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Arts and Entertainment

Feeling festive with the Festival of Trees

Looking for Christmas decor ideas or hoping to score an already decorated tree? The Dakota Hope Clinic’s Festival of Trees is returning for the sixth year Saturday at the North Dakota State Fair Center. A family-friendly Festival of Trees viewing time will be available from 10 a.m.-2. p.m. ...

A glimpse into the world of Mollie Douthit

“The easiest way to say it is, it’s a visual diary of my life,” said artist Mollie Douthit about her work. “It’s stuff happening and maybe a unique perspective or different angle and that’s what I do.” Douthit, a native of Grand Forks, has been working and displaying art around ...

Relive a classic tale with ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’

The White Witch has prevented Christmas in Narnia and the animals are in a silent uproar until four children wander into the exciting land through an old wardrobe. Do they have what it takes to defeat the White Witch and restore the magic of Christmas to Narnia? Minot’s Mouse River Players ...

Minot State presenting 99th Annual Messiah Dec. 8

The Minot State University Division of Music will present the 99th Annual Messiah Dec. 8. The production is set for 4 p.m., open to the public and free of charge. A freewill offering will support the Dr. Joseph M. and Jackie Hegstad Scholarship and the John and Patricia Strohm Music Scholarship ...

Former Minoter Evelyn Marrion’s showtime death

She dazzled and entertained carnival goers countless times, flying through the air while performing high above crowds as a member of “The Four Sky Devils.” However, on Aug. 23, 1955, while performing before hundreds of onlookers at the Summer Days Festival in Dixon, Ill., things went ...

Make a Scene Kids Theatre presents ‘Pirates Past Noon’

Based on the best-selling “Magic Tree House” series, “Pirates Past Noon” follows siblings Jack and Annie as their tree house takes them on a fantasy adventure to an exotic island with pirates. There, the pair discover the power of friendship and the simple pleasures of everyday life. ...

Donating for donuts

Companions for Children – Youth Mentoring has teamed up with Bearscat Bakehouse in Minot to offer donuts for donating. For every donation of $5 or more to support local youth mentoring, Bearscat will be giving a free donut. The campaign starts today from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. and continues Saturday ...

Downtown Minot prepares for the Holidays

It’s official, Minot’s Main Street has received its first touch of holiday flair with the raising of the Christmas tree at the North end of the street Thursday. A crew from Hight construction used a boom truck to lift the 30-foot tree off a transport trailer and secure its place on Main ...

Check out local shops at Holiday Peddlers & Vendors Market

The holiday season has officially landed and the Holiday Peddlers & Vendors Market is gathering area vendors in one place for fun and shopping convenience. 62 different vendors, boutiques and crafters have committed to being at the event. The Holiday Peddlers & Vendors Market will be ...

Minot Symphony Orchestra presents ‘From Russia with Love’

The Minot Symphony Orchestra presents “From Russia with Love” Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at Minot State University. Explore three of the most well-known pieces in the Russian repertoire, including “Festival Overture” by Shostakovich, “Symphonic Dances” by ...

International Artist Series brings Tajci to the Magic City

Croatian pop superstar, Tatiana “Tajci” Cameron, and her sister who is lead vocalist with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Sanya Matejas, will be performing live at Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Cameron, and Matejas bring a unique ...

Minot is going late night

A funky house band, charismatic host, and memorable guests all walk into a bar and that’s how a late night show is born. Well, not really. But the concept is being brought to Minot by The Good Talk Network and will be debuting its new “Good Night Minot” late night show Saturday, Nov. 16 ...

Dickens Village Festival tickets go on sale Monday

GARRISON – Tickets go on sale Monday at 9 a.m. for this year’s Dickens Village Festival in Garrison, according to McKaila Behles, director of the Garrison Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. The annual event turns the community of Garrison into a quaint Victorian town from the era of ...

Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase returns to fairgrounds

The North Dakota State Fair Center will be filled with vendor booths and shoppers when the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase returns to Minot, Saturday and Sunday. “This is the time and place for your holiday shopping,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring in a press release. “More ...

Artists & craftspeople invited to submit ornaments for Capitol tree lighting

BISMARCK – The deadline is no later than Nov. 25 for artists and craftspeople to submit handmade ornaments for for the annual Capitol tree lighting event in Bismarck. Ornaments should be mailed to State of North Dakota, Office of the First Lady, Joey Ness, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ...

Brave Crow Comics returns with ‘Lincoln’

Following the success of his Lewis and Clark graphic novel in the region, Orville Evjen of the Turtle Lake area wanted to highlight another famous person in history who made a great impact on the United States. Now, he’s returned with “Lincoln.” When Evjen finished his Lewis and Clark ...

Brass Band of Minot presents ‘A Brass Celebration’

The Brass Band of Minot is celebrating the coming season with a concert titled “A Brass Celebration” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, at Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The band is directed by Gordon Troxel and consists of brass and percussion players of a variety of ages ...

Region 8 One-Act Play schedule released

Minot State University’s Program of Theatre Arts and Campus Players are once again hosting the Region 8 One-Act Play Contest, today in Hartnet Hall’s Aleshire Theater. Performances will take place throughout the day from 8:30 a.m.-5:10 p.m. by area high schools. The tentative schedule is ...

Large number of students attend Northwest Festival of Music

Nearly 700 students took part in the 41st Annual Northwest Festival of Music held at Minot State University on Friday and Saturday, according to Emerson Eads, director of Choral Activities and assistant professor of music at MSU. More than 100 music educators from schools across North Dakota ...