Weekend events to flip over (Feb. 8, 2018)

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A stuffed alligator stands on display at a pop-up museum for Darwin Day at North Dakota State University, Fargo.  Forum file photo
A stuffed alligator stands on display at a pop-up museum for Darwin Day at North Dakota State University, Fargo. Forum file photo

Saturday’s Kiwanis Pancake Carnival isn’t the only event you’ll flip over in Fargo this weekend.

1. Darwin Day


North Dakota State University celebrates the birthday of Charles Darwin by inviting the community to campus today. Darwin Day features a number of attractions, starting with a Hall of Biodiversity display from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The pop-up science and evolution museum allows visitors to count the neck bones on a giraffe skeleton, compare the "teeth" of a narwhal, a Tyrannosaurus rex and an extinct cave bear, observe live reptiles and carnivorous plants and more. It's not a birthday party without cake, which is served form 3:30 to 4 p.m. At 4 p.m. biologist Lee Dugatkin discusses his book, "How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog," about the domestication of silver foxes. All activities take place in the A. Glenn Hill Center, NDSU.

2. Prof


Fresh off a headlining a Super Bowl Live gig in his hometown, Minneapolis, Prof brings his brand of off-kilter-and often off-color-hip-hop to Sanctuary Events Center, 670 4th Ave., N., Fargo. The rapper is still touring behind his 2015 disc, "Liability," but don't be surprised if there are a few new tunes thrown in. Dwynell Roland, Cashinova, Willie Wonka and others open the ID-only show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, $23 the day of the show. jadepresents.com," target="_blank">jadepresents.com, (866) 300-8300.

3. Kiwanis Pancake Karnival


Get ready to eat vertically this Saturday. Tackle stacks of flapjacks at the 60th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Karnival at the Fargodome, 1800 University Dr. N. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., griddle guardians will batter up to make fluffy buttermilk or buckwheat cakes. Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 at the door for the all-you-can-eat meal, which also includes sausage, milk, orange juice or coffee. Over the years, the event has raised more than $750,000 benefiting many area youth groups, charitable organizations, and community projects. Games Galore will also set up attractions for kids. fargodome.com," target="_blank">fargodome.com, (701) 241 9100.

4. Red Fang


Portland, Ore., may have a hippie reputation thanks to "Portlandia," but the city's rock scene shows its teeth Saturday night when Red Fang returns to the Aquarium, 226 Broadway. Expect the stoner metalheads to bang out staples like "Wires," "Blood Like Cream," "Prehistoric Dog" and "Hank is Dead," but also mix in some newer material, potentially a preview of a forthcoming album. Tickets are $17 in advance, $19 the day of the show. Music starts at 9 p.m. jadepresents.com," target="_blank">jadepresents.com, (866) 300-8300.

5. Avenged Sevenfold


It's been a while since Avenged Sevenfold has been to town and a lot has changed for the hard rock group, most notably a new drummer. The group returns to the Fargodome, 1800 University Dr., N., Sunday night, touring behind its 2016 album, "The Stage," the title track of which earned the group a Grammy nomination. The show starts at 6:45 with Bullet for My Valentine before Breaking Benjamin performs. Tickets range from $25 to $75. fargodome.com," target="_blank">fargodome.com, (701) 241 9100.