For week of July 24-30; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Jam session featuring Sister Sez, today-Sat
Baby Grand, Mon-Wed
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist (soothing jazz), 7-9 p.m. Fri
Preston and Paulzine, 8:30 p.m. Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Wayne Renn, today-Sun
The Hitz, Wed
The Killer Hayseeds, today
Midnight Highway, Fri-Sat
Jam session featuring Sister Sez, Sun
Prime Time Charlie's
Snidley Whiplash, Fri-Sat
Blues Train, 8 p.m.-midnight Sun (downstairs)
The Frank Kardello Project (acoustic), 7-11 p.m. Sun-Mon
D.J. Paul, today
Big Walt, Fri
Tim Mahoney with Cherry Fix, 8:30 p.m. Sat
Elvis a.k.a. Chris Olson, Sun
Cherry Fix, Wed
EAST GULL LAKE
Jack Tango, today
Paul Berget, Fri-Wed
The Blue Goose
Fantastic Convertibles, Fri-Sat, $3
Steve Anderson, Mon-Tue
Brian Barber, 3-6 p.m. Sat-Sun (on patio)
West Side Bar
Free Ride, today-Sat
Bounty Hunter, Fri-Sat
Whiskey Logic, Fri
First, third and fifth Thursdays of the month, Coco Moon, 6:30 p.m.
"Rhythm of the Rails"
Outdoor vaudeville theater, 8 p.m. today-Saturday, with a kids' show at 7:30 p.m. today, 303 Front St., $8 (adults), $6 (under 14).
Organ Recital Series
Bonnie Groneberg, noon-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Catholic Church.
Singer/songwriter, 7 p.m. July 31, Gregory Park, free.
"Pasta, Passion & Pistols"
Dinner theater murder mystery, 7 p.m. Saturday, Moose Club Room, $25 per person, $160 table of eight, (218) 927-5613.
The Frank Kardello Project
Singer-songwriter, 7-11 p.m. Sundays and Mondays through August, Prime Time Charlie's.
Acoustic rock singer from St. Cloud, 4 p.m. Sunday, Maple Island Park, downtown, free.
Eclectic folk music, 4 p.m. Aug. 3, Maple Island Park, downtown, free.
Sixth annual Rat Lake Music Fest
The Busters, Jack Knife & the Sharps, Spider John Koerner, Moses Oakland Quartet, Rockin' Daddy & the Rough Cuts, The Butanes, 6 p.m.-close Friday, noon-close Saturday, Larson's Barn (seven miles north of McGregor on Highway 65, then west three miles on Highway 232), $35 (includes two nights of camping), $10 (Friday), $20 (Saturday), www.larsonsbarn.com.
Izatys comedy club
Twin Cities Laff-Off, Week 1, with host Scott Hansen, 8 p.m. today-Sunday, $10.
Twin Cities Laff-Off, Week 2, 8 p.m. July 31-Aug. 3, $10.
Jeff Gerbino, 8 p.m. Aug. 7-10, $10.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Events & Convention Center
David Cassidy, 7 and 9 p.m. Aug. 7, $25 and $32, (651) 989-5151.
Music/drama day camp for ages 6-18, Aug. 4-15, (218) 631-1297.
Presented by Camp Madhatter, 7 p.m. Aug. 15, Wadena Memorial Auditorium.
Northern Lights Casino
Daylon Wear (country), 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Cabaret, free.
Highway 101, 5 and 8 p.m. Aug. 3, Event Center, $10 and $8.
Brainerd City Hall
Fifth and Laurel streets
"Simply Nature" by Mary Tuomi, through Oct. 2.
The Crossing Arts Center
617 Laurel St.
"Eclectic Energy," ongoing.
"Normally Invisible," microscopic photography exhibit by Marilyn Koering, ongoing.
712 Washington St.
"Recent Work" by Nicole Roberts Hoiland, through Tuesday.
Brainerd Public Library
Oil paintings by Sandy Paumen, through Oct. 2.
Central Lakes College
"Picturing III: Outer Light/Inner Sight, juried photography exhibition, Aug. 4-15, 833-0416 or (218) 829-7852. Workshops and seminars, Aug. 8, $5.
Crow Wing County Historical Museum
"Hooked on Fishing," featuring lures, reels and photographs, ongoing. If you'd like to submit items, contact 829-3268.
Jaques Art Center
Native American Art Exhibit, through Saturday.
