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The Fargo Beat

Fargo-Moorhead Social & Word of Mouth Network


April 14, 2011

With area golf courses starting to open here and there, we have only one thing to say: Gunga
galunga... gunga, gunga-lagunga.

SOCIAL
Art In Action! – Fri 4/15, 7-10pm, Clock Tower Café in Great Northern Bicycle Company
(825 Broadway). A social for bicycle and art enthusiasts! New Belgium beer, food, gold-
sprint photo booth and races and more fun than you can shake a stick at, with a silent
auction of bicycle-inspired art work and cyclists accessories produced by local cyclists,
artists, and makers. Proceeds to the FM Community Bike Workshop. RSVP by emailing:
sara@fmbikeworkshop.org.
Big Boys Toys Expo – Fri 4/15, 3-9pm & Sat 4/16, 9am-5pm, Fargodome.
CoreCon 2011 – Fri 4/15-Sun 4/17, AmericInn Moorhead. CoreCon is a non-profit
science fiction, fantasy, horror and anime convention in the FM area.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


Through the weekend
Lend Me a Tenor – Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre. www.fmct.org
Tartuffe – Gaede Stage/Rolland Dille Center for the Arts, MSUM
Tales of the Last Formicans – Askanase Auditorium, NDSU.
James Johann – 4/14-4/16, Courtney’s Comedy Club.
FM Symphony presents Alexandar Nevsky: The Splendor of Russia – Sat 4/16 at 8pm,
Sun 4/17 at 2pm, NDSU Festival Concert Hall. $25-$28 www.fmsymphony.org

Thursday April 14
Prince Rama with Binge Bot and Tryptic Groove – 9:30pm, The Aquarium. Your
highness.
Jeez Loueez – 10pm, The Monkey Bar at The Hub. Gollee and jeepeerz creeperz, this
should be a good time.
Mark Joseph Project – 8:30pm, HoDo Lounge. Do you think Mark Joseph has spent
adequate time on his project or is he like us with our school science projects – start
them the Sunday before they are due.
Kathie Brekke & the 42nd Street Jazz Band – 9pm, Basie’s Lounge at Ramada Plaza &
Suites. This is free man, so come on out you crazy cats. Jazz hands!!!

Friday, April 15
Lorie Line and Her Fab Five – 8:30pm, Concordia Memorial Auditorium - $22
San Haven Chuckle – Spirits Lounge at Holiday Inn
David Ferreira Trio – 7pm, Maxwells
Acoustic Addiction – 7:30-10pm, The Winery
The Front Fenders – 9pm, Perspectives Lounge at Radisson Hotel
Betty Does – 9:30pm, Big D’s. She sure does.
High on Stress – 9:30pm, Sidestreet Grille & Pub. Just say no to stress. Jazz hands!!!
Face For Radio – 10pm, Dempsey’s Public House
Pert Near Sandstone with Inside Out Strings – 9pm, The Aquarium
Kellie Pickler – 8pm, Dakota Magic Casino. $30 advance, $40 day of show.
Skyline – 9pm, The Windbreak Saloon

Saturday, April 16
San Haven Chuckle – Spirits Lounge at Holiday Inn
Gordon Court – 7:30-10pm, The Winery
The Arthurs – 9pm, JT Cigarro. Never heard of them. Check their song list on their
website and they look entertaining.
Heavy Is The Head – 9:30pm, Sidestreet Grille & Pub. Jazzy are the hands. Jazz hands!!!
Nick Fryer Trio – 7pm, Maxwells. I guess if a trio is what you are looking for, apparently
Maxwells is the place this weekend. I should clarify – a musical trio. Couldn’t tell you
the best place to find another type of trio.
Betty Does – 9:30pm, Big D’s. Betty Doing it again.
The Suit w/Ian Johnson – 10pm, The Monkey Bar at The Hub - $3
Tune In Tokyo – 10pm, Dempsey’s Public House
Trip Wire – 9pm, The Windbreak Saloon
Lunar Funk Theory – 9pm, The Aquarium

