For week of March 27-April 2; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blues Train (blues), Fri
Blue Ox Bar
Killer Hayseeds (rock) Thur
Starlust (rock) Fri-Sat
Itis (rock) Mon-Wed
Tim, Mike and Harry, Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
The Dweebs, Thurs
Shane Allen Fri-Sat
Blues Train (blues), Sun
Magic Tom, Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Baby Grand, Fri-Sat
Workin' Man, Sat
The Blue Goose
Diamond River, Fri-Sat
Steve Anderson (variety) Thur-Sun, Wed
West Side Bar
Houston Steele, Thur-Sat
Central Lakes Music Festival beginning noon Friday, Little Falls High School, featuring choirs, orchestras and bands from Brainerd, Little Falls, Alexandria, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud Apollo, St. Cloud Tech and Rocori high schools, free; Honors Concert, 7 p.m. Friday, Little Falls High School gym, $3 for adults, $1 for students.
Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota's spring concert, "There is Sweet Music Here," 3 p.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Chapel of the Franciscan Sisters Convent, Little Falls, freewill offering; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 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. Sunday, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, freewill offering.
Aitkin High School students will perform musical "42nd Street," 2 p.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. April 3-5, Aitkin High School, reserved tickets available at district office, (218) 927-2115.
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.
Open Mic Night
Great River Arts Association will host Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m. April 3, Great River Arts Center, downtown Little Falls, free, performers should arrive to sign up at 7 p.m.
Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts presents "Guthrie on Tour -- The Stuff of Dreams," 7:30 p.m. April 4, Pequot Lakes School Auditorium, $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (60+), $7.50 for students 18 and under at Pequot Lakes Community Education, (218) 568-9200 or at the door.
Minnesota Fine Arts Festival grand concert featuring musicians and singers from 15 colleges, 5 p.m. April 4, Breezy Point Resort Convention Center, free.
Great River Arts Association
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 at (320) 632-0960 or www.greatart.org.
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.
Potato Bake Concert
Central Minnesota Boys' Choir will perform annual Potato Bake Concert, April 6, United Methodist Church, Staples, concert will follow 5:30 p.m. baked potato supper, $6 at the door.
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.
Greg Brown, 7:30 p.m. April 11, Pequot Lakes School auditorium, $15 all seats, doors open at 6:30 p.m., bring donations for food shelf.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra's spring concerts, "New Voices," 7:30 p.m. April 24, Aitkin High School auditorium; 7:30 p.m. April 26, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd; 2:30 p.m. April 27, Charles Martin Auditorium, Little Falls Community High School, tickets at the Aitkin Independent Age, The Brainerd Dispatch, Bridge of Harmony of Brainerd, Bookin' It Bookstore and the Great River Arts Association in Little Falls.
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
712 Washington St.
"Home is Where the Art Is" exhibit by Maria Thompson Seep, through Monday.
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.
Central Lakes College Gallery
Evelyn Matthies mixed media display, "Retro, Etc.," Tuesday-May 16; artist's reception, 5-7 p.m. April 24.
Ripple River Gallery
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, through 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.
NEW YORK MILLS
New York Mills Regional
Cultural Center Gallery
"Kuvaraito" photo exhibit by photojournalist Unto Jarvinen, through Saturday.
"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 Saturday.
Art de Cielo featuring handmade kites by Twin Cities artist JoAnn Weber, April 1-May 10.
Kindergarten through third-grade regional art exhibit featuring works by students in Sebeka, New York Mills, Wadena, Menahga, Henning, Verndale, Bertha, Perham and Frazee, April 1-12.
Out of town
The Children's Theatre Co.
2400 Third Ave. S.
"Korczak's Children," through 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
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.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Cultural Center
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.
Henry Oertelt, author of "An Unbroken Chain: My Journey Through the Nazi Holocaust," will speak at First Thursdays Speaker Series, 7 p.m. April 3, Brainerd Public Library, 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.
Brainerd author Wendy Rosnau will sign copies of her book, 7 p.m. April 8, Hallett Memorial Library meeting room, Crosby.
Bluegrass jams on first, third and fifth Thursdays of each month at Coco Moon in downtown Brainerd, starting at 6:30 p.m.
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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