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FEBRUARY 2019

The 22nd Annual Celebration of Women and Their Music recognizes local female talent

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For 22 years, Fargo has been home to A Celebration of Women and Their Music. Each year, this event showcases a combination of up-and-coming female talents alongside established musical acts. In this issue, we put a spotlight on the all things related to A Celebration of Women and Their Music, from the founding of the event all the way to the fresh faces recognized in this year's show.

FEATURES 32 Listen to the Music 36 TAK: Turning The Beat Around 41 To Brooklyn and Back: Harold's On Main 52 Everywhere She Goes: Returning To The Midwest With Lissie

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If a genie were to come and grant me three wishes, I'd wish 1. for no animals to be homeless, 2. for North Dakota winters to be shorter and 3. to have musical talents.

As much as I wish I were a fraction as talented as these individuals, my lack thereof made their gifts shine even brighter. Even if you are musically inclined, seeing and appreciating others' abilities is something really special. While musical recordings are enjoyable on a day-to-day basis, it's hard to replicate the spark that comes with seeing music created just feet away from you on stage.

I've always loved music but have never been skilled. From playing piano in elementary school to attempting to teach myself guitar in high school to singing in the car on road trips now, the best I've ever been musically has been "okay." For this issue, I got to cover a variety of music-centric happenings, including the 22nd Annual Celebration of Women And Their Music. Coming in, I knew that I would enjoy the event because I can always appreciate a live event, especially when performed by female musicians. "Enjoy" turned out to be an understatement. I saw Diane Miller duet with her mother, Emy Miller. I saw Fargo South senior Rebecca Kaese sing a haunting rendition of David Bowie's "Life on Mars." I saw Jessica Vines (accompanied by Conor Lee) perform breathtaking original songs. I was blown away by these talented women, who all

Each month we publish a Live Music Calendar in the magazine (Page 34) as well as online at fargomonthly.com/ live-music-calendar. This calendar is a starting guide, featuring a variety of venues and musical acts you can catch during the month. It's still cold out and will continue to be for a while. So this month, I encourage you to find a local venue to stay warm in and to get out there and support your local musicians. You just might find a new favorite! Until next month,

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Red River Motorwerks Winter really gets to your car. Thanks to Red River Motorwerks, my car's failing battery (and other ailments) were fixed quickly and I was back on the road ASAP.

2 BernBaum's Beloved downtown staple BernBaum's is moving! I've had many memorable BernBaum's lunches, and the news of their move/growth is exciting. Here's to many future bagels!

3 Ladyboss B-Day Bash Women's networking and empowerment group, Ladybosses, turned one! To celebrate, they hosted a birthday bash at The Cellar and it was a blast! I met so many wonderful ladies, and we danced the night away.

4 CreativeMornings Each month, Drekker's Brewhalla houses CreativeMornings, a community meet-up intended to share breakfast and creativity. This month, many of us braved the cold and were warmed by speaker Anna Lee's words on the theme: Surreal.

5 Women's March The well-below-freezing temperatures didn't stop many of our area's women from going out and marching in the 3rd annual Women's March. Speakers this year talked about the theme "Together" to the nearly 700 area women in attendance.


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A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN AND THEIR MUSIC

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For 22 years, Deb Jenkins has been one of the leads behind A Celebration of Women and Their Music. Founded in 1998, this event is a cumulation of not one singular thing, but rather a continual acknowledgement of many artistic realms. The main element is an award portion, honoring high school girls in a variety of art forms with monetary prizes. These honors are presented on-stage during the other portion of the celebration: the main show. During this show, these award-winning students perform alongside local, regional and national accomplished female artists. This year, the 22nd Annual Celebration of Women and Their Music took place Saturday, Jan. 19 at The Stage at Island Park. The show featured award-winning high school students alongside acts like Diane Miller, Gina Powers, Jessica Vines and Lucy Michelle. Each act is allotted eight minutes on stage to perform what they choose. Within the schedule of the night, there were two mother-daughter acts, a synth pop act, a dreamy David Bowie cover and lively Celtic/old-time fiddling.

BY Alexandra Martin PHOTOS BY J. Alan Paul Photography

When the Celebration of Women and Their Music began, it was a way for Jenkins to give back to the community that gave so much to her. Jenkins said, "I was sick for a long time, and people hung in there with me, with my music and with my chef work. They supported it, and I’m very grateful." At the time of its founding, she came across a number of musicians and was

inspired by the talents of women in our area. She soon pitched the idea of creating a musical event to some of Founder Deb Jenkins these musicians. Almost immediately adopted, this idea came to fruition and has been growing and evolving ever since. "I never came from a family where women are just in the house. In general, women can do more than one thing, and we can be really diverse," said Jenkins. She dove into her music when she was ill and had to put her nursing job on hold. She now identifies herself as a mother, cook, author, nurse and musician. She embraces the multifaceted nature of women and how they can be outstanding in multiple fields. In making this event, she wanted to showcase and celebrate what our area's artists are capable of accomplishing. From the very beginning, Jenkins and other founders wanted there to be an endowment fund as part of the celebration. High school girls are encouraged to apply for it, and the awards are decided upon by a panel. Jenkins describes the application process as similar to that of any other scholarship or grant. These monetary awards are thanks to community support and individual donors who believe in the mission of the organization. With these prizes, these girls

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5 facts ABOUT A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN AND THEIR MUSIC 1. It was partially inspired by Lilith Fair, a women-centric festival founded by Sarah McLachlan in 1996. Lilith Fair was designed to provide women with the same touring opportunities as their male musical counterparts. 2. This year, they gave out their first ever Young Mentor Award. This award went to Lily Andrews of Blossom Photography. 3. In the summer, they keep the excitement going by hosting a House Concert Series. 4. The Celebration used to be held at the Fargo Theater before they decided to downsize to a more intimate setting at The Stage at Island Park. 5. Donors to the event come from all over! Support comes from all the way from Chicago to Minneapolis to here in Fargo.

can use them for anything they desire, like the funding of new instruments or even part of college tuition. While there is a financial prize, the award is two-fold, the other part including an opportunity to showcase their talents at the annual celebration. 2019 award winner Rebecca Kaese said, "It was so uplifting to see other women performing their own music and doing so well with it. It inspires me to continue my own musical journey." There's also a mentorship aspect to the event. While accepting awards and performing in front of the community

"It was so uplifting to see other women performing their own music and doing so well with it. It inspires me to continue my own musical journey."

is priceless, the award-winning young women also benefit from the connections they make with the Celebration of Women and Their Music community. "All these women performing started where these young women are now, whether it's a visual artist award winner or a music award winner, there was a beginning for them. Who knows where that path will take them?" said Jenkins. She added that she wanted the guest musicians coming in to be the young award winners's mentors, and she's seen that work out nicely. 2013 award winner Nina Grollman returned to Fargo for the event. Now living in New York and working on her music, as well as an acing career on Broadway, she was excited to perform and act as a mentor at the celebration this year. Reminiscing on her time with A Celebration of Women and Their Music, she said, "I think it’s really, really good for the award winners, it's a really valuable learning experience. [...] Just absorbing all of that energy throughout the celebration. Not only are you watching these pros do what they do, but you’re seeing their soundcheck and you’re seeing it all... and it’s all women! It’s so cool! It’s such a special event."

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award winners Sara Smith Violin /fiddle Rebecca Kaese Vocals/viola/composition Yuki Coyle Visual Art MaTia Martin Performing Arts Anna Kronbeck Visual Arts Hallie Hogenson Visual Arts Joanna Lin Clarinet Mary Grotberg Flute

2019 YOUNG MENTOR

non-profit Award Lily Andrews Davies High

Acts like Grollman are a testament to the importance of this event. In the years since winning an award from A Celebration of Women and their Music, Grollman graduated from Juilliard, has appeared alongside Denzel Washington in The Iceman Cometh on Broadway, and is working on her debut EP, under the name Softee. Her experience six years ago helped guide her to where she is today, saying, "It's how everything started for me. It climaxed with the Celebration of Women my senior year and I remember thinking: I really want to do this. I really want to be a musician." (Read more about Grollman on page 20). In the round of the Stage at Island Park, performers are literally surrounded by support. The woven lineup of high school award winners mixed in with seasoned musicians from the area creates a sense of equality and support. "They get to see these women that do what they want to do, talk to them and get to ask them about what they’re doing, why they’re doing it, what their future is," said Jenkins. "And then all of a sudden, they see them on stage, too. To me, that’s huge. That

they have someone that they can look up to and a little bit of empowerment too to know that 'maybe that could be me.'" While the winners and guest artists vary each year, the celebration maintains a tradition of empowerment and taking pride in its community of talented women. With this tradition comes another, one of ending each show with the whole ensemble singing the theme song for the celebration. Written by Nita Velo, this closing theme song allowed all the women involved in the show to come together to sing. A chorus of women raised their hands together emerge, and they all graduated the event, simultaneously beginning the 23rd year of celebrating women and their music.

If you or someone you know is a high school female interested in the arts and would like to apply to be part of this celebration, find more information at debjenkins.com or reach out to Deb Jenkins at debgreatheart@aol.com.

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Nina Grollman a.k.a. Softee

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n 2013, Nina Grollman was a senior in high school, excited to be an award winner for that year's Celebration of Women and Their Music.

Now in 2019, Grollman returned to the Fargo stage to perform at the 22nd Annual Celebration of Women and Their Music, but this time as a mentor. Since her 2013 showing here in town, she has graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Juilliard and performed in both Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, and now she lives in Brooklyn where she has been working on a new musical project. "It was the coolest, coolest, coolest thing ever," said Grollman, speaking of her first experience with a Celebration of Women and Their Music. When she was told she would be recognized as an award winner back then, she was also asked to open at The Spirit Room for one of the guest act's for that weekend: Raining Jane. Grollman said, "At the time, they were my favorite band. I was obsessed with them, I thought they were so cool. And then I got to open for them! It was such a cool experience because they really took me under their wing." Grollman explains the experience as something really special to her, saying, "Seeing them play, even just seeing them sound-check was cool because they were real pros and I learned so much just from that experience. I’ll never forget it."

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On January 17, six years after her show with Raining Jane, Grollman debuted her


new musical persona Softee at The Spirit Room. In this pre-show for A Celebration of Women and Their Music, she was able to return to the spot it all started and start something new. "It’s so serendipitous that I’m now back in the same room that I did that with them once upon a time," she said.

and then on Broadway. She describes using her background in acting to help form this act. "When you can be someone else, it’s kind of theatrical in a sense. It’s cool, it’s fun," she said. "That’s what my thought process was behind this name Softee was. Softee sweet. It’s ice cream. It's sugary. It’s light."

Grollman saw The Spirit Room here in Fargo as an appropriate place to start her new path as her pseudonym Softee. "It was special to do it here. I mean, really special," she said. "It just couldn’t have been a nicer environment to debut in...'cause it is scary. You’re jumping off a cliff, in a sense. You’re trying something totally new. These people here knew me as one thing. In high school, I had an identity around town as this ukulele playing, coffee shop, acoustic girl. But now I’m coming back, and it’s scary to feel like I have to deliver and it did feel like a lot of pressure." However, the second she walked onto stage, she was met with everyone smiling and clapping. "The support couldn’t have been better," she said.

Grollman hopes to embrace her favorite parts of pop music in this new act. "[Pop music] doesn’t take itself too seriously, at least I would hope not. That’s my favorite, and that’s what I want to be doing. Just irreverent and not taking itself too seriously. It's sparkly fun, but also trying to communicate something."

In late March, Grollman hopes to release her first EP as Softee. This new pseudonym gives her the opportunity to grow in different directions than what she had established for herself in high school

"I just want people to dance to my stuff. That’s the goal: to get people to dance," Grollman said. In her first song of her set at this year's Celebration of Women and Their Music, this goal of hers came to fruition. As she started her set, she was joined on stage by a spunky young audience member. The pink tutu-clad toddler danced around on stage with Grollman as she sang, leaving the audience laughing and clapping along. As the young girl bounced around while Grollman showcased her impressive range, they personified the power of music and the strength behind the whole event.


And The Award Goes To... Each year A Celebration of Women and Their Music recognizes a number of high school girls for their artistic endeavors. This year, nine young women accepted awards for their art on-stage at the event. Four award winners talk about their experience with the special weekend.

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Lily Andrews

Rebecca Kaese

Young Mentor Non-Profit Award

Vocals/Viola/Composition

Davies High School Freshman

What's your area of focus? Photography - Blossom Photography

Moorhead community that are here to help and support young women.

How did you first become interested in this area of study? I have always enjoyed photography, and when I had a friend that was looking for inexpensive senior pictures, I offered to take hers free of charge and became very interested in this art.

What was your favorite part of Celebration? My favorite part of Celebration was hearing and learning from all of the women that were at the show and experiencing all of our community’s unbelievable talent. I also enjoyed connecting with women who feel strongly about empowering other young women in the area.

How did you get involved in the Celebration? My family has been friends with Deb Jenkins for years, and we had heard about this wonderful organization through her. How was your experience with the weekend? It was absolutely amazing and so inspiring to meet so many talented and empowered women! What did you learn from this experience? I learned that there is a very strong network of inspiring women and musicians in the Fargo-

What's next for you? My next goal is to attend college and obtain a degree in psychiatry! If someone was interested in participating in this in the future, what would you tell them? I would tell them that they should definitely apply for an award, as this celebration is so much fun to be a part of and it is also extremely fun to meet inspiring women in the F-M area.

Fargo South High School Senior

What's your area of focus? Voice, Viola and Composition How did you first become interested in this area of study? Elementary music class! It was my favorite time of the day, and my teacher encouraged me to join the choir and orchestra. How was your experience with the weekend? It was so eye opening. Not only was everything so organized, but it gave me an opportunity to show my talents to the community, as well as meet so many different people that are involved with the arts in so many different aspects. I can't wait to attend the show next year and stay involved with this organization in the future. What did you learn from this experience? It's okay to brag about yourself! Applying for scholarships has been really hard for me because I have to write about myself and it all comes off very self-

centered, but I've realized it's important to show yourself off and let people know your accomplishments and what you're capable of. This new mind-set helped me create some new and exciting connections with people that may be able to help further my music career in the future. What was your favorite part of Celebration? I loved getting to see everyone perform in the show! It's so uplifting to see other women performing their own music and doing so well with it. It inspires me to continue my own musical journey. If someone was interested in participating in this in the future, what would you tell them? Go for it! It truly is an opportunity of a lifetime, and if the arts are what you're interested in, this is one of the best ways to show your talents to others while at the same time, connecting to those who have similar passions as yours.

