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Esperanza Spalding

Sat, June 20, 8 p.m.

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo

One of the most critically acclaimed jazz musicians of the last decade, Esperanza Spalding brings her double bass stylings to the Fargo Theatre on Saturday. She won a Grammy for Best New Artist in 2011, becoming the first jazz musician ever to do so. Spalding’s sound mixes everything from jazz to hip-hop to world music that makes it appealing to more than just jazz fans. Her musicianship is a must-see live and in person.

22nd Annual National Watermedia Exhibit opening 

Sun, June 21, 5 to 8 p.m.

The Hjemkomst Center

The Red River Watercolor Society presents this year’s National Watermedia Exhibit at the Hjemkomst Center with 51 works of watermedia from 19 different states, with many entries from Minnesota and North Dakota. The opening reception is free and open to the public and includes a presentation from this year’s juror, Anda Styler, an artist from Sherman, Conn. The exhibit runs through July 31.

Freedom of the Skies Tour

June 22 to 28, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday to Saturday, Noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday

Fargo Air Museum

A busy summer continues at the Fargo Air Museum with the Freedom of the Skies Tour coming for one week. B-17 and B-25 Bombers from WW11 will be available for flights and ground tours. “Sentimental Journey” is one of the last flying WWII B-17 bombers in existence, one of less than 10 in flying condition. If a flight is above your pay grade, ground tours are very affordable. For more info visit http://fargoairmuseum.org/

Iceage with Low Life and Gals

Mon, June 22nd, 9:30 p.m.

The Aquarium

Denmark’s Iceage, who record for legendary indie rock label Matador Records, hit The Aquarium on Monday night with its raucous live show that has become a favorite at festivals worldwide. Hard to pigeonhole and ever evolving, Iceage’s sound started hardcore and has evolved into a post-hardcore Joy Division-esque band with musical influences as diverse as country. The band is one of the most interesting and divisive bands in indie rock right now, anything but boring.

Dave Chappelle

Tues, June 23, 7 p.m.

Fargo Civic Center

Comedian Dave Chappelle, best known for Chappelle’s Show and his role in the film “Half Baked,” is the closest entertainer we have to a modern-day Eddie Murphy. After a hiatus in which he walked away from a $50 million contract for a third season of his Comedy Central show, Chappelle is back doing stand up and will perform in Fargo for the first time. He’s unconventional, over the top, dirty and, most of all, funny. Tickets are still available at jadepresents.com

Boston with Eddie Money

Thurs, June 25, 7:30 p.m.

Scheels Arena

Two big names in classic rock team up for a solid night of hits and anthems on this summer evening. Boston (known for “More Than A Feeling,” “Amanda” and “Smokin’”) has sold over 30 million albums and been on your radio for years. These two acts could have easily been at RibFest or Moondance Jam this year, but instead fans will get their full show in a non-festival setting, in an arena where these acts have played for years. 

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