For week of Sept. 19-25; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Annex (rock) Thur
The Package (rock) Fri-Sat
Baby Grand (rock) Mon-Wed
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist, (soothing jazz) Fri, 5-8 p.m.
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist, (soothing jazz) Sat, 7-10 p.m.
Crossing Arts Center
Cliff Veronick, pianist, Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist, and John Fisker, bass, (soothing jazz) Thurs, 7:30-9 p.m.
Muddy Water (country) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Killer Hayseeds (country rock) Thur
Silent Partner (rock) Fri-Sat
Preston & Paulzine (variety) Wed
Jonah & the Whales (variety) Fri-Sat
Marina Bar (Breezy Point Resort)
Tami & the Bachelor (variety) Thur-Sat, Mon-Wed
Prime Time Charlie's
Free Ride (variety) Fri-Sat
Chris Olson as Elvis, Fri
Lamont Cranston (R&B) Sat
DJ by JP, Fri-Sat
East Gull Lake
O'Madden Pub (Madden's Resort)
Paul Berget (variety) Thur-Sat
Jack Tango (variety) Mon-Wed
The Blue Goose
Geno Roberto & the Durangoes (country rock) Fri-Sat
Sawtell (variety) Thur-Sun, Wed
West Side Bar
Magic Box (rock) Thur-Sat
Wildcat Creek (country rock) Wed
SKATYRS (rock) Sat
The Nisswa Grille
Lee Bone (variety) Thur-Sat, 6-10 p.m.
Little Falls stage season
Great River Arts Association's performing arts season opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday with singer Katy Tessman, Pine Edge Inn, Little Falls, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, (320) 632-0960; Peter Mayer, Oct. 4.
Aitkin Friends of the Arts hosts "Scandinavian Dessert Buffet" and Skal Klubb concert, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aitkin High School, $6, available at Jaques Art Center or Independent Age, (218) 927-2267.
Country music show
Northwoods Opry presents country music singers Jean Shepard and Charlie Louvin in concert, 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday, American Legion Post 137, Royalton, $20-$35, (320) 355-2696.
Men's chorus recruiting
Staples Area Men's Chorus recruiting new members at rehearsal, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Staples Motley High School choir room, (218) 894-1899.
"Celtic Crossroads" production, featuring Northwind Crossing band and McNaughton Irish Step Dancers, 7 p.m. Sept. 27, Pine River-Backus High School auditorium, Pine River, call Pine River-Backus Community Education for ticket information, (218) 587-2080.
Prudence Johnson in Grassroots Concerts series, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Pequot Lakes High School auditorium, $15 at the gate, which opens at 6:30 p.m.; Douglas Wood, Oct. 11.
River of Life Productions presents Legacy Five gospel group in concert, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, $12 in advance at area Christian bookstores, KTIG Radio or by calling 829-0065, or $15 at the gate.
New York Mills concert
Beth Custer and her jazz ensemble in concert, 8 p.m. Sept. 28, New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, downtown, $10 at the gate.
Community theater production
On Stage Community Theater troupe presents "Annie," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-12 and 17-19, and 2 p.m. Oct. 13 and 20, Franklin Junior High School, $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, 828-5372.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra fall concert, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, and Oct. 19, Wadena Memorial Auditorium, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Little Falls High School auditorium, call 800-826-1997 for ticket information.
Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts season opens with Children's Theater Co. of Minneapolis production of "Snowflake," 2 p.m. Oct. 12, Pequot Lakes High School auditorium, followed by "Lucky Stiff" on Oct. 25-27 and Nov. 1-3 and five other productions through April 4, season tickets $60 for adults, $55 for seniors, call (218) 568-9200 for more information.
Lakes Area Concert Association
Lakes Area Concert Association performing arts season opens Oct. 19 with Dare to Breathe quintet, followed by The Abaca String Band on Nov. 10, Dance Through Time on Feb. 12, Per Tengstand on March 11 and Barbary Coast Dixieland Band on April 25, $25 season ticket for individual, $65 for family, 829-3379 or 828-7105; Brassissimo Vienna opens Central Lakes Concert Series on Sept. 26 at Alexandria-Jefferson High School; all concerts start at 7:30 p.m.
Classic Country Jamboree
John Conlee, Little Jimmy Dickens, Jerry Reed, Jeannie C. Riley and other country music stars of the 1960s and 1970s hosted by George "Goober" Lindsey, 3 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, $19 and $26 at the casino or (651) 989-5151.
Jaques Art Center
"Visions from the Land of the Midnight Sun" Scandinavian exhibit, through Oct. 26, downtown.
Ripple River Gallery
"Time and Place" exhibit featuring works by bead artist Jo Wood and fiber artist Tina Fung-Holder, through Sept. 29.
Government Center Gallery
"Spirit Dimensional Abstract Art" exhibit by Wayne Smith, through October, 213 S.E. First Ave.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"Paint, Pattern and Cloth" exhibit by Judith Visker, through October, 811 S.E. Second St.
Painting exhibit by Irene Schalow, through Oct. 15.
Arts and crafts show
Deerwood Lakes Lions' sixth annual Fall Craft Spectacular, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Deerwood Auditorium.
Mille Lacs Indian Museum
Minnesota Historical Society offers series of workshops on traditional Ojibwe skills, including baby moccasins Oct. 19-20 and Ojibwe moccasins Nov. 9-10, $25 plus supplies, call (320) 532-3632 for more information.
NY Mills Regional Cultural Center
Mixed media collage exhibit by Joyce Haviland and glass exhibit by Larry Bautch, through Oct. 23; painting exhibit by Kathleen and Maureen Welter opens Oct. 6 with 1-4 p.m. reception, downtown.
Exhibit by painter Fred Somers through Oct. 15, Madden's Resort, Gull Lake.
Out of town
Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors," Sept. 28-Nov. 3, $16-$46, 877-447-8243.
700 N. First St.
World premiere of Jane Martin's "Good Boys," through Sunday, $26-$30, 877-44 STAGE.
Children's Theatre Co.
2400 Third Ave.
"A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings," through Oct. 19, $12-$25 for children, $16-$31 for adults, (612) 874-0400.
Grand Casino Hinckley presents B.B. King Blues Festival with B.B. King, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the Fabulous Thunderbirds and Shane Henry, 2 p.m. Sept. 29, $29, (651) 989-5151.
21st annual Millstream Arts Festival, featuring music, art and food, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29, Riverside Park, $1 donation, (320) 253-0679.
Comedian Bill Cosby in concert, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 8, St. Cloud State University, $24-$32, (320) 255-2205.
Historical costumes and uniforms on display at Morrison County Historical Society annual meeting and dinner, 6 p.m. Sunday, Jason's Casual Dining, Little Falls, call (320) 632-4007 for more information.
Cultural Thursday presentation on Venezuela by Gary Payne of Baxter, noon Oct. 3, Central Lakes College Lecture Hall, Brainerd campus.
Arts center fund-raiser
Benefit art auction for Great River Arts Association's new art center, 7 p.m. Nov. 2, downtown Little Falls, $20 in advance, $25 at the gate, call (320) 632-0960 for more information.
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 3 p.m., call Charlotte Curtis at (218) 692-4035 for more information.
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.
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