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Sara Smith

MaTia Martin

Violin/Fiddle

Performing Arts

Home-Educated Junior

What's your area of focus? I've played classical violin and old-time fiddle for 9 years. I am a member of the Fargo-Moorhead Area Youth Symphony and am in the process of building/ finishing my own Hardanger (Norwegian) fiddle. What did you learn from this experience? I learned so much about the power of encouragement and mentorship. I came away feeling so encouraged by the wonderful women. And I'm excited to help other girls reach for their musical dreams! What was your favorite part of Celebration? My favorite part of the Celebration was seeing a variety of women with unique gifts and talents united together with a common goal and celebration. We have so much talent in the Fargo/ Moorhead area and being part of this Celebration was exciting and a huge honor!

West Fargo High School Senior

If someone was interested in participating in this in the future, what would you tell them? As women and girls, I think we need to encourage and mentor those younger than us. This is important throughout life but it can make a HUGE difference with music. So to the girl who is interested in participating in the Celebration of Women and Their Music, I would emphasize the power of encouragement and mentorship. Celebrating women and their music can start in school by encouraging the girls around you and investing time to mentor and support them. Also encouraging and inspiring other girls to reach for their musical goals. Music is for sharing joy with others. Overall my point is that celebrating women and their music should be something we do everyday, not just during the Celebration of Women and Their Music.

What's your area of focus? Theatre and Performance How did you first become interested in this area of study? My best friend did theatre in middle school, and seeing her on stage, I instantly wanted to do the same thing. How did you get involved in the Celebration? I had some friends who have won awards in the past, and I knew it was something that sounded like a great opportunity as well as a beautiful cause celebrating a beautiful thing. How was your experience with the weekend? I was unable to attend the show because I was in NYC auditioning for schools, but I had a friend accept my award for me, and she sent numerous videos

showing just how supportive everyone was. I may have been in a different state but I definitely felt the love. What did you learn from this experience? People will notice your art. If you work hard in what you practice, people will take note and support you through and through. What's next for you? I plan to go to college to earn my BFA in Acting and then go from there as I grow as an artist. If someone was interested in participating in this in the future, what would you tell them? 100 percent, it’s a great opportunity to showcase your art and meet people who share a similar passion.

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natalie fideler

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atalie Fideler came onto the stage at A Celebration of Women and Their Music with a grin on her face and her guitar proudly in hand. While hooking up her guitar to the amp, she cracked jokes with the audience and introduced herself naturally, contrary to her exclamation that these types of setting-up moments are always awkward. Fideler is a composer and a songwriter in her senior year at Concordia College where she's pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Music Composition and also studying percussions and piano. Songwriting has always been part of her life; she even noted that she's been writing songs since before she was old enough to go to school. "It’s been a long journey for me as a music writer. It’s something that feels very cathartic to me; it’s just so ingrained in my personality and my essence as a person," she said. At A Celebration of Women and Their Music, she opened her set with her original song, "My Type." The crowd laughed along with her as she sang phrases like, "You're the type of movie I wouldn't see at the theaters, but I'd bootleg you on SolarMovie and watch you in my underwear from the comforts of my home." While her clever lyrics caught everyone's attention, they didn't distract from her powerful vocals.

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Fideler coins her genre as alternative pop, adding, "One of the things I take a lot of


pride in my music is the way that listeners of all different lifestyles - people who like all types of different music - can usually find at least one thing about my music that draws them to it." A testament to this, the crowd at the show laughed along with her as she sang lyrics about experiences good and bad - that they could relate to. "As far as my lyrical content with my music, I really try to write music that acts as an outlet for writing commentary on my own experiences or expressing my own things that I’m dealing with, but in a way that’s honest and speaks with candor, so that listeners can also emote with me and find something relatable about the music they are listening to." Fideler said. In her second song of the set, "Kirkland Signature Light Suffering", she sang, "I think you're beautiful in every single way except the part where everyone knows you're a narcissist. And I can tell just from the way you're looking at me, I don't like you as much as you like you." The audience laughed more as they listened

carefully to catch each clever comment. Woven into her wit, the power of her vocals were what really struck a chord with listeners. In October, Fideler released her debut album "Steak & Eggs." In this album, she wrote, sang and played on every track, something she is rightfully proud of. "I think this album is a testament to how much I’ve grown as a musician over the past 22 years that I’ve been alive on this planet," said Fideler. "I started out as a person learning how to play instruments and singing for fun when I was a kid. And now, after all these years, I have all the tools to not only write music by myself, but then also then play them and be able to make my desired sound just based on my talents exclusively." To hear more of her wit and powerful vocals, you can find Fideler's music on most streaming services, including Spotify, Amazon, YouTube and Apple Music, along with on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.


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Local Acts

National Acts

Downtown

Both

No thanks

I love big venues. The more the merrier!

Fargo

What area do you want to go to hear tunes?

I want a smaller, local venue

Yes!

Do you want to check out some live music?

Do you want to enjoy local brews with your music?

Moorhead

Our area is bursting with places to catch some live music. With so many options of where to go, how can you ever chose? We've created this guide to help you narrow in on where you'll get your groove on next time you're in a music mood.


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Music not your thing? Enjoy the bar scene! Check out local drink specials on page 71

226 N Broadway Dr

Head to The Aquarium

Head to Dempsey's Public House

226 Broadway N

Music comes first! (but I also love a good drink)

I want a more laid-back feeling

207 4th St N

Head to the Fargo City Civic Center

I want a full bar-scene with my music experience

916 Main Ave

Head to Red Raven Espresso Parlor

670 4th Ave N

314 Broadway

Not a priority to me

801 50th Ave S.

Head to Bluestem Amphitheater

1416 1st Ave N

Head to Junkyard Brewing Company

I wouldn't want it any other way

Head to TAK

1710 Center Ave W, Dilworth

No thanks, I love my A/C or central heating

How do you feel about the outdoors?

Bring it! I love great scenery

3150 39th St S

Head to The Windbreak

Head to Fargo Theater

I want a gorgeous, picturesque experience

1800 N University Dr

Head to the Fargodome

Head to Sanctuary Event Center

5225 31st Ave S.

Head to Scheels Arena


LOCAL

MUSIC

OUR GUIDE TO FARGO-MOORHEAD-WEST FARGO’S LOCAL MUSIC. FEBRUARY 1ST - 10TH

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 Good For Gary- The Windbreak Moody River Band - Dempsey's Joe Dretsch- The Alibi Lounge IV Play - Shotgun Sally's October Road and The Righteous Songs - TAK R&R - Bar Nine SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 Some Shitty Cover Band - The Windbreak Heart and Soul- Dempsey's Uptown Live - Shotgun Sally's An Evening of Local Metal- The Aquarium Luke LeBlanc - Junkyard Brewing Company

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 Open Mic Night w/ Jam Band - The Windbreak Anthony Chaput- Junkyard Brewing Company WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 Sub:Culture 140 : Lick Narson EP Release Party - The Aquarium David Allen - Junkyard Brewing Company

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 Kathie Brekke & 42nd Street Band w/ Russ Peterson, Sax- Urban 42 Matt Schutza Trio -The HoDo Tyler Hammond - The Windbreak Matt Aakre - Junkyard Brewing Company

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 The Brave - Alibi Lounge Matt Aakre - blvd pub Poitin- Dempsey's Tyler Hammond - The Windbreak Silverado- TAK Mississippi Jake - Junkyard Brewing Company

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 8th Hour - JC Chumley's The Further Adjustments - Dempsey's Pop Rocks - The Windbreak Midwest Mayham- Shotgun Sally's Jessica Vines and Conor Lee Junkyard Brewing Company Silverado - O'Leary's Irish Pub


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 Open Mic Night w/ Jam Band - The Windbreak Skipjacks- Junkyard Brewing Company

FEBRUARY 13TH - 17TH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Subtronics + Blunts & Blondes - The Aquarium Pat Lenertz- Junkyard Brewing Company THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 Dr. Dave Ferreira and the 42nd Street Jazz Band - Urban 42 Kari Marie Trio - The HoDo Nick Lynch- The Windbreak Reina del Cid - The Aquarium Hot Lunch- Junkyard Brewing Company FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 October Road - Dempsey's Nick Lynch- The Windbreak Smokin’ Joe & Friends w/ The Human Element - The Aquarium Guys and Dahls - Bar Nine Charlie Young- Junkyard Brewing Company SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Judd Hoos - Shotgun Sally's Ghost Wagon- Dempsey's Dirty Word- The Windbreak The Front Fenders - TAK The Knotties Album Release w/ Jessica Vines - The Aquarium Gina Powers with Mitch RittenbachJunkyard Brewing Company

The Aquarium SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 Small Houses w/ Jake Ingamar, So Sad and Walker Rider - The Aquarium Dan Rumsey- Junkyard Brewing Company

FEBRUARY 20TH - 24TH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 The Cropdusters- Junkyard Brewing Company THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Kathie Brekke, & 42nd Street Band Urban 42 Heavy Is The Head- The HoDo

Jake Dodds- The Windbreak Lev Snowe, Disappear Forever, Electric Blankets, Plumslugger- The Aquarium The Lollygaggers- Junkyard Brewing Company FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Skyline - Dempsey's The Brave -- The Alibi Lounge Jake Dodds- The Windbreak Brothers Jukebox - Bar Nine Lonesome Dan Kase- Junkyard Brewing Company Irish Whiskey - TAK SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Low Standards - JC Chumley's Uptown Live- Dempsey's

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Brat Pack Radio- The Windbreak Redline- Shotgun Sally's Huck. Album Release Show - The Aquarium Zach Thomas- Junkyard Brewing Company SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 Open Mic Night w/ Jam Band - The Windbreak Jan Severson- Junkyard Brewing Company

FEBRUARY 27TH MARCH 2ND WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 The Cropdusters- Junkyard Brewing Company THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 Kathie Brekke, & 42nd Street Band Urban 42 Hardwood Groove - Dempsey's Hardwood Groove - The HoDo Bobby McClendon- The Windbreak Matty J- Junkyard Brewing Company FRIDAY, MARCH 1 Bobby McClendon- The Windbreak Jano and Murf - Bar Nine SATURDAY, MARCH 2 Tripwire- The Windbreak

LOCAL MUSIC VENUES ALIBI LOUNGE

KILSTONE BREWING

THE AQUARIUM

LUCKY'S 13 PUB

BAR NINE

THE PICKLED PARROT

BLVD PUB

RED RAVEN ESPRESSO PARLOR

DEMPSEY’S

RICK'S

FRONT STREET TAPROOM

SHOTGUN SALLY’S

HOLIDAY INN

SPECK'S

THE HODO LOUNGE

TAK MUSIC VENUE

J.C. CHUMLEYS

URBAN 42

JUNKYARD BREWING COMPANY

VFW

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3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo 101 Broadway N, Fargo

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764 34th St N Unit R, Fargo 4301 17th Ave. S, Fargo 505 3rd Ave N, Fargo 916 Main Ave, Fargo

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TAK

TURNING THE BEAT AROUND

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After a career change, Todd Carlson followed a lifelong passion and created TAK Music Venue, a space that puts music first. BY Alexandra Martin | PHOTOS BY Patrick Thompson


"If it's live, it's welcome here." TAK Music Venue is our area's newest music space. With a motto of "Where Music Comes First," you know you can expect good things from them. TAK had its grand opening on Jan. 10 with a show from local favorite PostTraumatic Funk Syndrome, but it's been hosting concerts since mid-December. The venue prioritizes good music and doesn't discriminate between types of musical acts. In the brief period of time they've been open, they've already hosted EDM, country, Christian rock, a flute quartet and a Nirvana tribute act.

Behind this venue are Todd and Kirstin Carlson, giving the venue its name with their initials: TAK. A musical couple, Todd has been musically inclined and a drummer in various bands since he was in middle school and Kirsten is currently the band director at Ben Franklin Middle School in North Fargo. While Todd has always been enthusiastic about music, he decided to pursue opening his own venue due to a job change. He used to be the CFO of a company before it was sold in the summer of 2017. After that, he decided it was the time to start going after this dream. He shared that this was something he'd always


Upcoming shows at TAK Music Venue FEBRUARY 1 October Road and the Righteous Songs FEBRUARY 8 Silverado wanted to do: partially to fill a hole he saw in our area's music scene. "When I was going through school, it seemed like there were so many places for bands to play. And that just doesn't seem to be the case anymore," Todd said. "I wanted to build a place that was centered around music. I didn’t want to build a bar that happened to have music from time to time. I wanted to actually start with the music side of it." Todd put a lot of thought into making sure TAK was the ideal music venue, including spending a lot of time on the general design and resources of the sound system. He said, "The musicians love it here, and if they love it, the people who are watching are going to love it." When musicians are happy with their whole experience at a venue, it tends to reflect in their performance. From the large stage to the green room to the loading dock outside, every aspect of TAK is designed for the benefit of musicians. TAK even offers rehearsal rooms that are available for rent as well, making this space ideal for everyone from professional performers to those just starting who need a good sounding place to practice.

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While he knows he has designed an ideal spot for musicians, Todd noted that he foresees a learning curve in getting locals to come to the shows there. "I truly believe there’s a lot of talent in this town, so it shouldn’t be hard getting the talent to play here," he said. "It’s going to be about getting the people to come, because I’ll always have a ticket price." He knows people will always question the ticket costs TAK has, especially when some of their acts can be seen locally at bars. "I get it, but I don’t feel like when you come here to see a band, you’re getting the same experience as you do in a bar. Here, it's a musical viewing experience." He knows it'll take some time for people to get used to that, but he's confident that the high quality sound setups and other technical aspects will show a clear difference to music lovers. Another thing that makes TAK stand out is that it has a theater liquor license. This license means that, as long as they are selling tickets to events, they can sell alcohol while still allowing minors in. "That was important to me, to be able to have minors see live music. There are so many places where live bands play

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that minors can’t get into, and a lot of them enjoy seeing live music," Todd said. Allowing younger audiences to have a safe location to see live music and hang out with their friends offers a new experience to our area's teens. Todd enjoys being able to share music experiences with all age groups. He said, "We had a country band [Gun Shy] that was here earlier, and high school kids came and they were learning how to country dance and all that. It was fun to see that." He shared how he was surprised at how many families came to the Gun Shy show and how many people brought their kids with them. Seeing parents, children and music lovers of all ages enjoying themselves was what this venue was made for.

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While music comes first, Todd is open to using the venue for whatever opportunities come his way. With a maximum capacity of 450, the space can be ideal for wedding receptions, graduation parties, company events and even church services. TAK themselves don't serve food, but the venue offers a full catering kitchen that can be used for events. With a space like this, Todd says he believes it’s going to turn into things that he hasn't even thought of yet, paving an exciting opportunity for growth. In closing, Todd expressed, "This is my full-time thing; this isn’t a part-time hobby. This is my 100 percent. I’m all in this." And it shows.

Keep in touch with the evergrowing list of acts coming to TAK by following them on their Facebook page facebook. com/takvenue or on their website takmusicvenue.com. If you're interested in booking a show or event, contact Todd Carlson at Todd@ TAKMusicVenue.com or 701261-2525.

