, information must be received by noon Tuesday before the Sunday of publication. Send to Entertainment Calendar, Forum, Box 2020, Fargo, ND 58107, or enter online at www.inforum.com/calendar