Everything else to do this weekend beyond Frostival (Jan. 25, 2017)
If Frostival doesn’t offer you enough to do, this weekend also includes classical music concerts, a family-friendly pop show, an historical art show and a thrilling -- and chilly -- bike race.
1. 'Horse Nation'
A new show at the Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave., N., Fargo, offers a deep look at the relationship between the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people and the horses they incorporated into their culture and way of life. "Horse Nation" features a number of different artists and tonight the Plains offers a guided look at the show with Director of Native American Programs Laura Youngbird. The event, from 6 to 7, is free and open to the public. plainsart.org, (701) 551-6100.
2. Charlie Albright
Pianist Charlie Albright returns to Fargo-Moorhead tonight for a concert in the Christiansen Recital Hall in the Hvidsten Hall of Music, Concordia College, Moorhead. The virtuoso performed with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony in 2013, wowing with "Rhapsody on a Theme of Pagnini" by Sergei Rachmaninoff, but tonight's show should allow the composer to showcase some of his own work, including his knack for improvisations. The music starts at 7:30. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. (218) 299-4366.
3. Koo Koo Kanga Roo
Parents often lament that rock shows are too late at night. Koo Koo Kanga Roo heard these cries and is answering with an afternoon gig this Saturday. These family-friendly pop singers know their audience and believe you're never too old to act like a kid. They prove it on the new album, "Celebrate This!" a musical nod to holidays both obvious ("Gobble Gobble Turkey Wobble" and "Dad Jokes") to the obscure ("Bubble Wrap Rap" marks the oft-overlooked Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day). This kid-friendly, all-ages show starts at 2:30 p.m. at Sanctuary Events Center, 670 4th Ave. N., Fargo. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the show, plus fees. Seats are first come, first serve. jadepresents.com," target="_blank">jadepresents.com, (866) 300-8300.
4. Chad Daniels
Chad Daniels is shaping up to be the biggest comic on the Twin Cities' scene, which is saying a lot since the stand-up still calls Fergus Falls, Minn., home. While his sense of humor is a product of being a father, don't expect family-friendly dad jokes when he plays Sanctuary Events Center, 670 4th Ave. N., Fargo, Saturday night. Daniels is more inclined to laugh at his family than with them and that will have audiences cracking up with him. The 7 p.m. show is sold out, so a 10 p.m. gig was added. Nate Abshire opens. Tickets for this ID-only show are $21, plus fees. jadepresents.com," target="_blank">jadepresents.com, (866) 300-8300.
5. FM Symphony
Saturday & Sunday
This weekend's FM Symphony concerts will be bittersweet for the musicians and audience alike. After more than a decade with the group, concertmaster Benjamin Sung is moving on. Or rather the violinist won't be on the move as much, as he has been commuting between Fargo and his home in Florida since 2012. Sung remains with the FM Symphony through the season, but gets the spotlight this weekend with a solo during "Winter" from Vivaldi's "Four Seasons". Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Saturday and 2 p.m., Sunday, at Festival Concert Hall, NDSU. Tickets range from $30 to $40. Http://www.fmsymphony.org, (701) 478-3676.
6. B B BRRR Winter Classic Bike Race
Frostival isn't the only outdoor competition happening this weekend. The 8th B B BRRR Winter Classic Bike Race gets rolling at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, at Wildflower Grove Park, just south of Oak Grove Park. A route will be set up and bikers will push and pedal through snow and maybe a little slush for this 10K course. Last year more than 100 riders took to the trail. Check-in starts at noon with a registration fee of $40. https://www.greatridesfargo.org/bbbrrr.