Sink your teeth into summer fun this weekend in Fargo-Moorhead
Looking for something to do around town? Here are 6 ideas to get you out and about.
Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome
Thursday, June 23
If the recent hot weather has made you reluctant to leave the house, the Moorhead Public Library has a good reason to get out this Thursday. The library kicks off its Summer Concert Series with a bang as Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome busts out some of the greatest pop, rock, R&B, soul and funk hits from the last 60 years. The free concert starts at 7 p.m. in the library’s parking lot, but festivities, including food trucks and activities for kids, start at 5:30 p.m. Guests are invited to bring a lawn chair.
Folkways Night Bazaar
If the Red River Market is the cultural highlight of your weekend, Thursday’s Folkways Night Bazaar at Broadway Square will give you a taste of the fun to come. While the market won’t open until July 9, organizers have lined up some of the musicians, artists, performers and food trucks that have made the Saturday event a hit. Things start at 6 p.m. with food from Ade’s Cuisine, Michele’s Table, Milk Made, Saigon Kuisine and Windsor Waffles, Prairie Cakes and Botanicals and Treat Theater, with more than 20 arts and crafts vendors lining the street. Entertainment starts at 6:30 with yo-yo master John Narum, followed by 15-minute performances by FM Ballet, Honeysuckle Hooping and The Krownz Dance Crew while DJ Chalupa spins discs from 6-10.
You have to live up to a name like Chase Rice, and the country singer is doing just that. After playing linebacker for the University of North Carolina, and then working pit crews for NASCAR drivers Ryan Newman and Jimmie Johnson, Rice was a contestant on “Survivor: Nicaragua” in 2010. That would be enough to make anyone the most interesting person at the bar, but Rice focused on music, co-wrote the chart-topping country song “Cruise” for Florida Georgia Line and kicked off his own career with hits “Ready Set Roll,” “Gonna Wanna Tonight,” “Eyes on You” and “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.” The singer brings the hits to an outdoor show at Fargo Brewing on Thursday night. Alexandra Kay and Brianna Helbling open this ID-only show at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $85; 866-300-8300 and jadepresents.com .
Fargo Food Truck Festival
Friday, June 24, through Sunday, June 26
Sink your teeth into all things fried, savory and sweet this weekend at the Fargo Food Truck Festival . From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, about a dozen mobile restaurants from around the area will set up in the Fargo Elk’s Lodge parking lot. Vendors include Northern Brain Freeze, The Brunch Bunch, Deep Fried Pickles, Sweet Dreams Mini Donuts, Fargo Fillies, Darrell’s Brew ‘n’ Que and more. Stick around for music from 7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday with Rhyme or Reason and Raw Sugar. This weekend’s event is a preview of the larger annual fest Aug. 12-14 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds.
Saturday, June 25
Act Up Theatre is double-dipping over the next week with two musicals. The socially conscious troupe’s main summer performance, “Dogfight,” opens Tuesday , but don’t overlook Saturday’s staged reading of a new work, “Relapse.” Inspired by his personal experiences, Alex Church’s rock musical takes a deep dive looking at addiction and the different ways it affects not just those suffering from the illness but all of those there to help. The free show starts at 7:30 p.m. in Minnesota State University Moorhead's Fox Recital Hall.
Saturday & Sunday
While “Jurassic World: Dominion” is tearing it up at the box office, Jurassic Quest will be leaving its mark on Scheels Arena this weekend . The animatronic event allows people to see firsthand how dinosaurs looked and moved. You can also play paleontologist and dig for dinosaur fossils or explore a dino-themed playground. Pick a time from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. to take your prehistoric tour. Tickets range from $26 to $40.