There's lots of stuff to do in Bismarck-Mandan this weekend!

•NFL Football    

This week’s big games that have play-off implications: 

Green Bay at Minnesota  KC at Denver

Chicago at Detroit  St Louis at Seattle

Arizona at San Francisco   Baltimore at Cincinnati 

Houston at Indianapolis   Philadelphia at NY Giants


SUNDAY NIGHT: Dallas at Washington


•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 Friday Night: 

Minnesota plays Texas Tech Friday night in the Mieneke Car Care Bowl of Texas 8pm kickoff from Houston



•Bismarck Bobcats Hockey/Games at VFW Sports Center

Host Coulee Region this FRI & SAT at 715pm



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


••Come See Elmo’s Super Heroes at the Bismarck Civic center at 1030am and 630pm FRI and again SAT 1030am and 2pm., Plus SUN at 2pm.   This is great fun for all the little kids and kids at heart.


••Come See The Movie “Brave”  Enjoy a family movie free at 130 FRIDAY at the Bismarck Public Library, 515 North 5th Street.


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


••Come Check Out Papa’s Polar Patch  Papa's going polar! Papa's Polar Patch is a winter version of the pumpkin patch you love. Open this SAT SUN and  MON from 12-5 pm daily, the polar patch includes a warming house, bale mazes, zip lines, old-fashioned sled rides, horse-drawn sleigh rides and more.


••Cowboy Community Church is showing the movie “October Baby” this SUNDAY at 12noon, 105 ½ West 3rd Avenue NW in Mandan.  FREE!


•”Django Unchained” (R)

A former slave and a German bounty hunter become unlikely allies in the battle against a tyrannical plantation owner in this western from visionary director Quentin Tarantino.   Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, and Samuel L. Jackson


•Les Miserables (PG-13)

The drama surrounds the obsessive quest of Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe) as he spends years in an effort to capture escaped convict Jean Valjean. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway co-stars


•Parental Guidance (PG)

Billy Crystal and Bette Midler star as Artie and Diane -- an old-school grandfather and his people-pleasing wife, who babysit for their three decidedly 21st century grandchildren while the kids' type-A parents (played by Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott) are away for work.


And this movie opening up Friday

•Promised Land (R)

A small-town teacher stands up to a pair of drilling representatives who are determined to exploit the local resources, and receives some unexpected support as the community rallies to drive away the persistent interlopers in this drama.  Matt Damon Hal Halbrook and Frances McDormand star.