Kwaician

Fargo singer-songwriter Kwaician plays Aptitude in West Acres on Thursday night. Special to The Forum
Fargo singer-songwriter Kwaician plays Aptitude in West Acres on Thursday night. Special to The Forum

Thursday, Feb. 13

I hope we’re not the ones to break it to you, but Friday is Valentine’s Day. Whether you have a sweetheart or not, you can still feel the love and even get a jump start at it Thursday when Fargo singer-songwriter Kwaician plays Aptitude in West Acres, 3902 13th Ave. S., Fargo. A creative space for artists in a public place, Aptitude, next to Best Buy, wraps up its valentine markets that night, so if you need something special for the ones you love — including yourself — listen to some tunes and let your heart do the shopping. The mart runs from 5-9 p.m. with music starting at 5:15 p.m.

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Angie Schulz, Craig Ellingson and Kathy Hanson of Wheelhouse Theatrical Productions will perform selected musical numbers at TAK Music Venue on Thursday night. Special to The Forum
Angie Schulz, Craig Ellingson and Kathy Hanson of Wheelhouse Theatrical Productions will perform selected musical numbers at TAK Music Venue on Thursday night. Special to The Forum

Thursday, Feb. 13

Love is in the air this weekend. On Thursday night, it’ll be in the ears of musical theater fans at TAK Music Venue, 1710 Center Ave., Dilworth. The hall comes alive with the sound of musicals as Angie Schulz, Kathy Hanson and Craig Ellingson, of local troupe Wheelhouse Theatrical Productions, belt out 24 Broadway tunes. Tickets are $15 for this all-ages performance, with music starting at 7:30 p.m.

Whitey Morgan and the 78s

Whitey Morgan and his band The 78s bring outlaw country to Fargo's Sanctuary Events Center on Thursday night. Special to The Forum
Whitey Morgan and his band The 78s bring outlaw country to Fargo's Sanctuary Events Center on Thursday night. Special to The Forum

Thursday, Feb. 13

Lots of current artists coming out of Nashville pride themselves on being “real country,” but show more rock and rap influences. If you want to hear some more traditional twang, get down to Sanctuary Events Center, 670 Fourth Ave. N., Fargo, on Thursday night. Whitey Morgan and the 78s may be from Flint, Mich., but the group sounds like the very legitimate offspring of Waylon Jennings. Morgan’s low voice on “Bourbon and the Blues” or “Me and the Whiskey,” backed by vintage Telecaster plucking, is a hard throwback to true outlaw music. If you’re still waiting for Sturgill Simpson or Jamey Johnson to come back to town, Morgan will help you pass the time. Music starts at 8 p.m. for this ID-only show. Tickets are $26.

Hairball

Saturday, Feb. 15

Shake off the snow from this week’s cold snap by banging your head to some hard rock favorites. Hairball returns — again — for another flashback blast of arena anthems and power ballads Saturday night at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway. Sure, you could go see upcoming shows like KISS and David Lee Roth in Grand Forks or Guns N' Roses at the Fargodome, or you could see this testosterone-filled tribute to these acts as well as Queen, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC and more classic rockers. Resurrector opens the show at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $45.

‘The Book of Goddesses’

Sunday, Feb. 16

Robert Paterson has been shaking up classical music with his compositions that lift elements of jazz, classic rock and nature itself. For “The Book of Goddesses,” he turns to world music, exploring legends from Chinese, Mexican, Celtic, Native American and other cultures. Hear for yourself when a trio of Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra members, flautist Debora Harris, harpist Callie Stadem and percussionist Tom Christianson, take on the celebrated work Sunday afternoon at the Plains Art Museum, 704 First Ave. N., Fargo. Music starts at 2 pm., with tickets ranging from $8 to $14 for this concert.