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Midwest Natives return to open Harold's on Main

After much persistence and begging, Eric Odness's grandfather Harold gave a young Eric his first taste of alcohol: a sip of some black cherry scotch, fully knowing the boy would be disgusted by the taste and quit nagging him. Now, more than 30 years later, Harold’s lasting impression on a young Eric Odness is memorialized at Moorhead’s newest bar: Harold’s on Main. Born and raised a Moorhead man, Odness is a New York City-based rock musician and business owner. On the musical side, he has been involved with acts like Primitive Weapons, The Wanted and Ageist. On the business side, he owns two bars in Brooklyn: Lake Street, a midwestthemed bar, and Goldie's, a Vegas-esque establishment. The latest addition to Odness's impressive resume can be found on Main Avenue in Moorhead. About

deciding to open a bar in his hometown, Eric said, "I’d wanted to open a bar there for several years, but couldn’t figure out the right way to do it." One of Odness's Lake Street Bar partners, Rob Pope, is a bassist for the band Spoon and co-owner of Lake Street and Goldie's as well. As part of their 2015 tour, Spoon played a show at The Fargo Theater, and Pope became enamored with the city. "[He] had a blast hanging out there. He texted me the next day saying, 'It’s so much fun in Fargo, let’s open a bar here!'" relayed Odness. With a good friend ready to go in on the business, Eric's dream to open a bar in Moorhead began to take shape. The number of people who wanted to get involved with opening Harold's on Main is a good omen for its future success. Joining Odness and Pope as the third 39


Harold's is built off of the details. To see it all together, you have to stop by check it out for yourself!

controlling partner is Frank Bevan, former frontman for the band Freedom Fighters. Others involved include Sean Tillmann, better known as Har Mar Superstar, musician and Moorhead native "Dirty Preston" Olson and general contractor Tom Kemmer. Even though some of the partners reside on the east coast, there's a common bond that ties them together. Odness said, "Everybody that I asked to be involved was either from Minnesota or the Midwest in general. Some of us live out here [NYC], but we are all kind of rooted from that area, which was important to me." Keeping a Midwestern and local connection to the establishment was important to Odness. From naming the place after his grandfather to creating the logo to mirror his grandfather's old Hamm's beer delivery work shirt, many of the finer details have

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significance. Speaking on these, Odness said, "I didn’t want it to be like a bunch of out-of-towners just trying to make a buck. I wanted to keep a story to go along with it to keep it connected to the area." Furthering this connection, the bar's location on Main Avenue in Moorhead is just down the street from the old Hamm's distribution center where grandpa Harold once worked. "Harold had an awesome basement with a pool table and a whole wall decked out with Hamm’s and PBR memorabilia because he worked locally as a beer delivery guy," said Odness, also sharing that this basement had a wall full of special-edition cans from collector's editions for occasions such as Christmas or St Patrick’s Day. "He was kind of my first memories of beer, booze and things related to that."


Even though the controlling partners' other bars are in Brooklyn, they know the Fargo-Moorhead area and believe something is missing in the bar scene here. They also have ideas on what elements they want to include in their own establishment. "It’s going to be a bit of everything," said Odness. "We are going to have some cheap beers, and we are going to have some more upscale cocktails. The look of it is definitely going to be on the higher end; it’s a pretty classy looking place." Odness described that the vision for the look of the place began with a color scheme and an idea for a tile pattern on the floor. From there, the design blossomed into a dimly-lit, sophisticated, mid-century modern establishment. He added, "Bars are so bright [in Fargo-Moorhead]. We tried really hard to make this place

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cozy and comfortable at all times, whether it’s packed or empty." While this grouping of owners all have a musical background, Odness emphasized this bar won't be a musical venue. "There will not be bands playing inside. You would not believe how many messages we get, asking who to talk to about booking a gig. I guess they just assume we are because we are musicians," Odness said with a laugh. While there will be no shows inside the bar, they do hope to put on a few block partyesque shows outdoors during the summer months. Whether you're looking for an upscale, cosmopolitan cocktail hour or a low key drink with old friends, Harold's on Main is sure to satisfy when it opens February 1.

1330 Main Ave, Moorhead

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LIFE WRITES FASHION

When Your Favorite Music

FALLS IN LOVE WITH YOUR WARDROBE

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imi Hendrix considered it his religion, Charles Darwin had said that if he were able to live his life over again he would have listened to it at least once every week and even Albert Einstein stated that he would make a profession of it had he not been a physicist. (according to "Scientists Find 15 Amazing Benefits Of Listening To Music" by Michelle Millis Chappel). Influencing many of the most popular and impactful industries known to mankind such as art, science, entertainment, healthcare and, especially, fashion, what would the world be like today – how radically different would it be – if humanity had never discovered one of the most beloved things in existence? Music. Throughout my years in the fashion industry, I’ve seen with my own eyes the clothes that have been studded, ripped, faded, acid-washed, colored, grommeted, tie-dyed, fringed – you name it. All these trends stemming from aesthetic inspiration from our favorite boy bands, rock stars, blues and indie folk singers, solo acts, rappers, pop stars, country twangers, classical musicians and symphonic masters. However, if composing outfits isn’t your forte, fret not! I’m giving you free VIP tickets to this month’s Life Writes Fashion concert! Opening act? STYLE. The main act? MUSIC.

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Pair your band tee with a structured blazer for a more sophisticated and polished look.

This month I’ll be showing you a bunch of different ways you can style your favorite band tees and music tees – get ready for your style confidence to come to a crescendo. Go ahead and check out the outfits and flat lays I put together for this month’s issue for a bit of inspiration for some rock star-level style!

BY Taylor Markel PHOTOS BY Patrick Thompson


To fully show off an awesome tee, layer a shirt underneath it rather than on top.

Break out the boom-box! This casual cute pairing is ready for a laid-back coffee date.

Who doesn't love some roomy palazzo pants? These bottoms were made for dancing!

A button-down and leather belt make for a put together, yet still casual outfit.

For some extra coziness throw on a chunky cardigan and add bandana to polish the look off.

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It's the month of love and no better food represents amore quite like chocolate. Whether you have someone to gift sweet treats to or you want to indulge in something delicious all for yourself, we've highlighted some of our favorite local chocolate delights.

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EAT & DRINK

What's a date night if you don't end it with a shared decadent dessert? 46 North Pints and Provisions is a perfect date night spot and their S'mores Lava Cake is the cherry on top of a romantic meal. 46 North Pints and Provisions

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Hillary Ehlen and Nicole Midwest Photography

s'mores lava cake


chocolate covered cherry mocha

Red River Coffee Co's Chocolate Covered Cherry Mocha is the caffeinated beverage you've been dreaming of. If you want even more cherry-chocolate goodness, they will be adding black forest cupcakes to their sweets case for Valentine's Day, which we think would pair perfectly with this mocha. Red River Coffee Co

2600 52nd Ave S, Fargo redrivercoffeeco.com

whipped honey with chocolate

Honey might not be your first thought when it comes to chocolate goods, but it should be. Savannah Bee Company's Whipped Honey with Chocolate can be found at Mint + Basil and it makes for an upscale treat. We recommend you enjoy it with fresh berries or by drizzling over waffles. Mint + Basil

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handmade chocolate confections

Sweet Dreams Confections offers sweet gifts for all sorts of occasions, especially Valentine's Day goodies. Pick up an arrangement of chocolates yourself or call 701-29-SWEET to place an order for delivery to someone you love. Sweet Dreams Confections

4101 13th Ave S # 1000, Fargo sweetdreamsconfections.com

chili chocolate martini

Something naughty, something nice. Add a kick to your chocolate experience with this Chili Chocolate Martini from Urban 42. Impress your date with this combination of sweet and hot with this not-so-average chocolate martini. Urban 42

1635 42nd St S, Fargo urban42fargo.com

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HEALTH & WELLNESS SPOTLIGHT

Realigning The Tracks For Success

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BY Patrick Metzger

ave you given up on that New Year’s health resolution already?! If you haven’t, good for you! Last time I checked, you’re still part of that elite 8 percent crowd that actually follows through and commits to sustaining positive change in their life for the entire year. That’s quite the accomplishment considering roughly 80 percent of those with New Year’s resolutions have already abandoned them by February. Now, if you’ve unfortunately already found yourself having traded in your carrots for Cheetos and your new Peloton is now unrecognizable under the mass of clothes being hung on it, there IS still hope for 2019 and beyond. And no, the solution doesn’t lie within yet another quick fix fad diet or program. In fact, it has very little to do with exercise or nutrition at all.

In talking with current and potential clients every day that are looking to create happier and healthier lives, the biggest and most common obstacles I identify in others lie beyond what they’re eating or doing in the gym. Their challenges are items such as not being able to plan and organize their time efficiently, failing to properly deal with stress or having self-limiting doubts and beliefs that hold

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them back from believing they’ll even have success to begin with. Truth be told, in order to achieve the sustainable results you want, it takes a very multi-targeted approach to your overall health and wellness. Getting to the very core of why you’re failing to find the time to get to the gym in the first place, or why you’re eating healthy foods but your

metabolism is still as sluggish as your car starting on an early January morning in Fargo is critical. The good news is, if you feel like you’ve already lost your way in the new year, don’t get down on yourself. Other than yesterday, today is the best time to discover and ignite that hidden potential deep within you.


Here are three ways to get started back on track toward success:

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Let Your Why Motivate You

Focus On Growth Over Goals

Be The Gatekeeper Of Your Time

Self-reflect on why your health is truly important to you. Dive much deeper beyond wanting to look or feel better – those are obvious. Is it because you want more energy to play with your kids? Is it because deep down, you know you’re lacking self-confidence? Whatever the reason(s), explore what truly makes you tick and keep it topof-mind.

ABOUT PATRICK METZGER Patrick Metzger is the founder of Synergy Strength & Nutrition. As a health and mindset coach, he works with busy professionals and parents in helping them discover and ignite their ultimate potential. For more from Patrick, visit him at: synergystrengthnutrition.com

Stop handcuffing yourself to a weight loss or fitness goal that you envision as a tape stretched across a finish line. Your health and wellness are a lifelong journey, not a destination you seek. Instead, transition your thinking into small, daily habits and behaviors that will have a compounding effect over time. As the great John Maxwell stated, “If you focus on goals, you may hit goals – but that doesn’t guarantee growth. If you focus on growth, you will grow and always hit goals.”

If you wait to find the time, you’ll never get started. Begin by prioritizing on your calendar the non-negotiables such as your family and taking care of yourself. From there, perform a self-audit of what you can honestly cut from your life and rid yourself of unnecessary distractions and those that crash your party with negativity. In the end, it comes down to you controlling your calendar and what you choose to fill it with.

Once you address your obstacles with a more comprehensive approach and develop an optimal mindset, you’ll realize where the foundation of your health and wellness success originates. Ultimately, you’ll be mentally steered toward true readiness for that transformation already lying within you that you’ve been waiting to discover all along.

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EVERYWHERE SHE GOES RETURNING TO THE MIDWEST WITH LISSIE FM: I know you’re originally a Midwesterner hailing from Illinois. We are excited to have you back here in the region in February. Have you ever been to Fargo before? L: I haven't. I have always wanted to go, though. My parents have really good friends there that we’ve actually always talked about visiting. I was supposed to play there, maybe last year, but I ended up not being able to because I had to finish my last album. I ran into a deadline. So I haven’t been there yet.

lisabeth Maurus, more widely known by her stage name Lissie, is an American singer-songwriter originally from Illinois. She stands out from the rest thanks to vocals that demand attention and her dreamy, yet completely down-to-earth catalogue of music. After years of living in California and touring all over the world, she recently returned to the Midwest to live on a farm in eastern Iowa. Here, she has transitioned to working as an independent artist and enjoyed the benefits of not being bound to a major record label. She continues to wow with her dusky, low vocals and rock-'n-roll meets Americana spirit, exploring songwriting at her own pace. We got to speak with her about returning to the Midwest, how her music has evolved over the years and what kind of show she'll put on here. 50 | FEBRUARY 2019 | FARGOMONTHLY.COM

FM: I’d say that’s pretty accurate. So you’re living in Iowa now. What’s been nice to do there versus when you were living in the LA area? L: It’s great. Since I was 18 up until a few years ago, so from about 2001 to 2015, I did not live in the Midwest. I did visit, but I was living in Southern California and touring and traveling quite a bit. But as I got a bit older, any time I would land back in the Midwest, my heart would just kinda slow down a little bit. And I’d be like, "ah this feels right." Something about the air and the smell and the feeling. I just always had a sense that the Midwest was home. I didn’t know that when I was a teenager necessarily, but as I got into my 30s, I kind of knew that I was probably going to move back to the Midwest. That’s where I feel like I belong. So being back has been

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FM: Well, we are excited to finally have you! What do you know about Fargo? I’m sure you know of the movie and whatnot. L: I’ve watched all of the TV seasons of the show and I love it, it’s so good. But I guess my assumption of Fargo is that it probably has kind of that Minneapolis or general Minnesota vibe, to an extent. I’ve spent a lot of time in Minneapolis and a bit of time in Duluth. Now I live up in Eastern Iowa, which is pretty close to the Minnesota border. So I kinda conclude that the Dakotas might somehow fit into that realm of Minnesota vibes.


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More info @ jadepresents.com Purchase tickets @ etix.com great. I live in a small town in northeastern Iowa, and I have a little farm that I rent out to other people who farm it, so I don’t really farm, I just garden. But it’s just really ideal. It’s a nice counterbalance to my travels because I go to a lot of cities, so being able to come back to a quiet community is really key. FM: I see you’ve been touring all over the country lately and soon to be internationally. I’m sure you enjoy coming back to these homey Midwest shows. L: I do. And like in anyone in any sort of a profession, it’s about trying to find balance of work and life and day-to-day life and friendships and relationships and having a dog and stuff. So I do travel quite a bit, and I have for about 10 years now, going to Europe quite extensively, the U.K. and Norway especially. My first album went gold in the U.K. and Norway, so I’m still in that sweet spot where I can go back once or twice a year and play some fun shows. But there is something nice about coming back. FM: You’ve had awesome success with your covers of "Pursuit of Happiness," "Bad Romance," "Go Your Own Way," etc. They are how I personally discovered you. Is doing covers an inspiration for you? L: It’s funny because, I wish there was some master wisdom to it, but when I was teaching myself how to play guitar when I was a teenager, a lot of the first songs that I was playing were covers because I wasn’t writing my own songs yet, or I couldn’t really play all the chords yet. So I’d find songs that were easy enough to play and then, inevitably, try to embody the lyrics to mean something personal to me. So yes, that is somebody else’s song, but I can very much make it fit into coming from my perspective. So over the

years for fun, I would do these covers, like I love Metallica so I covered "Nothing Else Matters," and then before too long, those were the songs, like you said, that people were discovering me through. FM: Your breadth of original songs is wide, from singer-songwriter ones to more popreminiscent, to heartache, to confidence, etc. What’s your show like? L: It depends. When I come to Fargo, I’m going to be a solo and acoustic show. Those shows are really fun for me because I can dig into my repertoire and kind of have a banter with the crowd in a different way. [...] I feel like these solo shows are really fun to do because I am more flexible. It feels polished, but loose and spontaneous because I will encourage the audience to yell out requests. Sometimes you have really outgoing crowds and then you end up having a feeling like you’re just having a little party together and everyone is being nice. FM: Here in Fargo, we have plenty of aspiring musicians. As someone who has been with a label and is not independent and has continuously been making waves, what advice do you have for future musicians wanting to make it in the music industry? L: I get asked this and I’m like, I shouldn’t be giving anyone advice! But I think for me, I really, really, really loved to sing. I loved to share and perform. Whether I was in college playing on a patio of a Pizza Hut or playing at a festival in front of 10,000 people, I brought the same amount of eagerness and passion into my performance. I think it really is about doing it because you love it and having faith. Sometimes people develop tunnel vision, like: this is the thing I want and these are the things I’m going after. But I think having enough faith in yourself and being willing to put yourself out there and work hard, it then allows these opportunities to present themselves.

