Curtain Call

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The weekend is finally here for most of us.

From musicals to live performers, Allyssa Dickert has you covered for this weekend's curtain call.

'A Little Bit of Magic' at Dakota Stage Ltd.

If you are looking for 'A Little Bit of Magic' this weekend, Dakota Stage is the place for you.

This dazzling musical is fun for the whole family.

The charming play touches upon on how special we all are.

The show starts at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for kids.

Starpower Dance Competition at Belle Mehus

Starpower is dancing their way into Bismarck this weekend.

The national dance competition make stops throughout major cities across the U.S. and is in town Saturday.

Local dancers ranging in ages 5-19 will be performing in different categories throughout the day.

Dance groups from across North Dakota will be competing.

The all-day event at Belle Mehus Auditorium is free of charge and open to the public.

Century High School Performs Comedies

Century High School presents two one-act comedies throughout the weekend.

Fifty students are participating in the plays.

One of the performances is "Every Novel You Read in High School" in 25 minutes or less by Ian McWethy.

In this comedy, a theater group trys to act out classic books without reading them first.

"Seven Rehearsals" by Alan Haehnel is a parody of reversals in seven scenes.

The comedy includes a scene that runs backwards from end to beginning.

The performance takes place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Live Music at Laughing Sun

Looking for live music and an ice cold beer? Laughing Sun in Downtown Bismarck is the place for you.

There will be two performances that hit the stage this weekend. Friday night, Northern Light out of Beulah is performing.

The Americana trio is a combination of funky folk fun.

A Minneapolis solo artist George Scot will take the stage Saturday.

He is known for performing an eclectic mix of cover songs.

Show times both nights start at 8 p.m.

Heritage Outdoor Winter Adventure

With mild temperatures this weekend, explore the outdoors and join the Heritage Outbound Winter Adventure.

Open to the public, it's an annual day of activities and learning at Fort Clark State and Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site.

The event is sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota and takes place Saturday.

The cost is $65 per person and includes two meals, snacks and snowshoe use.

Box Office New Releases

If you plan to head to the theaters this weekend, the one-two punch of "Deadpool" and "Kung Fu Panda Three" figures to top the box office again this weekend. But what about the new movies in theaters?

"Risen" is the first in a series of religion-themes movies hitting theatres over the next month-plus. Joseph Fiennes plays a Roman centurion charged with finding the missing body of Jesus. The Lenten season release is tracking as the weekend's top new movie.

"Race" figures to debut in fourth place. Stephan James stars as Jesse Owens, striving for Olympic glory amid racism at home in Nazi Germany. The legendary athlete's fame should help attract moviegoers.

It won't be a surprise if "The Witch" debuts below the other new releases. It's opening in fewer theatres. But the supernatural horror flick set in Puritan New England is getting solid reviews, so don't be shocked, or scared, if it sticks around awhile.

A little trivia for you: Stephan James stepped into the lead role in "Race" after another actor, John Boyega, dropped out of the film to star in a little movie called "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Baby Tiger

And here's something cute to help get you to the end of the work week right!

A baby tiger at the Miami Zoo will finally get to join his mother after passing the all important swimming test.

Zoo officials needed to make sure the Sumatran tiger cub named Satu would be able to swim out of the moat in his mother's exhibit if he was to fall in.

So Wednesday, the zoo staff decided to throw him into the deep end; with plenty of help just in case.

Little Satu didn't need it though, and was able to paddle himself to safety.

Now that he has passes the test, zoo staff hope to move Satu in with his mom in the next few days.