Enjoy a celebration of female playwrights during the third annual What She Said: Short Play Festival Fri.-next Sun. downtown at the Duluth Playhouse’s Underground Theatre. Local writers and others from around the country will perform in six to eight one-act plays and monologues. Tickets are $20 (duluthplayhouse.org/the-underground; 1-218-733-7555).


Randolph, Minn.

Train enthusiasts can explore the history of trains during the 14th annual Randolph Railroad Days Sat.-next Sun. at the Randolph Area Historical Society Museum and other sites. Fans can enjoy model trains and caboose and engine tours and swap collectibles. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. (tinyurl.com/yy95kgo6).

fargo, N.D.

Rodeo fans saddle up for the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Championship Rodeo March 29-30 at the Fargodome. The event is one of the most popular rodeos in the Midwest, and thousands of fans are expected to watch more than 200 professional riders from around the country compete in saddle bronc riding, ladies’ barrel racing, team roping, bull riding, bareback riding, tie-down roping and steer wrestling. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and riding starts at 7:30 both nights. Admission is $15-$40 (fargodome.com).

Iowa City

Enjoy six days of cultural events during the annual Mission Creek Festival April 2-7 in Iowa City. Highlights include live music, literary and community activities throughout downtown, featuring performances by local and regional musicians, comedians, artists and writers (missioncreekfestival.com).

Colleen A. Coles