Weekender

A scoundrel is born in Star Wars spinoff ‘Solo’

a lot before he ever met up with Luke, Obi-Wan and Leia. Sure, he'd talked up his Kessel Run time and out-maneuvering Imperial ships, but this film contains at least three epic set-pieces, involving a job atop a high-speed train careening around a snowy mountain, a fiery space showdown with a ...

Rinat Mouzafarov to bring special show to the stage

As he celebrates the 26th anniversary of his teaching in Minot, Rinat Mouzafarov is bringing a special celebration of dance and ballet to the Central Campus stage. Rinat Mouzafarov Institute of Dance and Ballet Theater will be presenting their Spring Fling Production on May 19 at 7 p.m. and ...

Weekend full of good and fun

Regardless of whether you just want a good time, to do something good for the community, or both, there are some things going on May 19 that give the community some options. Starting at 9 a.m. at Roosevelt Park, the Fido 5K Fun Run is returning for its third year. The event is hosted by the ...

A scoundrel is born in Star Wars spinoff ‘Solo’

If there's one takeaway from "Solo: A Star Wars Story ," it's that our favorite scoundrel had been through a lot before he ever met up with Luke, Obi-Wan and Leia. Sure, he'd talked up his Kessel Run time and out-maneuvering Imperial ships, but this film contains at least three epic ...

New book offers hilarious and poignant take on motherhood

(AP) — Motherhood is nothing if not a roller coaster of emotions, and a new book on the topic captures the wild ride perfectly. "Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words" by Kimberly Harrington careens from the hilarious to the poignant, eliciting nods of recognition, fists of ...

Charlie Puth makes astonishing, glistening pop

(AP) — The delay in the release of Charlie Puth's sophomore album has been maddening. He already had a hit with one of the songs, "Attention," last summer. Another, "How Long," came out this winter. Now the rest of it is finally out and ... well, now we'd like to apologize for being ...

Shop plants, eat BLTs

Since 2006, the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch have held an annual BLT Day to raise money to cover costs of their Verendrye Electric Greenhouse Program. Tomorrow starting at 9 a.m., their 2018 BLT day begins. At the event, the community can not only have lunch but also purchase a variety of ...

City-wide garage sale weekend kicking off the rummage season

While the weather has been improving, finally showing the end of our snowy season, garage doors are opening and yards are getting set up for rummage sales. While some have already started, the city-wide garage sale weekend is kicking off May 11 and going through May 13 for all thrifty shoppers ...

Jane Hawk continues quest in ‘The Crooked Staircase’

(AP) — Jane Hawk continues her quest to bring down a vast conspiracy in "The Crooked Staircase" by Dean Koontz, a follow-up to "The Silent Corner" and "The Whispering Room." Hawk is the most wanted woman in America and being on the run makes it hard to rest or trust anyone. She can't see ...

Luke Winslow-King’s ‘Blue Mesa’ simple and effective

(AP) — Don't look for ferocious twists and turns on Luke Winslow-King's "Blue Mesa." Though he well knows life is usually far from trouble-free, this is a collection of soulfully simple and effective songs with a wide range of guitar sounds and a mix of blues, rock, folk and ...

12 Angry Jurors take the stage in judicial drama

Mouse River Players is bringing another show to the stage for the community of Minot to enjoy. “12 Angry Jurors,” which is directed by Tim Knickerbocker, sets the stage in a court room as the 12 jury members go over the case of a 19-year-old who is accused of stabbing his father. It ...

Senior Coalition puts together Salute to Seniors

On Tuesday, the Minot Senior Coalition will be bringing their annual Salute to Seniors to the Minot Municipal Auditorium starting at 9 a.m. with a day full of events and entertainment. The theme of the 22nd annual event is “Salute to Farmers and Ranchers.” The event coordinator of the ...

Grocery Tour and Tasting look at gluten-free foods

Trinity Health’s Nutrition Services Department will offer a grocery store tour Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. focusing on celiac disease and gluten intolerance. In addition, there will be a gluten-free taste testing Monday at 5 p.m. Both events are free and will be held at MarketPlace Foods, 1930 S. ...

‘Tully,’ a rare close-up of postnatal motherhood

NEW YORK (AP) — The title character of Jason Reitman's "Tully" descends not from the clouds, carried by an umbrella in the wind, but glides cheerfully through the front door on a black night. She arrives just as Marlo (Charlize Theron), the mother of two plus an unplanned-for newborn, is ...

WORLD OF WINE: Drink these wines on Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is Saturday and, along with some fantastic Mexican styled food, there are some great wines to enjoy as well. Not to be confused with Mexico's Independence Day (Sept. 16), Cinco de Mayo celebrations the outnumbered and under-armed Mexican army's unlikely victory over the vastly ...

iMagicon is taking over

Starting today at the Holiday Inn-Riverside, the doors will be opening for all comic, scifi, gaming, and any other fandom fans to take in all it has to offer and spend the weekend hours among friends. The 2018 iMagicon convention has worked to bring a wide range of entertainment for guests ...

Star Wars fans worldwide team together for good

Star Wars has been around since the very first movie premiered in 1977. From there, generations have grown up on the stories and the movies that have come from it and they likely played a big role in many lives. Generations of fans have devoted their time and energy to the galaxy far, far ...

WORLD OF WINE: When it comes to wine, what are tannins?

Tannins are part of the biochemical makeup of living, fruit-producing plants. In high concentrations in under-ripe fruit, they remain unpalatable until a particular level of ripeness takes place. The fruit is considered most highly edible with a sugar content and acidity level that makes them ...

Book sales all around the town

Reading is known to be one of the best ways to gain knowledge and expand views, but sometimes purchasing books can be spendy. Through the weekend, though, some cheaper options where funds will go to a good cause will be available. The Minot Public Library started their Friends of the Library ...

WORLD OF WINE: 3 affordable wines to consider this spring

April 18 in history has two possible reasons to raise a toast. On this date in 1956, the beautiful actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco, depriving director Alfred Hitchcock of one of his favorite blonde actresses to use in his movies. It is also the date that San Francisco ...