Chill out this weekend with a polar explorer, the FM Symphony, Hairball, a boat show and more
Lonnie Dupre highlights a weekend full of fun events.
Red River Valley Boat & Marine Products Show
Friday - Sunday
It’s cold and getting colder, but summer is in sight this weekend when the 31st Annual Red River Valley Boat & Marine Products Show docks at the Fargodome. Friday through Saturday lake-faring captains of all kinds of vessels can gander at their dream machines. Whether you’re an aspiring angler or part of a water skiing family or just looking to float around on a pontoon, you’ll enjoy looking at the possibilities of spending the upcoming warm months on the water. The show is open from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $2.50 for kids 6 to 12 and $10 for adults.
You know who doesn’t mind the cold? Polar explorer and mountaineer Lonnie Dupre . The Minnesotan visits the Moorhead Public Library at 2 p.m. Saturday to talk about his various expeditions and life out in the frigid elements. Last year Dupre spent most of the winter months in Greenland working on a documentary so he may offer an update on that project. This event is free and open to the public.
Are you ready to rock? Hairball returns with its lineup of hard-rocking anthems and power ballads stretching back to the 1970s. It may not be the same as seeing any of the actual bands in their prime, but this tribute band picks the best of the best and puts on a stage show that rivals what most bands could do 30 years ago. Lighters go up at 7 p.m. at Scheels Arena . Tickets are $29. scheelsarena.com.
FM Symphony Orchestra
Saturday & Sunday
There will be a lot to take in at this weekend’s Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra concerts . The centerpiece is FMSO concertmaster Sonja Bosca-Harasim as the featured soloist on Jaako Kuuisto’s “Violin Concerto.” The violinist plays tribute to her late Finnish counterpart who died last year from brain cancer at 48. The show opens up looking at the future with the Fargo-Moorhead Area Youth Symphony playing side-by-side with the FMSO on Jennifer Higdon’s “Blue Cathedral,” complete with tuned water goblets. This dynamic concert ends with Dimitri Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 5.” Show times are 7:30 p.m., Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, with music director Christopher Zimmerman giving pre-show talks 45 minutes before performances. Tickets range from $14 to $50. fmsymphony.org .
Brad Bachmeier & Zhimin Guan
Artists Brad Bachmeier and Zhimin Guan have more in common than both teaching at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Both are inspired by the land around them, which is on display in their new joint exhibit, “Convergence/Transcendence” at the Rourke Art Gallery + Museum in Moorhead. The pair even teamed up with Guan painting a landscape on one of potter Bachmeier’s thrown vases. The artists will talk about their individual styles as well as how they work together in a gallery talk at 2 p.m. Sunday. This event is free and open to the public. therourke.org.