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Calendar of Events - Bismarck/Dickinson Region

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Bismarck Events:

Jul 19-25 & Aug 2-6 - Sleepy Hollow Theatre & Arts Park presents "Chicago". For more information visit

Jul 26-Aug 1 - Sleepy Hollow Theatre & Arts Park presents "Shrek". For more information visit

Jul 24-27 - Dakota Stage Ltd. and Shade Tree Players are proud to present Flapper. The Roaring Twenties was such a colorful decade that the unbeatable team of playwright Tim Kelly and musician Bill Francoeur couldn’t resist it!  Come celebrate the era with them and meet Polly Pepper, a young flapper who really knows how to live in the time of Stutz Bearcat automobiles, Ziegfield girls, raccoon coats, ukuleles, beauty contests, goldfish swallowers and gangsters. Polly’s about to turn 18 and will then inherit a fabulous diamond necklace called the ’Ice Garden.’ She’s planning a madcap birthday party and inviting all her pals. However, with a friend like Susan Stuyvesant-Fish, she doesn’t need any enemies! Flapper runs at Dakota Stage. Performances are at 7pm Thursday-Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children and can be purchased at the door before each show. For additional information visit

Jul 29-Aug 9 - Dakota Stage Ltd. and Shade Tree Players are proud to present Merry Wives of Windsor, a Traveling Troupe production, as the final show of its summer season. The TT is STP in its original form and has a rich history as a long standing tradition in the community. Students aged 12 to 18 participate in the Traveling Troupe which will perform a Shakespearean play at various locations, dates and times during the summer season. This year, the company will be presenting an adaptation of The Merry Wives of Windsor. All Traveling Troupe shows are free and open to the public. For additional dates, times and more information visit or call 701-258-4998

Jul 31 - Downtowners Art & Wine Walk, 5-9:30pm

Aug 7-10 - Dakota Stage Ltd. and Shade Tree Players are proud to present Little Red Robin Hood. We’ve all seen fractured fairy tales before, but never quite like this one, which takes a hilarious detour through Robin Hood’s Nottingham and Sherwood Forest!  Leave it to the dream team of Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus, writers of multiple scripts for Disney, to come up with a fresh, hysterical twist on characters we all know.  Smart, pretty and kind, Little Red Robin Hood must deal with the Big Bad Sheriff of the Naughty Hams (the Three Little Pigs, that is!), who do the bidding of Prince John, the vain Emperor who is eager to try on his magic new suit being woven by Cinderella’s deceitful stepsisters. Little Red Robin Hood runs at Dakota Stage. Performances are at 7pm Thursday-Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children and can be purchased at the door before each show. For additional information visit

Thru Aug 14 - 2014 marks the 10th season of Urban Harvest. Every Thursday downtown Bismarck will be transformed into a picturesque open-air market that features a variety of local artists, crafters, food vendors, farmers and entertainers. Located on the corner of 4th and Broadway, Urban Harvest market hours are 10am-8pm. In addition, the Urban Harvest stage offers a children’s hour, noon performance and an evening concert at 6-7:30pm. For more information visit

Aug 16 & Nov 2 - North Dakota celebrates 125th Anniversary of statehood. Two statewide signature events that will be held Aug 16 & Nov 2, the state’s official 125th birthday. On Aug 16 on the Capitol grounds will showcase the best of North Dakota with home-grown entertainment, food, crafts and games. Two of the acts confirmed to perform at the event are Tigirlily and Chuck Suchy. Other performers to be announced include The Burning Hills Singers, The Blenders, Mitch Malloy, Robbie Vee, Jesse Veeder, Dakota Air, Keith Bear, Kevin Locke and Greg Hager. The North Dakota Council on the Arts, the North Dakota Art Gallery Association, and Starion Financial are sponsoring “Under the Dakota Sky: An Exhibition Celebrating 125 Years of Statehood”. This exhibition, featured in the Missouri River Events Center at the ND Heritage Center, will open during the signature event on the Capitol Mall on August 16 and close on October 23, 2014. Over 50 North Dakota artists will be represented in the exhibition and include traditional arts, photography, sculptures, paintings, and pottery. On Nov 2, the commemoration of the state’s official birthday will coincide with the grand opening of the new ND Heritage Center. Activities for the public will be planned at both the Capitol and the Heritage Center for that day. More details will be announced closer to the date. For more information visit An invitation from the Governor can be seen here:

