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​Tiger Blue, Falling, Burn Fetish

June 15th, 2016

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!

newdirectionfargo@gmail.com

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​Surly Beer Dinner

June 8th, 2016

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.

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Back Alley Classic Bike Bash

June 8th, 2016

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

jim@charpentiercreative.com; http://www.fmclassicbikenight.com/

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​Third Annual Restaurant Week

June 8th, 2016

June 9-18

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…

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​Twin Peaks with NE-HI

June 8th, 2016

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.

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Smash Mouth

June 8th, 2016

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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​Ben Rheault Opening Reception

June 8th, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 7-9 p.m.

Make Room Gallery, 806 ½ Main Ave. Fargo

Opening reception for local hero and art whiz Ben Rheault, the work exhibited was created between 2011 and 2015. According to his artist statement: "It represents a departure from recognizable objects and figures. I am interested in class struggle, and the growing gulf between the wealthy and the impoverished."

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​Eli Young Band with 32 Below

June 1st, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 7:30 p.m.

Fargodome, 1800 University Drive N, Fargo

Four guys from Texas playing country music across the nation. Major talent, three number one singles. High energy and full of experimentation. 32 Below plays infectious pop country, is on the way up. “We are honored to have been nominated in the category of ‘Best Original Band’ in the High Plains Reader.” (701) 599-7111

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​Democratic-NPL Caucuses

June 1st, 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Find the location of your local caucus at http://demnpl.com/caucus/locations/

Are you progressive but usually too lazy to vote? Full disclosure: so are we. But this is different. The next president will nominate Supreme Court Justices, and change things for better or worse for a generation. “Doors will close at 7:00 p.m. sharply, so please arrive early. Identification is not necessary.”  

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​James Taylor

June 1st, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 8 p.m.

Fargodome, 1800 University Drive N, Fargo

The composer of the Steamroller Blues, of course, needs no introduction. Seats are $65 to $85, platinum seats $140 to $225. Section 12 is the no-alcohol section. Four-ticket limit for presale, four-ticket limit for on sale, eight-ticket total strictly enforced. Tickets are still available as we go to press. (701) 599-7111.

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