Ripple River Gallery
South of Aitkin
"Unstill Lives" by Dean Lettenstrom and Nancy Cramer Lettenstrom, through Aug. 10.
Photographs by John Erickson, ongoing.
Great River Arts Center Gallery
"Volcanica" by Rachel Siegel, ongoing.
"Carscapes, Reservoirs and Nature Vitamins" by Christina Seely, through Aug. 1.
Morrison County Government Center
"Abstracted Landscape" by Michael Hawkins, through Aug. 31.
Morrison County Historical Society
"Good Eatin'," through December.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"Alternative Views of Atmosphere" by Shelly Leitheiser, through Aug. 31.
Nisswa Community Center
and Nisswa Park
Majestic Pines Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, free, includes more than 100 artists and food, (218) 963-2620, www.nisswa.com.
Paper Birch Gallery
Art in the Evening, 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, www.lifesabirch.com.
Pine River Elementary School gym
43rd annual Pine River Art Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, free.
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.
Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park
and The Deftones
Sunday, Metrodome, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
July 31, Target Center, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
"Pride and Prejudice"
7:30 p.m. Aug. 1, 7 p.m. Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Guthrie Theater, $13-$48, (612) 377-2224, www.guthrietheater.org.
The Isley Brothers
Aug. 1, Orpheum Theatre, (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.
Minnesota Centennial Showboat play, through 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, through Sept. 1, Science Museum of Minnesota, downtown, gate admission is $8 (adults), $6 (ages 4-12 and seniors), (651) 221-9444, www.smm.org.
Saturday, Xcel Energy Center, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Aug. 1, Xcel Energy Center, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
"The Sound of Music"
Through Oct. 24, eight showings weekly, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, $41-$63, (800) 362-3515.
Christian music, Friday-Sunday, Soo Pass Ranch, www.spiritfestmidwest.com, 1-800-493-3378.
Country music, Aug. 7-10, Soo Pass Ranch, www.wefest.com, (218) 847-1681.
Southern Gospel Concert Series
6:30 p.m. Saturdays all summer, First Presbyterian Church, 1-800-996-4566.
NEW YORK MILLS
"On a Wing and a Prayer"
Prints by Abigail Merickel, through Aug. 31, Regional Cultural Center; reception 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
Pennington Music Festival
Blues, cajun, rock and folk, featuring Phantoms, Dukes of Hubbard, The Flathead Cats, Dirty Cars, Ross William Perry Band and Big Al & the Heavyweights, 7 p.m.-midnight Friday and 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Chippewa National Forest, admission $20 both days, camping $5 per unit per night, www.penningtonmusicfestival.org.
Mystic Lake Casino
Peter Frampton, Aug. 4, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Author of "Got a Problem? Get a Duck! Getting Where You Want to Be," Brown Bag Lunch Speakers Series, noon-1 p.m. Monday, library.
Crow Wing County Fair
Music, rides and games, Aug. 5-10, fairgrounds in south Brainerd, brainerd.com/fair.
Honoring Pat Miller as Photographer of the Year, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 9, Crossing Fine Arts Center, $5 (Crossing members), $10 (non-members).
Old Timer Day
Area "old timers" are invited to record memories, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 2, dedication of plaques at 2 p.m., music and refreshments available, free admission.
Aug. 6-10, Centennial Parade Aug. 6, Artisans Fair Aug. 10, Crosslake Historic Log Village.
19th annual Art Show
Presented by Crosslake Art Club, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7-9, Crosslake Community Center, demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day.
Iron forger Al Milliman, rosemaler Barbara Morgan, German painter Joan Anderson and quilter Arlene Rosemore, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Cass County Fair
Today-Sunday, Pillager Fairgrounds, call Terri Foster at (218) 568-4971 for more information.
A Day of Workshops
Lecture/Q&A format, keynoted by Rose Edin, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 9, $5 at the door, Crossing Fine Arts Center.
The FlipSide: Photography
Ages 13 and up, 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 9, Crossing Fine Arts Center, $5 per child (non-members), $3 per child (members), limited to first 20 registrants, 828-5372.
Landscape Photography Class
Taught by Christina Seely, 6-8 p.m. today, $25, (320) 632-0960, www.greatart.org.
Voice Classes for Children
Ages 6-9, instructor Danna Pantzke, various times and dates, (320) 632-0637.
Meets 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the St. Francis Music Center, open to anyone who plays a band instrument, all skill levels, (320) 632-0637.
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