For week of Aug. 21-27; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Scooter & the Kickstands, Mon-Wed
Dave and Paul Berget, 8:30 p.m. Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
October Road, today
Top Notch, Wed
Corey Stevens, today, $15 (door), $10.75 (advance)
Sister Sez, Fri-Sun (9:30 p.m. on Fri and Sat)
Prime Time Charlie's
Snidley Whiplash, Fri-Sat
Blues Train, 8 p.m.-midnight Sun
The Frank Kardello Project (acoustic), 7-11 p.m. Sun-Mon
Dazy Head Mazy, Fri
Dirty Word, Sat
Elvis a.k.a. Chris Olson, Sun
EAST GULL LAKE
Jack Tango, today
Paul Berget, Fri-Sat
The Blue Goose
Storm Front, 9:30 p.m. Fri-Sat, $3
Steve Anderson, Mon-Tue
Brian Barber, 3-6 p.m. Sat-Sun, on patio
Stool Pigeons, Fri-Sat
Celestial Revolution (Christian rock), farewell concert, 8 p.m. Fri
Chelsea Hartman, Fri, $5 (free if you arrive before 10 p.m.)
First, third and fifth Thursdays of the month, Coco Moon, 6:30 p.m.
Twin Cities folk trio, 8 p.m. Friday, Coco Moon.
3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, $28 and $38, 1-888-765-0966, www.ticketworks.com.
Organ Recital Series
Pat Snook, noon-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Paul's Episcopal.
The Harmony Engineers and Scramblers Harmonica Trio
Fund-raiser performance, 7 p.m. Sept. 4, Park United Methodist Church, $8 (adults), $4 (children over 6), tickets available noon-3 p.m. Aug. 28 at the church.
The Frank Kardello Project
Singer-songwriter, 7-11 p.m. Sundays and Mondays through August, Prime Time Charlie's.
Sand Lake Jam
Ramona Fritz, Twilight Blues Band, Hillbilly Voodoo Dolls, Lamont Cranston Blues Band, 2 p.m. Saturday, gates open at noon, $20 (advance), $25 (at gate), Evenson's Deer Acres Resort, (218) 685-2361.
Second annual Lakes
25 hours of bluegrass music, Friday-Sunday, Ski Gull, near Lake Shore, $25 in advance, camping available, www.lakesmusic.com/festival.htm.
Folk singer, 4 p.m. Sunday, Maple Island Park, downtown, free.
Open Mic Night
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, GRAA Arts Center, (320) 632-0960.
Canadian folk singer, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28, GRAA Arts Center, $5 adults, $3 ages 6-12, free ages 6 and under.
Acoustic folk, rock and blues, 4 p.m. Aug. 31, Maple Island Park, downtown, free.
Izatys comedy club
"Wild" Bill Bauer, 8 p.m. today-Sunday, $10.
Comedy Pajama Party with the Stagebenders and Scott Hansen, 8 p.m. Aug. 28-31, $10.
Christian rock, farewell concert, 8 p.m. Friday, The Warehouse.
Summer Concert Series
Every Sunday through September, Remer Gazebo, 800-831-5262.
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist, soothing jazz music, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Living Legacy Gardens.
Northern Lights Casino
Stoney Jam (variety), 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Aug. 29-30, Cabaret, free.
Lynn Anderson, 7 and 9 p.m. Aug. 30, Event Center, $15 and $12.
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, through August.
Evelyn Matthies' Gallery
712 Washington St.
Work by David Ostrowski, through Sept. 27.
Brainerd Public Library
Oil paintings by Sandy Paumen, through Oct. 2.
Crow Wing County Historical Museum
"Hooked on Fishing," featuring lures, reels and photographs, ongoing. To submit items: 829-3268.
Ripple River Gallery
South of Aitkin
"New Work" by Charles Beck, through Sept. 28.
Photographs by John Erickson, ongoing.
Great River Arts Center Gallery
"Volcanica" by Rachel Siegel, ongoing.
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.
Paper Birch Gallery
Art in the Evening, 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, www.lifesabirch.com.
