The Fargo Beat

Fargo-Moorhead Social & Word of Mouth Network
August 15, 2013
Sometimes you just need to open your eyes to see all the awesome going on all around you. SOCIAL • West Fargo Cruise Night – Thu 8/15, 4:30 – 9 pm, Sheyenne St • Red River Skies—Catch a Falling Star - Thur 8/15, 7 pm, MSUM Planetarium show. What are falling stars or shooting stars? Find out about these celestial visitors and hold one in your hand. The Planetarium is located in Bridges Hall, Room 167, 11th St. and 7thAve S Moorhead. Please call 218.477.2920 with questions. $5 Adults; $2.50 Children, Seniors, Tri-College Students. • Star Party on the Prairie! – Fri 8/16, 8:30 pm, The Fargo-Moorhead Astronomy Club invites you to join them at the Regional Science Center (adjacent to Buffalo River State Park) and have the beautiful prairie sky interpreted for you. . Learn how to find the constellations. See the Milky Way, nebulae and star clusters through our telescopes. Bring your own binoculars or telescope, if you wish, and enjoy the prairie at night. Free and open to the public. • 18th Annual Fargo Blues Festival – Fri 8/16 & Sat 8/17, Newman Outdoor Field. A 2-day, 12 band blues explosion that features world class bands, great food, and plenty of ice cold brews. More info here. • Pioneer Days – 8/16-8/18, Bonanzaville. A celebration of pioneer history and the settling of our great state of North Dakota! Demonstrations, entertainment, educational programming, vendors, and more! You won’t want to miss the 2nd annual crossing of the Red River ceremony on Friday night. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ARTSpulse – Look to The Arts Partnership’s ARTSpulse for daily info for what is going on and interesting in local arts & culture. Check this link to sign up for their email, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Google+. http://theartspartnership.net/artspulse/ Throughout the Weekend (or week) • A Summer Cabaret! – An outdoor music dinner theatre engagement performed by an all-star musical cast. Aug 19, 20, 21 at Rustic Oaks, 6 pm. Presented by Rustic Oaks & FMCT. Thursday August 15 • Symphony Rocks – 8 pm, Bluestem. This features the FM Symphony & Poitin! It’s going to ROCK! (obviously!) • 24Seven- 6:30 pm, Hilton Garden In Party in the Parking Lot, $5 cover includes free drink

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8th Hour – 9 pm, The Windbreak Ditching Delmer – 9 pm, House of Rock

Friday August 16 • Fuse – 9:30 pm, Spirits Lounge • 8th Hour – 9 pm, The Windbreak • Rhyme or Reason – 9 pm, House of Rock • Coolers – 9 pm, O’Kelly’s • Blues Fest – 9:30 pm, Pickled Parrot • Van Ruins – 9 pm, Rick’s Bar • The Ciro & Topher Show – 9:30 pm, Bar Nine • San Haven Chuckle – 9 pm, Dempsey’s Saturday August 17 • FMCT Production “Orphan Train” – Sat 8/17, 11 am, Bonanzaville • Chris Brooks – 9 pm, The Windbreak • Fuse – 9:30 pm, Spirits Lounge • Blues Fest – 9:30 pm, Pickled Parrot • Van Ruins – 9 pm, Rick’s Bar • Shawn Waters – 7 pm, Red Raven Sunday August 18 • Slamabama – 9 pm, The Windbreak Wednesday August 21 • Mick & Rich – 9 pm, O’Leary’s Moorhead FARGO THEATRE www.fargotheatre.org for show times • Fruitvale Station (R) – Heralded as one of the best and most important films of the year, this gripping drama follows the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22 year old man tackling his New Year’s resolution to be a better son, partner and father on what turns out to be the last day of his life. • Girl Most Likely (PG-13) – In this hilarious new comedy, failed New York playwright Imogne Duncan is forced to move back in with her eccentric New Jersey family after her personal and professional life hit the skids. Starring Kristin Wiig, Annette Bening, and Matt Dillon. • Reinventing Radio with Ira Glass – Sat 8/17, 7:30 pm. Tickets still available! If you’ve never listened to This American Life do it today, then go hang out with Ira on Saturday. PLAINS ART MUSEUM www.plainsart.org • Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison open through 9/1. YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK www.fmwfchamber.com/ypn www.ndyp.net

