Rodeo, reading, art and more this weekend (March 22, 2018)
1 Matthew ValanTonightThe long-time pastor at the Lutheran Church of Christ the King in Moorhead, Matthew Valan is used to sharing the good word. He shares some painful and hopeful words tonight when he reads from his new book, "Sister Secrets: A...
1. Matthew Valan
The long-time pastor at the Lutheran Church of Christ the King in Moorhead, Matthew Valan is used to sharing the good word. He shares some painful and hopeful words tonight when he reads from his new book, "Sister Secrets: A Brother's Reveal," at Zandbroz Variety, 420 Broadway, Fargo. The author discusses some dark chapters in his family's history of mental illness which left one sister dead and another in jail for killing her husband. This free event starts at 6:30 p.m. Call (701) 239-4729 for more information.
2. Kay Ornberg
Friday and Sunday
Long a regular fixture of downtown Fargo galleries, Kay Ornberg gets a little more space for her new show, "The Human Figure and My Rural Surroundings," opening this weekend at the Rourke Art Gallery + Museum, 521 Main Ave., Moorhead. The Rollag, Minn., artist focuses mostly on the human body and her deft touch with watercolors wonderfully reflects the gracefulness of the flesh and form. The show opens Friday with a member's reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. that night and a public opening reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, with the artist speaking at 2. www.therourke.org/, (218) 236-8861.
3. PRCA Championship Rodeo
Friday and Saturday
Get ready to take in some of the finest horse riding and roping in the country with this weekend's PRCA Championship Rodeo at the Fargodome, 1800 University Dr., N. More than 200 contestants, including Ty Breuer of Mandan, N.D., Dusty Hausauer of Dickinson, N.D., and Brett Stall of Detroit Lakes, Minn., will saddle up for the competitions.The action starts at 7:30, Friday and Saturday night. Tickets range from $10 to $35 and increase $5 the day of the shows. fargodome.com, (701) 241-9100.
4. Moorhead Ice Show
Friday - Sunday
If the Olympics left you wanting more figure skating, make your way over to the Moorhead Sports Arena, 324 24th St. S., for the annual Moorhead Ice Show. The program features skaters of all talent levels including nationally ranked skater Tim Dolensky. Performances start at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets cost $5 for ages 3 to 11 and $8 for ages 12 and older. www.cityofmoorhead.com/home.
5. The Great Winter Crow Show
Every other year area artists dive deep into the stories and superstitions surrounding the mysterious bird for The Great Winter Crow Show. The biennial invitational takes lots of looks at the characteristics-both real and fictional-of the black bird for an exhibit that always offers something new, from drawings, paintings and prints to even poetry and even wearable art. A free reception starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday with the artists' talks at 6 at The Spirit Room, 111 Broadway, Fargo. www.spiritroom.net, (701) 237-0230.
Friday - Sunday
Sure, you can sit in your man cave and crank your favorite tunes, but if you ever wanted to dim the lights and really see the music, check out Laserfest this weekend. The Minnesota State University Moorhead planetarium's grooviest show of the year lights up your favorite artists, from The Beatles to Beyonce, Led Zeppelin to Lady Gaga and, of course, lots of Pink Floyd. Check out the hourly schedule to see which artist you want to see illuminated. Tickets are $8, $5 for students, seniors and kids. www.mnstate.edu/laser .