Rock into summer with some weekend fun

Looking for something to do around Fargo-Moorhead? Here are 4 ideas to get you out and about.

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Halestorm will play Bluestem Amphitheater on Saturday night, May 28.

Dennis Terhark

Thursday, May 26

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Dennis Terhark's paintings are on display at The Spirit Room.
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One of the sights of summer is the large white pelicans in the lakes area. The great birds have interested area artist Dennis Terhark, whose new show, “Unframed,” at the Spirit Room in downtown Fargo is a celebration of the waterbird. Hear the former sign painter talk about his art and his fascination with his subject during an opening from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. The event is free and open to the public and will also be livestreamed on the Spirit Room’s Facebook page.


Friday, May 27

Rock band 311 will perform May 27 at Fargo Brewing Co.
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For a band from Omaha, Neb., 311 is best known for mixing reggae into its mix of funk, rap and rock . The group made its mark in 1996 with the rocker “Down” and the Island-influenced “All Mixed Up.” They even mashed up reggae and Robert Smith for a cover of "Love Song." Hear them all when 311 takes the stage at Fargo Brewing on Friday night. The ID-only show starts at 7 p.m. with opener Teenage Wrist. Tickets range from $39.50 to $79, plus fees.



Saturday, May 28

The last time Halestorm played Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead was four years ago opening for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. The hard-rocking group, fronted by singer and guitarist Lizzy Hale, is headlining this time around, touring behind the band's just-released fifth album, “Back from the Dead,” including the title track and the anthemic “The Steeple.” Hear these and hits like “I Get Off,” “I Miss the Misery,” “Here’s to Us” and more on Saturday night at Bluestem. You can also check out what Stone Temple Pilots sounds like after Scott Weiland, with Jeff Gutt on lead vocals. Southern rockers Black Stone Cherry will openb the show at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $39.50 to $85, plus fees.

Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site opening Day


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Fort Abercrombie.
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History never rests, but sometimes historical sites need to. The Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site opens for the season on Saturday with a presentation by the 5th Minnesota Infantry Co. D. Civil War Reenactment Unit exhibiting drills and training from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can participate in drills and see what life was like at the fort in the mid-1800s. Guided tours are available ranging from $3 to $8.

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