'Happy Together' tour
Thursday, Aug. 22
If last weekend’s two-day tribute to Woodstock wasn’t enough of a 1960s throwback for you, check out the six-band "Happy Together" tour pulling into Bluestem Amphitheater, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead. The show is headlined by The Turtles (“Happy Together,” “You Showed Me,” “Elenore”), Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night (“Joy to the World,” “One"), Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (“Young Girl”), The Buckinghams ("Kind of a Drag," "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"), Classics IV (“Spooky”) and The Cowsills ("The Rain, the Park & Other Things," "Hair"). Music starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, and tickets range from $29.50-$59.50 at www.jadepresents.com, the Tickets300 box office or (866) 300-8300.
Friday, Aug. 23, & Saturday, Aug. 24
If you’re looking for an appealing way to spend one of the last weekends of summer, get your spud on and head to Barnesville, Minn., for the annual Potato Days. The two-day festival is the epitome of small-town summer celebrations, baked inside a celebration of the mighty tuber. Highlights will include a lefse cook-off, mashed potato wrestling, a Miss Tater Tot contest, potato feeds in various forms, mashed potato sculptures, a potato peeling contest and more fun than you could shake a french fry at. The free event runs all day Friday and Saturday. For a rundown of events, go to www.potatodays.com.
Island Park Show
Saturday, Aug. 24, & Sunday, Aug. 25
Why not spend one last summer weekend in the park The annual end-of-summer craft spectacular, the Island Park Show, features hundreds of artisans selling handmade pottery, baskets, photos, soaps, carvings and more, including all varieties of fair foods. The fun in the shade of the old trees in Island Park, 302 Seventh St. S., Fargo, runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; https://www.fargoparks.com.
Dia Del Taco Fest
Saturday, Aug. 24
Whether you like them crunchy, in a soft shell or even in a bowl, tacos are always a reason to celebrate. A very tasty celebration will be held on Saturday with Dia Del Taco Fest at Fargo Brewing Co., 610 N. University Drive. Vendors will offer tacos of all flavors for purchase, while Fargo Brewing will have some specialty suds, and margaritas will even be available. Attendees can choose between sessions from noon to 3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., with tickets available for $10 in advance and $15 the day of. Access to the Don Julio tequila tent is $30 in advance or $35 the day of, which includes gate admission; diadeltaco.com/fargo or 866-300-8300.
Saturday, Aug. 24
After showcasing her new musical side, Softee, at a Celebration of Women and Their Music pre-show earlier this year, Nina Grollman returns to town for another taste of her 1980s synthesizer sound. She may be best-known for her stage work, including appearing opposite Denzel Washington in “The Iceman Cometh” on Broadway, but her Softee sound is making waves with her new EP. The former Moorhead Spud is scoring a hit with the delicious pop gem, “Oh No,” and the dreamy LGBT prom video. Hear for yourself at 8 p.m. Saturday when she brings the dance party to the Hotel Donaldson, 101 Broadway N., Fargo. Tickets are $10 for this ID-only show; https://www.hoteldonaldson.com/ or 701-478-1000.
Sunday, Aug. 25
Let it roll one last time this year for StreetsAlive. Certain streets and bike paths in downtown Fargo-Moorhead will be closed to motorized vehicles, allowing bikers, skaters, walkers and runners to roam freely, taking in the sights and festivities. Highlights include Broadway between First and Sixth Avenues North, where musicians and food vendors will be spotted along the way, Fargo's 10th Avenue North between Broadway and Oak Street, where Activity Alley is set up, and the Hjemkomst Bike Path in Moorhead which features Participation Parkway. The free fun runs from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; https://www.greatridesfargo.org/streetsalive.