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​FM Crusaders M.C. 41st Annual Bike Show

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 18th, 2016

North Dakota’s oldest motorcycle club will host their 41st bike show at the Ramada’s Crystal Ballroom. The event will feature two classic Harley Davidson panheads, a Hydra‐Glide and a Duo‐Glide and a custom mystery bike built by Lil’ Evil. There will be a bike show party with Hit Master Mobile Music on Saturday from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The event will include a fish pond, animal balloons and cartoons for children’s entertainment. A silent auction will be held Saturday at 10 a.m.…

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​LIVE.Blues: The Shuttles

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 18th, 2016

Newly established act The Shuttles will perform a show at 20 Below Coffee. The band plays a variety of music, including funk, rock and blues. Early tickets can be purchased for $7 at eventbrite.com while door prices are $10. Coffee or tea is offered with each ticket purchase.

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​Bros on Broadway 2016

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 7th, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 6 p.m.

The Hotel Donaldson, 101 Broadway N.

Help fight prostate cancer by partaking in a fundraiser that sets ’stache against ’stache. This month-long fundraiser encouraged men to put down the razor and let their facial hair grow all for this Bros on Broadways competition. Prizes will be given for best moustache, beard, costume, group, most grizzly and best of show. Last year, Bros on Broadway raised $70,000 through the combined efforts of teams, sponsors and the…

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​The 4onthefloor with the Moody River Band

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 3rd, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 10 p.m.

The Aquarium (Dempsey’s upstairs), 226 Broadway N.

Twin Cities rockers The 4onthefloor will be passing through Fargo on their spring tour. Their stompin’ blues music is carried by the thumping sounds of four bass drums played by their four members. Delta blues and hoedowns from America’s past and present have inspired their original material and their signature stomp can be heard on covers, which range from Wilco to Tom Jones.

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​Staring Contest Painting Exhibition

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 3rd, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 5-9 p.m.

Ochre Creative Studios, 1114 Main Ave.

The opening exhibition of the area’s latest art studio features eight large-scale self-portraits of Ochre’s studio artists. The studio welcomes the public to join them for their open house and enjoy food and drink from their sponsors, Babb’s Coffee House and Nichole’s Fine Pastry. They are located in the three-stall garage connected to the Teamsters building. An after party will be held at Duffy’s tavern.

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​Bernie’s Wine & Liquors Bacon and Beer Festival

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 3rd, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 12-8:30 p.m.

Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S.

The Bacon and Beer Festival brings the region’s top eateries, pork purveyors and specialty craft brews together for a one-day event, which invites community members from all over the region to enjoy hours of sampling bacon-inspired dishes with carefully selected beer pairings. In addition to samples, there will be bacon- and beer-inspired games and workshops, mechanical pig riding and entertainment from Tom Peckscamp (VIP…

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​Stretch Out Party 2 with DJ ESP Woody McBride

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 3rd, 2016

Friday, March 4, 8 p.m.

The Nestor Tavern, 1001 NP Ave. N.

Stretch Out Party 2 brings a night of authentic underground techno and house music. As part of his Peace & Love & 303 tour, Minneapolis DJ ESP Woody McBride will headline the show, with Guy Jean, Jordash and Dextrious as opening acts. The admission price is $5 before 10 p.m. and $10 after.

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​Junk Giant Grand Opening/Open House

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 3rd, 2016

Friday, March 4, 4-8 p.m.

Junk Giant, 303 Broadway N. Suite B

The antique store that opened last year on 13th Avenue is splitting in two. Junk Giant is opening a second location downtown and inviting the public to celebrate with them. The open house will have exclusive one night only sales and each purchase will come with a 10 percent off coupon for your next purchase. Complimentary refreshments will be served too.

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​Bartenders Battle 3

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 27th, 2016

Sunday, Feb. 28, 6-11 p.m.

The Crystal Ballroom, Ramada Plaza & Suites, 1635 42nd St. S.

With High Plains Reader’s Cocktail Showdown wrapping up, it’s time for the Bartenders Battle. The top eight bartenders will go head to head mixing a craft cocktail in front of their peers within a set time limit. The bartenders will be supplied with a full bar to mix drinks for the three judges. The theme this year is Vegas and will feature craps, roulette and a few card games. While you can’t…

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Bongzilla

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 27th, 2016

Sunday, Feb. 28, 9 p.m.

The Aquarium (Dempsey’s upstairs), 226 Broadway N.

The Madison, Wisc., quartet are bringing their slow, heavy riffs to Fargo. The stoner metal band released four albums and multiple EPs since forming in 1995. They reunited last year following a split in 2009 and now, they’re taking some friends along for the ride. Sludge metal band Black Cobra with serve as an opening act along with Lo-Pan and Against the Grain.

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​Love Wins

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​Ready or Knot

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​A Fargo art two-fer

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