For week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
War Pigs (rock) Thur
Avoiding Tom (rock) Fri-Sat
24-7 (rock) Tue-Wed
Deuces Wild (variety) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Bottom Feeders (country rock) Thur
Silent Partner (rock) Fri-Sat
Bottom Feeders (country rock) Sun & Wed
Prime Time Charlie's
Stool Pigeons Fri-Sat
The Blue Goose
Whiskey Rose (country rock) Fri-Sat
Bill Shaw (variety) Thur-Sun, Wed
West Side Bar
Delivery Boys (variety) Thur-Sat
To Be Announced Wed
The Nisswa Grille
Lee Bone (variety) Thur-Fri
Diane Saumer & Friends Sat, 6-10 p.m.
Pequot Lakes production
Pequot Lakes Community Theatre presents adult comedy "Sylvia," 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium, $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, at Lakes State Bank in Pequot Lakes and Crosslake and Wells Fargo Bank in Pequot Lakes, (218) 568-9200.
Folk singer Anne Hills in Grassroots Concerts series, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nisswa Community Center, $10 for adults, $5 for children at the gate; The Alison Brown Quartet, Feb. 15, Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium.
Concert Association season
Central Lakes Concert Association presents a cappella group Marcoux Corner, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Alexandria Jefferson High School, Alexandria, open to Lakes Area Concert Association season ticket holders, if seating available.
Pioneer Elementary School fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders will perform the musical play "Rumpelstiltskin," 9:45 a.m. Feb. 7 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8-9, Pioneer Elementary School gym, Pierz, free.
Little Falls season
Four Shadow a cappella group in Great River Arts Association's performing arts season, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Charles Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School, $10, (320) 632-0960; Willowgreen, Feb. 23.
Staples Centennial Auditorium presents Company B trio, 2 p.m. Feb. 10, $9 at the gate, $8 in advance by calling (218) 894-5416 or 800-213-6877.
Central Lakes College presents "Our Town," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-9, 14-16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 10 and 17, John Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, 855-8199 or 800-933-0346.
Fire department benefit
Steve Hall and Shotgun Red in benefit concert for Brainerd Fire Department equipment fund, 2 p.m. Feb. 10, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, $12 in advance at 828-4861, Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce, Brainerd Fire Department or Bridge of Harmony in Brainerd, or $15 at the door.
Country singer Montgomery Gentry in concert, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, $20 and $27, (651) 989-5151 or at casino.
Folk musician Claire Van De Cromment in Little Falls House Concerts series, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Jason's Casual Dining, $7 for adults, $3 for children at the gate; Charlie Roth, March 1.
Bluegrass group Urban Renewal in Brainerd Community Concerts series, 7 p.m. Feb. 16, Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center, 7187 Wise Road, Brainerd, $9 for adults, $5 for children at the gate.
Brainerd City Hall
James Wallin photography exhibit, through February.
Pat Heinen painting exhibit, through February.
Evelyn Matthies Porthole Gallery
"Styles of Vision" exhibit of two- and three-dimensional works, through February, 712 Washington St., Brainerd.
"Musical Instruments" exhibit by painter Erin Buscher, through February, 617 Laurel St., Brainerd.
Central Lakes College Gallery
"The Digital Landscape" by Minneapolis photographer/computer artist John Largaespada, through Feb. 13, free.
Morrison County Government Center
"My Journal" exhibit by painter Lavina Anderson, through February, downtown Little Falls.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"A Country Life" exhibit by Roger Dullinger, through February, 811 Second St. S.E., Little Falls.
Jaques Art Center
Japanese block print exhibit assembled by collector Barden Heft, through February, downtown Aitkin.
NEW YORK MILLS
New York Mills Regional
"Quilters Come in from the Cold" quilting exhibit, through Saturday, downtown New York Mills.
MANHATTAN BEACH LODGE
Manhattan Beach Lodge
Exhibit by painter Pat Heinen, through February.
Out of town
Ordway Center for
the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Dance musical "Tappin' at The Maxx" opens March 5 with evening and matinee performances, through April 14, $35-$45, (651) 224-4222.
Brave New Workshop's "Flanagan's Wake" runs weekly Thursday-Sunday, (612) 332-6620.
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
Features several exhibits, Omnitheater films and 3D laser show; "Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure" opens Feb. 8; (651) 221-9444.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave.
"Jack Lenor Larsen: The Company and the Cloth" textile retrospective, through March 10, (612) 870-3131.
Historic Orpheum Theatre
Musical "Fiddler on the Roof" opened Wednesday for 16-performance run, $27-$67, (612) 673-0404.
The Children's Theatre Co.
2400 Third Ave. S.
"The Beggars' Strike," through Feb. 16, (612) 874-0400 for ticket information.
Comedian Phyllis Diller in concert, 7 and 9 p.m. Feb. 8, Grand Casino Hinckley, (651) 989-5151.
Alison Brown Quartet in concert, 8 p.m. Feb. 16, Humphrey Theater, St. John's University, $20 for adults, $13 for seniors and children, (320) 363-5777.
Michael Twitty in concert, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Midwest Country Music Theater, $15, 888-729-1033.
Excalibur Enterprises second annual Central Minnesota Winter Horse Fest, Saturday and Sunday, Central Lakes College, Brainerd, featuring hundreds of equine related vendors, new trucks, trailers and 4-H tack consignment sales, with more than $10,000 in door prizes, (218) 678-4125 or visit www.excaliburent.net.
Reeve Lindbergh at book signing event, 5-7 p.m. Monday, Bookin' It Bookstore, downtown Little Falls, (320) 632-1848.
Symphony contest deadlines
Application deadline for Heartland Symphony Orchestra's young composers competition, Friday, contest rules and applications available by calling (320) 632-0960 or 800-826-1997.
Backstage Caf featuring music by nine area pianists, artwork by area artists, cheesecake and cappuccino in a French caf ambiance, 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, Wadena Memorial Auditorium.
Bluegrass jams on first, third and fifth Thursdays of each month at Coco Moon, downtown Brainerd, 6:30 p.m., and every Saturday at Lakes Music in Pequot Lakes, 3 p.m., call Charlotte Curtis at (218) 692-4035.
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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