Weekender

Vendors do it again at the Peddler’s Market

The Spot Pool Hall is at it again with a second Peddler’s Market coming to the lot across from The Spot on Saturday. Starting at 10 a.m., interested handmade product shoppers can come and peruse 25 confirmed vendors, three food trucks, and listen to music performed by five ...

McConaughey gives heart to ‘White Boy Rick’

There's a "where are they now" at the end of "White Boy Rick ," an astonishing true story about a teenager in a rough part of Detroit in the 1980s who became an undercover FBI informant, that might have served the movie better had the audience been aware from the beginning. This kid, Richard ...

‘Colorblind’ is well-written, fast-paced yarn

(AP) — Small-town Massachusetts Police Chief Jesse Stone's lifelong drinking problem hit bottom in "The Hangman's Sonnet" as he anguished over the death of his fiancee, who was murdered in "Debt to Pay." Now, in "Colorblind," Reed Farrel Coleman's fifth Jesse Stone novel (the latest ...

Willie Nelson swings, croons Sinatra set on ‘My Way’

(AP) — Willie Nelson is country music personified, but he's no red-headed stranger to the Great American Songbook, either. On "My Way," the prolific Texan swings and croons through 11 songs associated with Frank Sinatra, with whom he formed an unlikely and undeniable mutual admiration ...

Every walk in the park can hold a story

Writing is not for everyone, but for Sheila Kovach, it all started as a walk in Oak Park here in Minot. “Hello: Everyone Has A Story,” by written Kovach, shows the stories that came to her mind when people watching and saying a simple hello to strangers while on her walks. Kovach’s ...

Motor Magic returns for another year

For any car lover, Motor Magic is an event to stop by and enjoy. Drag racing, a car show, more racing, Enduro and a classic car auction are all planned for the weekend of cars and fun. Starting today at 10 a.m., Motor Magic will run through Sunday at Nodak Speedway, Magic City Internaltional ...

Music, open mic and drinks

As it is Labor Day weekend, many will be heading out of town to enjoy the final days of the lake or of camping, but not everyone will be. For those staying in town, a variety of musical events for all ages are planned. Kicking off the evening of music tonight, Pangea House is presenting ...

‘Vox’ explores world where women can’t talk freely

(AP) — Can you imagine a time when women aren't allowed to speak more than 100 words per day? What if excessive communication results in increasingly painful shocks, training females to remain silent? Can the world continue to run if the power of speech is taken away from half the ...

Justin Vernon, Aaron Dessner create Big Red Machine

(AP) — Big Red Machine is a long-in-the-making project led by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner. Its roots go back to an eponymous song the pair created for "Dark Is the Night," a momentous 2009 compilation in the Red Hot series benefiting the fight against ...

Get ready, get set, and … SLOTH

In the few months that are warm and snow free in North Dakota, many fundraisers take their chance to have outdoor activities. A popular fundraiser is a 5K run/walk on some kind. Such strenuous work isn’t for everyone, though, so the Minot Lions Club is bringing a unique, slower, and slothier ...

Serving up a good time

Food, vendors, entertainment, and jump castles galore. The Minot Food Truck Festival is returning for a second year with bigger offerings and bigger goals. On Sunday starting at 11 a.m. and running until 8 p.m., the Food Truck Festival will take over Oak Park. There are 24 food trucks ...

Replacements to perform at the Sibyl Center

An area group, the Replacements, are scheduled to perform at the Sibyl Center in Stanley Sunday at 3 p.m. The Replacements are a welcome sight to area audiences with upbeat hearts and personalities. This group performs a large variety of music including ’50s and ’60s music, country, ...

Throttles N Gears takes off for cancer

Cancer is something that many have had to deal with in some way, whether it be a personal fight or one of someone you know. The people behind Throttles N Gear want to make a difference for those affected by cancer and help make things a little easier for families. The way they do this is ...

The Night the Music Lived takes on Sibyl Center stage

The Night the Music Lived, a seven-member band, will perform at the Sibyl Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday. If you love the music of Bobby Vee, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper, and Dion and the Belmonts, you must see this show. All of the performers are outstanding ...

Another weekend, more events to attend

While the summer may be ending, the events filling the weekend for those in Minot and the area are not. Events being held this weekend, Friday through Sunday, include an expo, roller derby, movies, and art. Every day of the weekend includes something to enjoy the weekend. Kicking off the ...

Main Street Books hosts author Thomas Isern

Main Street Books is hosting author Thomas Isern for a book discussion and signing of his most recent work, Pacing Dakota. The discussion and signing will take place Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Isern has been a history professor at North Dakota State University for nearly 30 years, and is also ...

In ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ a delightful new fairy tale

There are two glittering parades running in tandem through Jon M. Chu's "Crazy Rich Asians," a glitzy and delightful adaptation of Kevin Kwan's 2013 bestseller. One is the blinged-out, designer-label, crazy-rich opulence often characteristic of rom-coms yet extreme enough here to make even ...

Jochua Cohen’s ‘Attention’ demands your whole focus

(AP) — If curiosity is a writer's greatest innate gift, Joshua Cohen may be America's greatest living writer. Or maybe just the most focused. His first collection of non-fiction, emblazoned with the word "Attention" four times in bold font like crime scene tape on the cover, is dazzling ...

Jim Lauderdale is consistently grand on ‘Times Flies’

(AP) — Jim Lauderdale is a steady geyser of Americana, releasing over two dozen solo albums and collaborations and writing for and with many mostly country musicians — from George Strait to Rodney Crowell and from the Dixie Chicks to George Jones — at a steaming pace. Being prolific, ...

Scott Prebys and friends to perform at Sibyl Center

Scott Prebys returns to Stanley to entertain at the Sibyl Center after several years’ absence. For this appearance he is joined by four of his musical friends who will provide the audience with a diverse repertoire of music Saturday at 7 p.m The group will perform everything from Jimmy ...