1. Disney on Ice presents Frozen!
Thursday - Sunday
Enter Queen Elsa and Princess Anna's magic world of Arendelle when "Disney on Ice presents Frozen" at the Fargodome, 1800 N. University Dr. Dazzling ice skating, special effects and Academy Award-winning music help tell the story of how the sisters' love transformed an icy world into summer. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, you'll also get to see Disney characters from "Toy Story," "Finding Dory" and "The Lion King" as well as other Disney princesses. Shows are set for 7 p.m. tonight and Friday. On Saturday, March 17 shows are scheduled for 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. while the Sunday, March 18 shows are scheduled for 1 and 5 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $75 and are available online at Fargodome.com or at the door. (Look for Fargo native Emma Astrup in the cast.)
2. 13th Annual National Book Awards
Concordia College will present the 13th Annual National Book Awards tonight. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, 2017 nonfiction finalist, and Nancy MacLean, 2017 nonfiction finalist, will be on campus for the featured readings and conversation hosted by NPR's John Ydstie. The event will kicks off at 7:30 in the Centrum, Knutson Campus Center, 901 8th Street South, Moorhead with a book signing to follow. The public is invited to this free event.
3. Fargo-Moorhead St. Patrick's Day Parade
The pride of the Irish (and a few other nationalities) will be on display at this weekend's 22nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade through downtown Fargo from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The Heather and Thistle Pipes and Drums will perform traditional music while dozens of floats make the trek down the new parade route, which starts at Old Broadway (on Broadway and NP Avenue) and ends at Sidestreet Grille & Pub (at Fourth Avenue and Fourth Street North). The parade kicks off with The Lake Agassiz Pacers St. Patrick's Day races. Contact fmstpats.com or (701) 367-3635 for more information.
4. Speed Dating Tonight! by Fargo-Moorhead Opera
The liar, the cheat, the drama queen, the nerd - all stereotypical daters you might expect while speed-dating. The one-act comedy opera, "Speed Dating Tonight!" featuring 2018 Gate City Bank Young Artists, is based on a concept by Dean Anthony with words and music by Michael Ching. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, March 19, at Rustica, 315 Main Ave., Moorhead. On Tuesday, the show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Theatre B, 215 10th St. N., Moorhead. Tickets are $20 and available at fmopera.org or (701) 239-4558.
5. wellRED: From Dixie with Love Comedy Tour
Trae Crowder (The Liberal Redneck), Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester are stand-up comedy and writing partners touring with wellRED: From Dixie with Love in which they celebrate everything great about the South with a twist. They "tell stories from a place of love - dancing to country music at a gay wedding, loving your neighbor whether you have the same religion, skin color or sexual preference, as long as they cheer for the same college football team. It is about leaving behind bigotry, but remembering the fried okra." The show is at 8 p.m. at The Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N. Tickets for this mature-audience only show range from $35 to $75.