Need something to do? Check out these fun events for your weekend!

•NFL Football  

SAT: Atlanta at Detroit

SUN:  Vikings at Houston; Tennessee at Green Bay Chicago at Arizona. 

SUN NIGHT:  SF at Seattle 


•College Football

North Dakota State plays Sam Houston State for the championship in Frisco, Texas—near Dallas Sat Jan 5th on ESPN 2


Bowl games Saturday

Washington vs Boise State in the Maaco Bowl/Vegas Sat 230pn on ESPN



•Bismarck Bobcats Hockey/Games at VFW Sports Center

Sat at Coulee Region






••Come & See The Animals!  The Dakota Zoo is open on FRI-SAT and SUN from 1-5pm. 


••Come Enjoy The Lights at “Christmas In The Park” at Bismarck’s Sertoma Park, nightly from 6-10pm.  Just $5 per vehicle.




••Come See A Live Nativity Scene  This is the 52nd annual Live Nativity Display at Zion Luther Church in Bismack.  You can see this FRI-SAT & SUN nights from 630-8pm and you can view it from the comfort of your vehicle or walk through for closer viewing.  Zion Luthern is at 4th Street and Avenue D.  FREE!


••Special Holiday Concert “It’s Not The End Of The World”  is on FRIDAY night a 7pm.  4 area favorites will be performing----“One Eyed Jack,” “The Swen Tones,” ‘Midnight Noise Orchestra,” and ‘Anonyoun Phenomenon” will be performing live.   It’s on at Dakota Stage—412 East Main downtown Bismarck.  Tickets are $10 and available at the door.


••Bismarck Kennel Club 4th Annual Howliday Dog Wash Is on Saturday mid-day from 10am-3pm at Groomindales, 422 West Main in Mandan.  No appointment needed.  1st come, 1st served and there will be special treats for humans and pets.


••Bismarck Jaycees present “Pinocchio” on stage this SAT at 2pm   At the Simie Middle School.   Beautifully crafted life-like puppets and expert puppeteers will tell this very special store.  $10 for adults and $5 for those 12 and younger. 


••Six Appeal Vocal Band in-concert  Saturday night at 730 at the Belle downtown.  Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and children.


••Free Christmas Dinner is on MONDAY Christmas Eve from 530-7pm at the Church Of The Ascension In Bismarck.  Everyone is welcome.  Gifts and treats will also be provided.  The church is located at 1825 South Third in Bismarck.  FREE!!


••Special Christmas Eve Service” is set for this MONDAY at from 4-5pm at Evangel Assembly of God.  Special Christmas Music, the Christmas story and a special segment just for the kids.   The church is at 3225 North 14th Street (by the north Applebees).




New Movies for the weekend:


“This Is 40” (R)

After many years of marriage, Pete (Paul Rudd) is the sole male in a household that includes his wife, Debbie (Leslie Mann), and two young daughters (Iris Apatow, Maude Apatow). As Pete struggles to keep his record label afloat, he and Debbie navigate a three-week course of  romance, career victories and financial hardships, aging parents and maturing children. They'll have to learn to forgive, forget and enjoy the rest of their lives -- before they kill each other.



“Jack Reacher” (PG13)

This Paramount Pictures release starring Tom Cruise as the lone-wolf investigator on the hunt for a murderous sniper. Robert Duvall, Richard Jenkins, Rosamund Pike, and director Werner Herzog co-star.



“The Road Trip” (PG-13)

Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, and who better to accompany him than his overbearing mother Joyce. After deciding to start his adventure with a quick visit at mom's, Andy is guilted into bringing her along for the ride.  Stars Seth Rogan and Barbra Streisand.