For week of March 14-20; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Avoiding Tom (rock) Thur-Sat
Annex (rock) Mon-Wed
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist (soothing jazz), Fri 7-10 p.m.
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist (soothing jazz), Thurs, 5-8 p.m.
Muddy Water (country) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Killer Hayseeds (country rock) Thur
Wayne Renn Band (country rock) Fri-Sat
Bear Creek (country rock) Wed
High Noon (country) Fri
Shaw Brothers (variety) Sat
Radio Daze (variety) Fri-Sun
Ice Breaker (variety) Fri-Sat
The Blue Goose
Diamond River (variety) Fri-Sat
Dewey Hunt (variety) Thur-Sun
West Side Bar
Joy Ride (variety) Thur-Sat
Oncoming Traffic (variety) Wed
Muddy Water (country) Sat
The Nisswa Grille
Lee Bone (variety) Thur-Fri, 6-10 p.m.
Bob Bovee and Gail Heil in Grassroots Concerts series, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nisswa Community Center, $10 for adults, $5 for children at the gate, which opens at 6:30 p.m.; L.J. Booth, April 5.
Little Falls season
Ethnic Dance Theatre in Great River Arts Association's performing arts season, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Charles Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School, $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, (320) 632-0960; Child's Play Touring Theatre, April 13.
The New String Ensemble of St. Francis Music Center in concert, 7 p.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Chapel, Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls campus, free.
Concert Association season
Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers in Lakes Area Concert Association performing arts season, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, and 7:30 p.m. March 21, Alexandria-Jefferson High School by Central Lakes Concert Association; also Bourbon Street Four, 7:30 p.m. March 26, Park Rapids Area High School.
Brainerd High School band concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School.
Brainerd High School guest conductor concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, $3 for adults, $1 for students at the door.
Emily Charter School presents Spring Music Concert and Just for Kix dancers, 7 p.m. March 21.
Crosby-Ironton High School Concert Choir and Chamber Singers present "Feast of Eastertide," 6 p.m. March 23 and 5 p.m. March 24, Commons Hall, advance tickets only, 546-6158 extension 39.
Aitkin High School presents "Oklahoma," 2 p.m. April 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 4-6, $5 at the gate.
You Betcha! Productions presents "The Emperor's New Clothes," 7:30 p.m. March 21-24 and 2 p.m. March 24, Lindbergh Elementary School, $5 at the gate.
On stage at CLC
Central Lakes College presents "Cinderella," 7:30 p.m. April 5, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 6, Bob Dryden Theatre, Brainerd campus;, $3, 855-8199 or 800-933-0346.
Brainerd Area Youth Ministries presents Toby Mac, Out of Eden and John Rueben in concert, 7:30 p.m. April 5, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, $15 in advance, $20 at the gate; BAY also presents guitarist Phil Keaggy in concert, 7:30 p.m. April 13, Tornstrom Auditorium, $25 reserved seating, $15 general admission, tickets available at area Christian bookstores and www.itickets.com.
Air Force ensemble
U.S. Air Force woodwind ensemble Winds of Freedom in concert, 7:30 p.m. April 9, John Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College, Brainerd campus, free, for more information call 855-8215.
Kantorei, vocal chamber ensemble, in concert, 7:30 p.m. April 13, Staples Centennial Auditorium, $6 in advance, $7 at the gate, (218) 894-5416, 800-213-6877.
Spring Keyboard Festival, April 19-20, St. Francis Music Center, Little Falls, including public concert 2:30 p.m. April 20, (320) 632-0637.
Country music singer Lorrie Morgan in concert, 7 p.m. April 21, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, ticket sales open March 15, (651) 989-5151.
Brainerd City Hall
Watercolors by Helen Smith and Phyllis Frankum, through April.
The Crossing Arts Center
Photography exhibit by Denny Schmidt and "Figurative Paintings" by painter Jean London, through April 20, 617 Laurel St.
Evelyn Matthies Porthole Gallery
"Styles of Vision" exhibit of two- and three-dimensional works by Joe Blaha, through March 29, 712 Washington St.
"Crosspollination" drawing exhibit by Bruce Tapola, through March 26, Brainerd campus.
Morrison County Government Center
K-12 student show, through April, downtown.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"Student Voices" exhibit, through April, 811 Second St. S.E.
Great River Arts Association of Little Falls presents workshop on "basic potter's wheel and hand-building techniques," each Saturday April 20-June 1, with William Adkins, GRAA director, registration deadline April 15, $85, (320) 632-0960.
Jaques Art Center
Woodblock artist and illustrator Betsy Bowen exhibit, through April 27, downtown.
Ripple River Gallery
"Clay, Paper, Scissors" featuring artists Jim Loso and David Norstad, through May 5, rural Aitkin.
Out of town
Ordway Center for
the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Dance musical "Tappin' at The Maxx," 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, including "Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure," through mid-June, (651) 221-9444.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. S.
"High Touch" exhibit by Minnesota artists Laura Stack and Anne Sugnet, through May 5, (612) 870-3131.
The Children's Theatre
2400 Third Ave. S.
"The Snow Queen," through April 13, (612) 874-0400.
"The Canterbury Tales," April 5-28, $16-$44, (612) 377-2224.
Sugar Ray in concert, 8 p.m. April 11, Halenbeck Hall, St. Cloud State University, $24 and $22 at Ticketmaster locations, Atwood Information Desk and Electric Fetus in St. Cloud.
Regina Carter Quintet in concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, College of St. Benedict, $20 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, (320) 363-5777.
Classic Country Trio of Don Williams, T.G. Sheppard and Ralph Emery in concert, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Grand Casino Hinckley, $27, (651) 989-5151.
Violist Midori and pianist Robert McDonald appear with Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Friday, DECC Auditorium, downtown, $20-$50, (218) 733-7579.
"Nyanja! Africa's Inland Sea" exhibit featuring crocodiles, pythons and spiders, opens March 30 at Great Lakes Aquarium, 353 Harbor Drive, (218) 740-3474.
Heritage Festival 2002, featuring live music, arts and crafts exhibits, food, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Brainerd High School.
International Festival, Friday-Sunday, Staples Motley High School and Centennial Auditorium, Staples.
St. Patrick's Day parades
Parade, 2 p.m., and costume contest, 1:15 p.m., Saturday, Crosslake; 1 p.m. Saturday, downtown Brainerd.
Figure skating show
Vacationland Figure Skating Club's 27th annual ice show, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, Brainerd Area Civic Center, featuring skaters Anita Hartshorn and Frank Sweiding.
Party for the Arts
Great River Arts Association's annual Party for the Arts fund-raiser, 6:30 p.m. March 22, Falls Ballroom, Little Falls, call (320) 632-0960 for more information.
Brainerd School District presents "Music Live! A Classroom Music Gallery," 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Riverside Elementary School, 829-4053.
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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