What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment 8-28-14

The Minot Chamber Chorale is seeking singers for the upcoming season. Rehearsals will start in early September. The chorale, founded more than 40 years ago, is the only mixed community choir in Minot. Singers make a commitment to perform in the four concerts each season including a Fall Pops Concert, Renaissance Christmas Feast, Classical Works Concert and Spring Sampler Concert & Ice Cream Social. To schedule an audition contact conductor Bob Demke at 721-4548 or

The Western Plains Children’s Choirs are seeking new members. There are openings in each of the established choirs: Western Plains Junior Choir (third-, fourth- and new fifth-graders) and Western Plains Children’s Choir (fifth-, sixth- and seventh-graders), and Western Plains Youth Ensemble (eighth- through 12th-graders). All choirs rehearse in Old Main, Room 121, at Minot State University. WPJC, directed by Stephanie Otto, rehearses Monday evenings 4:45 to 6 p.m. WPCC, directed by Rebecca Petrik, rehearses Monday evenings 6 to 7:35 p.m. WPYE, directed by Jessica Graf, rehearses Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Auditions for the 2014-2015 season will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 8 and 9, from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. in Old Main, Room 120. Aspiring singers in grades 3-12 are invited to audition. Auditions include singing “America” (My Country Tis’ of Thee), “Are You Sleeping,” and short echo singing. Call or email Rebecca Petrik at 426-2039 or to arrange an audition time.

Mouse River Players Community Theatre will hold auditions for “Plain Hearts,” a musical directed by Carlen Gilseth, today from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Arlene Theater, 115-1st St. SE. The script calls for six females with musical ability. Anyone interested but unable to make an audition time, please call 858-3178. Show dates are Oct. 17-19 and Oct. 24-26.

Todd Melby, lead producer of “Black Gold Boom,” a public media project documenting North Dakota’s oil boom, and New Town rancher Marty Young Bear, an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes, will be featured speakers at Prairie Talks presentations at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, at Prairie Village Museum, Rugby, and on Monday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Aleshire Theater, Minot State University. The events are free and open to the public. At Rugby, treats and coffee will be served by the Friends of the Museum following the talk. Free will donations are accepted to help defray costs. Attendees also may tour the museum throughout the afternoon at no cost. Gates open at noon and close at 5 p.m. For more information about Prairie Talks: Oil Boom, visit at ( or call the museum at 776-6414, email prairievillagemueum or visit

( At Minot, an informal reception will follow the program. Parking in campus lots is unrestricted after 5 p.m.

The Minot Coin Club second annual Coin and Collectible show will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sleep Inn and Suites Hotel. Coin dealers from a large area that will be set up to buy and sell coins, currency, tokens, medals and supplies. The event will feature a large daily silent auction, daily door prizes, free gifts for kids 17 and under, a kids only silent auction, free Minot Coin Club Memberships, and an educational slide show that will run all day long. For more information and updates, go to (

The Downtown Business and Professional Association is happy to bring the eighth annual Fall Wine Walk to the Minot community. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. More than 30 businesses are participating, each serving a different wine and a complimentary hors d’oeuvres. New this year will be two photo booths available to capture evening memories. Small, local music groups will be performing at a variety of the businesses. Tickets are available at Cookies for You and Minot Air Force Base Outdoor Rec for $50 each, cash or check only. For more information, Mary Helen at Cookies for You at 839-4975.