Feb 15 Downtown Bismarck News

1st Main Street Summit Wraps Up!

 Nearly 700 gathered for the Governor’s two-day interactive Main Street ND Summit at the Bismarck Event Center on Feb 12 -13. The Main Street Summit brought in local and national community leaders, developers, advocates and others to share best practices and engage community leaders, entrepreneurs and students in envisioning the future of North Dakota.
Governor Doug Burgum announced twenty-nine communities thus far have joined the Main Street Initiative and expects that number to keep growing. The Main Street Initiative gives community leaders a direct access point to a variety of resources helping capitalize on strengths and make sound planning decisions.
Some keynote speakers, and strong Main Street advocates included: Bob Gibbs (Gibbs Planing Group), Roger Brooks (Roger Brooks International) and Charles Marohn (Founder/President of Strong Towns).


Association News 

Welcome New Members!
Patterson Place

Patterson Place is HUD Section 8 low income housing for elderly and disabled residents. Located in Downtown Bismarck at 420 East Main. Welcome to the Downtowners Association!


 Downtown Bismarck’s Featured Event: Dance+

Downtown Events
Feb 15
Comedy Night 
Sixteen03 Main Events

Feb 16-18
Bismarck Tribune 49th Annual Sport Show
Bismarck Event Center

Feb 17
Prince and the Pauper
Dakota Stage Ltd

Feb 20
Lip & Lines/Girls Night Out
The Rejuvenation Place

Feb 21
1 Million Cups 
Dakota Stage Ltd

Feb 22
Learn to Think Like a Pragmatic Engineer 
Dakota Stage Ltd.

Feb 23-24
Belle Mehus Auditorium

Feb 23
A Wine Tasting
Bismarck Art & Galleries Assoc. (BAGA)

Feb 28
1 Million Cups
Dakota Stage Ltd.

Feb 28
“Fun With Hand Lettering” 

March 3
Downtown Bismarck Onesie Crawl
Downtown Bismarck

March 8
“Fraud Watch” presented by Eunice Meidinger, AARP Fraud Fighter
Community Room @ 100 West Main

BMSO: Dixieland 
Member Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra presents the annual Dixieland Jazz concert on Friday, February 16 at Sixteen03 Main Events. The Dixieland Bad is led by BMSO trumpeter and UMary Director of Bands, Dennis Gowen. The mix of food, jazz and a festive ambiance promises to make the evening a hit for anyone. Tickets can be purchased by calling the BMSO office at 701.258.8345, by going online to the BMSO’s website or by visiting the BMSO office.

Think&Drink: Justice in Harry Potter
Humanities of North Dakota will be hosting another Think&Drink on February, 25 at the Laughing Sun Brewing Co. Think&Drink is a happy-hour series that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. This month’s topic of discussion will be “Justice in Harry Potter,” the underlying theme of “justice,” and what it means in the novels and movies, in the context of their creation, and as they continue to be received produced today. The discussion will be led by expert, Michelle M. Sauer.  Visit Humanities of North Dakota for more details! All tickets include one drink and snacks. All participants must be 21+.