For week of April 5-11; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Itis (rock) Thur-Sat
Magic Box (rock) Mon-Tue
Fail Safe (rock) Wed
Upper South (country rock) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Free Ride (variety) Thur-Sat
Killer Hayseeds (country rock) Wed
Magic Box (rock) Fri
Shaw Brothers (rock) Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Great Outdoors (variety) Fri-Sat
Bar Harbor Supper Club
Steve Anderson (variety) Thur-Sun, Wed
The Blue Goose
Shack Shakers (variety) Fri-Sat
West Side Bar
Led Stetson (country rock) Thur-Sat
Eagle River (variety) Wed
The Nisswa Grille
Diane Saumer & Friends (variety) Sat 6-10 p.m.
Military band concert
Stellar Brass, an Air Force Band of the Rockies brass-percussion ensemble, in concert, 7 p.m. today, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, free admission with a ticket, tickets at The Dispatch.
Hole in the Day Players auditions for the musical "Godspell," 7-9 p.m. today and Friday, Little Falls High School, all ages needed, bring prepared song, (320) 632-9106. Production dates June 28-30 and July 1.
Folk singer Claudia Schmidt in Grassroots Concerts series, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nisswa Community Center, $10 at the gate only; folk singer Peter Mayer scheduled April 20.
On stage at CLC
"Woman in Mind" with guest actor Karen Bohm Barker, 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and April 10-12, 2 p.m. Sunday, John Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College, Brainerd, 855-8199 or 800-933-0346.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra spring concert, "New Voices," featuring youth audition winners, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Pequot Lakes High School auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 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, (320) 632-0960 or 800-826-1997.
Guthrie on Tour
Guthrie Theatre presents "Molly Sweeney," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Centennial Auditorium, Staples, $27 for adults, $24 for students, 894-5416 or 800-213-6877.
CLC Theatre open House
Central Lakes College Theatre, Brainerd, open house for those interested in 2001 summer theatre season, 6 p.m. April 16, Dryden Theatre; auditions for summer season, April 19 and 21.
On stage in Pillager
Pillager Performing Arts presents "Harvey," 7:30 p.m. April 19-21, Pillager High School, $3 for adults, $2 for students, (218) 746-3557.
Aitkin High School Choir presents "The Boy Friend," today-Saturday, high school, call for tickets at 927-2115.
Central Lakes College jazz concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, CLC Staples campus.
Baxter Elementary School spring concert, 1:30, 6:15 and 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Riverside Elementary School, Brainerd, spring concert, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Franklin Junior High School, Brainerd, musical, 8 p.m. April 12.
Harrison Elementary School, Brainerd, music program, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. April 19.
Lincoln Elementary School, Brainerd, music program, 6:30 p.m. April 19.
Jaques Art Center
Staff exhibit featuring works by Ruth Anderson, Celia Doty, Wayne Dickinson and Cherie Holm, through April 24, downtown Aitkin.
Bookin' It Bookstore
Artists of Minnesota traveling "Mini Show" featuring miniature works from artists across the state on exhibit, through April, Bookin' It Bookstore, downtown Little Falls.
Ripple River Gallery
"Inuit Images," featuring lithographs from Canadian Inuits, through May 20; curator tour, 2-4 p.m. April 21; gallery in rural Deerwood open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, 678-2575.
Deadline for entries to 34th annual Central Lakes College photo contest is 9 p.m. April 30, exhibited May 1-11 on Brainerd campus, call Larry Kellerman for contest specifications at 855-8179.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"My World, Near and Far" photo exhibit by Brainerd artist Gary Fitch, through April, downtown Little Falls.
Out of town
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Minnesota Opera presents "The Barber of Seville," through Sunday, with evening and matinee performances, $26-$84; Ordway presents Margaret Edson's "Wit, 1999's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, through Sunday, Fitzgerald Theatre, with evening and matinee performances, $14-$45; (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
"Francis Lee Jaques: Master of Wilderness Art" exhibit, through April; $3.
700 N. First St.
"In the Blood" by Suzan-Lori Parks opens April 25, $22-$26, 877-447-8243.
Hennepin Broadway Series
Historic Orpheum Theatre
National touring production of Elton John and Tim Rice's "AIDA," through April 22, with evening and matinee performances, $22-$65, (612) 673-0404; "Saturday Night Fever" opens May 9.
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 vocalists Elizabeth Norman and Stephen Swanson in "A Requiem for Mankind" concert, 8 p.m. May 5, DECC Center, downtown Duluth, (218) 733-7579.
Guthrie Theatre touring production of "Molly Sweeney," 7:30 p.m. April 19-20, Paramount Theater, downtown, $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, (320) 257-3121.
Bob Cushman, author of "Time Flies Whether You're Having Fun or Not," at Bookin' It Bookstore, downtown Little Falls, 6:30-7:30 p.m. today.
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.
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