‘The Goonies’ in the park
Thursday, Aug. 1
“Hey, you guys!” Movie theaters have had their share of blockbusters this summer, so if you’re looking to catch a classic in the great outdoors, head down to Moorhead’s Woodlawn Park on Thursday. At 8 p.m., the Heritage Garden and Amphitheater on the corner of Woodlawn Park Drive and Sixth Avenue South shows the adventure film, “The Goonies.” The screening, hosted by the Plains Art Museum, is free, but ’80s costumes are encouraged.
Fiber Arts Festival
Saturday, Aug. 3, & Sunday, Aug. 4
Don’t be sheepish about checking out this weekend’s Fiber Arts Festival. The event, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds, 1805 Main Ave., West Fargo, displays some of the best and brightest fabric art in the region and shows how sheep give us wool for knitting and sewing. In Schollander Pavilion, you can watch dogs herd sheep, catch a shearing and witness wool spun into yarn. In the Hartl Building, teams will compete in a clothes-making contest. Demonstrations and classes will be held throughout the two-day event and vendors will have goods for sale. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. This event is free and open to the public; https://fiberartsfest.com/.
German Folk Festival
Saturday, Aug. 3
An’ a one, an’ a two. The German Folk Festival kicks off at noon Saturday at Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo, with a celebration of Deutsch culture, with plenty of art, food, music and dancing. Crafters making lace, paper ornaments and woodcarving will be set up in the barn, with a blacksmith on the lawn. Traditional German meals and treats will be available and beers will be available for those 21 and older, then burn off those carbs dancing to polka music. The event is free, with food available for purchase; https://www.fargoparks.com.
Saturday, Aug. 3
While they were lumped in with the nu metal scene when they started, Incubus made their music hard to categorize. The group’s musical dexterity has been a key to success as they continue to tour and record. The quintet takes the stage at Bluestem Amphitheater, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead, on Saturday night to power through hits like “Drive,” “Wish You Were Here,” "Megalomaniac" and more. Music starts at 7 p.m. with Red Sun Rising. Tickets range from $39.50 to $88.50, plus fees; https://jadepresents.com or 866-300-8300.
Midwestern gallery talk
Sunday, Aug. 4
The opening of the annual Midwestern Exhibition is the highlight of the summer at the Rourke Art Gallery + Museum, 521 Main Ave., Moorhead. The show features around 100 pieces by invited artists, many of which attend the opening. The problem is the space gets packed, and while reuniting with old friends you don’t always get a chance to take in the show. The Rourke invites the public back this Sunday as judges Amanda Heidt and Jess Matson Fluto discuss in detail why they picked the award winners, including Anna Haglin, Ben Rheault and John Charles Cox. This free event starts at 2 p.m.