THE LIST: Trans-Siberian Orchestra ... Halloween events ... UND Steel Pan Band
Trans-Siberian Orchestra n Holiday arena rock: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a rock show of Christmas music and a Christmas story, will come to Grand Forks Sunday with an 8 p.m. show in the Alerus Center. The band's four CD releases -- including "Chr...
n Holiday arena rock: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a rock show of Christmas music and a Christmas story, will come to Grand Forks Sunday with an 8 p.m. show in the Alerus Center. The band's four CD releases -- including "Christmas Eve & Other Stories" (1996), "The Christmas Attic" (1998) and "The Lost Christmas Eve" (2004) -- have sold more than 5 million units. Its 2001 DVD release, "The Ghost of Christmas Eve," also achieved platinum status. TSO's 2007 Winter Tour, which also came to Grand Forks, was its most successful tour, playing to more than 1.2 million fans in more than 90 cities, generating nearly $45 million. According to Billboard Magazine, the band has the No. 2 most-attended tour. Tickets: $42, $32, $20, available at Alerus Center box office, by phone at (701) 772-5151 or online at www.ticketmaster.com .
n Trick or Treat Street for kids will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the Grand Cities Mall, Grand Forks.
n Parents can bring their children to Valley Dairy stores in Grand Forks from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight for free treats. For children 12 and younger, accompanied by an adult, while supplies last.
n Halloween Treat Street, sponsored by the Grand Forks Jaycees for children, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Admission: $1.
n The University of Minnesota-Crookston, Office of Residential Life and Residence Hall Association will sponsor a Haunted House: Death Lab for ages 10 and older from 7 to 11 p.m. today in the former Mr. Movies store, 1500 University Ave. in Crookston. Admission: $5; $4 with a can of food. Benefit for Habitat for Humanity, Care and Share.
n The third annual Haunted House in Reynolds, N.D., will be from 7 p.m. to midnight today and 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday in Old City Hall on Main Street. Sunday there will be a Scaredy Cat Hour from 4 to 5 p.m. before a final opening from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission: $7,
n The "Rocky Horror Picture Show" will be at 11:59 p.m. tonight and Saturday night in the Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks. Costumes are encouraged; this event is for mature audiences. Admission: $8; available in advance at UND Chester Fritz box office.
n Firehouse Manor 4: Two-Story Haunted Mansion in Hallock, Minn., will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at 710 S. Birch Ave. Sponsors: Hallock Fire Department with Hallock Lions. Admission: $5. Not recommended for children. Concessions: Kittson Central High School senior class.
n Inferno: The drag show "Inferno" will begin at 9:30 tonight in The I-Beam in Moorhead, with the I-Beam's Costume Ball Saturday night featuring cash and prizes. Info: (218) 233-7700.
n Halloween alternative: Riverside Christian School is sponsoring a Funanza for families from 5 to 8 tonight as a Halloween alternative with games, prizes, candy, food and fellowship. Games are appropriate for ages 1 to 14, but adults can play, too. Tickets will be sold at the door for 25 cents each. Location: 610 Second Ave. N.E. Info: (218) 773-1770.
n UND Steel Pan Band: The UND Steel Pan Band will perform its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the UND Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks. This group has been performing in the Fritz for four years and, with its warm-weather, upbeat, island music, has become a popular attraction in the area. Director: Michael Blake. Band members: Chris Barrie, Rochester, Minn; Heather Church, Breckenridge, Minn.; Michael Cox, Grand Forks; Miranda Hilgers, Mankato, Minn.: Greg Jans, Wenatchee, Wash.; Daniel Johnston, Larimore, N.D.; Brad Larson, East Grand Forks; Dominic Marks, Tyndall, S.D.; Adam Pachl, Beulah, N.D.; Brian Pfeifer, Eveleth , Minn.; Joel Robinette, St. Paul; Adam Thorson-Fernsler, Dickinson, N.D.; Austin Winger, Grand Forks. Tickets: Adults, $6; students/senior citizens, $3; family (two adults, two students), $12.
'Never Been Kissed'
n Central High show: Grand Forks Central High School will present the comedy "And Never Been Kissed" at 7:30 tonight and Saturday night and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the CHS auditorium. The story: Flory Patterson (Sarah Hysjullien) is almost 16 and never has been kissed, but not for lack of trying. She's tried Persian Love Droops, Christian Endeavor and Ten Steps to Beauty to attract the opposite sex. Additional cast: Kristan Anderson, Megan Ault, Joel Braxton, Chandler Cline, Hannah Diers, Amanda Kalka, Mia Klaus, Josh Lewis, Dani Lima, Ken McGurran, Keith Shimpa. Director: Tanner Beauchman. Tickets: Adults, $6; students/senior citizens, $3. Reservations: (701) 787-4075.
n Red River theater: Grand Forks Red River High School will present "The Hobbit" at 7 p.m. Nov. 6-8 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in the RRHS theater. The student cast and crew were primary designers of the costumes, makeup, scenery and other aspects of the show. Cast: Scott Amundson, Callie Berg, Walter Criswell, Nate Crocker, Rose Dennis, Jake Gunderson, Matt Hippen, Luke Hoplin, Kierie Jensen, Connor Joseph, Paul Millette, Jackie O'Neil, Alex Pribula, Jen Regimbal, Angela Schindler, Brent Shrum, Luke Snustad, Jordan Speare, Luke Whalen. Additional cast: Billy Beaton, Matt Beehler, Shawnee Cerkowniak, Niall Davis, Katie Duchscherer, Billy Heigaard-McGurran, Kasey Heinle, Nate Hemming, Ali Holcomb, Daniel Holcomb, Lex Lehrmann, Tyler Kartes, Kelly Knutson, Andrea Metcalf, Desi Miller, Loni Muus, Luke Opp, Alisabeth Otto, Evan Pankratz, Kaylee Scheer, Ian Sherwood, Jenna Spicer, Tara Spies, Luke Strom, Sam Young. Production team: Josh Anderson, Jake Geffre, Kristin Lynch, Rich McFarlane, Dean Opp, Allison Peterson, Brad Sherwood.
'Traces of the Trade'
n Global Visions Films: "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North," a 2006 U.S. film about descendents of a slave-trading family in early America as it faces its past and the heritage of the slave trade, will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday in UND's Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, Grand Forks. Movies in the Global Visions Film Series are free.
n "Aladdin": C.A.T.S. Children's Theater will hold auditions for "Aladdin" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Empire Arts Center. Director: Lee Barnum. Info: (701) 795-5610.
-- Herald staff report