For week of March 15-21; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Rhino (rock), Fri-Sat
Dirty Bomb (open mic jam session), 4-8 p.m. Sun
Dirty Bomb (open mic jam session), Mon
Roadhouse, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Fri
Down with Gravity, Fri-Sat
40 Watt Bulb, Fri, cover TBA
Aladdin (Nitasha Sanders) is a foolish boy who finds himself at odds with an evil magician smitten with a princess, and in luck with the discovery of a mysterious lamp, in Kids Act Productions' "Aladdin and His Magic Lamp." The play will be staged at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Central Lakes College's Dryden Theater in Brainerd. Admission is a $3 suggested donation.
Niobium (acoustic show), Sat, $5
Bluegrass jam, 6:30 p.m. Thu
Villella's Bada Bing
Open jam night, 7 p.m. Sat
Frankie Lamb, 2-6 p.m. Sun
The Bridge Tavern
Jam session with Kenny Jake, 3-7 p.m. Sun
The Log Jam Bar & Grill
DJ Paul, Fri-Sat
The Blue Goose
Shadowcasters, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri-Sat
Sportsman's Bar & Grill
Kenny Jake Band, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sat
October Son, Fri-Sat
Electric Almighty, Fri-Sat
Northern Lights Casino
The Sixties Explosion (oldies), 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fri-Sat
"Aladdin and His Magic Lamp"
Presented by Kids Act Productions, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Dryden Theater, Central Lakes College, $3 suggested donation, 330-8454.
Bad Apple Comedy Tour
Featuring Jeff Cesario, Dave Mordal and Scott Hansen, 7 p.m. March 24, The Rail, $25 (advance), $30 (day of show), 826-0513, www.ticketweb.com, $5 of each ticket goes to Brainerd Sertoma.
Legacy Chorale of
2:30 p.m. March 25, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Educational Services, $8 (adults), free (18 and younger), (888) 899-6034, www.legacychorale.org.
Cowboys of the Opera
with Hudson Shad
Lakes Area Concert Association, 7:30 p.m. March 29, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Educational Services Building, $32 (adult season), $10 (student season), $85 (family season), 963-2654, 829-3379.
"Smoke and Mirrors"
An evening of theatrical special effects with C.J. Anderson, 7:30 p.m. March 29-31, Dryden Theatre, Central Lakes College, ticket prices TBA, 855-8199.
Great River Strings
"The Russians are Coming," featuring Russian music and viola solos by Nicole Swanson (Miss Minnesota), 2 p.m. March 25, First Lutheran Church, $5 (adults), $3 (students), $12 (families), (218) 678-3034.
"Guys and Dolls"
Staged by Aitkin High School Concert Choir, 2 p.m. March 28 and 7:30 p.m. March 29-31, AHS auditorium, $8 (reserved seats), $5 (Wednesday matinee open seating), reserved tickets on sale starting March 5 at the Aitkin School District office.
Great River Strings
"The Russians are Coming," featuring Russian music and viola solos by Nicole Swanson (Miss Minnesota), 7:30 p.m. March 24, Crosby-Ironton High School auditorium, $5 (adults), $3 (students), $12 (families), (218) 678-3034.
Classical/gospel/pop violinist, 4 p.m. Sunday, Community Alliance Church, free will offering, (320) 692-4420.
Little Falls Jazz Combo, 7 p.m. April 6, Great River Arts Center, $7 (adults), $5 (children), $22 (families), $1 discount for GRAA members, (320) 632-0960, www.greatart.org.
The Concordia Trio
Joanne Cohen (violin), Eugenia Slezak (cello) and David Worth (piano), 2 p.m. March 25, United Methodist Church, $12 (adult advance), $6 (student advance), $15 (adult at door), $7 (student at door), (218) 894-5416, (800) 213-6877.
The Hudsons, 7:30 p.m. March 30, Nisswa Community Center, $15 (adults), $10 (11 and younger), (218) 963-2976, www.grassrootsconcerts.org.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Events & Convention Center
Roy Orbison tribute show featuring Terry Ray, 7 p.m. March 24, $6-$12, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Creedence Clearwater Revisited, 7:30 p.m. March 29-30, $25-$35, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Legacy Chorale of
7:30 p.m. March 24, Pequot Lakes High School auditorium, $10 (adults), $9 (60 and older), $8 (youths), (218) 568-9200.
