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It's not too risky of a gamble to find something to do this weekend. Spin the wheel and you're sure to find something, from a live production of an iconic game show to a variety of concerts.
FARGO—Theatre B is settling into its temporary home, the newly named Broadway Theatre Garage at 409 Broadway, better known to locals as the former Schumacher Goodyear Tire and Service Shop. After 10 years at 716 Main Ave., the 10-person troupe announced last spring it would be searching for new digs. It settled on a one-season agreement on its current space and is trying to make it feel as much like home as possible for the next nine months.
MOORHEAD—If Donald Trump wants to make America great again, Austin Tichenor is out to make American history funny again. The actor and his troupe, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, bring a comedic civics lesson to the stage in "The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition." Tichenor and two of his partners in comedy, Reed Martin and Dan Saski, bring their show to Minnesota State University Moorhead on Thursday, Sept. 22.
FARGO—With a record number of participants taking part in Sunday's Out of the Darkness Walk, Mary Weiler says the annual event is bringing talk of suicide out of the shadows and into the spotlight. "I'm just overwhelmed. It speaks to the need for the event because (suicide) needs to be talked about," said Weiler, chairwoman of the North Dakota American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Chapter, which organized Sunday's Out of the Darkness walk.
FARGO—Despite not being broadcast on one of the major providers for most of the summer, WDAY+ remained the most-watched evening and nightly news in the Red River Valley. The Nielsen ratings for July showed WDAY+ holding off its chief competitor KVLY at 5, 6 and 10 p.m., though the races got tighter in some time slots.
WEST FARGO—A Fargo man was arrested Saturday night after an altercation in a West Fargo bar. According to a press release by the West Fargo Police Department, officers were called to Pub West Saturday evening after a man was knocked unconscious. Officers found the victim responsive but with severe cuts on the back of his head. The victim was taken to Essentia Health and later released. A suspect was identified as 27-year-old Matthew James Setter of Fargo, and he was arrested at his home. Setter was booked into the Cass County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault.
It may technically still be summer, but we're already in autumn mode with fall festivals popping up this weekend. Here are Forum staffers' top five picks for this weekend:
FARGO—It's not even halfway through September, but the Fargo Theatre's schedule is filling up with holiday concerts. Kat Perkins will return on Nov. 30 for Home for the Holidays—A Kat Perkins Christmas: Vol II. One of the stars from season six of "The Voice," the Scranton, N.D., native brought her first holiday show to the Fargo last year.
FARGO—A hot pepper-eating fundraiser turned up the heat on participants but brought in some cold, hard cash for a good cause. Participants in Thursday night's Peppers for CCRI ate Trinidad Scorpion peppers to raise money for the Moorhead-based service organization that helps individuals with disabilities live more independently. Organizer Pat Lenertz said Friday afternoon that the event will bring in more than $3,500 once Kilstone Brewery, which hosted the challenge, makes its part of the donation.
Fargo-Moorhead is really tapping into the arts this weekend with a handful of exhibits and events, a theatrical performance, a hip-hop show and a birthday party for the area's oldest brewer. Here are Forum staffers' top picks for Thursday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 11.