For week of Nov. 15-21; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Magic Box (rock) Thur-Sat
Hazer (rock) Tue-Wed
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist (jazz/swing), Fri-Sat, 7-10 p.m.
Whiskey Logic (country rock) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Killer Hayseeds (country rock) Thurs
Silent Partner (rock) Fri-Sat
Upper South (variety) Wed
To Be Announced Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Great Outdoors (variety) Fri-Sat
The Blue Goose
Led Stetson (country rock) Fri-Sat
Blue Port Supper Club
Cliff Veronick, pianist, and Cleo Kuelbs, vocalist (jazz/swing), Sun, 5-8:30 p.m.
West Side Bar
To Be Announced Thur-Sat
The Nisswa Grille
Lee Bone (variety) Thur-Fri, 6-10 p.m.
The Central Lakes College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers in concert, 7:30 p.m. today, Dryden Theatre, Brainerd campus of CLC, free.
Sugar Kings featuring Cam Waters, Clint Hoover and Steve Sandberg in Grassroots Concerts series, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nisswa Community Center, $10 for adults, $5 for children at the gate only; Dakota Dave Hull and Kari Larson, Nov. 30.
Nutcracker on stage
Stroia Ballet Co. presents annual performance of "The Nutcracker Ballet," 7 p.m. Friday, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for children, (320) 632-5531.
Pequot Lakes Theatre
Pequot Lakes Community Theatre presents "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Pequot Lakes High School auditorium, $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for children, Lakes State Bank in Pequot Lakes and Crosslake, Wells Fargo Bank in Pequot Lakes, or (218) 568-9200.
Christian school drama
Lake Region Christian School presents "The Best Laid Plans" dinner play, 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2110 Fairview Road, Baxter, $12 for adults, $10 for children and seniors, less for play only, 828-1226.
On stage in Staples
Jazz Arts Band of Fargo-Moorhead in Centennial Auditorium performing arts season, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $7 in advance, $8 at the gate, (218) 894-5416 or 800-213-6877.
Lakes Area Concert Association
Washington Sax Quartet in Lakes Area Concert Association season, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, season ticket holders only, available at gate, 829-3379. Reciprocity concerts: Thornburg-Roerder duo, 3 p.m. Sunday, Wadena Memorial Auditorium; Washington Sax Quarter, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Long Prairie High School; Arriaga String Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Park Rapids High School; Quartetto Gelato, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Alexandria Jefferson High School.
C-I band concert
Crosby-Ironton Junior High School bands' fall concert, "Variety Pack 2001," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mayberry Auditorium, C-I School.
Catfish Keith in House Concerts series, 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Jason's Casual Dining, Little Falls, $10 for adults, $5 for children at the gate.
Miss Little Falls
Hole in the Day Players present "Razzle Dazzle: The Miss Little Falls Pageant," 8 p.m. Nov. 30, Charles Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School, proceeds benefit arts programs in Little Falls Schools.
Staples Area Men's and Women's choruses and Staples-Motley High School music department present Handel's "Messiah," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Centennial Auditorium, Staples, (218) 894-5416 or 800-213-6877.
Country-Cajun star Sammy Kershaw in concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 4-5, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, (651) 989-5151.
Heartland holiday show
Heartland Symphony Orchestra in concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd, and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Charles Martin Auditorium, Little Falls, 800-826-1997.
Central Lakes College presents "A Christmas Carol," Dec. 6-16 with evening and matinee performances, John Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus, 855-8199 or 800-933-0346.
Lincoln Evangelical Free Church of Motley presents "The Gospel According to Scrooge," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11-12, located at Highway 10 and County Road 3, eight miles south of Motley on Highway 10.
Oil and print exhibit by Pat Heinen, through December.
Crow Wing County Historical Society
"Remembering C. Elmer Anderson" exhibit of photos and newspaper clippings, Crow Wing County Historical Society, 320 Laurel St., Brainerd, $3 for adults, free for children.
Central Lakes College Gallery
"Romantic Paintings" exhibit by Minneapolis artist Michael Banning, Central Lakes College Gallery, Brainerd campus, through Dec. 12.
Blue Ribbon Art Club sponsors "Nature Prints" workshop with Sonya Larson, today, Downtown Art and Frame Store, class limited to 10, (320) 594-2456 or (218) 678-2017.
Doll artist Sally Simpson at Encore Arts Association meeting, 7 p.m. Nov. 20, Brainerd Public Library, participants asked to bring their favorite doll or toy or photograph of same, 829-6278.
Morrison County Government Center
"Italian Viewpoint" photo exhibit by Sandy Piano, through December, downtown Little Falls.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"China in Change" photo exhibit by Ren Holland, through December, 811 Second St. S.E., Little Falls.
Little Falls workshop
"Drawing with the Masters" workshop with Little Falls artist Charles Kapsner, Jan. 11-13, Initiative Foundation in Little Falls, registration deadline Dec. 30, $125, (320) 632-0960.
Art as Business
"Taking Care of Business" workshop for artists, Dec. 8, Initiative Foundation, Little Falls, $150, (320) 632-0960.
Out of town
Ordway Center for
the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Comedic musical "Bingo," through Dec. 9, $35-$45; Minnesota Opera performs "Lucia di Lammermoor," through Sunday, $27-$86, (651) 224-4222.
Brave New Workshop's "Flanagan's Wake," runs weekly Thursday-Sunday, (612) 332-6620.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave.
"Authentic Japanese Rooms" exhibit, through November; "Holiday Traditions," through Jan. 5, (612) 870-3131.
Historic Orpheum Theatre
Musical "Mamma Mia!" through Dec. 22, $27-$67, (612) 673-0404.
The Children's Theatre Co.
2400 Third Ave. S.
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Friday through Jan. 5, (612) 874-0400 for ticket information.
"A Christmas Carol," Nov. 23-Dec. 30 with evening and matinee performances, $21-$47, 877-447-8243.
Lorie Line & her Pop Chamber Orchestra in concert Sunday-Tuesday with evening and matinee performances, Benedicta Arts Center, St. Joseph, $33.50 and $39.50, (320) 363-5777.
Lorie Line in concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 15, the Fargodome, $26-$40.50, (701) 235-7171.
Taste of the Lakes and Art Auction
Kinship Partners' annual Taste of the Lakes and Art Auction, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Breezy Point Convention Center, $50 per person at 829-4606, (218) 568-4015 or (218) 546-7308.
Author Leif Enger of Aitkin promoting "Peace Like a River" at book signing event, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 23, Book World, Westgate Mall, Brainerd.
Grand House Tour
Heartland Symphony Orchestra's annual Brainerd Grand House Tour, Dec. 1, with brunch at Park United Methodist Church, 316 N. Sixth St., Brainerd, 828-8062 or 800-826-1997.
CD release concert
Singer-songwriter Jeremy Sanoski releases his latest Christian contemporary CD, "Now's The Time," at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 concert, Falls Ballroom, Little Falls, $3.
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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