A pair of plays and three different musical events will give you good reasons to brave the cold this weekend.
Thursday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, March 2
Theatre B has often explored the gray areas of touchy subjects. In David Harrower’s play “Blackbird,” a middle-aged man is confronted at work by the young woman he had a romantic relationship with 15 years ago, when she was 12. Time has not healed the wounds for either as they struggle to come to grips with their feelings about what happened and for each other. Hardy Koenig and Crystal Cossette star in this intense character study. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday continuing through March 23 with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees March 10 and 17 at Theatre B, 215 10th St. N., Moorhead; http://www.theatreb.org or 701-729-8880.
Do you need a little sunshine to chase the winter blahs away? You can count on Parmalee to bring the party when it plays the Sanctuary Events Center, 670 Fourth Ave. N., Fargo. The North Carolina quartet will fill the room with feel-good country songs, like “Musta Had a Good Time,” “Carolina,” “Close Your Eyes,” “Already Callin' You Mine” and “Hotdamalama.” Music starts at 8 p.m. with local outlaw country singer David Allen. Tickets are $30 for this ID-only; https://jadepresents.com or 866-300-8300.
Har Mar Superstar
Harold’s on Main, 1330 Main Ave., Moorhead, has musical roots, but no space for a stage. Moorhead’s newest buzz bar works around that on Thursday when co-owner Har Mar Superstar acts as DJ for the night. Just what will the Minneapolis-based crooner play is anyone’s guess. He thrilled fans last year with separate tribute shows to Sam Cooke and “Dirty Dancing.” And from a man who often sings his own praise onstage, he just may spin some of his own steamy jams. The needle drops at 8 p.m.
There’s wearing your heart on your sleeve, but Go Murphy is wearing its home on its album sleeve. The cover of the Fargo quartet’s new disc, “Dakota,” is the Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex in Cavalier County, N.D., the launch system for Cold War-era missiles in the mid-1970s. The indie rockers’ home ties are deeper than the cover — just check out the tune “Nestor,” a love letter to the late bar. Or hear for yourself when the group plays a CD release party at Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave., Fargo. Music starts at 7 p.m. with Naivety. There is a $5 cover for this all-ages show; https://gomurphymusic.bandcamp.com.
Saturday & Sunday, March 3
Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre plugs into family audiences this weekend with “Miss Electricity” at The Stage at Island Park, 333 Fourth St. S., Fargo. The Theatre for Young Audiences production follows the trials of fifth-grader Violet, who develops superpowers after being hit by lightning. Will she harness her control of currents to fight bullies, or use it to shine for her own personal use? Find out when the play starts at 5 p.m. Saturday or 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults; http://www.fmct.org or 701-235-6778.