Friday, Jan. 10
Over the last few years, the media spotlight has started to shine on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) movement, but some are waiting for the media to tune in. Local artist Falcon Gott captured local efforts to address the issue in a short film. He’ll screen the project and discuss the issue at 7 p.m. Friday at the Plains Art Museum, 704 First Ave. N., Fargo. This event is free and open to the public.
Sonatas, Songs and Peer Gynt ‘sweets’
Thursday, Jan. 9
Given the area’s strong Scandinavian roots, it’s no surprise there is an Edvard Grieg Society of the Dakotas. The group celebrates the work of Norway’s most influential composer with an event called Sonatas, Songs and Peer Gynt "sweets." The concert features his chamber and vocal music and showcases local musicians, like William Comita, Tyler Wottrich, Pam Gahr, Mary Osterlund, Natalia Heikes, Jean Hellner and Marla Fogderud. As if these musical suites weren't enough, to top it off, attendees will receive a sweet treat of chocolate. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church, 1011 12th Ave. N., Fargo. The show is free, though a freewill donation is accepted.
Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome
Friday, Jan. 10
A year ago, Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome helped open TAK Music Venue, 1710 Center Ave., Dilworth. The area’s favorite horn-fronted band returns to play another high-energy celebratory set of funk, soul, R&B and rock. Dance the night away as the free, all-ages show runs from 7-10 p.m. Friday.
Friday, Jan. 10
A new year opens the door for possibilities. Who are the next scene-makers in the area? Find out on Friday when the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre hosts its local talent show, Fargo Famous, in the Radisson’s Cityscape Ballroom, 201 Fifth St. N., Fargo. See gifted locals like John Klocke, Madison Gette & Kensey Knight, Lee Klocke & Melissa Niemi, Jonathan Sollie, Lily McAndrew, Alex & James Andersen Kirch, Alli Maas and Darius Endres show what they’ve got. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. This all-ages event is freewill admission at the door.
Angels of the Muse
Saturday, Jan. 11
Looking for some uplifting music for the weekend? Check out the latest Angels of the Muse singer-songwriter showcase at the Spirit Room, 111 Broadway N., Fargo. Jack Schauer and friends Liz Arnold, Scot Kelsh, Gregory Sanders, Doug Millaway and Vic Pellerano gather to share songs and stories. Music starts at 7 p.m. Saturday with a $5 cover, which goes to support Angels of the Muse, an organization that brings music to underserved organizations in the area, like the VA Hospital, Churches United for the Homeless and Friendship.
‘Dreaming of a Vetter World’
Sunday, Jan. 12
A popular New Year’s resolution is to eat better. Part of that is knowing and understanding what’s in your food and where it’s coming from. The documentary film “Dreaming of a Vetter World” looks at how Nebraska farmer Donald Vetter ditched pesticides in 1953 to focus on better environmental means and a better product. Northern Plains Sustainable Ag sponsors a screening of the film at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N. Admission is free, but freewill donations are accepted.