Blue Ox Bar
Avoiding Tom (rock) Thur-Sat
Magic Box (alternative rock) Sun
Babylon (rock) Mon-Wed
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist, (jazz/swing) Feb. 25-26, 7:30-10 p.m.
Li'l Angie (folk) Fri, 9:30-11:30 p.m., $2 cover
Iron Rail Saloon
J. Bobby Hamilton (country) Thur-Sat
Stampede (country) Sun
Jack Tango (variety) Wed
Killer Hayseeds (variety) Fri
Chase Roberts (country) Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Ice Breaker (rock) Fri-Sat
The Blue Goose
Trouble Shooter (country rock) Fri-Sat
Bar Harbor Supper Club
Donny Vosen (variety) Thur-Sun, Wed, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
West Side Bar
Rustlers (country rock) Thur-Sat
Whiskey Rose (country rock) Wed
Whiskey Logic (variety) Sat
Lee "Bone," R&B unplugged, Fri-Sat
Amateur night, Tues
Central Lakes College production of "Bus Stop," 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday; $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students; Bob Dryden Theatre, Brainerd campus; call 855-8199.
House Concerts series
Folk musician Chuck Suchy in Little Falls House Concerts series, 7 p.m. today at Black & White Hamburger Shop, downtown Little Falls; call (320) 584-5959.
Tonic Sol-Fa concert
Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts presents a cappella group Tonic Sol-Fa in concert 7:30 p.m. Friday at Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium; $11 for adults, $9 for students and seniors; tickets available at Lakes State Bank in Pequot Lakes and Crosslake, Norwest Bank in Pequot Lakes, or by calling 568-9200.
Folk musician Dean Magraw opens Grassroots Concerts spring season, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Nisswa Community Center; $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12; tickets available at gate only. Garnet Rogers coming March 3.
James Sewell Ballet
Weeklong residency, which started Monday, at Little Falls with public performance 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Charles Martin Auditorium; sponsored by Great River Arts Association; $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students; call 800-826-1997 or (320) 632-0960.
CLC brass concerts
"1,000,000 B.C. Pucker and Valve Society" concert featuring brass ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, John Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College, Brainerd campus; and student brass ensemble concert, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in same location; free.
Little Falls recitals
St. Francis Music School student recitals Feb. 26-27; call (320) 631-0637 for details.
Brainerd High School Band concert, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School.
"A Piece of My Heart"
Women's Studies Department of Central Lakes College will present "A Piece of My Heart," 2 and 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, Bob Dryden Theatre, Brainerd campus; $5; call 855-8082.
Sons of San Joaquin
Sons of San Joaquin in concert, 8 p.m. Feb. 28, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School auditorium; $10; call (320) 732-6297, or write to Sons of San Joaquin Tickets, c/o Rhea Hotzler, ISD 2753, 205 S. Second St., Long Prairie, MN 56347.
Lakes Area Concert Association
A cappella quartet Vox P in Lakes Area Concert Association performance, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd; season memberships available by calling 829-3379.
Eddie Money at Grand Casino Mille Lacs, 4 and 8 p.m. Feb. 27; $14 and $18; tickets available at casino or by calling Ticketmaster at (612) 989-5151.
Gospel show in Staples
"Great American Gospel Show" by Centennial Big Band and guest singers, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Centennial Auditorium in Staples; $5 for adults, $3 for students in advance, slightly more at gate; call 894-5416.
Pequot Lakes production
Pequot Lakes Community Theater production of "Noises Off," a farce by Michael Frayan, 7:30 p.m. March 3-4 and March 11, 2 p.m. March 12; $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students; call 568-9200.
Brainerd Community Education, Encore Arts Association and Brainerd Art Club are sponsoring a watercolor demonstration by Rose Edin, 7-9 p.m. today at Brainerd High School; pre-registration required; $10; call 828-5372.
Morrison County Government Center
"Discover Color" exhibit by watercolorist Rose Edin now through February, 213 First Ave., Little Falls.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"A Dance of Color" exhibit by oil painter Neal Wass now through February, 811 S.E. Second St., Little Falls.
