For week of Aug. 26-Sept. 2; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Fat Chance, Thu-Sat
Jasmine Caine, Mon-Wed
Deuces Wild, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fri
Bear Creek Band, Thu
Tripp 40, Fri
Sugar Bush, Sat
The Old Waterfall
Highway 371 North
Blues Train, 8 p.m.-midnight Sun
Laura Kincaid, 7-9 p.m. Sat
Hellandback, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fri, patio
Mraz Bros., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sat, patio
Suicide Blonde, Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Stool Pigeons, Fri-Sat
The New Exchange
Silent Partner, 9:30 p.m. Sat
DJ JP, 10 p.m. Fri-Sat
Kristi & Jeff, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Sat, patio
EAST GULL LAKE
Bryan Barber (acoustic guitarist), Mon-Tue
The Blue Goose
Diamond River, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri-Sat, $3
The Wagon Wheel
Headin Back, Sat
Easy Money, Fri-Sat
Lorie Line & Her
Pop Chamber Orchestra
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, $40, $29, 1-888-765-0966, www.ticketworks.com.
6:30 p.m. Sept. 2, 16 and 30, Coco Moon, free.
Woodtick Band, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, through Sept. 11, $13.50 (adults), $12.50 (seniors), $6.50 (ages 7-12), free (age 6 and under), 1-800-644-6892, (218) 652-4400, www.woodticktheater.com.
Upper Mississippians, 12-piece 1920s band, 7 p.m. Sunday, Woodtick Theater, $11.50 (adults), $5.50 (children), www.woodticktheater.com.
Third annual Lakes
Featuring Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike, David Davis and the Warrior River Boys and regional bands, Friday-Sunday, Ski Gull, $10-$35, www.lakesbluegrassfestival.org, (866) 568-7366.
Jeff Engholm and
Concert in the Park, 4 p.m. Sunday, Maple Island Park, free.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Events & Convention Center
Bill Cosby, 6 and 9 p.m. Thursday, $32, $42, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Crystal Gayle, 5 and 8 p.m. Sept. 11, $15 and $22, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Sammo and the
Clearwater Hot Club
Grassroots Concert, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Pequot Lakes School auditorium, $10, www.clearwaterhotclub.com.
Comedy, 7 p.m. Sept. 18, Pequot Lakes High School auditorium, $50 (Golden Circle, includes 6 p.m. pre-show visit with Anderson, signed copy of latest book and seating in front of stage), $25 (general admission), tickets available at Pequot Physical Therapy Services, Black Pine Beach Resort in Pequot Lakes, Fitzpatrick & Nelson Law Office in Brainerd, or by calling Aggie Stroot at (218) 568-3968. All proceeds benefit Mounted Eagles. Tickets are tax deductible.
Batcher Block Opera House
Breast cancer fund-raiser, 6 p.m. Friday, Batcher Block Opera House.
The Diamonds, 1950s-style band, 8 p.m. Saturday, Batcher Black Opera House, $25, www.batcherblock.com.
Sunday Summer Festival
Featuring music by Cleo Kuelbs, watercolor demonstration by Pam Collins and book signing by Sandy Opiem, 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Living Legacy Gardens, free.
Friends in Concert
Featuring area musicians, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Centennial Auditorium, $8 (adult advance), $10 (adult at door), $4 (student advance), $5 (student at door), $25 (family advance), $30 (family at door), tickets at Centennial box office, (218) 894-5416, 1-800-213-6877.
Fifth and Laurel streets
Adrien Town and Helen Smith, paintings, ongoing.
Evelyn Matthies' Gallery
712 Washington St.
David Ostrowski, "Woods & Waters, My Impressions of Minnesota," through Saturday.
Brainerd Public Library
Work by Encore Arts Club members, through October.
Virginia MacArthur, landscapes and floral watercolors, through Tuesday.
Crow Wing County
Historical Society Museum
"Bird's-Eye View," old and new photographs of Brainerd, ongoing.
"Dressing Up and Stepping Out," ongoing.
"No Time to Play," collectible toys, ongoing.
"Fashion: Function, Style, Fad," children's exhibit, ongoing.
Central Lakes College Gallery
"7 Scenes," photographs by Tema Stauffer, through Sept. 23.
Ripple River Gallery
Bob Carls, Dick Cooter and Mike Marth; wood, clay and mixed media; through Sept. 12.
Lions eighth annual
Fall Crafts Spectacular
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 18, Deerwood Auditorium, (218) 534-3163.
