For week of Feb 22-28; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Magic Box (rock) Thur-Sat, Mon-Wed
Upper South (variety) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Free Ride (variety) Thur
Silent Partner (rock) Fri-Sat
Killer Hayseeds (country rock) Wed
Avoiding Tom (rock) Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Ice Breaker (variety) Fri-Sat
Bar Harbor Supper Club
Sawtell (variety) Thur-Sun, Wed
The Blue Goose
Suzie B & the Hit Kickers (variety) Fri-Sat
West Side Bar
Pop Machine (country rock) Thur-Sat
Stewart Thompson (variety) Wed
The Nisswa Grille
Diane Saumer & Friends (variety) Sat, 6-10 p.m.
International folk dance
An evening of international folk dance, 7-8:30 p.m. today, Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College.
On stage at CLC
"Hello, Dolly!" 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, 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, (218) 855-8202; "Woman in Mind" with guest actor Karen Bohm Barker opens April 4.
Folk singer Bill Staines in Grassroots Concerts series, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nisswa Community Center, $10 at the gate only.
Hole in the Day Players present "How to Murder Your Boss" mystery dinner theater, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. show, March 1-3, Jason's Supper Club, Little Falls, $20, (320) 632-2501 for reservations.
Christian group the Martins in concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, $10 in advance, $12 at the door at KTIF Radio in Pequot Lakes, Good Book Store in Little Falls, Bethany Book Store in Brainerd, Inspirations in Wadena and Grand Rapids, Blessings in Pine River, and Rainbow Book Store in Bemidji.
"The Beauty Queen of Leenane," 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium, $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students at the door or at (218) 568-9200.
Lakes Area Concert Association
Lakes Area Concert Association season resumes with The Booher Family, 7:30 p.m. March 9, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, season tickets required, 829-3379.
Staples Motley Middle School presents "Annie Jr.," 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, Centennial Auditorium, Staples, $4 for adults, $2 for students, (218) 894-5416 or 800-213-6877.
It's Good to Sing
It's Good to Sing Concert, 7:30 p.m. March 10, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, $5; workshop for any area singers, 4 p.m. March 10, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, $15; call Brainerd Community Education at 828-5372.
Staples concert series
Centennial Auditorium concert season resumes with Dare to Breathe a cappella group, 4 p.m. March 11, $12 for adults, $8 for students in advance, 894-5416 or 800-213-6877; Guthrie Theater's production of "Molly Sweeney" coming April 10.
Becky Schlegel in House Concert Series sponsored by Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association, 7 p.m. March 17, Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center, $8 for adults, $5 for children at the gate only, 829-9054.
Great River Arts Association's annual fund-raiser "Party for the Arts" art auction and wine tasting, 7:30 p.m. March 24, The Falls Ballroom, Little Falls, $20, (320) 632-0960.
Rippleside Elementary School, Aitkin, fifth-graders' Arts Program, 1:30 p.m. Friday, elementary school's new gymnasium.
Massed Band Concert, featuring Little Falls middle and high school bands, 7 p.m. March 5, Little Falls High School gymnasium.
Guest conductor concert, 7:30 p.m. March 5, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd.
Brainerd High School Orchestra in concert, 8 p.m. March 13, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd.
Brainerd High School Band in concert, 7:30 p.m. March 20, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd.
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.
Brainerd City Hall
Encore Arts Association members' exhibit, through February, free.
Alec Soth exhibit "From Here to There," Feb. 27-March 28, Central Lakes College, Brainerd campus.
Jaques Art Center
Staff exhibit featuring works by Ruth Anderson, Celia Doty, Wayne Dickinson and Cherie Holm, Feb. 23-April 24, downtown Aitkin, opening reception 7 p.m. Feb. 23, call (218) 927-2363.
Out of town
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
"Rent" by Jonathan Larson, March 13-24, with evening and matinee performances, $30-$65; Barrage world beat musical group in concert, 8 p.m. March 2, $18-$33; (651) 224-4222.
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" runs weekly Thursday-Sunday, (612) 332-6620.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave.
"China: Fifty Years Inside the People's Republic" photo exhibit, through March 4; "Berenice Abbott: An American Photographer" exhibit, through June 17; (612) 870-3131.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
"Francis Lee Jaques: Master of Wilderness Art" exhibit, through April, $3.
725 Vineland Place
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Saturday-April 1, $16-$42, 877-447-8243.
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Mothers of Modernism celebration of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, through mid-March, including "Gertrude Stein and a Companion" production now through March 18 and Foundry Theater's Obie Award-winning "Gertrude and Alice: A Likeness to Loving" March 6-18, $23-$30; "Art in Our Time: 1950 to Present" exhibit, ongoing; (612) 375-7622.
600 First Ave. N.
U2 "Elevation Tour 2001," 7:30 p.m. May 1, $46.50-$131.50, call Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151.
Brainwaves improvisational theater company, 8 p.m. March 14, Paramount Theatre, call (320) 259-5463 for reservations.
Royalton native and author Maureen Billig Webster, published as Maureen McKade, will sign copies of her books, 1-3 p.m. March 3 at Bookin' It Bookstore in downtown Little Falls, and 2-4 p.m. March 4 at Barnes and Noble in St. Cloud.
Jaques Art Center trip
Jaques Art Center of Aitkin sponsoring bus trip April 11 to "Francis Lee Jaques: Master of Wilderness Art" exhibit at Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, bus departs 8 a.m. from the center, $25, call (218) 928-2363 for reservations.
Arts Crawl sign-up
"Crossing Paths: A Celebration of Art and Community," an area wide "arts crawl," is seeking participation from arts-related organizations, deadline for application is March 15 for the daylong event May 5, call Crossing Arts Alliance at 855-8135.
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