Weekender

The National push their art to an even higher place

(AP) — The new album from The National starts off as you might expect: There's the traditional melancholy surrounded by complex, layered instruments. But just past the two-minute mark on the first track something unusual happens. A woman's voice simply takes over. Gail Ann Dorsey, known ...

New music, costumes, choreography

Rinat Mouzafarov has gone all out for his upcoming recital. “Happy Dance,” takes place this Saturday and Sunday, and will feature entirely new choreography with a large array of new, colorful costumes. The performances will take place at Minot High School’s Central Campus at 7 p.m. ...

Magic City Youth Car and Bike show supports PATH

PATH North Dakota is a private, non-profit child and family services agency that began in 1994 in North Dakota with the goal of making a difference in families and youth in North Dakota. Boozefighers MC Chapter 91 will be hosting a fundraiser to support the non-profit this weekend. The First ...

Get ready for Minot Taco Fest

Celebrate tacos and all that goes with them at Minot’s first ever Taco Fest. Taking place on Saturday at the Minot Municipal Auditorium, attendees can take part in a variety of activities. Doors will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will feature 10 different food vendors and an ...

David McCullough explores the pioneers in new book

(AP) — When the Revolutionary War was over, and the Treaty of Paris had Great Britain recognize that a new country had been formed, Britain also gave the new government of the United States vast land northwest of the Ohio River, David McCullough notes in "The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the ...

Unheralded duo delivers a gem from Kickstarter rough

(AP) — A remarkable new album by a husband and wife duo who quit their jobs to go all-in on their music is full of elegant contradictions that somehow converge into one of the best Americana albums of the year. "Honest" was funded with a Kickstarter campaign, according to the liner notes. ...

Western Plains Children’s Choirs present “How Can I Keep From Singing”

The Western Plains Children’s Choirs will present “How Can I Keep From Singing” on May 5 at 3 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. “How Can I Keep From Singing” comes from the 19th century hymn by Robert Lowry. The song speaks of a person’s ...

Magic City Misfits hosts benefit show

Magic City Misfits work to entertain and bring an alternative entertainment to Minot audiences. Every show they put on from their drag shows to their shadow cast performance of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” benefits others. Their upcoming variety show, Vanity Fur: A CosmoPAWlitan Revue, ...

Prepare your wands for Potions and Pubs

Little Chicago Pub District returns for a second weekend in a row to host a pub crawl that promotes costumes and fun. The Potions and Pubs Pub Crawl will take place Saturday in Downtown Minot from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Open to everyone 21 or older, Potions and Pubs invites attendees to dress up in ...

Minot Chamber Chorale presents “Spring Choral Extravaganza”

The Minot Chamber Chorale will end their 2018-19 season on April 28 with their Spring Choral Extravaganza and Ice Cream social. The concert will take place at Our Redeemers at 3 p.m. with the social to follow. The concert will be filled with choral music including spirituals, folk songs and ...

Jon Lund’s fans are in for another wild ride

(AP) — Jon Land's insubordinate, trigger-happy Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong is back again in another action-packed thriller in "Strong as Steel." This is the sort of thing you might get if Dr. Frankenstein sewed John Wayne's head onto Wonder Woman's body, gave the fearsome creature an ...

‘Hurts 2B Human’ offers a predictable Pink

(AP) — Right out of the gate on her new album, Pink gives you just the song you expect from the punk superstar: a pop ballad oozing with confidence and giving her signature "f-off" vibe. Her background vocalists sound like a posse as she sings out, "Don't hustle me/Don't f--- with ...

Egg hunts fill Easter weekend in Minot

Easter weekend is upon on and as every prepares to celebrate however they see fit, the Minot area has different event for families to enjoy. With events each day, Easter weekend will be busy. Gymagic Gymnastics, at 5645 18th Avenue SE, will start the weekend off with a special Egg Hunt Open ...

Get ready to cosplay in downtown Minot

Get creative, don a Halloween costume or do a test run of your iMagicon cosplay of your favorite character Saturday at the Little Chicago Pub District’s Cosplay Pub Crawl. Starting at 6 p.m. in downtown Minot, people over the age of 21 are invited to come out in cosplay for drinks and a ...

Book offers spirited claim 1999 was film’s best ever

(AP) — Everybody's entitled to their opinion, especially when it comes to the movies. Somewhere out there is a person, maybe even two, whose all-time favorite is "The Boy Who Could Fly." So, if culture writer Brian Raftery wants to argue that 1999 was the best movie year ever, let him go ...

New doc shows how Beyoncé changed Coachella, forever

Beyoncé is extremely private, and only lets you know what she wants you to know, when she wants you to know it — typically, in a surprise post be it on her website or Instagram. But throughout the years, she's slightly cracked open her door to reveal parts of her life and personality — ...

HOOPS ON HOPS: Beer for cocktail lovers

Last week, we explored beers for wine lovers. I am bookending that piece this week for folks who enjoy cocktails. I have picked some popular drinks to feature this week. Martini The Grand Poobah of cocktails. From James Bond to my granddad, many swear by this dry, crisp, and uniquely ...