Thursday, Nov. 14
Multimedia artist Brad Kahlhamer’s show at the Plains Art Museum, 704 First Ave. N., Fargo, is a reflection of his life, from his Native American heritage to his German-American upbringing in Wisconsin to his years touring as a musician before finally settling down in New York as a visual artist. Kahlhamer will discuss his use of materials and mediums as well as life experiences in a talk at the Plains at 6 p.m. Thursday. He’ll be joined by Park Rapids, Minn.,-area artist Aaron Spangler for the discussion. After the talk, the two will move the party over to the backroom of Zandbroz Variety, 420 Broadway N., Fargo, for a concert with some guest musicians. Both events are free and open to the public.
'Exposure: A Pop-Up Photography Exhibition'
Thursday, Nov. 14
Patrons of the Hotel Donaldson lounge, 101 Broadway N., have noticed a new collection of works on the main wall of the iconic bar. "Exposure: A Pop-Up Photography Exhibition" features work by 30 shutterbugs, hung salon style, giving each a little bit of, well, exposure. This year’s event is going a bit further as the adjacent dining room is open with a display of works by the late photographer Leo Kim. The HoDo will host a party for the exhibition at 7 p.m. Thursday. A gallery crawl will be held in conjunction with the show on Sunday, Nov. 24, with Blackbird Woodfire, Toasted Frog and Fargo Photoworks displaying more images by artists.
Thursday, Nov. 14, through Sunday, Nov. 17
Halloween may seem like a distant memory, but Concordia College’s theater students are hosting a frightening good time this weekend with “Young Frankenstein: The Musical.” The musical updates Mel Brooks' 1974 comedy with songs (“The Brain,” “Roll in the Hay” and “Transylvania Mania”) and some monster dance moves, courtesy of New York-based director and choreographer Donna Kaz. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, in the Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre. Tickets range from $5 to $10.
Saturday, Nov. 16
Fergus Falls, Minn., native Chad Daniels has made a name for himself on the national comedy scene with a number of TV appearances, including multiple spots on “Conan.” The stand-up’s most recent special, “Dad Chaniels,” reflects on his experiences as a father. Some of the jokes may be family-friendly, but Daniels’s Saturday show at Sanctuary Events Center, 670 Fourth Ave. N., Fargo, will be ID-only. Tickets range from $24 to a balcony table for four and private bar access for $136; 866-300-8300.
Sunday, Nov. 17
As The Arts Partnership gets closer to opening Aptitude in West Acres, 3902 13th Ave. S., the two entities are coming together for a taste of what the endeavor could bring. The Salon pARTy on Sunday introduces the public to a number of artists and their work. Co-hosted by Ladybosses of Fargo-Moorhead, the event includes Fargo-Moorhead Symphony concertmaster and violinist Ben Sung returning for a performance and former West Acres artist-in-residence Emily Williams Wheeler showing off her paintings. The fun runs from 4-5:30 p.m., with a $25 ticket.
Sunday, Nov. 17
In an age of endless farewell tours, Slayer has been pretty upfront saying they aren’t necessarily breaking up, but their current tour will be their last. After more than 35 years of groundbreaking heavy metal, the group will quit headbanging at the end of the month, with only eight more shows after their stop at the Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive, on Sunday. Primus, Ministry and former Pantera frontman Philip Anselmo with the Illegals will also perform. Music starts at 6 p.m., with tickets ranging from $39.50 to $199.