FM SPOTLIGHT MAGAZINE BELIEVES IN FARGO-MOORHEAD AS A PREMIERE ENTERTAINMENT D E S T I N AT I O N - E V E N W I T H BLIZZARDS, FLOODS AND WIND!
502 1st Ave N. 1st Floor
YOUR MONTHLY RESOURCE FOR THE BEST EVENTS IN FARGO-MOORHEAD
The 39 Steps
7:30 p.m. Thurs-Sat. 2 p.m. Sun
12/1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 23, 29-31 Santa Photo WEST ACRES MALL
$ 12/1 - 12/24
Visit Santa, decorate a cookie with Mrs. Claus and participate in arts and crafts projects. More info: http://www.fargoparks. com
12/1 - 12/23
Price : $ Free - $10 $$ $10-$25
Eric Burdon & The Animals SHOOTING STAR CASINO $e Eric Burdon fronted the band WAR and now his band The Animals come to the northwest.
$$$ $25 +
NDSU Madrigal Dinners NDSU REINEKE FINE ARTS CENTER CHALLEY ATRIUM $35 n
An evening of Renaissance dining and entertainment with holiday music by the Madrigal Singers.
12/2-4 at 6 p.m.
12/2 - 8 p.m.
85th Annual Concordia Christmas Concert “Today Heaven Sings”
The Russ Peterson Group
CONCORDIA MEMORIAL UNION $$ n
Jazz saxophonist quartet.
Performances Fri. at 8 p.m., Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 3 p.m.
Iyaz with DJ Unk & Huey THE VENUE $$ e Iyaz will perform his hit songs.
12/2 at 8 p.m.
STUDIO 222 $5 e
12/2 at 8 p.m.
Lindenwood Park Lights LINDENWOOD PARK
$6 per vehicle or $5 with canned goods, $10 for bus/limousines. New and larger holiday lights will be on display.
$$ 12/3 at 7 p.m.
“Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today FARGO PUBLIC LIBRARY CARLSON
Three part series that focuses on different immigration stories.
12/4 at 2 p.m.
Jingle Bell Run/Walk COURTS PLUS FITNESS CENTER
12/3 at 8 a.m.
THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
12/4 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Breakfast with Santa RDJ REC CENTER
Spend the morning with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tickets include breakfast, crafts and entertainment. $3 kids, $5 adults
12/3, 12/10, 12/17 at 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Santa Fly-In FARGO AIR MUSEUM
Museum. Santa’s elves will give tours throughout the museum and assist young children in to the childfriendly aircraft. Adults $7, Seniors/Military/Students $6, Children 5 -12 $5; Children 4 and Under Free.
12/3, 12/10, 12/17 at Noon
Fargo Force vs. Tri City
$$ 12/3 at 7:05 p.m.
FARGO PUBLIC LIBRARY CARLSON
Adult: $25; Youth (17-) $15 Support arthritis support by running the Jingle Bell Run/Walk.
Santa Claus at Yunker Farm
Lefse Making for Beginners
Holiday Choir and Brass NDSU FESTIVAL CONCERT HALL $n Adults: $5 Students/Seniors: $2 An afternoon of Christmas music.
12/4 at 2 p.m.
An introduction to lefse, the Scandinavian delicacy, for beginners or those who need a “refresher course” on how to make it. Learn the basics at this session. Pre-Registration is required on the library’s website.
12/5 at 6:30 p.m.
Noon Holiday Concerts: Concordia Sax Quintet PLAINS ART MUSEUM $n A brassy mix of Bartok and holiday tunes.
12/5 at Noon
Jingle Bell Run/Walk
FM Derby Girls vs. Bemidji
Fargo Swings! Karaoke Night
Health, Tech & Trades Career Expo
AVALON EVENTS CENTER
Lessons and dancing available. $5 for students and $7 for adults.
12/6 - 8:30 p.m.
Noon Holiday Concerts: Dave Ferreira Trio PLAINS ART MUSEUM $n Versatile singer, conductor, composer and jazz pianist, Dave Ferreira, brings the sounds of his jazz trio to the Plains Art Museum.
12/6 at Noon
Bowls for Babies
This expo focuses on careers that require two year and/or technical degrees.
12/8 at 8:30 a.m.
Classic Films Festival: “It’s a Wonderful Life” FARGO THEATRE $n into the Christmas spirit.
12/8 at 7 p.m.
Bowls created by local artists will be available for purchase to support the March of Dimes.
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
12/7 at 11 a.m.
MSUM HANSEN THEATRE $$$ n
Darin Henze PLAINS ART MUSEUM e$
COURTNEY’S COMEDY CLUB
Darryl Rhoades has been entertaining audiences with his music and comedy for over 30 years.
12/8-10 at 8 p.m.
F-M Golden Notes New Horizon Band WEST ACRES SHOPPING CENTER $n This 40 piece band will perfrom Christmas music.
12/9 at 6 p.m.
RAMADA PLAZA INN & SUITES
The true story of the 1914 Christmas truce during WWI.
12/8 at 7:30 p.m.
12/7 at Noon
Pandemonium RED RIVER ZOO
HUB ENTERTAINMENT $n
12/8 at 9 p.m.
Noon Holiday Concerts: NDSU Faculty Brass Quintet PLAINS ART MUSEUM $n The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from Baroque to Dixieland.
12/8 at Noon
Fargo Force Fargo Force vs. Team USA
$ 12/9 at 7:35 p.m.
