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A September to remember: 5 things to do this weekend in Fargo-Moorhead

MSUM's mascot, Scorch, and fans, will march in the Greater Moorhead Days parade Friday. Special to The Forum1 / 6
Mollie Douthit's painting "Cheap cherry" is part of her show at Ecce Gallery. Special to The Forum2 / 6
Susan Morrissey's multimedia art is on display at the Spirit Room. Special to The Forum3 / 6
The Fabulous Armadillos. Special to The Forum4 / 6
Tacos are the main reason to celebrate at Fargo Taco Fest on Saturday. Special to The Forum5 / 6
Chris Jericho fronts Fozzy. Special to The Forum6 / 6

September has come, but that doesn't mean it's time to stay indoors. There are lots of outdoor fun events to do this week.

Greater Moorhead Days

Thursday, Sept. 6, through Sept. 13

Show some Minnesotappreciation with Greater Moorhead Days. The annual expression of civic pride kicks off with a nod to college students when perennial favorite The Johnny Holm Band plays Bridge Bash on the First Avenue North bridge, with festivities planned for 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday. The fun continues Friday, Sept. 7, with the Greater Moorhead Days Parade starting at 6 p.m., rolling north on 20th Street from 28th Avenue South. Saturday, Sept. 8, features Wings & Wheels Fly In & Car Show at the Moorhead Airport, Exit 6 off Interstate 94, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event features a pancake breakfast followed by youth airplane rides, a visit from the Sanford helicopter, skydiving at noon and a classic car show. Other events include the Flatlander FM Rotary Bike Ride from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, in Lindenwood Park, Fargo, and Moorhead's Gooseberry Park, a citywide medallion hunt, a 9-11 Commemoration at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, Midco Kids Fest from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bluestem Center for the Arts, and the Trails at Stonemill Park from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 13. For information on all of the events, visit or call 218-299-5296.

Art receptions

Thursday and Friday

Two artists at different points in their career open new shows at galleries only a block apart this week. Grand Forks native Mollie Douthit opens her first solo show at Ecce Gallery, 208 Roberts Alley, Fargo, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. In painting what may seem like mundane objects to the viewer, Douthit explores the day-to-day details that make up her life; Although a well-established and much-loved artist, Susan Morrissey also reveals — and learns — a little bit about herself in "What's it All About, Alvie? — Part II" opening at 5 p.m. Friday at the Spirit Room, 111 Broadway N., Fargo. Morrissey brings an illustrative approach to sculpture, mixed media, print and painted works in the show. She gives an artist's talk at 5:30 p.m.;

JLG'S Rock the Streets


Downtown Fargo will be bumping Friday night with JLG's Rock the Streets on the corner of Broadway and Fourth Avenue North. The free outdoor show sets the tone for the nightlife with a headlining set by The Fabulous Armadillos. Know for its tribute to The Eagles — which comes to the Fargo Theatre in October — the group ranges from classic rock to country with ease. The show opens at 7 p.m. with The Wicked Bees. Food and wine will be available for those 21 and older;

Fargo Taco Fest


The latest indulgence in food, Fargo Taco Fest follows in the hefty footsteps of beer, bacon and burger festivals. Taco Fest celebrates the tortilla and all things stuffed inside, with vendors like Papacitos Burritos, Maria's HomeStyle Mexican Food, Spicy Pie Pizza, Pico Food Truck, Mi Familia Taco Co., La Unica, Deep Blue Seafood and Moe's Southwest Grill serving their take on the popular street food. The ID-only event also includes specialty cervezas from the host, Fargo Brewing Co., 610 N. University Drive, as well as a margarita bar, a tequila tasting tent, a pepper eating contest and music. Two sessions are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a second round from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15; or 866-300-8300.


Sunday, Sept. 9

Fargo, get ready to rock and rumble. Professional wrestler-turned-hard rock singer Chris Jericho puts the smack down Sunday night when his band Fozzy muscles through a set of head-banging tunes at Sanctuary Events Center, 670 Fourth Ave. N., Fargo. Adelita's Way, Stone Broken and The Stir open the ID-only show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $21 in advance and $24 the day of the show; or 866-300-8300.