For week of Sept. 13-19; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Rags (rock) Thur-Sat
Kat Blu (rock) Tue-Wed
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist (jazz/swing), Sat, 7-10 p.m.
Deuces Wild (variety) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Wolf Butte (country) Thur-Sat
Night Prism (variety) Wed
South Long Lake
Upper South Band (variety) Fri
To Be Announced Fri-Sat
Marina Bar, Breezy Point Resort
Tami & the Bachelor (variety) Thur-Sat, Mon-Wed
Prime Time Charlie's
Great Outdoors (rock) Fri-Sat
Stool Pigeons (rock) Fri-Sat
To Be Announced Fri
Lamont Cranston (R&B) Sat
East Gull Lake
O'Madden Pub (Madden's Resort)
To Be Announced Thur-Sat
Stoney Savanna (variety) Mon-Wed
Bar Harbor Supper Club
Sawtell (variety) Thur-Sun, Wed
The Blue Goose
Led Stetson (country rock) Fri-Sat
Blue Port Supper Club
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist (jazz/swing), Sun, 5-8:30 p.m.
West Side Bar
Eagle River (country rock) Thur-Sat
Free Ride (variety) Wed
Muddy Water (country) Fri-Sat
The Nisswa Grille
Diane Saumer & Friends (variety) Sat, 6-10 p.m.
Folk-blues musician Pat Donohue opens Grassroots Concerts fall season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nisswa Community Center, $10 for adults, $5 for children at the gate only; Norman Blake and Peter Ostroushko, Oct. 12.
Christian rock concert
Brainerd Area Youth Ministries presents rock-pop bands Skillet, Justifide and Pillar in concert, 7 p.m. Saturday, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, 825-9149.
Staples Area Men's Chorus
Staples Area Men's Chorus dinner concert, 6 p.m. Sunday, Driftwood Resort, call (218) 568-4221 for tickets.
Sinatra Sings Sinatra
Frank Sinatra Jr. in concert, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, features songs made famous by Frank Sinatra Sr., tickets available at Ticketmaster, (651) 989-5151, or at casino.
'Once Upon a Time'
Children's Theatre Co. production of Brothers Grimm fairy tales, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Pequot Lakes School auditorium, $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5 for youths, one free child's ticket for ages 12 and under for every adult or senior ticket bought, call (218) 568-9200.
Lakes Area Concert Association
Season tickets on sale for Lakes Area Concert Association 2001-2001 performing arts season, which opens Oct. 15 with Tom Prin Trio in Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, followed by Washington Sax Quartet on Nov. 18, New York Theater Ballet's "Cinderella" on Jan. 29, Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers on March 18 and Marcoux Corner a cappella quartet on April 17, $25 for single, $55 for family, 829-3379.
Folk singer Charlie Maguire opens Great River Arts Association House Concerts series, 7 p.m. Sept. 28, Jason's Casual Dining, Little Falls, $7 for adults, $3 for children at the gate; Boulder Roll, Oct. 26.
New Frolics' production
Geritol Frolics presents "Say It With Music" music and dance revue, Sept. 26-Oct. 6, with evening and matinee performances, John Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College, Brainerd, $12, 855-8199 or 800-933-0346.
Central Lakes College Gallery
"A Glimpse of Latin America" photography exhibit by Dick Bancroft, through September, with artist lectures at noon and 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in E-354, Brainerd campus.
Jaques Art Center
"Heritage Art Exhibit" by early 20th century Aitkin area artists, through Nov. 3; beginning rosemaling workshop, Sunday-Tuesday, with gold medalist Shirley Evenstad of Richfield, $75 plus $10 for supplies, downtown Aitkin; (218) 927-2363.
"Listen to the Trees, Black on White, and Other Stuff" exhibit by Angela Beaumont, through October, downtown Little Falls.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"Realistic Nostalgic Art" exhibit by Kathy Porwall, through October, 811 Second St. S.E., Little Falls.
Brainerd Public Library
Exhibit by Gail Walsh, through September.
Brainerd City Hall
Encore Art Club member show, through October.
Gabe D. Leon exhibit, through October.
Stable Gallery, Madden's Resort
East Gull Lake
Exhibit by Northfield artist Frederick Somers, through Oct. 24.
Little Falls workshop
"Drawing with the Masters" workshop with Little Falls artist Charles Kapsner, Sept. 21-23 and Jan. 11-13, Initiative Foundation in Little Falls, registration deadline Dec. 30 for winter session, $125, (320) 632-0960.
Art as business
"Taking Care of Business" workshops for artists, Oct. 6, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8, Initiative Foundation, Little Falls, $150, (320) 632-0960.
Out of town
for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Comedic musical "Bingo" opens Tuesday, $35-$45, (651) 224-4222.
Xcel Energy Center
"Family Values Tour" featuring Stone Temple Pilots, Staind and others, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, $44; "An Evening with Bob Dylan," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, $31-$45; (651) 989-5151.
Minnesota Crafts Council's 16th annual "Fiber and Metal Arts Show," 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 29 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 30, Fine Arts Center, State Fairgrounds, $4 for adults, free for children, (612) 333-7789.
Brave New Workshop's "Flanagan's Wake" runs weekly Thursday-Sunday, (612) 332-6620.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave.
"Degas & America" exhibit, through Sunday, (612) 870-3131.
725 Vineland Place
Tony Award-winning play "Da," Sept. 28-Oct. 21 with evening and matinee performances, $16-$44, 877-447-8243.
Historic Orpheum Theatre
Musical "Mamma Mia!" Nov. 9-Dec. 22, $27-$67, (612) 673-0404.
The Children's Theatre Co.
2400 Third Ave. S.
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," through Nov. 3; "Dragonwings," through Oct. 21; call (612) 874-0400 for ticket information.
Merle Haggard and George Jones in concert, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Grand Casino Hinckley;, $25-$39, (651) 989-5151; Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, Oct. 3.
Blackduck Community Education Music Festival featuring bluegrass, old time and Celtic folk music, Friday-Sunday, ticket prices vary, (218) 835-5241.
Neil Diamond in concert, Oct. 29, the Fargodome, $37.50-$59.50; Lorie Line in concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 15, $26-$40.50; (701) 235-7171.
"Bela Petheo, Works Between 1985 and 2000: A Retrospective" exhibit, through Oct. 4, St. John's University Art Center galleries, artist's reception 2-4 p.m. Saturday and slide show and lecture by the St. Cloud artist 7 p.m. Sept. 20, (320) 363-2701.
Heartland Poets meeting, 6-10 p.m. Friday, large meeting room of Brainerd Public Library.
Festival of Adventures
A look back at Aitkin's past, Saturday and Sunday, Aitkin City Park, $5 at gate, $3 in advance at Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce, Butlers and banks.
Tour of Homes
Heartland Symphony Tour of Homes fund-raiser, Sunday, Little Falls, $10, call 800-826-1997.
Bluegrass jams on first, third and fifth Thursdays of each month at Coco Moon in downtown Brainerd, starting at 6:30 p.m., and every Saturday at Lakes Music in Pequot Lakes, starting at 1 p.m., call Charlotte Curtis at (218) 692-4035 for more information.
Lindbergh Elementary School dedicates the fresco "Beginnings" by Little Falls artist Charles Kapsner, 5-7 p.m. Friday.
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