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Wu! Concert highlights busy weekend of events in F-M

Holiday weekends can be kind of slow as far as events go, but there are plenty of options for things to do this Easter weekend. Laugh it up with a nationally known comic, rock out with a legendary Minnesota jam band or catch a more intimate acoustic show at a local brewery. Or kick off your shoes—or watch someone else do it—in an all-male revue.

Paula Poundstone

Saturday, April 15

Paula Poundstone returns to the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Saturday, April 15, and here's hoping things go smoother than her first appearance there. Booked to play the room in the spring of 2010, the comic was bumped by a run of "Iron Man 2." When the comedian was rescheduled, she used the incident in her material, in her quick-witted and clean style of comedy. A regular on NPR's game show "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!," Poundstone also has a new book, "The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness," coming out and a new podcast, "Live from the Paula Poundstone Institute!," airing in May. The laughs start at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $37 to $44, plus fees. tickets300.com," target="_blank">tickets300.com," target="_blank">tickets300.com, (866) 300-8300.

Charlie Parr

Saturday, April 15

While trendsetters move on to find the next new craze, true champions of a subject spend more time with it, finding the subtleties, nuances and depth to keep things interesting. That's Charlie Parr with Americana music. Digging deep into the roots of folk blues, the Duluth, Minn., guitarist has been picking out a livelihood for a decade. He'll be singing the blues Saturday night at Fargo Brewing Co., 610 N. University Drive. Music starts at 6 p.m. with opener Rob Ashe. Tickets for this ID-only show are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show. fargobrewing.com, (701) 478-2337.

Big Wu

Saturday, April 15

It seems like the Big Wu have been around forever, and if you are 25 or younger, you're right. The Minneapolis-based jam band celebrates its silver anniversary with a musical party Saturday at Sanctuary Events Center, 670 4th Ave. N., Fargo. The Wu has invited lots of musical friends to share the stage, including Jason Fladager, Bill Cutler, Warren Boes and Kind Country. This ID-only party starts at 8 p.m. with the Pat Lenertz band. Tickets are $22 or $108 for a reserved table of four with cocktail service, plus fees. tickets300.com," target="_blank">tickets300.com," target="_blank">tickets300.com, (866) 300-8300.

Magic Men Live!

Friday, April 14

It was bound to happen. With the success of the "Magic Mike" movies, it was only a matter of time until a staged variation strutted its stuff. If you can't get to Channing Tatum's "Magic Mike Live Las Vegas"—spoiler alert: he doesn't perform—you can stay in town for "Magic Men Live!" The touring stage show gets down Friday night at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, promising to tap into women's fantasies with firemen, military men and 50 shades of grinding. Tickets are $32 to $52, plus fees. tickets300.com," target="_blank">tickets300.com," target="_blank">tickets300.com, (866) 300-8300.

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