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PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

March 14 & 15

In the kid’s cartoon PAW Patrol, dogs perform important public services such as garbage collection, emergency healthcare, and law enforcement. You would have a good laugh if a dog wrote you a speeding ticket in real life. You’d be horrified if one drove your ambulance.

In PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure, Chase the German shepherd, Marshall the Dalmatian, Skye the Cockapoo, and the rest of the canine gang come to life on the big stage! The pups must embark on a mission to rescue their friend Cap’n Turbot from a cavern — only to find a treasure map there. Will they get to the treasure before the scheming Mayor Humdinger? It will take a great pirate adventure to find out!

Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra

March 14 & April 18

On March 14th the BMSO presents a concerto for Marimba!, featuring master percussionist Dr. Lucas Bernier in Sejourné’s Concerto for Marimba and Strings, as well as Ravel’s Boléro and Poulenc’s The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant. On April 18th the BMSO presents their 2019 Young Artist Winners, as well as Tchaikovsky’s masterpieces Romeo and Juliet and The Sleeping Beauty. Both concerts will be held at the beautiful Belle Mehus Auditorium.

Bismarck Bucks

March 8, 22, & 29

April 18

Bismarck’s own Indoor Football League team is heading off against the San Diego Strike Force on March 8th, the Spokane Shock on March 22nd, the Iowa Barnstormers on March 29th, and the Cedar Rapids River Kings on April 18th. Will our boys in orange, black, and gold prove that the jewel of North Dakota reigns supreme in indoor football?

“We’re proud to serve as the Bucks’ home stadium,” said Amanda Yellow of the Bismarck Event Center. “Every game is high energy and action packed — Indoor Football League games have a lot more touchdowns than the NFL because the field is smaller. It’s great fun for the whole family. Kids get to keep balls that fly into the stands, and meet players and get autographs after the game.”

Shrine Circus

April 3 & 4

Shrine Circus has toured the country since 1906. It grew to become a three ring affair in 1925, and to this day remains one of the great American traveling circuses. If you do not take your kid to go see PAW Patrol Live!, they may just threaten to run away and join this circus. 

This is the real circus like you remember from when you were a kid. Shrine Circus presents tigers jumping through burning hoops, actual dogs doing tricks, trapeze artists sailing through the air, a human cannonball, elephants, ponies, funny clowns, and an especially talented house cat! Kids can even meet the circus performers and their animals before the show. (Not the tigers, though.)

Shrine Circus is run by the Shriners. It’s a fundraiser for the fraternity’s childrens’ hospitals across the country, which offer free healthcare to patients without insurance and waives all costs that insurance does not cover. Helping so noble a charity and watching jungle cats at the same time feels nice.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

April 28

Carole King is the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century. She co-wrote The Drifters’ “Up on the Roof,” Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and The Chiffons’ “One Fine Day.” James Taylor’s cover of King’s “You’ve Got a Friend” reached number on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971. Even if you do not know about Carole King, you know her music.

After six successful years on Broadway, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is finally coming to Bismarck — the actual city where musicals must run if they’re to become world classics. The musical tells the story of the songwriter’s life along with gorgeous renditions of her classic hits. Tickets to Beautiful are how you knock your date’s socks off.


By David Scheller