For week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Rags (rock) Thur
Dozer (rock) Fri-Sat
Baby Grand (rock) Mon-Wed
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist, (soothing jazz) Fri, 7-10 p.m.
Deuces Wild (variety) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Free Ride (variety) Thur-Sat
Eagle River (country rock) Wed
Ded Walleye (rock) Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Baby Grand (rock) Fri-Sat
Blues Train (blues) Sun, 8 p.m.-midnight
24 Seven, Sat
The Blue Goose
Muddy Water (country) Fri-Sat
Bill Shaw (variety) Thur-Sun, Wed
West Side Bar
Southern Uprising (country rock) Thur-Sat
'Macbeth' at CLC
Central Lakes College presents "Macbeth," 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and midnight today, John Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus, $5, 855-8218 or 800-933-0346.
Larry Penn in Grassroots Concerts series, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nisswa Community Center, $10 at the gate, which opens at 6:30 p.m.; Claudia Schmidt, Nov. 15.
Pequot Lakes theater
Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts presents "Lucky Stiff," 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Nov. 8-9, 2 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 10, and five other productions through April 4, season tickets $60 for adults, $55 for seniors, call (218) 568-9200 for more information.
Pianist Mary Beth Carlson in dinner concert, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sherwood Forest restaurant, Nisswa, sponsored by Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Center, call (218) 587-4423 for ticket information.
Free jazz concert
U.S. Army Field Band's Jazz Ambassadors in free concert, 8 p.m. Monday, Brainerd High School gymnasium, tickets available at The Brainerd Dispatch, Echo Publishing in Pequot Lakes and Pine River Journal.
Stroia Ballet Co. presents "The Nutcracker Ballet," 7 p.m. Nov. 8, Little Falls High School auditorium, and 7 p.m. Nov. 15, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, $10 for adults, $7 for children at Bridge of Harmony in Brainerd, at the door or call (320) 632-5531.
Lakes Area Concert Association
Lakes Area Concert Association presents The Abaca String Band, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, followed by 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; also Oldtyme in concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Sauk Centre High School; and Russian State Chorus in concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Park Rapids High School, both open to season ticket holders on a seats-available basis.
Children's Theatre in Staples
Children's Theatre Co. of Minneapolis presents "Snowflake," 2 p.m. Nov. 10, Centennial Auditorium, Staples, $10 for adults, $7 for students, (218) 894-5416 or 800-213-6877.
Joel Hanson, former front man for contemporary Christian music group PFR, in concert, 3 p.m. Nov. 10, Charles Martin Auditorium, Little Falls, $10, available at area Christian bookstores or by calling 877-834-6999.
Brainerd High School Sinfonia and Chamber orchestras in concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, donated money will go to Brainerd Area Soup Kitchen program.
Little Falls stage season
Acoustic folk duo Latona's Thirst in house concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Pine Edge Inn, Little Falls, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3 for children, (320) 632-0960.
On stage at CLC
Central Lakes College presents "Going to See the Elephant," Nov. 19-26, John Chalberg Theater, Brainerd campus, call CLC box office.
Sawyer Brown Band in concert, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Grand Casino Mille Lacs convention center, $17 and $24, (651) 989-5151 or at the casino.
Jaques Art Center
"Christmas Market" exhibit, today-December, downtown.
Ripple River Gallery
"The Elements" exhibit by Northern Printmakers Alliance, through mid-November; workshop with bead artist Jo Wood, Nov. 16-17, (218) 678-2575.
The Crossing Fine Arts Center
Brainerd Area Art Club member show, today-Dec. 15; children's art workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 9, 617 Laurel St., 833-0416.
Brainerd City Hall
Watercolor exhibit by Linda Axvig, through December.
Evelyn Matthies Porthole Gallery
Jenny Rebecca Peterson's "Retrospect of Work," including drawings, photos, paintings and 3-D pieces, Nov. 1-30; artist's reception, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, 712 Washington St.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"Landscapes" exhibit by Laurie Field Mahling, through December, 811 S.E. Second St.
Mille Lacs Indian Museum
Minnesota Historical Society offers workshop on making Ojibwe moccasins, Nov. 9-10, $25 plus supplies, call (320) 532-3632 for more information.
NY Mills Regional Cultural Center
Painting exhibit by Kathleen and Maureen Welter, through mid-November, downtown.
Watercolor workshop with Janice Courtney Fitch, 6-9 p.m. each Monday, Nov. 4-Dec. 9, St. Cloud State University, (320) 255-3081 for registration information.
Out of town
Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors," through Sunday, $16-$46, 877-447-8243.
Comedian Bill Cosby in concert, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 8, St. Cloud State University, $24-$32, (320) 255-2205.
Lorie Line & Her Pop Orchestra in "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 17-19 and 3 p.m. Nov. 17, Benedicta Arts Center, St. Joseph, (320) 363-5777.
Collin Raye in concert, 4 and 7 p.m. Nov. 17, Grand Casino Hinckley, $21.95; Wayne Newton in concert, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 6, $38, (651) 989-5151.
Art center fund-raiser
Benefit art auction for Great River Arts Association's new art center, 7 p.m. Saturday, downtown Little Falls, $20 in advance, $25 at the gate, call (320) 632-0960 for more information.
Bookin' It Bookstore, Little Falls, hosting book signing for authors William Kent Krueger and Joyce Sutphen, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; and Halloween event featuring Spot the Dog from Eric Hill's children's series, 3-7 p.m. today, downtown.
Chilean teacher Irma Flores will discuss her country, noon-1 p.m. Nov. 7, Lecture Hall, Central Lakes College, Brainerd campus, 855-8183.
Dr. Richard Siebert, author of "Personal Wars," to speak as part of First Thursdays Speaker Series, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, Brainerd Public Library.
Celebration of Hispanic music
Celebration of Hispanic music, featuring Central Lakes College Jazz Band and Community Band, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Chalberg Theatre, CLC, Brainerd, $3 at the door, free for CLC students with ID and children 12 and under.
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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