The Harlem Globetrotters

Friday, Jan. 3

Shake off this week’s storm with some fun on the basketball court this Friday. The Harlem Globetrotters return to Fargo to play the, well, it doesn’t really matter who they play. You know how this will go down. The basic rules of basketball will be suspended as athletes display dazzling dribbling, jaw-dropping passing and ball-handling and thunderous dunks. Fundamentals may get benched, but the fun remains center court. The shenanigans and showmanship start at 7 p.m. at Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S., Fargo. Tickets start at $26.

Tripwire

Friday, Jan. 3

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Fargo-based band Tripwire. Special to The Forum
Fargo-based band Tripwire. Special to The Forum


If you didn’t catch Tripwire on New Year’s Eve, you have another great opportunity to catch the band Forum readers named the Best Live Local Act of the Red River Valley. The quartet brings its high-energy show to Arthur’s Barn, 1907 155th Ave. S., Arthur, N.D., on Friday. The choreographed show features a nonstop barrage of cover tunes and some high-flying trampoline jumps. The music starts at 9 p.m. with a $10 cover at the door for this ID-only show.

Heavy is the Head

Saturday, Jan. 4

Heavy is the Head plays the Aquarium on Jan. 4. Special to The Forum
Heavy is the Head plays the Aquarium on Jan. 4. Special to The Forum


New Year’s Eve had a number of great performances, but if you want to start the ball rolling in the new year, do it supporting some fine local music. The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N., has a local band showcase on Saturday that will be sure to keep your toe tapping. Area reggae band Heavy is the Head lights up the night with a Bob Marley tribute, with openers hip-hop act Cold Sweat, rock and soulers Stovepipes and jazz duo Hot Lunch setting the table. Music starts at 9 p.m. Tickets for this ID-only show are $5 in advance, or $8 the day of the show. As a bonus, hop downstairs and catch roots-rock band Moody River Band play a free set starting at 10.