For week of July 14-20; bands perform 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Open mic jam session hosted by Dirty Bomb, Mon
Evil Stewie, Tue-Wed
Kenny Jake, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fri
Pop Machine, Thu
Pop Machine, Fri-Sat, $3 (free to comedy club patrons)
Hewitt Sisters, Wed
Colleen Myhre, 8 p.m. Sat, $3
Suicide Blonde, Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Stool Pigeons, Fri-Sat
Breezy Point Resort
Tami & the Bachelor, Thu-Sat, Mon-Wed
Chris Olson (Memories of Elvis), 8:30 p.m. Sat
Superdown, 10 p.m. Fri-Sat
The New Exchange
Decades of Music DJ, Fri
Tim Mahoney, Sat
EAST GULL LAKE
Leisha Kaye, Thu-Fri
DJ, Sat, Mon-Wed
John Prybl (acoustic rock), Fri
Blimp (Led Zeppelin covers), Sat
The Blue Goose
October Road, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri-Sat, $3
Sawtell, 7 p.m.-midnight Thu-Sun, Wed
Steve Anderson, 7 p.m.-midnight Mon-Tue
Bottom Feeders, Fri-Sat
The Live Well
Rockin' Josh's DJ Magic, 8 p.m. Fri, $1
Performances in the Park
Cheryl Sawyer, storyteller/magician, 7 p.m. Thursday, Gregory Park, free.
Dennis Warner with Darlyne Cain, folk music, 7 p.m. July 28, Gregory Park, free.
Presented by Central Lakes College Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dryden Theatre, CLC, $5, 855-8199.
"Rhythm of the Rails"
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, July 21-23 and July 28-30, Northern Pacific Railroad Center, $8 (older than 12), $6 (ages 3-12), free (2 and younger).
Comedian, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Scott Hansen's Comedy Gallery at the Rail, $10 (at door), $7 (in advance), $5 with ticket stub from previous show, 829-0513, (218) 824-JOKE, www.comedyinfo.com. Comedy price includes free admission to band upstairs after show.
Organ recital series, noon Wednesday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, free.
Your Money or Your Laughter
Louie Anderson, Jeff Cesario and Scott Hansen, 8:30 p.m. July 26, The Rail, $25 (advance), $30 (day of show), (218) 824-JOKE.
Organ recital series, noon July 27, First Presbyterian Church, free.
Comedian, 7:30 p.m. July 30, Scott Hansen's Comedy Gallery at the Rail, $10 (at door), $7 (in advance), $5 with ticket stub from previous show, 829-0513, (218) 824-JOKE, www.comedyinfo.com. Comedy price includes free admission to band upstairs after show.
Organ recital series, noon Aug. 3, First Congregational Church, free.
Comedian, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6, Scott Hansen's Comedy Gallery at the Rail, $10 (at door), $7 (in advance), $5 with ticket stub from previous show, 829-0513, (218) 824-JOKE, www.comedyinfo.com. Comedy price includes free admission to band upstairs after show.
Comedy, with Philip Brunelle and soloists, 6 p.m. Aug. 5, Zig's Clubhouse Restaurant, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, $20, tickets available from the Schubert Club, (651) 292-3268, www.schubert.org, proceeds benefit Bay Lake Environment Fund and the Crossing Arts Alliance.
Concerts in the Park
Bryan Barber (acoustic rock), 3 p.m. Sunday, Maple Island Park, free, www.bryanbarber.com.
Glen Everhart (comedic songs), 3 p.m. July 24, Maple Island Park, free, www.gleneverhart.com.
Riverfolk, 3 p.m. July 31, Maple Island Park, free, www.riverfolk.net.
St. Cloud Area Jazz Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 7, Maple Island Park, free.
Bill Isles (acoustic), 3 p.m. Aug. 14, Maple Island Park, free, www.billisles.com.
"Disney's Beauty and the Beast"
Presented by Hole in the Day Players, 8 p.m. July 28-30, Aug. 2, Aug. 4-6, 2 p.m. July 30 and Aug. 6, Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School, (320) 632-9106, tickets at The Flower Dell and Silker Studio in Little Falls.
Eighth annual Rat Lake
Music & Art Festival
9 p.m.-1 a.m. July 29, 10 a.m.-1 a.m. July 30, Larson's Barn, Rat Lake, $10-$12 (per day), (218) 426-3648, www.larsonsbarn.com.
Featuring country, old time, variety and polka, Aug. 12-14, Larson's Barn, Rat Lake, $45 (full weekend with camping), other packages also available, (218) 426-3648, www.larsonsbarn.com.
