Thursday, March 14
Fargo native Kaiva Rose returns to town with her new book, “Rou Odyssey — Look Beyond,” from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Spirit Room, 111 Broadway N., Fargo. The title is the first in a series of fantasy stories following Percilla, a young rebel with a family secret who has to deal with personal tragedies as she tries to save those closest to her. Rose will read from and discuss her “Rou Odyssey” series and her hopes to make it into a feature film; https://spiritroom.net.
Thursday-Saturday, March 16
The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre is serving up a killer dinner this weekend. The troupe and Chef’s Table Catering are partnering up on a dinner theater production of ‘“Café Murder.” The interactive show asks the audience to solve the murder of an obnoxious restaurant guest who may have been killed by the kitchen staff or her own dining party. The mystery unfolds nightly Thursday through Saturday at Chef’s Table Catering’s new private event space, 3241 42nd St. S, Fargo (formerly Barbacoa restaurant). Doors open at 6:30 pm, the three-course dinner starts at 7 and the show follows at 7:30. Tickets are $50 per person; www.fmct.org or 701-235-6778.
Bernie’s Wines & Liquors’ Bacon & Beer Festival
Pig out on some fine swine and lots of craft beer this Saturday at Bernie’s Wines & Liquors’ Bacon & Beer Festival at the Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive. The annual event features more than 20 bacon dishes from local restaurants and over 125 brews to sample. Tickets for this ID-only event are $17.50 for designated drivers, $35 in advance for drinkers or $40 the day of; https://baconandbeerfargo.com or 855-694-6367.
Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys
If you want to get a preview of this summer’s Fargo Blues Festival, check out Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys this Saturday at TAK Music Venue, 1710 Center Ave., Dilworth, Minn. The Chicago-based blues band teams up with legendary sax man Al Groth for the show, which starts at 7 p.m. with Fargo’s The Blue Wailers opening. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door; https://www.eventbrite.com.