Four things to do this weekend in Fargo-Moorhead (March 2, 2017)
FARGO-Are you over winter? Fighting a bit of spring fever? These events will get you fired up.NDSU Press PartyTonightNorth Dakota State University and the Institute for Regional Studies celebrate their latest releases under the NDSU Press imprint...
FARGO-Are you over winter? Fighting a bit of spring fever? These events will get you fired up.
NDSU Press Party
North Dakota State University and the Institute for Regional Studies celebrate their latest releases under the NDSU Press imprint with a party and reading tonight. Formerly known as the Institute for Regional Studies Press, the publishing house releases around 10 books a year, all relating to life on the Northern Plains.
This year's crop includes a new collection of poetry by North Dakota poet Laureate Larry Woiwode, printed by NDSU students on a letterpress. Another standout project is, "Derby Girl: A Memoir," Sammi Jones' account of rolling with the Fargo-Moorhead Derby Girls while getting her MFA at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Other authors, including Robert Groves, John K. Cox, Timothy Murphy, William C. Sherman and Thomas D. Isern have been invited to read.
The free event, which includes refreshments and music by Cat Sank Trio, runs from 7 to 9 p.m., today, at the Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center, 1241 Dr. N., Fargo.
Red River Winter Market
Not much grows in winter, but that's not stopping the Red River Market from inviting local vendors to show their stuff. Don't expect much for fresh crops, but rather the product from last year's harvest, with offerings from Off the Deck Hot Sauce, Three Bears Honey, Jen's Breads and Cookies, At Home Bakery, Fargo Brewing, 20 Below Coffee and more. Enjoy exotic bites from African Express and Everest Tikka House and crafts from Must Love Beads, Wuve and more.
Saturday's market is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stone Building (former Avalon), 613 1st Ave. N., Fargo. https://www.redriver.market .
If you have spring fever, blow off some steam Saturday night with Hairball at the Fargo Civic Center, 207 4th St. N., Fargo. A celebration of hard rock of the 1970s and '80s-complete with big hair, tight pants, blistering guitar solos and howling vocals-Hairball is less a flashback than a musical time machine. Step up and rock out to the likes of Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, Twisted Sister and more.
Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of the show. http://jadepresents.com , or (800) 745-3000.
Get your groove on Friday night when electronic artist Manic Focus throws down the beats at Sanctuary Events Center, 670 4th Ave., N., Fargo. John "JmaC" McCarten mixes the rhythm of blues, the heart of soul and the bumpin' bass of hip-hop into a dance-floor ready mix just waiting for a body to shake.
Music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets for this all ages show are $17 in advance, $20 the day of the show. http://jadepresents.com , or (800) 300-8300.