The calendar rolls into another month with a diverse collection of exciting events this weekend in Fargo-Moorhead.
Thursday, Jan. 31
Zoran Mojsilov came to the Twin Cities from his native Serbia (then Yugoslavia) in the early 1980s, fleeing his Communist homeland where his expressive sculptures were overlooked. That experience influences his art to this day as you’ll see in his show, "Time Machine," at the Plains Art Museum, 704 First Ave. N., Fargo. Mojsilov talks about his work, his history and even his collaborative project with former Fargoan Louise Erdrich at a gallery talk from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday; https://plainsart.org or 701-551-6100.
Time for Three
Though all of the members of Time for Three are classically trained, the group pulls from a wider mix of musical influences than the symphonic canon. Preferring to call itself a “classical garage band,” the trio interprets everything from pop like Kanye West and Katy Perry to Pulitzer Prize-winning composers William Bolcom and Jennifer Higdon, and Bach to bluegrass. The string players will showcase their diversity and musical dexterity when they play the Roland Dille Center for the Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead on Thursday night. Music starts at 7:30 p.m., with tickets ranging from $12 to $28; www.mnstate.edu/perform or 218-477-2271.
Friday, Feb. 1, & Saturday, Feb. 2
If this week’s cold weather got you down, let some monster trucks get you revved up. Monster Jam will rip through the Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive, this weekend, kicking up dirt and thrills as these souped-up trucks fly over obstacles and crush other cars. The big rigs roll at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday, including Grave Digger, Max D, El Toro Loco, Scooby-Doo, Soldier Fortune, Zombie, Megalodon and Monster Mutt Rottweiler. Tickets range from $11 to $68, plus fees; http://fargodome.com or 855-694-6367.
Friday through Sunday, Feb. 3
Music Theatre Fargo-Moorhead may have changed its name to Wheelhouse Theatrical Productions, but the commitment to strong musicals remains. The troupe turns Theatre B, 215 10th St., N., Moorhead, into a young girl’s imagination this weekend and next weekend with "Dani Girl" as the character battles a second round of cancer with the help of her stuffed bear and a guardian angel. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $12 to $25; www.theatreb.org/box-office or 701-729-8880.
Big rap shows don’t often come through Fargo, but that doesn’t mean there’s not an audience for the music. The latest tribute show to hit a local stage will be Hip-Hop Legends playing Friday at the Sanctuary Events Center, 670 Fourth Ave. N., Fargo. The bill features a tribute to some of the most influential late artists, with St. Paul Slim honoring Tupac Shakur, Freez embodying Biggie Smalls, Diane Miller mixing up ODB’s rhymes, Chance York matching Eazy-E’s swagger and Kipp G. & Diane Miller doing the Beastie Boys. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show. The ID-only show starts at 8 p.m. After the Sanctuary, the party keeps going at The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N., Fargo, with the stars performing. Tickets are $10, or free with your Sanctuary ticket; https://jadepresents.com, (866) 300-8300.
Tim Murphy’s poetry
Charles Beck’s views of the western Minnesota landscape was such an influence on Tim Murphy that the poet used the Fergus Falls, Minn., artist’s work on his book covers. Both artists have passed, but a new group of Murphy’s verses, “Hunter’s Log: Volumes II & III” is out. The tome may not feature Beck’s handiwork, but Murphy’s assortment of Beck prints is on display at the Rourke Art Gallery + Museum, 521 Main Ave., Moorhead, providing a perfect backdrop as family and friends read from Murphy’s latest publication from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday; https://www.therourke.org or 218-236-8861.