For week of May 1-7; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Corey Stevens (blues) with opening act Scooter and the Kickstands, 9:15 p.m. today, $10
32 Below, Fri-Sat
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist (soothing jazz), Fri 5-8 p.m.
Muddy Water, Fri-Sat
Iron Rail Saloon
Preston & Paulzine, Thu
Jester's Quest, Fri-Sat
Wayne Renn, Sun, Wed
Blues Train (blues) Sun, 7-11 p.m.
Reeling in the Years, Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Baby Grand, Fri-Sat
The Blue Goose
Midnight Highway (variety), Fri-Sat
Steve Anderson (variety), Thu-Sun
West Side Bar
Free Ride, Thu-Sat
Bluegrass jams on first, third and fifth Thursdays of each month at Coco Moon in downtown Brainerd, starting at 6:30 p.m.
'The Shadow Box'
Presented by Central Lakes College Theatre, 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dryden Theater, $5 public, free for CLC students, 800-933-0346.
Brainerd High School bands in concert, 7:30 p.m. today, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, $3 for adults, $1 for students.
'Wiley and the Hairy Man'
Central Lakes College Reader's Theatre, 10 a.m. Saturday, Dryden Theatre, $2, 855-8202.
Students of Helen C. Anderson, 5 p.m. Sunday, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 18th Ave. N.E., free.
Latin dancing demonstration
Michelle and Oscar Gonzalez of Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, CLC cafeteria.
U.S. Air Force Heartland
of America Band
7 p.m. Monday, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, sold out.
Presented by Central Lakes College, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School.
Central Lakes College students, 3 p.m. May 10, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School.
Jazz & Community
7:30 p.m. May 13, Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College, $3 adults, free for CLC students and children 12 and under.
Great River Strings
7:30 p.m. Sunday, St. James Catholic Church.
Mass Band Concert
Crosby-Ironton School Instrumental Music Department, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Woock Gym.
Great River Strings
2 p.m. Sunday, Evangelical Free Church.
Great River Strings
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Cascade United Methodist Church.
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.
Spring dance recital
7 p.m. May 8, Charles Martin Auditorium, Little Falls Community High School.
The New String Ensemble and Beginning String Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. May 9, Sacred Heart Chapel on the Franciscan Sisters Campus.
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.
Spring band concert
Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz I, 7:30 p.m. May 19, Little Falls High School, free.
'Joseph and the Amazing
Performed by the Jubilation Youth Choir of Bloomington, 7 p.m. Saturday, Lutheran Church of the Cross Celebration Center, freewill offering.
Grassroots Concert Series
Priscilla Herdman, 7:30 p.m. May 9, Nisswa Community Center, $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under. Food shelf donations welcome.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
American Indian Powwow and Arts & Crafts Show, Sunday, 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.
Comedian Jay Leno, 7 and 9 p.m. May 28, $35 and $45 at (651) 989-5151.
Stand Your Ground
Men's quartet from Crown College, 9 a.m. Sunday, Grace Methodist Church, www.standyourground.net.
Pioneer Elementary School play, 9:45 a.m. today, 7:30 p.m. Friday, school gym, free, (320) 468-2591.
Axel & the Wheels
Country music, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, Pierz Ballroom, $5, proceeds go to Humane Society.
Fine arts festival
Monday, Pine River Elementary School Performance Gym, (218) 587-4000.
'Fiddler on the Roof'
Performed by students at Pine River-Backus High School, May 15-18, (218) 587-4000.
Fine arts concert
Pine River-Backus High School Band and Choir, 7 p.m. May 27.
Staples Area Men's Chorus 26th annual dinner concert, 6 p.m. Sunday, T Maxwell's Restaurant, (218) 894-3742.
Brainerd City Hall
Fifth and Laurel streets
Art by Virginia MacArthur and Phyllis Frankum, through June.
Central Lakes College
Evelyn Matthies mixed media exhibit, "Retro, Etc.," CLC Gallery, through May 16.
Amateur photo exhibit "Water, Water Everywhere," through May 9, outside library.
The Crossing Arts Center
617 Laurel St.
Carol Hanson's Hand Dyed and Printed Fabrics Exhibition, through June 6.