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CULINARY SPOTLIGHT

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Brown Ale ‘Pot-au-Feu’ Serves 3

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aseball, football, golf, fishing, barbecues. What do those all have in common? They’re all American pastimes. And what do most American pastimes often have in common? Drinking beer. Since the birth of beer in the 5th millennium, roughly 7,000 years ago, beer has rarely been romanticized in any way, until now. With the recent craft beer renaissance starting around 20082012, beer has become insanely popular within the United States, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Before the craft beer movement came, the main places you would see beer being consumed were sporting events, barbecues and concerts. And of those beers being drank, there would be copious amounts of the domestic company’s "light" draft. But now, beer is reinvented. Beer can be used in many ways besides social occasions. With the many different styles of beer, the possibilities are endless. Moreover, different beers are better during different seasons, and some beers are even better when served in the correct glass. To me, I like to treat the beer like it's wine. You can braise with it, make soups, make sauces, desserts, batter fish, etc. When cooking with the beer, it adds rich, hearty and toasty flavors. When certain recipes call for wine, beer can be substituted in with few exceptions. Those recipes substituted with beer will come out with a malty, toasted and roasted flavor. Just like when using wine, you should pair

what wine/beer you cooked with to drink while eating the meal. When pairing beer with the food you’re eating, the number one thing is to get the most pleasure out of each, which means taking into account certain elements, including fat, acidity, aromatics, carbonation, bitterness and sweetness. Another factor in pairing the two would be if you want to compliment or contrast. When contrasting, you can look at eating a basket of fried chicken and drinking a light hoppy ale to cut through the fatty crust of the chicken, or when complimenting, you’re wanting the food and the beer to intensify one another. For example, with this dish, I braised a piece of beef chuck eye in Drekker’s Hell Bent American Brown Ale and served it with a pint of the same, the concept being that when cooking the beef, we are caramelizing the surface sugars to create complex flavors, as well as the flavor of the beer is being infused during the hours of slow cooking. The same is going on when brewing Hell Bent, where the barley is caramelized to develop the roasted and toasty flavors that compliment the beef. Choosing which beer to pair for this dish was simple. At Mezzaluna, the popular vote for favorite local brewery is Drekker, our neighbor down the street. Our morning prep cook, Nate Dickmeyer, was the creator of Hell Bent while working at Drekker. Since hearing that, Hell Bent was been my go-to when it is on tap at the brewery. With that being said, the caramel, toffee and small hoppy notes were perfect to pair with a braised winter dish.

Ingredients

• 1 Beef Chuck Eye roast, cut into three portions • Oil • Salt & pepper • 2 large onions, chopped • ½ bunch of celery, chopped • 1 carrot, chopped • 1 turnip, chopped • 3 garlic cloves, minced • 32oz Hell Bent American Brown Ale • 2 bay leaves • 2 sprigs of thyme • 2 tablespoons tomato paste • 1 quart beef stock

Preparation

• Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees. • Heat olive oil in a heavy bottom sauté pan, and season beef generously with salt and pepper. • Sear every side of the beef and set aside. Be careful with the heat so the pan doesn’t burn. • In the same pan, sweat down chopped vegetables until softened, and add garlic until fragrant. Deglaze with three-quarters of the beer. Add remaining ingredients, and simmer. • Taste liquid and adjust seasonings. Make sure it's not too salty because it will reduce. • Add beef into liquid, and cover with lid. Place in oven for 3 ½ hours, checking the liquid level every few hours. • After 3 ½ hours, remove from the oven. Remove beef, and reduce the liquid until it coats the back of the spoon. • Serve with turnip puree, roasted carrot and melon-balled root vegetables

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By most accounts, Fargo is tiny. ur predictions of a population of 330,000 people in 26 (long) years are exciting enough to make local headlines. Granted, that’s quite a jump from today’s count of 234,000. But still nowhere near the critical mass typically needed to pull off some of the things Fargo seems to do with ease. Since breaking ground on the 18-story mixed-used Block 9 project in downtown Fargo, we’ve had a bit of increased interest from national media about the project. Unfailingly, they ask what it takes to make such a project happen in a city the size of Fargo. From wowing the world with our ability to mobilize in a massive flood fight, to drawing attention from national media for our tech scene, our football skills (playing AND cheering) and our eclectic, vibrant downtown, Fargo has a knack for punching above its weight class.

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KPPP-LP 88.1 Recently, KPPP-LP 88.1 radio reached out to Kilbourne Group in its fundraising efforts. This low power FM station that brings diverse music, voices and viewpoints to our local airwaves faced an uphill climb to get established in this region. According to station director Duke Gomez-Schempp, the Federal Communications Commission awarded only 1000 low power FM broadcasting licenses nationwide. The growing diversity of the Fargo-Moorhead community was a key characteristic in being able to secure a license. As a result, Fargo enjoys a station that amplifies voices of many languages and music from around the world.

With the tribe of speakers growing weekly, 1 Million Cups Fargo is on of the best ways to get connected with the entrepreneurial minds in our region.

CreativeMornings Fargo puts itself in impressive company when it comes to being granted a local chapter of CreativeMornings, a national breakfast lecture series for creative communities. The licensing application states: “You’re welcome to apply, but in the past, we typically only accept chapters in cities with a population of over 500,000.” Not even halfway there, that didn’t stop Fargo’s Jeff Knight. With an attitude we like to think of as true Fargonian, Jeff said, “I figured even if we were rejected or didn't qualify, it wasn't going to stop me from starting something similar anyway. It's just a major bonus that we were in fact selected and are able to be a part of CreativeMornings' global network, so people from all over the world can see our talks and hear voices from Fargo next to those from Tokyo, New York, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, etc.” Jeff certainly tapped into a creative crew hungry for the opportunity. CreativeMornings sold out their first few events and, after moving to larger venue, Brewhalla, now max out at 100 people in attendance, blowing many of its big-city counterparts out of the water.

Many craft vendors and appreciators anticipate Unglued Craft Fest each year, for good reason!

1 Million Cups

Unglued: Craft Fest

Fargo is one of nearly 200 communities across the nation to have a local chapter of 1 Million Cups, a weekly presentation fueled by coffee and designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. The fact that Fargo does this is cool, but what’s truly impressive is that Fargo’s 1 Million Cups is the most well-attended chapter in the country. As organizer Greg Tehven of Emerging Prairie puts it, “We’re number one.”

Our thriving community of artists and makers throw a huge party each February at the Unglued: Craft Fest, now in its ninth year in downtown Fargo. Last year, the Craft Fest drew more than 5,000 people for the art market, which has a reputation that stretches well beyond our region. Organizer Ashley Morken of Unglued tells us their mission is to “inspire the snot out of our city with a weekend bursting at the seams with creativity.” As a proud sponsor and excited attendees, we say, “Mission accomplished.”

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INTERVIEW BY Alice Ancel Alice Ancel came to the FM area in the fall of 2017 for a job opportunity at Microsoft. Originally from Lille, France, Alice had the opportunity to live in France, Spain, China and Canada and has lived in multiple states in the US. A travel enthusiast, she is always planning her next adventure, and has visited 23 countries to date. She loves discovering new cultures and languages, building her international network and always seeking new experiences.

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hen I moved to Fargo in the Fall of 2017, I never thought I would one day meet the Consul General of my home country, France. Yet, not only did I get to meet Guillaume Lacroix, but with an incredible team of local collaborators, I was offered to plan and lead his visit to ensure the best possible experience at the time. Guillaume Lacroix was designated as the Consul General of France for the Midwest in August 2017. In his home at the time, Chicago, he met with John Machacek of the Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC, who intrigued him with Fargo fun facts and opportunities. He then took a few days in early December to come to Fargo to meet the ND Trade Office, Language and International program leads at our local schools, leaders at businesses (Fargo Jet Center, Microsoft, Amity Technology, Appareo) and elected representatives. We also hosted a happy hour at Front Street Taproom for French speakers in the community, which turned out to be an overwhelming success, with over 25 attendees. Finally, he was invited to the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on December 6th where he had the opportunity to discover many local businesses.


Consul General of France in the Midwest, what an exciting role! Can you share insights regarding your responsibilities and specifically, tell us about your mission in the mid-west? As the official French representative in the Midwest, I oversee the French citizens. My office in Chicago provides them with various services: IDs, travel documents, organization of elections, emergency assistance. The French community is well integrated and contributes to the economic prosperity in the Midwest. I am also in charge of the dialogue between my country and the elected leaders, from the state-level down to the city-level. This is a very exciting part of my job given the size of the territory and the political significance of the Midwestern region in the U.S. In my tenure, I have two main priorities: growing business opportunities and building bridges between the Midwest and France. My team and I encourage companies that are headquartered in the Midwest to invest in France. We encourage students to enroll in study abroad programs in France. We encourage the teaching of French language through immersion, from pre-K to high school. We encourage science and technology partnerships between the Midwest and France. We encourage the diffusion of French culture and we encourage tourists to come to France. So, a lot of encouragement – we can’t force anyone – I guess this is called soft power. Everything we do is only possible with teamwork: within the consulate, but also the network of honorary consuls in the Midwest, the French, francophone and francophile community. I like to say that we are one community, regardless of our citizenship, with one common cause: promoting exchanges between

France and America and building the future solidarity between our two societies. It is a lot of work and a lot of travel, which means meeting a lot of people. We have ambitious plans, but we are not starting from scratch. Two French companies already operate in North Dakota (Sodexo and Air Liquide). According to US and French figures, 600 jobs have been created by French companies in North Dakota. In Minnesota, 7,400 jobs have been created, which is significant. In 2017, US companies were at the origin of the highest number of new foreign investment projects in France. The same year, French companies were the largest source of job creation through Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S. Our efforts are paying off, but we must keep growing our exchanges, in particular in the education and research sectors. What does the French Community represent in terms of number of French Citizens in ND and in ND/MN jointly? In North Dakota, there are 80 French citizens. It is a small number. The community is bigger in Minnesota with more than 2,000 people. This is the third largest French community in the Midwest after Illinois and Michigan. The community I am referring to are the people with French citizenship. If French ancestry would be the criteria, we would not be talking of thousands, but rather millions of people. Can you tell us more about the FrenchAmerican Alliance history? France is America’s oldest ally. From Yorktown in 1781 to Omaha Beach in 1944, France and America have always stood together. We stand for the same values, championed

by both American and French Revolutions. The French people will never forget the sacrifice of America’s Greatest Generation to restore our independence and liberty in 1944. A few weeks after taking up my duties of Consul General in 2017, I came to Minot, North Dakota, to pin the medal of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest distinction, on Mr. Lynn Aas, a proud North Dakotan, for his service during World War II in France. French, the language of love. Can you share some insights on the opportunities for bilingual individuals? In our globalized economy, companies are looking for more employees who can navigate international dynamics. Exposure to foreign cultures, study abroad experiences and cross-cultural skills are elements that can make a big difference in the recruitment process. This is what I hear from companies. The French language is a door to the French-speaking world that, seen from Fargo, starts just around the corner at the Canadian border. One of the most interesting things I found out during my visit to Fargo was that a company like Microsoft is in need of French-speaking staff in order to work with the Canadian market. They say the trend is going to continue because more and more companies are working with the North-American market as a whole. Besides, speaking French gives you access to Europe (three EU countries are Frenchspeaking), Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. French is the only other language besides English that is spoken on all the continents. When did you first hear about Fargo? Would you be surprised if I said that I first heard about Fargo watching the prodigious movie by the Coen

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“Based-on-a-truestory” OR

Hospitality Vibrancy Quality of life Big sky Food and beer scene Lacroix visiting NDSU's Modern Languages department

brothers? I know this used to be controversial, but I can testify that the movie boosted your name recognition and popularity in France. Imagine what would have happened if the movie had ended up being called “Brainerd” as was originally planned! I am a fan of the movie and the three seasons of the series. I do not mind the accent, I do not mind the villains, I like the genius of the authors and the beauty of the landscapes. The film critic from Chicago Gene Siskel named “Fargo” movie of the year in 1996. At that time, I had no idea that one day I would serve in a diplomatic capacity in Chicago, be a partner of the Gene Siskel Film Theater and travel for business to Fargo. What did you enjoy most during your short stay in Fargo? People are so welcoming, from the Mayor, whom I met literally ten minutes after landing, to the waiter you see for lunch and meet again the same evening at a tap bar. If one day, at the end of my diplomatic career, I must relocate in the U.S., I would seriously consider Fargo. What surprised you most about Fargo?

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I did not expect to meet such a committed and strong Francophile community. They did not wait for a visit of a French consul – rightfully so – to build a network, have a weekly French conversation, cheer on the French national soccer team, host a French film festival and have strong French departments in the academic community. They came in force at the “Happy Hour with the French Consul” downtown. We decided to bring this energy to the next level and build more links between the FM area and France.

the recruitment of French-speakers, connect the innovation eco-system with the French scene in the Twin Cities in the context of the first FrenchAmerican Innovation Minnesota event in April this year, work with French universities and firms so that they can accommodate more students from Fargo, promote the French film festival, give a concrete follow-up to the discussion with Fargo-based companies. This is going to require team work: the local operators, the Francophile community and myself have a common interest in seeing all these things implemented.

Why should Fargo residents consider visiting France? France has a lot to offer. Not only Paris, the Louvre and the Versailles Palace, but also the beaches of Normandy, the hills of Champagne and Burgundy, my region. All are welcome: tourists, business people, students. If I fail to increase their numbers, I lose my job!

Finally, when are you coming back to Fargo? I would come next week if I could, since I have not tried all the restaurants downtown. But, to be more realistic, before the summer. This is the most secure way to ensure appropriate follow up. I will come back with the Science and Technology attaché of the consulate who believes that the agricultural sector offers fantastic opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships.

