For week of March 20-26; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Ded Walleye (rock) Thur-Sat
24-Seven (rock) Mon-Tues
Renee Austin (rock) Wed
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist (soothing jazz) Thur, 5-8 p.m.
Preston and Paulzine, Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Wayne Renn, Thurs-Sun
Jenny Case, Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
The Blue Goose
Ivory Kins, Fri-Sat
Steve Anderson (variety) Thur-Sun, Wed
West Side Bar
Joy Ride, Thur-Sat
Pillager School junior and senior high bands and choirs, Music in Our Schools Month concerts, today, Pillager School Performance Center, 6:30 p.m. junior high concert with no admission charge, 7:30 p.m. senior high concert with admission charge.
Lake Region play
Lake Region Christian School students will present "Switching Principals," 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Lake Region Christian School, $10 per person, call 828-1226.
The Impart Players will present "Reunion Revenge," mystery dinner theater, 6 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. dinner, Friday, Antler's Restaurant, Breezy Point, $79 per couple at (218) 562-7162.
Cafe Accordion Orchestra with Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Pequot Lakes School auditorium, doors open at 6:30 p.m., $10 all seats at the door, bring donations for food shelf; Greg Brown, 7:30 p.m. April 11, Pequot Lakes School auditorium, $15 all seats.
Great River Arts Association
Lucy Webster in Great River Arts Association concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Great River Arts Center, Little Falls, $10 for adults, $8 for students/senior citizens and $5 for children under 12 at (320) 632-0960 or www.greatart.org; Barb Ryman, 7:30 p.m. April 4, Great River Arts Center, Little Falls, $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, $3 for children under 12.
CLC Readers Theatre
Central Lakes College Readers Theatre class will present "Spoon River Anthology," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Bob Dryden Theatre, Brainerd campus, $2, free for CLC students.
Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota's spring concert, "There is Sweet Music Here," 3 p.m. March 29, Sacred Heart Chapel of the Franciscan Sisters Convent, Little Falls, freewill offering; 7:30 p.m. March 29, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students at The Brainerd Dispatch, Crossing Arts Center, Bridge of Harmony or from any chorale member; 3 p.m. March 30, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, freewill offering.
Aitkin High School students will perform musical "42nd Street," 2 p.m. April 2, 7:30 p.m. April 3-5, Aitkin High School, reserved tickets available Wednesday at district office, (218) 927-2115.
Minnesota Fine Arts Festival grand concert featuring musicians and singers from 15 colleges, 5 p.m. April 4, Breezy Point Resort Convention Center, free.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Country music singer Lorrie Morgan, 8 p.m. April 3 and 4, $32 and $25 at (651) 989-5151.
Country singers Mel Tillis and daughter Pam Tillis, 5 and 8 p.m. April 26, $35 and $28 at (651) 989-5151.
Minnesota Bluegrass Old-Time Music Association presents the Berge Family in concert, 8 p.m. April 4, Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center, $8 in advance at Lakes Music in Pequot Lakes and Coco Moon in Brainerd, $10 at the door, free for 5 and under, call 800-635-3037.
Tonic Sol Fa
A cappella group Tonic Sol Fa in concert, 7:30 p.m. April 10, Centennial Auditorium, Staples, $12 for adults, $7 for students, call (218) 894-5416 or 800-213-6877.
Jaques Art Center
Art exhibit by Karlyn Holman, through April 19, downtown Aitkin.
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.
Evelyn Matthies Porthole Gallery
"Home is Where the Art Is" exhibit by Maria Thompson Seep, through March 31.
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.
Painting exhibit by artist Bruce Dunlap, through March.
Great River Arts Center Gallery
Charles Kapsner's "Drawing the Essence" exhibit, featuring 18 charcoal and graphite drawings, Friday-May 2, free.
Morrison County Government Center
Little Falls Public School student show by students in grades K-12, through April, free.
Family Medical Center Gallery
Student Voices exhibit by student artists from Pierz, Royalton, Swanville and Upsala, through April, free.
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New York Mills Regional Cultural
"Kuvaraito" photo exhibit by photojournalist Unto Jarvinen, through March 29.
"Out of the Woods" exhibit by woodcarver Izudin Becic, woodturner Tom Larson and organic collage artist Charlotte Lewis, along with work by Kent Scheer and Iris Watson, through March 29.
Out of town
The Children's Theatre Co.
2400 Third Ave. S.
"Korczak's Children," Friday-April 19, $9-$22 for children, senior citizens and students, $15-$28 for adults, 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.
Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Family Living Expo, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. April 5, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 6, featuring up to 200 exhibitors representing dozens of family-oriented products and services, including travel and home and gardening ideas, $6 at the door, free for children 10 and under.
Xcel Energy Center
Elton John and Billy Joel, 7:30 p.m. April 17, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Tim McGraw and the Dance Hall Doctors, 8 p.m. April 12, $36.50-$61.50, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Grand Casino Hinckley
Events & Convention Center
Comedy team Williams and Ree, known as "The Indian and the White Guy," 4 and 6 p.m. Sunday, $15, (651) 989-5151 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Little River Band, 4 and 7 p.m. April 13, $20, (651) 989-5151 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Elton John and Billy Joel in concert, 7:30 p.m. April 19, (701) 235-7171 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Pearl Jam in concert, 7:30 p.m. June 15, $35 at (701) 235-7171 or www.ticketmaster.com.
"Oklahoma!" will be performed, today-Sunday, call (218) 328-5375.
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Regional Cultural Center
Folk duo Neal and Leandra, 2 p.m. Sunday, $10 for non-cultural center members, $8 for members, $5 for students.
One-woman play "Hephzibeth: Woman of Iron" featuring Lauren Nickisch tells the tale of Hephzibeth Jewett Merritt, pioneer and early settler of Duluth, 8 p.m. Saturday, $10 for non-members, $8 for members, $5 for students, (218) 385-3339.
Minnesota Bluegrass Old-Time Music Association presents the Berge Family in concert, 7:30 p.m. April 5, $8 in advance at Lakes Music in Pequot Lakes and Coco Moon in Brainerd, $10 at the door, free for 5 and under, call 800-635-3037.
Elvis sock hop
Elvis fund-raiser dance to benefit Volunteer Network and Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Brainerd High School cafeteria, $5 in advance or $7 at the door, call 822-4020.
Drum, dance contest
2003 State Drum and Dance Competition, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's East Lake Community Center, McGregor, free.
Children's art fair
Encore Arts Association presents a Children's Art Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 5, Brainerd High School, for preschoolers to fifth-graders.
Bluegrass jams on first, third and fifth Thursdays of each month at Coco Moon in downtown Brainerd, starting at 6:30 p.m.
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