Kid's art exhibition, starting May 20.
712 Washington Street
John Thomas Proctor, exhibit, through Monday.
Brainerd Public Library
Artwork by Helen Smith and Irene Donahue, sponsored by Encore Arts Association, through July 3.
Jaques Art Center
Student Art Exhibit, through May 24.
Native American Art Exhibit, May 30-July 26.
Ripple River Gallery
Cyrus Swann, clay artist, and Marlon Davidson & Don Knudson, mixed media, through May 11.
Garrison Art Show & 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," charcoal and graphite drawings, through Friday, free.
"Simply Nature" by Mary Tuomi, today-May 31.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"Inspirational Sights" by Deb Vander Eyk, today-May 31.
Charles A. Weyerhauser
Morrison County Historical Society Quilt Show, Friday-Sunday.
Rolling Plains Art Gallery
"The Art of Today: Artists from Minnesota and North Dakota," touring exhibit, May 13-19.
Out of town
May Day Parade and Festival
Presented by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, 1 p.m. Sunday, 26th Street and Bloomington Avenue.
Presented by Children's Theatre Co., promenade style, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays May 9-24, Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., $7 teens, $12 adults, (612) 874-0400, www.childrenstheatre.org.
Art festival featuring the works of more than 300 artists in and around the Northeast Arts District, 6-9 p.m. May 16, noon-8 p.m. May 17, noon-5 p.m. May 18. For more information, call (612) 788-1679.
Thomas the Tank Engine visits, today-Sunday, (651) 228-0263, www.mtmuseum.org.
Dave Rogers' "Big Bugs" exhibit, Saturday-Sept. 28; grand opening May 17. Gate admission $7.
"Cantus," choral concert featuring "Casey at the Bat" and "Suite from the Lord of the Rings," 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's University. Call (320) 363-3577 for tickets and information.
Grand Casino Hinckley
Events & Convention Center
Country musicians Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart perform at 8 p.m. May 17 at outdoor amphitheater. The show will open with a fireworks display. Tickets are $25, $32 and $39 and available at the Grand Casino Hinckley and Grand Casino Mille Lacs box offices, or through Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151.
Shooting Star Casino
Tracy Byrd, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, $7-$22, 1-800-313-7469, www.starcasino.com.
NEW YORK MILLS
Art de Cielo featuring handmade kites by Twin Cities artist JoAnn Weber, through May 10.
Library speaker series
Lauren Nickisch will talk about her play, "Hephzebeth, Woman of Iron," 7 p.m. today, Brainerd Public Library as part of library's First Thursdays Speaker Series, free.
Arts and Crafts Show
More than 150 exhibitors, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 10, Brainerd High School, free admission.
Arts & Crafts Fair
and Women's Expo
Art vendors and learning sessions, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Hallett Community Center, free admission, (218) 546-2616.
Spring gymnastics recital
7 p.m. Wednesday, 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.
The FlipSide: Second Saturdays
Art workshop for kids, 10 a.m.-noon second Saturday of the month, Crossing Fine Arts Center, $5 per child (non-members), $3 per child (members), limited to first 20 registrants, 828-5372.
'How to Audition
Theater audition class with Lauren Nickisch and Nancy Waller, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Crossing Fine Arts Center, $30, $5 discount for Crossing members, 828-5372.
Make Mother a Card
Class, 11 a.m. May 10, Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center, $1.50 admission.
The FlipSide: Printmaking
Ages 3-5, with Wendy Olson, 10 a.m.-noon May 10, Crossing Fine Arts Center, $5 per child (non-members), $3 per child (members), limited to first 20 registrants, 828-5372.
for Surface Design
Stamp, stencil and silkscreen, with Carol Hanson, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 17, Crossing Fine Arts Center, $40 plus approximately $25 material fee.
Charles Kapsner, "Drawing with the Masters," 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Friday, Arts Center, Little Falls. Call 632-0960.
Mille Lacs Indian Museum
Loom design workshop, noon-4 p.m. May 10, $25 general public, $20 Minnesota Historical Society members.
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