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Weekend fun for dummies: Plenty of events to choose from around Fargo-Moorhead

Jeff Dunham (right) and his dummy Walter. Special to The Forum
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Whether you want to be active in the great outdoors or be active inside, there are plenty of fun events happening this weekend around Fargo-Moorhead.

Jeff Dunham

Friday, Jan. 25

Fans of Jeff Dunham know what’s in store at a live performance: There will be a little stand-up, and appearances by a lot of his puppet friends like Walter, Bubba J, Peanut, Achmed the Dead Terrorist and Little Jeff. According to a news release, the ventriloquist may be bringing a new dummy to the bunch when he plays Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S., Fargo, on Friday. Some shows on his current “Passive Aggressive” tour have included a jittery coffee drinker, and he’s also been working on conjoined twins, Rich and Happy, and a Trump adviser named Larry. The show starts at 7 p.m., with tickets selling for $52.50;  or 800-745-3000.

The Human Element releases its new album, "Reflections in the Dark". Special to The Forum


The Human Element


Developing from a side project to a full-fledged band, The Human Element have become a staple of the local music scene over the past few years. The quartet has taken the next step by recording a new album, “Reflections in the Dark.” The group celebrates with a release party Friday night at The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N., Fargo. Music starts at 10 p.m. with an $8 cover for this ID-only show.


Friday through Sunday, Jan. 27

If you want to take part in Frostival but want to do it indoors, get a taste for the power of a big gig at Minnesota State University Moorhead's fifth annual Laserfest at the MSUM Planetarium located in Bridges Hall. Starting Friday and continuing through Sunday, rock fans can hear their favorite music like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Metallica, Pink Floyd and more accompanied by a killer light show. Tickets are $5 and $8. For a complete schedule of the 50-minute shows, go to .

Participants at the start of the 2016 B-B-BRRR Winter Classic Bike Race in Fargo along the Red River. Forum file photo

B-B-Brrr Winter Classic


Sunday will be an ice day for a bike ride. The annual B-B-Brrr (Border Battle Bike Race on the Red River) Winter Classic rolls out at Wildflower Park, just south of Fargo's Oak Grove Park, on Sunday afternoon, with dozens of daring winter cyclists bundling up to pedal up hills, through snow and even over the frozen Red River. Register before noon on Sunday and be ready to ride at 1:30 p.m.;


Meandering Hike Along the Red


If you want to spend some constructive time outside this weekend but don’t want to compete at Frostival or gear up for the B-B-Brrr Winter Classic, maybe a long walk in nature is more your speed. See the sites along the Red River from a wintry perspective on an event organizers are calling Meandering Hike Along the Red. Winter hikers dressed for the weather will meet in the parking lot of Divots at Edgewood, 19 Golf Course Road, Fargo, and follow the river’s turns through two oxbows on the lookout for deer, beaver and various birds. For more information, go to .

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