FARGO THEATRE www.fargotheatre.org for show times


The Company Men (R) – This inspiring, humorous and heartwarming film follows a
downsized corporate high roller (Ben Affleck) as he redefines himself as a husband,
father and as a man. Also stars Kevin Costner, Chris Cooper, and Tommy Lee Jones.
The Last Lions (PG) – National Geographic films presents a wonderful family adventure
that proves the most powerful force in nature is a mother’s love. This incredible true
story follows a lioness and her cubs as they struggle for survival on the African plains.
Giant (1956) – Sat 4/16 at 7pm, Sun 4/17 at 1pm. This is the Elizabeth Taylor movie
voted through The Forum’s tribute. This epic movie stars Taylor, Rock Hudson, and
James Dean. It is over 3 hours long, but worth it. $7

PLAINS ART MUSEUM


Pound the Pavement for PAM! – Run on behalf of Plains Art Museum in any of the
Fargo Marathon events May 19-20, raise money for arts education, and have a blast! To
sign up as a runner or walker, visit http://plainsart.org/support/poundthepavement or
email kkerzman@plainsart.org.
The 15th Annual Spring Gala, “Masterpiece Masquerade” – Sat., 5/7, 7pm–1am. Go
incognito with an evening of masks, costumes, and spectacle. Wines by Happy Harry’s,
food by Mosaic Foods, music by Betty Does, and lots more. Get your tickets by 4/22 and
save $10. http://www.plainsart.org.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK www.fmwfchamber.com/ypn www.ndyp.net
YPN Happy Hour – Wed 4/27, 5:15pm, Pepper’s Sports Cafe. Mingle with other young
professionals in this relaxed, social setting. Complimentary appetizers, beverages are on
your own. Free to attend.
Corporate Cup – Thu 5/26, 4-9pm, MSUM – Join the area business community and
engage in some friendly competition. Get your team of 15 or less people together and
prove your business has what it takes! There will be two divisions this year: Competitive
(hardcore competitors) and Recreational (fun-loving competitors). Please indicate which
division you would like your business to participate in when you sign up at the
Chamber’s website. www.fmchamber.com
2nd Annual Great Plains Young Professionals Summit – 6/15-6/17, Fargo. Preparing our
work force for the future is a priority of The Chamber. We are proud to host the 2011
Great Plains Young Professionals (GPYP) Summit with the North Dakota Young
Professionals Network, held right here in Fargo Moorhead. The Summit will bring
together hundreds of young professionals and area leaders from around the region and
feature keynote speaker, Bill Rancic, one of the world’s most extraordinary and
respected entrepreneurs. Since hearing "You’re Hired" and becoming Donald Trump's
original Apprentice, Rancic has gone on to a conduct a highly-successful business career.
Early Bird Registration - $99 by 5/1, $119. Detailed info at: www.GPYPsummit.com

SPORTS www.gobison.com www.msumdragons.com www.gocobbers.com


www.fargoforce.com www.fmderbygirls.com
All kind of fan specials for the playoff games – Buy 1, Get 1 tickets; Buy 1 hot dog, get a
free fountain pop; $2 Coors Light pounders. Plus, remember there are shuttles to/from
Bulldog Tap and Hornbachers Osgood.
Playoff Round 1, Game 1 - Fargo Force vs Lincoln Stars – Fri 4/15, 7:35pm.
Playoff Round 1, Game 2 - Fargo Force vs Lincoln Stars – Sat 4/16, 7:05pm.
Playoff Round 1, Game 3 (if necessary) - Fargo Force vs Lincoln Stars – Sun 4/17,
5:05pm.
One month until the FM Redhawks opener – 5/16 vs St. Paul Saints. Dollar dogs and
Games Galore that night. Cool, but is there anything for the kids?

SHAMELESS PLUG
Suite Deal – One-night stay at the Hotel Donaldson includes a bottle of red wine, 4 pack
of truffles, and artisanal cheese platter for $169. Offer valid through 4/30.
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for boys
and girls from Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and South
Africa, 15-18 years of age, coming to this area for the upcoming high school year. These
personable and academically select exchange students speak English and are eager to
learn about this country through living as part of a family, attending high school, and
sharing their own culture and language with their newly adopted host family. If you are
interested in obtaining more info about becoming a host family, please contact local
Area Representative, Angela Mathers at 701-570-3708.
Building Basics with Lowes and Habitat for Humanity – Sat 4/16 10-11:30, Fargo Lowes.
In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, construction crews of female volunteers will be
pounding nails and raising walls at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the
country in recognition of National Women Build Week, 4/30–5/8. To help volunteers get
a jump-start on their building skills, Lowe’s, underwriter of Women Build and sponsor of
National Women Build Week, is hosting “how-to” clinics about power tool safety, roof
shingling and siding installation. Free to attend and open to public. Families welcome.

