For week of June 8-14; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Jivin Ivan (variety) Fri-Sat
Blue Ox Bar
Shotgun Sally (rock) Thur-Sat
Magic Box (alternative rock) Sun-Tue
Avoiding Tom (rock) Wed
Muddy Water (country) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Free Ride (variety) Thur-Sat
Stampede (classic country) Sun, 8 p.m.-midnight
Upper South (country rock) Wed
The Palmers (variety) Fri-Sat
Marina Lounge (Breezy Point Resort)
Tami & the Bachelor (variety) Thur-Sat, Mon-Wed
Prime Time Charlie's
Rumors (classic rock) Fri-Sat
The Retractions (variety) Fri-Sat
To Be Announced Fri-Sat
East Gull Lake
The O'Madden Pub (Madden's Resort)
Donny Vosen (variety) Thur-Sat, Mon-Wed
The Blue Goose
Silo Shakers (variety) Fri-Sat
Bar Harbor Supper Club
Yellow Pages (variety) Wed-Sun, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
West Side Bar
Chaser (variety) Fri-Sat
Led Stetson (country) Wed
Copperhead (variety) Fri-Sat
Lee Bone (R&B) Fri-Sat
Amateur night Tue
Diane Saumer & Friends (jazz, swing) Wed
Club Y Bar and Grill
M&M and the Music Man (variety) Fri-Sat
Nisswa Stamman Scandinavian Festival, Friday and Saturday, Nisswa Pioneer Village.
A Cappella Fest
Great River Arts Association presents A Cappella Fest as next event in the Concert in the Park series, 4 p.m. Sunday, Maple Island Park near downtown Little Falls, free.
Paul Bunyan Playhouse
50th Professional Summer Theatre opens June 14 with "Steel Magnolias" followed by five other productions, season tickets available, call 751-7270.
Performances in the Park
Brainerd Parks and Recreation Performances in the Park series opens with Julie Olson, an acoustic rock and roll performer, 7 p.m. today, Gregory Park, free; next up is magician The Amazing Jeffo, 7 p.m. June 15, Gregory Park, free.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Ronnie Milsap, 8 p.m. June 16 and 17, Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events and Convention Center, tickets $19 and $24.
Geritol Frolics auditions
Central Lakes College Theatre Department auditions for "The Geritol Frolics" fall production, 10 a.m. June 17, CLC music room, Brainerd campus, call Dennis Lamberson at 855-8202.
"The Wizard of Oz," 7:30 p.m. July 6, 8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29 and 2 p.m. July 9 and 23, Chalberg Theatre; "Mosquitoes Tore at My Flesh or How I Spent My Brainerd Summer Vacation," improv comedy cabaret, 9:30 p.m. July 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, Bob Dryden Theatre; call 855-8199 or toll-free 1-800-933-0346, extension 8199, noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday for tickets.
Rhythm of the Rails
Rhythm of the Rails celebrates the history of Brainerd through a showtrain that stops in downtown Brainerd at the turn of the century, 7 p.m. July 13-15 and 20-22, 2 p.m. July 16, 307 Front St., Brainerd.
Brainerd Art Club's seventh annual Spring Expos through June 17, Crow Wing County Historical Museum, 320 Laurel St., Brainerd.
Midwest Family Eye Center
Brainerd Art Club presents "Visions and Interpretations" by members through June, 1855 Design Drive, Baxter.
Morrison County Government Center
"Summer Bounty" exhibit by Brainerd Art Club members through June.
Brainerd City Hall
Encore Art Club presents an exhibit by painter Kathy Porwall through June.
Out of town
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
"Les Miserables" through June 24 with evening and matinee performances, $30-$60, call (651) 224-4222.
College of St. Catherine
Cleveland and Randolph
The Minnesota Crafts Council sponsors its 28th annual Minnesota Crafts Festival, June 23-25, featuring 125 artists and crafters, call (612) 333-7789.
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 W. Seventh St.
"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood -- A Hands-on Exhibit," Tuesday-Sunday through Sept. 10; interactive math exhibit "Go Figure!" through Sept. 4; call (651) 225-6000.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave.
"Quality Control," an exhibit by four Minnesota artists in various media through June 18, call (612) 870-3000.
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
"The 2000 Juneteenth Film Festival," June 12-19; jazz artists James Newton and Jon Jang perform in "When Sorrow Turns to Joy" tribute to Paul Robeson and Mel Lanfang, today-Saturday; "A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray" through June 25; (612) 375-7622.
Twin Cities concerts
Sonic Youth and Stereolab, Friday, Walker Art Center, call (612) 375-7622; Lou Reed, Monday, Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis; Dwight Yoakum, June 17, University of Minnesota's Northrup Auditorium; Robert Cray Band, June 20, Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater in Apple Valley; Liza Minnelli, June 21-25, State Theater in Minneapolis; N Sync, June 23, Target Center in Minneapolis; for ticket information call Ticketmaster at (612) 989-5151.
913 W. St. Germain
The Troupe Theater presents "Noises Off," today-June 17, with evening and matinee performances, call (320) 259-5463; St. John's Boys Choir performs at AmericaFest celebration, June 27-July 3.
Grand Blues Fest featuring Elvin Bishop, Big House, Bobby Blue Band, Charlie Musselwhite, Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts, and Corey Stevens, starts at 1 p.m. June 18, Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater, tickets $26, $34 and $47.
Ninth annual Grand Celebration and Rodeo, June 21-25, Grand Casino Hinckley, free.
Fifth annual Blues on the Range music festival, Friday-Sunday, Ironworld Discovery Center, call (715) 394-6831 for ticket information.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill "Soul 2 Soul" tour, Aug. 18, Fargodome, tickets go on sale July 8 at www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster Ticket Center or call (701) 235-7171.
Wild Light Gallery
Meet photographic artists Alan Olander, Pat Rogness and Holly Hendricks, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Wild Light Gallery next to Walker Bay Coffee Co.
Great American Think Off debate among four essay finalists, 7 p.m. Saturday, New York Mills Sports Center, winner chosen by audience, $10 for adults, $8 for members of New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, tickets available at the door or by calling 385-3339.
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