YPN Happy Hour – Thus, 8/22, 5:15 pm, Best Western Doublewood Inn & Conference Center. Is the impending end of summer giving you the blues? Nor to worry! Hop on over to the Doublewood’s patio after work and bask in the sun at the YPN’s August Happy Hour. This casual event is a great way to make new contacts and catch up with old friends. Appetizers provided; drinks on your own nickel! YPN Golf Scramble – Mon, 8/26, 5-8pm, The Meadows Golf Course. Join us at the First Annual YPN Golf Scramble! We’ll golf nine holes at the beautiful Meadows golf course in Moorhead and stick around for a social afterwards. Meet at The Meadows at 5pm and you will be placed into groups of four. Not a golfer? Not to worry! We’ll strategically place you with an experienced golfer to help you learn the game. This is a perfect opportunity to build your network, play golf, and have a heckuva good time. Scramble starts at 5:30pm SHARP! $40/person for YPN members, $50/person general admission. YPN Networking to Business Lunch: Are You Maximizing LinkedIn? – Mon 8/26, 11:301pm, Radisson Hotel. Hear from Josh Lysne, VP, Director of Digital Strategy at Flint Communications, Inc., as he talks about how you can get the most of your online presence. He will explain useful ways to use LinkedIn and other digital platforms to give you the upper edge in promoting your skills and experience. The Young Professionals Network hosts a monthly event for members to grow their networks and business contacts, meet new people, and explore relevant topics and issues facing young professionals. Networking to Business (N2B) lunches are held once a month from 11:30am-1pm and feature a brief presentation followed by lunch, socializing and making business contacts. $15 YPN members | $20 General admission

SPORTS www.fmderbygirls.com www.fmredhawks.com • FM Lumberjacks (football) vs. Northshore Grizzlies – Sat 8/17, 4 pm, Shanley High School Football Field

SHOUT OUT • Totes People Pedicab is starting out TODAY! Head downtown and take a spin! Free rides from 5 pm – 7 pm today with a meet and greet at the US Bank Plaza. At 7 pm Totes People goes live and you can use them on the downtown streets between lunch and bar close any day of the week. Remember to tip your drivers! You can also be one of the lucky businesses to advertise on them – contact Zach for more info: zach@totespeople.com • Congratulations to the Hotel Donaldson for their 10th Anniversary of their re-opening! Help the HoDo celebrate all month long. The next few Beats will be brought to you from the HoDo so sorry if you see a spill or two on the pages when we’re sipping Bourbon it’s hard to concentrate – because we’re classy. SHAMELESS PLUG

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Family HealthCare of Fargo, ND, has announced it will host the region’s first Health Pitch event, focusing on innovation in healthcare and wellness, Thurs, 8/15, 3:30 – 6:30pm, The Stage at Island Park. Headlining the event will be keynote speaker, Scott Harrison, who is founder and leader of Charity: Water, an international non-profit focused on providing sustainable, clean water wells for remote locations in impoverished regions. Pitch topics will include the fields of mobile healthcare apps, sustainable dentistry, community exercise engagement, new medical technologies, and more. Tickets are available at http://healthpitch.eventbrite.com. The Fargo Force have announced their preseason schedule! Home games will be 9/6 & 9/7 and tickets are $5. Are you an actor? An actor wannabe? Or just like to show off in front of crowds of people? Audition for The Dining Room at FMCT on 8/18 & 8/19. Sign up begins at 6:30 pm.

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Smart Connections – Tue 9/10, 4:30-6:30pm, ecce art + yoga, Fargo. FREE event for IT programmers, developers, electrical engineers and civil engineers – those actively seeking a new job and even those passive lookers wanting to come and visit. Employers Attending: Preventice, Tech Mahindra, Moore Engineering, Sundog, Flint Communications, Appareo Systems, KLJ and Noridian Healthcare Solutions. Appetizers served. www.eventbrite.com/event/7672248903

GOOD CAUSE • Symphony Rocks – Thu 8/15, Bluestem Center for the Arts. www.fmsymphony.org • March of Dimes Black Bib Affair 2013 – Thu 9/26, 5:30pm, Ramada Plaza & Suites. This gourmet extravaganza will feature the skills and creativity of 12 of the finest local chefs and hottest restaurants. Guests will enjoy tasting the signature dishes while experiencing the opportunity to bid on incredible, creative and unique silent auction and culinary live auction packages. Auction packages highlight fabulous cuisine, fine wine, travel and entertainment dinners, hotel stays and vacation getaways to raise funds to help North Dakota's babies. Tickets are $100 per person. Call (701) 235-5530 or e-mail agerner@marchofdimes.com for more info. www.blackbibaffair.com • Children’s Miracle Network 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament-Saturday 09/28, 11am, Rendezvous Park, 1055 32nd Ave West Fargo. Join the Children’s Miracle Network 3 on 3 basketball tournament hosted by Walmart. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Sanford Children’s. Register your team of 3-6 players and join in the fun to help the kids. There is a $50 registration fee per team and all players will receive a t-shirt and awards to the top teams. Click here to register your team today. Registrations due by 09/02/2012. DOWN THE ROAD – for Jade Presents (JP) shows, you can find tickets at Tickets 300 located at 300 Broadway (M-F Noon-6pm), by calling 866-300-8300 or www.jadepresents.com

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Clint Black – Thu 8/29, Fargo Theatre (JP) Taylor Swift – Fri 9/6, Fargodome Gear Daddies & The Suburbs – Fri 9/6, Bluestem Imagine Amphitheater (JP) Jonny Lang – Tue 9/17, Fargo Theatre (JP) Iron & Wire – Tue 9/24, Fargo Theatre (JP) P!nk – Sun 9/27, Fargodome

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