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.
"Nickel and Dimed"
Presented by Guthrie Theater, through Aug. 31, Guthrie Lab, $22-$30, (612) 377-2224, www.guthrietheater.org.
Sept. 20, Historic State 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 Saturday, 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.
Minnesota State Fair
Bands, rides and games, today-Sept. 1, State Fairgrounds, (651) 642-2262, www.mnstatefair.org.
Got Milk? tour
Featuring karaoke and Battle of the Bands, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Cub's Grocery Store.
Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Xcel Energy Center, $71, $54 and $41, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
"Wiggly Safari Tour," 1 p.m. Aug. 30, noon and 4 p.m. Aug. 31, Xcel Energy Center, (651) 989-5151.
"Minnesota! It's Not Just for Lutherans Anymore ..."
Opens Sept. 5, 7 p.m. Fridays, 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesday, Brave New Workshop Theatre, (612) 332-6620, www.bravenewworkshop.com.
Paul Bunyan Playhouse
"Oklahoma" musical, 8 p.m. today and Friday, Historic Chief Theater, $15 (adults), $11 (under 18), $6 (under 12), (218) 751-7270, www.paulbunyanplayhouse.com.
Northwoods Rendezvous Bluegrass Music Festival
Featuring Gibson, Martin & I, Cotton Wood Curtis & Loretta Blue Wolf and Due North, Sept. 13-14, Pine Tree Park on Blackduck Lake, $4-$15.
Got Milk? tour
Karaoke and Battle of the Bands, 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Burnsville Center.
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 Theatres, $41-$63, (800) 362-3515.
"How to Talk Minnesotan"
Musical, 8 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Historic Holmes Theatre, (218) 844-SHOW.
Fourth annual One Big Event
Folk music festival with headliner Kelly Joe Phelps, Sept. 4-6, downtown Fargo and West Fargo, N.D., (701) 238-4383, www.debjenkins.com/folkfest.html.
"Songs from the Tall Grass"
Musical play, Thursdays-Sundays through Aug. 31; $12 advance, $15 at door (adults); $6 advance, $8 at door (children); $25 advance, $30 at door (family), (218) 736-5453, www.ffsongs.com.
Grand Casino Hinckley
Events & Convention Center
Blues Festival featuring B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Galactic and Mofro, amphitheater, 2 p.m. Sunday, $32, $39 and $48 at Grand Casino Hinckley and Grand Casino Mille Lacs box offices, or Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151.
Willie Nelson, 9 p.m. Aug. 29, amphitheater, sold out, at Grand Casino Hinckley and Grand Casino Mille Lacs box offices, or Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151.
Hank Williams Jr. and Uncle Kracker, 7 p.m. Sept. 4, amphitheater, $45, $38, $33 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
"On a Wing and a Prayer"
Prints by Abigail Merickel, through Aug. 31, Regional Cultural Center; reception 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
Kat Berentsen Quartet
Jazz and pop, 8 p.m. Friday, Regional Cultural Center, $10 (public), $8 (members), $5 (students), (218) 385-3339.
Got Milk? tour
Karaoke and Battle of the Bands, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Kwik Trip.
Got Milk? tour
Karaoke and Battle of the Bands, 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Cash Wise Foods.
Casey Greenleaf, author of "Death at the Door," 6-8 p.m. today, Book World.
Used book sale
Presented by Friends of the Library, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Brainerd Public Library, 829-5574.
Alice Palace, children's book illustrator, noon-3 p.m. Aug. 30, Christmas Point.
Dream Catcher Workshop
Instructed by May Wojak, Ojibwe Tribal Elder, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, The Crossing, $25 (members), $30 (non-members), with $10 supply fee, pre-registration requested, (218) 833-0416.
"Haiti," slide show and talk by Chip Borkenhagen, noon Sept. 4, free, Central Lakes College, 855-8183.
EAST GULL LAKE
Wine Glass Painting Classes
Ongoing through summer, Stable Gallery at Madden's, $20 (includes materials), (218) 575-2976.
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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