Key takeaways: What are the next steps following your trip? The operational list is long: work with the business community to promote


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While we all love a good cocktail, sometimes it’s nice to enjoy a delicious drink from the comforts of your own home. Whether you’re making a drink for yourself or you want to impress some party guests, we’ve got you covered. It's not quite that time of the year for ice-cold beverages yet, so this month we're making something warm and cozy: a kickin’ hot cocoa. In this concoction, the sweetness of hot chocolate meets a kick with some whiskey and chili. For this drink, mix hot chocolate (powdered mix is fine, we won’t judge) with your whiskey of choice. We opted for a Fireball cinnamon whiskey to add even more heat. To complement the cinnamon, add some pumpkin purée and your choice of either chili liqueur or a sprinkle of chili power on top. While it’s still freezing out, make the most of your comfortable evenings indoors. Next time you’re on the couch with a blanket and a movie, whip one of these up to really warm your night up. Cheers!

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KICKIN' HOT COCOA 1.5 oz Whiskey 0.5 oz Ancho Chili Liqueur (or sprinkle chili powder) 0.5 oz Real Pumpkin Puree 4 oz Hot Chocolate

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FEBRUARY EVENT CALENDAR

STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE AREA. Zen and the Art of Pub Trivia Every Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Zen and the Art of Pub Trivia explores the vast depths of our collective knowledge in digestible two-hour segments best enjoyed with other curious humans. Expect exploration into music, science, history, film, literature, geography, sports and more. Maximum team size of six. Beers and pride awarded to the top scoring teams! frontstreettaproom.com Front Street Taproom 614 Main Ave., Fargo

1 Million Cups

Every Wednesday from 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Join the vibrant entrepreneurial community of Fargo-Moorhead and Emerging Prairie by participating in an event filled with guest speakers, plenty of coffee, ideas and excellent networking opportunities. 1millioncups.com/fargo The Stage at Island Park 333 4th St. S., Fargo

EMSCULPT PREMIERE EVENT Thursday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m.

Grief Journeys For Men Support Group

Thanks to Catalyst Clinical Spa, Emsculpt® is finally in Fargo! Catalyst is proud to be the first and only provider of Emsculpt® in the area, and they invite you to celebrate with them. This celebration includes free drinks and appetizers, free swag bags to the first 75 guests (valued at more than $50), free personal consults, up to $1,000 off Emsculpt® Treatments, more than $5,000 in giveaway prizes and more! emsculptfargo.com Catalyst Medical Center 1800 21st Ave. S., Fargo

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Every third Tuesday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m.

This is a free ongoing grief support group for men who have experienced a loss through death. This group is free and open to the public. For more information or questions, call 800-237-4629 and ask to speak to the bereavement department. hrrv.org Hospice of the Red River Valley 1701 38th St. S., Fargo

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Sunday Brunch at Prairie Roots Food Co-Op Every Sunday at 10 a.m.

Prairie Roots Brunch features their oatmeal bar with local oatmeal from Doubting Thomas Farms, yogurt and granola bar, frittata, hash brown casserole, muffins, scones and more! They have soups and a salad bar, too, and their deli features Equal Exchange coffee and house-made chai every day. Brunch is from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and the salad bar and soups are from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. prairieroots.coop Prairie Roots Food Co-op 1213 NP Ave., Fargo

Creative Mornings

Every last Friday of the month at 8 a.m.

The national movement, CreativeMornings, has its own chapter here in town that brings the community together under two important things: breakfast and creative inspiration. They provide an open environment where anyone from the general public can gather and be inspired by makers, designers, artists, business leaders, non-profits, for-profits, solopreneurs and creative professionals. After all, everyone is creative and everyone is welcome! creativemornings.com/cities/far Drekker Brewing Co. - Brewhalla 1666 1st Ave. N., Fargo

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime Friday-Sunday, Feb. 1-3 and 7-9

The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. This play is a contemporary twist on a Sherlock Holmes-style mystery and the winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. app.arts-people.com Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre 333 4th St. S., Fargo

A Jazz History of WWI

Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Join presenter Bill Law for A Jazz History of WWI, a lecture exploring the intersections of World War I and American jazz music. The global war and the flu that followed formed one of the darkest times in our history, but the exportation of American jazz music by several African-American regiments stationed in France was one of the major cultural developments of the 20th century. Hjemkomst Center 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead

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REMEMBERING BOBBY VEE STARRING JEFF, TOMMY, MATT & BENNETT VEE Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.

Bobby Vee’s career started in Moorhead, Minn., on Feb. 3, 1959 when his group The Shadows volunteered to help fill in after learning about the plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. To honor his legacy, The Killer Vees, featuring Jeff, Tommy, Matt and Bennett Vee, along with George Maurer, will reunite one last time to say goodbye to their father, uncle, friend, mentor and band leader Bobby Vee. Complete with Bobby’s touring string section and cast members from Teen Idol: The Bobby Vee Story helping out on background vocals. jadepresents.com The Fargo Theatre 314 Broadway N., Fargo

Strong Women, Strong Coffee Friday, Feb. 8 from 8-9:30 a.m.

The North Dakota Women's Business Center presents Strong Women, Strong Coffee: Coffee in one hand, confidence in the other! Fueled by caffeine, join business professionals while learning something fresh and new for you or your business. You'll be surrounded by like-minded women who are focused on growth, high productivity and getting results. Beverages will be provided by Red River Coffee Co. Speakers include Billi Jo Zielinski, Jenessa Fillipi and Lori Schwartz. trainingnd.com Dakota Medical Foundation 4141 28th Ave. S., Fargo


up your map and mug at 74 Broadway N. the day of the event. A trolley will be provided free of charge for participants to utilize throughout the day. downtownfargo.com Downtown Fargo 74 Broadway N., Fargo

2019 Fargo Pond Hockey Classic: Novice Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 9-10

The Fargo Pond Hockey Classic showcases the game the way nature intended it to be played...on the ponds! The annual tournament features multiple rinks and a warming tent for those looking to escape the winter elements. Get your team together and sign up now! fargoparks.com Edgewood Golf Course 19 Golf Course Ave. N., Fargo

It’s Not You, It’s Me – The Second City Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m.

RED RIVER WINTER MARKET

Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Just because it's cold out doesn't mean you can't enjoy the farmer's market still! Join the Red River Market for a winter farmers' market at the Hjemkomst Center. This indoor event will feature pantry items, household goods, baked goods, art, hot food and beverages. Shop with your favorite Red River Market vendors while enjoying live music and more. redriver.market Hjemkomst Center 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead

RMHC 30th Annual Sweetheart Ball Saturday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.

Start your Valentine's Day celebrations early with an exciting evening of dining, dancing, bidding on live and silent auctions and supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley! This event is semiformal and tickets are $75 or $600 for a table of eight. rmhcfargo.org Holiday Inn Fargo 3803 13th Ave. S., Fargo

Coffee and Cocoa Crawl

Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join the Downtown Community Partnership for the 4th annual Coffee and Cocoa Crawl! Bundle up the kids and grab your friends for a day of sipping and shopping. Admission is just $15 (10 and under are free) and includes a mug and samples of coffee and cocoa at 25 different locations in Downtown Fargo. Pick

The Second City has been laughing at love and its infinite scroll of side effects for decades. In the world-famous comedy company’s latest laughter-inducing undertaking, "It’s Not You, It’s Me – The Second City" takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships. Your friends, your parents, even your blind date will find something achingly familiar to laugh at, thanks to comedy’s newest generation of writers and performers... who all fit squarely into the “it’s complicated” category! jadepresents.com The Fargo Theatre 314 Broadway N., Fargo

Intro to Cheesemaking Class Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 6-8 p.m.

Join Megan Lewis of Milk Made Catering as she welcomes Hannah Balko to help teach about fresh cheese making. In this class, you will learn the basics of cheesemaking and the keys to success, as well as create a fresh bruschetta and tapenade to enjoy with your fresh cheeses. milkmadecatering.com Square One Rental Kitchen & Events 1407 1st Ave. N., Fargo

Giving Hearts Day Thursday, Feb. 14

Giving Hearts Day is the largest 24hour giving event in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Each year, thousands of people rally around hundreds of nonprofits in our community saying, "count

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Big Band Night Benefitting CHARISM Thursday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Big Band Night is a fun-filled evening with live music with FM Jazz Orchestra, food, dancing, games, prizes and more. All proceeds from Big Band Night will go to CHARISM and will help them carry out their important mission and vision: supporting underserved youth and their families with the ultimate goal of achieving safe and peaceful neighborhoods of self-sufficient, contributing citizens in our community. Big Band Night will work in conjunction with Giving Hearts Day. facebook.com/bigbandnightfm Avalon Events Center 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo

Fargo Comedy Fest

Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 14-16

Presented by Captain Morgan, the inaugural year of Fargo’s premier stand-up comedy event will feature a dynamic lineup of national and regional comedians bringing the laughs to multiple local venues over the course of two days. Enjoy headlining performances at The Fargo Theatre Friday and Saturday night, with local and regional talent appearing throughout the week in The Cellar At Front Street Taproom. Headliners include Tig Notaro and Gary Gulman. fargocomedyfest.com The Fargo Theatre 314 Broadway N., Fargo

When Rap Luvs Back - Dizzy D Friday, Feb. 15

Hosted by Dizzy D w/ DJ Affilination, this will be a night of amazing regional freestyle and rap artists. The event aims to give back to the community, with proceeds going to The F5 Project. This is an all ages event with tickets being $10 for pre-sale and $12 at the door. takmusicvenue.com TAK Music Venue 1710 Center Ave., Dilworth

2019 Fargo Pond Hockey Classic: Silver & Gold Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 16-17

The Fargo Pond Hockey Classic showcases the game the way nature intended it to be played...on the ponds! The annual tournament features multiple rinks and a warming tent for

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LISSIE WITH ROSCOE & ETTA Monday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.

Lissie will be bringing her Americana sound here to Fargo for a solo, unplugged show. Be expecting a stripped down, personal evening including audience banter back and forth with Lissie and some amazing songs. Lissie stands out from the rest thanks to vocals that demand attention and her dreamy, yet completely down-to-earth catalogue of music. You won't want to miss this show. jadepresents.com Sanctuary Events Center 670 4th Ave. N., Fargo

those looking to escape the winter elements. Get your team together and sign up now! FargoParks.com Edgewood Golf Course 19 Golf Course Ave. N., Fargo

Make Your Own Beer Stein! Monday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Plains Art Museum and Fargo Brewing Company are joining forces to offer two great things – beer and something to drink it out of! Class will take place at Fargo Brewing Company, where Plains Art Museum instructors will guide participants through constructing and decorating their own hand-built stein. Clay and tools are provided, and participants will be able to select a glaze for your project. Class fee includes a complimentary glass of Fargo Brewing's finest. fargobrewing.com Fargo Brewing Company 610 North University Dr., Fargo


and adults, live music, swag bags, scavenger hunts, a craft beer garden, free gallery admission and fun in the great dead of winter! plainsart.org Plains Art Museum 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo

Maria Bamford

Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.

Expect a night of laughs in this standup comedy show from Maria Bamford with support from Jackie Kashian. Maria Bramford stars in her Netflix original show Lady Dynamite and is known for her selfdeprecating and often dark humor. jadepresents.com The Fargo Theatre 314 Broadway N., Fargo

Trivia Night for Special Olympics Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.

FARGO HOTDISH FESTIVAL Sunday, Feb. 24 from 2-6 p.m.

The first ever Fargo Hotdish Festival is happening at Brewhalla! One of our region's favorite dishes now gets its own festival. Be expecting all sorts of delicious hotdish dishes all in the beautiful surroundings of Brewhalla. drekkerbrewing.com Drekker Brewing Company - Brewhalla 1666 1st Ave. N., Fargo

Gather a team of eight of your smartest friends, colleagues and/or family members and join for the fourth annual trivia night and silent auction fundraiser to support Special Olympics North Dakota. Dress up in a matching outfit/theme with your team and get creative with your team name! Cost is $25/per person or $200/per team. facebook.com/sondcasscounty Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo

Fargo-Moorhead Comic-Con 9 Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 23-24

Red River Valley Home & Garden Show Friday-Sunday, Feb. 22-24

Don't miss the 58th Annual Red River Valley Home & Garden Show! This unique event showcases not only diverse products and services available in today's building industry, but it also puts consumers in contact with professionals in the field, a non-existent feature of online shopping. hbafm.com Fargodome 1800 University Dr. N., Fargo

9th Annual Unglued: Craft Fest!

Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The annual Unglued: Craft Fest is an inspired day of creative fun and celebration – and it takes care of that cabin fever in February! The event features around 70 carefully curated modern handmade maker, artist and crafter booths at Plains Art Museum. The Unglued Craft Fest also offers free workshops for kids

Fargo-Moorhead Comic-Con is the celebration of comics and popular culture in all media, be it print, film and TV, games, toys, art and much more! Highlights include local and regional vendors of all things comics and other assorted memorabilia. Video game tournaments and casual games will be there, and FMCC will also feature an assortment of panels and workshops, films and videos and a costume contests. fargomoorheadcomiccon.com Ramada Fargo 3333 13th Ave. S., Fargo

Cheese + Cider Pairing at Wild Terra

Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 25-26 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Join Milk Made and Wild Terra Cider for an evening of cheese and cider pairings. Come and enjoy four unique cheeses, four delicious ciders, bread, crackers, fresh and dried fruits. You are sure to walk away with new information about cider and cheese and enjoy a night of fun! milkmadecatering.com Wild Terra Cider 6 12th St. N., Fargo

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606 Main Ave., Fargo

8:30 p.m. Rhombus Guys Pizza

404 4th Ave. N, Fargo

Sidestreet Grille & Pub

675 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

8 p.m. Three Lyons Pub

1340 21st Ave. S, Fargo

7:30 p.m. The Alibi Lounge

803 Belsly Blvd., Moorhead

420 Center Ave, Moorhead

Vic's Lounge

4445 17th Ave. S, Fargo

8 p.m. Fargo Brewing Ale House

3234 43rd St. S, Fargo

7:30 p.m. Fargo Billiards and Gastropub

701 Main Ave. E, West Fargo

Work Zone

1710 Center Ave. E, Dilworth

Red Hen Taphouse

4474 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

Prairie Brothers Brewing Co.

