‘Miracle on 34th Street'
Thursday, Dec. 13
Christmas is a time of traditions, and one of the oldest holiday favorites is “Miracle on 34th Street.” As part of its classic film series, the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N., offers two screenings of the 1947 gem. A little girl (Natalie Wood) is torn between what she should believe when she meets a department store Santa Claus (Edmund Gwenn) who insists he really, truly is the big man in red. His name, after all, is Kris Kringle. The film magic rolls at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $5; http://fargotheatre.org.
‘The Classic Nutcracker’
Saturday, Dec. 15, & Sunday, Dec. 16
The FM Ballet kicks up its heels this weekend for its annual performances of "The Classic Nutcracker." Original choreography by Matt Gasper set to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, played by the Wonderland Orchestra, takes the holiday standard to new heights with a lofty Arabian dance by aerialist Marina Petrano. Try to keep up with Clara on her magic journey, which starts at 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday and again at 2 p.m. Sunday at Festival Concert Hall, NDSU. Tickets range from $8 to $42; www.fmballet.org.
The pride of Scranton, N.D., Kat Perkins returns to her home state for some seasonally spirited songs. Her "Rock the Holidays" show has become an annual tradition, with the one-time contestant on “The Voice” showing off range, going from angelic highs to as low as coal in a stocking. Hear her takes on Christmas standards and a few originals starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N. Tickets range from $17.50 to $27.50; http://fargotheatre.org.
Like a Storm
Shake off the winter cold with the hard rock tunes of Like a Storm. The group started in Auckland, New Zealand, before coming to America to bang heads opening up for bands like Alter Bridge, Shinedown and Puddle of Mudd. The group plugs in for an early show at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Aquarium, 226 Broadway N., Fargo, to bang out “Love the Way You Hate Me,” “Become the Enemy,” “The Devil Inside” and more. Tickets for this ID-only are $19 in advance or $22 the day of the show; www.jadepresents.com.
D Mills & The Thrills and friends
A highlight of the holidays is meeting up with old friends. Diane Miller returns to Fargo to throw a party Friday at the Aquarium, 226 Broadway N., Fargo. The singer and her band, D Mills & The Thrills, headline a night of music featuring Jessica Vines, Free Truman and Gina Powers. The dancing for this ID-only show starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10; www.ticketweb.com.