EAST GULL LAKE
Stable Gallery at Madden's Resort
Various artists, through October. Gallery hours noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
Northwoods Arts Festival
Art sales, music, book signings, poetry readings, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Hackensack Community Building.
Antiques and Collectibles Fair
Presented by West Side Improvement Association, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12, LeBourget Park, (320) 632-3792,
Pine River Quilt Show
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 11, United Methodist Church, free, (218) 587-2369.
Out of town
"Death of a Salesman"
Through Sept. 19, Guthrie Theater Mainstage, $14-54, (612) 377-2224, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
"Lady with a Lapdog"
Sept. 18-Oct. 10, Guthrie Lab, $22-30, (612) 377-2224, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
Minnesota State Fair
Pop, rock, country, progressive rock and comedy, Thursday-Sept. 6, variety of ticket prices, some free shows, (651) 288-4467, www.mnstatefair.org.
Sept. 4, Xcel Energy Center, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Sixth annual Bluegrass
Music, workshops and camping, evening Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 11, 9 a.m.-1:20 p.m. Sept. 12, Pine Tree Park, $4-15 (music), $20-22 (per night camping), (218) 835-5241. Featuring The Berge Family, Lorene Clark & Laurentian Divide, The Better Than Nothin' Family Players, County 20 and Trillium.
"Totally Terrific TreeHouses"
Exhibit, through Oct. 10, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, $7 (adults), free (ages 15 and under, members), (952) 443-1400, www.arboretum.umn.edu.
Old Log Theater
"Over the River and Through the Woods," comedic play, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 4, $22, (952) 474-5951, www.oldlog.com.
Brennen Leigh and Seth Hulbert
Bluegrass duo, 9 p.m. Friday, Great Northern, downtown, free, all ages, (701) 365-8238.
"Songs from the Tall Grass"
Thursdays-Sundays through Sept. 4, and 2 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 2, 5, Center for the Arts, $17 (adults advance), $20 (adults at door), $7 (children advance), $10 (children at door), $50 (family advance), $60 (family at door), (218) 998-ARTS, www.fftallgrass.com.
Homeland Security Band
5-7 p.m. Thursday, Broadway Park.
Featuring Lori B, Slaid Cleaves, Hot Club of Cowtown, 6 p.m. Sept. 10, Davies Theatre, $50, (218) 326-1234.
Grand Casino Hinckley
Events & Convention Center
George Jones, 9 p.m. Friday, $21, $28, $35, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Don Williams, 4 and 7 p.m. Sept. 12, $25, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Cultural Center
Ellen Diederick and Grace Haverty, watercolors, through Sunday, free.
"Lines and Light," poems and photographs by Sharon Harris and Tarah Wolff, ongoing, free.
Oliver Family String Ensembles, 7 p.m. Sunday, free.
Kent DuChaine, 8 p.m. Sept. 4, $8 (members), $10 (non-members), $5 (students).
Kip Peltoniemi, 8 p.m. Sept. 25, $8 (members), $10 (non-members), $5 (students).
Terrace Mills Festival
Irish music featuring Katie McMahon and Riverside String Band, 3 p.m. Sunday, $5 (adults), $2 (children under 13), $4 (TMF members).
For Central Lakes College's "The Children's Hour" and "Sweeney Todd," 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Dryden and Chalberg Theatres, CLC, (218) 855-8202, (218) 855-8255.
Tanzania, Pat Milloy and Sharon Kramer, noon Sept. 2, Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College, free, 855-8183.
Unlimited Learning series
"Where Should I Put My X? Understanding the 2004 Election Issues," Michael Ceriello, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Hallett Community Center, $6.
Art workshop for kids, 10 a.m. to noon second Saturday of the month, Crossing Arts Center, $8 per child (non-members), $3 per child (members), limited to first 20 registrants, 828-5372.
Community Band rehearsals
7-9 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 13, Central Lakes College music room, (218) 855-8215.
Mille Lacs Indian Museum
12 miles north of Onamia
on Highway 169
Showcase of Mille Lacs Band Artists and Silent Auction, through September.
Moccasin Game, noon Sundays through summer.
Applique Beading Workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, $40 (public), $35 (Minnesota Historical Society members), $5 (supply fee), (320) 532-3632. Register by Aug. 25.
Ojibwe Moccasin Workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 11-12, $40 (public), $35 (Minnesota Historical Society members), $20 (supply fee), (320) 532-3632. Register by Sept. 8.
5-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, Mille Lacs Band District I Community Center, Vineland, free. For information, call Rick Anderson at (320) 532-8847.
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