For week of April 1-7; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Power Play, Thu
Lemon Trophy, Fri-Sat
Ded Walleye, Mon-Wed
Kenny Jake, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Fri
Eagle River, Thu-Sat
Tom Erickson (bluegrass/folk), 8-10 p.m. Fri
Prime Time Charlie's
Baby Grand, Fri-Sat
The Blue Goose
Kevin Atwater, Fri-Sat
Steve Anderson, Fri-Sun
6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15 and 29, Coco Moon, free.
Bluegrass/folk music, 8-10 p.m. Friday, Coco Moon, free.
Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota
"Requiem," 7:30 p.m. April 17, St. Andrew's Catholic Church, $8 (adults), $5 (students and seniors) at The Brainerd Dispatch, Bridge of Harmony and Music General in Brainerd, Lakes Music in Pequot Lakes, First Integrity Bank in Staples, at the door, 1-888-899-6034.
"The Emperor's New Clothes"
Children's play, April 19-30, Central Lakes College.
Butch Thompson's Big Three
Piano, trumpet, banjo and vocals, 7:30 p.m. April 20, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, presented by Lakes Area Concert Association, $28 (season membership), $10 (student season membership), $70 (family season membership), 829-3379.
7:30 p.m. April 22-24, April 29-May 1, 2 p.m. April 25 and May 2, Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College.
"Invitation to the Dance," presented by Heartland Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. April 24, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, $12-$35, 1-800-826-1997.
Aitkin High School musical, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Aitkin High School auditorium.
"Feast of Eastertide"
Featuring Crosby-Ironton High School A Cappella Choir and Chamber Singers, five-course dinner and play, 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, C-I High School commons, hors d'oeuvres served at 3:30 p.m., (218) 545-8800, extension 6811.
"Alladin and His Magic Lamp"
Presented by Prairie Fire Theatre and Emily Charter School, 6:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Emily Charter School, $3 (adults), $1 (students).
"A Night of a Thousand Laughs:
A Benefit for Pat Schommer"
8 p.m. Friday, Charles D. Martin Auditorium, Little Falls Community High School, $10 donation, proceeds go to Pat Schommer Benefit Fund, refreshments and desserts after show.
Grassroots Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nisswa Community Center, $10, 963-2976, www.grassrootsconcerts.org, doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Grassroots Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. April 23, Nisswa Community Center, $10 (adults), $5 (children), 963-2976, www.grassrootsconcerts.org, doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Events & Convention Center
Creedence Clearwater Revisited, 7:30 p.m. April 8-9, $25 and $32, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Mel McDaniel, Janie Fricke, Gene Watson and Tommy Cash, 5 and 8:30 p.m. April 24, $17 and $24, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
"Invitation to the Dance," presented by Heartland Symphony Orchestra, 2:30 p.m. April 25, high school auditorium, $12-$35, 1-800-826-1997.
"West Side Story"
Presented by Pine River-Backus Drama Department, time TBA April 23-25, PR-B High School Auditorium, $5 (adults), $3 (students and seniors), (218) 587-8057.
Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota
"Requiem," 8 p.m. April 16, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, $8 (adults), $5 (students and seniors) at The Brainerd Dispatch, Bridge of Harmony and Music General in Brainerd, Lakes Music in Pequot Lakes, First Integrity Bank in Staples, at the door, 1-888-899-6034.
The Country Review dinner show
Variety show, 1 and 6:30 p.m. April 23, T Maxwell's, $15.50 (matinee), $19.95 (evening), (218) 894-4000.
Presented by Madhatters Community Theatre, April 15-18, Wadena Memorial Auditorium.
Red, Hot & Blue
Vocal and Dance Review 1900-2000, 7:30 p.m. April 27, Wadena Area Concert Association, Wadena Auditorium, (218) 631-2678.
Brainerd City Hall
Fifth and Laurel
Helen Smith, watercolors, through Aug. 5.
712 Washington St.
"A Tribute to Charles Fields Sr." by Jenny Petersen, through April 28; reception 2-4 p.m. Saturday.
Brainerd Public Library
Adrien Town, impressionist paintings, through April 8.
Bill Grange, handcrafted muskie fishing lures, through April 15.
Central Lakes College gallery
"Picturing IV: On a Ray of Light," display and sale, April 13-23.
"Fire!" amateur photography contest winners, April 20-30.
Ripple River Gallery
South of Deerwood
David Norstad, "Saints Preserve Us!" mixed media, through May 2.
Great River Arts Center Gallery
Judy Pearson Uebelacker, "Mindscapes," paintings, through April.
