Step right up for the El Zagal Shrine Circus and more events this weekend

Fun events around town include an FM opera classic, a cat show and a female Led Zeppelin tribute act.

The El Zagal Shrine Circus returns to the Fargodome this weekend.
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Thursday - Saturday

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Stories from the local foster care community are highlighted in the new play, "Home" at NDSU.
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Tales from the Fargo-Moorhead foster care community come into the spotlight this weekend with the original play, “Home.” Written and directed by North Dakota State University professor Marc Devine, the work is based on interviews with those living and working in the local foster care system to present a multi-level look at what life is like for those exploring what “family” and “home” mean. The show runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and again April 5 and 6 at NDSU’s Memorial Union Gallery. Tickets range from $10 to $20.

El Zagal Shrine Circus

Friday - Sunday

The El Zagal Shrine Circus rolls into the Fargodome this weekend.
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“The big top” will be in the Fargodome this weekend when the El Zagal Shrine Circus sets up for six shows of family fun. The shows present human daredevils doing death-defying feats, acrobats, high-flying entertainment, exotic animals and more clowns than you can cram into a compact car. Tickets are available at and range from $14 to $19.

'La Bohème'

Friday & Saturday


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Sarah Tucker and Joshua Kohl star in FM Opera's "La Bohème".
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For his final year as Executive Director of Fargo-Moorhead Opera, David Hamilton got to pick the season and selected his favorites, “Marriage of Figaro” last fall and “La Bohème” this weekend. What Hamilton hadn’t counted on was that he’d be called to replace ill singers in each show. Making her local debut will be star Sarah Tucker, alongside Joshua Kohl and members of this year’s Gate City Bank Young Artist program, Lisa Buhelos and Gerard Moon in this tragic story of love and art. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Festival Concert hall, North Dakota State University. Tickets range from $10 to $80 from

Minn-Kota Feline Club Cat Show

Saturday & Sunday

The Minn-Kota Feline Club Cat Show will be Saturday and Sunday at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo.
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The Hartl Building at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo is getting catty this weekend with the Minn-Kota Feline Club’s American Cat Fanciers Purebred and Household Pet Cat Show. See a variety of cats on display and check out goods from a number of vendors. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $6 and $8 and free for children under 6.



Zepp it up this Saturday with the all-female Led Zeppelin tribute act, Zepperella. The quartet cranks out all of the iconic guitar riffs, vocal wails, drum solos and thunderous basslines of the original lineup. The classic rock starts at 8 p.m. at the Fargo Theatre. Tickets are still available for $29.50 at

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