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Check out all of the fun things happening in Fargo-Moorhead this weekend

From comedy to family events and celebrating different cultures, this weekend is packed with events.

Nick Swardson.
Comedian Nick Swardson plays three shows at the Fargo Theatre this weekend.
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Pride of Dakota Showcase

Friday & Saturday

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Selected goods from a previous Pride of Dakota showcase.
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Whether you’re looking for something for yourself or that special someone this holiday season, the Pride of Dakota Showcase is your one stop shopping spot this weekend. From noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, Scheels Arena will be packed with vendors from across the state selling a mix of crafts, food stuffs, personal care items and more great gift ideas. This event is free and open to the public.

Nick Swardson

Friday & Saturday

Nick Swardson may be one of those guys you know by face but not necessarily by name. That’s because he’s often been so memorable in other people’s movies, from playing the crazed David Bowie fan in “Almost Famous” and appearances in “Reno 911” and just about every Adam Sandler comedy. He showed what he can do in two seasons of his Comedy Central show, “Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time,” and will bring his oddball sense of humor to the Fargo Theatre for three shows Friday and Saturday , Nov. 18-19. Tickets are $39.50, plus fees. Jadepresents.com

Pangea

Saturday

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Dance is part of the Pangea event.
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As the Fargo-Moorhead community continues to grow, its cultural identity does as well and there to celebrate it all is the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County’s annual Pangea festival . From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead will be filled with the sights, sounds and scents of different cultures from around the world. Performers will include the traditional Native American songs of the Buffalo River Singers and Dancers, the Scottish Heather and Thistle Pipe and Drum, Chinese and Indian dancers and more. Try food from around the world including dishes from Congolese, Danish, Chinese, Filipino, Kurdish people and more. This event is free and open to the public.

Indigenous Art Fair

Saturday

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Shoppers talk to artists at the Plains Art Museum's Indigenous Art Fair in 2021.
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Take in the artwork and crafts of more than 30 regional makers at the Indigenous Art Fair Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Plains Art Museum . Painters, printmakers, jewelers, sewers, quill and beadworkers and more will show and sell their handiwork from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested in a piece? Take advantage of the opportunity to ask the artist questions. Print your own T-shirt with artist John Cox using a design by former visiting artist John Hitchcock. At 1 p.m. see and hear the Buffalo Rivers Singers and Dancers. This event is free and open to the public.

‘A Year with Frog and Toad’

Saturday

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A scene from MSUM's "A Year with Frog and Toad."
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The Frog and Toad children stories come to the Hansen Theatre stage Saturday afternoon, Nov. 19, at the Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University Moorhead. “A Year with Frog and Toad” is a children’s theater look at the two old friends , the nervous Toad and the bubbly Frog and how they are there for each other through the seasons. Students present this fun musical at 1 and 4 p.m. The one-hour family-friendly shows are free and open to the public, but you can reserve your tickets at mnstate.edu/tickets .

FM Kicks Band

Saturday

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The Kicks Band of Fargo Moorhead.
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The FM Kicks Band is known for honoring jazz greats , but in their show Saturday, Nov. 19, the group pays tribute to local composers and arrangers. The show, called simply, “Originals,” features pieces by players past and present like Ed Christianson, Allen Carter, Russ Peterson, Dave Zielinski, Race Hoglund, Ken Jimenez, Ralph Mutchlerm Orv Eidem and more. There is a $20 ticket for this all-ages show .

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