For week of June 19-25; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Renee Austin, today
Jet City, Fri-Sat
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist, soothing jazz, 5-8 p.m. Thurs
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist, soothing jazz, 7-9 p.m. Fri
Muddy Water, 8:30 p.m. Fri
The Project, Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Blues Train, 8 p.m.-midnight Sun (downstairs)
The Frank Kardello Project (acoustic), 7-11 p.m. Sun-Mon
Honey Wagon, Fri
Dirty Word, Sat
Elvis a.k.a. Chris Olson, Sun
The Blue Goose
Durango, Fri-Sat, $3
Steve Anderson, Mon-Tues
West Side Bar
Double Trouble, today
Go West, Fri-Sat
First, third and fifth Thursdays of the month, Coco Moon, 6:30 p.m.
Organ recital series
Gayle Mortenson, noon-12:30 p.m. July 2, Zion Lutheran Church.
Battle of the Bands
4-11 p.m. July 3, Don Adamson Football Field, $5 in advance, $8 at the gate.
Gospel Night Reunion
Featuring Crystal City Quartet, Music City, Schimpp Family, Golden Street Quartet and The Travelers, 1:30 p.m. July 3, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, $10.
Silent Partner and Funk Junky
7 p.m. July 4, Don Adamson Football Field.
Ring of Kerry
Celtic band, as part of Arts in the Park, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 6.
Organ recital series
Virginia Bender, noon-12:30 p.m. July 9, First Presbyterian Church.
Musical play, 7:30 p.m. July 9-12 and 15-19, 2 p.m. July 13, Dryden Theatre, Central Lakes College, $5 general public, free for CLC students, 855-8199.
Organ recital series
Heather Larson, noon-12:30 p.m. July 16, Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
The Frank Kardello Project
Singer-songwriter, 7-11 p.m. Sundays and Mondays through August, Prime Time Charlie's.
Blue Grass, Old Time
Music Fest and Jam
Celebrating Crosslake Centennial, open stage, featuring Bistodeau Family Band, July 6, Crosslake Historic Log Village, bring lawn chairs, food available, $2, jammers free.
Jim Anthony Band
Contemporary Christian music, 7:30 p.m. today, Great River Arts Association Arts Center, $5 adults, $3 ages 6-12, free ages 6 and under.
Rock singer, 4 p.m. Sunday, Maple Island Park, downtown, free.
"Children of Eden"
Presented by Hole in the Day Players, 8 p.m. June 26-28 and 2 p.m. June 29, Charles D. Martin Auditorium, Little Falls Community High School, tickets available at Bookin' It, The Flower Dell and Silker Studio.
4 p.m. June 29, Maple Island Park, downtown, free.
Acoustic rock, 4 p.m. July 6, Maple Island Park, downtown, free.
Jazz/rock band, 4 p.m. July 13, Maple Island Park, downtown, free.
Jazz pianist and singer, 7:30 p.m. July 17, GRAA Arts Center, $5 adults, $3 ages 6-12, free ages 6 and under.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Events & Convention Center
Tommy James & The Shondells, The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie and The Grass Roots featuring Rob Grill, 8 p.m. today, $28 and $35, (651) 989-5151.
Comedy presented by Pequot Lakes Community Theater, 7:30 p.m. July 10-11, 2 p.m. July 12-13, Pequot Lakes School Auditorium, $9 (adults), $8 (seniors), $7 (students), part of Summer Celebration 2003, www.glapa.org.
Prairie Fire Children's Theatre
Auditions, rehearsals and performance, Monday-June 28, Pine River-Backus High School.
Summer concert series
Every Sunday June-September, Remer Gazebo, 800-831-5262.
Brainerd City Hall
Fifth and Laurel streets
Virginia MacArthur and Phyllis Frankum, through June.
The Crossing Arts Center
617 Laurel St.
"Eclectic Energy," ongoing.
"The Art Cart," show and sale, through June 28; reception 1-3 p.m. Sunday.
712 Washington St.
"Recent Work" by Nicole Roberts Hoiland, through July 29.
Brainerd Public Library
Helen Smith and Irene Donahue, through July 3.
Arts in the Park, art, pottery, smoothies, Century of Cars show, music, July 6.
Jaques Art Center
Native American Art Exhibit, through July 26.
Ripple River Gallery
South of Aitkin
"Animals on the Edge" by David Norstad (paintings) and Linda Day (pottery), through July 13.
Photographs by John Erickson, ongoing.
Great River Arts Center Gallery
"Paintings, 1944-1992" by Jacqueline Skaggs, through July 3; reception 6-9 p.m. Friday.
"Eye Poking" by Erik Tosten and Veronica De Anda, through July 3.
"Volcanica" by Rachel Siegel, ongoing.
Morrison County Government Center
"Abstracted Landscape" by Michael Hawkins, July 1-Aug. 31.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"Alternative Views of Atmosphere" by Shelly Leitheiser, July 1-Aug. 31.
Out of town
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. S.