808 30th Ave S, Moorhead

O'Leary's Pub

1100 19th Ave. N, Fargo

9 p.m. Labby’s Grill & Bar

2510 University Drive S, Fargo

Pepper’s Sports Cafe

1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

JC Chumley’s

1640 13th Ave E, West Fargo

8 p.m Boston's Pizza

202 Broadway N, Fargo

VFW: Downtown Fargo

221 Sheyenne St., West Fargo

The Silver Dollar Bar & The Flying Pig Grill

3140 Bluestem Dr, West Fargo

Pub West

315 2nd St SE, Glyndon

The Hill Bar & Grill

3140 Bluestem Drive #105, West Fargo

Flatland Brewery

610 University Drive N, Fargo

Fargo Brewing Company

349 Knutson St, Mapleton

Drumconrath Brewing Co

Dave’s Southside Tap

614 Main Ave., Fargo

Front Street Taproom

325 10th St. N, Fargo

7 p.m. Bomb Shelter

WEDNESDAYS

1405 Prairie Parkway, West Fargo

7 p.m. Bar Nine

7 p.m. Fort Noks Bar of Gold

52 Broadway N, Fargo

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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE WITH GENERAL OR THEMED TRIVIA AT SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE AREA BARS AND RESTAURANTS.

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675 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

8 p.m. Three Lyons Pub

212 Broadway N, Fargo

7:30 p.m. Rosey’s Bistro

1414 12th Avenue North, Fargo

Herd and Horns

3333 13th Ave S, Fargo

7 p.m. D'Woods Lounge (at the Ramada)

THURSDAYS

2630 University Drive S, Fargo

8 p.m. The Bowler

420 Center Ave., Moorhead

7:30 p.m. Vic’s Lounge

226 Broadway N, Fargo

6 p.m. Dempsey’s

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DRINKSPECIALS FARGO

Alibi Lounge and Casino 1340 21st Ave S, Fargo

The Bismarck Tavern

522 Broadway N, Fargo The Boiler Room 210 Broadway N, Fargo

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All Day: $3 Jack Fire and Jag Shots. Noon-7pm: $2.25 wells, talls; domestic pints; $3 22oz Domestic Beer, $4.25 Craft Beer. 7pm-2am: $3 Domestic Talls $4.25 Craft Pints

All Day: $3 Jack Fire and Jag Shots. Noon-7pm: $2.25 wells, talls; domestic pints; $3 22oz Domestic Beer, $4.25 Craft Beer. 7pm-2am: $3 Domestic Talls $4.25 Craft Pints

All Day: $3 Jack Fire and Jag Shots. Noon-7pm: $2.25 wells, talls; domestic pints; $3 22oz Domestic Beer, $4.25 Craft Beer. 7pm-2am: $3 Domestic Talls $4.25 Craft Pints

All Day: $3 Jack Fire and Jag Shots. Noon-7pm: $2.25 wells, talls; domestic pints; $3 22oz Domestic Beer, $4.25 Craft Beer. 7pm-2am: $3 Domestic Talls $4.25 Craft Pints

All Day: $3 Jack Fire and Jag Shots. Noon-7pm: $2.25 wells, talls; domestic pints; $3 22oz Domestic Beer, $4.25 Craft Beer. 7pm-2am: $3 Domestic Talls $4.25 Craft Pints

All Day: $3 Jack Fire and Jag Shots. Noon-7pm: $2.25 wells, talls; domestic pints; $3 22oz Domestic Beer, $4.25 Craft Beer. 7pm-2am: $3 Domestic Talls $4.25 Craft Pints

All Day: $3 Jack Fire and Jag Shots. Noon7pm: $2.25 wells, talls; domestic pints; $3 22oz Domestic Beer, $4.25 Craft Beer. 7pm-2am: $3 Domestic Talls $4.25 Craft Pints

$3.75 Jack Daniel's, Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

$3.25 import & craft bottles, Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

$2.75 Windsor, Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

$2.95 Captain Morgan, Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

$3.50 Crown Royal/ Crown Apple, $2.95 Bloody Marys and Caesars until noon

$3.25 Stoli, Happy Hour 4-8pm: 50¢ off everything

½ all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

½ all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

½ all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

½ all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

½ all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pm-midnight

½ all drinks and apps 10pmmidnight

½ all drinks and apps 4-6pm and 10pmmidnight

College ID Night: $7 cover ($10 without ID) all you can drink taps & wells from 9pm.midnight, 2-4-1 Burgers, 2-4-1s all day

Ladies Night: $7 cover all you can drink taps & wells from 9pm.midnight, 2-4-1s all day

3-4-1s 9pmmidnight, 2-4-1s all day

2-4-1s all day

2-4-1s all day

* This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.

Bomb Shelter 325 10th St. N, Fargo

2-4-1 drinks all day, 2-4-1 appetizers

Borrowed Buck’s Roadhouse 1201 Westrac Drive, Fargo

Any Monday of your birthday month: receive a free 40oz. bucket of booze, 8-11pm: $2 domestic bottles for everyone

8-11pm: $2 tall taps, wells & teas

50¢ taps, $1 Captain Morgan and teas 8pm-midnight

2-for-1 domestic bottles, Jack & Jack Honey 8pmmidnight

7-9pm: $7 all you can drink, 9-11pm: $2.50 tall taps, teas, Morgans & bomb shots

7-9pm: 79¢ teas, 9-11pm: $2.50 tall taps, teas, Morgans & bomb shots

The Bowler 2630 University Drive S, Fargo

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

$3 Captain Morgan, Bacardi, Chuck Norris & Ninja Turtle Shots, $3.50 Tito’s Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel's and Crown Royal

Happy Hour 4-7pm, Patron shots $3.50 all day

Happy Hour 4-7pm, $3.00 domestic pounders from 9 to 11pm. Ice Hole shots $3.50 all day

Happy Hour 4-7pm: drinks as low as 50¢, pull tab Happy Hour replay 9-11pm. Goldschlager shots $3.50 all day

Happy Hour 4-7pm, Captain Morgan at $3.00 from 9-11pm. Jagermeister shots $3.50 all day

Happy Hour 4-7pm, Windsor at $3.00 from 9-11pm. Romana Sambuca shots $3.50 all day

Happy Hour 4-7pm, Tito's Vodka $3.50 from 9-11pm. Jose Cuervo shots $3.50 all day

Happy Hour 4-7pm, $6.00 pitchers from 9-11pm. Rumpleminze shots $3.50 all day. Service Industry Sunday

Bulldog Tap 4265 45th St. S, Fargo

$3.50 tall domestic taps 6pm-close

$2.75 domestic bottles 8pm-midnight

$3.50 UV and Bacardi 8pm-midnight

$3.25 Captain Morgan, $3.75 Crown Royal 8pm-midnight

$3.75 Stoli and Jack Daniels 8pm-midnight

$3.50 Smirnoff and Windsor 8pm-midnight

$3.50 tall domestic taps and import bottles all day

Chub’s Pub & Package Place 421 University Drive N, Fargo

Big Mug Monday (8pm-Close): $5.95 New Mug, $3.95 Refills

8pm-Close: $1.00 Off Taps & Wells (Including Craft Beers), Free Pool & Darts

Big Mug Wednesday (8pm-Close): $5.95 New Mug, $3.95 Refills, $1 off Captain Morgan

8pm-Close: 50¢ Busch Light Taps, $2.95 Ice Hole & Fireball

8pm-Close: Beer & A Bump Night: Beer and an Ice Hole for $6.00, $2.95 Old School Long Island Teas, $2.95 Stumplifers

8am-Noon: $1 off Bloody Mary’s & Caesars, 8pm-Close: $1 off Crown Royal & Tito’s

Sunday Funday (12pm2am): $1.00 Off All Drinks In Your Chub's Gear

The Box 1025 38th St. SW, Fargo (Inside the Fargo Inn & Suites)

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Dempsey’s 226 Broadway N, Fargo

$3.50 Bacardi, Malibu and Morgan starting at 9pm

$2.50 domestic taps and well drinks starting at 9pm

Old School Night starting at 9pm: $3 Old Style, High Life and Hamms

$4 specialty or import bottled/tap beer starting at 9pm

$3.50 Old Style and $5.25 Jameson starting at 9pm

$3.50 Old Style and $5.25 Jameson starting at 9pm

Happy Hour prices 4-7pm, employee prices for all 7pm-close

D’Woods Lounge 3333 13th Ave. S, Fargo

$2.75 domestic bottles, $3 Bacardi

$2.75 domestic bottles, $1 off Martinis

$3.50 Stoli and domestic taps

$3.50 Crown Royal and taps

$3.75 teas, $3 Windsor

$3 Smirnoff and Captain Morgan

½ off all bottles of

$2 off Crafted cocktails 3-9pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off tap and bottled beer, cocktails and wine by the glass

$3 off wine flights 3-9pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off tap and bottled beer, cocktails and wine by the glass

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pmclose: $1 off all tap and bottled beer, cocktails and wine by the glass

$1 off Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Screwdrivers noon-5pm

$1 off Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Screwdrivers noon5pm

by the glass

$2 off Beer flights 3-9 pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off tap and bottled beer, cocktails and wine by the glass

$3.75 Crown Royal

$3.25 Bacardi, $3.50 Titos

$3.25 Windsor, $3.25 FBC & Drekker

$3.75 Jameson

$3.75 Stoli, $4.25 Jack Daniel's

$3.75 Import/ Craft bottles, $3.50 Captain Morgan

$2.75 Rail vodka, $3.25 Windsor

$4 pints 4-6pm

$4 pints 4-6pm

$4 pints 4-6pm

$4 pints 4-6pm

Fort Noks Bar of Gold 52 Broadway N, Fargo

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $1 off all Taps, Wells & Domestic Bottles. Bucket of Beers $15 (Any 5 Beers). $4.50 Long Islands & Margaritas

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $1 off all Taps, Wells & Domestic Bottles. $3.50 Tap Beers all day (Pint glasses)

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $1 off all Taps, Wells & Domestic Bottles. $3 Select Whiskeys and $3 Import and Domestic Microbrew bottles all day. ½ price bottles of wine

Happy Hour All Day ($1 off all Taps, Wells, and Domestic Bottled Beer). 3 for 1’s from 7-10pm Domestic Taps and Well Drinks (made in plastic cups)

Happy Hour 4-7pm: $1 off all Taps, Wells & Domestic Bottles. $3.50 Stoli Flavors (adding some juices and energy drinks is an up charge). $3.50 Icehole Flavors and Fireball shots. $2 Well Drinks & Domestic Bottles (8-10pm)

$4 Bloody Mary’s and Caesar’s (26pm). $3.50 Chuck Norris & Jag Bomb Shots. $3.50 Select Rums (Morgan, Bacardi Flavors, Don Q, Sailor Jerry and Malibu). $2 Well Drinks & Domestic Bottles (8-10pm)

All Specials from the week apply (excludes $2 wells and Domestics)

Frank’s Lounge 2640 52nd Ave. S, Fargo

Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pmmidnight: $1 off spirits, wine and beer

Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pmmidnight: $1 off spirits, wine and beer and half price wine glasses and bottles

Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pmmidnight: $1 off spirits, wine and beer, $4 Tito's Vodka

Happy Hour 4-6pm and 9pmmidnight: $1 off spirits, wine and beer and $1 off bottles and cans of beer

$4 Grey Goose and Crown Royal, $5 off any Frank's apparel

$5 build-your-own Bloody Mary or Mimosa bar 11am4pm

$5 build-yourown Bloody Mary or Mimosa bar 11am-4pm, all day Happy Hour, half price tap beer all day

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off pints, $5 Flight of the Month

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off pints, $5 Flight of the Month

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off pints, $5 Flight of the Month

Happy Hour 4-6pm: $1 off pints, $5 Flight of the Month

Happy Hour noon5pm: $1 off pints, $5 Flight of the Month

Golf Addiction 4474 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

Mulligan Monday: 2-for-1 taps

Twosday: $2 domestic bottles

Apple Winesday: Half price appetizers and wine

Thirstday: $2 Green Cup Fills

$5 domestic pitchers

Granite City 1636 42nd St. S, Fargo

$5 cocktails 3-6pm and 9pm-close

$5 cocktails and $6.75 growler fills and $7.50 pitchers 3-6pm and 9pmclose

$5 cocktails 3-6pm and 9pm-close

$5 cocktails and $6.75 growler fills and $7.50 pitchers from 3-6pm and 9pm-close

$5 cocktails 3-6pm and 9pm-close

Hennessy's Irish Pub 4323 45th St. S, Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off all drinks

7-Close: $3 Bud & Bud Light Pints

7-Close: Mug Night. $5.75 first fill $3.75 domestic refills. First fill free on the week of your birthday

7-Close: $3.50 Long Island Teas & $3 Well Drinks

Happy Hour 3-5

$3 Mimosas, $4 Bison Bombs, $5.50 Green Tea Cocktails

$11 for 5 Pounders. Add $2 more for premium

Doolittles wine 4-11pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and Woodfire Grill 9pm-close: $1 off 2112 25th St. S, tap and bottled beer, Fargo cocktails and wine Empire 424 Broadway N, Fargo ​Fargo Brewing Company 610 University Drive N, Fargo

* This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.

Front Street Taproom 614 Main Ave., Fargo

Herd and Horns All Day Happy Hour $1 off Drinks & $2 1414 12th Ave. N, off Appetizers Fargo

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$2 Green Cup Fills

$1 PBR Pounders & $2 Green Cup fills (22oz. of beer in a Green Golf Addiction Cup) Bottomless Mimosas noon-5pm for $7.99


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All day: $3.50 jumbo teas, $5.25 top shelf, Happy Hour 3-7pm: $2.95 premium well drinks, domestic taps & bottled beer

8-close bucket of beers: 5 domestic for $2.95 each or 5 craft for $3.50. Happy Hour 3-7pm: $2.95 premium well drinks, domestic taps & bottled beer

F&F Poor Boy Pounders $2.95/$3.25, Happy Hour 3-7pm: $2.95 premium well drinks, domestic taps & bottled beer

9pm-close: $1 off domestic bottled beer & premium well, Happy Hour 3-7pm: $2.95 premium well drinks, domestic taps & bottled beer

11am-3pm: $3.95 mimosas, screwdrivers & bloodies, 9pm-close: $1 off domestic bottles & premium well drinks, Happy Hour 3-7pm

Lucky’s 13 Pub $2.50 short domestic 4301 17th Ave. S, beers Fargo

3pm-close: ½ Price Margaritas & $3.00 Coronas & DosEquis Ambar

$3.50 tall domestic taps 3pm-close

½ bottles of wine, $2.50 PBR, Hamms and Busch Light Pounders 3 p.m.close

Happy Hour 3-6pm

9am-4pm $3 Mimosas and $6.75 BLT Bloody Marys

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm & 9-10pm: $2 off wine or beer by the glass & ½ price cheese plates

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm: $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm: $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm: $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm: $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm: $3 select beer and drinks

Labby’s Grill & Bar 1100 19th Ave. N, Fargo

Luna Fargo 1545 University Drive S, Fargo

Big Mug Night 8-close: $3.95 32 oz domestic refills, $7.95 premium well drinks. Happy Hour 3-7pm: $2.95 premium well drinks, domestic taps & bottled beer

Mezzaluna 309 Roberts St. N, Fargo

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Happy Hour all day, $1.25 off all drinks and $3 Mimosas

The Northern 325 10th St. N, Fargo

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m., 2-4-1 appetizers

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m., 2-4-1 Burgers

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m., $9.75 8oz Steak Dinner

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m., $6.50 Fried Chicken Dinner

Homestyle Lunch Buffet from 11 a.m. 2 p.m., Happy Hour 5-7 p.m.

