This weekend marks the beginning of summer. Here are some hot events to get out and enjoy.

Guitarist Conor Lee. Falcon Gott / Special to The Forum
Guitarist Conor Lee. Falcon Gott / Special to The Forum

Conor Lee Group

Thursday, May 23

Conor Lee has become a fixture in the local music scene. Whether he’s playing guitar alongside singer Jessica Vines or teaching guitar at Amped School of Music, he’s making his mark. You can see him take center stage on Thursday when the Conor Lee Group plays the HoDo Lounge, 101 Broadway N., Fargo. Hear his takes on jazz, pop and folk tunes, starting at 8 p.m. There is no cover for this ID-only show; https://www.hoteldonaldson.com.

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Fargo-based band Tripwire. Special to The Forum
Fargo-based band Tripwire. Special to The Forum

Tripwire

Thursday, May 23

Nothing says summer like an outdoor concert, and Tripwire, Forum readers' favorite band, always serves up a suitable party soundtrack. Adding to the festivities outside of O’Leary’s Pub, 808 30th Ave. S., Moorhead, will be a fire and bag board games on the patio. The fun starts at 6 p.m. Thursday. There is a $5 cover for this ID-only show; https://olearysmoorhead.com.

Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome at The Aquarium. Special to The Forum
Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome at The Aquarium. Special to The Forum

Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome

Saturday, May 25

Big stage or small, Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome rules them all. The horn-based R&B band will cram into the cozy confines of The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N., Fargo, to blast out the best funk, R&B, rock and soul from the past 50 years. Even in a cramped space for the 12-piece act, the group won’t short the audience for this free show. Music starts at 8:30 p.m. Saturday for this ID-only show.

Pollinator Garden

Thursday, May 23

Summer is just around the corner and everyone is trying to get their gardens in order, including the Plains Art Museum, 704 First Ave. N., Fargo. The institution has been building its outdoor arts for the last few years in the form of its Pollinator Garden, an effort to give bees a natural habitat in downtown and add some color to the urban landscape. The community is invited to lend a hand in how the garden grows this Thursday with a planting party from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. Plants and refreshments are provided, but you may want to bring your own gloves; https://plainsart.org.

Reenactors at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site. Forum file photo
Reenactors at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site. Forum file photo

Fort Abercrombie

Saturday, May 25

History comes to life this summer at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, N.D. Historic reenactors will portray a Civil War encampment of the 5th Minnesota Infantry, Company D, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday. The site’s opening day will include cannon and musket firing demonstrations. Admission is $3 for children, $8 for adults and free to active military; http://www.history.nd.gov.