These events will give you something to think about this weekend

From cultural art to classic films, short plays and musical jams, this weekend is packed with fun events.

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Fali's digital photomontage, "The Truth," is part of the North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival.
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North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival


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Agnes Woodward's "Still Here."
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The North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festiv al kicks off Thursday, Jan. 19, with an exhibit at the Plains Art Museum through the end of the month. The show features a wide array of artistic statements on human rights and social justice issues throughout the world. The works were created by 75 artists in medium ranging from painting, drawing, sculpture and film. Meet some of the artists at a reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

‘The Birds’


THE BIRDS, 1963.
The 1963 poster for Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds."

The Fargo Theatre is going to “The Birds” this Thursday. As part of the Classic Film Series the Fargo is screening Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 super natural horror film. The iconic movie explores themes of love, entrapment and nature with the director’s signature brand of tension. The movie was the debut of Minneapolis actress Tipi Hedren. The film starts at 7:30 p.m., with $5 admission.

10 Minute Plays

Friday and Saturday


The Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead will host 10-minute plays as part of the Frostival celebration.
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Not all of the Frostival fun is for the active. The next two weekends sit back in the cozy confines of the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre in the Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead and take in 10 Minute Plays. This theatrical festival of the short and sweet packs six 10-minute acts in each night. FMCT cast and crew present works from across the country, including Fargo’s own Ariel Wethern. If you like what you see Friday and Saturday come back next weekend for six different short plays. Tickets are $10 at

Matty J


Fargo guitarist Matty J
Fargo guitarist Matty J.
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The Aquarium and Dempseys will be rocking Friday night when a handful of local acts shine on the stages. Upstairs in The Aquarium, Matty J headlines a night of fellow local guitar heroes , backed by his own Mudhole Stompers. Known for his work with Hiahli, Matty J (Johnson) will switch gears to show off his country chops with a night of honky tonk. The bill also features the Pat Lenertz Band featuring Dan Brekke and openers the Significant Others. Music starts at 9 p.m. with a $7 cover. If you’re in more of a horn mood, check out Brass Intereference’s trumpet, trombone and saxophone twist to contemporary hits starting at 10 p.m. in Dempsey's.

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