January 11th Downtown Bismarck News


New and Retiring Board Members

Two of our awesome board members are retiring, Dave Ehlis and Weston Dressler. We are so thankful for their generosity in giving their time over the past years. We also have two new board members joining, Caroline Crary, Steven Zottnick, and one re-joining member Taylor Daniel who we are so excited to have as a part of our board!

Street Fair Applications OPEN

Vendor applications are now open for the 51st Annual Downtowners Street Fair! Apply now to get the early bird fee.

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Learn To Curl Event

Come learn how to curl from trained curling professionals and discover a new winter hobby! Join us Friday, Jan. 26 from 5:30-6:30 pm for a social and 6:30-8:30 pm for an on-ice learn to curl session. We are hoping this is a good way to get our members together again and to welcome New Americans to our community and show some of the fun winter activities we have here! The event is free, but please register so we can get an accurate number to plan for. The event is also a part of the month-long Vinterfest celebration! (More information below)


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BDAC New Gallery

From January 5-27, check out BDAC’s new gallery “New Work” which features over 65 pieces of new art.

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Sixteen03 Small Business Comedy Dinner

Tonight, January 12th at 6 PM, head over to Sixteen03 for a live comedy dinner show. Perfect for your holiday small business party, family night out or date night!


Jimmy V’s Trivia

Thursday, January 11th at 7 pm is South Park Trivia at Jimmy V’s. Tomorrow is pop-up General Knowledge Trivia tomorrow starting at 5:30. It is free to play, but spots fill up quickly so get there early to reserve your spot!

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Little Kids, Big World: Snowball Fight!

Listen to a story about snow and have an indoor snowball fight

Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to the free interactive learning series “Little Kids, Big World” at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. These interactive 30-minute programs introduce children to North Dakota’s fascinating history. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and are asked to meet at the east entrance information desk.
The event will be this Saturday, January 13th at 10 am and 11 am.

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Ballroom Dance Basics

Thursday, January 18th from 6:30-7:30 the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library is hosting their next Ballroom Dance Basics lesson, this time East Coast Swing! An experienced instructor from Northern Plains Dance will guide you step-by-step through the fundamentals of “lead and follow,” “basic footwork patterns,” and musicality forEast Coast Swing.

Ballroom dancing is a great way to relieve stress, boost your mood, and stay active. It is also a fun and social activity you can enjoy with friends, family, or strangers. No partner is needed for these lessons either!

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CraftCade Trivia

Tonight at the Craftcade is Friends trivia!

• Starts at 7 pm!
• 3 Rounds!
• Teams up to 4!
• Prizes after each round!
• Grand Prize stash to winners!

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Gastropub Night

Tuesday nights are Gastropub nights at Anima Cucina! Come in from 4:00 pm until close and enjoy half off all beer and order from a special Gastropub menu.

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Furry Friends BINGO

Tonight, Thursday, January 11th is Furry Friends BINGO at Gideon’s Brewing Co. The doors open at 4pm and the fun starts at 6pm.

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Movie Night at the Library

Tonight, Thursday, January 11th at 6 PM, the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library is showing Barbie. Free and open to all. All movies are shown in the lower level in Meeting Room A. Parents/guardians are responsible for minors attending films. Comfortable seating is available, and fresh popcorn is served. Covered drinks and snacks are welcome.

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Giving Paws Charity Event

Head over to Big Dog Tiki on Saturday, January 20th from 6 PM to 9:30 PM for an evening of compassion, furry companionship, and giving back! Big Dog Tiki is proud to host a Charity Event benefiting Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue of Bismarck Mandan.

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Meet & Greet with Adoptable Animals
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Silent Auction

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