What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment 6-19-14

The Midsummer Night Festival will be held at Scandinavian Heritage Park, 1020 S. Broadway, on Friday. The festivities will begin at 4 p.m., with a picnic-style supper served from 5 to 6:30. The meal will consist of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad and beans for $3 per person. The City Band of Minot will perform for the flag ceremony at 7 p.m. Other entertainers will perform throughout the evening. There will be craft demonstrations, storytelling, Dizzy the Clown, and the sauna will be available. A bonfire will be lit later in the evening, and the buildings will be open for touring. Bringing a lawn chair is recommended.

The 188th Army Band from the North Dakota Army National Guard performs Friday at 7 p.m. at the Sibyl Center in Stanley. Admission is by a free will donation. For more information, visit (

The Voices of Pride choir, directed by Lucas Brown, will present “It Is What It Is!” Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Gol Stave Church at Scandinavian Heritage Park, 1020 S. Broadway. Admission is free and a free will donation will be accepted.

A piano recital from Emma and Eli Nissen will be presented by Karen Atwood on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 3705-11th St. SW.

The Blues Galley, Bottineau, will host a Hawaiian Block Party Tuesday from 7 to 10 p.m. All ages are welcome, come as you are. Hawaiian food and refreshments will be served. Admission is a free will donation. For more information, call 871-3045.

The Minot State University Summer Theatre group will present: “See How They Run,” directed by Conrad Davidson, June 26-30; “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” directed by Chad Gifford, July 8-12; and “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” directed by Kevin Neuharth, July 18-23, at the MSU Amphitheater. All performances begin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, $5 for children 12 and under, and $3 for MSU Faculty, staff and summer students. For reservations, call 858-3228 after June 1.

The Hot Summer Night Wine Walk and Art Splash will be held in Downtown Minot on Friday, June 27, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Walk along the streets of historic Downtown while sampling wines of the world and tasting yummy appetizers. The Art Splash Tent will feature many local artists. Tickets available downtown at Cookies For You and at the MAFB Outdoor Recreation Center. Must be 21 to attend.

Tops In Blue, the U.S. Air Force’s premier entertainment showcase, will be presented Friday, June 27, at 7 p.m. in the Minot Municipal Auditorium. It is free to the public. Composed of active-duty Air Force members, Tops In Blue is out of Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

The Minot City Band will perform at Oak Park on Sunday, June 29, at 4 and 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The Minot City Band will perform its Patriotic Concert at Oak Park on Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The Great Downtown Wing Ding will be held Friday and Saturday, July 11-12. Friday night features a street dance with Frankly Scarlett. Saturday is family fun day with inflatables, kids games, food vendors and talent show on stage all day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A highlight of the day is judging of the best wing sauce contest.

The Minot City Band will perform its Sousa Concert at Oak Park on Thursday, July 17, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.