Learn the difference between the giant panda and the smaller red panda.
NDSU Chamber Winds
12/8 at 3:15 p.m.
12/9 at 7:30 p.m.
BECKWITH RECITAL HALL, NDSU
Amahl and the Night Visitors FARGO THEATRE
Adults $25; Youth $5 n
Perfect for the whole family. 45 minutes of beautiful music and an uplifting story with Wise Men and shepherds.
12/9 at 7:30 p.m. and 12/11 at 2 p.m.
Five Finger Death Punch
SHANLEY HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
$ 12/10 at 2 p.m.
Unraveled Crafters FARGO PUBLIC LIBRARY CARLSON
“Unraveled Crafters” is an informal, enthusiastic crafters group for novice and experts alike. If you are new to knitting or crocheting, they can teach you. All interested crafters are welcome.
12/11 at 1 p.m.
Little Women THE STAGE AT ISLAND PARK $n A story to warm the hearts of the entire family.
12/9-11, 12/15-18 at 7:30 p.m. Thurs-Sat and 2 p.m. Sun
Awesome Art Afternoon RDJ REC CENTER
Fuel your energy by creating some one of a kind projects at Awesome Art Afternoon.
12/10 at 1 p.m.
UFC #140 Showing Jones vs. Machida
$ 12/10 at 7 p.m.
Leeland BETHEL CHURCH $e
Kuhnau’s Magnificat and Handel’s Messiah FESTIVAL CONCERT HALL $$ e
THE VENUE $$ n
Share the Welt Tour featuring Five Finger Death Punch, All That Remains, Hatebreed, and Rev Theory.
12/13 at 7:30 p.m.
Noon Holiday Concerts: Tom Peckscamp PLAINS ART MUSEUM
$ 12/13 at Noon
Book Fair to benefit The Arts Partnership BARNES & NOBLE
$ 12/13 from 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Adults: $15 Seniors: $12 Students: $5 You are invited to join NDSU Music for breathtaking masterworks from the Baroque repertoire.
Noon Holiday Concerts: John Pederson Jazz Ensemble
12/11 at 2 p.m.
PLAINS ART MUSEUM $e
12/14 at Noon
The Reason Christmas Tour.
12/10 at 7 p.m.
Five Finger Death Punch
Noon Holiday Concerts: Clarion Quintet PLAINS ART MUSEUM $n
12/12 at Noon
FirstLink’s Giving Tree of Hope Gift Distribution FARGO CIVIC CENTER
Holiday gift distribution for children up to 18 and special needs adults.
12/15 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Nutcracker & Beyond Red River Dance Holiday Show
Noon Holiday Concerts: Sarah Morrau and Rebekka Schumacher
FARGO THEATRE $n
SHOOTING STAR CASINO $n
PLAINS ART MUSEUM $n
The Blenders Holiday Tour.
Vocalist Sarah Morrau and Pianist Rebekka Schumacher perform a wide range of musical styles including, jazz, pop and folk.
12/15 at Noon
FM Redhawks Holiday Open House
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12/15-18 at 7:30 p.m. and 18th 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Bill Squire COURTNEY’S COMEDY CLUB
$ 12/15-17 at 8 p.m.
NEWMAN OUTDOOR FIELD
Fargo Force vs. Omaha
Cider, hot dog lunch and 25% off team store.
12/15 at 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
$ 12/16 at 7:35 p.m.
12/16 at 8 p.m.
NDSU Winter Commencement FARGODOME
Winter Commencement ceremony for graduating NDSU students.
12/16 at 4 p.m.
The Suit & These Hearts THE VENUE $n The Suit & These Hearts along with Tribes and If I Ran The Zoo.
12/17 at 6 p.m.
Holly Jolly Zoo Days RED RIVER ZOO
Enjoy a variety of holiday events and visit Santa Claus. $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $ 5 for children.
12/17-18 at Noon
Skating with Santa VETERANS MEMORIAL ARENA
$ 12/18 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Holiday Pops Concert Enjoy sparkling holiday classics performed by a full symphony orchestra. Adult: $16 Senior: $14 Student/ Child: $8
12/19-20 at 7 p.m.
Holiday Pops Family Concert: Christmas at the Movies FARGO THEATRE $n
Rumble on the Red Wrestling Tournament
FARGO THEATRE $n
$ 12/29 at 10 a.m. and 12/30 at 9 a.m.
New Year’s Eve Comic Extravaganza COURTNEY’S COMEDY CLUB
$ 12/31 at 8 p.m.
12/20 at 7 p.m.
The New Standards
FM Derby Girls Fan Appreciation Night
FARGO MOORHEAD COMMUNITY THEATRE $n
$ 12/31 at 7 p.m.
12/22 at 7 p.m.
Sleigh Rides MB JOHNSON PARK
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Fargo Force vs. Lincoln
$ 12/28 at 7:05 p.m.
