For week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Double DJs (variety) Fri-Sat
Blue Ox Bar
Boom Candle (rock) Thur-Sat
Magic Box (rock) Sun
Shotgun Sally (variety) Mon-Wed
Whiskey Logic (variety) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Free Ride (variety) Thur-Sat
Stampede (classic country) Sun, 8 p.m.-midnight
J. Bobby Hamilton (country rock) Wed
Killer Hayseeds (country) Thur-Fri
Chase Roberts (country rock) Sat
Leap 27 (rock) Sun
Marina Lounge (Breezy Point Resort)
Tami & the Bachelor (variety) Thur-Sat, Mon-Wed
Dockside Bar (Breezy Point Resort)
Chris "Elvis" Olson (Elvis impersonator) Sat, 8:30-11 p.m.
Prime Time Charlie's
Stool Pigeons (rock) Fri-Sun
Martin Zellar (variety) Fri
Rick Sterling (blues) Sat
Tim Mahoney (variety) Sun
East Gull Lake
The O'Madden Pub (Madden's Resort)
Donny Vosen (variety) Thur-Sat, Mon-Wed
Madden's Town Hall Center (Madden's Resort)
Starting Lineup (variety) Sat
The Blue Goose
Troubleshooter (variety) Fri-Sat
Bar Harbor Supper Club
Sawtell (variety) Thur-Sat, Tue-Wed
Steve Anderson (variety) Sun-Mon, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
West Side Bar
Wayne Renn Band (country) Thur-Sat
To Be Announced Wed
Larson's Barn Dance
The Mustangs (variety) Sat
Silent Partner (rock) Fri-Sat
Lee Bone (R&B) Fri-Sat
Amateur night Sun
Deuces Wild, Fri 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
SKAATYRS, Sat 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Diane Saumer & Friends (variety) Wed
Club Y Bar & Grill
Pork Chop (rock) Fri
Copperhead (country rock) Sat-Sun
"Mosquitoes Tore at My Flesh, or How I Spent My Brainerd Summer Vacation" improvisational comedy show, 9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Bob Dryden Theatre, Central Lakes College, Brainerd campus, $10, call 855-8199.
Grassroots Concerts series
Tish Hinojosa and her trio open the Grassroots Concerts fall season, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium, $10 at the gate.
Area actors Jason Schommer and Thom Haggerty star in "Greater Tuna," a comedy production with two actors, 20 characters, 46 costume changes, 8 p.m. Sept. 21-23, Charles Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School, $5, call (320) 632-0960.
Pequot Lakes auditions
Pequot Lakes Community Theater auditions, 7 p.m. Sept. 8 and 11, Pequot Lakes High School for "Amahl and the Night Visitors," scheduled to open Nov. 4, call 568-9200 for more information.
Little Falls performing
Great River Arts Association's concert season opens Sept. 29 with the George Mauer Group, 7:30 p.m., Charles Martin Auditorium, $10, call (320) 632-0960; seven other events scheduled through March 2001.
Magical World of Dancing Horses, Friesian horses from California, 7 p.m. Sept. 9, Brainerd Area Civic Center, $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for children, call 678-4125.
Bay Ministries youth concert
Brainerd Area Youth Ministries hosts concert and teen dance, featuring acoustic rockers LaRue and comedian Darren Streblo, 8 p.m. Sept. 23, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, $10 at the gate.
"Collection of Artworks from the TP&H Studio" exhibit by Brainerd artist Stephen Seevers, through August, downtown Little Falls, free.
Medical Center Gallery
"Spirit of Classical Realism" exhibit by Katherine Lichy, through August, downtown Little Falls, free.
Brainerd City Hall
Photo exhibit by Gary Fitch, through August, free.
Brainerd Public Library
Group exhibit by members of the Encore Arts, through Sept. 30.
Regional Cultural Center
Mixed media exhibit by Shirlee Aho Daulton and Sandra Dalton Shaughnessy, through Sept. 4, downtown New York Mills, call 385-3339.
Jaques Art Center
"Our Mother Earth" exhibit of works by established Ojibwe artists, including George Morrison, through September, free.
Great River Arts Association presents five-day residential drawing workshop with Little Falls artist Charles Kapsner, Sept. 18-22, all skill levels, registration deadline Sept. 8, $250 including lunches, call (320) 632-0960.
Rolling Plains Art Gallery, organized by the Plains Art Museum of Fargo, visits Onamia Sept. 12-18 as part of 12-community tour of Minnesota, call (320) 532-4695, extension 2120 for more information.
"Paintings with Respect and a Dream" exhibit by Twin Cities artist John Leonardo Acosta, Sept. 5-Oct. 5, Central Lakes College Gallery, Brainerd campus, public presentation by the artist at noon Sept. 21, followed by reception at 1 p.m. in the gallery, Acosta will conduct hands-on demonstration at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in the art room, call 855-8183 or 855-8188 for more information.
Oil painter Esther San Felippo will exhibit her works, Friday-Oct. 31, Evelyn Matthies' Porthole Gallery, Brainerd, with meet-the-artist reception 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 26.
Out of town
Minnesota State Fair
Runs through Monday at the fairgrounds, call (651) 642-2200 for details.
Ordway Center for
the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
"Don Quixote de La Minny," Sept. 6-24, $13-$17; "Buddy ... The Buddy Holly Story," today-Sept. 3, $24-$55; "Ten Years Apart," Sept. 12-Oct. 22, $20-$30; "Rent" opens March 13, $30-$65; call (651) 224-4222.
10 W. Seventh St.
"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood -- A Hands-on Exhibit," Tuesday-Sunday through Sept. 10; interactive math exhibit "Go Figure!" through Monday; call (651) 225-6000.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave.
"Body Work," an exhibit featuring 10 internationally famous photographers, including Edward Steichen, Edward Weston and Bill Brandt, through Oct. 8; "The Metamorphosis to Freedom" gouache exhibit by Holocaust survivor Dr. Robert Fisch, through Oct. 15, free; (612) 870-3000.
725 Vineland Place
"Hedda Gabler," by Henrik Ibsen, through Sept. 17, with evening and matinee performances, $16-$42, call 877-447-8243; "To Fool the Eye" opens Oct. 7.
The Children's Theatre Co.
2400 Third Ave. S.
"Stamping, Shouting and Singing Home," Friday-Oct. 22, call (612) 874-0400.
Hennepin Broadway Series opens Tuesday with "Annie Get Your Gun" starring Marilu Henner, through Sept. 10, followed by "Tallulah" Oct. 3-8, starring Kathleen Turner as the legendary Tallulah Bankhead, season tickets start at $104, call Ticketmaster at (612) 673-0404.
Twin Cities concerts
Tower of Power, tonight, Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater; Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kansas, Saturday, Minnesota State Fair Grandstand; Reba McEntire, Oct. 3, Target Center; call Ticketmaster at (612) 989-5151.
Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra will fill 12 openings in strings, woodwinds and brass sections with auditions by appointment in September, call 733-7577 or consult www.dsso.com.
Minnesota Renaissance Festival, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends (and Labor Day) through Sept. 24, $15.95 for adults, $6.95 for children (under 5 free), call (952) 445-7361.
Blues festival, Saturday and Sunday, Silver Star Festival Park, starting at 4 p.m. each day, $10 for adults, $5 for children, call 732-9439.
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