For week of Feb. 6-12; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Average Sun (rock) Thur-Sat
Baby Grand (rock) Mon-Tues
Loose Cannons (rock) Wed
Kenny Jake (variety) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Preston and Paulzine, Thurs
Silent Partner, Fri-Sat
Jack Tango, Sun
Midnight Highway, Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Free Ride, Fri-Sat
The Blue Goose
Sandy Brooks (variety) Fri-Sat
Bill Shaw (variety), Thur-Sun, Wed
West Side Bar
Radio Daze, Thurs-Sat
SKATYRS (variety) Sat
Bemidji State University music major Shannon Murray in Great River Arts Association House Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Great River Arts Center, downtown Little Falls, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $3 for children under 12, (320) 632-0960.
Atreyu's Quest, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Great River Arts Center, 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. Friday, Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center, $15 and $22 at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs box office, call Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Butch Thompson, jazz musician, in Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Pequot Lakes School auditorium, call (218) 568-9200 for tickets or go to Pequot Lakes Community Education, Lakes State Bank in Pequot Lakes and Crosslake, or Wells Fargo Bank in Pequot Lakes.
Aitkin High School choirs, two bell choirs and Madrigal Singers in annual Classics Concert, 7:30 p.m. Monday, high school auditorium.
Cam Waters, acoustic blues/traditional folk musician, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Nisswa Community Center, $10 for adults, $5 for children at the door, doors open 6:30 p.m., Grassroots Concerts series.
The Schimpps, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Centennial Auditorium, Staples, $7 for adults, $5 for students, call (218) 894-5416 or 800-213-6877.
Vocalist Prudence Johnson will provide entertainment at Friends of the Arts Midwinter Dinner, 7 p.m. Feb. 15, Aitkin Westside Calvary Church, including dinner prepared by Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge chef, $25 for Friends of the Arts members, $30 for non-members at Aitkin Independent Age or from any board member.
'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'
Emily Charter School and Prairie Fire Children's Theatre will present "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," 7 p.m. Feb. 21 and 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Emily Charter School, $3 donation for adults and $1 for students.
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy at Grand Casino Mille Lacs, 4 and 6 p.m. Feb. 23, $29 and $36, call Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151.
Country music singer George Jones, 8 p.m. March 13 and 14, Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center, $29 and $39 at (651) 989-5151 beginning 10 a.m. Friday.
Jaques Art Center
Exhibit by wildlife stamp artists, through Feb. 15.
Brainerd Public Library
416 Fifth St.
Watercolor exhibit by Linda Axvig, through March.
Oil paintings exhibit by the late Lydia L. Novick, founder and first president of the Brainerd Art Club in 1965, through March.
Brainerd City Hall
Fifth and Laurel streets
Oil paintings and watercolors exhibit by Irene Schalow.
The Crossing Arts Center
617 Laurel St.
Crosslake artist Beth Larson's "Flashes from the Past and/or Burying Ghosts that Pop Up," through March, artists' reception 7-8:30 p.m. March 1.
Central Lakes College Gallery
Photo exhibit "Colombianos" by Dick Bancroft of his recent trip to Colombia, through March 7.
Basic Woodturning workshop, 6-10 p.m. Wednesday or Feb. 19, Turning Trail Studio in Brainerd, $75, call 828-5372 to register, or call 833-0416 for more information about the workshop.
Intro to Nature Printing
Intro to Nature Printing workshop, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 22, The Crossing Fine Arts Center, $35 plus $15 supply fee.
GRAA Art Center
Photo exhibit of landscapes by Jaime Penuel, Great River Arts Center, through Feb. 15.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"Views of the Midwest" by David Kraemer, through February, 811 S.E. Second St.
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 Friday, call (320) 632-0960.
Great River Arts Association art workshop titled "Techniques in Oil Painting" with Bla Petheo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 24-28, GRAA Arts Center, $250 for GRAA members, $280 for non-members, registration deadline is March 7, call (320) 632-0960.
NEW YORK MILLS
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center Gallery
"Formed by Fire" exhibit of sculptural pieces featuring glass by Jon Offutt of Fargo, N.D., pottery by Brad Bachmeier of Fargo and metal work by Lisa Elias of Minneapolis, through Feb. 15.
"Kuvaraito" photo exhibit by photojournalist Unto Jarvinen, through March 29, reception Sunday.
Out of town
The Children's Theatre Co.
2400 Third Ave. S.
"Once Upon a Forest," through March 8, call (612) 874-0400 or go to www.childrenstheatre.org for tickets.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. S.
"Up the Nile: Egypt in 19th Century Photographs," through April 13.
Xcel Energy Center
Bon Jovi with the Goo Goo Dolls, Feb. 25, (651) 726-8240, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Elton John and Billy Joel, 7:30 p.m. April 17, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Stroia Ballet Co. and Paramount Theatre present "An Evening of Excellence," which includes tickets for two to the Stroia Ballet's 20th anniversary celebration, featuring performances of "Les Sylphides" and "Stroia Memorabilia: The Best of the Best," 8 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15, and a pre-performance party in Studio C at the Paramount Theatre with hors d'oeuvres, champagne, live music and flowers, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15, $50 per couple, tickets for ballet only are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $8 for children under 12, (320) 259-5463.
Grand Casino Hinckley
Events & Convention Center
Ronnie Milsap, 5 p.m. Feb. 16, $28, call (651) 989-5151 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Diamond Rio, 7 and 9 p.m. March 6, $30, call (651) 989-5151 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Myles Reif Performing Arts Center
Grand Rapids Players will stage "Love Letters," 7:30 p.m. Friday, tickets at Reed Drug, Reif box office or at the door, or call (218) 328-5375.
Midwest Country Music Theater
Tribute to family legend Johnny Horton, featuring Tommy and Debbie Horton, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, $15, call (320) 245-2429.
Elton John and Billy Joel in concert, 7:30 p.m. April 19, (701) 235-7171 or at www.ticketmaster.com.
NEW YORK MILLS
James W. Mann Performing Art Center
Concordia College Concert Band, 7 p.m. Saturday, $8 for adults, $4 for students/seniors in advance, slightly more at the door.
New York Mills City Hall Ballroom
Prudence Johnson in Hot Jazz for Cold Nights series, 8 p.m. Feb. 14.
Chocolate Lovers and Others Extravaganza to benefit Crisis Line & Referral Service, 5:30-8:30 p.m. today, Central Lakes College food court, $25 in advance or at the door, $10 for ages 10 and younger, tickets at Bremer Bank in Brainerd and Baxter, Cub Foods in Aitkin, Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce, Schaefer's Foods in Nisswa, Central Lakes College Bookstore and Pine River State Bank.
Cuyuna Range history
Unlimited Learning program, "Cuyuna Range History: Railroad through the Mining Era," 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hallett Community Center, Crosby.
Quarterly Tea Retreat
Quarterly Tea Retreat sponsored by Linden Hill and Bookin' It Bookstore, Little Falls, Feb. 15, featuring Minnesota romance author Kathleen Eagle signing books, sign up for morning or afternoon tea at 1-800-794-0809.
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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