Artist Hillary Kempenich. Courtesy of First Peoples Fund / Special to The Forum
Artist Hillary Kempenich. Courtesy of First Peoples Fund / Special to The Forum

Creative Voices Talk: Women Artists Panel

Thursday

The show “Waasamoo-Beshizi” at the plains Art Museum, 704 First Ave. N., Fargo, sparks a lot of conversations, so some of the artists will lead a discussion from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 18. Maggie Thompson, Denise Lajimodiere, Hillary Kempenich, Karen Goulet, all from regional American Indian tribes, and moderator Jessica Metcalfe will discuss their works, lives and how experiences influence their creativity. This event is free and open to the public.

‘Godspell’

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Thursday - Sunday

The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre takes ticketholders to church this summer with a pair of Biblical musicals. The troupe looks at the life — and death — of Jesus Christ in Stephen Schwartz’ Broadway classic, “Godspell” this week, with “Jesus Christ Superstar” following next week. You don’t have to be a Christian — Schwartz is Jewish — to appreciate the catchy numbers, like “Day by Day,” "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," and more. The show runs 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 18, through Saturday, July 20, with a matinee at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 21, at The Stage at Island Park, 333 Fourth St. S., Fargo. Tickets range from $15 to $25 at http://www.fmct.org, (701) 235-6778.

Twin Cities rapper, Brother Ali, headlines Fridays concerts at the Downtown Fargo Street Fair. Adam Stanzak / Special to The Forum
Twin Cities rapper, Brother Ali, headlines Fridays concerts at the Downtown Fargo Street Fair. Adam Stanzak / Special to The Forum

Downtown Fargo Street Fair concert

Friday

The Downtown Fargo Street Fair will have a different feel this year but the annual event will really be in a new groove Friday, July 19. A concert stage will be set up at the corner of Fourth Avenue North and Broadway, the former site of the Red River Market. On Thursday, July 18, and Saturday, July 20, the stage will feature fitness classes, theater showcases and other entertainment. On Friday the stage hosts a day of music, featuring a headlining set by Twin Cities hip-hop star, Brother Ali at 7:30 p.m. Singer/guitarist Charlie Parr plays from 6:10 to 7 p.m. The concerts start at noon with Jake Ingamar, and change every 30 minutes, with subsequent sets by The Knotties, Max Johnk, Kwaician, XPLOR, Lacey Guck, Tucker’s Out and David Allen. The shows are free and open to the public. For more information go to https://downtownfargo.com.

Fargo Airsho

Saturday and Sunday

You really don’t need a schedule to know when the Fargo Airsho starts. If you live in the metro, you’ll hear it once the planes take flight. Still, to get the best views of these high-flying daredevils and precision pilots, you’ll want to be at the show, held outside the Fargo Air Museum, 1609 19th Ave. N. The two-day event features flyovers by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, Kirby Chambliss’ air racers, RedBull Skydive Team, Lucas Oil Air Shows, the Leap Frogs U.S. Navy Parachute Team and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day. Tickets range from $10 to $35. https://www.fargoairsho.com.

Smash Mouth plays the Bash on the Beach in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Special to The Forum
Smash Mouth plays the Bash on the Beach in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Special to The Forum

Bash on the Beach

Friday & Saturday

Life’s a beach, so take in the party this weekend in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Bash on the Beach will rock ‘n’ roll all night with Hairball headbanging out the best 1970s and ‘80s hard rock anthems on Friday, July 19. Gates open at 8 p.m. with an opening set by Metallica tribute act, One. On Saturday, July 20, Eve 6 gets things started after gates open at 6:30. Party act Smash Mouth will close down the set later that night. Tickets for these ID-only shows are $20 for Friday, $30 for Saturday, or $40 for both nights. https://www.dljaycees.com