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John Lamb, Published December 26 2010

Area New Year’s Eve happenings

Christmas has barely passed, but it’s already time to solidify plans for New Year’s Eve on Friday.

You don’t have to make a big splash to ring in 2011, but here are a few local places that have events planned.


New Year’s at Noon, 9:30 a.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway. Early celebration starts with Lance Johnson playing the Mighty Wurlitzer, followed by a 10 a.m. screening of “Happy Feet.” At 11:55 a.m., host Doug Hamilton starts a countdown, followed by performance of FM Kicks Big Band and a 1 p.m. screening of “Happy Feet.” $5. (701) 239-8385.

New Year’s Musical Revue, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. An evening of musical theater for all ages with favorite musical selections spanning Broadway’s history. Tickets $5-$14, (701) 235-6778.


Chef’s Tasting Experience, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., Hotel Donaldson Restaurant, 101 Broadway, Fargo. Seven-course, fixed-price dinner with entree choice of crab-stuffed chicken, seafood cote d’azure, slow-roasted bison strip loin or roasted vegetable Napoleon. (701) 478-8888.

New Year’s Eve dinner, 5:30 and 9 p.m., Maxwells, 1380 9th St. E., West Fargo. Seven-course dinner features entree choices of surf and turf (cold-water lobster tail and beef filet), wild mushroom risotto, glazed root vegetables, tempura green beans and lobster claw burre rouge; second seating with music by Dave Ferreira Trio and champagne toast at midnight. $75 per person for first seating, $85 for second. (701) 277-9463.

Art de Trois, 7 p.m., Red Raven Espresso Bar, 916 Main Ave., Fargo, Fine art, fine food and experience package includes dinner, dance and art auction with works by Carl Oltvedt, Zhimin Guan, Mackenzie Leigh Kouba and more. Diners get the plate the main course is served on, from artists Amber Parsons and James Wolberg. $60 per person. (701) 478-7337.


Scott Brandenburg, 6 to 9 p.m., Perspectives Lounge, Radisson Hotel, 201 5th St. N., Fargo, Fargo. Blues piano, free. (701) 232-7363

New Year’s Eve comedy, 7 and 10 p.m., Courtney’s Comedy Club, 600 30th Ave. S., Moorhead. Six stand-up comics perform two shows. Tickets $22.50 and $42.50 for VIP package: ID only. (218) 287-7100

New Year’s Eve Dance, 7:30 p.m., potluck followed by dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight, Glyndon (Minn.) Community Center, Jim Kooyer, caller.

Dirty Word, 8 p.m., The Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. DJ Rossco spinning in the Monkey Bar while Dirty Word will rock the Venue, $5. (701) 232-6767.

New Years Eve Celebration, 8:30 p.m., El Zagal Shrine Center, 1429 3rd St. N., Fargo. S.O.L. Band, noise makers, hats, champagne at midnight, breakfast served after midnight, www.elzagal.org. (701) 235-7521.

At the Emporium, 9 p.m., The Windbreak Saloon, 3150 39th St. S., Fargo. Rock. (701) 282-5507.

Dirty White, 9 p.m., Speck’s Bar, 2611 Main Ave., Fargo. Rock. (701) 232-0202.

Methuselah, 9 p.m., Rick’s Bar, 2721 Main Ave., Fargo. Rock. (701) 232-8356.

San Haven Chuckle, 9 p.m., Dempsey’s Public House, 226 Broadway. Fargo. Rock. (701) 235-5913.

The Shakers, 9 p.m., Hagge’s Bar & Grill, 650 Meridian Road, Mapleton, N.D. Rock. (701) 282-5200.

24 Seven, 9:30 p.m., Spirit’s Lounge, Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave. S., Fargo. (701) 277-7330.

FUSE, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., The Sandbar, 1150 Randolph Road, Detroit Lakes, Minn. (218) 846-1779.

The Feelin Band, 10 p.m., Hodo Lounge, 101 Broadway, Fargo. Piano rock. No cover. (701) 478-6969.

Johnny Butten and Telegraph Road, 9 p.m., Fargo Billiards & Gastropub, 3234 43rd St. S., Fargo. World’s fastest banjo player. (701) 282-4168.

The Finaldrive, 9:30 p.m., M&J Brand Saloon, 817 Main Ave., West Fargo. Rock. (701) 282-3059.