Winter fun is just heating up
There are no winter blahs in the area this weekend with plenty of fun events to check out.
Fight the Frost
Friday - Sunday
It may be cold outside, but things are really heating up inside the Fargodome, 1800 University Dr., N. The venue hosts Fight the Frost this weekend, giving kids a place to burn off some energy and shake the winter blahs. The event includes more than 30 inflatable features, including eight obstacle courses and a kiddie land set up around the floor of the Dome, giving children plenty of room to play. More activities, like Archery Tag, dodgeball and mini golf will be located on other levels of the building. The fun runs from noon to 9 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and noon to 6 p.m., Sunday. Tickets for attractions range from $7 to $15. fightthefrost.com/fargo
It’s still not too late to celebrate the New Year. Rescheduled because of weather, the New Year’s Eve Powwow gets going this Saturday at the Fargo Civic Center, 207 4th St., N. The grand entry starts at 1 p.m., and the day-long event includes drum groups, dancing, potato sack races and an evening meal provided. The family-friendly event is open to the public, alcohol-free and, yes, there will be a balloon drop before the party wraps up at 9 p.m. (701) 403-4189.
‘Wasted! The Story of Food Waste’
The foodie culture has expanded the focus to not only on what we eat, but what is left behind. The film, “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” looks at the impact of all the unconsumed meals, leftovers and scraps and how they could be put to a better use. The film was produced by the late Anthony Bourdain and features chefs like Mario Batali and Massimo Bottura and Dan Barber talking about the importance of unused food. The Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society hosts a free screening at 2 p.m., Sunday, at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, with a panel discussion to follow. (701) 239-8385.
Tim Sparks & James Buckley
Over the years guitarist Tim Sparks has swung from one musical project to another with the one similarity being his finger-picking style of guitar playing. He’s taken everything from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” to avant-garde sax compositions to Klezmer and arranged them for the six string. His latest, “Juke Box Dreamin’,” teams him up with bassist James Buckley to parlay country, rock, pop and soul hits to be picked and plucked. Hear their take on instrumental tunes as diverse as Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried” and Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” get jazz makeovers when the dup play Junkyard Brewing Company, 1416 1st Ave N., Moorhead, from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday. www.junkyardbeer.com , (701) 936-5545