For week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Tippin Over (variety) Fri-Sat
Blue Ox Bar
Annex (rock) Thur-Sat
Magic Box (rock) Sun
Shotgun Sally (rock) Mon-Wed
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist (jazz/swing), Sat, 7-10 p.m.
Whiskey Logic (country rock) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Upper South (variety) Thur-Sat, Wed
Stampede (classic country) Sun, 8 p.m.-midnight
Honey Wagon (rock) Fri
Leap 27 (rock) Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Stool Pigeons (rock) Fri-Sat
Big Walter Smith (blues) Sat
East Gull Lake
The O'Madden Pub (Madden's Resort)
Donny Vosen (variety) Thur-Sat, Mon-Wed
The Blue Goose
Avalanche (variety) Fri-Sat
Bar Harbor Supper Club
Robin Cooke (variety) Thur-Sun, Wed, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
West Side Bar
J. Bobby Hamilton (country rock) Thur
High Noon (country) Fri
To Be Announced Sat
Larson's Barn Dance
Buccaneers (polka) Sat
Muddy Water (country) Fri-Sat
Lee Bone (R&B) Fri-Sat
Amateur night Sun
Central Lakes College Theatre Department presents the Geritol Frolics in "New York, New York," 3 p.m. today and Friday and Oct. 4-6, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 6-7, John Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus, $12, call 855-8199 or 800-933-0346, extension 8199.
Grassroots Concerts series
Folk musician Bob Franke at Grassroots Concerts, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nisswa Community Center, $10 at the gate; Buffalo Gals, Oct. 13.
Little Falls performing arts season
Great River Arts Association's concert season opens Friday with the George Maurer Group, 7:30 p.m., Charles Martin Auditorium, $10, call (320) 632-0960; a cappella group Tonic Sol-Fa next in series, Oct. 28.
CLC Theatre auditions
Auditions for Central Lakes College Theatre Department's "A Christmas Carol" production, Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon for children 12 and under, 1:30 p.m. for all others, and Sunday starting at 2 p.m., Bob Dryden Theatre, call Director Marion Graham Spradlin at 855-8255 for more information.
Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts presents The Children's Theatre Co. of Minneapolis production of "Lyle the Crocodile," 7 p.m. Oct. 7, Pequot Lakes High School auditorium, $11 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for children 12 and under, two free children's tickets offered with each adult ticket, call 568-9200.
Great River Arts Association presents Jim Miller of Bemidji in a House Concert, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Jerry's Supper Club, Little Falls, tickets at the door, call (320) 632-0960.
Country music stars
"Legends of Country Music," including Ray Price, Johnny Paycheck, Kitty Wells and others, in concert, 3 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, $19-$24, call Ticketmaster at (612) 989-5151.
A World of Music
Music historian and musician Lauren Pelon presents "A World of Music," featuring 125 instruments, 7 p.m. Oct. 9, St. Francis Music Center, Little Falls, free, call (320) 632-0960 for reservations.
Lakes Area Concert Association season opens Oct. 19 with Moscow Nights, followed by Max Morath on Nov. 16, Lessack & O'Brien on Jan. 29, The Booher Family on March 9 and Silver Cornet Band on May 2, $25 for adult season tickets, $10 for students, call 829-3379.
"Paintings with Respect and a Dream" exhibit by Twin Cities artist John Leonardo Acosta, through Oct. 5, Central Lakes College Gallery, Brainerd campus; "Portraits 2000," a photographic exhibit, opens this week in the halls near the CLC gallery.
Acrylic and watercolor exhibit by Brainerd artist Jean London, through Oct. 22.
Evelyn Matthies Gallery
"Recurring Elements of Daily Farm Life" exhibit by Esther San Felippo, through October, 712 Washington St., Brainerd.
Brainerd Public Library
Group exhibit by members of the Encore Arts, through Saturday.
Morrison County Government Center
"Collection of Artworks from the TP&H Studio" exhibit by Brainerd artist Stephen Seevers, through October, downtown Little Falls, free.
Family Medical Center Gallery
Exhibit by Janis Gallagher Young, through October, downtown Little Falls, free.
Jaques Art Center
"Our Mother Earth" exhibit of works by Ojibwe artists, including George Morrison, through September, free.
Ripple River Gallery
Woodblock prints by Fergus Falls artist Charles Beck featured during the Deerwood gallery's open house Saturday-Oct. 8, also works by weaver Bev Martin of Duluth and wood turner Bob Carls of Deerwood, call (218) 678-2575.
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
Exhibit by 27 northern Minnesota artists in several media through October, free.
The Finishing Touch
Reception and signing for Tom Clark and Timothy Wolfe, clay sculpture artists, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, The Finishing Touch, East Brainerd Mall.
Out of town
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Flaco-Jimenez and Freddy Fender "Tex-Mex Celebration," 8 p.m. Saturday, $30; "Ten Years Apart" through Oct. 22, $20-$30; "Rent" opens March 13, $30-$65; call (651) 224-4222.
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 W. Seventh St.
The Amazing Castle exhibit through Nov. 5; Habitot Halloween exhibit, 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 27; call (651) 225-6000.
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
"When the Dinosaurs Were Gone" exhibit opens Oct. 7, call (651) 221-9444 or visit www.smm.org.
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; call (612) 870-3000.
725 Vineland Place
"To Fool the Eye" by Jean Anouilh opens Oct. 7, call 877-447-8243
700 N. First St.
"The Invention of Love" by Tom Stoppard opens Oct. 20, call 877-447-8243.
The Children's Theatre Co.
2400 Third Ave. S.
"Stamping, Shouting and Singing Home," through Oct. 22, call (612) 874-0400.
Hennepin Broadway Series presents "Tallulah," Oct. 3-8, starring Kathleen Turner as the legendary Tallulah Bankhead; "Dame Edna: The Royal Tour" opens Oct. 24, with five other productions in the series; season tickets start at $104, call Ticketmaster at (612) 673-0404.
Twin Cities concerts
Reba McEntire, Oct. 3, Target Center; Tina Turner and Joe Cocker, Nov. 11, Target Center; Joan Baez, Oct. 27, O'Shaughnessy Auditorium; call Ticketmaster at (612) 989-5151.
Tina Turner in concert Nov. 9, Fargodome, with guest Joe Cocker, $35.25-$79.25, call Ticketmaster at (701) 235-7171 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
"Back to Broadway" concert by Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, with soprano Jan Horvath and tenor Doug LaBrecque, 8 p.m. Oct. 14, $16-$37, call 733-7577 or consult www.dsso.com.
Midwest Country Music Theater presents accordionist Hank Thunander, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, $7.50, call 888-729-1033.
Paramount Theatre presents jazz singer Connie Evingson's "Tribute to Peggy Lee," 8 p.m. Saturday, $17 for adults, $12 for seniors, call (320) 257-3121.
Omaha Theater Co. production of "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters," 7:30 p.m. Friday, Benedicta Arts Center, College of St. Benedict, $10, call (320) 363-5777.
Children's art workshop
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center offers the Kulcher Klub, a twice-monthly creative workshop for preschoolers through sixth-graders; "Autumn Winds are Blowing" next in the series, Oct. 7, followed by other workshops Oct. 21, Nov. 4 and Nov. 18; call 385-3339.
Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of Charles Lindbergh, will sign her children's picture books Oct. 14 at Bookin' It Bookstore in downtown Little Falls, call (320) 632-1848 or 800-809-1848.
Realgoodwords, a local press, is requesting creative writing submissions for its fall edition, send poems, essays or short stories to 269 Birchdale Road N., Brainerd, MN 56401 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 31.
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