Horace Bean Days

Friday, Sept. 6, & Saturday, Sept. 7

Horace, N.D., shows some community pride this weekend during Horace Bean Days. The family fun kicks off on Friday with a tent dinner, games for kids and other activities leading up to a fireworks show at 9 p.m. The thrills carry over all day Saturday, with a pancake feed, a parade, more kids events and finally a free street dance with Electric Rehab.

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Friday, Sept. 6

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Red Jumpsuit Apparatus plays TAK Music Venue on Friday night. Special to The Forum
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus plays TAK Music Venue on Friday night. Special to The Forum


It’s been 13 years since The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus burst on the national music scene with its debut album and the hit “Face Down.” While the pop-punk rock group released a string of singles — “False Pretense,” “You Better Pray,” “Pen and Paper” — it never reclaimed its initial chart success. The group brings these hits and songs from its new record, “The Awakening,” to TAK Music Venue, 1710 Center Ave., Dilworth. Tickets for the all-ages show are $20. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday with Eyes Set to Kill and No Resolve; https://www.eventbrite.com.

‘Noises Off’

Friday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 8

The cast of FMCT's farce, "Noises Off." John Lamb / The Forum
The cast of FMCT's farce, "Noises Off." John Lamb / The Forum

The thrill of live theater is that with so many moving parts, anything can go wrong. Seemingly, everything does go wrong in the play-within-a-play, “Noises Off.” The farce-within-a-farce gives the audience a side-stage view of what would be a comedy, but jealous and unstable actors, a temperamental director and a flustered stage manager seem more intent on playing the last laugh on someone else. Ultimately, it’s the audience that wins in this classic comedy. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, then again at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12-14 at The Stage at Island Park, 333 Fourth St. S., Fargo. Tickets range from $13 to $23; 701-235-6778.

Violent Femmes

Saturday, Sept. 7

Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes. Special to The Forum
Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes. Special to The Forum


There were louder bands in the mid-1980s, but few packed the same punch as Violent Femmes. The mostly acoustic trio packed dance floors with the frenetic “Blister in the Sun,” prompted awkward singalongs with the edgy “Add It Up,” landed on millions of mixtapes with “Please Do Not Go” and supplied a spooky soundtrack staple with “Gone Daddy Gone.” The group — now a quartet — brings those hits and others, like “American Music,” when it plays Bluestem Amphitheater, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead, on Saturday. Singer-guitarist Matthew Sweet (“Girlfriend,” “Sick of Myself”) opens the show at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $55; 866-300-8300.

Chris Mortenson

Sunday, Sept. 8

Chris Mortenson's show, "Tumulus," looks at the effect of open pit mining on Minnesota's Mesabi Range. Special to The Forum
Chris Mortenson's show, "Tumulus," looks at the effect of open pit mining on Minnesota's Mesabi Range. Special to The Forum


A passing glance at Chris Mortenson’s work may suggest he’s a landscape photographer. While his new photo show, “Tumulus,” at the Rourke Art Gallery + Museum, 521 Main Ave., Moorhead, depicts the Mesabi Range in Minnesota, it focuses on the marks left by man. The region produces 75 percent of iron ore in the United States, but work fluctuates with the market while the open-pit mines and displaced earth are left to try and heal. Mortenson offers a gallery talk at 2 p.m. Sunday during a public reception from 1:30-4 p.m; 218-236-8861.