Get out and about this weekend — there's a lot of fun around town on the schedule.

A new ceramic sculpture is on display at Dakota Fine Arts, one of two places Fargo artist Andrew Stark has opening receptions on Thursday, July 25. Special to The Forum
A new ceramic sculpture is on display at Dakota Fine Arts, one of two places Fargo artist Andrew Stark has opening receptions on Thursday, July 25. Special to The Forum

Andrew Stark

Thursday, July 25

Two openings are better than one, especially when one artist has two very different shows happening. Fargo’s Andrew Stark celebrates the two shows with back-to-back opening receptions on Thursday. While best-known for his colorfully textured paintings, Stark also has a hand in sculpture and shows off his new ceramic forms from 5-7 p.m. at Dakota Fine Art, 11 Eighth St. S., Fargo. Regulars at Ecce Gallery, 208 Roberts Alley, Fargo, are likely familiar with his two-dimensional works and can see more of his continued study of form, movement and color when a new show of drawings and paintings opens from 7-9 p.m. Both openings are free and open to the public.

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This building at 321 Fourth St. N. in downtown Fargo is the new home to Ecce Yoga and Arch Dental. Special to The Forum
This building at 321 Fourth St. N. in downtown Fargo is the new home to Ecce Yoga and Arch Dental. Special to The Forum

Ecce Yoga open house

Thursday, July 25

A year and a half after closing the doors on its Broadway space, Ecce Yoga has a new home. The studio will now share a building at 321 Fourth St. N., Fargo, with Arch Dental. Previously the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce and the Fargo assessor's office, among other occupants, the architecturally interesting space will host a public open house from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday to show off its new spot in downtown Fargo.

Loco Daze

Thursday, July 25, through Saturday, July 27

The biggest days of the year for Dilworth, Minn., are this week as the town celebrates the 33rd Loco Daze. Highlights include a golf scramble, pinochle tournament, games for kids and live music on Thursday and Friday. The big day is Saturday, however, when things start with the “Caboose on the Loose” fun runs, followed by the Valley Vintage Car Club Show and the Loco Daze Parade, inflatable games, a Penny and Pals show for kids, various tournaments for adults topped off with an Italian dinner at the Community Center. Loco Daze ends with a bang with Slamabama playing an ID-only dance.

A performance of “Eyes Should Be Washed" features performers grating onions to stimulate crying. The work is a dialogue with Iranian poet Sohrab Sepehri, whose poems call for change in perception to find peace within self. In some cultures, especially Iranian culture, crying is considered as an act of soul cleansing and is practiced through religious rituals. Special to The Forum
A performance of “Eyes Should Be Washed" features performers grating onions to stimulate crying. The work is a dialogue with Iranian poet Sohrab Sepehri, whose poems call for change in perception to find peace within self. In some cultures, especially Iranian culture, crying is considered as an act of soul cleansing and is practiced through religious rituals. Special to The Forum

Summer reception

Thursday, July 25

The Plains Art Museum, 704 First Ave. N., Fargo, rolls a bunch of receptions for its summer shows into one event this Thursday. The evening starts with a free gallery talk from 6-7 p.m. on the show “The Other Four," which focuses on appeal to the senses, including a performance piece called “Eyes Should Be Washed” in which onions are grated to induce crying, a reference to cleansing. A reception for the other ongoing shows, including Athena LaTocha’s substantial ink wash drawing “Buffalo Prairie (Slow Burn),” Guillermo Guardia’s ceramic sculptures, Liza Sylvestre’s “Third Space,” a show of women artists in the permanent collection, and “Waasamoo-Beshizi (Power-Lines),” a group show of 25 contemporary Native American women artists. The reception from 7-9 p.m. includes music by Jessica Vines, hors d’oeuvres by Milk Made Catering and a cash bar, with a $10 admission for non-members and $5 for students.

The cast of FMCT's "Jesus Christ Superstar". Photo by Perry Rust / Special to The Forum
The cast of FMCT's "Jesus Christ Superstar". Photo by Perry Rust / Special to The Forum

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Friday, July 26, through Sunday, July 28

The Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre continues its midsummer run of musicals based in Christianity the next two weeks. Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice’s blockbuster “Jesus Christ Superstar” tells the story of the Messiah in a rock opera with classic tunes like “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.” Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. It starts up again at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, through Friday, Aug. 2. Tickets range from $15 to $25. All shows are at The Stage at Island Park, 333 Fourth St. S., Fargo.