For week of Nov. 18-24; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Inner Vintage, Thu
Bones Gang, Fri-Sat
Steel Rain, Mon-Tue
Muddy Water, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Fri
Pop Machine, Thu-Fri
Power of 10 (10-piece band), Wed
Prime Time Charlie's
The New Exchange
The Sugar Divas, 9:30 p.m. Fri
Bryce Neimiller Band, 9:30 p.m. Sat
The Blue Goose
Diamond River, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri-Sat
Saxy Lady and the Surf Cat, 7-11 p.m. Thu-Sun, Wed
October Son, Fri-Sat
6:30 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 2 and 16, Coco Moon, free.
55-and-over variety show, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Franklin Junior High School auditorium, $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors 60 and over), available at Northern National Bank in Brainerd, Baxter, Nisswa and Crosslake, Music General in Brainerd, the Dispatch, the Crosby-Ironton Courier and the Brainerd Community Education office, 828-5372.
Falling for Music
Central Lakes College Choir, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Chalberg Theatre, CLC, free.
Presented by Stroia Ballet, 7 p.m. Friday, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, $10 (public), $7 (ages 12 and younger), available at Bridge of Harmony.
Comedy, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Scott Hansen's Comedy Gallery at The Rail, $10, $5 with ticket stub from previous show, 829-0513, www.comedyinfo.com.
Comedy, with opening act Scott Hansen, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27, The Rail, $25, 829-0513, www.comedyinfo.com.
"People Like Us"
Theatre for a Diverse Population, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 2 p.m. Dec. 4, Dryden Theatre, Central Lakes College, $3 (public), free (CLC students), 855-8199.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra
"Winter Wonderland," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, $20 (adult season), $30 (adult pair season), $35 (family season), $12 (senior or student season), available at Bridge of Harmony and the Dispatch in Brainerd and Bookin' It and the GRAA Center in Little Falls, 1-800-826-1997.
Music General holiday show
Ballet performance of "Sleeping Beauty," 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 18, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, for tickets call 829-0076.
Murder-mystery dinner theater, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Moose Club Room, $25 (individual), $160 (table of eight), available at Aitkin Chamber of Commerce and the Office Shop in Aitkin, (218) 927-5613.
Featuring Crosby-Ironton junior high and high school choirs, 7 p.m. Dec. 7, Mayberry Auditorium, $2 (adults), $1 (students), proceeds go toward spring choir tour.
Comedy, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jason's Casual Dining, admission TBA, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra
"Winter Wonderland," 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Charles D. Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School, $20 (adult season), $30 (adult pair season), $35 (family season), $12 (senior or student season), available at Bridge of Harmony and the Dispatch in Brainerd and Bookin' It and the GRAA Center in Little Falls, 1-800-826-1997.
Grassroots Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Nisswa Community Center, $10.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Events & Convention Center
Bellamy Brothers, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Dec. 3, $15, $20, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
"Once Upon a Mattress"
Presented by Pequot Lakes Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Pequot Lakes School Auditorium, $10 (adults), $9 (age 60 and older), $8 (age 17 and under), $1 extra at door, available at Pequot Lakes Community Education and Brainerd Chamber of Commerce, (218) 568-9200, www.glapa.org.
German music, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, T Maxwell's, German dinner at 6 p.m., $24 (dinner and concert), $12 (adult advance), $15 (adult at door), $6 (student advance), $7 (student at door), tickets available at Centennial Auditorium, (218) 894-5416, 800-213-6877.
Northern Lights Casino & Hotel
Merle Haggard, 7 p.m. Friday, 1-877-LIGHTS-9, www.northernlightscasino.com.
Fifth and Laurel streets
Adrien Town and Helen Smith, paintings, ongoing.
Brainerd Public Library
Focal Point Photo Club, through January.
Crow Wing County Historical
"Bird's-Eye View," old and new photographs of Brainerd, ongoing.
"Dressing Up and Stepping Out," ongoing.
"No Time to Play," toys, ongoing.
"Fashion: Function, Style, Fad," children's exhibit, ongoing.
Central Lakes College Gallery
M.A. Papanek-Miller, "Now You See It Now You Don't," through Dec. 15.
Salute to the Arts exhibit, through Nov. 30.
Ripple River Gallery
"Black & White Invitational," through Sunday.
Holiday Open House, more than 35 regional artists, Nov. 26-28. Prize drawings and refreshments offered.
Artist presentation, 1 p.m. Thursday, Room E425, Central Lakes College.
Craig and Honey Blacklock
Photographer and author, lecture on book "A Voice Within: The Lake Superior Nudes," 1 p.m. Saturday, Lecture Hall E354, Central Lakes College, $20, www.blacklockgallery.com.
Fish House Parade
1 p.m. Nov. 26, downtown, (218) 927-2316, 800-526-8342.
Maurice Faust, author of "The Great Experiment: Prohibition in the United States and Central Minnesota," noon-3 p.m. Nov. 27, Book World, Westgate Mall, 855-0054.
Taste of the Lakes Art Auction
6 p.m. (wine tasting and silent auction), 7 p.m. (chef's presentation and live auction) Friday, Breezy Point Resort, $50, 829-4606, 1-877-730-5437.
EAST GULL LAKE
Festival of Trees
Variety of events, Saturday-Nov. 27, Legacy Clubhouse at Cragun's Resort, 855-6616, www.goodsambrainerdpineriver.com.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Wadena Memorial Auditorium. For Madhatters Community Theatre play to be presented in April.
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