Sleigh rides

Friday, Dec. 27, through Monday, Dec. 30

Some years, it’s too cold. Some years, it’s too warm. This year, the weather looks just right for sleigh rides through Moorhead's Viking Ship Park. See the park around the Hjemkomst Center, 202 First Ave. N., Moorhead, on a horse-guided tour. You won’t go over the river, but you will go through the woods and snow. Rides run from 1-4 p.m. Friday through Monday and cost $4 per person 3 and older. Cross-country skis and snowshoe rentals are also available to see the area by foot, starting at $5; 218-299-5340.

Jon Wayne and The Pain

Sunday, Dec. 29

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Jon Wayne and The Pain return to Fargo for a Dec. 29 show at Sanctuary Events Center. Special to The Forum
Jon Wayne and The Pain return to Fargo for a Dec. 29 show at Sanctuary Events Center. Special to The Forum


The holiday season is generally a time when touring musicians park the bus, kick back and let their engines rest. Not for Jon Wayne and The Pain. The Twin Cities act packs up and brings their own brand of goodwill to the region, including a Sunday show at Sanctuary Events Center, 670 Fourth Ave. N., Fargo. The quartet will get you in a feel-good groove to ride into the new year with a blend of roots, reggae and funk. Music starts at 8 p.m. for this ID-only event. Tickets are $16 in advance and $21 the day of the show; 866-300-8300.

‘Sorrows and Sons’ and ‘Spittin’ Image’

Sunday, Dec. 29, and Monday, Dec. 30

The casts of "Sorrows and Sons" and "Spittin' Image." Special to The Forum
The casts of "Sorrows and Sons" and "Spittin' Image." Special to The Forum


Need a little family drama this holiday season? Let actors do the work for you. Stephen Metcalfe’s plays "Sorrows and Sons" and "Spittin’ Image" look at the lasting effects of the Vietnam War, particularly how one soldier’s death in the conflict hangs over his loved ones years later. “Sorrows and Sons” looks at the fallout felt by the fallen G.I’s father and brother. “Spittin’ Image” looks at the relationship formed between the brother and his brother’s enlisted buddy. The two plays will be performed back-to-back at 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Reineke Fine Arts Center, North Dakota State University. This show contains mature themes and languages. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Kabaret for Kaleidoscope

Sunday, Dec. 29, and Monday, Dec. 30

The holidays are a great time for getting together with old friends and reliving past glories. So what do old musical theater friends do when they reconnect? Why, they put on a show. Naturally. While Act Up Theatre has been quiet for a while, its performers remain active and echo the company’s socially conscious message with a fundraiser for Kaleidoscope, an LGBTQ youth support group. "Kabaret for Kaleidoscope" performers will lend their musical talents to works by well known LGBTQ artists, like Freddy Mercury and Janis Joplin, among others. Performers include Alex Church, JJ Daniels, Kate Folkestad, Noah Johnson, Signe Johnson, Sophia Klindt, David McMaines, Noelle McVicar, Caleb Miles, Lance Morlock, Maija Peldo, Jacob Preisler, Jenny Shaw, Natalie Shaw, Natalie Shea, Drew Swenson, Cassidy Wendt and Sam Wisenden. The shows start at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at TAK Music Venue, 1710 Center Ave., Dilworth. Tickets range from $10 to $15.