From musicals to marimba and rock bands, Fargo-Moorhead is buzzing with fun events this weekend.
‘Tuck Everlasting’ and ‘A Grand Night for Singing’
Two area colleges are closing out their theater seasons bringing songs to the stages this weekend. North Dakota State University presents the family-friendly musical “Tuck Everlasting,” about a young girl looking for adventure who gets more than she wants when she meets an enchanted family. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Festival Concert Hall. Tickets range from $5 to $20; https://ndsu.showare.com.
Concordia College ends its season on a high note with a revue of Broadway greats Rodgers and Hammerstein. “A Grand Night for Singing” includes unforgettable tunes like “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair” and “Maria,” as well as lesser-known numbers. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 7, at Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre. Tickets range from $5 to $10; www.ticketsource.us/concordia-college-theatre.
In 2008, David Archuleta became a household name as he became runner-up on Season 7 of “American Idol.” Then just 17, the singer wowed judges with his take on Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” and Bryan Adams’ “Heaven.” He had his biggest impact after “Idol” with his first single, “Crush.” Expect that hit and more from the singer’s catalog when he plays Sanctuary Events Center, 670 Fourth Ave. N., Fargo, on Thursday. Music starts at 8 p.m., with tickets for this all-ages show at $25 in advance or $29 the day of the show, with VIP options available; 866-300-8300 or https://jadepresents.com.
‘Over the River’
College kids aren’t the only ones having fun in the spotlight this weekend. Tin Roof Theatre Company goes old school for the comedy “Over the River and Through the Woods.” The troupe serves up heaping helpings of hilarity when two sets of loving, Italian grandparents struggle to let their adult grandson find his own way in life. To keep him from taking a job on the other side of the country, they play matchmaker, but do they really know what he wants in life? Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, and again at 7:30 p.m. April 11-13 at Studio 6, 74 Broadway N., Fargo.
Porcupine and Jeremy Enigk
Friday & Saturday
It’s old punks weekend at The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N., Fargo. A week after opening up for his former Hüsker Dü bandmate, Bob Mould, in St. Paul, bassist and mustache aficionado Greg Norton brings his band Porcupine up to Fargo to prove you’re never too old to rock. Also on Friday’s bill are Toronto’s PKEW PKEW PKEW and Lutheran Heat, featuring former Fargoans Garth Blomberg, Matt Engelsatd and Justin Nelles. Locals SuperCruiser and Free Truman open the show at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Jeremy Enigk shows a softer side on Saturday, when the sometimes Sunny Day Real Estate frontman plays songs from his latest solo album, “Ghosts,” as well as his heralded solo debut, 1996’s “Return of the Frog Queen.” Tomo Nakayama opens the show at 9 p.m. Tickets are $16 in advance or $18 at the door; https://jadepresents.com.
Day of Percussion
Concordia College has got the beats on Saturday. The 29th annual Minnesota Day of Percussion fills Memorial Auditorium with a full day of music. Things kick off at 9 a.m. with a performance by the Percussion Chamber Ensemble and carry on through the day, ending in a 4 p.m. concert by the Marimba Choir and Viva Marimba, including special guests like founding drummer of the band Chicago, Danny Seraphine, Pius Cheung, Eriko Daimo and Dave Gerhart. All events are free; https://www.concordiacollege.edu.