November 2nd Downtown Bismarck News


Multicultural Welcome Event

Last Saturday was our first Multicultural Welcome Event at Site360 at First Western Bank and Trust. We had a beautiful afternoon and an awesome turnout! The event featured live music by Melissa Spelchen, games for children, food from Little Odessa and Auntie Jade’s Catering, and lots of community camaraderie.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success at every stage, from idea to reality. There are too many of you to name here, but we appreciate every single one of you!

Prepare for the Holidays

with Downtown Dollars

Just in time for the holidays, Downtown Dollars is now offering a special bulk purchase option that comes with a zero eDelivery fee called the “Patron Card.” The “Patron Card” is available to anyone buying $1,000 or more of gift cards, perfect for any large business looking for holiday gifts for their employees. Plus, purchasing these gift cards comes with the added bonus of keeping local money local, directly impacting local business. If you are interested in becoming a Patron, email or

Small Business Saturday

Don’t forget to sign up your business for our Small Business Saturday promotions! We will advertise your business and specials for FREE (website, social media, shopping guide app).

Christmas Open Houses

This weekend, many of our local downtown retailers are having holiday open houses and sales to kick off the start of their busy holiday season. It will be sure to put you in a festive mood! For more information on each individual open house, check out the website or social media.

Pop-Up Ink Exhibit and Tracey Moser Solo Exhibit

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Jimmy V’s Trivia: Crime Show Trivia

Thursday, November 2nd at 7 pm is Crime Show Trivia (NCIS, CSI, L&O, Etc.) at Jimmy V’s. 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: Feather Fun!

Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to this free interactive learning series where they will see the different feathers in the State Museum and come up with their own creation using feathers.

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.

“Little Kids, Big World” classes, led by educator Sarah Fox, are offered in a large public space with social distancing considerations. Each child is provided with their own supplies.

The event will be this Saturday, November 4th at 10 am and 11 am, and Tuesday, November 7th at 10 am.

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Ballroom Dance Basics

Thursday, Nov. 02, 6:30 PM: Introduction to Waltz, Meeting Room A

Thursday, Nov. 30, 6:30 PM: Introduction to Foxtrot, Meeting Room A

Whether you are a seasoned pro or a complete beginner, The Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library invites you to join them for an evening of fun and excitement at Ballroom Basics. Their experienced instructor from Northern Plains Dance will guide you step-by-step through the fundamentals of “lead and follow,” “basic footwork patterns,” and musicality in various popular dance styles, including Waltz, Foxtrot, East Coast Swing, Salsa, and Argentine Tango.

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Rhythm Records: Dance Party

It’s gonna be a dance party this Sunday! @desperateelectric will be at Rhythm Records to make you boogie, with sets from @lost_protocol and more TBA.*

November, 5 7pm | All Ages | $7 Door

*Are you TBA? You could be! Please inquire

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CraftCade Trivia

CraftCade Trivia: Serial Killers, Thursday, November 2nd. No matter which way you slice it.. this will be a killer trivia! Dexter trivia will be about the 1st run of the show along with New Blood.

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

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A Taste of the World

**the event is now free

**only a few tickets left!


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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Children’s Movie Day

The next one is Thursday, November 9th from 1:30-3 PM: Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (PG)

Enjoy a free family movie in the story room at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library. Children’s Library Movie Days coincide with days off at Bismarck Public Schools. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver age 12+. Drinks are welcome, but no food please.

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Pie Eating Contest

Who doesn’t want a slice of pie to celebrate the season? Try a slice of Brick Oven Bakery’s pie this Saturday, November 4th only. Come to watch the pie eating contest and stay for a slice of pie!

The adult division is full for the pie eating contest, but there are still openings in the 10-15 age division!

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