"Crossing the Channel: British and French Painting in the Age of Romanticism," through Sept. 7.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Friday, Target Center, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
June 28, Historic Pantages Theatre, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Featuring Jane's Addiction, July 6, Target Center, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Dave Matthews Band
July 9, Target Center, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
July 12, Northrop Auditorium, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
July 15, Target Center, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
The Average White Band
July 16, The Cabooze, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Minnesota Children's Museum
"Arthur's World," based on the PBS series, through Jan. 4.
"Pattern Wizardry," through Sept. 7.
8 p.m. today, Xcel Energy Center, $49.50, $76.50 and $126.50, (651) 726-8240, www.rivercentre.org, www.xcelenergycenter.com, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Minnesota Centennial Showboat play, Friday-Aug. 23, 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Harriet Island, (651) 227-1100.
"Circus! Science Under the Big Top"
Exhibit, Saturday-Sept. 1, Science Museum of Minnesota, downtown, gate admission is $8 (adults), $6 (ages 4-12 and seniors), (651) 221-9444, www.smm.org.
A Taste of Minnesota
Bands and other entertainment, July 2-6, near Wabasha Bridge along Mississippi River, downtown St. Paul.
Musical, July 8-20, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, $35-$65, (651) 224-4222.
July 13, Xcel Energy Center, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Paul Bunyan Playhouse
"Proof," 8 p.m. June 25-28, 2 p.m. June 29, Paul Bunyan Professional Theater, (218) 751-7270.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Dave Rogers' "Big Bugs" exhibit, through Sept. 28; gate admission $7.
"The Sound of Music"
Through Oct. 24, eight showings weekly, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, $41-$63, (800) 362-3515.
The Moody Blues
9 p.m. June 27, Soo Pass Ranch, 1-800-493-FEST, www.faceconcerts.com, www.ticketmaster.com.
10,000 Lakes Festival
Blues, jazz, bluegrass and rock festival, July 3-5, Soo Pass Ranch, www.10000lakesfestival.com, (218) 847-1681.
Grand Casino Hinckley
Events & Convention Center
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 2 p.m. June 28, amphitheater, $15 at Grand Casino Hinckley and Grand Casino Mille Lacs box offices or Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151.
Country musician Martina McBride, 9 p.m. July 11, amphitheater, $29, $36 and $43 at Grand Casino Hinckley and Grand Casino Mille Lacs box offices or Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151.
Southern Gospel Concert Series
6:30 p.m. Saturdays all summer, First Presbyterian Church, 1-800-996-4566.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Art Exhibit
More than 100 pieces by 60 artists, through July 20, Regional Cultural Center Gallery.
Acoustic duo, 8 p.m. Friday, $8 (cultural center members), $10 (non-members), $5 (students), New York Mills Regional Arts Center, (218) 385-3339.
Morgan Grayce Willow, 6:30 p.m. June 26, New York Mills Regional Arts Center, (218) 385-3339.
Fourth annual Blues Fest
Featuring Lamont Cranston and other blues artists, 3-11 p.m. June 28, noon-8 p.m. June 29, Silver Star Park, $15 per day or $20 for both days, (218) 732-9439.
Mystic Lake Casino
Olivia Newton-John, today, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Meat Loaf, July 2, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Joe Cocker, July 9, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Author of "Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons," Brown Bag Lunch Speakers Series, noon-1 p.m. Monday, library.
Presented by Science Museum of Minnesota, for kids of all ages, 1 p.m. June 27, library, free.
Little Miss & Mr. Fourth
of July Pageant
Ages 4-8, 1 p.m. June 29, Westgate Mall center court, limited to first 35 entries.
Author of "Song of Sampo Lake," Brown Bag Lunch Speakers Series, noon-1 p.m. June 30, library.
Show & Shine Car Show
7-10 p.m. July 3, The Body Works parking lot.
Brainerd International Raceway
Show & Go
Drag races, car show, entertainment and fireworks, July 3-6.
All day July 4, Don Adamson Football Field, starts with corn feed at noon, concludes with fireworks show at 10 p.m., includes parade and live music.
Author of "The Other Mozart," Brown Bag Lunch Speakers Series, noon-1 p.m. July 14, library.
Crow Wing Black
Visit with trappers and traders of yesteryear, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, food available, free admission.
Freedom Day parade
7 p.m. July 3. To register, call (218) 963-2620. Fee is $10 for Nisswa chamber members and $25 for non-chamber members.
Street dance, parade, music, Scheer's Lumberjack Show, golf tournament, kids' activities, arts and crafts, June 27-29, (218) 587-4000.
Community Park Grand Opening
Including sand volleyball, gazebo, mural and children's playground, dawn until dusk June 28. Call Nolita Christensen at (218) 587-4292 for more information.
The FlipSide: Nature Prints
Ages 6-9, with Kate Carlson, 10 a.m.-noon July 12, Crossing Fine Arts Center, $5 per child (non-members), $3 per child (members), limited to first 20 registrants, 828-5372.
and journaling workshop
Taught by Joan Prefontaine and Beth Carls-Larson, 10 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Ripple River Gallery, $85 registration, $25 materials, (218) 678-2575.
Voice classes for children
Ages 6-9, instructor Danna Pantzke, various times and dates, (320) 632-0637.
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.
Meets from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the St. Francis Music Center, open to anyone that plays a band instrument, all skill levels, (320) 632-0637.
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