For week of Jan. 2-8; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
24-Seven (rock) Thurs-Sat
Baby Grand (rock) Mon-Wed
Tim, Mike and Harry (variety) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Bottom Feeders (variety) Thurs
Diamond Back (variety) Fri-Sat
Rene Austin (blues/jazz) Fri
Big Walter Smith and the Groove Mechanics (blues/jazz) Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Baby Grand, Fri-Sat
Blues Train (blues) Sun, 8 p.m.-midnight
The Blue Goose
Shane Allen (country rock) Fri-Sat
Bill Shaw (variety), Thur-Sun, Wed
West Side Bar
Chad Biggs, Thur-Sat
Muddy Water Band, Sat
Auditions for the play "Mister Roberts," 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Pequot Lakes School Theatre, 17 male actors late teens to middle-age, rehearsals will run Jan 20-end of February, performance dates Feb. 28-March 9, call (218) 568-9200 or (218) 568-8394.
Jo Dee Messina
Jo Dee Messina in concert, 8 p.m. Jan. 9 and 10, Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center, $39 and $29 at the Grand Casino box office or call Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151.
Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir in concert, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, $16 for adults, $12 for students and senior citizens, $10 for children under 12, tickets at Great River Arts Association in Little Falls, Bridge of Harmony or Brainerd Dispatch in Brainerd, call (320) 632-0960.
'Wizard of Oz' audition
Wadena Area Madhatters auditions for "The Wizard of Oz," Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School, open to ages 6 and older, performance dates April 10-12, 24-26 and matinee April 27.
Library speaker series
Anita Travica, certified personal trainer at the Brainerd Area Family YMCA, will speak about the four main components of a healthy lifestyle for the new year, 7 p.m. today, Brainerd Public Library as part of the First Thursdays Speaker Series.
Celtic music workshop, noon Saturday, New York Mills High School, call (218) 385-3339.
GRAA annual meeting
Great River Arts Association's annual meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Arts Center, corner of First Avenue and First Street Southeast, Little Falls.
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