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.
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. She 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
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!
Sign up 6p, show 7p-9p
Free & All Ages
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.
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: www.facebook.com/itoinez
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.
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!
more at: www.fmbikeworkshop.org
This monster came by and asked for 78 shots of espresso….
Miche monsters are caffeine-fiends, espresso beasts in fact. but we suggested to start the morning off with a cuban shot. Espresso beasts take energy from formal caffeine sources, but also gain energy with human interaction. We had a rousing conversation, though we weren’t quite sure what set of eyes to focus. Naturally our conversation included mention of the unseasonably nice weather, so we put his beastly muscles to work moving our tables and chairs out from storage and out into the sunny courtyard. Espresso Beast was not camera shy!
By Adam Hansen
Contributing Writer at HPR
On the first Saturday of every month the Makers Market takes the stage at the Red Raven Espresso Parlor, a local shop found at 916 Main Ave. in Fargo. One part craft fair, one part live event, the Makers Market features entertainment such as live music, film screenings and poetry. At the same time there is a craft fair with a wide range of goods from handmade jewelry and prints to local jams and jellies. It places a large emphasis on creativity and self-expression, allowing performers and artists of any talent level to take the stage and do what they love.
Now more than ever it’s hard to find quality, hand-made goods on a regular basis. Thus, the Makers Market was born. Originally “FM’s 15 Minutes of Fame,” the Makers Market has evolved into more of an open forum. It provides local artists with an opportunity to sell their wares or share their talents. Often, it gives them a chance to make sales that would not otherwise be available.
“It’s really nice that they don’t take a commission, which is kind of unusual,” said local artist Elise Forer. “It’s definitely the easiest way to sell your stuff in the area. Other places have wait lists or contracts. Plus there’s been a decent attendance every time I’ve been there. It’s also a really laid back, unpretentious environment that gives people a better chance to interact with the artists.”
While providing exposure to local artists, filmmakers and musicians, it also promotes a more responsible version of consumerism. Brian Washburn, one of the founders of the event, is very passionate about this aspect of the program.
“What people don’t realize is that they have a huge amount of power in where they spend their money. By supporting Ma and Pa shops, their money goes further and it supports people that are doing what they love.”
He went on to describe the emphasis that people place on convenience or price compared to quality of both the product and the environment in which it was produced.
To get more involved or seek more information, find the Makers Market on Facebook or visit the event on the first Saturday of each month at the Red Raven.
Questions and comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU GO:
WHAT: Maker’s Markets
WHERE: The Red Raven
WHEN: Sat., Mar. 3rd, 5-10 p.m.
Come see the bits and pieces of Erotic Art! So put aside your inhibitions and join us for a night of art, fashion, and burlesque.
Artist’s interested in entering work in the Erotic Art Show can find details here: EAS submission form
Free Reception at 6-8pm
Dr. Sketchy’s featuring Charlie Valentine 6-7:30pm ($5)
Variety Show from 8-10:30pm
Tickets: $10 in advance $12 day of event
Advance ticket sales start at Orange Records and Red Raven Espresso Parlor
Alcohol catered by Sidestreet