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Photo by Raul GomezFM Pride

Aug. 13 to 16

Various Locations

There’s never been a more exciting year for Americans to celebrate LGBT pride than 2015. This Thursday to Sunday the excitement is taking over Fargo-Moorhead. Events include karaoke and trivia on Thursday, a dance party on Friday, a 5K, block and park parties on Saturday and a parade, rally and interfaith service on Sunday. All are welcome to these events. For the full schedule and more information, visit fmpride.com.

Booker T. Jones

Fri, Aug. 14, 8 p.m.

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N, Fargo

Booker T. Jones, an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, has been a major influence to modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise in popularity. With hits such as “Green Onions,” “Time is Tight” and “Melting Pot,” he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Musicians Hall of Fame and is a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Jones will also return to Stax Records with his new album “Sound the Alarm” as another bold step in his career. Tickets start at $38.50 and doors will open at 7 p.m. For more info, visit jadepresents.com.

WWE Live

Sun, Aug. 16, 5 p.m.

Fargodome, 1800 N University Dr., Fargo

Join the crowds at the Fargodome and watch your favorite WWE Superstars and Divas duke it out in the ring. With Bray Wyatt, Big Show, Ryback, R-Truth and King Barrett, witness signature wrestling moves such as the Sister Abigail Chokeslam, Shell Shocked, Lie Detector and the Bull Hammer Elbow. When it comes to defending their title, these guys will stop at nothing. Tickets start at $15 and doors open at 4 p.m. For more info, visit Inforumtix.com

Rage Against the Machine tribute w/ O’fosho and D Mills & The Thrills

Sat, Aug. 13, 10 p.m.

The Aquarium, 226 Broadway

HPR editor Diane Miller will perform as Zac De La Rocha with local band O’fosho this Saturday at The Aquarium. D Mills and The Thrills and O’fosho will also perform sets of original music at 11 p.m. and 10 p.m., respectively. “Rage” will start at about midnight and include songs like “Killing in the Name” and “Calm Like A Bomb.” Tickets are $10 and available at Orange Record or ticketweb.com.

100 Person Ride

Tues, Aug. 18, 6 to 8 p.m.

Great Rides Fargo, 425 Broadway N, Fargo

Jump on your bike and don’t forget your helmet for the 100 Person Ride. With an average ride of 15 to 25 miles at a 14 to 18-mph pace, the ride will combine socializing, exercising and fun. The route will offer a regroup point and post ride refreshments will be served. If it rains the day of the ride, the event date will change to Aug. 25.

Symphony Rocks

Thus, Aug. 20, 8 p.m.

Bluestem Center for the Arts, 801 50th Ave SW Moorhead

The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony will once again join the 12-piece Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome to put on an amazing Symphony Rocks concert. Music will include Stravinsky's "Firebird," funk classics by Earth Wind & Fire, as well as contemporary tunes like Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk." There will also be a 21+ pre-concert party at 5:30 p.m. with food, beverages and games. Reserved tickets are $30 to $50 and general admission is $15. For more info, visit tickets.fmsymphony.org.



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