What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment 4-10-14

Minot State University Theatre Arts Program presents an adaptation of August Strindberg’s “Miss Julie” through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the MSU Black Box Theater. Doors will open at 7 p.m. For tickets, contact the MSU theater box office at 858-3172. Admission is $6 for adults, and $5 for seniors and students under 18. MSU students, faculty and staff are free with current MSU ID. This production contains language and themes that may not be suitable for all ages. Mature audiences are advised. Due to limited seating, reservations are strongly encouraged. For questions, contact Smith at 858-3865 or

The Minot Area Theatrical Society presents “Alice In Wonderland” tonight with a no-meal show at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, with meal starting at 7 p.m. and show performing at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, a no-meal show performing at 1 p.m. All performances will be in the Stardust Ballroom at The Vegas. The group will also be accepting free will donations for the Souris Valley Animal Shelter at the performances. For questions or to make reservations please call 509-5215.

Japanese left-hand pianist Takeo Tchinai will perform music written for the left hand only Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, Old Main. Simona Barbu, assistant professor of cello at the University of North Dakota, is a guest cellist. Minot State University’s Division of Music sponsors the event. The performance is free and open to the public, and parking is unrestricted.

The choir from Our Savior Lutheran Church in Minot will present an Easter cantata, “Who Do You Say That I Am?,” Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. worship service and later in the day at 4 p.m. in the church at 3705-11th St. SW.

The choir of First Assembly of God will present a musical, “The Story,” Sunday during the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services and at 4 p.m. in the church at 1805-2nd St. SE, Minot.

Minot State University’s International Film Series continues with the 2006 German film, “The Lives of Others,” Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Aleshire Theater, Hartnett Hall. There will be door prize gift cards to local international restaurants. The showing is free and open to the public, and parking is unrestricted.

Lukas Graf and Dianna Anderson, Minot State University music faculty, will perform pieces for voice and piano Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The concert will include Robert Schumann’s “Dichterliebe” and selections from Robert Aldridge’s “LoveSongs” and Neapolitan art songs. Admission is free, and parking is unrestricted.

The Minot State University String Ensemble, under the direction of Erik Anderson and Jon Rumney, will perform Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Admission is free, and parking is unrestricted.

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour to Minot State University April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Dome. Tickets available at ( or by calling 858-3041. Tickets also sold at the door starting at 6 p.m. April 17. The MSU Athletic Department sponsors the event.

West Minot Church of God will present the Easter dramatic musical “The Choice” on Saturday, April 19, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 1105-16th St. NW.

The Nodakords will host the “Good Time Music Show” on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sleep Inn and Suites. Directed by Gordon Troxel, the show will also feature Dakota Dixie, the Dixieland Band; The NU Notes; and Dakota Blend. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with a “Happy Half-Hour” until 7:15. Tickets are $15, with children 12 and under free. Seating is first-come, first-served. Complimentary popcorn and beverages will be offered. Tickets are available at Sleep Inn and Suites, Nite Train Pizza, Jacobsen Music, Market Pharmacy or from any Nodakords member.

“Minot’s Second Teen Poetry Slam” will be held on Sunday, April 27, at Minot State University’s Aleshire Theater from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will feature two-time national poetry slam champion Guante (, several local leaders and business owners as judges, and a handful of creative students and teachers participating in the poetry slam competition, culminating a three-day event.

The internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir performing at West Minot Church of God, 1105-16th St. NW, on Sunday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m. The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

Minot Senior Coalition presents “A Salute to the Grand Ole Opry” on Tuesday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holiday Inn Riverside. The event will feature music, entertainment, vendor booths, door prizes, a noon meal and snacks. Tickets are $15 per person. For reservations, call 852-3398 by May 4 and leave a message.