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​Used Book Crawl

May 19th, 2022

Any Saturday

Downtown Fargo

Start at Great Northern Books, 425 Broadway, a tiny space full of hundreds of books in no particular order, open three hours a week, 1 to 4 on Saturday. Now cross the street to Zandbroz Variety, where the used books are in the back. We’d go just to see the beautiful cabinetry from the former grocery store. Are you hungry? Bernbaum’s is a couple of doors down the street. It’s all yummy (but we like the potato salad). Haven’t found what you’re looking…

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​Fargo Birding Festival

April 21st, 2022

May 14, 7am - 11am

Forest River Park in Fargo

https://fargoparks.com/events-and-deadlines/fargo-birding-festival

Hike the wooded trails, learn from experts and look for dozens of different migrating birds during this free, family-friendly event from the Fargo Park District, Audubon Dakota and Fargo Public Library. Bring binoculars if you have them, since supplies are limited. Kids can try a bird-themed activity. All skill levels are welcome. 

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​Balkowitsch

April 21st, 2022

Friday, April 29, 8pm, Fargo Theatre 

https://fargotheatre.org/production/balkowitsch/

The award-winning documentary film. Shane Balkowitsch is a preservationist, an archivist, and an artist through the lost art of the wet plate collodion process. His work is spread throughout some of the most renowned museums on the planet. A Q&A will follow the screening.

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​Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play

April 21st, 2022

May 6-22, 7:30pm (May 15, 22 at 2pm)

Theatre B, 215 10th St N, Moorhead

https://www.theatreb.org/

Survivors of a global catastrophe gather around a campfire and recall an episode of “The Simpsons” in this unusual dark comedy. Decades later, that campfire story gels into a kind of modern myth. This show was nominated for a Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play in 2014 and it’s been confounding audiences ever since. 

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​Steve Aoki

April 21st, 2022

May 19, 5pm doors, 7pm show

Fargo Brewing, 610 University Dr N

https://jadepresents.com/events/

The one-time highest grossing electronic dance music artist in North America. 

We’re telling you in advance because it looks like it’s going to sell out, even at $46.50 & $100 per ticket. 

It’s an outdoor event and if you can’t afford a ticket you can probably hear it nearby. Ages 21+

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​BIG Art Exhibition & Reception

April 2nd, 2022

April 1-30, West Acres, East Wing

fmva.org

Artists will be filling a storefront at West Acres with their local creations starting April 1 and continuing thru the entire month. Participants are members of the Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists. An artists’ reception will take place Tuesday, April 19 from 6 - 8 pm. That’s a great opportunity to meet and talk with local artists with FMVA. Their next big annual event, of course, will be the Studio Crawl in early October. 

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​Indigenous Film Series & Art Fair

March 16th, 2022

March 31, April 7 & 9

plainsart.org

Filmmaker Falcon Gott presents three films on Native American issues and perspectives. Two Cars, One Night (2004) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) will be featured Thursday, March 31 from 7-9 pm. The next week, April 7, Gott’s 2010 film Boy will be shown at 7 pm. Then, to cap the events off, the Plains will host the Indigenous Art Fair Saturday, April 9 from 10 am - 5 pm, featuring local artists as well as others from the Dakotas, Minnesota and…

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​BIG Art Exhibition & Reception

March 16th, 2022

April 1-30, West Acres, East Wing

fmva.org

Artists will be filling a storefront at West Acres with their local creations starting April 1 and continuing thru the entire month. Participants are members of the Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists. An artists’ reception will take place Tuesday, April 19 from 6 - 8 pm. That’s a great opportunity to meet and talk with local artists with FMVA. Their next big annual event, of course, will be the Studio Crawl in early October. 

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​Fargo Film Festival: Best in Fest

March 16th, 2022

Saturday, March 19

7:00 p.m.

fargofilmfestival.org/

Settling into our seats to the sounds of the Mighty Wurlitzer organ, the smell of fresh popcorn lingering in the air, gives us a little shiver of anticipation that only live cinema can provide. See the best of the best in the crowd-pleasing Saturday night session. The fun starts with the Two Minute Movie winner and continues with “Like The Ones I Used To Know,” a Canadian coming of age story that was also screened at Sundance and SXSW…

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​Uffda: The Folk Art of Emily Lunde

March 16th, 2022

North Dakota Museum of Art

Open 9am-5pm

261 Centennial Dr Grand Forks, ND

A cultural gem dotting the Red River Valley landscape. Current exhibitions include Uffda: The Folk Art of Emily Lunde, on view through March 30. Laurel Reuter, former NDMOA director said of this North Dakota folk artist: "Were the people of North Dakota to name their treasures, Emily Lunde would certainly be among them. She is one of the state's eminent folk artists and unofficial cultural historian." While…

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