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LIVE MUSIC D E C E M B E R
Sun 4th Jeez Loueez @ Windbreak Back For More @ JT Cigaro 24 Seven @ Windbreak
2 0 1 1
24 Seven @ Holiday Inn Jeez Loueez @ Big D’s Skyline @ Windbreak Morgan Ranstrom @ Red Raven Bad Animals w/ Pucker Up @ Garage Bar Cleaver
Skyline @ Windbreak Brooks West @ HoDo
Five Finger Death Punch @ Hub
8th Hr. @ Big D’s Jeez Loueez @ M&J Saloon October Road @ Windbreak Our Last Secret @ Big D’s Rhyme or Reason @ O’Leary’s - MH Skyline @ Rick’s Bar Tripwire @ Holiday Inn Little Donnie & the Groove Tones @ Lucky’s 13 Dirty White @ West Fargo VFW The Shakers @ West Fargo VFW The Revolution 5 (Beatles Tribute) @ Garage Bar Throw the Fight @ The Nestor The Blenders @ Fargo Theatre
Carmen The Cactus @ Radisson Hotel Jeez Loueez @ M&J Saloon Our Last Secret @ Big D’s October Road @ Windbreak Skyline @ Rick’s Bar Tripwire @ Holiday Inn WhiteDirty @ West Fargo VFW The Shakers @ West Fargo VFW The Revolution 5 (Beatles Tribute) @ Garage Bar The Suit with These Hearts @ Hub Tuesday Sky @ Red Raven The Blenders @ Fargo Theatre
Face for Radio @ Windbreak The Blenders @ Fargo Theatre
Thurs 29th 24 Seven @ Windbreak Two Many Banjos @ HoDo
The Fillers @ Big D’s October Road @ Bar 9
8th Hr. @ Windbreak Dirty Word @ Playmakers (HUB) Cat Sank Trio @ Cork n’ Cleaver Jeez Loueez @ Big D’s The Feelin’ Trio @ HoDo Casey Smith - KnottBrite Studio @ Hub
Casey Smith KnottBrite Studio @ JT Cigarro’s 8th Hour @ Big D’s Dirty Word @ JT Cigarro Casey Smith - KnottBrite Studio @ Hub
October Road @ Windbreak Carmen the Cactus @ Hooligans The Blenders @ Fargo Theatre
Skyline @ Big D’s
Face for Radio @ Windbreak The Deadbeats @ VFW
Carmen The Cactus @ O’Leary’s - MH Our Last Secret @ Windbreak Tripwire @ Big D’s Back For More @ JT Cigarro 24 Seven @ Speedway Double Forte @ Ricks Bar Wiked Antix @ Speck’s Bar
24 Seven @ West Fargo Shakers Carmen The Cactus @ O’Leary’s - MH Face For Radio @ Holiday Inn Tripwire @ Big D’s Back For More @ JT Cigarro Double Forte @ Ricks Bar Blues Tonic Band @ Speck’s Bar
Fri 9th 8th Hr. @ Windbreak 24 Seven @ Holiday Inn Face For Radio @ O’Leary’s - MH Jeez Loueez @ Big D’s Shoeless Revolution @ The Aquarium Max Johnk Septet @ Studio 222 Brooks West @ Lucky’s 13 Pub StrangeDaze @ Jt Cigarro The Deadbeats @ O’Kellys Dirty Word @ Playmakers (HUB)
Fri 23rd Face For Radio @ Holiday Inn Jeez Loueez @ Windbreak Skyline @ Big D’s The S.O.L. Band @ O’Leary’s -MH
HAPPY NEW YEAR’S
THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
(THE CLASSIC HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS, KNOWN FOR HELPING SCOOBY DOO SOLVE MURDERS…OH AND ENTERTAINING MILLIONS OF KIDS A YEAR, CAME TO THE FARGODOME)
THE FM MINI MARATHON
(THIS 5K,10K AND HALF MARATHON IS RAN IN CONJUNCTION WITH OKTOBERFEST AND HOSTED OVER 4,000 RUNNERS.)
2/12/11 - 2/19/11
USA CURLING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
THE FALL BRAWL
(THIS EVENT AT THE SCHEELS ARENA FEATURED THE NATION’S TOP 10 MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TEAMS. THE CHAMPIONS REPRESENTED THE UNITED STATES IN THE 2011 WORLD CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS.)
(UFC’S CHRIS TUCHSCHERER HOSTS THE ANNUAL MIXED MARTIAL ARTS EVENT CALLED “FALL BRAWL” AT THE SCHEELS ARENA AND HE HAS BEEN KNOWN TO BRING FELLOW FRIEND BROCK LESNAR TO THE EVENTS.)
2/12/11 - 2/19/11
THE NDSU BISON
CULLY’S KID’S CELEBRITY WEEKENED
(NHL STAR MATT CULLEN AND HIS CHILDREN’S CHARITY FOUNDATION HOSTS AN EVENT EACH YEAR IN FARGO TO RAISE MONEY FOR SICK KIDS.)
(THE BISON FOOTBALL TEAM VENTURED DOWN TO MINNEAPOLIS AND CAME BACK WITH A VICTORY AGAINST THE MINNESOTA GOPHERS. THEY ALSO REACHED A #1 RANKING IN THE NATIONAL POLLS.)
9/2011 - TBD
(THE UNITED STATES HOCKEY LEAGUE WELCOMED THE FARGO FORCE TO ITS LEAGUE IN 2007. NOW THIS HIGH IMPACT SPORTING EVENT BRINGS IN ANYWHERE BETWEEN 2,000 TO 5,000 FANS PER GAME AT THE SCHEELS ARENA.)
10/2011 - 5/2012
7/14/11 - 7/16/11
THE FM REDHAWKS
(AFTER THREE YEARS IN A ROW OF WINNING THE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP, THE FM REDHAWKS CAME UP SHORT THIS YEAR, BUT STILL HOSTED OVER 150,000 FANS)
(ONCE UPON A TIME...LIKE FIVE YEARS AGO...THERE WERE VIRTUALLY NO TAILGATERS AT NDSU BISON FOOTBALL GAMES. NOW THE LOTS ARE PACKED AND HOST OVER 10,000 HUNGRY BISON-LOVIN’ FANATICS.)
