Espresso Yourself

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Roses Are Red

Violets Are Blue

Just One Mic

Your Voice Breaks Through

Our monthly event Outlet: Spoken Word Poetry was featured in a Forum article highlighting this unique event and how important all age venues are. Included with a 5 minute video is an interview with Hannah and Jackie who are the hosts of the event.  Enjoy!

That’s So Raven

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If you have ever been into The Red Raven then you have met The Espresso Beast who calls our shop home.  He is a pretty big deal.  The talented Chance Cole and his team have taken notice and made a documentary highlighting his life as well as the details of the shop he resides in.  Enjoy!

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Monthly Madness!

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Every month we have recurring events that help lift up the community to build a solid experience upon.

Every Tuesday is Open Mic Comedy Night, 9p-11p.

First Friday of the month is Songwriters Night, 7p-9p.

First Thursday of the month is Outlet: Spoken Word Open Mic, 7p-9p.

First Saturday of the month is Makers Market, 5p-9p.

Second Thursday of the month is Old Time Jam, 7p-9p.

Fourth Thursday of the month is Celtic Jam, 7p-9p.

Check our website or Facebook for more info on all our events.  Every event listed above is free as well as all ages.

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There is Plenty to Explore

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Recently NPR gave us a quick mention in one of their articles titled 5 Things To Do in Fargo-Moorhead.  They go on to say, “For coffee, the Red Raven Espresso Parlor is a favorite with artists and writers (complete with a small library of socially conscious books).”  They also tipped their hats to the FM Community Bicycle Workshop saying, “If you have more than just a day or two and want to get around in style, volunteer at the Fargo-Moorhead Community Bicycle Workshop. Put in a little bit of time helping others fix their bike, and you’ll be given assistance in building your own.” Gotta love a little surprise press.

Spreading The Love

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We were recently featured in a blog called Finding My Inner Chef.  A woman by the name of Suzanne and her husband Pete stopped by over the 4th of July weekend.  platedShe was impressed enough by our sloppy duck sandwich that she wrote a blurb about us and tried her hand a recreating the dish at home.  So thankful for folks spreading the love around, one dish at a time :)

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Fargo’s Downtown Oasis

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Our courtyard is one of the best outdoor places to go for some peace and quiet. It is a labor of love by one of our green thumbed worker/owners and we hope your able to come enjoy it before summer comes to an end. It features plenty of seating, a water fountain, wind chime, a bird feeder, as well as 40+ plants basking in the sun/shade. Now get out there and enjoy the summer while its still here!

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Songwriters Night Dominates First Friday

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Sign up 6p, show 7p-9p

Free & All Ages

Be Original

Looking for an intimate chill place to play where you wont be bothered by the loud bar scene?  Happen to be under 21 and thirst for an audience to show off your sweet guitar riffs?  The Red Raven is here to help!  Every first friday of the month we will have the familiar “open mic” set up for a show but with the restriction of only allowing original music.

It is sad to say but we are the only all ages music venue in the F/M area that caters to the alternative music scene.  The New Direction is also another great all ages venue here in town but they tend to cater towards more of a hardcore/rock scene.  So if thats what you dig please check them out here: The New Direction.

The event itself goes from 7p-9p with sign up starting at 6pm. You can like our page and keep up to date on new events as well as event photos uploaded after each show.  May the winds carry you down our path: Songwriters Night at The Red Raven.

<3 forever-n-ever,


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Peculiar Occurrences Through June 14th.

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The Raven is happy to have such talented customers and friends. Emily  Swedberg is one of those multifaceted folks that we are happy to make sloppy duck sandwiches & iced tea for.

If you haven’t been in lately, stop in to see Ms. Swedberg’s exhibit. Priced afford-ably, you could be the proud owner of one of her original artworks, and help pad her pockets for an upcoming trip to Florence.

This Emily’s  first solo art show featuring a variety of works displayed, such as mythological watercolors, surreal oils, and digital portraits.

Learn more at Emily’s artist page:

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Friends of the Raven: FM Community Bicycle Workshop

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The Raven loves cyclists, and we adore the DIY efforts that the FM Community Bicycle Workshop. We are excited to be a drop point for artists and makers donations to their annual fundraising event ‘Art in Action’ We will be previewing the items to be auctioned off on our walls May 2nd-10th.

Dig bikes?
Want to meet fellow cyclists?
Need some new art for your walls?
Want to support pedal power for the people?

Make sure you mark your calendar for this great event, May 11th at Great Northern Bicycle Company (425 Broadway in Fargo) have fun and support a great organization that helps deliver empowerment, transportation, and skill share to the people!

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