Dancing, comic books and more this weekend (Feb. 22, 2018)
Whether you want to sit in a theater, dance the night away or dive into the world of comic books, there’s something for you to do this weekend.
1 - 'Tartuffe'
Tonight - Saturday
Moliere's "Tartuffe" has always been a spot-on send up of the higher powers here on Earth. After it premiered in 1664, the Archbishop of Paris threatened excommunication to anyone who performed, watched, or even read the play. The comical tale of a con man faking his way as a man of faith to influence the wealthy has been adapted to the times over the years, so it will be interesting to see how it plays in the hands of North Dakota State University students the next two weeks. Tickets range from $8 to $15, free for NDSU students. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday and again Wednesday through March 3, Walsh Studio Theatre, NDSU. https://ndsu.showare.com, (701) 231-7969.
2 - Fargo Moorhead Comic Con
Saturday and Sunday
With "Black Panther" smashing box office records, the time couldn't be better for the annual Fargo Moorhead Comic Con. Superheroes of all shapes and sizes and incarnations will be drawn, discussed, bought and sold as vendors bring in their goods to sell. Illustrators and authors like Phil Hester, Joel "Mojo" Moen, Noel "Scotch" Anderson and more will show and talk about their work. The event also features gaming tournaments, costume contests—for children and adults—and more. The event runs all day Saturday starting at 10 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, at the Ramada, 3333 13th Ave. S., Fargo. Tickets are $5 for kids and $7 for adults on Saturday and $3 for kids and $5 for adults on Sunday. www.fargomoorheadcomiccon.com.
3 - Classic Albums Live, 'Dark Side of the Moon'
Have you ever wanted to see a band perform one of its signature records in concert? The Toronto, Ontario,-based Classic Albums Live does just that with, well, just about any classic rock album you can think of. Less of a tribute act than skilled musicians doing faithful renditions, the group makes its way to the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, to play Pink Floyd's epic, "Dark Side of the Moon". Hear classics like "Breathe," "Time," "The Great Gig in the Sky," "Money," "Us and Them" and more. No word yet on whether a laser show or a flying pig is included. Tickets are $30, plus fees. https://jadepresents.com, (866) 300-8300.
4 - One Enchanted Evening
Prom is coming up fast enough for high school students, but younger kids can take their own turn on the dance floor this Saturday. Moorhead Parks & Recreation hosts One Enchanted Evening, a dance for kids ages 4 to 12 and their families. The event includes a grand march, photos, refreshments and, of course, dancing. Semi-formal dress is encouraged. The festivities run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave., N., Moorhead. Tickets are $12 per person. www.cityofmoorhead.com, (218) 299-5340.
5 - No One is Alone
Music Theatre Fargo-Moorhead doesn't need a reason to put on a show. It's just what they do. Nor does it need to have a reason to throw a musical fundraiser for the Roger Maris Cancer Center. They're just good people like that. But the combination of these two happenstances hits close to home for the performers as many of their friends and colleagues have fought the disease, including their own Linda Hinrichs. The ensemble stages a reunion and revue Saturday night with numbers from past shows and personal stories from cancer survivors and remembrances of those who did not. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S, Fargo. Tickets are $10. (701) 235-6778.