Sunday, June 19, 10am-7pm
Red River Zoo, 4255 23rd Ave S, Fargo
Celebrate Father’s Day at the Red River Zoo! Fathers, children under two, and Red River Zoo members receive free admission. For all others, regular admission charges apply. The award-winning Zoo is home to over 600 animals representing 89 species. For more information, go to redriverzoo.org or call (701) 277-9240
Sunday, June 19; gates 5pm; show 7pm
Bluestem Amphitheatre, 801 50th Ave SW, Moorhead
Several influences can be heard, but he has his own original style, is in the vanguard of country music. Songs “Cowboys and Angels,” “A Hell of a Night,” “Where It’s At.” Dustin was included in 2014’s Sexiest Men of Country. $29.50 - $55. (866) 300-8300
Saturday, June 18, 7pm
Fargodome, 1800 University Dr N, Fargo
Live in concert in his third worldwide tour, Purpose World Tour, 64 shows in all, in support of his fourth album, “Purpose.” From a modest background, was deservedly famous for being young and talented, now famous for being famous. Go see him, but don’t let him near your car or your sister. $127-$916. (701) 241-9100
Friday, June 17, 9-11pm
Junkyard Brewing Company, 1416 1st Ave N, Moorhead
Grindflicks will be setting up the big screen in the taproom. They’ll be showing vintage music videos and 80s movie trailers of, for example, “Buckaroo Banzai,” “The Apple,” and “Rock Aliens.” Open to the public and free of charge. (701) 936-5545
Friday, June 17, 7-11pm
The New Direction, 14 Roberts St (lower level), Downtown Fargo
Not that many people know about The New Direction yet, and if you don’t, you might check it out. No exaggeration to say that some part of the future is unfolding there. This week’s respective subgenres: Minnesota Thrash, Minn. Experimental Rock, Minn. Noise Punk. Plus three local acts, six bands in four hours!
Wednesday, June 15, 6 pm social, 6:30 pm dinner
Luna Fargo, Southside Shopping Center, 1545 University Dr S
Do not miss this one. Dinner with Surly founder Omar Ansari. Five beers: Cynicale, Overated, Furious, Bender, and the rare Russian Imperial Stout, 2015 Darkness. Paired with courses created by nationally recognized, award-winning chef Ryan Nitschke. $65 plus tax and tip. Call (701) 293-8818 to reserve your spot.
Tuesday, June 14, 6 pm
Drekker Brewing, 630 1st Ave N, Fargo
F-M area classic motorcycles, riders, and enthusiasts. The crew over at Drekker Brewing has offered to shut down the alley behind the brewery to host the Back Alley Bash. Join them for great brews, good tunes, and a bunch of the best classic bikes from around Fargo-Moorhead. (701) 540-6808
Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo
Participating restaurants will offer two-course or three-course prix fixe meals.
Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies, Barbacoa, Basie’s (Ramada Plaza), Social Circle (Cambria Hotel), Drunken Noodle, Everest Tikka House, Fargo Billiards & Gastropub, Hennessy’s, Herd & Horns, Hotel Donaldson, India Palace, Labby’s, Luna Fargo, Old Broadway, Proof Artisan Distillers, Sazerac Alley, Spicy Pie, The Boiler Room, Three Lyons Pub, Toasted Frog, Zest…
Sunday, June 12; doors 8 pm; music 9 pm; TP 11:55 pm
The Aquarium (Dempsey’s upstairs), 226 Broadway, Fargo
Very garage rock, primitive and satisfying. Best-known song: “Breakfast,” with more than 300 thousand YouTube views. Four friends scored a film and worked so well together that they formed NE-HI, Chicago’s favorite new band in the summer of 2014. Young and promising, catchy and unresolved.
Friday, June 10, 8 pm
Fargodome, 1800 University Drive N, Fargo
Still one of the best acts. Four or five retro styles, flawlessly executed. Maybe the best cover band ever, and that’s a compliment. More than their share of creative stress and disagreement, a quality of the best bands -- 12 members in a 20-year career, never able to keep a drummer for long. Lots of hits to sing along with.
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