Scare up a good time this weekend (Oct. 26, 2017)
Halloween is at hand and there are a number of events -- both holiday related and not -- that promise to scare up a good time.
1. Linda Whitney
Somewhat overshadowed by Fritz Fest, Linda Whitney's show, "Regalia," has been quite a gem at the Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo. The Valley City, N.D., artist explores the intricate designs and details of the decorative garb worn at pow wow dancing through her precise mezzotint process. The show is not only a great showcase for Whitney's work, but also some ceremonial attire and a display and explanation of the artist's printing process. She'll discuss her work at a talk tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Plains. plainsart.org, (701) 551-6100.
2. Full Moon 5K
Run for your life! Billed as "the scariest 5K you'll ever run," tonight's Full Moon 5K promises more chills than a Charlie horse in the middle of the night. The run around Lindenwood Park, 1712 5th St., S., Fargo, promises to have monsters and other things that go bump in the night lining the route to get your heart pumping extra hard. The race starts at 7 p.m., with only 600 spots available. Registration is $35. fullmoon5krun.com/
3. 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'
It's just a jump to the left. And then a step to the right. That's right, it's time to "do the timewarp again". The classic, campy musical "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is screened again Friday night at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, just in time for Halloween. If you're familiar with the audience participation for the show, come dressed as your favorite character and bring your props (excluding rice, lighters, hot dogs and confetti) or get some at the theater. If you're a 'Rocky Horror' newbie, well, sit back and enjoy the show. Showtime is at 11 p.m., but a costume contest will be held at 10:45. Tickets for this ages-16-and-older show are $5.
4. Night of the Living Zoo
Last Saturday it was the kids turn to play with Boo at the Zoo! This Saturday the Red River Zoo, 4255 23rd Ave., S., Fargo, gets turned over to adults for Night of the Living Zoo. The 21-and-older event includes a costume contest, a special zookeeper will discuss the eeriest animals, a dance and a cash bar. Party like — and with — an animal from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. redriverzoo.org, (701)-277-9240.
5. Tom Segura
With the popularity of podcasts, comedians have been able to use the form as an unfiltered way to get their voice out there. Tom Segura and his wife Christina Pazsitzky hit gold in 2010 with their podcast, "Your Mom's House," helping each gain fame. Segura also scored with Netflix specials, "Completely Normal" and "Mostly Stories". He brings his stand-up comedy to the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Saturday night for shows at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Josh Potter opens. Tickets are $31.50 or $62.50, which includes a meet-and-greet. https://jadepresents.com, (866) 300-8300.
6. Reformation Concert
Tuesday may be Halloween, but it's also the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his Ninety-five Theses, signaling the beginning of The Reformation. Commemorating the notable day, First Lutheran Church, 619 Broadway, Fargo, celebrates with a Reformation Concert. After a short video presentation about Martin Luther, a concert will feature hymns performed by Dakota Brass Quintet, First Lutheran's organist Michael Olson and First Lutheran's Vocal Quartet. Music starts at 2 p.m. The event is free, but a freewill offering will be taken in support of global missions.