9/2011 - TBD
5/11 - 9/11
(SUNDAY…SUNDAY…SUNDAY…THE HIGH FLYING, HIGH CRASHING MAYHEM WAS HERE AT THE FARGODOME.)
2/4/11 - 2/5/11
THE FARGO FORCE
THE FM DERBY GIRLS
(THESE GIRLS “ROLLED” UP INTO THEIR THIRD SEASON AND FMDG IS MAKING ROLLER DERBY INTO AN EXCITING EVENT.)
FALL & SPRING SEASONS
THE ROGER MARIS GOLF TOURNAMENT
(THE ANNUAL ROGER MARIS GOLF TOURNAMENT WAS ANOTHER SUCCESS AND HOSTED MANY CELEBRITIES APPEARANCES.)
(WORLD’S LARGEST GRECO-ROMAN AND FREE-STYLE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT AT THE FARGODOME.)
8/16/11 - 8/23/11
THE SPORTSMEN’S SHOW
3/3/11 - 3/6/11
(MOSTLY KNOWN FOR HIS HOSTING CAREER OF THE HIT NBC GAME SHOW ‘DEAL OR NO DEAL,” HOWIE MANDEL BROUGHT MORE OF A STAND UP COMEDY APPROACH TO FARGO.)
(FIVE SHOWS IN ONE: CAMPING, BOATING, HUNTING, FISHING & TRAVEL WITH SEMINARS WERE EXHIBITED AT THE FARGODOME.)
THE TRAILER PARK BOYS
(JOHN PAUL TREMBLAY, ROBB WELLS AND MIKE SMITH, BETTER KNOWN AS THE TRAILER PARK BOYS, BROUGHT HUMOR TO THE FARGO THEATRE AND PERFORMED THEIR “THE DRUNK, HIGH AND UNEMPLOYED TOUR.”)
LOUIE ANDERSON HAS DONE EVERYTHING FROM HOST THE GAME SHOW “FAMILY FEUD” TO CREATE CARTOONS; HOWEVER THAT’S NOTHING COMPARED TO THE SHOW HE PUT ON AT THE FARGO THEATRE.)
(THIS NATIONAL HEADLINING COMEDIAN IS KNOWN FOR ROASTING AT THE LAST NINE COMEDY CENTRAL ROASTS.)
(THIS NATIONAL STAND-UP COMEDIAN, BEST KNOWN FOR HIS STINTS ON THE KING OF QUEENS AND CARTOON NETWORK, PERFORMED AT THE FARGO THEATRE.)
(WITH APPERIENCES ON E!’S CHELSEA LATELY AND A NATIONAL STAND-UP COMEDY TOUR UNDER HIS BELT, JO KOY, TOOK THE AUDIENCE AT THE FARGO THEATRE BY STORM.)
(FORMER MADTV STAR, COMEDIAN AND IMPRESIONIST, CALIENDO HAS HAD HIS OWN SHOW ON FOX AND TOOK TIME TO STOP BY THE AREA.)
(“I’M NOT FAT…I’M FLUFFY” WAS COINED BY THE NAME OF GABRIEL IGLESIAS’S STAND-UP COMEDY ACT, WHICH HE BROUGHT TO THE FARGO THEATRE.)
COURTNEY’S COMEDY CLUB
(THE AREA’S ONLY COMEDY CLUB CELEBRATED THEIR 20TH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR AND HAS HOSTED HUNDREDS OF NATIONALLY RENOWN COMEDIANS OVER THE YEARS.)
(CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR COMEDIANS OF 2011, THE COMEDY CENTRAL HOST OF TOSH.O CAME TO THE FARGO CIVIC CENTER TO MAKE FARGO LAUGH!)
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE DOWNTOWN FARGO
(KISS ME I’M 1/3 IRISH! THIS PARADE BECOMES MORE AND MORE OF A SUCCESS EACH YEAR IN DOWNTOWN FARGO.) .
9/10/11 - 9/18/11
KVLY BRIDAL PREVIEW
(A BRIDE’S PLAY GROUND AND A DAD’S CASH REGISTER, THIS BRIDAL EXPO HOSTS BOOTHS FROM VENDORS SOLICITING ANYTHING THAT PAIRS UP WITH TYING THE KNOT.)
(BEER DRINKING, WIENER DOG RACING, HOT DOG EATING COMPETITIONS, HAMMER-SCHLAGEN, AND PUB CRAWLS… WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO SAY?)
10/7/11 - 10/8/11
PARADE OF HOMES
(THE HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION PUTS ON A PARADE WITH REALLY FANCY FLOATS…A.K.A. BEAUTIFUL HOUSES.)
THE 36TH ANNUAL DOWNTOWN STREET FAIR
(LITERALLY OVER 100,000 CRAFT ENTHUSIASTS COME OUT EACH YEAR TO THIS EVENT AND FLOOD BROADWAY IN DOWNTOWN FARGO.)
7/14/11 - 7/16/11
(THE FIRST WINNER OF DONALD TRUMP’S “THE APPRENTICE” HOSTED A SEMINAR AT THE FARGODOME.)
ACRES OF TERROR
(A HALLOWEEN HOTSPOT, THIS HAUNTED OUTDOOR EVENT FRIGHTENED AGAIN THIS YEAR.)
