Singing and swinging on the lineup for this weekend (Oct. 12, 2017)
Fargo-Moorhead will be singing, slinging and swinging this weekend with an array of interesting events.
1. Deuces Wild
Get your weekend off to a rollicking start with the return of Deuces Wild. This dueling pianos show mixes gives the cabaret treatment to jukebox favorites with more than a dash of comedy club laughs for one refreshing night on the town. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway. Tickets are $32, plus fees. https://jadepresents.com, (866) 300-8300.
2. The Big One Art & Craft Fair
Friday & Saturday
With the North Dakota State University Bison football team out of town this week, the Fargodome, 1800 University Dr., N., will be buzzing with a different energy this weekend. More than 320 artists, crafters and vendors from North Dakota and Minnesota will fill the Dome with goods for The Big One Art & Craft Fair. From wood furniture to hand-woven rugs, blankets to bread, the show has something for everyone. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday. fargodome.com, (701) 241 9100.
3. Symphony After Dark: Music of the Middle East
The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra rolls out an exciting new program this week called Symphony After Dark. With the organization's strong track record of bringing in world-class musicians from around the globe to play classical music, Saturday's concert features the music of the guest musicians' homelands. From Malek Jandali's haunting depiction of the refugee crisis in his native Syria to Ismail Lamanovski's virtuoustic take on Gypsy and Klezmer music and Erbek Eryilmaz's Turkish piano work, each will perform with the FMSO at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway. Tickets are $12 for students, $20 for adults. You can hear the musicians speak about their work at a special talk, Conversations with the Composers, at 7 p.m., tonight, at Sanctuary Events Center, 670 4th Ave., N., Fargo. www.fmsymphony.org/. (701) 478-3676.
4. Hipraks: Middle Eastern Dance Show
The Shimmy Sisters return this weekend with a little bit of magic. This year the belly-dancing troupe steps into the Halloween festivities and implementing some Tribal Fusion moves. The Hipraks: Middle Eastern Dance Show starts at 7 p.m., Saturday, at Dawson Hall, Bonanzaville, 1351 Main Ave., W., West Fargo. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults, includes entrance to Bonanzaville. (701) 388-4183
5. Bring the Sing
Let your voice be heard—in a musical way—this Saturday. As part of Minnesota Public Radio's 50th anniversary, the classical music channel is inviting all to Bring the Sing. You don't need to be in choir or even know how to read music, just as long as you have a will to lend your voice. Moorhead native Joe Osowski, director of choirs at St. Michael-Albertville High School, will lead the sing-along, which runs from 1 to 4 p.m.at the Centrum in the Knutson Campus Center, Concordia College. The event includes a rehearsal, a break in which singers can get to know each other and finally the performance. Register at classicalmpr.org/sing.
6. Old 97s
Dallas countrified rockers Old 97s pull into town this weekend for another set of hard-charging songs about love and loss often with a humors hook. Lead singer Rhett Miller has a way with words from the nervous energy of classics like "Timebomb" or the sublimely romantic "Question". The quartet's latest, "Graveyard Whistling," is another notch in their twangy guitars and features a duet with Brandi Carlile. She won't be with them but alt-country upstart Lilly Hiatt, daughter of John Hiatt, opens the show and her debut disc, "Trinity Lane," exhibits that she knows her own way around a turn of a phrase and a hook. Music starts at 8 p.m., at The Aquarium, 226 Broadway, Fargo. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door. https://www.ticketweb.com.