For week of June 6-12; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
10 Days Late (rock) Thur-Sat
Baby Grand (rock) Mon-Wed
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist (jazz), Fri-Sat, 7-10 p.m.
Muddy Water (country) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Free Ride (variety) Thur-Sat
Sandie (variety) Wed
Ded Walleye (rock) Fri-Sat
Marina Bar (Breezy Point Resort)
Tami & the Bachelor (variety) Thur-Sat, Mon-Wed
Prime Time Charlie's
Baby Grand (rock) Fri-Sat
Chris "Elvis" Olson (impersonator) Sat
Three Bobs (variety) Mon
East Gull Lake
O'Madden Pub (Madden's Resort)
Preston & Paulzine (variety) Thur-Sat
Second Take (variety) Mon-Wed
The Blue Goose
Lisa Dodd & Shameless (country) Fri-Sat
Lou and Eddy (variety) Thur-Sun, Wed
Steve Anderson (variety) Mon-Tues
West Side Bar
Lisa Dodd & Shameless (country) Thur
Stall 68 (country rock) Fri
Starlight Express (show) Sat
Delivery Boys (country rock) Wed
The Nisswa Grille
Lee Bone (variety) Thur-Sat, 6-10 p.m.
Celo V'ec, violinist (dinner music), Sat, 6-9 p.m.
Long Lake Theater, Hubbard, presents comedy "A Night in the Theater," 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and June 13-15, 3 p.m. Sunday and June 16, call (218) 732-0099 for ticket information.
Nisswa-stamman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival 2002 opens 7 p.m. Friday with concert at Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, and 9 p.m. dance at Pequot Lakes Senior Center; Saturday's events include fiddlers parade at 9:45 a.m. in downtown Nisswa, performances by 130 musicians on two stages at Nisswa's Pioneer Village throughout the day, 5 p.m. smorgasbord at Nisswa Community Center, and old-time dance at 7 p.m., Nisswa American Legion Club; tickets at the gate for each event.
Concert in the Park
Folk musician Charles Warnberg at Little Falls' Concert in the Park series, 4 p.m. Sunday, Maple Island Park, downtown, free; Faultline, June 16.
Mystery Dinner Theatre performances to benefit St. Francis Catholic School, noon, 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, $55, 888-279-0089.
Paul Bunyan season
Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Bemidji, opens ticket sales for its 52nd annual summer season, including "The Robber Bridegroom" June 12-23, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" June 26-July 7, "The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr" July 9-13, "Beauty and the Beast" July 17-21, "Sylvia" July 24-Aug. 4 and "The Wizard of Oz" Aug. 7-23, $57 and $60, (218) 751-7270.
Performances in the Park
Paul Imholte in the Performances in the Park concert series, 7 p.m. June 13, Gregory Park, Brainerd; Lonesome Tradition, June 20.
Country singer Clay Walker in concert, June 20, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, (651) 989-5151.
Evelyn Matthies Porthole Gallery
"Around the World" exhibit, featuring several regional artists in several media, through June, 712 Washington St.
Brainerd Area YMCA
Area artists featured in painting and sculpture exhibit, through July.
Morrison County Government Center
"As Twenty Ends, Twenty-first Begins" painting exhibit by Flora Shinkle, through June, downtown.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"Colorful Surroundings" painting exhibit by Kasey Westra, through June, 811 Second St. S.E.
Jaques Art Center
"Miniature Places & Spaces" dollhouse exhibit by Lindy Westgard and "People in Line" exhibit by illustrator Dorothy Messenger, through July 13, downtown Aitkin.
Ripple River Gallery
"Three-Way Glass" featuring glass artists Robinson Scott, Bob Toensing and Mike Tonder, through June 23, rural Aitkin, (218) 678-2575.
Out of town
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Musical comedy "Anything Goes," June 11-30 with evening and matinee performances, (651) 224-7661.
Brave New Workshop's "Flanagan's Wake" runs weekly Thursday-Sunday, (612) 332-6620.
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
Features several exhibits, Omnitheater films and 3D laser show, including "Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure," through mid-June, (651) 221-9444.
Xcel Energy Center
Down from the Mountain Tour featuring artists from Grammy Award-winning "O' Brother Where Art Thou" sound track, 7:30 p.m. July 23, $37-$75; John Mellencamp Cuttin' Heads Tour, 8 p.m. July 6, $36.50-$66.50; (651) 989-5151.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. S.
"Bridging America with Frank Lloyd Wright" exhibit, featuring more than 40 Wright-designed bridges in the United States, through July 7, (612) 870-3131.
Children's Theatre Co.
2400 Third Ave. S.
"Alice in Wonderland," through June 15, (612) 874-0400.
Alabama in concert, 8 p.m. June 27, Grand Casino Hinckley, followed by George Thorogood & the Destroyers with Credence Clearwater Revisited on July 21 and George Jones and Loretta Lynn on Aug. 25, (651) 989-5151 or at the casino.
Fifth annual One Big Event music and gardener's festival, 9 a.m. -9 p.m. June 22, Summer's Memories Gardens, folk musicians Peter Mayer, Margot Wagner, Brenda Weiler and Mark Reeves featured acts, $12 at gate, (218) 585-4252.
Great American Think-Off finalists public debate, 7 p.m. Saturday, New York Mills High School, $5-$10, (218) 385-3339.
Vocal improvisation class with singer Mary Lofstrom, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Music General, Brainerd, $25, 828-4249.
Freya Manfred, author of "Frederick Manfred: A Daughter Remembers," in Brainerd Public Library's "brown bag" luncheon series, noon Monday; authors Karin Baltzell and Georgianne Nienaber, June 17.
"Daring Ways to Tell a Story" workshop with writer Margot Fortunato Galt, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 15, Aitkin Public Library, registration and $20 fee due at library by Friday, (218) 927-2339.
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 3 p.m., call Charlotte Curtis at (218) 692-4035 for more information.
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.
Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota auditions 6:30-10 p.m. June 13 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Baxter, call 888-899-6034 or 820-6034 to pre-register.
Basketmaking demonstration by Carol Hopkins, 1 p.m. Sunday, Crosslake Historic Log Village.
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