Organ recital series, noon Aug. 10, Lutheran Church of the Cross, free.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Events & Convention Center
Dwight Yoakam, country, 7:30 p.m. July 28-29, $32 and $39, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Nashville Legends Tour (Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius, Bobby Bare, Stonewall Jackson, Hank Thompson, Shotgun Red), 6 and 9 p.m. Aug. 4, $18 and $34, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
"The Best of How to Talk
Minnesotan: The Musical"
Presented by Pequot Lakes Community Theatre, 8 p.m. Thursday, Pequot Lakes School auditorium, $10 (adults), $9 (seniors), $8 (youths), tickets on sale at door, (218) 568-9200, www.glapa.org.
Folk, blues and more, 7 p.m. Sunday, Northern Pacific Park, free. Part of Music in the Park series.
Moondance Jam 14
Classic rock and regional bands, Thursday-Saturday, Moondance Ranch, $75-$450, www.moondancejam.com.
Fifth and Laurel streets
Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.
215 South Eighth St.
Jean London, photographs and art, July.
Brainerd Public Library
Paintings by members of Crosslake Art Club, through July.
Crow Wing County Historical
Magoffin Doll Collection, ongoing.
"Called to Duty," military artifacts, ongoing.
Cindy Wegman, "Abstract Images," July.
Ripple River Gallery
"Birds in Batik" by Nedra Nicholls, through Aug. 7; reception 5-7 p.m. Friday.
Fifth Anniversary Celebration, "24 Hours of Art," 8 a.m.-8 p.m. July 23-24.
"New Work," Charles Beck, opens Aug. 10, ongoing.
First Lutheran Church
Prairie Point Quilters meeting, 7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, (320) 632-4254 or (218) 825-9345.
45th annual Pine River Art Club Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 28-31, free.
Nisswa Community Center
Eighth annual Lakes Area Artists, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.
Paper Birch Gallery
Art in the Evening, 6-8:30 p.m. July 30, (866) 963-4815, email@example.com, www.lifesabirch.com. Demonstrations, refreshments and door prizes.
Crafters and Artists Mall
Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 23, (218) 547-4781.
Out of town
"His Girl Friday"
Through July 31, Guthrie Theater Mainstage, various ticket prices, (612) 377-2224, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
Blues/country, 8 p.m. Saturday, First Avenue, $11 (advance), $13 (at door), 21-and-older show, (612) 338-8407, www.first-avenue.com.
Vans Warped Tour
Punk rock, 11 a.m. July 24, Metrodome, $28, www.ticketmaster.com.
Exhibit, through Sept. 5, Science Museum of Minnesota, $8.50 (adults), $6.50 (children and seniors), www.smm.org.
"Bears" Omnitheater film
Through Oct. 6, Science Museum of Minnesota, $7.50 (adults), $5.50 (ages 4-12 and seniors), (651) 221-9444, www.smm.org.
Def Leppard and Bryan Adams
Rock, 6:30 p.m. July 29, Midway Stadium, $45, www.ticketmaster.com.
American Idols Live
Pop/rock, 7 p.m. Aug. 6, Xcel Energy Center, $35-$45, www.ticketmaster.com.
18th annual Art in the Park
10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23, city park, free. For exhibiting information, contact (218) 694-2095.
26th annual Minnesota Bluegrass
& Old-Time Music Festival
Aug. 11-14, El Rancho Manana Campground, $16-$17 (single day), $54-$70 (all four days), www.minnesotabluegrass.org.
Third annual 10,000 Lakes Festival
Modern and classic rock, July 21-24, Soo Pass Ranch, $75-$295, www.10KLF.com.
Featuring Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Sawyer Brown and others, Aug. 4-6, Soo Pass Ranch, $100-$175, 1-800-4-WEFEST, www.wefest.com.
Green Man Festival
Rock and folk, Friday-Sunday, Spirit Mountain, $29.99 (single day), $74.99 (weekend), free (younger than 12), www.greenmanfestival.com.
Grand Casino Hinckley
Events & Convention Center
Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Foreigner, 8 p.m. Aug. 7, $24-$38, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Through July 24, $10, Long Lake Theater, (218) 732-0099, www.longlaketheater.net.
Second annual Jackpine
Writers' Bloc Celebration
1-4:30 p.m. Aug. 6, Community Center. Features poetry workshop taught by Mark Vinz, $25, (218) 652-4257, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shooting Star Casino
The Beach Boys, 7 and 9 p.m. July 22, $14-$40, 1-800-313-7469.
