After 85 years of serving Grand Forks, the legendary Whitey’s has closed its doors. It’s sad to see such an iconic restaurant in the area go, but we will forever remember the good times and good food. According to Valley News LiveÂ approximately 15 million people walked through Whitey’s doors, and while they have closed to those looking for a good steak and fresh seafood, they will be opening the doors one last time for the North Country Fiddle and Dance Hoe-Down this Saturday, February 12th at 7:30PM.
North Country Fiddle and Dance includes the lively fiddle playing of Tom, Jeanne, and Erin O’Neil.Â Their style of music includes a mix of Irish, Scottish, and French-Canadian. Tom and Jeanne have been playing traditional music together since 1978 and when possible, they invite audience members to participate in simple dances, and demonstrate the various styles of step-dance which accent the music they play. I may not be the best clogger or know how to square dance, but it sounds like there will be good teachers and great music!
Fire Hall Theatre will also be opening their doors this weekend to the community for another great weekend of theatre. The Vagina Monologues will be presented on February 11th and 12th at 7:30 PM both nights, with an extra 10PM performance on opening night. The Vagina Monologues, directed by Kathy Coudle-Kind and written by Eve Ensler, will make you laugh, cry, smile, and feel inspired by the strong women from our community who will be performing.
To top the weekend off, on Sunday, at 2PM in Fire Hall Theatre, Amoussa Koriko will be bring Night Shadow to the stage.Â Â Night Shadow portrays, “a place where guns are more than toys and unspeakable acts are at last spoken. It will bring to light theÂ truth of what is happening in many war torn countries and personalizes the scant headlines that flicker across our computer and TV screens.” -culturepulse.org
With so much going on this weekend in Grand Forks it’s hard to choose what to do, where to go, and who to see. Luckily I will keep culturepulse.org bookmarked on my computer so I can keep track of my packed schedule!