For week of Dec. 4-10; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Killer Hayseeds, today
Ded Walleye, Mon-Tue
Power Play, Wed
Muddy Water, 8:30 p.m. Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Jack Tango, today
Silent Partner, Fri-Sat
Jack Tango, Sun
Wayne Renn, Wed
Crow Wing County
Cleo Kuelbs and Cliff Veronick, noon-4 p.m. Sun
Midnight Highway, 9:30 p.m. Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Cleo Kuelbs and Cliff Veronick, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sun
The Blue Goose
Eagle River (variety), 9:30 p.m. Fri-Sat, $3
Sawtell, Thu-Sun, Wed
Point One Oh, Fri-Sat
6:30 p.m. today and Dec. 18, Coco Moon, free.
Presented by Brainerd High School Theatre, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, BHS Theatre, $5.
"People Like Us 2"
Occupational Skills Program show, 11 a.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. Wednesday, 3 p.m. Dec. 11 and 2 p.m. Dec. 13, Dryden Theatre, Central Lakes College, free.
"Holiday Spectacular," presented by Heartland Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 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. Sunday, Presbyterian Church, freewill offering, 829-6961.
Aitkin High School Treble
and Freshman choirs
7:30 p.m. Monday, Aitkin High School Auditorium.
"The Christmas Season"
Performed by students in grades 1-4, directed by Bonnie Johnson and Maggie Lemire, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 16-17, Rippleside Elementary gym.
Ray's Promenaders square dancers
8 p.m. Friday and 9 p.m. Dec. 31, Baxter Elementary School cafeteria, 829-0868.
Fifth- and sixth-grade bands
Pop/rock concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 11, CRES performance area.
Great River Strings Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Living Nativity Scene
7 p.m. Dec. 20, Hallett Library Park, presented by Cascade United Methodist Church of Deerwood confirmation class, free, (218) 534-3507.
"Home for Christmas"
Play, 7 p.m. Dec. 18, Cascade United Methodist Church, free, with cookies and hot chocolate, (218) 534-3507.
"God's Best Birthday Gift"
Children's pageant, 9:45 p.m. Dec. 21, Cascade United Methodist Church, free, with food and beverages, (218) 534-3507.
5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, St. Francis Music Center, (320) 632-0637.
"Holiday Spectacular," presented by Heartland Symphony Orchestra, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Charles D. Martin Auditorium, $12-$35, 1-800-826-1997.
Scott Hansen's Comedy Gallery
Dwight York, Dec. 20-21
Jeff Cesario, Jan. 2-3
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Events & Convention Center
Crystal Gayle, 7 p.m. Friday, sold out.
"Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse"
Presented by Children's Theatre Co., 2 p.m. Saturday, Pequot Lakes School Auditorium, variety of ticket prices, www.glapa.org.
and school choirs and orchestra
Antonio Vivaldi's "Dominus Dixit," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Centennial Auditorium.
Northern Lights Casino
Mickey Gilley, 6 and 9 p.m. Dec. 12, $20 and $24.
First Congregational Church
Art by Carla Anderson, Sunday.
Brainerd City Hall
Fifth and Laurel streets
Diane Runberg, watercolors, collage, acrylic and colored pencil art, through December.
Evelyn Matthies' Gallery
712 Washington St.
Wild flower photographs by Central Lakes College photography students, through Dec. 15, reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, free. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Brainerd Area Art Club
Art for the Holidays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, through Dec. 23, 617 Laurel St. Original artwork by lakes area artists for sale.
Central Lakes College Gallery
Award Winning Student Design Art, through Dec.12.
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, Saturday-Sunday, 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.
Morrison County Historical Society
"Good Eatin'," through December.
Out of town
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
"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.
Tuesdays-Sundays through Dec. 21, Guthrie Theatre Lab, 700 N. First St., $20-$30, (612)377-2224.
"The Wizard of Oz"
Through Jan. 10, Children's Theatre Co., 2400 Third Ave. S, $19-$29 (adults), $13-$25 (children), (612) 874-0400.
"Joy of Heaven to Earth Come Down," 6:30 and 9 p.m. Sunday, Minneapolis Orchestra Hall, $16-22, (218) 299-4515, www.ConcordiaChristmas.com.
"Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log," comedy show, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Guthrie Theatre, $25, (612) 377-2224, www.guthrietheater.org.
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, 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.
"Heartland Holiday Concert"
With Peter Ostroushko, acoustic music collected from around the globe, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., $18-28, $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., $18-28, $3 discount for MPR members.
"Joy of Heaven to Earth Come Down," 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Concordia Memorial Auditorium, $16-22, (218) 299-4515, www.ConcordiaChristmas.com.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Cultural Center
"Gallery of Gifts," exhibit and sale, main gallery, through Jan. 3.
"Kuvaraito," Finland's Arctic images by photojournalist Unto Jarvinen, through February.
Holiday celebration and silent auction, 6-9 p.m. Sunday, free, proceeds to go toward funding Regional Cultural Center programs.
St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by William Schrickel, featuring pianist John Jensen, 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Paramount Theatre, (320) 257-3114.
Laura Caviani Trio
Holiday concert and benefit, 4 p.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church, $15.
John Erickson photography exhibit
Tuesday-Jan. 10, Atwood Memorial Center Gallery, St. Cloud State University; reception 4-8 p.m. Dec. 13.
The Rose Ensemble
"A Franco-Flemish Christmas," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Cathedral of Saint Mary, $20 (adults), $12 (students and seniors), (651) 225-4340, www.RoseEnsemble.org.
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.
Roger MacDonald, "A Country Doctor's Casebook: Tales from the North Woods," 7 p.m. today, Brainerd Public Library, free. Grand House Tour
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, $20, tickets available at The Dispatch. Includes tour of four homes and lunch at First Congregational Church. Fund-raiser for the Heartland Symphony Orchestra.
Board game demonstration
Bonnie Hemstad will introduce new game card lines to her math board game, Fossil Island, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, CatTale's Books and Gifts.
"Waiting for Godot" auditions
7 p.m. Dec. 11, Dryden Theatre, Central Lakes College, contact Patrick Spradlin at 855-8255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rehearses 7 p.m. Mondays, music room, Central Lakes College.
Art workshop for kids, 10 a.m.-noon second Saturday of the month, Crossing Arts Center, $8 per child (non-members), $3 per child (members), limited to first 20 registrants, 828-5372.
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.
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
Sewing Circle and Beading Circle, 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Friday, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 17 and 19, $3 (public), $1 (Minnesota Historical Society members), (320) 532-3632.
Ojibwe Language Class, 2-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 and 19, $3 (public), $1 (MHS members), (320) 532-3632.
Birch Bark Ornament Workshop, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 13 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 14, $25 (public), $20 (MHS members), $5 supply fee, registration and payment required by Dec. 10, (320) 532-3632.
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