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Published June 18, 2009, 06:36 PM

THE LIST: Farmers Market ... Art & Wine Walk ... etc.

Area arts and entertainment events.

By: Paulette Tobin, Grand Forks Herald

Farmers Market

- Saturday in Grand Forks: The first Town Square Farmers Market of the season will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Grand Forks with live entertainment from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Farmers Market will be held each Saturday through October this year except for July 4, organizers said. Favorite seasonal vendors will be returning, including 2 Guys Beef, Breadsmith, Dakota Harvest Bakery, Wild Moon Salsa, Allard’s Market, Karen’s Kuchen, Charlotte’s Lefse and more, plus flowers, honey and fresh produce. If you’re interested in being a vendor, call (218) 779-1382 or e-mail

Art & Wine Walk

- Also Saturday: Farmers Market will overlap with the monthly Art & Wine Walk, which will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Grand Forks/East Grand Forks. Artists will show and sell their work at participating downtown businesses. To participate in the walk, buy a map at the Blue Moose, East Grand Forks; or at Guesthouse International, Grand Forks. Cost: $10.

‘Bat Boy’

- Tonight at Fire Hall: The Crimson Creek Players show “Bat Boy: The Musical” continues at 8 tonight at Fire Hall Theatre in Grand Forks. Other shows will be Tuesday through June 26. Tickets: $15, $12; (701) 777-4090.

‘Beauty Lou’

- Tonight and Saturday in Milton, N.D.: “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast,” a musical presented by area children and the Missoula Children’s Theatre, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Saturday at Little Star Theatre in Milton. Tickets: $3; available at the door. Info: (701) 496-3353.

‘Mr. Smith’ & democracy

- Wednesday in Grand Forks: The Art & Democracy Film Series will continue at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Empire Arts Center with the 1939 Frank Capra movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” starring Jimmy Stewart. The film series is an opportunity to talk as a community about the American experience, our values and our differences. Participants will watch the movie together, and then host Jack Russell Weinstein, director of the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life at UND, will lead a discussion. Admission: Free. Info: Questions:

Motorcycle Ride-In

- Saturday in Cavalier, N.D.: The 13th annual Motorcycle Ride-In — sometimes referred to by locals as “The Little Sturgis of the North” — will get under way at 10 a.m. Saturday with a Sharp Fun Run through Pembina Gorge, ending with a cash drawing for bikers at 1:30 p.m. Games and contests will begin at 2 p.m., with a Parade of Motorcycles at 6 p.m. A street dance featuring Identity 5 from 8 p.m. to midnight will include a Hot Harley Babe Contest. Info: Nancy, Info:

Fathers Day

- Saturday at Columbia Mall: Fathers and sons will compete at 10 a.m. Saturday at Columbia Mall, Grand Forks, in the first-ever father-son Big Catch Cornbag Classic Tournament. The contest will be in the mall’s JC Penney Co. corridor; prizes will be from Lake of the Wood’s Ballards Resort, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and Sports Zone. Info: (701) 746-7383;


- Tonight through Sunday in Oklee, Minn.: The “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” will be presented at 7:30 tonight through Sunday at Oklee Community Children’s Theater. The cast will include 21 people, ages 5 to 19, playing 35 roles. Admission: $5, pre-school, free. Relay for Life: During intermission, the Red Lake County Relay for Life team will serve refreshments for a freewill donation.