ALL OF OCTOBER
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
LOBSTER AND LEFSE FESTIVAL
(HOSTED MULTIPLE TIMES PER YEAR AT LOCATIONS LIKE THE FARGODOME, THIS BUSINESS NETWORKING EXPO IS A MUST FOR ALL AMBITIOUS BUSINESS PEOPLE IN THE FM AREA.)
(THIS MANLY EXPO BECAME BIG ENOUGH OF AN EVENT THIS YEAR TO MOVE TO THE FARGODOME.)
4/15/11 - 4/16/11
FARGO FILM FESTIVAL
THE HOOTERS PAGEANT
BARNEY LIVE! AT THE FARGODOME
(HOSTED AT THE FARGO THEATRE, NORTH DAKOTA FILM DIRECTORS AND STUDENTS SUBMIT THEIR WORK FOR JUDGEMENT AND AWARDS.) .
3/1/11 - 3/5/11
BIG BOYS TOYS EXPO
(NATION HOOTERS CALENDAR MODELS HOSTED THE HOOTERS PAGEANT AT THE BIG BOYS TOYS EXPO.)
(YEAR 2 OF THIS CHARITY EVENT WAS A SUCCESS AND MOVED TO THE FARGODOME PARKING LOT TO HOST MORE PATRONS.)
8/19/11 - 8/20/11
(I LOVE YOU, YOU LOVE ME, WE ARE ALL…. OK WE GET IT, KIDS LOVE THIS STUFF AND THE FARGODOME HOSTED IT LIVE.)
BIG BIKES AND LITTLE TYKES
(CORECON IS A NON-PROFIT SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR AND ANIME CONVENTION CELEBRATING IT’S THIRD YEAR IN FM.}
(THIS MOTORCYCLE RUN & PARTY HELPS RAISE MONEY FOR KIDS AND WAS HELD AT THE HUB.)
4/15/11 - 4/17/11
THE FARGO-MOORHEAD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL DRALION
(A HIDDEN TREASURE IN THIS AREA, THE FMSO PROVIDES WONDERFULLY ARRANGED MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.)
(THRILLING MORE THAN EIGHT MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE SINCE THE SHOW PREMIERED IN 1999, THIS HIGH INTENSITY CIRCUS THEATRE THRILLED THE SPECTATORS AT THE FARGODOME.)
SHOWS PERFORMED ALL YEAR
4/5/11 - 4/7/11
BIG IRON FARM SHOW
FILL THE DOME
(THIS AGRICULTURAL POWERHOUSE EVENT HOSTED THOUSANDS AGAIN THIS YEAR AT THE RED RIVER VALLEY FAIRGROUNDS.)
9/13/11 - 9/15/11
THE FM WINE AND DINE
(THIS FIFTH ANNUAL ELEGANT CHARITY EVENT SOLD OUT AGAIN AT THE HOLIDAY INN.)
(A MASSIVE FOOD DRIVE HOSTED EVERY YEAR RESULTED IN 80 TONS OF FOOD AND $80,000, WHICH TRANSLATED TO 443,093 MEALS FOR THE AREA.)
HOLIDAY LIGHTS PARADE
(THE 2011 XCEL ENERGY HOLIDAY LIGHTS PARADE ILLUMINATES THE STREETS OF FARGOMOORHEAD AS THE PARADE ROLLS THROUGH THE DOWNTOWN AREA.)
(THE 2011 RIBFEST EVENT AT THE FARGODOME HOSTED NATIONAL RIB COMPETITIONS ALONG WITH PERFORMANCES BY CANDLEBOX, RODNEY ATKINS AND MORE.)
6/8/11 - 6/12/11
WINE AND GRAPE HARVEST FESTIVAL
(RED TRAIL VINEYARD HOSTS THIS TASTING AND HARVESTING EVENT IN BUFFALO, ND.)
ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL
(THE FOURTH ANNUAL ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL AT BARS IN DOWNTOWN FARGO HAD OVER 800 CONFIRMED WALKING DEAD ZOMBIES.)
EL ZAGAL SHRINE CIRCUS
(THIS EVENT HELPS THE COMMUNITY LIVE HEALTHIER AND MORE ACTIVE LIVES BY OPENING UP THE AREA’S STREET TO RUNNERS, BICYCLISTS, SKATERS AND MORE.)
(HIGH-WIRE TRAPEZE ACTS, CLOWNS, WHITE TIGERS, THE SHRINE CIRCUS ELEPHANTS AND COTTON CANDY…SO MUCH COTTON CANDY…MMMM.)
4/1/11 - 4/3/11
THE SPRING GALA
JAMES CARVILLE AND MARY MATALIN
(THIS 15TH ANNUAL ELEGANT AND ARTISTIC (MASK ONLY) EVENT WAS NAMED “MASTERPIECE MASQUERADE” THIS YEAR, AND WAS HOSTED BY THE PLAINS ART MUSEUM.)
(JOURNALIST AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR BOB WOODWARD DISCUSSED THE U.S. PRESIDENCY FROM RICHARD NIXON TO BARACK OBAMA AT THE RAMADA.)
(POLITICAL POWER COUPLE JAMES CARVILLE AND MARY MATALIN MADE A SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE AT CONCORDIA COLLEGE.)
CRUISIN’ BROADWAY THE PYROTECHNICS GUILD
(NIGHTLY PROFESSIONALLYCHOREOGRAPHED FIREWORKS DISPLAYS AT THE RED RIVER VALLEY FAIRGROUNDS.)
