See a show, take in an art exhibit or explore some interesting shopping opportunities — there are fun options in town for how to spend your weekend.
Friday, May 10
Contemporary Christian band Newsboys are going for something old and something new on their latest tour. The quartet has reunited with founding singer Peter Furler and longtime bassist Phil Joel, calling the reformation Newsboys United. The group plays hits like “God’s Not Dead” on Friday at Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S., Fargo. Music starts at 7 p.m. with fellow CC star Michael W. Smith. Tickets range from $29.75 to $99.75; www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Fargo Junk Market
Friday, May 10, through Sunday, May 12
Cleanup Week was just an appetizer for the treasures you’ll find at the spring version of Fargo Junk Market this weekend at Red River Valley Fairgrounds, 1805 Main Ave W., West Fargo. No need to dig through people’s yards curb shopping for possible projects when you can peruse the stylish arrangements vendors will prepare with their upcycled and antique offerings here. See for yourself from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 12, when admission is $5. Or come to the early bird opening from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday for a $20 admission. Kids get in free during all shows; http://iloveecochic.com/.
Saturday, May 11
Country fans will get a taste of the next generation of Nashville pop Saturday night when Kelsea Ballerini headlines a show at Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S., Fargo. The 25-year-old scored radio hits "Love Me Like You Mean It," "Dibs," "Peter Pan" and "Miss Me More" off her Grammy-nominated 2017 album, "Unapologetically.” In March, Little Big Town invited her to join the Grand Ole Opry. Brett Young (“In Case You Didn’t Know,” “Mercy”) and Brandon Ratcliff (“Rules of Breaking Up”) open the show at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $45; www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
J. Bracken Rourke
J. Bracken Rourke was raised by artists — Shirley and Orland Rourke — and around artists, so it’s no surprise he followed that route. What pleasantly surprises is the colorful way he’s set his own path. Best-known for his splashy ceramic tiles, he’s incorporated them in collages and now is applying his palate to painting. Rourke shows his new work, “Spring Burst,” in a show at the Rourke Art Gallery + Museum, 521 Main Ave., Moorhead, founded by his late father and uncle James. Bracken will discuss his work at a 2 p.m. gallery talk during a public reception 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday; https://www.therourke.org or 218-236-8861.