SHOUT OUT
Check out www.cariboucoffee.com/twins after a Twins win for next day offers/coupons.

GOOD CAUSE
2011 Fargo Museum Celebrity Auction – Thu 4/14, 5-8:30pm, Fargo Air Museum.
Details at http://fargoairmuseum.org/celebauction.php. Social/dinner/auctions.
Walk MS – Sat 4/16, Bison Sports Arena. Check in opens at 8am, walk starts at 10am.
For more info or to register visit, www.myMSwalk.org or call 701-235-2678. Sign up
now to start raising pledges.
6th Annual Dragon Fire Walk for Athletics – Sat 4/16, MSUM. The events kick-off with
the Spaghetti Dinner and Opening Ceremony on Fri evening. Saturday morning includes
a 5K, 10K, Dragon 10-Mile, Dragon 10-Mile Relay and 5K Non-competitive Walk. They
invite you to create or join a team and be entered to win prizes for raising the most
money. Remember, all funds raised will benefit Dragon Athletic scholarships. For more
info on other events and to register, go to www.dragonwalk.com
Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity’s 2nd Annual Hard Hat Breakfast - Wed 4/27,
7:30am, Ramada Plaza & Suites. Those in attendance will be able to enjoy a video
presentation as well as listen to guest speakers explain their relationship to the affiliate
and why they support LAHFH. To sponsor a table, or to come as an individual guest, call
218-284-5253 ext. 2 and make your reservation today! Reservations are encouraged but
not required.
The Red River Valley Asperger – Autism Network is having a charity ride on 6/12 and is
in need of sponsors and donations. For more info, contact jdjartco@aol.com.

DOWN THE ROAD


8th ANNUAL ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY EXPO – April 28, 2011, with a Pre-conference
Workshop on April 27, 2011 in Fargo, ND. The day includes a morning of presentations
by AT providers and vendors. There is a registration fee of $30 for these sessions and
lunch. Scholarships are available to individuals with disabilities on a first-come, first
serve basis. The AT Expo runs 11:00am-6:00pm and is free and open to the public. Over
60 vendors and service organizations are expected. More information on presentations,
vendors, and how to register for this event can be found at www.atexpo.org or by
contacting Jenny Davis at 1-877-760-2939 (701-526-3454) or email jenny@atexpo.org.
Gabriel Iglesias – Fri 4/29, Fargo Theatre.
Musical May Basket: Tribute to Frank Sinatra – Sun 5/1, 4pm, Fargo Theatre.
Nostalgic, romantic sounds of the FM Kicks Big Band and David Ferreira’s tribute to the
songs of Frank Sinatra. Tasty bites provided by Ramada Plaza & Suites following the
concert in the theatre Lobby, complimentary with ticket purchase. Cash bar available.
$20 Reserved tickets. Cuckoo baby.
Philanthropy by Design – Thurs 5/5, 5-7:30pm, Northern Home Furniture, 505 N.
Broadway, Fargo. Bring your girlfriends and enjoy an evening of wine and hors d’oeuvres
while bidding on fabulous silent auction items. All proceeds from Philanthropy by Design
support the work of the Women’s Fund Endowment, a permanent component of the
FM Area Foundation. The Women’s Fund Endowment awards grants each year to area
non-profits that support three areas of focus: children in the need of care, economic
well-being of women and their families, and opportunities for women in leadership.
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at Northern Home Furniture, through Women’s
Fund volunteers, or online at www.areafoundation.org.
Fargo DigiGirlz Camp – 8/2 – 8/4. A summer camp for girls in grades 7 – 10.
www.ustechsregister.com/digigirlz2011/registrationselect.aspx?ev=4800.

FOUND ON FACEBOOK
The Fargo Beat fan page – www.facebook.com/TheFargoBeat
Dragon Fire Walk (4/15-4/16) - www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=210460748968724
CoreCon 2011 (4/15-4/17) - www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=186534701367861
FM Symphony (4/16-4/17) - www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=184264501619116
Hilton Garden Inn Easter Brunch (4/24) -
www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212770955403190
Fargo Brewing Co beer sampling (4/30) -
www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=194134180623941
Corporate Cup (5/26) - www.facebook.com/pages/Corporate-Cup-FMWF-
Chamber/189576701066099
Hair Lip Trip Pub Crawl (5/7) - www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=209252039084928

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