8/7/11 - 8/12/11
FM STUDIO CRAWL
(DURING THE TWO-DAY EVENT, THE PUBLIC IS INVITED INTO THE STUDIOS OF THE MANY WORKING ARTISTS IN THE FARGO MOORHEAD AREA.)
(EXPLORE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FARGOMOORHEAD ALONG BROADWAY WITH ALL THE AUTO CLASSICS EVERY FIRST THURSDAY OF THE SUMMER MONTHS FROM 5 P.M. TO 9 P.M.)
SCANDINAVIAN HJEMKOMST FESTIVAL
(AUTHENTIC SCANDINAVIAN EVENT FEATURING DANCING, ENTERTAINMENT, BOOTHS AND FOOD AT THE HISTORICAL & CULTURAL SOCIETY OF CLAY COUNTY.)
6/24/11 - 6/25/11
10/1/11 - 10/2/11
BROS ON BROADWAY
(MORE THAN 150 BROS AND BROSISTAS ROCKED THEIR ‘STACHES’ AT THE THIRD ANNUAL BROS ON BROADWAY CHARITY EVENT TO HELP MEN FIGHT PROSTATE CANCER.)
BOAT AND MARINE SHOW
RED RIVER VALLEY FAIR
(DISPLAYS OF TODAY’S HOTTEST AND NEWEST BOAT AND MARINE PRODUCTS AT THE FARGODOME.)
(FARGO-MOORHEAD’S PLAYGROUND IN THE SUMMER, THE RRVF HOSTED SEVERAL NATIONAL MUSICIANS SUCH AS UNCLE KRACKER, AND PROVIDED GOOD OL’ FAMILY FUN AND ENTERTAIMENT.)
1/28/11 - 1/30/11
7/8/11 - 7/16/11
BRAS ON BROADWAY
(THIS SIXTH ANNUAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENT RAISED $102,000 THIS YEAR, TOOK THOUSANDS OF BRAS AND DRAPED THEM OVER THE HOTEL DONALDSON WHILE ALSO HOSTING AN EVENT FOCUSED AROUND UNIQUELY DESIGNED BRAS.)
RED RIVER VALLEY HOME AND GARDEN SHOW
(IDEAS AND EXHIBITS FOR HOME REMODELING, LANDSCAPING AND BUILDING AT THE FARGODOME.)
(THE FARGO AIR SHO WAS HOST TO THE FAMOUS BLUE ANGLES ALONG WITH THE HORSEMEN FLIGHT TEAM DISPLAYING PRECISION AEROBATICS.)
8/13/11 - 8/14/11
2/25/11 - 2/27/11
16TH ANNUAL BLUES FESTIVAL
(THIS MUSIC FESTIVAL, HELD AT NEWMAN OUTDOOR FIELD, RANKS AMONG THE BEST BLUES FESTIVALS IN THE COUNTRY WITH THREE NATIONAL HEADLINES AND TWO DAYS OF BLUES.)
PIONEER DAYS AT BONANZAVILLE
(PIONEER VILLAGE COMES TO LIFE WITH AUTHENTIC PARADES, DEMONSTRATIONS, COSTUMES AND CRAFTS.)
8/20/11 - 8/21/11
CASSANDRA MAE FASHION AVENUE “THE CHRISTMAS GIFT” FASHION SHOW
(THIS SOLD OUT FASHION SHOW CHARITY EVENT AT THE HOLIDAY INN HOSTED PERFORMANCES BY THE BLENDERS, RUNWAY MODELING BY THE FARGO FIREFIGHTERS, AND AN $8,000 DIAMOND GIVEAWAY.)
(THIS LOCAL MUSICIAN COMPETED IN ABC’S KARAOKE BATTLE USA AND WON!)
(THE 2011 FARGO MARATHON ADAPTED ITS THEME INTO A 26.2 MILE BLOCK PARTY INCLUDING LIVE PERFORMANCE BY LOCAL MUSICIANS DURING THE RACE.)
5/20/11 - 5/21/11
(FORMER DJ FOR KID ROCK, UNCLE CRACKER CAME TO THE RED RIVER VALLEY FAIR TO HEADLINE THE CONCERT PERFORMANCES.)
THEORY OF A DEADMAN
(THE ROCK LEGEND CAME TO THE VENUE AT THE HUB ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT TO ROCK THE HOUSE FOR AN ALL-AGES CONCERT.)
(THIS COUNTRY GENRE MUSICIAN HAS BEEN CRANKING OUT TUNES SINCE THE 80S AND PERFORMED AT THE NEW BLUESTEM CENTER FOR THE ARTS.)
(THIS 90’S ROCK BAND PLAYED A CONCERT AT THE FIRST ANNUAL HAUNTED ROCK MANSION AT JT CIGARRO’S.)
(THEORY OF A DEADMAN PERFORMED AT THE VENUE AND BROUGHT THE BANDS BLACK STONE CHERRY, ALTER BRIDGE AND EMPHATIC WITH THEM.)
NELLY PUDDLE OF MUDD
(Q 98 HOSTED A FREE CONCERT WITH PUDDLE OF MUDD AT THE VENUE TO HELP PROMOTE THEIR Q GIRL CALENDAR RELEASE.)
CANDLEBOX BRET MICHAELS
(THE HEART-THROB MUSICIAN AND REALITY TV STAR CAME IN TO SHOW OFF HIS NEW FLASHY COWBOY HAT.)
