It finally feels like spring is here, so get out and take in some of these fun events.
'The Notes Between the Notes’
Thursday, March 21
Pastor Jamie Parsley spreads the good word as a calling, but in his own time he spreads his own verse. One of the associate poet laureates of North Dakota, the Fargoan is a prolific writer and publisher. Most recently, he’s been writing to the beat of a different composer. Kyle Vanderburg has written a song cycle based around Parsley’s poetry lines for a project called “The Notes Between the Notes.” Mezzo-soprano Michelle Gelinske gives the words life and pianist Amy Mercer provides the melody when the work is presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Plains Art Museum, 704 First Ave. N., Fargo.
'Tuesdays with Morrie’
Thursday through Sunday, March 24
Mitch Albom’s 1997 book “Tuesdays with Morrie” was taken from the authors’ regular visits with his former professor, Morrie Schwartz, who was fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The book became a hit because of their touching relationship and look at life between student and teacher and the life lessons each learned later in life. Hear and see the lessons as The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre brings the story to The Stage at Island Park, 333 Fourth St. S., Fargo, this weekend. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 23, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Tickets range from $13 to $23; http://www.fmct.org or 701-235-6778.
Moorhead Ice Show
Friday, March 22, through Sunday
No one will be sad to see this winter melt away, but skaters will celebrate the frosty season one last time with the Moorhead Ice Show. More than 150 area skaters of all skill levels will lace up to perform under the theme "Fun for All Seasons." The featured skater will be Jimmy Ma, whose short program performance to Lil’ John’s “Turn Down for What” created a viral sensation. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Moorhead Sports Center, 2400 Fourth Ave. S. Tickets are $5 and $8; http://www.cityofmoorhead.com.
Spud Sled Hockey Jamboree
Friday through Sunday
Another rink in Moorhead, another action-packed day on the ice. HOPE Inc. presents the Spud Sled Hockey Jamboree with 12 teams in three divisions facing off in this tournament, which kicks off Friday and continues through Sunday. The youth action takes place at Cullen Ice Center, 707 Main Ave. S., Moorhead. For more information, go to http://hopeinc.org/.
Nat Dickey has something up his sleeve for his faculty recital this Friday. The trombonist slides into the 21st century using recorded loops for the piece “Slipstream” by Florian Magnus Maier. He’ll also play a new work, "O Magnum Lux,” by Kenley Kristofferson, as well as Bach cello suites transcribed for trombone. The free recital starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hvidsten Hall of Music, Concordia College, or watch it live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/christiansen-recital-hall.
‘Così fan tutte’
Friday and Sunday
Inspired by “Downton Abbey,” you’d think the Fargo-Moorhead Opera’s production of "Così fan tutte" would be very proper. This year’s Gate City Bank Young Artists, Rachael Marino, Kara Morgan, Miles Herr and Lloyd Reshard, play Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera buffa for laughs in this battle of the sexes. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Weld Hall, Minnesota State University Moorhead. A pre-opera talk will be held 30 minutes before showtime. Tickets range from $5 to $30; https://tickets.fmopera.org or 701-239-4558.