Thursday, Sept. 19
Forty years ago, Keri Pickett was a student at Minnesota State University Moorhead and discovering what she wanted to do — make pictures. The MSUM Art Gallery celebrates her four decades of work with a sprawling midcareer retrospective with over 200 items. While photography makes up the bulk of the fascinating display at the Roland Dille Center for the Arts, her recent focus on filmmaking is also represented, and on Oct. 5, the school will screen her new film, “First Daughter of the Black Snake.” Pickett was on campus to hang the show and give a talk earlier this week, but will miss the opening reception on Thursday as she’ll be making a film in Japan. The reception is free and open to the public, running from 4-7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 19
Charlie “Bird” Parker died too young at 34, but his already solid legacy as a jazz giant continues to grow after his 1955 death. Musician Jeff Robinson presents the life of the troubled but determined genius in the show “Live Bird,” which plays Thursday. The performance is set in a bar and Robinson portrays pivotal moments and music from the icon’s life. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on the Gaede Stage, Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University Moorhead. Tickets range from $12 to $28; 218-477-2271.
The Market by Eco Chic
Friday, Sept. 20, & Saturday, Sept. 21
Load up some junk in your trunk — of your car — this weekend at the rebranded The Market by Eco Chic. Previously known as the Junk Market, from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, crafters will shop among artisan vendors, with live music, activities and a puppy parade in the background. The fun takes place at the Red River Fairgrounds, 1805 Main Ave. W., West Fargo. Tickets are $20 for Friday’s early bird session and $5 on Saturday, though kids are free and dogs are welcome.
Fall in Fargo
Saturday, Sept. 21, & Sunday, Sept. 22
Formerly known as Fall Festival, the Fargo Park District’s two-weekend Fall in Fargo has all of the same favorite family fun activities. Stroll through the straw bale maze, add a leaf to the gratitude tree, play pumpkin tic-tac-toe, visit the pumpkin patch, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, make a fall art project or more. The festival is free, though paid tickets are required for some activities. The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, this weekend and next, at Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo.
Saturday, Sept. 21
Fargo Brewing Co., 610 N. University Drive, serves up the hard rock this Saturday when Pop Evil pulls in. The pride and joy of North Muskegon, Mich., hits the stage with high-octane hits like “Footsteps,” “Last Man Standing” and “100 in a 55.” Royal Tusk (“Aftermath”) returns in support, and BRKN Love (“Shot Down”) opens the show at 8 p.m. Tickets for this ID-only show are $28 in advance or $30 the day of the show; 866-300-8300.