Comedy, 8 p.m. Friday, TMaxwell's, $15, (218) 894-4000. With Hope Riska, Tom Steffen and Chris Maddock.
Staples Area Men's
and Women's Choruses
Vareity show, "Stage & Screen Note-ables: A Celebration of American Musical Theater from Broadway to Hollywood," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Centennial Auditorium, ticket prices TBA, (218) 894-5416.
Northern Lights Casino
Laughs at the Lights, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, free.
Heartland, 8 p.m. March 31, $11-$21, www.northernlightscasino.com.
Fifth and Laurel streets
Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.
Crossing Arts Alliance Gallery
Franklin Arts Center
Various artists, exhibit changes regularly, ongoing.
Art Matters gallery
Franklin Arts Center
"Wanderlust," photos by Kate Erickson, through April 10, (218) 330-1780.
Evelyn Matthies' Porthole Gallery
712 Washington St.
"Eagle Domain," drawings by Raymond Lindberg, through March 30.
Brainerd Public Library
Flower photography by Mayor James Wallin, through April 30.
Crow Wing County Historical
"Doses of History," medicine exhibit, ongoing.
"Lifeline: County Hospitals in Retrospect," ongoing.
Brainerd Medical Center
"2006: The Beginning," variety of media by Jennifer Austin Anderson, through March 28.
Watercolors by Kathy Braud, April.
Central Lakes College Gallery
"Ojibwe Life: Photos by Monroe P. Killy," through April 3.
"Picturing 2007," April 10-28, workshops and reception April 28.
Jaques Art Center
"Mad Skizzells," student art show, Friday-April 21, (218) 927-2363, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thelma Williams, nature photographs, through April.
Art by Evelyn Matthies, ongoing, reception and demonstration 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, (218) 828-4336.
Paintings by Crosslake Art Club, through May 31.
Ripple River Gallery
"Vanishing Landscape," 24 regional artists, through April 22, (218) 678-2575, email@example.com, www.ripplerivergallery.com.
Great River Arts Center
David Rickert Jazz Art Show, April-May.
Government Center Gallery
Drawings by Christopher Zlatic, ongoing, (320) 632-0960, www.greatart.org.
Mille Lacs Indian
Museum and Trading Post
12 miles north of Onamia
On Highway 169
"Artworks of Jon Greene," noon-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays in April, $7 (adults), $6 (seniors and college students), $4 (ages 6-17), free (children younger than 5 and MHS members), (320) 532-3632.
Out of town
"The Glass Menagerie"
Various times through March 25, Guthrie Theater, $22-$52, (612) 377-2224, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
The Merchant of Venice"
Directed by Joe Dowling, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, and various matinees TBA, through May 6, Guthrie Theater, $22-$52, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg
7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Northrop Auditorium, $80-$270 (Northrop Dance Season tickets).
"RACE: Are We So
Through May 6, Science Museum of Minnesota, $6.50-$9.50, (651) 221-9444, www.smm.org.
Giant-screen film festival, Friday-April 15, Science Museum of Minnesota, $6-$7.50, (651) 221-9444, www.smm.org. Films include "Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees," "Hurricane on the Bayou," "Wildfire: Feel the Heat," "NASCAR: The IMAX Experience," "Vikings: Journey to New Worlds" and "Australia: Land Beyond Time."
Minnesota Folk Alliance
St. Patrick's Day Ceili Dance
7 p.m. Saturday, CSPS Hall, 383 Michigan Ave., www.mnfolkarts.org, (651) 357-0400.
"Over the Tavern"
Comedy presented by Old Log Theater, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays through May 27, Excelsior Playhouse, $18.50-$30, (952) 474-5951, www.oldlog.com.
Dick Kimmel and Adam Granger
Bluegrass, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sawmill Inn, $10 (day of show), $8 (in advance), free (12 and younger), (800) 635-3037, www.minnesotabluegrass.org.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Cultural Center
Calvin deRuyter, watercolors, through March 24.
Dick Kimmel and Adam Granger, bluegrass, 8 p.m. Saturday, $5-$12.
