Erin Slaughter

Thursday, Nov. 21

Poet Erin Slaughter reads at MSUM. Special to The Forum
Poet Erin Slaughter reads at MSUM. Special to The Forum


Erin Slaughter is a Texas native, but her Thursday, Nov. 21, reading at Minnesota State University Moorhead’s library will be something of a homecoming. The poet will read from and discuss her new collection, “I Will Tell This Story To The Sun Until You Remember That You Are The Sun,” which was published by MSUM’s own New Rivers Press. The reading starts at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and is free and open to the public.

The Tell

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Thursday, Nov. 21

A week after "The Moth Mainstage" packed the Fargo Theatre, the art of storytelling moves to a smaller, yet just as lively stage. Locals will share their true tales in Fargo-Moorhead’s own storytelling showcase, The Tell. The yarns unwind from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at The Cellar in Front Street Taproom, 614 Main Ave., Fargo.

Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase

Friday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 24

Crafters like Sandy Carey of M&S Enterprises of Minot, N.D., will be at Pride of Dakota when the event sets up at Scheels Arena this weekend. Forum file photo
Crafters like Sandy Carey of M&S Enterprises of Minot, N.D., will be at Pride of Dakota when the event sets up at Scheels Arena this weekend. Forum file photo


People have been shopping for the holidays for a while, but things really kick into gear this weekend at Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S., Fargo. Pride of Dakota presents more than 120 regional vendors peddling their unique goods. From soup mixes to soy candles, clothes and jewelry to books and arts, you can find something for everyone on your list. There is no admission for this event, which runs from 4-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday.

Leo Kottke (Resheduled)

Friday, Nov. 22

Guitarist Leo Kottke plays the Fargo Theatre on Friday night. Special to The Forum
Guitarist Leo Kottke plays the Fargo Theatre on Friday night. Special to The Forum


The Leo Kottke concert at the Fargo Theatre will be rescheduled. Kottke is unable to perform this weekend due to an illness.

There may be faster, flashier guitarists on the scene, but when it comes to acoustic fingerpicking, few can touch Leo Kottke. The iconic guitarist doesn’t sing much, but instead lets his fingers do the talking in a form of poetic picking. Don’t expect singing, but he’s not above telling a funny, rambling tale in between numbers. He returns at 8 p.m. Friday to the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N., for another night of poetic picking. Tickets are $39.

Holiday Art Sale

Friday, Nov. 22, & Saturday, Nov. 23

The days of crowding into shopping malls for frenzied holiday gift searches are fading. Give the gift of local art with help from the Holiday Art Sale this weekend at the Plains Art Museum, 704 First Ave. N., Fargo. From 9 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the museum’s Center for Creativity will be a showplace for all kinds of creative outlets, with a focus on ceramics.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian ‘Nutcracker’

Saturday, Nov. 23

The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian "Nutcracker" takes the stage Saturday at the Fargo Theatre. Special to The Forum
The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian "Nutcracker" takes the stage Saturday at the Fargo Theatre. Special to The Forum


It’s really not the holiday season without a production (or two or three) of “The Nutcracker.” Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s magical composition follows a young girl’s dreams. The music and story are well-known, but this weekend’s staging has a different feel as it will be performed by the Moscow Ballet. Showtimes are 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N., with tickets selling from $31.50 to $177.50.

‘Charlotte's Web’

Saturday, Nov. 23

Minnesota State University Moorhead theater students let out their inner animal this Saturday in a family-friendly production of “Charlotte’s Web.” E.B. White’s classic spins a funny and poignant tale of friendship and loyalty in a farmyard as a wise spider, Charlotte, works to save Wilbur, the young pig. This production is free with shows at 1 and 4 p.m. with the Red River Zoo giving a hands-on presentation about animals at 2:30 p.m.

'Exposure' gallery crawl

Sunday, Nov. 24

Johnathan Miller's "Avalanche Creek IV" is featured at Fargo Photoworks as part of Sunday's "Exposure" gallery crawl. Special to The Forum
Johnathan Miller's "Avalanche Creek IV" is featured at Fargo Photoworks as part of Sunday's "Exposure" gallery crawl. Special to The Forum


The "Exposure" show at the Hotel Donaldson has been up for a few weeks and celebrated the group photo show with a reception earlier. Now, the experience is spreading out. Artists are taking part in a gallery crawl around downtown Fargo, taking over the walls in a number of businesses and talking about their work from 4-7 p.m. Sunday. Mike Nelson will be at Blackbird Woodfire, 206 Broadway N., Eric Wehrs at The Toasted Frog, 305 Broadway N., Meg Spielman Peldo & Jason Siebels at BernBaum’s , 402 Broadway N., and Kevin Taylor, Johnathan Miller and Dan Francis at Fargo Photoworks, 510 10th Ave. N.