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m.

NoBull Smokehouse 609 NP Ave, Fargo

$3 Any Bourbon 4 pm -Close

$2.50 Tap Beers 4 pm-Close

Swine and Wine, Buy a bottle/glass of wine, second one is one penny 4 pm-Close

Bucket Special 4-10pm: buy 3 bottles get two free. Bones, Beer, Bourbon-$12.99

2-4-$1s Single Shot Drinks, Taps and Teas 10 pm-Close

2-4-$1s Single Shot Drinks, Taps and Teas 10 pm-Close

Happy Hour All Day

$3 rum and $3 Long Island teas

$.50 taps from 7PMClose

$3 Whiskey's and $3.50 Crowns

2 for 1 Bottle Beers and Well drinks

Happy Hour all day

7-9pm: Pay The Day Tap Beer & 9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

7-9pm: $1 You Call It’s & 9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

4-10pm: ½ Glass Or Bottle Of Wine

9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

11am-2pm: $2.95 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas & 9-11pm: $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs

11am-2pm: $2.95 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas

6-10pm: $2 rail and call drinks, $2 select tap & bottled beer and $4 house wines

3-6pm: $2 rail and call drinks, $2 select tap & bottled beer and $4 house wines

3-6pm: $2 rail and call drinks, $2 select tap &bottled beer and $4 house wines $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs, 9-11pm

$2.95 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas 11am-2pm & $2.75 OB Beers, Booze & Bombs 9-11pm

$2.95 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosas 11am-2pm

$3 Fireball & Icehole, $3 Captain Morgan, $4 Domestic Tap Jar, $5 Kona Big Wave (Jar $8), $7 Well Jar

$2 Domestic Tap (until 10pm), $2 Wells (until 10pm), $3 Domestic Bottles, $3 Fireball & Icehole, $5 Kona Big Wave (Jar $8), $8 Well Jars

$2 Domestic Tap (until 10pm), $2 Wells (until 10pm), $3 Fireball & Icehole, $4 Crown Royal (until 10pm), $5 Kona Big Wave (Jar $8)

$2 Domestic Tap (until 10pm), $2 Wells (until 10pm), $3 Fireball & Icehole, $4 Jack Daniels (until 10pm), $4 Chuck Norris (until 10pm), $5 Kona Big Wave (Jar $8)

$2 off wine and liquor flights 3pmclose, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pmclose: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

$2 off culinary cocktails 3pm-close, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

O’Kelly’s 3800 Main Ave., Fargo

* This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.

Old Broadway City Club 22 Broadway N, Fargo Old Broadway Grill 22 Broadway N, Fargo OB Sport Zone 22 Broadway N, Fargo

3-6pm: $2 rail and call drinks, $2 select tap & bottled beer and $4 house wines & $5.95 Domestic Pitchers, 6-10pm

$2 rail and call drinks, $2 select tap & bottled beer and $4 house wines

Pickled Parrot 505 3rd Ave. N, Fargo

Porter Creek Hardwood Grill ​1 555 44th St. S, Fargo

½ draft beer 3pm-close, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

½ bottles of wine 3pm-close, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $1 off cocktails, beer and wine

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Happy Hour all day

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Pounds ​6 12 1st Ave. N, Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $4 signature Mules, $5 40oz bottle beers and $6 32oz Fruitopias

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $4 signature Mules, $5 40oz bottle beers and $6 32oz Fruitopias

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $4 signature Mules, $5 40oz bottle beers and $6 32oz Fruitopias

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close: $4 signature Mules, $5 40oz bottle beers and $6 32oz Fruitopias

Happy Hour Specials, 3-6pm & 9-Close; $4 Moscow Mules, $5 40oz beers, $6 32oz Frutopias

Fargo's Best Build Your Own Bloody Mary & Mimosa bar! $9

Fargo's Best Build Your Own Bloody Mary & Mimosa bar! $9

Radisson 201 5th St. N. Fargo

½ appetizers 4-6pm and 9-11pm; $1 off beer, well and wine drinks

½ appetizers 4-6pm and 9-11pm; $1 off beer, well and wine drinks

½ appetizers 4-6pm and 9-11pm; $1 off beer, well and wine drinks and half price select bottles of wine and $2 off glass of wine

½ appetizers 4-6pm and 9-11pm; $1 off beer, well and wine drinks

Rhombus Guys 606 Main Ave., Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close: $2 off tall beers, $1 off short beers and shot drinks

Drink Local Night 8pm: $3 Proof products and $1 off local beers, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close

Half off glasses and bottles of wine starting at 6pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close

$4 pints of Rhombus beer starting at 9pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close

$3 Deep Eddy Vodka starting at 8pm, Happy Hour 3-6pm and 10pm-close

$4 craft beer pints and 2-for-1 wells starting at 9pm

Bloody Mary Bar 11am-4 pm, $5 well vodka, $6 premium vodka, $3 you-call-its for service industry all day

Rick’s Bar 2721 Main Ave., Fargo

$3.05 Captain Morgan, $3.45 tall domestic taps 4:30pm-close

$3.75 Crown Royal, $3.95 Crown Black

$2.95 Bacardi and domestic bottles 4:30pm-close

Mug Club Night $3.75 Jack Daniel's and teas

$3.25 UV Vodka

$3.25 import and specialty bottles $3.25 Ice Hole shots

$3.35 tall domestic taps all day $2.75 well drinks 4:30pm-close

Rooter’s Bar 107 Broadway N, Fargo

$2 12oz. domestic draws all day

$2.50 Domestic Bottles all day; 9pm – 1am Late Night Happy Hour 2-for-1 Drinks

$2.50 Captain Morgan and Windsor all day; 9 pm – 1 am $3 PBR Pounders

$3 Rooter’s Rootbeers and $7.50 Domestic Pitchers all day

9 pm—1 am $2.50 12 oz Domestic Draw Beers

11 am – 4 pm $2.50 Homemade Bloody Mary w/ Beer Chaser; 9pm-1am $2.50 12 oz Domestic Draw Beers

Rosey's Bistro 212 Broadway N, Fargo

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm ½ priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm ½ priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm ½ priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm ½ priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm ½ priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour 3 - 6 pm ½ priced apps & $2 off all drinks, Happy Hour 9 pm - Close $2 off all drinks

Happy Hour all day

Local Night: $3.30 Proof's 2 Docks Vodka and $1 off local brews from N.D., S.D., and Minn., Happy Hour open-7pm: $1 off all drinks

$3.30 Captain Morgan, $3.85 Crown Royal, Happy Hour open7pm: $1 off all drinks

$3.30 Deep Eddy Vodka, $3.85 Jack Daniels, Happy Hour open-7pm: $1 off all drinks

$3.25 domestic bottles; $3.85 Icehole, Fireball and Dr. McGillicuddy's, Happy Hour open7pm: $1 off all drinks

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

$4.30 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3.30 Mimosas

Happy Hour 3pm-6pm. 9pmmidnight: $2 Well drinks & Domestic Bottles, $4 Crown Royal & Tito, $5 Patron

11am-2pm: $15 Bottomless, Mimosas, Bloody Marys/ Caesars,Domestic Taps. 9pmmidnight: $2 Well drinks & Domestic Bottles, $4 Crown Royal & Titos, $5 Patron

11am-2pm: $15 Bottomless, Mimosas, Bloody Marys/ Caesars,Domestic Taps. 9pm-midnight: 2-4-1’s

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, Liquid Ice & Svedka Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours.

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, Liquid Ice & Svedka Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, Liquid Ice & Svedka Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours.

The Round Up Saloon 4501 Urban Plains Drive, Fargo

Shotgun Sally’s Rock & Roll Saloon 1515 42nd St. S, Fargo

Happy Hour 3pm6pm. 6pm-9pm: $10 Pitchers, $2 Pounders

Happy Hour 3pm-6pm. 3pmmidnight: $3 Tall Domestics, $5 Tall Crafts

Happy Hour 3pm-6pm. 9pmmidnight: Ladies Night; (3pm-9pm): $0.50 Wings

Happy Hour 3pm6pm. 9pm-midnight: MUG Night$5 Mug/ FREE with valid college ID; $2 Refills

Sickie's Garage 3431 Fiechtner Drive S, Fargo

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, Liquid Ice & Svedka Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, Liquid Ice & Svedka Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, Liquid Ice & Svedka Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours

All day every day drink specials: $3 Sailor Jerry, Svedka Vodka, Liquid Ice & Svedka Vodka, $4 Jack Daniel’s and $5 El Jimador Margaritas, plus 2 happy hours.

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$4 All Irish Whiskeys, $.75 off Craft & Import Beers, $6 Sidestreet Teas Happy Hour 2pm-7pm $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 mystery shots

All Day Happy Hour 11am - Midnight: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all beer pitchers. Happy Hour 2-7pm: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 mystery shots

$4.00 Jameson Irish Whiskey. Happy Hour 2pm7pm: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 mystery shots

Happy Hour 2pm7pm: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 mystery shots

$4 Stoli, $4 Summit pints. Happy Hour 2pm.-7pm: $.50 off all drinks and beers, $1 off all pitchers, $3.00 mystery shots

$4 Jack Daniels and Jim Beam, $1 off ALL local beers and spirits

Service Industry Sunday Funday! (With valid server ID): $1 off "You Call Its" for all of our Service Industry Family, $2 off All Pitchers

$3.15 Miller High Life bottles $3.40 Bacardi Limon and Sailor Jerry's

$3.15 Bud and Bud Light bottles

$3.15 Bud and Bud Light bottles $3 White Zin and merlot wines

$3.15 Coors Light and Mich Golden Light bottles

$3.15 Bud and Bud Light bottles, $3.40 Captain Morgan

$3.75 Bloody Marys and Caesars, all day well specials $2.75

$2.80 all wells, $5.25 Busch Light pitchers

Speck’s Bar 2611 Main Ave., Fargo

$3.25 Beer pounders, free pool and darts

$3.25 Windsor and Black Velvet, free pool and darts

$3.25 Captain Morgan, $4 Jack Daniels

$3.25 domestic can beers, $3.25 Bacardi

$3.50 Import and craft beer

$3.50 UV Vodka and Dr Mc

$3.85 22oz taps, $3 well drinks, free pool and darts

Spirits Lounge 3803 13th Ave. S, Fargo

Happy Hour drink specials all day: $3 jumbo domestic beers and $1 off well pours

2-for-1 cocktails all day, Happy Hour 4-7pm: $3 jumbo domestic beers and $1 off well pours

$4 mule drinks all day, Happy Hour 4-7pm: $3 jumbo domestic beers and $1 off well pours

$4 Mojitos all day, Happy Hour 4-7pm: $3 jumbo domestic beers and $1 off well pours

Happy Hour drink specials open-4pm

Happy Hour drink specials all day

Sports Bar 619 NP Ave. N, Fargo

$2.50 tap beer pints, $3.50 talls

$2.50 Stoli and $3.50 Stoli with energy drink

College Night: Half price domestic pitchers

$2.95 Jack Daniel's, Captain Morgan, Bombay Sapphire and Grey Goose

½ off pitchers 7-10 pm

½ off pitchers 7-10 pm

$3 pounders, $3.50 Bloody Marys

Tailgators Sports Cafe 1322 Main Ave, Fargo

6-10pm: $3.50 tall Crown Royal, $3 UV Vodka

6-10pm: $3.25 Happy Hour bottles, $3 Captain Morgan

6-10pm: $8.50 domestic pitchers, $3 wells and Ice Hole shots

6-10pm: $2.75 Schnapps shots, $3.75 Gator Teas and import bottles

6-10pm: $3 Bacardi and Windsor, $3.50 Chuck Norris or Jag Bombs

Noon-10pm: $3.25 Happy Hour pints and bottles, $1 off whiskeys, $4.25 Bloody Marys

Noon-10pm: $3.25 Happy Hour pints and bottles, $1 off whiskeys, $4.25 Bloody Marys

Best Brews and BBQ: Two free tap pints and free apps from 530-7pm

Buy one mug, get one half off tap beer

Sidestreet Grille & Pub 404 4th Ave. N, Fargo Slammer’s Sports Bar & Grill 707 28th Ave. N, Fargo

True North Bistro 5064 23rd Ave. S, Fargo

Server industry night (one free half pint of beer with proof of server training card.)

* This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.

$2 off everything 3-6pm, $5 glasses of vegan wine, half price vodka and cognac after 9pm

$2 off everything 3-6pm, half price tequila and rum after 9pm

BYO Wine Night ($7 corkage fee) and ½ price bottles of wine, $2 off everything 3-6pm, ½ whiskey and gin after 9pm

$5 sparkling wines, $2 off everything 3-6pm, half price beer and wine after 9pm

9pm-close: half off all beer, glass wine, single shot well pours

9pm-close: half off all beer, glass wine, single shot well pours

$3 Captain Morgan

$6 domestic pitchers

$3 Windsor

$3 domestic pounders and bottles

$3 teas

Happy Hour 11am5pm

Vinyl Taco 520 1st Ave. N, Fargo

$2 off jumbo 32oz. Margaritas

$2 off PBR pounders, $1 off Mojitos

$1 off Proud Mary Pina Colada

$2 off all tequila shots

$1 off Cadillac Margaritas, $2 Margaritas 9pmclose

$1 Let's Get It On Lemonades, $1 Sangria, $2 off Margaritas 9pmclose

Wild Terra Cider and Brewing 6 12th St N, Fargo

Happy Hour 4-6: $1 Off Ciders and Buy One Glass, Get One Free Glass of Wine. $1 Off Starters

Happy Hour 4-6: $1 Off Ciders and Buy One Glass, Get One Free Glass of Wine. $1 Off Starters

Happy Hour 4-6: $1 Off Ciders and Buy One Glass, Get One Free Glass of Wine. $1 Off Starters

Happy Hour 4-6: $1 Off Ciders and Buy One Glass, Get One Free Glass of Wine. $1 Off Starters

Happy Hour 4-6: $1 Off Ciders and Buy One Glass, Get One Free Glass of Wine. $1 Off Starters

9-10pm: $1 drinks, 10-11pm: $2 drinks

9-11pm: $2 drinks and bomb shots

9pm-midnight: $3 drinks and 2-for-1 shots

$3.30 Captain Morgan, $3.50 Long Island Iced Tea

$3.30 Bloody Mary and Caesars, $3.30 import bottles

$3.30 Bloody Mary and Caesars, $6 domestic pitchers, $8 import pitchers

Twist 220 Broadway N, Fargo VFW: Downtown

202 Broadway N, Fargo

The Windbreak 3150 39th St. S, Fargo Woody’s Bar 1550 32nd Ave. S, Fargo

4-7pm and 9-11pm: $1 off all drinks

4-7pm and 9-11pm: $1 off all drinks

4-7pm and 9-11pm: $1 off all drinks

Ladies Night: Ladies drink free (select taps and wells) 9pm-midnight, 9-11pm: guys get $2 drinks, $2 bomb shots

