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Seven things to do in Fargo-Moorhead (April 20, 2017)

The Harlem Globetrotters show their hoops skills tonight at Scheels Arena. Special to The Forum

Things are starting to brighten up outside and inside with a variety of events happening this weekend.

Harlem Globetrotters

Tonight

You don't need to pick a side to cheer on the Harlem Globetrotters tonight at Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S., Fargo. The outcome of tonight's performance is a no-doubter. Serving up an array of dizzying dribbling, flashy passes and splashy dunks, the Globetrotters will come out on top, but the fans are the real winners. The antics start at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $25.50 to $80.50, plus fees. scheelsarena.com (701) 364-3672.

Jessie Veeder

Friday

Known to readers of The Forum for her columns and songs, Jessie Veeder adds another feather to her cowboy hat with the release of her book, "Coming Home." The collection combines her stories of life on a ranch, poetry, recipes and photography into one bound edition. Veeder will sell and sign copies of the book before and after her 7 p.m., Friday, concert/reading at the Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. The event starts at 6:30 with a meet-and-greet. Tickets are $7 for this all-ages show.

Jessie Veeder sings and writes about life in western North Dakota. Special to The Forum

Art receptions

Saturday and Sunday

Art is in the air this weekend with a pair of receptions. First up, the Hotel Donaldson, 101 Broadway, Fargo, opens a new show by painter Ali LaRock in the restaurant. The artist discusses her work at an informal gathering at 2 p.m., Saturday. On Sunday the Rourke Art Gallery + Museum, 521 Main Ave., opens "Touch the Sky and Grass" by Minnesota wildlife photographer Jim Brandenburg and the closing of photographer John Borge and painter Jonathan Rutter's joint show, "Grass." The event starts at 1:30 p.m. and incorporates a number of presentations about regional nature.

Go with the Flow: The Experience

Saturday

Dance to the beat of some different drummers Saturday night at Go with the Flow: The Experience. The LGBT-friendly event features professional dancer Willie Gomez, DJs Jae Fusz and DJ Derek Monteiro and the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater showing what they've got at Sanctuary Events Center, 670 4th Ave., N., Fargo. Tickets are $20, plus fees, for this ID-only event. jadepresents.com. (866) 300-8300.

  The Experience, Saturday at Sanctuar

Cars & Coffee

Sunday

Start your Sunday off right with Cars & Coffee. The replacement event for Cruisin' Broadway starts a lot earlier, running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each month, with engines opening some eyes and ears. The hot rods will be parked around 308 1st Ave., N., Fargo. www.downtownfargo.com.

Great Plains Harmony and Master Chorale of Fargo-Moorhead

Friday - Sunday

Hear the sounds of spring this weekend with concerts by two of Fargo-Moorhead's biggest vocal groups. Great Plains Harmony's gospel show doesn't just spread the good word, it sings it in the show, "Bless this House." The first performance if 7:30 p.m., Friday, at Bethel Church, 2702 30th Ave., S., Fargo, followed by a 4 p.m. Saturday show at Trinity Lutheran Church, 210 7th St. S., Moorhead. Tickets are $10 and $15. https://greatplainsharmony.org. The tunes continue at 4 p.m., Sunday, at Trinity with the Master Chorale of Fargo-Moorhead's show, "Let My Love Be Heard." The concert pays homage to the Lutheran choral tradition and marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Tickets from $8 to $15. www.fmmasterchorale.org.

Fargo-Moorhead Symphony

Saturday and Sunday

When you think of riotous concerts, you may think of a rock, punk or rap artist. Over 100 years ago, though, it was a ballet that had the unwanted reaction. The music of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" not only survived, but the music became one of the most influential pieces of the 20th Century. Classical music fans can hear it paired with Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Russian Easter Overture" and Zoltan Kodaly's "Dances of Galanta" at the final concerts of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra this weekend. Music starts at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, and 2 p.m., Sunday, at Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University. Tickets range from $30 to $50. www.fmsymphony.org. (701) 478-3676

Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra conductor Christopher Zimmerman. Forum file photo

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