For week of Jan. 9-15; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Hazer (rock) Thurs-Sat
Rags (rock) Mon-Wed
Kenny Jake (variety) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Johnny Green and the Green Men (variety) Thurs-Fri
High Noon (country) Sat
The Palmers, Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Red Dot Garage, Fri-Sat
Blues Train (blues) Sun, 8 p.m.-midnight
The Blue Goose
Midnight Highway (country rock) Fri-Sat
Bill Shaw (variety), Thur-Sun, Wed
West Side Bar
Eagle River, Thur
High Noon, Fri
Stoney Jam, Sat
Jo Dee Messina
Jo Dee Messina in concert, 8 p.m. today and Friday, Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center, $39 and $29 at the Grand Casino box office or call Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151.
Pillager School's Applied Dramatics class will present "The Girl in the Mirror," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Jan. 17 and 18, Pillager Performing Arts Area, $4 for adults, $2 for students at the door.
"Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You" and "The Actor's Nightmare," one-act student productions presented by the Theatre Misfits, Central Lakes College, Dryden Theatre, 3 p.m. Jan. 16 and 7 p.m. Jan. 17 and 18, $3, CLC students admitted free.
Just For Kix
Just For Kix performance, 6 p.m. Jan. 23, Emily Charter School.
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.
Hansel & Gretel
Missoula Children's Theatre and Crosby-Ironton students will present "Hansel & Gretel," matinee Jan. 25, Mayberry Auditorium, C-I High School.
Rosalie Sorrels in Grassroots Concert, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Nisswa Community Center, $10 at the door.
'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.
Acoustic folk music duo Curtis & Loretta in Great River Arts Association House Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Pine Edge Inn, downtown Little Falls, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $3 for children under 12, (320) 632-0960.
Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Gary Puckett of the Union Gap in Teen Idol shows, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center, $15 and $22 at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs box office, call Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151, contact any Ticketmaster outlet or visit ticketmaster.com.
Butch Thompson, jazz musician, in Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts concert, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Pequot Lakes School auditorium, call (218) 568-9200 for tickets.
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy at Grand Casino Mille Lacs, 4 and 6 p.m. Feb. 23, $29 and $36, call Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151.
Rippleside Elementary School, Aitkin, choirs and bands in winter concert, 7:30 p.m. today, Aitkin High School auditorium, free.
Little Falls High School winter concert featuring Mixed Choir and Concert Band, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Charles Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School, free.
Staples High School instrumental concert, 8 p.m. Monday, Centennial Auditorium, Staples.
Jaques Art Center
Exhibit by wildlife stamp artists, through Feb. 15.
Brainerd Public Library
Original oil paintings by the late Lydia L. Novick, founder and first president of the Brainerd Art Club in 1965.
The Crossing Arts Alliance
Printmaking exhibit, featuring local to international prints, including etching, lithography, silkscreen, batik, gravure, mono print and woodcut, through January, 617 Laurel St., downtown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.
FlipSide Second Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, ages 13+, clay animation with Mark Ambroz, $5 per child for non-members, $3 per child for Crossing members, register at 833-0416.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"Views of the Midwest" by David Kraemer, through January, 811 S.E. Second St.
Morrison County Government Center
"From Many Ways" by Muriel, Carrie and Diana Poehler, through January, 213 S.E. First Ave.
Great River Arts Association art workshop titled "Drawing with the Masters" with Charles Kapsner, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 24-28, GRAA Arts Center, pre-registration due by Feb. 7, call (320) 632-0960.
Out of town
2400 Third Ave. S.
"The Wizard of Oz," through Saturday, $19-31 for adults, $14-$25 for children, (612) 874-0400.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. S.
"Up the Nile: Egypt in 19th Century Photographs," through April 13.
Touchstone Energy Place
Minnesota Sportsmen's Boat, Camping and Vacation Show, Jan. 15-19.
Xcel Energy Center
Kenny Chesney with Montgomery Gentry and Kellie Coffey, Jan. 25, (651) 726-8240, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Bon Jovi with the Goo Goo Dolls, Feb. 25, (651) 726-8240, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud State University music and theater departments will present "Amahl and the Night Visitors," 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16-17 and 2 p.m. Jan. 18, Ruth Gant Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, SCSU, $8 general admission, $5 for seniors and students, (320) 255-3223.
and Convention Center
15th annual Duluth Bridal Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, with fashion show at 3 p.m., $5 at the door.
Grand Casino Hinckley
Events & Convention Center
Roy Clark and Riders in the Sky, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 24, $22, call (651) 989-5151 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Ronnie Milsap, 5 p.m. Feb. 16, $28, call (651) 989-5151 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Myles Reif Performing Arts Center
Grand Rapids Players will stage "Love Letters," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, tickets at Reed Drug, Reif box office or at the door, or call (218) 328-5375.
Midwest Country Music Theater
Tribute to the Legends -- Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Dolly Parton and Marilyn Monroe, 3 and 7 p.m. Jan. 18, $15, call (320) 245-2429.
Claire van Breemen Downes, St. Cloud, will present a program titled "Telling Stories: Techniques of Narrative Poetry" at Heartland Poets meeting, 6-10 p.m. Friday, large room, Brainerd Public Library.
Ojibwe snowshoe workshop with snowshoe makers Eric and Shelley Larson, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, all tools provided, $120 for public, $115 for Minnesota Historical Society members, $105 for Ojibwe band members, pre-register at (320) 532-3632.
Unlimited Learning session will feature Sylvia Graff, independent travel agent, speaking about "Traveling Foibles: Tips and Techniques," 1 p.m. Tuesday, Hallett Community Center, Crosby.
Sons of Norway will host Arland O. Fiske, author of books on Scandinavian Heritage, 7 p.m. Jan. 17, Trinity Lutheran Church, Brainerd.
International Festival, 2-9 p.m. Jan. 18, Staples Motley High School, Staples, including 7:30 p.m. performance by Tou Ger Xiong, comedian, Hmong storyteller, rap artist and cultural diversity speaker, tickets at (218) 894-5120.
Bluegrass jams on first, third and fifth Thursdays of each month at Coco Moon in downtown Brainerd, starting at 6:30 p.m., and every Saturday at Lakes Music in Pequot Lakes, starting at 3 p.m., call Charlotte Curtis at (218) 692-4035 for more information.
St. Francis Music Center string ensemble meets 8-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the center in Little Falls, all skill levels, (320) 632-0637.
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