Friday, March 13, Saturday, March 14, and Tuesday, March 17
The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre helps you get your Irish up this weekend with the comedy “Flanagan’s Wake.” A funeral brings out the best and worst as a small Irish village gathers to remember the dearly departed. A colorful cast of characters take turns spinning tales in this improv comedy. It wouldn’t be a good wake without food and drink, provided by Chef’s Table Catering, featuring an array of Irish food. The party starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day, and again on March 20 and 21. The festivities are held at Studio 6, 6 Broadway, Fargo. These shows serve as a fundraiser for FMCT. Tickets are $50, which includes food and a drink ticket.
‘Fargo Talk Radio’
Friday, March 13, & Saturday, March 14
Saying someone has “a face for radio” is often a slam, but the actors at Harwood Prairie Playhouse will be mugging for laughs the next three weekends with “Fargo Talk Radio.” David and Shanara Lassig’s play finds the humor in regionalisms — hotdish jokes with a side of lutefisk — and the thrill of live broadcasts. Tune in to the comedy at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again March 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, with 2 p.m. matinees on March 22 and 28, at Bonanzaville, 1351 Main Ave., West Fargo. Tickets are $15.
The Great Winter Crow Show
Saturday, March 14
With the warmer weather comes an increase in bird sightings. There is only one bird hanging out at the Spirit Room, 111 Broadway N., Fargo, but it has been getting lots of different looks. The space hosts another Great Winter Crow Show, a collection of Corvus-themed art. The exhibit, held every other year, is a celebration of the intelligent black birds that last the winter in the Upper Midwest. Take a look at how dozens of artists view them and hear what some have to say during an opening reception from 4-7 p.m. Saturday.
Lake Agassiz Concert Band
Sunday, March 15
The Lake Agassiz Concert Band returns to Horizon Middle School, 3601 12th Ave. S., Moorhead, for another concert this Sunday. The community group plays compositions like Aarton Copland’s brief, but moving “Promise of Living,” H. Owen Reed’s exciting “La Fiesta Mexicana” and Mark Campfhouse’s sweeping “A Dakota Rhapsody” and others. Still, the biggest number will be the awarding of a $1,000 grant to the school’s music department as part of an outreach program. The concert is free and starts at 3 p.m.
‘Speed Dating Tonight!’
Sunday, March 11, through Wednesday, March 18
Certain titles keep popping up in opera seasons, like “Carmen,” “The Magic Flute” and “The Barber of Seville,” to name a few. For the Fargo-Moorhead Opera, the most performed piece before long could be “Speed Dating Tonight!” Michael Ching’s one-act whirlwind introduces audiences to a cast of characters looking for that special someone. The production is a match for FM Opera and its Gate City Bank Young Artists, emerging performers doing arts outreach in the area. Hear the future stars and get dinner and a drink at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday for an ID-only performance at Rustica, 315 Main Ave., Moorhead, or take a seat and get a drink at 7:30 p.m. March 17 and 18 at Theatre B, 215 10th St., N., Moorhead. Tickets range from $5 to $30.