40th annual Staples Rotary Arts
and Crafts Show
6-9 p.m. April 22-23, noon-8 p.m. April 24, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 25, Centennial Auditorium lobby.
Out of town
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
"Beauty, Honor and Tradition: The Legacy of Plains Indian Shirts," through May 16.
Friday, Historic Orpheum Theatre, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
"Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West"
Omnitheater film, through spring, Science Museum of Minnesota, $7 (adults), $5 (ages 4-12 and seniors), (651) 221-9444.
Six films, various times, through April 18, Science Museum of Minnesota, $7 (adults), $5 (ages 4-12 and seniors), (651) 221-9444, www.smm.org.
Garrison Keillor & Prairie Home Companion
Saturdays through April 17, May 8 and 15, Fitzgerald Theater, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
April 18, Xcel Energy Center, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Glenn Miller Orchestra
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Historic Holmes Theatre, $12-$15 (adults), $6-$7.50 (students), (218) 844-SHOW.
Grand Casino Hinckley
Events & Convention
Randy Travis, 5 and 7:30 p.m. April 18, $35, (651) 989-5151, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Cultural Center
"The Softer Side of Art," through Saturday, main gallery.
Images of Finland by Kuvaraito, through April, Second Story Gallery.
Larry Long, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m. April 16, $10 (public), $8 (members), $5 (students).
Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota
"Requiem," 3 p.m. April 18, Salem Lutheran Church, $8 (adults), $5 (students and seniors) at The Brainerd Dispatch, Bridge of Harmony and Music General in Brainerd, Lakes Music in Pequot Lakes, First Integrity Bank in Staples, Salem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud, at the door, 1-888-899-6034.
Diane Glancy, author of "Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea," 7 p.m. Thursday, Brainerd Public Library, free, 829-5574.
Heartland Poets meeting
6 p.m. Friday, Brainerd Public Library, free, 829-5402.
Venezuela, Gary Payne, noon April 15, Room E354, Central Lakes College, free.
Unlimited Learning series
"Lake Country Journal: View from Both Sides of the Desk," 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hallett Community Center, $6.
"Landscaping for Wildlife," 1:30 p.m. April 20, Hallett Community Center, $6.
Terry Dean Ruschmeyer, author of "Winning in an Unfair World," 6 p.m. April 27, Hallett Memorial Library.
Featuring Central Minnesota piano students, April 23-24, St. Francis Music Center, (320) 632-0637.
"Meet the Author" series
Henry Oertelt, author of "An Unbroken Chain: My Journey through the Nazi Holocaust," 7 p.m. April 14, The Warehouse, free.
World Champions of Poker Tournament
Time TBA April 25, Northern Lights Casino, (800) 252-7519.
Rehearses 7 p.m. Mondays, music room, Central Lakes College.
With Michelle Pfeiffer, ages under 3, 10 a.m.-noon April 10, Crossing Arts Center, $8 per child (non-members), $3 per child (members), limited to first 20 registrants, 828-5372.
Earthenware Mask Making
With instructor Haddie Hadachek, 1-4 p.m. April 10 and 24, $65, Black Bear Pottery, class size limit of five, gain ideas, demonstrations and hands-on opportunity for making three dimensional clay masks, tools are provided and masks will be fired by Black Bear Pottery, bring hand towel, pay $10 material fee at the first session, 833-0416.
"Picturing IV: On a Ray of Light"
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 17, Central Lakes College, $5 (public), free (students).
Home Landscaping Course
10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 24, Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center, call 829-9620 to register, class size limited.
Voice Classes for Children
Ages 6-9, instructor Danna Pantzke, various times and dates, (320) 632-0637.
Beginning string ensemble
Meets 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays, St. Francis Music Center, all skill levels, (320) 632-0637.
Meets 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Francis Music Center, all skill levels, (320) 632-0637.
Meets 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the St. Francis Music Center, open to anyone who plays a band instrument, all skill levels, (320) 632-0637.
5-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, Mille Lacs Band District I Community Center, Vineland, free, for information call Rick Anderson at (320) 532-8847.
Mille Lacs Indian Museum
12 miles north of Onamia
On Highway 169
Ojibwe Roach Headdress Workshop, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, $40 (public), $35 (Minnesota Historical Society members), $20 (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe members), $30 supply fee, (320) 532-3632.
Ojibwe language classes, 3-5 p.m. Fridays through April 23, $3 (public), $1 (Minnesota Historical Society members), free (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe members), (320) 532-3632.
Sewing and beading circle, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, noon-3 p.m. Saturdays through April 24, $3 (public), $1 (Minnesota Historical Society members), free (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe members), (320) 532-3632.
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