For week of Nov. 14-20; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Jet City (rock) Thur-Sat
Wayo Dayo (rock) Mon-Tue
Ded Walleye (rock) Wed
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist, (soothing jazz) Thurs, 5-8 p.m.
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist, (soothing jazz) Fri 7-10 p.m.
Muddy Water (country) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Killer Hayseeds (country rock) Thur
Silent Partner (rock) Fri-Sat
Bottom Feeders (variety) Wed
Average Sun, Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Free Ride (variety) Fri-Sat
Blues Train (blues) Sun, 8 p.m.-midnight
The Resignators, Sat
The Blue Goose
Joy Ride (variety) Fri-Sat
Donny Vosen (variety) Fri-Sun
West Side Bar
Radio Daze (country rock) Thur-Fri
High Noon (country) Sat
The SKATYRS Band (rock) Sat
Little Falls stage season
Acoustic folk duo Latona's Thirst in house concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Pine Edge Inn, Little Falls, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3 for children, (320) 632-0960.
Claudia Schmidt in Grassroots Concerts series, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nisswa Community Center, $10 at the gate, which opens at 6:30 p.m.; John Gorka, Dec. 6.
Stroia Ballet Co. presents "The Nutcracker Ballet," 7 p.m. Friday, 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.
Folk dance demo
Central Lakes College Spanish Club will present an international folk dance demonstration, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, CLC gym, Brainerd, free.
On stage at CLC
Central Lakes College presents "Going to See the Elephant," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-23 and 25-26 and 2 p.m. Nov. 24, Bob Dryden Theatre, Brainerd campus, $5 for public, free to CLC students, 855-8199 or 800-933-0346.
Celtic Crossroads featuring Northwind Crossing and the Cara Feile Irish Dancers, 7 p.m. Nov. 22, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, $12 for adults, $6 for students, free for children 12 and under at Bridge of Harmony and Music General in downtown Brainerd, or call 828-5372.
"A Misfit Christmas," sponsored by St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd, 4 p.m. Nov. 24, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12 at St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School, Rafferty's Pizza in the Brainerd-Baxter Westgate Mall, Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce and at the door.
Central Lakes College Chamber Singers and Cantari Concert Choir, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, free.
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.
Lakes Area Senior Singers' Christmas concert, "Jesus The Light," 3 p.m. Dec. 8, First Presbyterian Church of Brainerd, freewill offering for charity.
Crosby-Ironton Junior High School bands present Golden Oldies Night, 7:30 p.m. today, Woock Gym at school, free.
Little Falls High School Band, Ensemble and Jazz Band in concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, free.
Jaques Art Center
"Christmas Market" exhibit, through December, downtown.
The Crossing Fine Arts Center
Brainerd Area Art Club annual show, through Dec. 15, with artists-and-writers public reception 7-9 p.m. Saturday, with jazz music by Cleo Kuelbs (vocalist) and Cliff Veronick (pianist), 617 Laurel, 833-0416.
Watercolor exhibit by Linda Axvig, through December.
Evelyn Matthies Porthole Gallery
"Retrospect of Work" exhibit by Jenny Rebecca Peterson, through November, 712 Washington St.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"Landscapes" exhibit by Laurie Field Mahling, through December, 811 S.E. Second St.
Watercolor workshop with Janice Courtney Fitch, 6-9 p.m. each Monday through Dec. 9, St. Cloud State University, (320) 255-3081 for registration information.
Out of town
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Saturday-Dec. 29, $16-$46, 877-447-8243.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. S.
"Up the Nile: Egypt in 19th Century Photographs," Saturday-April 13.
The Children's Theatre Co.
2400 Third Ave. S.
"The Wizard of Oz," Nov. 22-Jan. 11, $19-31 for adults, $14-$25 for children, (612) 874-0400.
Historic Orpheum Theatre
Mel Brooks' musical "The Producers," through Dec. 7, 800-859-SHOW for ticket information.
Xcel Energy Center
Snoop Dogg with special guest Ashanti in concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 5, (651) 989-5151.
Paramount Theater, downtown, offers "A Tribute to Lawrence Welk," 8 p.m. Saturday, $16 for adults, $13 for seniors; also comedian Kevin Kling in "Tales of the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log," 8 p.m. Nov. 21, $14 for adults, $11 for seniors, (320) 259-LINE.
Benedicta Arts Center, St. Joseph, Lorie Line & Her Pop Orchestra in "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday and 3 p.m. Sunday, (320) 363-5777; also Parsons Dance Co., 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Collin Raye in concert, 4 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Grand Casino Hinckley, $21.95, (651) 989-5151; also Wayne Newton, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 6, $38.
Walter Roers, author of "The Pact," to speak as part of First Library Book Club, 7 p.m. today, Brainerd Public Library.
Teen Extreme Book Club
Teen Extreme Book Club to meet, 4-5 p.m. today, Brainerd Public Library, for ages 12-18, "Stuck in Neutral" by Terry Trueman to be discussed.
Photographer-writer John Erickson as guest speaker at Writers Alliance, 10 a.m. Saturday, large meeting room at Brainerd Public Library, free.
Kinship Partners fund-raiser
Taste of the Lakes and Art Auction fund-raiser for Kinship Partners, 5:45 p.m. Nov. 23, Breezy Point Resort Convention Center, $50, 829-4606 or (218) 568-4015.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra annual Tour of Homes, Dec. 7, $20 including brunch, call Paulette Buck for more information at 828-8062.
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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