January 30 Downtown Bismarck News

Northern Plains Dance Expands!

Northern Plains Dance announces the purchase of the former Front Street Millworks building.

Located in the “Machining District,” the 16,460 sq ft will double the space Northern Plains Dance holds currently. The new building will allow NPD to expand their programs for all ages and skills, and allow other art programs to have access to the space, creating new relationships within the arts community.
Northern Plains Dance is currently in a $7 million campaign for the purchase, renovation, and endowment.
The “Machining District” neighborhood is located near Downtown Bismarck, and was recently added to the Renaissance Zone and also identified in the City of Bismarck’s Infill and Redevelopment Plan.
Northern Plains Dance staff invites the community to learn more about the The Next Step, and the variety of ways to contribute.

Register Today! 
Are you new to Bismarck, know someone who is? Are you a recruiter/HR manager or know someone who is? Join us for Bismarck Beacon “Plugged In”! It’s basically how to find out about cool things to do in Bismarck!
Learn how to get plugged into the community from different organizations based in: Arts & Culture, Sports & Rec, Family & All Ages and Volunteer & Community Groups.
Don’t forget to register, the event is FREE but we ask you register, ya know… for pastry count!

Downtown Valentine’s Day Guide! 
View our Downtown Valentine’s Day Guide for delicious special menus, shopping and pampering services!
Be sure to check back as more specials will be added as details become available.
Valentine’s Day Specials 

Tourism Film & Insta Story Takeover

The ND Department of Commerce has launched the North Dakota Film and Instagram Partnership Program to increase awareness of North Dakota through creative and authentic storytelling. This inaugural, competitive-pitched grant will allow storytellers to share their vision for showcasing North Dakota’s healthy and vibrant communities. There are two categories: Short Film and Instagram. Applications will be accepted through March 13, 2020.

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New Baby Store Coming to Downtown!

Anne Cleary, owner of White Lace Bridal, is opening a new baby stored called Hiccups. Hiccups is a locally owned baby and children’s boutique with unique and quality toys that focus on developmental milestones and the importance of play. Hiccups will also carry children clothing and accessories starting at infant sizing and up.
Hiccups Facebook Page 


Makewell: Leap 

Join Makewell on Saturday, February 29th for the 4th Annual Event, Makewell: Leap.
From a giant list of daytime activities to the main event with inspiring talks, delicious food, and actionable conversations with 150+ other makers alike, this event is one you don’t wanna miss.
…and you can save $20 by getting your ticket by February 4th.

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Vendors! We are already 20% full in just 3 short weeks!
Don’t delay, apply today!
Street Fair Applications Available


Downtown Events
Jan 30
Open House for Heartview Recovery Center
HeartviewFeb 5
Marvel Movies Trivia
The Starving Rooster

Feb 6
Valentine’s Day Truck Workshop 
Stella’s

Feb 7
Movie Night 
Missouri Valley Family YMCA

Feb 8
Masks in the Moonlight
Sixteen03 Main EventsFeb 8
Wild Woman Project Circle- Moon in Aquarius
Soul Haven Studio

Feb 8
BMSO Presents: Steal Away Home 
Belle Mehus Auditorium

Feb 11
BPL Movie Night: Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Bismarck Public Library