For week of May 11-17; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Jivin Ivan (variety) Fri-Sat
Blue Ox Bar
Dr. TomKat (rock) Thur-Sat
Magic Box (alternative rock) Sun
Crop Circle (rock) Mon-Wed
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist, (jazz/swing) Fri-Sat 7:30-10 p.m.
Muddy Water (country) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Free Ride (variety) Thur-Sat
Stampede (country) Sun, 8 p.m.-midnight
Upper South (variety) Wed
To Be Announced Fri-Sat
Marina Lounge (Breezy Point Resort)
Tami & the Bachelor (variety) Thur-Sat, Mon-Wed, 8:45 p.m.-1 a.m.
Prime Time Charlie's
Stool Pigeons (rock) Fri-Sat
The White Sidewalls (classic rock) Fri
Big Walter Smith & the Groove Merchants (blues) Sat
The Palmers (variety) Fri-Sat
East Gull Lake
The O'Madden Pub (Madden's Resort)
Donny Vosen (variety) Thur-Sat, Mon-Wed
The Blue Goose
Ice Breaker (rock) Fri-Sat
Bar Harbor Supper Club
Bill Shaw (variety) Thur-Sun, Wed, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
West Side Bar
Smokey Ridge (country) Thur-Sat
Free Ride (country) Wed
Silent Partner (rock) Fri-Sat
Bluegrass Jam Sun, 2-6 p.m.
Lee Bone (R&B) Fri-Sat
Amateur night Tue
American Legion Club
SKATYRS, Sat 9 p.m.
Boys Choir auditions
Auditions for area boys whose voices have not changed, today at Backus Elementary School, May 18 at Staples Elementary School, starting at 6 p.m., call Central Minnesota Boys Choir organizers at 894-1899 for details.
Folk duo Suzzy and Maggie Roche in Grassroots Concerts series, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nisswa Community Center, $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12, tickets available at gate only, call 963-2976.
Washington Middle School sixth-grade choir, 6:30 p.m., and seventh-grade choir, 8 p.m. today, Tornstrom Auditorium.
Spring Choral concert, 7:30 p.m. today, Charles Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School, free.
Crosby-Ironton Drama Club presents "The Wedding from Hell," 8 p.m. today, $5 tickets available at Northwoods Floral in Crosby and Crosby Ironton Floral in Ironton.
Pequot Lakes students perform "Fools," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Pequot Lakes School auditorium, $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens, tickets available at the door half an hour before each show.
Sixth- and Seventh-grade Choir concert, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Little Falls Middle School, free.
Spring Band Concert, with Wind Ensemble and Jazz 1, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Charles Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School, free.
Crosby-Ironton Junior-Senior High School choirs, "Spring Pop" concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mayberry Auditorium, $2 for adults, free for students.
Fine Arts Program, featuring Concert Band, Jazz Band and visual arts by students, 7:30 p.m. May 18, Charles Martin Auditorium and commons area, Little Falls High School.
Brainerd High School orchestras' spring concert , 7:30 p.m. May 23, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School.
House Concert series
Blanche Evridge, country music singer, 7 p.m. May 25, Black and White Hamburger Shop, Little Falls.
Paul Bunyan Playhouse
50th Professional Summer Theatre opens June 14 with "Steel Magnolias" followed by five other productions, season tickets available, call 751-7270.
"Whoop-De-Doo" by over-50 cast of Geritol Frolics, 10 a.m. May 17-19, 3 p.m. May 16-19, 7:30 p.m. May 20, Central Lakes College John Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus, call box office at 855-8199.
Evelyn Matthies Gallery
Mary Louise LaCrosse exhibit through May, 712 Washington St., Brainerd.
Brainerd Public Library
Exhibit by area artists Gail Walsh and Angela Beaumont, through May, sponsored by Encore Arts.
Brainerd City Hall
Encore Art Club presents an exhibit by painter Kathy Porwall through June.
Family Medical Center Gallery
Crafts exhibit by area Girl Scouts through May, 811 S.E. Second St., Little Falls.
Midwest Family Eye Center
Brainerd Art Club presents "Visions and Interpretations" by members through June, 1855 Design Drive, Baxter.
Morrison County Government
"Portraits 2000," a black and white photo exhibit organized by the Lake Country Journal, through May, 213 First Ave., Little Falls.
New York Mills Regional
Regional Art Show through May; artists reception 6-8 p.m. May 20, 385-3339, downtown New York Mills.
CLC Learning Resource Center, Brainerd Campus
33rd annual Central Lakes College Photo Contest exhibit, "Cars," through Friday.
Brainerd Art Club seventh annual Spring Expos opens Saturday, through June 17, Crow Wing County Historical Museum, 320 Laurel St., Brainerd, opening reception noon-3 p.m. Saturday.
Out of town events
Ordway Music Theatre
345 Washington St.
The Minnesota Opera performs "The Marriage of Figaro," May 13-21, with evening and matinee times, $15-$85; "Adventures in Love" musical through May 28, with evening and matinee performances, $30-$40; call (651) 224-4222.
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 W. Seventh St.
Interactive exhibit "Go Figure!" through Sept. 4, Tuesday-Sunday, aimed at connecting math to everyday life for adolescents; call (651) 225-6000.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave.
"Star Wars: The Magic of Myth," a traveling Smithsonian exhibit of items from the film series, through June 4; "Quality Control," an exhibit by four Minnesota artists in various media through June 18; call (612) 870-3000.
725 Vineland Place
Sean O'Casey's "The Plough and the Stars," a story about the struggle for freedom in Ireland, with evening and matinee performances through May 21, $16-$39, call 800-447-8243; "A Midsummer Night's Dream" opens for one week May 18.
700 N. First St.
Warren Leight's 1999 Tony-winning "Side Man" through May 28, with evening and matinee performances, $24-$28, call 800-447-8243.
Historic Orpheum Theatre
"Titanic: A New Musical," the 1997 Tony Award winning musical, May 16-21, with evening and matinee performances, $25-$60, call Ticketmaster at (612) 673-0404.
110 N. 5th St.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy swing performance, 8 p.m. Friday; Cherry Poppin' Daddies, 8 p.m. May 19, with swing dancers Sylvia Skylar and Erick Robison, the 1998 American Lindy Hop champions, $15; call (612) 338-3383.
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
"A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray" through June 25, call (612) 375-7622.
White Bear Lake
Minnesota Watercolor Society's spring exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Saturday, Lake Area Artists' Gallery, 2154 Third St., White Bear Lake, call (612) 934-6007.
913 W. St. Germain
"West Side Story" by County Stearns Theatrical Co., today through May 21, $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $7 for children, call (320) 259-5463.
St. Cloud Civic Center
Lonestar in concert, 7:30 p.m. today, with Killer Hayseeds as opener, $22 and $25, call (320) 253-3131.
Benedicta Arts Center, College of St. Benedict
Minnesota Orchestra in concert with guest conductor Bernhard Klee, 7:30 p.m. today, $28 for adults, $25 for seniors, $15 for children, call (320) 363-5778.
Author Janet Martin at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd, 7 p.m. Friday, sponsored by Sons of Norway Sagatun Lodge #18.
Great American Think Off debate among four essay finalists, June 10, New York Mills Sports Center, winner chosen by audience, $10 for adults, $8 for members of New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, call 385-3339.
Afton Historical Society Press party and book signing for Minnesota author Jon Hassler, 6:30-9 p.m. May 24, The Woman's Club, 410 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis, $10 suggested donation, call (651) 436-8443 for reservations.
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