March 2 Downtown Bismarck News

The Sharing Economy Comes to Bismarck…
Two popular ride-sharing systems have now expanded to some major cities in North Dakota. Lyft and Uber, both international transportation network companies that provides in-app ridesharing services are now up and running in the Bismarck area. Any android or iOS user can now download the Lyft and Uber mobile app.The app will match you with friendly local drivers to take you from point A to point B with no hassle! Both Lyft and Uber are currently looking for drivers in the Bismarck community. Drivers must pass certain criteria’s for the safety of the passengers and to meet state-specific requirements. If interested in becoming a driver please visit: LyftDrive or UberDrive. Lookout for promo codes from both Uber and Lyft!

Association News

Member Northern Plains Dance presents The Butterfly Ball on Saturday, April 8 at the Radisson Hotel Bismarck. The Butterfly Ball is a dance for girls ages 5-12 as well as dads or that special man in their lives. Guests can purchase a standard dance ticket, or a deluxe dinner and dance ticket. This event sells out quickly so be sure to buy your tickets as early as possible. The event will feature dinner (optional), a fun photo booth, crafts, and formal photos for all in attendance available online after the event – no need to pre-order. Tickets are now on sale at Northern Plains Dance.

Member Yoga for You will be having a 2 hour Free Beginners Yoga class this Thursday, March 2 from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Find out if yoga is for you with a free class that explores the possibilities and flows easy ways to stretch for your body type. Call today 701-255-8499 or go online Yoga for You to register and reserve your space.
Member Bismarck Art & Galleries Association (BAGA) will hold their 31st Annual Wine Tasting Event on March 10 at the Bismarck Municipal Country Club. Sample over 70 fine wines and enjoy complimentary hors d’ oeuvres.  A silent auction will take place with many items to browse while there. Tickets are limited and may run out (tickets are $50/$55 at the door). Call BAGA at 701-223-5986 for more information. Tickets can be picked up at WilLiquors or BAGA in Bismarck.

The 64th Annual North Dakota State DECA will be held at the Bismarck Ramkota Hotel, March 12-14, 2017. More than 400 students are expected to attend the conference. Business people are needed to judge the event. All materials are provided for judges, including an evaluation form and how to select the top student performers.  DECA is encouraging coworkers, friends or business colleagues to assist as a judge at the conference, as 120 judges are needed. You may sign up to judge either the Role Play Events or the Prepared Events at DECA Judges. If you have questions feel free to contact at or 701.328.3182.

Downtown News

Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization will host a Public Open House on March 2, 2017 at the Bismarck Parks & Recreation Community Room from 5:30pm-7:30pm. The open house will give a chance for public input on how to prioritize new and existing sidewalks and trails in Bismarck-Mandan, and how to create a more safe and comfortable walk or ride for all users. For more information about the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan please visit:

Last Day for Tickets!

Last day to register for the Bismarck Mayor’s Livability Summit is March 2! Don’t miss out. Register TODAY!  Join the conversation and take part in the #BismarckMayor‘s Livability Summit. March 9, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm. Join us to explore fresh ideas. Learn more about what citizens want to cultivate progress and invest in Bismarck’s future!

Event Calendar

March 2-4
UMary presents “Fiddler on the Roof”
Belle Mehus Auditorium

March 3
Vault Events Presents Useful Jenkins
Vault Events

March 3
Opening Reception

March 3
Opening Reception: Jonathan Campbell Exhibit Opening ‘The Self’

March 3
Citizens of the World Fundraising Event
Sixteen03 Main Events

March 4
Mac Madness! The Ultimate Beer and Food Night. 
Sixteen03 Main Events

March 6
Monday Night Indian Supper 
Fireflour Pizza

March 9
Opening Reception: Vern Erickson & Deane Colin Fay 
The Capital Gallery

March 10
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater 
Sixteen03 Main Events

March 16
Six Dance Lessons  in Six Weeks 
Dakota Stage Ltd.

March 18
“Bring on Beethoven”
Belle Mehus Auditorium