For week of Nov. 9-15; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Outlaw X (variety) Fri-Sat
Blue Ox Bar
Austin Nail (blues-rock) Thur-Sat
Magic Box (rock) Sun
Itis (rock) Mon-Wed
Muddy Water (country) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Ice Breaker (rock) Thur-Sat
Stampede (classic country) Sun, 8 p.m.-midnight
J. Bobby Hamilton (country rock) Wed
Lightning Flats (country rock) Fri
Killer Hayseeds (country rock) Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
To Be Announced Fri
Dixie North (variety) Sat
Xjammers (rock) Fri
To Be Announced Sat
The Blue Goose
Diamond River (country) Fri-Sat
Bar Harbor Supper Club
Donny Vosen (variety) Thur-Sun, Wed, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
West Side Bar
Midnight Highway (country rock) Fri-Sat
To Be Announced Fri-Sat
Lakes Area Concert Association presents Max Morath, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd, season ticket holders only, call 829-3379.
Grassroots Concerts Series
Folk singer Ann Reed in Grassroots Concerts series, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nisswa Community Center, $10 at the gate; Peter Phippen, Dec. 1.
Pequot Theater Season
Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts Theater presents "Amahl and the Night Visitors," 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, call 568-9200.
Great River Strings Ensemble in concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, St. James Catholic Church, Aitkin, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Immanual Lutheran Church, Crosby, free.
Little Falls Performing Arts Season
"Noodles and Jazz" dinner concert by University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, with spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m., Little Falls High School, $5, call (320) 632-0960; season resumes with Leo Kottke in concert Dec. 9, $15.
Hole in the Day Players
"Same Time Next Year" dinner theater production by Hole in the Day Players, Nov. 16-18, with dinner at 6 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m., Jerry's Supper Club, Little Falls, $15, call (320) 632-2501.
On stage at CLC
Central Lakes College's "A Christmas Carol," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-18, 24-25, 30 and Dec. 1-2 and 7-9, and 2 p.m. Nov. 19 and 26 and Dec. 3 and 10, John Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students and children, call 855-8199.
Stroia Ballet Co. presents "The Nutcracker Ballet," 7 p.m. Friday, Charles Martin Auditorium, Little Falls, and 7 p.m. Nov. 17, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for children, call (320) 632-5311.
Music at CLC
Central Lakes College choral concert, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd; CLC Community Band in concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 20, Dryden Theatre, Brainerd campus; CLC Jazz Band in concert, 7:15 p.m. Nov. 28, Dryden Theatre; CLC "Tuba Christmas," 1:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Westgate Mall; all free.
History of Music
Lauren Pelon explores "The Roots of Lyric" in performance, 7 p.m. Nov. 16, Carnegie Library, Little Falls, free, call (320) 632-0960; Pelon also joins with area musicians for small ensemble concert, 2 p.m. Nov. 18, 209 First St. S.E., Little Falls; all free.
Brainerd High School concerts
Brainerd High School Band in concert, 7:30 p.m. today, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd; BHS Orchestra in concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Tornstrom Auditorium.
Little Falls High School concert
Indoor Marching Band concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Charles Martin Auditorium, tickets at the gate.
Central Lakes College Gallery
"Wax and Wane" exhibit by Northfield artist Jill Ewald opens Nov. 14, with artist lecture and slide show 1 p.m. Nov. 30 in the CLC art room; "Portraits 2000," a photographic exhibit, hangs in the halls near the gallery through November.
Morrison County Government Center
"Fresh Paint" exhibit by St. Cloud artist Paige LaDue Henry through December, downtown Little Falls, free.
CentraCare Clinic of Little Falls
"Images in Black and White" exhibit by Little Falls artist Luke Eidenschink through December, downtown Little Falls, free.
Brainerd City Hall
Exhibit by Nisswa photographer Connie Meyers through December.
Brainerd Public Library
Exhibit by members of the Brainerd Area Art Club through November.
Evelyn Matthies Art Gallery
Artists of Minnesota Traveling Mini Show at Evelyn Matthies Art Gallery, 712 Washington St., Brainerd, through November.
Out of town
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
"You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" opens Nov. 28 with evening and matinee performances through Feb. 18, $35-$45; Linda Eder in concert, Dec. 6; "Into the Woods" opens Dec. 15, $24-$55; call (651) 224-4222.
The Minnesota Opera opens its season Saturday with Giacomo Puccini's "Turandot," season tickets start at $110, with five productions, call (612) 333-6669.
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
"When the Dinosaurs Were Gone" exhibit, call (651) 221-9444 or visit www.smm.org.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 3rd Ave.
"Recent Accessions," featuring the museum's most notable recent acquisitions, through Nov. 26.
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
"Art in Our Time: 1950 to Present" exhibit, ongoing, call (612) 375-7622.
700 N. First St.
"The Invention of Love," a play by Tom Stoppard, through Nov. 19, call 877-447-8243.
Hennepin Broadway Series presents Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" through Sunday; series resumes Jan. 30 with "Saturday Night Fever," with four other productions in the series, season tickets start at $104, call Ticketmaster at (612) 673-0404.
Minnesota Watercolor Society's fall juried exhibition, through Friday, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, call (952) 996-9228 or consult www.startribune.com/387.
Tina Turner in concert today, Fargodome, with guest Joe Cocker, $35.25-$79.25, call Ticketmaster at (701) 235-7171 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
"Symphonic Sketches" concert by Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor James Paul, 8 p.m. Saturday, call 733-7577 or consult www.dsso.com.
Dionne Warwick in concert, 4 p.m. Nov. 19, Grand Casino Hinckley, $24.95 and $28.95 at the casino or by calling TicketMaster at (612) 989-5151.
Children's art workshop
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center offers Kulcher Klub arts workshop for preschoolers through sixth-graders, Nov. 18, call 385-3339 for more information.
Arts and Crafts Festival
The annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival sponsored by Brainerd School District Community Education, with more than 150 exhibitors, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Brainerd High School, free.
Taste of the Lakes
Annual Kinship Partners fund-raiser, "Taste of the Lakes and Art Auction," Nov. 18, Breezy Point Resort convention center, call 829-4606.
Remer Chamber of Commerce
Remer Chamber of Commerce presents its Christmas Arts and Crafts Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18, Northland High School, call 566-1669.
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