Santa Village at Rheault Farm
Thursday, Dec. 19, through Monday, Dec. 23
With Christmas less than a week away, there’s still time left to get in a word with the big man before he makes the rounds on the 24th. Just plan a visit to Santa Village at Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. Kids can chat with Santa or Mrs. Claus, see the reindeer and model train displays, decorate cookies, make some seasonal arts and crafts or more. The holly, jolly good times run from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 1-8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Admission is free, but donations of canned goods, cash and new toys are encouraged.
‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’
Thursday, Dec. 19, through Saturday, Dec. 21
Good grief. It’s been an exhaustive week for the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre, which had to scrap the last two dates of “A Christmas Carol” after structural issues were discovered in the building’s roof. The troupe scrambled for a new site for this weekend’s run of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” which will hit the stage at Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre at Concordia College in Moorhead. Kids play the "Peanuts" gang as they re-create the famous holiday special and songs. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $12 to $15.
Bob Crowe and Dan Jones
Thursday, Dec. 19
In the spirit of old friends getting together for the holidays, Ecce Gallery, 210 Broadway N., Fargo, is bringing together the works of Bob Crowe and Dan Jones for a joint show. The pair have been capturing the sites around Crowe’s family farm near Comstock, Minn., for three decades and have often shown their love for the land together. Check out Crowe’s pastels and Jones’ oil paintings with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Ecce.
Friday, Dec. 20
Fargo's Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S., is a lot of things, but it’s hardly a dive bar. Home Free will do its best to make the house of hockey feel like a watering hole when they bring their Dive Bar Christmas Tour to the arena on Friday. The vocal group will mix in originals, covers and some classic Christmas tunes with its five-part harmony. Music starts at 8 p.m., with tickets ranging from $19.50 to $59.50.
Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome
Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21
It’s hard not to find your toes tapping at a Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome gig, but this weekend’s Funky Little Christmas shows may find you head banging, too. The horn-based group turns it up to 11 with guest guitarist Tim Stine ripping it up on a couple of Trans-Siberian Orchestra tunes and some amped-up versions of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Let it Go” from “Frozen.” The group will also offer its more traditional takes on holiday staples, like “We Three Kings,” “Sleigh Ride” and “Silent Night.” ID-only shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. family matinee on Saturday, all at Sanctuary Events Center, 670 Fourth Ave. N., Fargo. Tickets are $20 for the evening shows and $10 to $15 for the family shows.