For week of Nov. 20-26; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Scooter and the Kickstands, today
Uncle Sam, Fri-Sat
Obsession X, Wed
Deuce's Wild, 8:30 p.m. Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Eagle River, today-Sat
Wayne Renn, Sun, Wed
Fixx of Seagulls, 9:30 p.m. Fri-Sat
Twilight Blues Band, 9:30 p.m. Sat
The Blue Goose
Hang Fire (rock), 9:30 p.m. Fri-Sat, $3
Donny Vosen, Fri-Sun
Fabulous Stool Pigeons, Fri-Sat
6:30 p.m. first, third and fifth Thursdays of the month, Coco Moon, downtown.
"The Effect of Gamma Rays
on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds"
7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and Monday-Tuesday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dryden Theatre, Central Lakes College, $5 (public), free (CLC students), available at CLC Bookstore, 855-8199.
Rhythm of the Rails
Old Tyme Radio Show
(Times to be announced) Nov. 29-30, Franklin Junior High School auditorium.
"Holiday Spectacular," presented by Heartland Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, $12-$35, 1-800-826-1997.
"And It Came to Pass"
Traditional and original Christmas songs performed by the Golden Gems, 3 p.m. Dec. 7, Presbyterian Church, free will offering, 829-6961.
Ray's Promenaders square dancers
8-10 p.m. Dec. 5, Baxter Elementary School cafeteria, 829-0868.
Great River Strings Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Great River Arts Center, $8 (adults), $6 (students and seniors), $5 (children), (320) 632-0960.
Comedian Jason Schommer
"Larger than Life" standup comedy show, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jason's Casual Dining.
5 p.m. Dec. 5, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 6 and 1 p.m. Dec. 7, St. Francis Music Center, (320) 632-0637.
"Holiday Spectacular," presented by Heartland Symphony Orchestra, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Charles D. Martin Auditorium, $12-$35, 1-800-826-1997.
Scott Hansen's Comedy Gallery
Fancy Ray, 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $10.
"Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse"
Presented by Children's Theatre Co., 2 p.m. Dec. 6, Pequot Lakes School Auditorium, variety of ticket prices, www.glapa.org.
Riverside Bass Quintet
Jazz, folk, religious, renaissance and contemporary, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Centennial Auditorium, $10 (adult advance), $12 (adult at door), $5 (student advance), $6 (student at door), (218) 894-5416, (800) 213-6877.
Central Minnesota Boys' Choir
5:30 p.m. Sunday, Faith Lutheran Church, $6 (adults), $4 (children 10 and under), free (ages 3 and under), preceding the Staples Area Ministerial Association Community Thanksgiving Service.
Staples Area Men's Chorus Concert
Antonio Vivaldi's "Dominus Dixit," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Centennial Auditorium.
"A Gingerbread Christmas"
Craft sale, music, dancing and demonstrations, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 29 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 30, Wadena Elementary School and Memorial Auditorium, $1, (218) 631-1751.
Northern Lights Casino
Glen Campbell, 7 p.m. Saturday, $20 and $25.
Mickey Gilley, 6 and 9 p.m. Dec. 12, $20 and $24.
Brainerd City Hall
Fifth and Laurel streets
Diane Runberg, watercolors, collage, acrylic and colored pencil art, through December.
Evelyn Matthies' Gallery
712 Washington St.
Flower photographs by Central Lakes College photography students, through Dec. 15, reception 5-7 p.m. Dec. 5.
Brainerd Area Art Club
Art for the Holidays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, Monday-Dec. 23, 617 Laurel St. Original artwork for sale by lakes area artists. Original paintings and prints, wood carvings, painted glass, painted wood pieces and cards.
Central Lakes College Gallery
Award winning student design art, through Dec.12. Pieces that earned citations of excellence from a professional advertising organization.
Brainerd Public Library
Donna Maves, watercolors, through Jan. 8.
Crow Wing County
"Hooked on Fishing," featuring lures, reels and photographs, ongoing. To submit items: 829-3268.
Black Bear Pottery
10797 Black Bear Road S.E.
Highway 18 between Brainerd
Holiday open house, Nov. 28-30 and Dec. 6-7. Featuring pottery, handmade paper and candles, wooden angels, soap, ornaments, wood turning, and hand-dyed, hand-painted and beaded silks. (218) 764-3296.
Ripple River Gallery
South of Aitkin
"Light and Landscape" by the Korte family, ongoing.
Artwork by Steve Bardolph, through November.
Morrison County Historical Society
"Good Eatin'," through December.
Out of town
Tuesdays-Sundays through Dec. 21, Guthrie Theatre Lab, 700 N. First St., Minneapolis, $20-$30, (612) 377-2224.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
"P.R.S.S.," an interactive installation by Rich Shelton and Piotr Szyhalski dealing with the essential aspects of contemporary human behavior, through Nov. 30.
