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Comedy and concerts fill the calendar this weekend in Fargo-Moorhead

Looking for something to do around town? Here are 7 ideas to get you out and about.

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Whose Live Anyway comes to the Fargo Theatre on Saturday night, April 9.
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‘Almost, Maine’

Thursday, April 7, through Sunday, April 10

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A scene from Concordia College's production of "Almost, Maine."
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Since it premiered in 2004, John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine” has become one of the most produced plays in the country, popular for its minimal sets and maximum potential for emotional impact. Set on a cold night as residents in the small town gather to take in the northern lights, relationships take flight and crash and try again through a series of nine vignettes. The results are comic, touching, odd and absurd and leave the audiences considering what love has in everyday life. Concordia College students stage the comedy this weekend in the Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $5 to $10.

‘The Church Basement Ladies’

Friday, April 8

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"The Church Basement Ladies" return to the Fargo Theatre.
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It’s hard to believe "Church Basement Ladies" is 20 years old. In some ways it feels older, perhaps in part because it is set in the mid-1960s and was based on the 1997 book, “Growing up Lutheran.” Or maybe because there have been seven sequels, ensuring a show is always in production. The original story sets up at the Fargo Theatre on Friday night , telling the tale of Vivian, Mavis, Karin and Signe, those “Steel Magnolias” of the stove, as they solve parish problems big and small with extra helpings of hotdish and humor. The laughs start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39.50 plus fees at jadepresents.com or 866-300-8300.

Eli Young Band

Saturday, April 9

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Eli Young Band plays Sanctuary Events Center on Saturday night, April 9.
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One of the biggest bands in country music over the last decade, the Eli Young Band returns to town to play Sanctuary Events Center on Saturday night. The group will play a mix of its biggest hits — “Crazy Girl," “Even if It Breaks Your Heart,” “Drunk Last Night” and “Love Ain’t” — along with some newer material, like their 2020 collaboration with Jimmy Buffett, “Saltwater Gospel,” and tunes from their upcoming album, “Love Talking.” Music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets for this ID-only show are $35 and $39, plus fees; 866-300-8300.

Third Coast Percussion

Saturday

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Third Coast Percussion plays Concordia College on Saturday night, April 9.
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Concordia College’s 30th Annual Day of Percussion ends with a bang. The Grammy-winning quartet Third Coast Percussion will show how it has been shaping the classical music landscape for years, fueled by curiosity and inspiration. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Auditorium on the Concordia campus. Tickets range from $10 to $20 for this show, but the rest of the Day of Percussion, starting at 8:30 a.m., including the 4 p.m. marimba concert, is free and open to the public; 218-299-4366.

FM Symphony

Saturday & Sunday

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Violinist Tai Murray is the guest soloist at this weekend's performances by the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra.
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Winter is over and the FM Symphony is celebrating with a concert called The Beauty of Spring. The concert will feature works with seasonal themes, like Lili Boulanger’s “D'un matin de printemps (On a Spring Morning)” and Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony No. 1 in D Major.” The centerpiece will be violinist Tai Murray soloing on Ernest Chausson’s “Poème, Op. 25.” The music starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Festival Concert Hall at North Dakota State University. Tickets range from $32 to $50; 701-478-3676.

Whose Live Anyway

Saturday
You know the improv comedy game show “Whose Line is It Anyway.” Now you can see the how the jokes come together in real time with a live performance of Whose Live Anyway on Saturday night at the Fargo Theatre . Comedians Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff Davis and Joel Murray will start from scratch and create bits as they go, bringing audiences along on their humorous, unexpected journey to make jokes. The laughs start at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $39 to $69, plus fees; 866-300-8300.

John Scott Postovit

Sunday

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John Scott Postovit's pastel drawing, "Master of Fox".
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What better time than spring for Jon Scott Postovit’s new show, “A New Bestiary”? The Fargo native returns to the Rourke Art Gallery + Museum in Moorhead with a new, colorful collection of pastel and charcoal drawings and his signature blend of fantasy and whimsy. Through his art, Postovit travels time and place to present anachronistic sites of fancy, and the new show won’t disappoint. The show opens Friday, with a reception scheduled 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, including a 2 p.m. gallery talk on Sunday; 218-236-8861.

For 20 years John Lamb has covered art, entertainment and lifestyle stories in the area for The Forum.
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