Corks & Canvas

Thursday, Sept. 12

Another season of Corks & Canvas draws to a close Thursday. The summery, monthly art and wine walk offers participants the chance to check out dozens of local painters, photographers, printmakers, jewelers and more, in the cozy confines of downtown Fargo businesses. From 5-9 p.m., artists will be stretched out from Nichole’s Fine Pastry, 13 Eighth St. S., to Unglued, 408 Broadway N., showing and talking about their work. Checking out the art is free, but for $25 and an ID, get a wristband to sample as many wines as you’d like.

Drekker Fest

Saturday, Sept. 14

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Drekker's Brewhalla hosts Drekkerfest this Saturday, Sept. 14. Special to The Forum
Drekker's Brewhalla hosts Drekkerfest this Saturday, Sept. 14. Special to The Forum


Drekker Brewing Co. is turning 5 and aging in style. The brewery throws itself a party all day Saturday and Brewhalla, 1666 First Ave. N., Fargo, comes to life with face painting, carnival games, ax throwing, tattoos and a new display by frequent Drekker artist Punchgut, as well as a new mural by aerosol artists Paul Ide, Hayden Swanson and more. Of course, it wouldn’t be a good brewery party without some special ales, and Drekker has some new flavors on tap. Headbangers Red Fang will blow out the candles with help from openers El Supremo and The Stovepipes. Food trucks Blackbird Woodfire, Usher’s House, Pico Food Truck, Sweet Dreams Mini Donuts and Northern Brain Freeze will pack the parking lot. The free event is family-friendly from noon to 7 p.m., and ID-only after 7 p.m.

I Am King — The Michael Jackson Experience

Saturday, Sept. 14

Michael Firestone in I Am King — The Michael Jackson Experience. Special to The Forum
Michael Firestone in I Am King — The Michael Jackson Experience. Special to The Forum


Michael Jackson’s legacy is clouded by allegations of child abuse, but Michael Firestone still believes in the power of the pop star’s music. The singer brings his tribute to the King of Pop, I Am King — The Michael Jackson Experience, to the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N., on Saturday, matching the late star’s footwork and vocals on hits like “Billie Jean,” “Bad,” “Thriller,” “Man in the Mirror,” “Human Nature” and more. The music starts at 8 p.m., with tickets for $35 and $45, plus fees; 866-300-8300.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

Saturday, Sept. 14

There may be bigger rock stars, but few have had the durability of Bob Seger. From his first hit in 1968, “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man,” through his string of hits in the ’70s — “Night Moves,” “Mainstreet,” “Hollywood Nights,” “We’ve got Tonite” — to his only No. 1 hit, “Shakedown" in ’87, Seger has been churning out classic rock for half a century. After splitting the bill with Kid Rock in 2013, the singer returns to the Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive, for a full show of his own this Saturday. Music starts at 8 p.m., with tickets from $43 to $120, plus fees.

Lunch Aid: Fargo Bands for School Kids

Sunday, Sept. 15

Rock out for a righteous cause this Sunday during Lunch Aid: Fargo Bands for School Kids. When bassist Jason Boynton learned Fargo Public Schools students had racked up $26,000 in debt for lunches, he called up some other local acts and organized this benefit concert. The gig features 10 area bands, including D Mills & The Thrills, Gina Powers Band, Ground Zero, Harwood Groove, Heavy is the Head, The Human Element and more, singing for someone else’s lunches from 4-7 p.m. at Sanctuary Events Center, 670 Fourth Ave. N., Fargo. There’s a suggested donation of $10 to check out the tunes.

Lewis Black

Sunday, Sept. 15

Lewis Black returns to the Fargo Theatre on Sept. 15. Special to The Forum
Lewis Black returns to the Fargo Theatre on Sept. 15. Special to The Forum


If the news recently is enough to make you shake your head, you’re not alone. Comedian Lewis Black returns to the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N., on Sunday for another night of raging against the media machine. The Sultan of Scream will rail on stupidity wherever he sees it — from the White House to middle America, no one will be safe from Black’s biting wrath. The show starts at 8 p.m., with tickets for $49.50, plus fees; 866-300-8300.