"Sacred Symbols: Four Thousand Years of Ancient American Art" featuring work from a selection of civilizations found throughout North, Central and South America, through Jan. 11.
"The Wizard of Oz"
Friday-Jan. 10, Children's Theatre Co., 2400 Third Ave. S, $19-$29 (adults), $13-$25 (children), (612) 874-0400.
The Minnesota Opera, in Italian with English translations, 2 p.m. Sunday, The Ordway, $28.50 and $86.50, (651) 224-4222.
Based on the PBS series, through Jan. 4, Minnesota Children's Museum.
"Minnesota! It's Not Just
for Lutherans Anymore ..."
Ongoing, 7 p.m. Fridays, 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays, Brave New Workshop Theatre, (612) 332-6620, www.bravenewworkshop.com.
"Lewis & Clark: Great
Omnitheater film, through spring 2004, Science Museum of Minnesota, $7 (adults), $5 (ages 4-12 and seniors), (651) 221-9444.
"CSI: Crime Scene Insects"
Forensic entomology exhibit, through Jan. 19, Science Museum of Minnesota, gallery admission is $8 (adults), $6 (kids and seniors), (651) 221-9423.
"The Gift: A Christmas With Love"
With T. Mychael Rambo, gospel, jazz, rhythm and blues and stories of the season, 8 p.m. Nov. 29 and 2 p.m. Nov. 30, Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., $28, $23 and $18, $3 discount for MPR members, (651) 290-1221.
"Heartland Holiday Concert"
With Peter Ostroushko, acoustic music collected from around the globe, 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7, Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., $28, $23 and $18, $3 discount for MPR members, (651) 290-1221.
"The Morning Show
MPR morning show hosts Tom Keith and Dale Connelly present an evening of acoustic music and narrative performances, 8 p.m. Dec. 12, Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., $28, $23 and $18, $3 discount for MPR members.
"The Best Christmas
7:30 p.m. Nov. 28-29 at 7:30 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Myles Reif Performing Arts Center, $5-$9, (218) 244-7546, (218) 327-5780, www.grplayers.com.
Flipp, 8:30 p.m. Friday, $11 (advance), $15 (at door), 21 and over, (763) 478-6661.
Boogie Wonderland, Thanksgiving dance, 9 p.m. Wednesday, $10, 21 and over, (763) 478-6661.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Cultural Center
Sharon Harris and Teresa Reed, art exhibit, through Nov. 29, Second Story Gallery.
Glass art by John Olesen and Heikki Jylha-Vuorio and paintings by Aura Jylha-Vuorio, through Nov. 29.
St. Paul City Ballet, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Paramount Theatre, $18 (adults), $15 (seniors), $10 (students), (320) 259-5463.
Ernest Schanilec, author of "Blue Darkness" and "The Towers," 11 a.m. Saturday, Book World.
Turning Trail Woodturning Studio, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 828-8481.
Art for the Holidays
Show and sale presented by Brainerd Area Art Club, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Dec. 23, 617 Laurel St. (The Crossing's old location).
Roger MacDonald, "A Country Doctor's Casebook: Tales from the North Woods," 7 p.m. Dec. 4, Brainerd Public Library, free. Grand House Tour
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 6, $20, tickets available at The Dispatch. Includes tour of four homes and lunch at First Congregational Church. Fund-raiser for the Heartland Symphony Orchestra.
Banquet and awards night, 7 p.m. Monday, Gary's Sports Bar, doors open at 6:30 p.m., 829-9663.
Nut Brown Hare from the children's book "Guess How Much I Love You" posing for Polaroids after the Little Falls Santa Parade, Nov. 28. The parade begins at 6 p.m. Refreshments available.
Rainy Days Bookstore
Book signing, Alice Palace, author of "My Little Cabin" and "My Little Lighthouse," 3-4 p.m. Nov. 28.
Rehearses 7 p.m. Mondays, music room, Central Lakes College.
With Paul Bloom, ages 6-9, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 13, Crossing Arts Center, $8 per child (non-members), $3 per child (members), limited to first 20 registrants, 828-5372.
Unlimited Learning Series
"Lutefisk and Lefse: Scandinavians and the American Dream," 1:30 p.m. today, Hallett Community Center.
Voice Classes for Children
Ages 6-9, instructor Danna Pantzke, various times and dates, (320) 632-0637.
Beginning string ensemble
Meets 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays, St. Francis Music Center, all skill levels, (320) 632-0637.
Meets 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Francis Music Center, all skill levels, (320) 632-0637.
Meets 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the St. Francis Music Center, open to anyone who plays a band instrument, all skill levels, (320) 632-0637.
Mille Lacs Indian Museum
12 miles north of Onamia, on Highway 169
Black Ash Basket Weaving Workshop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, all materials are provided, $145 (public), $135 (Minnesota Historical Society members).
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