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This weekend's events in Fargo-Moorhead include something country, crunchy and creative

Looking for something to do around town? Here are 3 ideas to get you out and about.

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John and T.J. Osborne.
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Brothers Osborne

Friday, June 17

Sibling acts in rock bands are pretty common — just look to the Beach Boys, BeeGees, Heart, AC/DC or the Allman Brothers to name a few. In country music, one band sticks out. Since debuting in 2013, Brothers Osborne have been working their way up the charts with songs like “Stay a Little Longer,” “It Ain’t My Fault” and “All Night.” Most recently “Younger Me” has been getting lots of attention, as it addresses singer T.J. Osborne’s earlier struggles with coming out as gay. He did so publicly in 2021, becoming the first openly gay artist on a major country label, and this year the tune won the duo their first Grammy. Hear all of their hits when they play Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead on Friday night . Music starts at 7 p.m. with Caitlyn Smith. Tickets range from $35 to $75 and are available at jadepresents.com and 866-300-8300.

Dia del Taco

Saturday, June 18

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Pico Food Truck, seen here at the 2019 event, has been at all of the Dia Del Taco Fests.
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There are two types of people in the world: those who like hard-shell tacos and those who like soft-shell tacos. Because everybody likes tacos. The tasty dish will be celebrated Saturday with the Fourth Annual Dia Del Taco Fest at Fargo Brewing Co. Eight vendors will offer up their best takes on the Mexican staple, from more traditional street food to fine dining influences, including smoked alligator or jackfruit for those that prefer vegetarian. There will also be four kinds of margaritas — including a caramelized pineapple and a chipotle sour — being served for those that want more than a cerveza. This ID-only event starts at 3 p.m. with a $12 admission, or $35 for access to the tequila tasting lounge; jadepresents.com and 866-300-8300.

The Rourke Midwestern

Saturday

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Jess Matson Fluto (left) and Amanda Heidt judged the 2019 Midwestern Exhibition at The Rourke Art Gallery + Museum.
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The Rourke Art Gallery + Museum knows how to throw itself a birthday party. Celebrating its 63rd anniversary, the organization marks it as it always does with the preview for the Midwestern, the invitational art exhibit. Around 100 artists with ties to the Moorhead organization have submitted works on the theme "Familiar Lands & Foreign Gates: The Hero's Journey." The show opens to the public on Sunday, June 19, but Saturday's preview will be packed with artists, including judges Susan Morrissey and Joel Hegerle serving as something of a multigenerational class reunion. Tickets for the preview are $15 for members and $30 for non-members. The show opens at 5:30 p.m. with the awards ceremony at 6:15, followed by a party in the courtyard.

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