Of course March Madness is alive and kicking BIG TIME, but for the first weekend of Spring, here's what's happening in our fair city!

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Sportstuff:

••BISMARCK BOBCATS HOCKEY At Austin FRI & SAT nights.  Home games start at 715 at the VFW Center.

 

 

EVENTS AROUND TOWN:        

 

••Bismarck Figure Skating Club Ice Show. Is on FRI & SAT night from 7-9 AND SUN at 2pm at the VFW All Seasons Sports Arena.  This annual ice show features individual skaters as well as the Capital Ice Chips and Midwestern Section Champions.  $10 for adults, seniors and student $8.  Kids 4 & under in free!

 

••Tennessee Williams Classic play “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof”  Hits the stage at Dakota Stage.       Performances are on 730pm WED-THU-FRI & SAT, and matinees at 2pm on0 SUN thru the 30th.   Tickets $22.  412 East Main Avenue downtown.

 

••Bismarck Aircraft Modelers Annual Show is on at Kirkwood Mall  The annual radio-controlled airplane event is on all day SATURDAY starting at 12noon.  You will be able to try out one of their flight simulators.  FREE!!!

 

••Benefit Pancake Breakfast for Bismarck-Mandan Quota International is on SATURDAY 8-10am  It will be on at Applebee’s North and it benefits disadvantaged women and children.  Great Cause.  $5 at the door.

 

••Annual Women’s “Joy Breakfast” is on SAT at the Ramkota from 930-1130am.  An inspiring speaker, fun and fellowship.  Tickets $16.  Ramkota is at 800 South 3rd.  All women are welcome!!

 

••Pancake & Sausage Breakfast is on SUN.  From 9am-1pm at First Presbyterian at 3rd and Thayer.  Pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, milk & coffee will be served.  $6 for adults and $4 for kids 10 and under.  It’s a benefit for Boy Scout Troop 6.  Bring a non-perishable donation for the local food banks. 

 

••Veggie Tales Family Movie Event is on SUN from 445-6pm at McCabe United Methodist Church, 1030 North 6th Street.  They’ll be featuring “Veggie Tales In Space” Free balloons, popcorn, and beverages.  Pizza for just $1 a slice.  Everyone is welcome.

 

••Family Story Time is on MONDAY Night from 630-7pm at the Bismarck Public Library.   It’s an evening of storytelling sessions for the whole family.  515 North 5th Street.  FREE!!

 

••Come & See The Animals!  The Dakota Zoo now has their winter hours and is open FRI-SAT & SUN from 1-5pm weather permitting.    $7 for adults, $4 for children.  

 

NEW MOVIES FOR THE WEEKEND:

Divergent” (PG-13)

In a world where the population is divided into factions by personality types, Tris Prior is classified as Divergent. When she uncovers a conspiracy to eliminate all Divergents, she teams with the mysterious Four to find out what makes the powers-that-be so frightened of them..   Stars Shallene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet

 

“50-To-1” (PG-13)

Tells the story of horse trainer Bernie Wooley (Skeet Ulrich), veterinarian Leonard Blach (William Devane), and owner Mark Allen (Christian Kane), who prepare a horse to compete in the Kentucky Derby. They get the horse into the race, but the odd-looking equine starts the race a 50-1 underdog  Features Skeet Ulrich and William Devane.

 

“Rob The Mob” (R)

This crime drama is a story about a pair of young lovers who make a shocking discovery while robbing the mob to make some quick cash. The year was 1992.  Michael Pitt, Andy Garcia, Ray Romano star in this suspenseful thriller