Nov. 26-Dec. 3; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Sister Sez, Fri-Sat
Radio Daze, Mon-Dec. 3
Iron Rail Saloon
Wayne Renn, today-Thu
Go West, Fri-Sat
Jack Tango, Sun
Prime Time Charlie's
Free Ride, Fri-Sat
The Blue Goose
Hang Fire, 9:30 p.m. today, $3
Breezin', 9:30 p.m. Fri-Sat, $3
Donny Vosen, Fri-Sun
October Son, Fri-Sat
6:30 p.m. first, third and fifth Thursdays of the month, Coco Moon, downtown.
Rhythm of the Rails
Old Tyme Radio Show
7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday (broadcast on KLKS), Franklin Junior High Auditorium, $8 (adults), $5 (students).
Presented by Brainerd High School Theatre, 7 p.m. Dec. 5-6, 2 p.m. Dec. 7, BHS Theatre, $5.
"Holiday Spectacular," presented by Heartland Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Tornstrom Auditorium, $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.
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.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Events & Convention Center
Crystal Gayle, 7 p.m. Dec. 5, sold out.
"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.
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. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Wadena Elementary School and Memorial Auditorium, $1, (218) 631-1751.
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. Free. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Brainerd Area Art Club
Art for the Holidays, Monday through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 23, 617 Laurel St. Original art work for sale by Lakes Area Artists. Original paintings and prints, wood carvings, painted glass, painted wood pieces, cards and more.
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 SE, Hwy 18 between Brainerd and Garrison
Holiday open house, Friday-Sunday 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. 1st St., $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 Sunday.
"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"
Through Jan. 10, Children's Theatre Company, 2400 Third Ave. S, $19-$29 (adults), $13-$25 (children), (612) 874-0400.
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 Journey West"
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. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Fitzgerald Theater, 10 East Exchange Street, $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 East Exchange Street, $28, $23 and $18; $3 discount for MPR members, (651) 290-1221.
"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Myles Reif Performing Arts Center, $5-$9, (218) 244-7546, (218) 327-5780, www.grplayers.com.
Boogie Wonderland, Thanksgiving Dance, 9 p.m. today, $10, 21 and over, (763) 478-6661.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Cultural Center
Sharon Harris and Teresa Reed, art exhibit, through Saturday, Second Story Gallery.
Glass art by John Olesen and Heikki Jylha-Vuorio and paintings by Aura Jylha-Vuorio, through Saturday.
St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by William Schrickel, featuring pianist John Jensen, 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 7, Paramount Theatre, (320) 257-3114.
Art for the Holidays
Show and sale presented by Brainerd Area Art Club, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through 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.
Nut Brown Hare from the children's book "Guess How Much I Love You," posing for Polaroids after the Little Falls Santa Parade, Friday. 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. Friday.
Rehearses 7 p.m. Mondays, music room, Central Lakes College.
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.
If you would like your event listed in the Entertainment Guide, e-mail John at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (218) 855-5863, fax (218) 829-7735 or mail to John Hansen, Brainerd Daily Dispatch, P.O. Box 974, Brainerd, MN, 56401. Please include time, date, place, admission price and contact information. Deadline is Monday for Thursday publication.
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