For week of Jan. 25-31; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Itis (rock) Thur-Sat
Annex (rock) Mon-Wed
Deuces Wild (country rock) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Free Ride (variety) Thur
Keystone (country rock) Fri-Sat
Upper South (variety) Wed
Austin Healy (southern rock) Fri
Dirty Word (rock) Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Free Ride (variety) Fri-Sat
Bar Harbor Supper Club
Bill Shaw (variety) Thur-Sun
Sawtell (variety) Wed
The Blue Goose
Silent Partner (rock) Fri-Sat
West Side Bar
Stewart Thompson (variety) Thur-Sat
Free Ride (variety) Wed
Jack Tango (variety) Sat
The Nisswa Grille
Diane Saumer & Friends (variety) Sat 6-10 p.m.
"Sorry, Wrong Number"
Pequot Lakes High School Theatre Department will give public performances of its one-act play entry for the Minnesota State High School League Theatre Competition, "Sorry, Wrong Number," 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium, free, but donation to high school Theatre Club appreciated.
Central Lakes College Theatre auditions for "Woman in Mind: December Bee," 7 p.m. today and Friday, Dryden Theatre, CLC, Brainerd.
Lakes Area Concert Association season resumes at 7:30 p.m. Monday with "The Vocal Music of Broadway" featuring Lee Lessack and Joanne O'Brien, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, season ticket holders only, 829-3379.
Cowgirl poet-songwriter Blanche Evridge in Little Falls House Concert series, 7 p.m. Feb. 9, Jason's Supper Club, Little Falls, $7 for adults, $3 for children at the gate.
Brainerd Community Education and the Hardanger Fiddle Association will present a Scandinavian music and dance concert, 7 p.m. Feb. 10, Lowell Elementary School, 704 N. Third Ave., Brainerd, with performers Olav and Mary Hegge from Norway on hardanger fiddle and langeleik, The Norwegian Folkdanslaget from Minneapolis performing folk dances and the Skal Klubb, Brainerd's Scandinavian folk orchestra, cost is $5 for adults, free for children 12 and under accompanied by parents, (218) 764 2994.
Staples concert series
Centennial Auditorium concert season resumes at 2 p.m. Feb. 11 with the George Maurer Group, $10 for adults, $7 for students in advance, 894-5416 or 800-213-6877.
On stage at CLC
"Hello, Dolly!" 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-17 and 21-24, and 2 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25, John Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College, $5 for children 12 and under, $8 for seniors, $10 for general admission, or get a Family Pak of two children's and two general admission tickets for $22, call (218) 855-8202.
On stage in Little Falls
Mixed Blood Theatre of the Twin Cities performs "Daughters of Africa" and "Dr. King's Dreams," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Charles Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, (320) 632-0960.
The Lonesome Tradition in House Concert Series sponsored by Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association, 7 p.m. Feb. 17, Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center, $8 for adults, $5 for children at the gate only, 829-9054.
Riders of the Purple Sage
Riders of the Purple Sage, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Pequot Lakes School Auditorium, $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (60+) and $5 for students (up to age 18) beginning Tuesday at Lakes State Bank in Pequot Lakes and Crosslake, Wells Fargo Bank in Pequot Lakes, Lakes Area Family Center in Pequot Lakes or call Community Education at 568-9200, Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts event.
High school play
Crosby-Ironton High School Drama and German clubs present "My Fatal Valentine" audience involvement murder mystery, 7 p.m. Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, Mayberry Auditorium, C-I High School, $5 for adults, $3 for students, available at Northwoods Floral and Crosby-Ironton Floral, or from club members.
Prairie Fire Musical Theatre and Harrison Elementary School, Brainerd, present "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2, at the school, call 829-4053 for more information.
Morrison County Government Center
Watercolor exhibit by John Heckman, through February, downtown Little Falls, free.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"Art for Art's Sake" exhibit by Shirley Sorenson, through February, downtown Little Falls, free.
Brainerd Public Library
"Portrait 2000" photography exhibit, through February.
Jaques Art Center
Religious art exhibit featuring 16 prints from the Lutheran Brotherhood collection, through Monday, free, downtown Aitkin, 927-2363 or 888-558-2363.
Brainerd City Hall
Encore Arts Association members' exhibit, through February, free.
David Dick, Minneapolis, showing recent works at Central Lakes College Gallery, Brainerd, through Feb. 14.
Out of town
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
"You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," through Feb. 18, $35-$45, (651) 224-4222.
The Minnesota Opera season resumes with "The Capulets and the Montagues," Saturday-Feb. 4, evening and matinee performances, $26-$84, (651) 224-4222.
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 W. Seventh St.
"Snow Ball! A Winter World of Fun" exhibit, through Feb. 4, $5.95, (651) 225-6000 or visit www.mcm.org on the Web.
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
"When the Dinosaurs Were Gone" exhibit, (651) 221-9444 or visit www.smm.org.
Brave New Workshop's "Flanagan's Wake" opens Saturday in refurbished former Orpheum Theater, (612) 332-6620.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave.
"China: Fifty Years Inside the People's Republic" photo exhibit, through March 4, (612) 870-3131.
725 Vineland Place
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Feb. 24-April 1, $16-$42, 877-447-8243.
700 N. First St.
"Blood Wedding," Friday-Feb. 18, 877-447-8243.
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
"Art in Our Time: 1950 to Present" exhibit, ongoing, (612) 375-7622.
Hennepin Broadway Series resumes Tuesday with "Saturday Night Fever," with four other productions in the series, season tickets start at $104, call Ticketmaster at (612) 673-0404.
Paramount Theater presents jazz pianist Butch Thompson, 8 p.m. Feb. 9, $17 for adults, $12 for seniors, (320) 257-3121.
Crossing Arts Alliance
Crossing Arts Alliance first information exchange meeting, 7-9 p.m. today, Central Lakes College, The Cube, Room C-240B, 855-8135.
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