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May 4, 2014

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A sample of arts and entertainment highlights for the upcoming week:

'Being Havana'

The Arts Center of Saint Peter is hosting an opening reception for “Being Havana,” a photographic essay by Eden Prairie photographer Michael Borg, from 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

The essay documents life on the streets of Havana. During the reception, Borg will offer a brief talk about his work. The reception will also feature Cuban appetizers and a cash bar by Patrick’s on Third. The exhibit, which will occupy both the upper and lower galleries, is the first since the completion of lower gallery renovations funded by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council. The exhibit remains on display through June 8.

Angry anniversary

Mankato band Angry Waters celebrates its 10th anniversary with a concert 9 p.m. Saturday at Buster's Sports Bar and Grill.

Angry Waters will also be releasing its new EP, "The Tequila Incidents." Angry Waters will be followed by special guests SueCity and The Mayberry Riot. The first 200 people through the door will receive a copy of the EP and a free Angry Waters shot glass.

Laughs for mom

The Loose Moose Saloon is hosting a pre-Mother's Day comedy show at 8 p.m. Friday.

The show includes "Carolina's Best Comic" Sherlonda Sharp and two-time Midwest Regional Emmy-winning comedian and magician David Harris. Twin Cities comic Jeff Pfoser will host the event.

Tickets are $12 in advance until Tuesday (purchase at the Loose Moose or by calling 507-345-1446). Tickets are $15 at the door.

Poetry with Solheim

The Southern MN Poets Society is hosting Dave Solheim for a poetry event at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Emy Frentz Art Guild, 523 S. Second St.

Solheim is a past North Dakota Statehood Centennial Poet who has published work in more than a dozen magazines, several anthologies, two chapbooks and three full-length books of poetry. Visitors should bring a notebook and pen to do some writing themselves.

The event, which is free and open to the public, begins with a brown-bag lunch at 12:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 1 p.m. The event is

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