What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment 4-17-14

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour to Minot State University tonight at 7 p.m. in the Dome. Tickets available at (msudome.com) 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.

The Pangea House presents a music concert featuring local artists Skeever, Johnny Cole Murdach, Elon and Jasmine Massingill tonight at 6:30 p.m. The Pangea House is located at 110-1st St. SE in Minot.

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

Erik Anderson, associate professor of music, will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites three consecutive Tuesdays this spring semester in the atrium of the Gordon B. Olson Library at noon. Bring your sack lunch and enjoy the music. On April 22, Anderson will perform Suite No. 1 in G major. On April 29, he will perform Suite No. 2 in D minor, and on May 6, Anderson will perform Suite No. 3 in C major. In addition to performing, Anderson will informally discuss the suites, Bach and the movements. The library sponsors the lyrical lunches. They are free and open to the public.

Minot State University’s Percussion Ensemble and Marimba Ensemble, under the direction of Avis Veikley, will perform Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is unrestricted.

The Pangea House presents a Hip Hop concert featuring Big Zach, Kill the Vultures, Kipp G and Cold Sweat on Thursday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. The Pangea House is located at 110-1st St. SE in Minot.

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.

The Pangea House presents live poetry and music featuring Guante, from Minneapolis, and local artists on Saturday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. The Pangea House is located at 110-1st St. SE in Minot.

The Minot Symphony Orchestra concludes its 2013-14 season, “Symphonic Colors,” April 26 with a concert titled “MSO Pops: Evening at the Movies” in MSU’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. The concert will explore some of the greatest movie themes from the past, salute the Armed Forces, and feature the winner of the MSU senior honor competition. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $5 to $25 by age and seating choice, with season ticket prices available. For more information, call 858-4228 or visit

(minotsymphony.com). Parking on campus is unrestricted for this performance.

“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 (Guante.info), 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.

Singer and Mandan native Andra Suchy will be in concert April 27 at 6 p.m. in the Aleshire Theater at Hartnett Hall on the campus of Minot State University. Suchy, who now lives in the Twin Cities, has appeared many times on the Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor and has a current recording, “Little Heart.” Also appearing will be Rick Watson, Joe Davis, Jazmine Wolff and Dani Johnson. Tickets available at Budget Music and Jacobsen Music for $10. For more information, contact J and S Productions at 839-8007.

Minot State University’s Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus and MSU Singers will perform April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Admission is free and parking is unrestricted.

Bradley Benton, assistant professor of history at North Dakota State University, will re-examine the conquest of Mexico on the Northwest Art Center Lecture Series Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the Aleshire Theater, Minot State University. Benton’s talk, “Indian Conquistadors: Native Peoples’ Participation in the Conquest of Mexico,” revisits commonly held views of the conquest and offers new interpretations. New insights into these historical events have “present-day consequences for Mexican and indigenous identities,” said Benton. The lecture is free and open to the public. An informal reception will follow the program. Parking in campus lots is unrestricted after 5 p.m.

Reservations are now being taken for season ticket holders for the Mouse River Players Community Theatre production of “Over the River and Through the Woods,” a comedy by John DiPietro, which will be performed May 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. and May 11 at 2 p.m. in The Arlene Theater downtown, 115-1st St. SE. Reservations for the general public will start April 24. Season tickets may be used and individual tickets will also be sold. People may make reservations by sending email to tickets

@mouseriverplayers.com or may call 1-866-667-1977 for reservations. People should include their name, contact phone number, performance date, number of reservations required and any special needs. Mouse River Players accepts cash or checks only.

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.