Celtic music, 8 p.m. Sunday, Oak Center General Store, $15, www.oakcentergeneralstore.com.
7 p.m. Thursdays, Yesterday's Gone, $5 entry fee, 824-2050.
Sushi Sake Samurai Saturday
5-7 p.m. Saturdays, Eclectic Cafe. Featuring sushi and sake for $1 each and samurai films.
Central Lakes College
Rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays, music room, 855-8215, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practices, 7 p.m. Mondays, First Congregational Church. New members and audiences welcome. If interested, call Dick Jensen at 829-9663 or Yibby Knudsen at 829-1214.
Brainerd Writers' Alliance meeting
10 a.m.-1 p.m., third Saturday of every month, Central Lakes College cafeteria, $10 annual membership dues, 825-0461, www.brainerdwriters.org.
Cuyuna Range Community Band
Practice, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Aitkin High School band room, (218) 546-7402.
1 p.m. Sundays through April 29, American Legion, $3 entry fee, 100 percent payout, (218) 682-3335.
"Guitar Hero" contest
10 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays, Paul Bunyan Bowl, free, registration starts at 8 p.m., bring your own guitar, 829-3150.
"Feast of the Eastertide"
Crosby-Ironton High School choirs host a five-course dinner with music, jesting and a play in the style of Old England. 5 p.m. March 31 and April 1, commons, C-I High School, $18, doors open at 3:30 p.m., tickets on sale March 7-21 at C-I choir room, (218) 545-8800 ext. 6811.
Prairie Point Quilters meeting
7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, First Lutheran Church, (320) 632-4254 or 825-9345.
25th annual Festival of the Arts
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Pequot Lakes School gymnasium, (218) 568-9252. Featuring performances and art exhibits.
"Ojibwe Life," presented by Larry Aitken, noon Thursday, Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College, free.
Beginner wood carving class
9 a.m.-noon third Saturday of the month and 6-9 p.m. third Wednesday of the month, Franklin Arts Center Woodworking Shop.
Jaques Art Center workshops
KidsPlus after school art program, 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 29, free.
Fly tying group, led by Tom Jones, 7 p.m. Thursdays, (218) 927-2363.
Sunday Painters, led by Carolyn Parson,12:30 p.m. Sundays, (218) 927-2363.
Weaver's Club, 1 p.m. first Saturday of the month, (218) 927-2363.
Washi egg class, taugt by Nancy Tetrick and Judy Mans, 1-3 p.m. March 25, $15, register by March 16, (218) 927-2363.
Calligraphy study group
5-7 p.m. first Monday of the month, 9-11 a.m. fourth Wednesday of the month, Jaques Art Center, (218) 927-2363, www.aitkinbeanery.com, www.northernlightswine.com.
11 a.m.-noon Thursday, Teashoppe Gallery, $5, limited to eight people, call 828-4336 for reservations.
Unlimited Learning series
"Stars and Planets," presented by Brian Wallace, 9:15 a.m. Friday and March 30, Forestview Middle School Planetarium, $12 (members), $15 (non-members), register in advance at (218) 546-5036, class size limited to 40.
Forest Road Art Studio class
Drawing, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, $4, (218) 534-4936.
Ripple River Gallery workshops
Spoon carving, taught by Frank Foltz, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 24, $60, (218) 678-2575, email@example.com, www.spoonsofwood.com.
Great River Arts Center classes
Ceramics Open Studio, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, $5 (GRAA members), $8 (non-members).
Drawing Discovery Book Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m. first Thursday of the month, free, (320) 616-5421, www.greatart.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throwing Pottery 2, taught by Susan Beyer, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and March 22, $80 (GRAA members), $90 (non-members), (320) 616-5421, www.greatart.org.
Throwing and Altering (Advanced) Pottery, taught by Susan Beyer, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, $80 (GRAA members), $90 (non-members), $10 clay fee, (320) 616-5421, www.greatart.org.
Painting II, taught by David Rickert, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday and March 24 and 31, $75 (GRAA members), $85 (non-members), (320) 616-5421, www.greatart.org.
Contemporary Fiction Book Club
7 p.m. third Tuesday of the month through May, Bookin' It, (320) 616-5580, www.bookinitontheweb.com.
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