Bluegrass and blues, hip-hop and a touch of history are all on tap around town this weekend.
"Grey Gardens" is more than 40 years old, but the film's influence continues to grow. Groundbreaking documentary makers Albert and David Maysles follow the day-to-day lives of mother and daughter “Big Edie” and “Little Edie,” relatives of Jackie O and once socialites, now eccentrics living in poverty on their derelict estate in the Hamptons. The Library of Congress selected the film for the National Film Registry for its cultural significance and it has been referenced in scenes in “Gilmore Girls,” songs by Rufus Wainwright and parodied on “Documentary Now.” See for yourself when the film screens at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, on Thursday, April 18, as part of the Classic Film Series. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $5. “Little Edie” costumes are optional; http://fargotheatre.org/.
It’s going to get loud at Sanctuary Events Center, 670 Fourth Ave. N., Fargo, this Friday, April 19, when Beartooth plugs in. Playing with a growling intensity to match its name, the metalcore band is touring behind its third album, “The Disease.” Hands Like Houses and Dead American open the all-ages show, which starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $32 in advance, $37 the day of the show; https://jadepresents.com or 866-300-8300.
Pert Near Sandstone
The summer concert season is quickly approaching, and Pert Near Sandstone is ready to take you down that road. The Twin Cities string band is traveling around, spreading the word about their own festival, Blue Ox, as well as picking some Americana gems when they play Saturday, April 20, at Fargo Brewing Co., 610 N. University Drive. Barbaro and The Cropdusters open the show at 6 p.m. Tickets for this ID-only show are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the event; https://jadepresents.com or 866-300-8300.
As a child blues guitarist in Fargo, Shannon Curfman cut her teeth in the shadows of Kid Jonny Lang. Now 33, Curfman hangs out with another Kid, Kid Rock, as a singer/guitarist in his Twisted Brown Trucker Band. She’s still making her own music and will show what she’s been up to when she plays TAK Music Venue, 1710 Center Ave., Dilworth, on Saturday, April 20. Music starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this all-ages show are $20; https://www.takmusicvenue.com/ or 701-261-2525.
Diane Miller may have moved away, but she knows where her roots are. The singer/guitarist returns home this weekend for a solo hip-hop show on Saturday, April 20, at Junkyard Brewing Co., 1416 First Ave. N., Moorhead. There’s no cover for this ID-only show; https://www.junkyardbeer.com.