Best Bets 5-19-11

Best Bets 5-19-11

Laugh N Roll
The Nestor Tavern
May 21

Adam Quesnell is at it again. Come to the Nestor Tavern May 21st for an opportunity to see what happens when music meets comedy. The show will be graced by the comedy stylings of Ben Boukal, and Josh Trumbo of Kamikaze Snowmen fame. Oh, did we mention that Michael Pink will be playing? It’s gonna be off the hook. $5 cover, show starts at 9 p.m. for info contact 701.232.2485,, or follow on Facebook at

Open Jam Session
Teamsters Lounge
Saturday, May 21

Hone your musician’s skills at the open Jam session at the Teamsters. It will be hosted by The Deadbeats including Paul Yarber, Dan Oloien, Perry Ochsner, and Hank Ternes. Open call to all musicians to join the festivities and share the stage. 3pm to 10pm.

Beyond the Landmark Session: Insight from ND Lawmakers
Hilton Garden Inn Fargo
Tuesday, May 24, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce is hosting this legislative wrap up to give Representative Scot Kelsh and Senators Tony Grindberg, Judy Lee, and Tim Mathern an opportunity to offer perspectives on the legislative session. Valley News Live’s Mike Morken will emcee the breakfast. The public is invited to ask questions and offer their input too! Tickets are $17 for Chamber members and $25 for general admission. Price includes breakfast. Reserved tables of 8 are available for $250. Questions contact Adrienne Olson, Communication Manager
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Arts & Crafts Sale
The New Direction, Fargo
Friday, May 20-Sunday May22 (9am -5:30pm)

Support local arts and craft makers at the New Direction. You know you’ve been craving some crafts. Here’s your chance to see and purchase amazing works by local artists including printmakers, ceramics, jewelry and more. It’s an all ages event with free music, video games, board games, and movies! And once you’ve worked up a hunger and a thirst gettin’ your games on, you can buy some delicious coffees, sodas and baked goods to help support the venue.

Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome
Fargo Billiards and Gastro Pub
June 1 at 7:30 pm

This is one show you definitely won’t want to miss—Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome will be performing on June 1st at Fargo Billiards and Gastro Pub. One fan, Luke, expressed on the band’s website: “I can’t believe the awesome sound you get out of your horn section, IT IS SERIOUSLY JAW DROPPING. The musicianship in that band is unbelievable.” Come support this amazing band. I mean, c’mon, it’s totally free. That’s right, FREE. 21+ show, starts at 7:30p.m.

Fusion & Folk
Red Raven
May 20 at 7:00p.m.

This Friday, the Fargo’s Local Music Blog will present a night full of LIVE music at the Red Raven! Support your local musicians and hear the sweet tunes of Shane Maland, Remember Me, Shape then Shift, Morgan Ranstrom and Gone By Tomorrow. This is an all ages event and it only costs $5 per person. Doors open at 6:30p.m. music starts at 7:00p.m. and continues until 10:00p.m.

Craft Beer Tour
Various locations
Thursday, May 19

Indulge in one of America’s favorite drinks as Fargo experiences its own Craft Beer Tour in honor of Craft Beer Week! Happy Harry’s will be offering a beer tasting and beer SALE from 5p.m. - 7p.m. Make your way over to the Sidestreet at 7p.m. for the beginning of the Bell’s Brewery Pub Crawl, which starts with the sampling the Hell Hath No Fury beer. JL Beers is next in line of the crawl, tapping Batch 10,000 at 8p.m., and finish with The Oracle and Oatmeal Stout served at the HoDo at 9p.m. If you’re unable to join in the fun this Thursday, The Old Chicago will have their own Craft Beer Week Tour until June 5.

Bonanzaville Season Opening
Bonanzaville, 1351 Main Avenue West in West Fargo
Saturday May 28

Travel back in time to the Red River Valley during the late 1800s/early 1900s by visiting Bonanzaville USA, a historic village located right in West Fargo. Join more than 30,000 people from across the U.S. who visit Bonanzaville every year to take in the rich history and see over 400,000 authentic artifacts, including one of the largest displays of Native American artifacts. Bonanzaville also contains over 40 buildings like a town hall, blacksmith store, museum, Fargo’s first house and a number of period homes that have been restored. Open May - September, with May hours M-F from 9a.m.-5p.m. Admission prices are $6.50 per person, and children ages 6-16 for $3.50. Children under 5 are free. Call 701-282-2822 for more information.

FM Crusaders M.C.
Big Bikes and Little Tykes Motorcycle Run & Party
Beginning at the Ramada Plaza Suites, Fargo
Saturday, May 28 8am-12am

Vroom vroom! Speed on down to the First Annual Big Bikes and Little Tykes Run & Party on Saturday, May 28. Registration starts at 8a.m., with events beginning at 9a.m. There will be inflatable game, Trike Races, Silent and Live auctions and a raffle to win a 2011 Victory Vegas 8-Ball or Budweiser Mini Chopper. Kickstands then go up at noon! Beginning at 5:30pm, there will be dinner, live entertainment, MORE auctions, and a Bull Riding Contest at The Venue. Tickets are $30.00 per bike. All benefits go towards the Nokomis Child Care Center. Call 701-799-5034 for more information.

Alone Together Presentation
Spirit Room
Monday, May 23 6:30 p.m - 8:00 p.m.

Head down to the Spirit Room for a special presentation and dialogue, led by James Walsh, on Sherry Turkle’s latest book: “Margaret Mead of Digital Culture”. Learn how we relate to technology and how we can apply Turkle’s research in our lives. In a quote from her book: “ technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down.” All ages are welcome to attend! This is a free event. Light refreshments will be provided.

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