For week of March 22-28; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Lost Rider (variety) Fri-Sat
Blue Ox Bar
Avoiding Tom (rock) Thur-Sat
Babylon (rock) Mon-Wed
Deuces Wild (country rock) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Upper South (variety) Thur
The Plow Boyz (country) Fri-Sat
J. Bobby Hamilton (country rock) Wed
Killer Hayseeds (country rock) Fri
Dirty Word (rock) Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Ice Breaker (variety) Fri-Sat
Bar Harbor Supper Club
Bill Shaw (variety) Thur-Sun, Wed
The Blue Goose
To Be Announced Fri-Sat
West Side Bar
Stampede (country rock) Thur
Billy D & the Crystals (variety) Fri
Hit Kickers (rock) Sat
To Be Announced Wed
Whiskey Logic (country rock) Sat
The Nisswa Grille
Diane Saumer & Friends (variety) Sat 6-10 p.m.
Guitarist-songwriter Martin Simpson in Grassroots Concerts series, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Pequot Lakes High School auditorium, $10 at the gate only; folk singer Claudia Schmidt scheduled April 6.
Great River Arts Association's annual fund-raiser "Party for the Arts" art auction and wine tasting, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, The Falls Ballroom, Little Falls, $20, (320) 632-0960.
On stage at CLC
"Woman in Mind" with guest actor Karen Bohm Barker opens April 4 at Central Lakes College, with evening and matinee performances through April 12, 855-8199 or 800-933-0346.
Paul Imholte in Little Falls House Concert series, 7:30 p.m. April 5, Jason's Casual Dining, Little Falls, $7 for adults, $3 for children, (320) 632-0960.
Aitkin High School Choir will present "The Boy Friend," April 5-7, Aitkin High School, call 927-2115 for tickets.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra spring concert, featuring youth audition winners, 7:30 p.m. April 6 in Pequot Lakes High School auditorium and April 7 in Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, and 2:30 p.m. April 8 in Charles Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School, adult tickets $8, adult pair $14, students and senior citizens $5 and a family pass $18 at The Brainerd Dispatch and Bridge of Harmony in Brainerd, the Community Education office in Pequot Lakes, the Great River Arts Association and Bookin' It Bookstore in Little Falls or at the door, or call (320) 632-0960 or 800-826-1997.
Guthrie on tour
Guthrie Theatre presents "Molly Sweeney," 7:30 p.m. April 20, Centennial Auditorium, Staples, $27 for adults, $24 for students, 894-5416 or 800-213-6877.
Morrison County Government Center
Exhibit by Little Falls students, through March, downtown Little Falls, free.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"Our World" photo exhibit by Gary Fitch of Brainerd, through March, downtown Little Falls, free.
Jaques Art Center
Staff exhibit featuring works by Ruth Anderson, Celia Doty, Wayne Dickinson and Cherie Holm, through April 24, downtown Aitkin.
Alec Soth exhibit "From Here to There," through March 28, Central Lakes College, Brainerd campus.
Encore Arts Association
Encore Arts Association is sponsoring an exhibit by Brainerd and Pequot Lakes students at the Brainerd Public Library, and an exhibit by Mississippi Horizons students at Brainerd City Hall.
Out of town
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
"Rent" by Jonathan Larson, today through Saturday, $30-$65, (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.
"Present: On the Road to Bazzano" photo exhibit by JoAnn Verburg, through May 6; "Michael Mazur: A Print Retrospective," Saturday through June 3; "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?" through April 1, $16-$42, 877-447-8243.
600 First Ave. N.
U2 "Elevation Tour 2001," 7:30 p.m. May 1, $46.50-$131.50, call Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151.
Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra featuring guest violinist Juliette Kang in concert, 8 p.m. Saturday, DECC Center, downtown Duluth, (218) 733-7579.
Jaques 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.
Crossing Arts Alliance seeking entries for its Poster of the Year contest, with a "celebration of arts and community" theme, submit to Central Lakes College, Room E-146, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17-20, exhibit of winners at CLC May 5, call 963-7607 or 855-8135 for details and entry forms.
Great American Think-Off
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is looking for entries to its Great American Think-Off annual essay contest, submit 750-word essays on question, "Should assisted suicide be legal?" to P.O. Box 246, New York Mills, MN 56567 by April 2.
"How to Play Piano in Three Hours" workshop by Craig Coffman, 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 4, call Brainerd Community Education for reservation at 828-5372.
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