Curtain Call: Bismarck-Mandan Weekend Events

From comedy shows, to country concerts, to charity events there's plenty to do around town this weekend.


CDCC Performs at Belle Mehus

To kick off your weekend be serenaded by the young vocalists of Central Dakota Children's Choir.

The five choirs will be performing their annual spring concert which wraps up their 18th season.

Belle Mehus Auditorium is hosting the concert both Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

Artist Director for CDCC, Terri Fay, "Everything you could think of, there will be music that is very very old from the 17,1800s and things that are very recent some of the compositions as new as 2015."

Tickets can be purchased at the C-D-C-C office in advance or at the door.


Dakota Stage Hosting Comedian Dave Landau

The hilarious, national touring comedian has been featured on N-B-C's "Last Comic Standing."

He will take the stage Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 at the door.

This is the last show of Dakota Stage's Live Stand-Up Comedy for the season so you don't want to miss it.


Dust off your cowboy boots, Florida Georgia Line is in town

They will be taking the stage at the Bismarck Event Center tonight.

The band is currently on their 'Dig Your Roots' tour. The concert starts at 7p.m. Tickets range in price, starting at $40.


Two North Dakota roller derby teams will be busting out their skates Saturday

The BisMan Bombshellz roller derby league is hosting a women's roller derby bout at the Prairie Knights Casino and Resort.

The BisMan Bombzillaz women's team takes on The Nodak Knockouts from Minot.

You can catch the action at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

Proceeds from ticket sales for this 'bout' go to the Native American Rights Fund.


Get splashed with color all for a good cause Sunday morning

The Color Splash Fun Dash is taking place at Cottonwood Park in Bismarck

Runners and walkers who partake in the 5K charity event are encourages to wear white.

There will be several splash zones throughout the course. Kat Perkins and the Gefroh Brothers will be performing starting at 10:30 a.m.


At The Box Office

A flock of angry birds, two nice guys and a sorority will do battle with Captain America this weekend, but who could come out on top?

Forget team Iron Man, Captain America has to combat irritable avians this weekend.

"The Angry Birds Movie" not only has a multi-million dollar marketing budget behind it, but also worldwide brand recognition from the over three billion downloads of the mobile app it's based on. It's already made $43 million overseas and "Box Office Pro's" forecasters are pegging the birds to line their nest with approximately $39 million in their domestic opening. This could be enough to defeat "Captain America: Civil War," depending on its third week sales drop.

Seth Rogen and the sisters of Kappa Nu won't be far behind though. "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" opened early internationally as well, with "Variety" prognosticating a $35-million domestic opening for the comedy sequel. It's 2014 predecessor opened at $49 million and went on to gross over $150 million domestically.

"The nice guys" won't finish last, but they won't beat this week's other new releases either. Variety says the movie, which opens on fewer screens and carries an R-rating, may debut in the $10 million range.