Brainerd City Hall
"New Beginnings" exhibit by Encore Art Club members, through April.
Brainerd Public Library
"Portraits 2000" photography exhibit developed by Lake Country Journal, through March 1, 416 Fifth St. S.
Central Lakes College, Staples campus
"Best of the Best" exhibit by area members of Minnesota Professional Photographers Association, now through March 8.
Workshop with Gerald Korte, Midwest Watercolor Society signature member, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 11, Pine River-Backus High School; $25 to Pine River-Backus Community Education, c/o Lyn Nickisch, 9260 Edgewater Circle, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472; call 562-4364 for more information.
Out of town events
Ordway Music Theatre
345 Washington St.
The Minnesota Opera production of Verdi's "Macbeth" starring James Morris; Feb. 26-March 5 with evening and matinee performances; $25-$80; call (651) 224-4222. Frank Wildhorn's Broadway musical "The Scarlet Pimpernel" opens March 7.
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 W. Seventh St.
Interactive exhibit "Go Figure!" Tuesday-Sunday, aimed at connecting math to everyday life for adolescents; call (651) 225-6000.
Historic State Theatre
Hennepin Theatre District
Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning play "Art" starring Judd Hirsch, Cotter Smith and Jack Willis, today through Sunday with evening and matinee performances; $17-$48; (612) 673-0404.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave.
"The Foot in the Door Show," an exhibit by more than 1,700 Minnesota artists, through April 2 in the Minnesota Artists Gallery; call (612) 870-3000. "Star Wars: The Magic of Myth," a traveling Smithsonian exhibit of items from the film series, opens Feb. 27.
Walker Art Center
Vineland Place and Hennepin Avenue
"Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s," a visiting exhibit organized by Queens Museum of Art, New York, with 200 works by 130 artists representing 10 countries; now through March 5; call (612) 375-7650 or see www.walkerart.org.
Vineland Place and Hennepin Avenue
"Lake Hollywood" by John Guare runs through Feb. 27 at Guthrie Lab, 700 N. First St.; call 800-447-8243.
Twin Cities concerts
Lyle Lovett on Feb. 25 at Historic State Theater; The Pretenders on Feb. 23 at Orpheum Theatre; Crosby, Stills & Nash on Feb. 25 at the Target Center; The Righteous Brothers on March 2 at Mystic Lake Casino; call Ticketmaster for reservations at 800-359-2525.
Historic Paramount Theatre
913 W. St. Germain St.
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" juried exhibit spotlighting Guthrie On Tour performance of Shakespeare's play, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27; exhibit reception 6-8 p.m. Friday; regional artists invited to submit works in all media; call (320) 257-3112.
Atonement Lutheran Church
The Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud resumes season with Petersen String Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Atonement Lutheran Church, 1144 N. 29th Ave.; $12; call (320) 253-3683.
Benedicta Arts Center
St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra's "Classical Concert," 7 p.m. Sunday, College of St. Benedict; featuring guest pianist Christopher Weldon; call (320) 257-3114.
The Acting Company's presentation of "Macbeth" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, sponsored by the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University; $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and students; call (320) 363-5777.
DECC Auditorium, downtown
Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra performs "Orchestral Delights" featuring compositions by Bradley Bombardier of Duluth, 8 p.m. Feb. 26; $15.50 to $36; call 733-7579 or consult the Web at www.dsso.com.
Jazz musician Roscoe Mitchell performs with Moorhead State University ensembles, 8 p.m. Saturday at Weld Hall Auditorium; free; 236-4610.
Lecture and tour of Richard Drew Musser historic house, 614 Highland Ave., Little Falls, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28; $7; call (320) 632-4315 for reservations.
Talvi Juhla Winter Festival, featuring traditional Scandinavian music, dancing, storytelling, folk art, Feb. 26 in New York Mills; call 385-3339 for more information.
Author Jack Kraywinckle will sign copies of his book "Northern Lites: A Fireside Reader," 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, Bookin' It Bookstore, downtown Little Falls.
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