For week of May 24-30; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Chris James Band (country rock) Fri-Sat
Blue Ox Bar
Peril (rock) Thur-Sat
Rags (rock) Mon-Wed
Whiskey Logic (country rock) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Free Ride (variety) Thur
Silent Partner (rock) Fri-Sun
Upper South (variety) Wed
Leap 27 (rock) Fri
The Palmers (variety) Sat-Sun
Prime Time Charlie's
Ice Breaker (variety) Fri-Sun
East Gull Lake
O'Madden Pub, Madden's Resort
Jack Tango (variety) Thurs
Preston & Paulzine (variety) Fri-Sat
Ragin' Rose (variety) Mon-Wed
Bar Harbor Supper Club
Double Image (variety) Thur-Sun, Wed
The Blue Goose
Hitz (variety) Fri-Sat
West Side Bar
Eric Diamond (variety) Thur-Sun
Led Stetson (country rock) Wed
The Nisswa Grille
Diane Saumer & Friends (variety) Sat, 6-10 p.m.
Boys' choir auditions
Central Minnesota Boys' Choir auditions, 4 p.m. today at Staples Elementary School and 7 p.m. at Riverside Elementary School, Brainerd, for more information call (218) 894-1899.
Little Falls summer concerts
Concerts in the Park series opens with Little Falls High School choir, 4 p.m. June 3, Maple Island Park downtown, free.
Performances in the Park
Brainerd's Performance in the Park summer concert series begins at 7 p.m. June 7 with musician-comedian Roy Liljequist, Gregory Park, free.
Nisswa-Stamman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival featuring nearly 100 musicians and dancers, June 8-9, various locations in Nisswa and Pequot Lakes, admission varies.
Bobby Vee and the Vees
Bobby Vee and the Vees in concert, 8 p.m. June 8, Central Square Historical Auditorium, Glenwood, tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for students in advance, $20 at the door, (320) 634-0400.
Summer stock theater
Paul Bunyan Playhouse's professional summer theater season opens June 13 with Tennessee Williams' "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" through June 17, five additional productions June 20-Aug. 24, downtown Bemidji, season tickets $57 or $60, single tickets $13 for adults, $9 for students.
Hit comedy show
"Late Nite Catechism" by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan presented as benefit for St. Francis Catholic School, 8 p.m. June 14, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, $37, 888-279-0089.
CLC Theatre summer season
"Picasso at the Lapin Agile," a Steve Martin comedy, opens the Central Lakes College Theatre Department's summer season June 19-24 and June 26-July 1, with evening and matinee performances, call 855-8199 or 800-933-0346.
Mississippi Horizons, Brainerd, choir concert, 7:30 p.m. today, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd.
St. Francis Music Center, Little Falls, spring recitals, 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, Room 242.
Brainerd Public Library
Brainerd City Hall
Kathy Braud, watercolor display, through June at Brainerd Public Library, through May at Brainerd City Hall.
"Colors of Summer" exhibit by painter Jean London, through June 30, Washington Street, Brainerd.
Brainerd Area Art Club's Spring Expos, through June 16, Crow Wing County Historical Museum, with "non-tent tent sale" and Expos awards banquet June 16.
Jaques Art Center
"A Scratch in the Surface: The Art of Francis Lee Jaques," through July 7; "Paint the Midwest" watercolor workshop with Sylvia Miller, June 16-20, $210, (218) 927-2363, downtown Aitkin.
Ripple River Gallery
"Batik" exhibit by Diane Rutherford, through June 24, artist reception 5-8 p.m. June 9, rural Deerwood.
Morrison Country Government Center
"Horses and Humans" exhibit by painter Esther San Felippo, through May, downtown Little Falls.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"Of the Land" exhibit by Paige LaDue Henry, through May, 811 Second St. S.E., Little Falls.
Out of town
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
"South Pacific" opens June 12, $24-$55, (651) 224-4222.
Xcel Energy Center
Prince in concert, 8 p.m. June 15, $31.50-$86.50, (651) 989-5151.
Palace Theatre, downtown
Brave New Workshop's "Flanagan's Wake" runs weekly Thursday-Sunday, (612) 332-6620.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave.
"Michael Mazur: A Print Retrospective," through June 3; "Berenice Abbott: An American Photographer" exhibit, through June 17, (612) 870-3131.
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
"Franz Marc and the Blue Rider" exhibit, through July 15; "Yes Yoko Ono" exhibit, through June 17.
725 Vineland Place
"Once in a Lifetime" by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, June 2-July 1, 877-447-8243.
Bluegrass jams on first, third and fifth Thursdays of each month at Coco Moon in downtown Brainerd, starting at 6:30 p.m., and every Saturday at Lakes Music in Pequot Lakes, starting at 1 p.m., call Charlotte Curtis at (218) 692-4035 for more information.
Art show and sale
Mille Lacs Arts Council hosts ninth annual Garrison Invitational Art Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Garrison VFW Pavilion and grounds.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra to sponsor Victorian Tea, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, Musser Mansion, Little Falls, $10 for adults, $8 for children.
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