ND Human Rights Film Festival
Thursday, Nov. 7, & Friday, Nov. 8
Take a look at how another side lives this week with the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival. The two-day event features documentary, narrative and experimental films that take a deep dive into civil liberties issues from a look at the world of modern media (“The Brainwashing of My Dad”), surviving an abusive relationship (“Topanga”), a look at refugee resettlement in Minnesota and in Germany (“Bayt Jadeed: Seeking Home”) and how the garment industry affects five women in different countries (“The Story of a Panty”). Panel discussions will be held each day, furthering the exchange over important issues. Sessions run from 1:30-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 7-9:30 p.m. both nights, all at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N. Tickets range from $3 per session to $35 for a full festival pass.
Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers
Saturday, Nov. 9
The last time Kris Kristofferson was in town, he was opening up for Merle Haggard at Bluestem Amphitheater in 2015 and things weren’t looking or sounding too good for him. The singer-songwriter had shown symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease for years, but in 2016 he was correctly diagnosed with Lyme disease. The 83-year-old is back on the road with a new lease on life to play his legendary songs, like “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down” and “For the Good Times,” among others. On Saturday, he takes the stage at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N. Music starts at 8 p.m., with tickets selling for $59.50 and $69.50.
'Sounds of the Gridiron'
Sunday, Nov. 10
Another fall, another season of the North Dakota State University Bison football team rolling down the field. Providing the soundtrack to another successful season is the NDSU Gold Star Marching Band. If you want to see this acclaimed outfit do its thing without the big game, check out its show, "Sounds of the Gridiron," this weekend. Sunday afternoons are usually quiet at the Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive, but the Gold Star Marching Band will create a joyous noise, presenting its routine from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday. The event is free and open to the public.
Koo Koo Kanga Roo
Sunday, Nov. 10
Kids of all ages will feel the beat this Sunday when Twin Cities stars Koo Koo Kanga Roo bring their brand of family-friendly pop to Sanctuary Events Center, 670 Fourth Ave. N., Fargo. The dance-pop duo, Bryan and Neil, have thrilled fans for years with a high-energy, interactive show as they get crowds dancing to “Milkshake,” “Dinosaur Stomp,” “I Get Loose” and more. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 the day of, for this all-ages show, which starts at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10
Psalm One may get overshadowed by her Rhymesayers labelmates, but the rapper, one to watch for years, has separated herself from the male-dominated game recently, addressing topical subjects like sexual identity on the tune "Non-Binary." Fargo-Moorhead hip-hop fans can hear for themselves when the Chicago chemist-turned-musician hits the stage Sunday night at The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N., Fargo. A member of the all-female collective Rapperchicks, Psalm One will be joined by Angel Davenport and a DJ. Former Fargoan DMills opens the show at 8 p.m. Tickets for this ID show are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show.