(HEADLINED THIS YEAR’S SUCCESSFUL RIBFEST, CANDLEBOX PLAYED IN FRONT OF THOUSANDS OF EXTREMELY FULL FANS.)
(NELLY, ALONG WITH 3OH!3, SICK PUPPIES, AND BIG REENO, CAME TO THE SCHEELS ARENA FOR A PACKED VENUE AND PUT ON ONE HECK OF A SHOW.)
(THE POPULAR 80S HAIR BANGING COVER BAND PERFORMED FOR THE FIRST EVER POST FARGO MARATHON ROCK CONCERT AT THE RED RIVER VALLEY FAIRGROUNDS.)
(THE RED RIVER VALLEY FAIR WAS ROCKING WHEN FINGER ELEVEN TOOK THE STAGE THIS YEAR.)
(PIANO AND ACOUSTIC GUITAR SOUND AMAZING IN THE FARGO THEATRE, NOW ADD A VOICE LIKE AN ANGEL, AND YOU GET SARA BAREILLES.)
(NO IT’S NOT CALLED “WEED FEST”! IT’S THE NATION’S LARGEST COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL AND HOSTS 100,000 PLUS SPECTATORS.)
8/4/11 - 8/6/11
(THIS NATIONAL SINGER-SONGWRITER PERFORMED AT THE FARGO THEATRE.)
GEORGE THOROGOOD (“BAD TO THE BONE”…WHO DOESN’T KNOW THAT SONG? GEORGE THOROGOOD WAS IN TOWN THIS SUMMER AND PLAYED AT BLUESTEM.)
(ALICE COOPER HAS BEEN ROCKING THE NATION WITH HIS MUSIC FOR OVER FOUR DECADES, THANKS FOR MAKING A STOP AT BLUESTEM THIS SUMMER!)
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NOODLES & COMPANY
(THE NATIONAL CHAIN, NOODLES & COMPANY, OPENED UP ON FARGO’S BUSIEST STREET, 45TH.)
4501 15TH AVE S - FARGO
FARGO BREWING COMPANY
(A NEW LOCAL BREWING COMPANY BASED ITS BRAND (AND COMPANY) AROUND FARGO, NAMING ITS FIRST BATCH “WOODCHIPPER ALE.”)
(JUST SAYING THE WORDS “SHERYL CROW” AND “OUTDOOR CONCERT” IN THE SAME SENTENCE SEEMS RIDICULOUS IN THIS AREA. WELL GUESS WHAT? IT HAPPENED AT BLUESTEM!)
(FARGO VISIONARY DOUG BURGUM AND HIS COMPANY, KILBOURNE GROUP, CREATE NEW PROPERTY IN DOWNTOWN FARGO TO ENHANCE THE WAY THE AREA LIVES, WORKS AND PLAYS.)
(THE GRAND FORKS PIZZA PARLOR, RHOMBUS GUYS, ADDED A LOCATION THIS YEAR DOWNTOWN AND SHOWED FARGO HOW THEY ARE “SHAPING UP PIZZA IN FARGO-MOORHEAD”…GET IT?)
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NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
(THIS TRADE SCHOOL BASED OUT OF WAHPETON, ADDED A CAMPUS NORTH OF NDSU OFF OF 19TH ST.)
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(THE TRENDING BURGER AND BEER RESTAURANT OPENED UP ANOTHER SET OF DOORS IN MOORHEAD. DOESN’T SEEM LIKE THAT WILL BE THE LAST!)
2902 HIGHWAY 10 - MOORHEAD
THE HUB RENOVATION
(THE HUB ENTERTAINMENT DESTINATION BUILT AN ADDITION TO ITS CONCERT VENUE. THE EXTRA SQUARE FOOTAGE WILL HELP BRING IN LARGER PERFORMERS.)
FAMILY WELLNESS CENTER
(SANFORD AND THE YMCA TEAMED UP TO CREATE SOMETHING MORE LIKE THE FAMILY WOWNESS CENTER. THIS NEW FACILITY IS LARGE AND IN CHARGE WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH AND FITNESS IN FM.)
2960 SETER PARKWAY - FARGO
(THIS MINNEAPOLIS BASED, CONTEMPORARY PUB/GRILL OPENED DOORS IN THE CENTER OF TOWN AND HAS BEEN GAINING INCREDIBLE POPULARITY.)
4301 17TH AVE S - FARGO
THE FARGO MOORHEAD COMMUNITY THEATRE
(THE FMCT UNDERWENT RENOVATIONS THIS YEAR TO CREATE “THE STAGE,” A NEW THEATRE VENUE THAT WILL BRING IN AMAZING SHOWS.)
(A NEW SAVINGS WEBSITE SIMILAR TO GROUPON, SAVECOIN.COM SHOWS THE AREA THAT THERE ARE SOME AMAZING DEALS OUT THERE.)
(HEALTHY DESERT HERE WE COME! TUTTI FRUTTI HAS OPENED TWO DOORS WITHIN ONE YEAR AND THE LINES HAVE BEEN OUT THE DOORS.)
(DEL HOFER’S HARLEY DAVIDSON DEALERSHIP IN WEST FARGO TURNED 50 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR.)
BLUESTEM CENTER FOR THE ARTS
(THE NEW OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER IS NOW A NEW HOME TO NATIONAL ACTS INCLUDING SHERYL CROW, ALICE COOPER AND THEATRE TOURS.)
