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November art events to check out around Fargo-Moorhead

From an homage to veterans to a comedian at the Fargo Theatre, there's something for everyone, according to The Arts Partnership.

Plains Art Museum will host Kid Quest this month. Photo courtesy of Plains Art Museum / Special to The Forum

The November arts scene in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo metro area starts with some Halloween leftovers and ends by kicking off some appetizing holiday events.

Our list of must-see-must-dos for the month include everything from an homage to veterans at the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County to comedian Jo Koy (Chelsea Handler’s new-ish beau) at The Fargo Theatre.

In between all that, of course, are impressive acts of music, art and inspiration from artists and arts organizations focused on putting the “in-person” back in events after almost two years of COVID-19 restrictions.

“While we’re not fully back to ‘normal’ yet, we’re delighted to see many seasonal and new events kicking off in person after so many months of virtual performances,” says The Arts Partnership President and CEO Dayna Del Val. “We hope it’s a trend on the upward for the months to come.”

Although this article is not an exhaustive list of art events for November, we’re busting out a mostly complete calendar online at The Arts Partnership . Check back often for updates and subscribe to the newsletter if you want info delivered to your inbox.


NDSU Memorial Union Gallery

What: "Bring Her Home"

When: 4-7 p.m. Nov. 2

Info: This exhibit investigates the 1975 events that culminated in an artwork stolen from the NDSU Collection;

The Human Family and ND Human Rights Coalition

Courtesy of the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival & Summit / Special to The Forum

What: North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival and Summit

When: Nov. 2-6

Info: The Human Family is partnering with the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition to integrate their 12th Annual Human Rights Summit with educational filmmaking workshops and seminars at the Plains Art Museum in the morning. Film screenings and community discussions will continue into the afternoon and evenings at the Fargo Theatre ;


The Spirit Room

What: "Contaminated Nightmares" reception

When: 5 p.m. Nov. 7

Info: Adam Bursack's “Contaminated Nightmares” is a collection of mixed-media pieces exploring dark, grungy undertones with a harmonious finish;

The Rourke Art Gallery + Museum

Rourke Art Gallery + Museum is once again hosting its "Art Ghoullery" exhibit. Special to The Forum

What: "Art Ghoullery IV: The Fantastic and the Frightening"

When: through Nov. 7



Plains Art Museum

What: Kid Quest: Over then Under

When: 1-4 p.m. Nov. 6

Info: Go through the process of a textile artist and discover how you can create artwork again and again. Kid Quest is a free program designed for the whole family to explore and create at their own pace. Each month has a unique theme with new artwork to explore and art projects to create;

Fargo Theatre

Jo Koy will perform Nov. 6, 2021, at the Fargo Theatre. Special to The Forum
Jo Koy

What: Jo Koy

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6


The Fargo Theatre is once again hosting its Classic Film Series. Courtesy of the Fargo Theatre / Special to The Forum

What: “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16


What: Christmas & More with Daniel O’Donnell

When: 8 p.m. Nov. 21


Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County

One of the paintings in the "Warriors in the North" exhibit. Courtesy of HCSCC / Special to The Forum

What: "Warriors in the North: Healing through Art" Veterans’ Performance Showcase

When: 6-10 p.m. Nov. 10

Info: The Veterans' Performance Showcase is a free public reception featuring performances of "Warriors in the North" writing and music projects at the Hjemkomst Center;

Fargo-Moorhead Opera

What: "Sakajawea: Woman of Many Names"

When: streaming through December


Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra

Amit Peled will perform Nov. 13 and 14 with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra. Photo courtesy of Amit Peled / Special to The Forum

What: Amit Peled cell performance

When: 7:30 pm. Nov. 13 and 2 p.m. Nov. 14

Info: Cellist Amit Peled comes to Fargo with his trademark charisma and talent. Originally scheduled to close out the 2019-20 season, Peled’s performance was canceled due to the pandemic, and he has agreed once again to perform with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony. The program includes works of Brahms and Dvořák, two of the many great 19th century European composers;

NDSU Opera

What: "Dido and Aeneas"

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20


Red River Zoo

What: Holiday Nights

When: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 26 and 27

Info: Stroll through a festively decorated zoo, enjoy free carousel rides, enter to win a PS5 in the "Spot the Elf" scavenger hunt; warm up at the campfire and s'mores station, enjoy special animal presentations and encounters, take part in snow sledding on the hill, and hydrate at a hot cocoa and cider stand;

Theatre B

What: "Yule B Jolly: A Holiday Cabaret"

When: Nov. 26 through Dec. 12

Info: After more than a year quarantined at the North Pole, the world’s most gregarious extravert is back, and the gift bags are bigger than ever. Join us for songs and stories with Santa as we celebrate the holiday season;

NDSU Performing Arts

What: Jazz Ensembles Concert

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30


This article is part of a content partnership with The Arts Partnership, a nonprofit organization cultivating the arts in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo. For more information, visit

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