For week of April 17-23; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Ded Walleye (rock), today
Snidley Whiplash, Fri-Sat
Muddy Water (variety), Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Free Ride (variety), today-Sun
The Choppers, Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Icebreaker (classic rock), Fri-Sat
24seven (variety), Fri-Sat
The Blue Goose
Silent Partner (rock), Fri-Sat
Steve Anderson (variety), today-Sun, Wed
West Side Bar
Dandy Brook, today-Sun
Bluegrass jams on first, third and fifth Thursdays of each month at Coco Moon in downtown Brainerd, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Junior high show
Eighth- and ninth-graders at Franklin Junior High School and Mississippi Horizons in Brainerd will perform "Wonderland," 8 p.m. April 24 and 25, Franklin auditorium, $4 for adults, $1 for students, free for children 5 and under at the door.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra's spring concert, "New Voices," 7:30 p.m. April 26, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle 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.
'The Shadow Box'
Presented by Central Lakes College Theatre, 7:30 p.m. April 24-26 and May 1-3, 2 p.m. April 27 and May 4, Dryden Theater. Call 800-933-0346 for more information.
Barbary Coast Dixieland Band
Lakes Area Concert Association members only, 7:30 p.m. April 25, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School. Memberships for next season available before the show.
Blues singer with his band, May 1, Blue Ox Bar, $10.
Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers
Presented by Central Lakes College, 7:30 p.m. May 6, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School.
Jazz & Community Band
7:30 p.m. May 13, Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra's spring concert "New Voices," 7:30 p.m. April 24, Aitkin High School auditorium, 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.
"It's Saturday!," presented by sixth-grade students at Rippleside Elementary School, 1:30 p.m. April 25, Rippleside new gymnasium, free.
Spring Keyboard Festival
& Honors Concert
Area piano students, 2 p.m. April 26, Room 242, St. Francis Music Center, Little Falls.
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.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra's spring concert "New Voices," 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.
Spring choral concert
7:30 p.m. May 12, Little Falls High School, free.
7 p.m. May 16, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 17, 1 p.m. May 18, St. Francis Music Center.
Bluegrass and gospel show
The Lonesome Tradition and the Platte Valley Boys, 7 p.m. April 26, Lutheran Church of the Cross, $10 in advance, $12 at the door, tickets at Lakes Music in Pequot Lakes, (218) 568-7366.
Grassroots Concert series
Priscilla Herdman, 7:30 p.m. May 9, Nisswa Community Center, $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, food shelf donations welcome.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Country singers Mel Tillis and daughter Pam Tillis, 5 and 8 p.m. April 26, $35 and $28 at (651) 989-5151.
American Indian Powwow and Arts & Crafts Show, May 4, free.
American Indian Dance Theatre, 8 p.m. May 9, $10 at (651) 989-5151.
Country singer Lorrie Church, dinner theater concert, 7 p.m. May 14, $25 at (651) 989-5151.
Mass choir concert
Hosted by Pequot Lakes School, 7 p.m. April 24, free.
The Teddy Bear Band
2 p.m. April 27, Pequot Lakes School Auditorium, $7 for adults, $4 for children up to age 12, call (218) 568-9200.
Fine Arts Festival
May 5, Pine River Elementary School performance gym, call (218) 587-4000 for more information.
'Fiddler on the Roof'
Performed by students at Pine River-Backus High School, May 15-18, call (218) 587-4000 for more information.
'The Wizard of Oz'
The Madhatters, Inc. present "The Wizard of Oz," April 24-27, Wadena Memorial Auditorium, tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $6 for children 12 and under, contact Don Hoffman at (218) 631-3129 for more information.
Brainerd City Hall
Fifth and Laurel streets
Oil paintings and watercolors exhibit by Irene Schalow.
Central Lakes College Gallery
Evelyn Matthies mixed media display, "Retro, Etc.," through May 16; artist's reception, 5-7 p.m. April 24, CLC library. At 6 p.m. a buffet will be served. For $10, patrons will have a chance to win a Matthies work.
The Crossing Arts Center
617 Laurel St.
Carol Hanson's Hand Dyed and Printed Fabrics Exhibition, May 1-June 6.
712 Washington Street
John Thomas Proctor exhibit, through May 5.
Brainerd Public Library
Artwork by Helen Smith and Irene Donahue, sponsored by Encore Arts Association, through July 3.
Mary Tuomi, watercolor exhibit, through April 25.
Jaques Art Center
Art exhibit by Karlyn Holman, through Saturday.
Student Art Exhibit, April 25-May 24.
Ripple River Gallery
Cyrus Swann, clay artist, and Marlon Davidson and Don Knudson, mixed media, through May 11; reception 5-8 p.m. Saturday.
Garrison Art Show and Sale, May 25, contact Anne Manly at (320) 692-4060 or Haddie Hadachek at (218) 764-3296.
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.
"Simply Nature" by Mary Tuomi, May 1-31.
Family Medical Center Gallery
Student Voices exhibit by student artists from Pierz, Royalton, Swanville and Upsala, through April, free.
"Inspirational Sights" by Deb Vander Eyk, May 1-31.
Charles A. Weyerhauser
Morrison County Historical Society Quilt Show, May 2-4.
Central Lakes College
Photo exhibit from the Photo Imaging Education Association, through April 18.
Out of town
The Children's Theatre Co.
2400 Third Ave. S.
"Korczak's Children," through Saturday, $9-$22 for children, senior citizens and students, $15-$28 for adults, call (612) 874-0400 or go to www.childrenstheatre.org for tickets.
May Day Parade and Festival
Presented by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, 1 p.m. May 4, 26th Street and Bloomington Avenue.
Xcel Energy Center
Elton John and Billy Joel, 7:30 p.m. today, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Dave Rogers' "Big Bugs" exhibit, May 3-Sept. 28; grand opening May 17. Gate admission $7.
Elton John and Billy Joel in concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, (701) 235-7171 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Grand Casino Hinckley
Events & Convention Center
Country musicians Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart, 8 p.m. May 17, outdoor amphitheater. The show will open with a fireworks display. Tickets are $25, $32 and $39 at the Grand Casino Hinckley and Grand Casino Mille Lacs box offices, or through Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Cultural Center Gallery
Grade 4-6 Regional Art Exhibit, through April 26; reception 1-3 p.m. Saturday.
Art de Cielo featuring handmade kites by Twin Cities artist JoAnn Weber, through May 10.
Easter Fun Day
Easter egg hunt and decorating, 11 a.m. Saturday, Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center, $2.
Make Mother a Card
Class, 11 a.m. May 10, Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center, $1.50 admission.
"Mayan Culture," presented by Rolf Westgard, 1:30 p.m. April 24, Hallett Community Center, $5.
Author Monica Ferns, April 26, Linden Hills and Bookin' It in Little Falls. Morning tea, 10 a.m., $35. Afternoon tea and Overnight, 1 p.m., $99.95. Includes tours of both mansions, tea, book, etc. Call (320) 616-5581.
Spring gymnastics recital
7 p.m. May 7, Little Falls High School, free.
Spring dance recital
7 p.m. May 8, Little Falls High School, free.
Used book sale
May 8-10, Carnegie Library, free.
Stories with Joan
Story readings for kids ages 3-5, 12:30 p.m. May 12, Carnegie Library, free.
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