Music, markets and murders come to Fargo this weekend

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

Zach Thomas plays Grand Ole Brewery on Friday night, March 4, at Fargo Brewing Co.
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Grand Ole Brewery

Friday, March 4

Kick up your heels Friday night at Fargo Brewing Co. and listen to some of the best country acts in the area. Hosted by DJ Travis Hopkins and singer-songwriter Gina Powers, the Grand Ole Brewery show features sets from rising stars like Zach Thomas, Brianna Helbling, Bryan Loweree, The Jensen Sisters, Aaron Simmons, Nattie Jean, David Allen and Annabelle Maher. The show will also benefit the Landon’s Light Foundation with a freewill donation. Music starts at 7 p.m. for this ID-only show. Tickets are $10 at or by calling 866-300-8300.

Red River Winter Market

Saturday, March 5

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A sampling of food from Saigon Kuisine.
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The Red River Market is a highlight of summer, but shoppers can get a taste for the popular outdoor event even in March. Organizers are hosting the Red River Winter Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at West Acres. The event will feature more than 30 vendors, including food from Saigon Kuisine (pictured), Casa Delicia Eatery, ADIBON and Ade’s Cuisine. The event will also include Matty J and Jade Teather.

'Midwest Murder' Podcast



Jonah Lantto and Dawn Palumbo at a recording of "Midwest Murders" at DCR Brewing in December.
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True crime podcasts are booming with more listeners than ever. If you ever wanted to see how a show comes together, " Midwest Murder" will record an episode Saturday night at DCR Brewing Co. in Fargo . Hosts Jonah Lantto and Dawn Palumbo will discuss all of the grisly details of a regional murder, though the Minot, N.D., podcasters don’t divulge which case they’ll open beforehand. After the case is finished, they’ll open the floor to questions. This ID-only show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 at .

Fargo-Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies

Sunday, March 6

Violinist Amy Hong.

For 50 years, the Fargo-Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies have given gifted young musicians a stage. This Sunday, the symphony orchestra will step into the spotlight with its show, Rhythm and Rock. The gig highlights Founder’s Concerto Competition winner violinist Amy Hong, and brings in Fargo-Moorhead's favorite band, Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome, for extra depth. Music starts at 4 p.m. in Festival Concert Hall at North Dakota State University. Tickets range from $5 to $15, and masks are required. Tickets are available at or at the door.

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