Sep 4-7 - 2014 United Tribes International Powwow. The powwow begins with the first Grand Entry at Lone Star Arena in the center of campus on Sep 4 at 7pm. Subsequent Grand Entries are held Friday and Saturday at 1pm and 7pm (Central Time), and Sunday at 12 noon. A $20 entrance fee guarantees admission to all dance and drum competitions for the four days. Daily admission is $12. Seniors (65 and over) and children (5 and under) enter free. Admission wrist bands may be purchased in advance at the college’s Finance Department prior to August 30 at 4pm. Group rates provided for 10 or more. Contact Ella Duran 701-255-3285 x 1214, School classes and school groups (K-8) are invited to Youth Day at the Powwow. It is a music and cultural event that entertains. Included are presentations, music, tribal dance and audience participation. Youth Day begins at 9am on Sep 5 and runs through the morning. Chaperoned school groups admitted free. For more information visit

Sep 20-21 - The First Presbyterian Community Fine Arts Festival takes place at the church at 219 E. Thayer. This year’s Festival will feature local artist and educator Michelle Lindblom. Besides working as a professional artist in her downtown Bismarck studio, Lindblom is associate professor of visual art at Bismarck State College and serves as Chairperson of the BSC Arts & Communication Department. For more information visit

Oct 9-12, 15-19 - The 36th Dakota Stage season opens with the Bismarck premiere of Boeing Boeing, Marc Camoletti's classic French Farce. Set in the 1960s the story revolves around devout bachelor Bernard, who has three different fiancées, that is right THREE, and none of them know about each other. Bernard's plan runs smoothly until a new high speed Boeing jet puts all three of his stewardess girlfriends in Paris at the same time. Hilarity ensues, so fasten your seatbelts for this riotous Tony award winning farce, as it lands for the first time in 55 years at Dakota Stage ltd. Boeing Boeing will perform under the direction of Christopher Zinovitch. Thurs-Sat performances, 7:30pm; Sun at 2. For more information or tickets, visit

Nov 2 - North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum Grand Opening, 10am-5pm. For more visit

Dec 4-7, 10-14 - When the winter months bring shorter nights and cooler temperatures Dakota Stage will warm the hearts of the whole family with Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical by Dan Goggin. In this new holiday classic the Sisters of Mt. Saint Helen's School are back and this time, Mother Superior gets her way and is producing their first Christmas Special on Cable Access TV from their very own studio in the basement of the convent! All your favorite nuns are here with a few new friends including Father Virgil and four of Mt. Saint Helen's most talented students. Featuring all new songs, a few classic carols and a "Secret Santa" that you, the audience gets to participate in! We are certain the hilarity and hijinks of our sisters will bring you and your loved ones lots of holiday cheer! Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical will spread Christmas joy at Dakota Stage Thurs-Sat performances, 7:30pm; Sun at 2. For more information or tickets, visit

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Carrington Events:

For more info email Alison Schumann at, Putnam House 533 Main Street

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Center Events:

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Dickinson Events:

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Sep 25-27 - Dickinson State University presents World War 1 and Theodore Roosevelt symposium. For more information visit

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Hazen Events:

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Mandan Events:

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Medora Events:

Aug 6-7 - 2 Day Workshop and Art Demos… Art is my passion and profession, working as a muralist, fine artist and graphic designer since 1976, just living the dream. Join me for “Painting the Medora Badlands” from 9am-4pm at End of the Trail, across from the Cowboy Hall of Fame. Free “creative warm up” sessions offered throughout the week are designed to stimulate the brain, enhance problem solving and creative thinking. Original art and prints on display/purchase at Western Edge Books, Artwork, Music. Call 701-866-1152 or visit

Thru Sep 6 - 50th Season of the Medora Musical, Burning Hills Ampitheatre, nightly at 7:30pm. For more info visit

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Stanton Events:

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Washburn Events:

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