Thursday, Sept. 26
Rising Nashville star Granger Smith returns to Fargo-Moorhead for a country bro throwdown. The singer behind “Backroad Song,” “If the Boot Fits” and “Happens Like That” brings his rootin’-tootin’ alter ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., to Bluestem Amphitheater, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead, on Thursday, Sept. 26. Singer Jerrod Niemann (“Lover, Lover,” “One More Drinkin’ Song,” “Drink to That All Night”) plays a set of radio-ready tunes and Tucker Beathard (“Rock On” opens the show. Music starts at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $65; 866-300-8300.
Fargo Fantastic Film Festival
Thursday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Sept. 28
It’s been a big year for fantasy films with “Avengers: Endgame” becoming the highest-grossing film of all time. Some lesser-known mind-bending titles roll this weekend at the Fargo Fantastic Film Festival at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N. All kinds of science fiction, fantasy, horror and monster movies will show each day, starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The action starts again at noon Friday and rolls through the night. A special kid-friendly showing starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the adult films starting at 11:30 a.m. and running into the night. Individual sessions range from $5 to $8, or $20 for a festival pass; 701-239-8385.
Friday, Sept. 27, & Saturday, Sept. 28
For 15 years, Theatre B, 215 10th St. N., Moorhead, has made a name for itself by bringing contemporary works to the stage. The small ensemble is turning the tables this weekend by opening one of the best-known dramas of all time, William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” This isn’t a comic twist on the play or some modernized hip-hop version. This is Shakespeare’s own, exquisite words spoken by men and women in tights. The classic starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and runs through Sunday, Oct. 20. Tickets are pay what you will this weekend and range from $7 to $25 after that; 701-729-8880.
Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo
Friday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Sept. 29
Summer is over and soon all of the motorcycles will be parked for the winter, but it’s not time to say goodbye to your ride just yet. Roughrider Ink & Iron Expo shows off the best in local custom bikes, from rebuilt classics to contemporary designs. The show celebrates motorcycle culture with the inclusion of the brightest regional tattoo artists. Local entertainers will perform throughout the three-day event, but Sunday’s Mini Misfit Day from 2-6 p.m. includes activities for the youngest motorcycle enthusiasts, including a show by Elevate Rock School. Rev your engines from 2-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Veterans Memorial Arena, 1201 Seventh Ave. E., West Fargo. Tickets are $5 for kids 6 and younger, $10 per day or $25 for a weekend pass. Partial proceeds go to Make-A-Wish North Dakota; 866-300-8300.