The weather may be cold and rainy this weekend, but there is plenty to check out, from concerts with classic rockers to classical music for a cause, to an art event focusing on photography and some reasons to celebrate.
1. Corks & Canvas
The season is coming to an end for Corks & Canvas, the monthly wine and art walk in downtown Fargo, but it's going out with a bang. In addition to the two dozen shops showing art and serving drinks from 5 to 9, the Hotel Donaldson, 101 Broadway, N., Fargo, is hosting "Exposure 2.0," a pop-up photography show by more than 20 area shutterbugs. From emerging talent like 13-year-old Emma Scott to established artists like Cody Jacobson, Jill Ockhardt Blaufuss, Scott Seiler and more. A reception runs from 6 to 11 p.m. for this exhibit. All of the Corks & Canvas stops are all-ages, though you need a $20 wristband to drink. downtownfargo.com
2. FM LGBT Film Festival
Friday and Saturday
The 9th Annual FM LGBT Film Festival started rolling earlier this week, but there are still plenty more screenings this weekend. The films range from local productions to international releases, but all address the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender experience in shorts, features, documentary and animated movies. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m., Saturday, all at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway. Each screening is $10, or $30 for a festival pass.fmlgbtff.com.
3. ZZ Top
The "little old band from Texas" will lay down some monster grooves when ZZ Top rocks Scheels Arena, 225 31st Ave S., Fargo, on Friday night. The powerfully tight trio, together for 47 years, will crank out hits like "Legs," "Gimme All Your Lovin'" and "Sharp Dressed Man," alongside classic rock gems like "Got Me Under Pressure," "La Grange" and "Tush." Music starts at 7:30 p.m. with Tim Montana and the Shrednecks. Tickets range from $32.50 to $82.50. scheelsarena.com/.
4. German Kulturfest
If you missed last month's German Folk Festival and can't wait for Oktoberfest, check out German Kulturfest at the Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave., N., Moorhead, this Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the German heritage will be celebrated in stories, song (Dale Dahmen and the Beats in the morning and Kris Keltgen and the Riverbend Dutchmen), food and art. Admission is $5, free for kids 12 and under. www.hcscconline.org.
5. DrekkerFest 3
Drekker Brewing Company, 630 1st Ave N., Fargo, celebrates its biggest event of the year with DrekkerFest this Saturday. The brewery is doing what it does best, serving up glasses of tasty, frothy ales, including the brand new Brain Freeze, a mango and guava smoothie sour, or Nightman Cometh, which has been aging in bourbon and rye whiskey barrels for a year. It wouldn't be much of a party without a soundtrack and J. Roddy Walston and The Business will get the joint hopping with a lively dose of roots rock. Tickets for this ID-only event are $25. drekkerbrewing.com.
6. Hurricane Relief Concert
Tragedies like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma don't just show us how bad things can get, but also how good people can be, selflessly offering to help out. Groups of area musicians are pitching in to raise some funds-and spirits-to aid in the hurricane recovery process. The FM Symphony Brass Quintet, violinist and Houston native Sonja Harasim, and NDSU Bison Arts Singers backed by the Radio All Stars, among others, will play the free concert, though good will donations will be accepted and given to the American Red Cross. The music starts at 2 p.m., Sunday, at Festival Concert Hall, NDSU. (701) 231-7969.