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If you can't wait until Christmas day, unwrap these festive events today

Lance Johnson plays the Wurlitzer organ during a noon concert at the Fargo Theatre. Forum file photo
The Fargo Theatre hosts its free noon Holiday Pipes concerts this week.
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Holiday Pipes

Thursday & Friday

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Dillon Swanson, seen here playing at Trinity Lutheran Church, plays the Mighty Wurlitzer at the Fargo Theatre Thursday at noon.
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If you need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of these last hectic days before Christmas, spend your lunch hour in the Fargo Theatre for some cheer reinforcements. The annual noontime Holiday Pipes concerts feature a different player at the Might Wurlitzer each workday. On Thursday it's Dillon J. Swanson’s turn to bring the cheer and Saturday will feature a carol sing-along. All shows are free, though guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be located to the food pantry.

Holiday jazz


Kathie Brekke
Singer Kathie Brekke.

As far as traditions go, the pre-Christmas jazz set at the Delta Hotel by Marriott Fargo is a relatively recent one, but a notable one all the same. Singer Kathie Brekke and her 42nd Street Band have a standing gig for Thursdays at Urban 42, but this week they will swing through some seasonal selections. In the spirit of the holidays, they may even bring up a special friend or two. Music starts at 7 p.m.


Symphony Brass Holiday Bash


Symphony Brass Holiday Bash will be at the Armory Event Center this year.

Strike up the band. Ring in the holidays with friends, family and the Symphony Brass Holiday Bash . Trumpet, trombone, horn and tuba players, with percussionists, will play seasonal favorite songs in a jingling, mingling atmosphere at the Armory Event Center in Moorhead . Find a place to sit or work the room and be merry with a full bar and appetizers at this swinging, seasonal cocktail party. General admission tickets are $60 or $550 for a table with a bottle of champagne.

The dance floor before Christmas Eve


If you are looking to reconnect with friends back in town for the holidays or just need to blow off some stress-induced steam, may we suggest a night of dancing? Friday night will be a big night at the bars, but two are doing something special. From 7 to 10 p.m., Front Street Tap Room hosts Christmas Adam Party , named because Adam came before Eve. DJ 1PrettyRicky brings the room to life with some cool Yule tunes. A couple of blocks north on Broadway at 10 p.m., t he Aquarium hosts The Nightclub Before Christmas featuring DJ Cav spinning jingle bell bangers and other tunes to bring you to the dance floor. Both events are free and ID-only.

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