Art in the Park
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, city park, free, (218) 485-4594. Featuring arts and crafts, music, games and food.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Cultural Center
"Alumni Plus," through Saturday.
"Landscapes: Two Views," photographs by Barry Kleider and Mike Melman, Tuesday-Sept. 5.
Kat Berentsen and Anat Fort, 8 p.m. Sunday, $8 (members), $10 (non-members), part of Summer Music Series.
TV and movie script
Taught by Anney Ryan, for grades 9-12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-July 21, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 22, New York Mills School, $5, (218) 385-2553.
Jasper's Jubilee Theater
Musical and comedy show, 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Aug. 20, $7.95-$14.95, (218) 237-4333, www.jaspersjubileetheater.com.
Lamont Cranston Blues Band
Time TBA July 22, Playtime Sports Bar and Ballroom, $10 (advance), $15 (at door), (218) 346-7676.
Christian music, Thursday-Saturday, Willmar Civic Center grounds, $39 (per day), $68.50-$75 (all three days), www.sonshinefestival.com.
Friday Night Dance
7-9 p.m. (ages 13-15), 9:30 p.m.-midnight (ages 16-19) Fridays, World on Wheels Skate Center, $5 (first session), $6 (second session).
Brainerd Writers' Alliance meeting
10 a.m.-noon Saturday and third Saturday of every month, Brainerd Public Library, 825-0461, $10 annual membership dues.
Crow Wing County Fair Amateur
Talent Contest auditions
1-3 p.m. Saturday, Mills Free Stage, fairgrounds, use south entrance, bring CD and entry form, 829-9709.
5 p.m. Sundays, The Green Lantern, free, no buy-in or entry fee, (218) 764-2323.
Brown Bag Speaker series
Nancy Nordenson, author of "Just Think," noon Monday, Brainerd Public Library, free.
5 p.m. Sundays, 40 Club, free, no buy-in or entry fee, (320) 692-2080.
Cuyuna Range Community Band, strawberries and ice cream, root beer floats, 6 p.m. July 24, Maryhill Mansion lawn, 316 Second Ave. S.E., bring your own lawn chair. Sponsored by Jaques Art Center, (218) 927-2363.
"Harry Potter" countdown
Games, contests, prizes, 9 p.m.-midnight Friday, Book World, Westgate Mall. New book goes on sale 12:01 a.m. Saturday.
6 p.m. Tuesdays, The Deer Stand, no buy-in or entry fee.
All day Saturday, throughout town.
6 p.m. Wednesdays, Town Tavern, free, no buy-in or entry fee, (218) 546-5997.
6 p.m. Thursdays, Gary's Sports Bar & Grill, no buy-in or entry fee.
18th annual Mission Fire Fair
11:30 a.m. Saturday, Mission Park. Food, beverages, demos, children's games, clowns, auction, raffle and door prizes.
Cuyuna Range Community Band
Practice, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Aitkin High School band room, (218) 546-7402.
Jaques Art Center workshops
Painting from life and natural light, taught by Anthony LeToruneau, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 22-24, $180 (JAC members), $220 (non-members), (218) 927-2363.
Calligraphy, taught by Thelma Olds, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 5, $100 (JAC members), $140 (non-members), $30 supply fee, (218) 927-2363.
Group discussions on current events issues, 12:30 p.m. third Monday of every month, Gary's, $20 (Unlimited Learning members), $25 (non-members), (218) 927-3042.
Age 3, 5 p.m. Mondays, St. Francis Music Center, (320) 632-0637, www.sfmusiccenter.org.
Ages 4-5, 6 p.m. Mondays, St. Francis Music Center, (320) 632-0637, www.sfmusiccenter.org.
Ages 6 and up, 7 p.m. Mondays, St. Francis Music Center, (320) 632-0637, www.sfmusiccenter.org.
Piano Party Class
Ages 4-5, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Francis Music Center, (320) 632-0637, www.sfmusiccenter.org.
Paper Birch Gallery workshops
Summer landscape watercolor workshop, taught by Russel Norberg, time TBA Aug. 5-7, (866) 963-4815, email@example.com, www.lifesabirch.com.
Taught by Kathy Kovala, 9 a.m.-noon (beginner) and 1-4 p.m. (intermediate) Wednesday, Lutheran Church of the Cross, $150 for six-week session, (218) 829-1457, (715) 360-9929, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mille Lacs Indian Museum
12 miles north of Onamia
On Highway 169
Applique beading workshop, noon-4 p.m. July 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 24, $40 (public), $35 (Minnesota Historical Society members), $20 (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe members), $5 supply fee, (320) 532-3632.
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