801 50TH AVE SW - MOORHEAD
EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER
(THIS YEAR A FAMILY IN MOORHEAD WAS FEATURED ON ABC’S EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER.)
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Hey Guys, Tis the season for FAMILY DRAMA! My mother-in-law is coming to town for the holidays and she will be here a total of five day and six nights (but who is counting). She is already making demands about traditions and how we are going to be doing things. I donâ€™t know how to handle this situationâ€ŚPlease help!
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Oh Lord help us ... it’s the ol’ battle axe. Whaddya want ... advice to keep your head low, or hand you a stick to draw a line in the sand? It’s your holiday too ya know, and (by the way, is your husband helping out with this?) you can start out by gently reminding her you have family traditions that are just as important to YOUR family. Remind her that the pleasant and peaceful merging of family traditions during the holiday season can be a beautiful thing! So, with that bit o’ pleasantry said and out of the way, if that doesn’t seem to take with the M-I-L...sweep the leg. Sometimes it takes a strong stand to convey the point that YOU are the alpha-female-upland-gorilla-and-no-I-am-not-calling-you-fat kind of person I know you can be. You can be strong, but fair. And as a side-note, if you get the chance, eat off her plate while staring her down if you feel it should come to that...she’ll RESPECT you for it! Ignore that last part, I started drinking...
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First off, I hope that you stocked up on the Happy Harry’s Penny Wine Sale! Why? Because you will NEED it! Sometimes you just have to grin your way through the holidays. With that said, be sure to stand your ground on some traditions and try compromise as much as possible. But, unfortunately the holidays have become a time of stress and lots of family drama. They always say “too many cooks in the kitchen” … Well, that is what you get around the holidays. Enjoy your Christmas, remember what it is all about and drink LOTS of WINE! P.S. Start making plans to be “out of town” next Christmas to avoid the drama.
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Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and the present is today. As we grow older our sense of the holiday season changes from “I just need the break from the grind” to “thank God for the gift of time.” We realize not what’s important to us, but rather who’s important to us. It’s a time to strengthen relationships and create memories with family and friends. Don’t read me wrong, the material gifts compliment the season, but seeing your kid’s face light up, watching both agreed to not exchange gifts) can be one of the greatest highs in the world. the gift of health. That’s why this month FM Stride put together the local Fitness Gift Guide. Whether it’s a pre-paid registration for the Fargo Marathon or a CSA share from our local organic gardens, the ultimate Fitness Gift Guide will point you in the right direction when selecting gifts this holiday
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Cranberries vs. Red Grapes
ith thousands of selections in a grocery store, it’s not always easy to tell what’s healthy and what’s not. Here are a few suggestions to keep your diet on the right track.
The polyphenol (antioxidant) concentration is greater in cranberries than red grapes. Cranberries peak in freshness and contain their highest levels of beneficial nutrients between October and December. High in vitamin C and fiber, cranberries provide anti-inflammatory benefits, increase the support of a healthy immune system and help prevent and treat urinary tract infections. Add fresh or dry cranberries to a spinach salad or bowl of cereal.
Kale vs. Potato Chips Honey vs. White Sugar
Research suggests that honey may help promote better blood sugar control. Daily consumption of honey also raises blood levels of disease-fighting protective antioxidant compounds. For a sweet and healthy kick mix honey into plain yogurt or drizzle it atop your morning toast. 29
Loaded with antioxidants such as carotenoids and flavonoids, studies show kale has the ability to reduce the risk of breast, colon and bladder cancers. Baked kale chips are simple to make: toss olive oil over fresh kale, mix and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven until the leaves are crisp but still green.
Dark Chocolate vs. Milk/White Chocolate: With a more pronounced chocolate taste and free of milk solids, dark chocolate is loaded with cellprotecting antioxidants that are shown to reduce blood pressure, improve blood flow and stimulate feel-good endorphins. Bittersweet chocolate cacao contents range from 75% to 100%. For more nutrients select bars higher in cacao content --- the higher the percentage the less sugar in the bar.
Chocolate Milk vs. Sports Drinks Chocolate milk has been discovered to work as well as Gatorade during the post-workout recovery period. Packed with carbohydrates, protein, calcium and vitamins A and D chocolate milk helps strengthen bones and restores depleted muscles.
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INGREDIENTS: 1-10 oz bottle teriyaki sauce 2 Tbs Brandy 2 Tbs Mustard 2 cloves Garlic chopped 1/2 Red Onion 1/2 Cup of honey or brown sugar 1 tsp Pepper 1 Tbs Crushed red pepper (optional) 31
PREPARATION: Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour over salmon fillet and let sit for 6 to 8 hours in refrigerator. By Jason Aamodt
INGREDIENTS: 1lb. Penne Pasta 1lb. Hot Italian Sausage 1 large yellow Onion 1 small pack sliced Mushrooms 2 Jars Classic Pasta Sauce 1lb. Shredded Mozzarella 1lb. Cubed Mozzarella 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
PREPARATION: Cook Italian sausage, onions and mushrooms in a skillet. Drain excess juice. Cook pasta according to the directions on the box. In a casserole dish add 1/2 jar of sauce on bottom, spread evenly. Then layer pasta, sausage, veggies, and cubed mozzarella. Then layer the sauce followed by ingredients in order as before finish with shredded mozzarella. Sprinkle Italian seasoning over top as well as crushed red pepper if you wish. Bake covered at 350*F for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes uncovered or until cheese is golden brown and bubbly. Let it cool and enjoy. By Blake (the greatfull Red) Clerico
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