Happy Hour All Day ($1 off all drinks)

$3.30 Captain Morgan, $3.30 Bacardi and Flavors

$3.30 Deep Eddy Vodka, $3.30 glasses of bota box wine

$3.85 Crown Royal, $3.85 Jack Daniel's

Happy Hour all day

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Bar Nine 1405 Prairie Pkwy., West Fargo

4-6pm: $1 off taps, apps, wells, & domestic bottles & 9pm-12am: $1 off Domestic Mugs & Stoli

4-6pm: $1 off taps, apps, wells, & domestic bottles & 9-12am: $1 off All Taps, Bottles & Pounders

4-6pm: $1 off taps, apps, wells, & domestic bottles & 9pm-12am: $1.50 off all Beer Mugs

4-6pm: $1 off taps, apps, wells, & domestic bottles & 9pm-12am: $1 off Domestic Mugs & Jameson

4-6pm: $1 off taps, apps, wells, & domestic bottles & 9pm-12am: $1 off Captain Morgan & Bacardi

9pm-12am: $1 off Tito's & Deep Eddy

All day: $8 Domestic Pitchers & $1 off Fireball & Iceholes

Blarney Stone 1910 9th St. E, West Fargo

Early Happy Hour 3pm- 6pm. Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

Early Happy Hour 3pm- 6pm. Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

Early Happy Hour 3pm- 6pm. Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

Early Happy Hour 3pm- 6pm. Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

Early Happy Hour 3pm- 6pm. Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

Late night happy hour: 9pm-close: $2 off Drafts, $1 off House Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

All Day $1 off Drafts, $1 off house Wine, Dublin Bar Pours (2 for 1s)

Blvd Pub 3147 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $2 off All Tall Beers, Rail Drinks, All Glasses of Wine, All Appetizers

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $2 off All Tall Beers, Rail Drinks, All Glasses of Wine, All Appetizers

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $2 off All Tall Beers, Rail Drinks, All Glasses of Wine, All Appetizers

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $2 off All Tall Beers, Rail Drinks, All Glasses of Wine, All Appetizers

Happy Hour 3-6pm: $2 off All Tall Beers, Rail Drinks, All Glasses of Wine, All Appetizers

Gameday specials: free chili bar, $3 PBR and Busch Lite pounders, happy hour 1 hr before game time

Happy Hour all day: $2 off All Tall Beers, Rail Drinks, All Glasses of Wine, All Appetizers

Hooligans 3330 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

Mug Night: $7 mug and fill, $3 domestic and $5 non-domestic refills

$4 tall domestic taps, half-price bottles of wine

$2.50 domestic bottles

Tea Night: $5 colossal teas

$3.50 well drinks all day

$2 pounders, domestic pitcher and a large pizza for $20

$8 pitchers of beer, $8.99 ultimate Bloody Marys, $3 Mimosas

Pub West 3140 Bluestem Drive, West Fargo

$3.50 tall domestic beer, $4.50 tall craft beer

$3.50 Captain Morgan and Bacardi

$3.50 Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam and Jameson, $4.50 Crown Royal

$3.50 UV, Wave and Tito's Vodka

$3.50 Windsor, $3 solo cups: Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Lite

$3 solo cups: Bud Light,Coors Light, Miller Lite

Happy Hour all day, Service Industry Night: $3.50 you-call-its

Rookies 715 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

Happy Hour 3-6:30pm, 8pmmidnight: $7.50 Coors Light pitchers and $3.75 Crown Royal

Happy Hour 3-6:30pm, 8pm-midnight: $7.50 Miller Lite pitchers, $3 Jack Daniels and Jag, $3.75 Long Island Teas

Happy Hour 3-6:30pm, 8pmmidnight: $7.50 Bud Light pitchers, $3.50 Windsor and Smirnoff

Happy Hour 3-6:30pm, 8pmmidnight: $3 domestic pitchers and Shiner Bock bottles, $3.50 Deep Eddys, $4 Angry Balls shot

8pm-midnight: $3 Fireball, $3.50 Tito's Vodka, $5 Vodka Red Bulls, $3.50 Chuck Norris, Ninja Turtles and Jag Bombs

Happy Hour noon-6:30pm, 8pm-midnight: $3 import bottles and Tarantula Tequila, $3.50 Captain Morgan, Bacardi and Jameson

Happy Hour all day, Service Industry Night 10pm-close: $3 well drinks

Silver Dollar Flying Pig 221 Sheyenne St, West Fargo

$3 PBR pounders and $2.50 glass of moscato, merlot or chardonnay, 5-close

$3 PBR pounders and $1 off tap pints, 8pm-close

$3 PBR pounders and $2.50 Lord Calvert, Windsor and Black Velvet, 8pm-close

$3 pounders, $4.50 Patron, $4 Crown Royal, 8pm-close

$3 PBR pounders and $3.50 Captain Morgan and $2.75 Fireball shots

$3 PBR pounders and $4.25 Bloody Marys and Casesars and $2.75 Fireball shots 8pmclose

$3 PBR pounders and $2 off all beer pitchers and $4.25 Bloody Marys and Caesar’s all day

Spicy Pie 745 31st Ave. E. Ste. 110, West Fargo

$3 pounders, $2.50 domestic bottles, $1 off import bottles

$3 shots (excluding top shelf pour)

75¢ off all whiskeys

$1 off Margaritas (to go with Taco Thursday)

$1 off whiskey, rum, vodka and gin (excluding top shelf pour)

$1 off whiskey, rum, vodka and gin (excluding top shelf pour)

$4 Bloody Marys and Caesars

Three Lyons Pub 675 13th Ave. E, West Fargo

Mug Night! 7pm to close $2 buys the 32oz mug. Fills for pint price.

All day: $4 classic long islands and $5 specialty teas. $3 Icehole and Fireball shots

All day: $1 off pounders and $5 bomb shots

All day: $6 martinis, $3 glasses of wine, $3 McGillicuddy shots

8pm-close: $3.50 Jameson. All day: $1 off all canned and bottled beers

11am - 6pm: $3.50 Bloodys and Mimosas. All day: $3 Captain Morgan and Titos

New Happy Hour specials all day long

Town Hall Bar $3 Captain Morgan, $3.50 Crown Royal 103 Main Ave. & Washington W, West Fargo Apples 7-11pm

$3 32oz. domestic Mongo Mugs, Ladies night $1 off drinks, $3 shots 7-11pm

Happy Hour 3-7pm, $3 Windsor and Wu Tang shots 7-11pm

$3 Cristal & Limon, domestic pitchers $6 7-11pm

Fireball Friday $3, Extended happy hour 3-8pm and 7-11pm

Sex with Strangers $3, 10am-1pm $4 Bloody Marys & Caesars 7-11pm

$2.75 pounders all day, Service Industry Special: $2 well drinks & domestic beer 7-11pm

WEST FARGO

* This is not a full list of specials. Specials subject to change. For updated and entire list of specials, go fargomonthly.com.

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​Tru Blu Social Club 915 19th Ave. E, West Fargo

$5 Tru Tap Mules, 3-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.-1am: $1.25 off all liquor, wine and beer

$3 off all Martinis, 3-6pm and 10pm1am: $1.25 off all liquor, wine and beer

½ bottles of wine, 3-6pm and 10pm1am: $1.25 off all liquor, wine and beer

$2.75 16oz. domestic taps, 3-6pm and 10pm1am: $1.25 off all liquor, wine and beer

3-6pm: $1.25 off all liquor, wine and beer

11am-4pm: $6 Deviled Bloody Mary's, $2.50 Mimosa Flutes, $9 Mimosa carafes

11am-4pm: $6 Deviled Bloody Mary's, $2.50 Mimosa Flutes, $9 Mimosa carafes

​VFW: West Fargo 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo

$2.50 regular domestic beers and Windsor

12 inch pizza and a pitcher of beer for $11

$3 Bacardi, Morgan, Mike’s Hard Lemonade or Wine Coolers

$3 domestic 25oz taps, $3.50 25oz Shock Top, $5 25oz Stone's Throw, $3 import bottles

Work Zone 701 Main Ave. E, West Fargo

$3 Jag shots, $3 Tuaca, Mug Special $6.50 with $3.50 refills

$3 Bacardi and Ice Hole

$3 Dr. Mac shots, Mug Special: $6.50 with $3.50 refills

$3 Captain Morgan, Malibu and Jag

$3 Jack and Jims

$3 Bloody Marys and Caesars, $3 craft and imports

$5.50 domestic pitchers, $3.50 Buccas, $3 Bloody Marys and Caesars

JC Chumley’s 1608 Main Ave., Moorhead

Happy Hour: 4-6:30pm- $2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells, 50 Cents off all other drinks "MargaritaMonday" 6-10pm, $3 well or $5 premium

Happy Hour: 4-6:30pm- $2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells, 50 Cents off all other drinks. "Happy Hour All Day", 11amMidnight: $2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells

Happy Hour: 4pm-6:30pm- $2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells. 8pmMidnight: $4 Busch Light Mug Fills, $5 Domestic Mug Fills, $5 Kettle One Long Island Teas

Happy Hour: 4pm-6:30pm- $2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells, 50 Cents off all other drinks. 8pm-Midnight: $1 OFF Import Pints

Happy Hour: 4pm-6:30pm- $2.50 Domestic Bottles & Wells, 50 Cents off all other drinks. 5pm-12am: $3.50 Fireball; 8pm10pm: $3 Domestic Bottles, $3 Captain Morgan

11am-4pm: $2 Mimosas, $5 Bloody Mary's & Bloody Caesars

$5 Bloody Mary's & Bloody Caesars All Day

Legends Bar and Grill 803 Belsly Blvd, Moorhead

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm6pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts.

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm6pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm6pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm6pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. 3pm6pm: $1 off drinks. 8pm-10pm: $1 off drafts

$3.50 Domestic Pounders. $5 Bloody Mary's/Bloody Ceasar's, $3.50 Mimosas, $1 off Legendary Drinks

Happy Hour all day. $3.50 Domestic Pounders. $1 off chips & queso. $5 Bloody Mary's/ Bloody Ceasar's, $3.50 Mimosas, $1 off Legendary Drinks

Mick’s Office 10 8th St. S, Moorhead

$2.50 Captain Morgan, $4 domestic mug fills, $4 bomb shots 8pm-midnight

$3 domestic pints, $3.50 select import pints 8pmmidnight

Ladies Night 8pm-midnight: $2.50 pounders and you-call-its

$2.75 wells, $4 domestic mugs, $3 Busch Light and Old Style mugs, jell-o shot raffle 10pm-close

$2.75 pounders, $3 Ice Hole 8pmmidnight

$5 endless Mimosas 11am4pm, $8 pitchers 11am-4pm

Happy Hour all day: 50¢ off all drinks, $4 Bloody Marys and Caesars

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm, $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm, $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm, $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm, $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 5-6pm and 9-11pm, $3 select beer and drinks

Happy Hour 1-7pm, $4 scratch teas

Happy Hour 1pm-midnight

Happy Hour 1-7pm, $5 allyou-can-drink for ladies 9pmmidnight, $3 pounders (all day) $2 Captain Morgan & $3 bomb shots 9pm-midnight

Happy Hour 1-7pm, $3 perfect pint of Guinness and Irish car bombs 9pmmidnight

Happy Hour 1-7 pm, 11am-2pm: $10 all-you-can-drink Mimosas, Bloody Marys and domestic taps

Happy Hour from 1-7pm and $5 domestic pitchers

$2.75 22oz grande beers, $4 Sam Adams, Red’s Apple and Bell's specials 4-6pm

$6 pitchers of Bud Light, Shock Top, Miller Light, Coors Light and Nordeast, drink specials 4-6pm

$6 pitchers of Bud Light, Shock Top, Miller Lite, Coors Light and Nordeast 9pm-close

Grand beers $2.75 (all day)

Happy hour all day till 7/ ladies night 9-midnight

Late night Happy Hour 9pmmidnight

$8.50 pitchers all day

Bloody Mary special

MOORHEAD

Rustica Tavern 315 Main Ave., Moorhead

O’Leary’s Pub 808 30th Ave. S, Moorhead

Happy Hour 1-7pm, $5 domestic mugs, $6 import mugs 8pm-midnight

Speak Easy 1001 30th Ave., S, Moorhead

2-for-1 drink specials from 4-6 pm and $2 domestic bottles 7pmmidnight

2-for-1s 4-6pm

$5.25 pitchers of Budweiser, Mich, Amber Boch, Bud Light, Miller Light and Foster, drink specials 4-6pm

$3.25 Morgan

2 for 1's 9-midnight

$1.00 off All Whiskey

Vic’s Bar & Grill 427 Center Ave, Moorhead

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Lutheran took family photos this Christmas. Many people experiencing homelessness do not have family pictures.

With Junkyard Brewing, volunteers helped collect winter gear to donate to those in need.

Churches United For The Homeless "If Churches United for the Homeless were not here, more people would be freezing to death in our winters. It’s as simple as that," said Babs Coler, director of development for Churches United for the Homeless. In a place like North Dakota, being without shelter is more than difficult: it's dangerous and detrimental to physical health. Churches United for the Homeless (CUFH) provides shelter, support and a variety of services for a number of men, women and families. Their mission is to provide shelter and support in a spiritual setting; however, participation in faith-based activities is completely optional for its residents. Following “Housing First” principles, their goal is to move residents from the shelter to stable housing as quickly as possible.

FIND Churches United for the Homeless

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Homelessness and housing insecurity can occur for a variety of reasons. From being born into it to not being able to be approved for housing due to previous incarcerations, CUFH helps a variety of individuals find shelter. Coler notes an area of growth in our society. "We are just starting to see the stigma of mental health, addiction and incarceration for some crimes being decreased." In 2018, CUFH opened Bright Sky Apartments in Moorhead. These apartments contain 43 households, and they also offer case management and referral, rental assistance and support and empowerment groups. This spot provides a home for many people who have been without for an extended period of time.

day, and their community center is open 356 days of the year. In order to keep this up, CUFH relies heavily on community support volunteers. To accomplish all the necessary work that they do, they have more than 3,300 volunteers from the community who provide more than 10,000 hours of volunteer work throughout the year. To volunteer, contact HannahM@ churches-united.org. You can find their in-kind donation list is at churches-united. org/give. To give a monetary gift, you can find search for them at impactgiveback. org

CUFH serves more than 450 people a

1901 1st Ave. N., Moorhead

churches-united.org

facebook.com/ChurchesUnitedForTheHomeless

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