Fight the cold weather with silent films and heart-warming music (Nov. 2, 2017)

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Buster Keaton will be featured in the Fargo Theatre's Silent Movie Night Friday and Saturday. Special to The Forum
Buster Keaton will be featured in the Fargo Theatre's Silent Movie Night Friday and Saturday. Special to The Forum

Some interesting concerts mark the calendar this weekend so warm up in this cool weather by carrying a song in your heart.

1. Kim Park Nelson


Following the Korean war, adoptions of Korean children was highest per capita in Minnesota. Kim Park Nelson explored the stories of those brought to a new country in her book, "Invisible Asians: Korean American Adoptees, Asian American Experiences, and Racial Exceptionalism." The Minnesota State University Moorhead professor will share stories from the book and discuss the experience and perspective of some of these adoptees tonight at the Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St., S. The talk, which is free and open to the public, starts at 6:30 p.m., (218) 233-3757.

2. Claudia Schmidt



If the cool temps have you wanting more winter, check out Claudia Schmidt's show tonight at Rustic Oaks, 12155 3rd St. S., Moorhead. The singer/songwriter's latest disc, her 22nd, is an ode to the coldest months, called "Hark the Dark". Mixing originals with a standard or two-"I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm"-she swings from folk to jazz. The evening starts with a meet and greet from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the concert. Tickets are $15. .

3. Silent Movie Night

Friday & Saturday

On the same day that "Thor: Ragnarok" becomes the latest blockbuster to open at cineplexes around the country, the Fargo Theatre, 14 Broadway, N., pays tribute to the good old days of filmmaking with the annual Silent Movie Night. The two-day ode to the early years of the silver screen with classic films by comics Buster Keaton and Laurel & Hardy as well as music from the Fargo Theatre Big Band All-Stars and a live musical soundtrack played on Fargo's own Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ by local musician Lance Johnson. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door., (701) 239-8385.

4. FM Kicks Band Fall Concert


Trollwood Performing Arts School, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead, will be swinging Friday night with the FM Kicks Band Fall Concert. The group will keep it loose with classic and contemporary big band numbers by everyone from Duke Ellington to Michael Buble and many more. The beat drops at 7:30 p.m., with tickets available at the door from $5 for students to $10 for adults.


5. Boston Brass


As boisterous as the city it calls home, Boston Brass is a force to be heard. The quintet brings their rollicking horn assault to the Gaede Stage, Minnesota State University Moorhead, at 3 p.m., Saturday, for a clinic and a performance. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For a free ticket, go to , or call the MSUM Box Office at (218) 477-2271.

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