For week of Dec. 6-12; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Wyzer Tyme (rock) Thur-Sat
Babylon (rock) Tue-Wed
Al Godage & the Sundown (country) Fri
Iron Rail Saloon
Borderline (variety) Thur-Sat
Killer Hayseeds (country rock) Wed
Avoiding Tom (rock) Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
The Blue Goose
Great Outdoors (variety) Fri-Sat
Bill Shaw (variety) Thur-Sun, Wed
West Side Bar
Eagle River (country rock) Thur-Sat
Magic Box (rock) Wed
The Nisswa Grille
Lee Bone (variety) Thur-Fri
Diane Saumer & Friends Sat, 6-10 p.m.
Central Lakes College presents "A Christmas Carol," 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and Dec. 13-15, 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 12 and 16, John Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children, 855-8199 or 800-933-0346.
CLC Occupational Skills Program
Central Lakes College Occupational Skills Program students' production of "Welcome to Our World," 3 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, Bob Dryden Theatre, Brainerd campus of CLC, free.
Lincoln Evangelical Free Church of Motley presents "The Gospel According to Scrooge," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, located at Highway 10 and County Road 3, eight miles south of Motley on Highway 10.
Aitkin Area Choir
Aitkin Area Choir to perform "One King," a Christmas musical, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Westside Calvary Church, Aitkin, freewill offering.
Heartland holiday show
Heartland Symphony Orchestra in concert, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Charles Martin Auditorium, Little Falls, 800-826-1997.
'Our Town' auditions
Auditions for "Our Town," 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College, 855-8197 or 800-933-0346, extension 8197.
Brainerd's Mississippi Horizons choir students' Christmas concert, 6:30 and 8 p.m. Monday, school cafeteria.
Brainerd High School Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble holiday concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Tornstrom Auditorium at Washington Middle School, Brainerd.
Aitkin Middle School Choir Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aitkin High School auditorium.
Aitkin Choral Music Department, "Choirs at Christmas" featuring Madrigal Singers and two bell choirs, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Aitkin High School auditorium.
Rippleside Elementary School of Aitkin presents "Searching for the Secret," 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18-19.
Crosby-Ironton junior and senior high choirs present Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mayberry Auditorium at C-I School.
Little Falls High School Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir in concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Charles Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School.
Lindbergh Elementary School in Little Falls first-graders present "The First Noels," 1:30 p.m. Dec. 20.
Mary of Lourdes Elementary of Little Falls presents Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 20.
Hole in the Day Players and You Betcha! Productions present "Winnie the Pooh: Christmas in the 100 Acre Wood," 8 p.m. Dec. 21, 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 22, Charles Martin Auditorium, Little Falls, $5 at the gate.
Oil and print exhibit by Pat Heinen, through December.
Evelyn Matthies Porthole Gallery
"Savoring the Seasons: Botanical Art" exhibit by Carla Benjamin, through Dec. 27.
Central Lakes College Gallery
"Romantic Paintings" exhibit by Minneapolis artist Michael Banning, Central Lakes College Gallery, Brainerd campus, through Wednesday.
"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, Saturday, Initiative Foundation, Little Falls, $150, (320) 632-0960.
NEW YORK MILLS
New York Mills Regional
"Quilters Come in from the Cold" quilting exhibit, through Jan. 26, demonstration by quilter Corrine Rivard 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 15, $15, register by calling (218) 385-3339.
Wild Light Gallery
"Flags for Freedom" photo exhibit by Michael Peterson, with opening reception 4-7 p.m. Saturday, 603 Minnesota Ave., Walker.
Out of town
Ordway Center for the
345 Washington St.
Comedic musical "Bingo," through Sunday, $35-$45, (651) 224-4222.
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 W. Seventh St.
"The Vision of Jim Henson" exhibit, through Jan. 13, including screenings of "A Muppet Family Christmas," Dec. 22, and "Muppets in Space," Dec. 29, (651) 225-6001.
Brave New Workshop's "Flanagan's Wake" runs weekly Thursday-Sunday, (612) 332-6620.
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
Several exhibits, Omnitheater films and 3D laser show, (651) 221-9444.
The 10th annual Holidazzle Parade, 6:30 p.m. today-Sunday, Dec. 12-16, 19-23 and 26, Nicollet Mall between 12th Street and Third Street, free, (612) 673-0927.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave.
"Wood Turning in North America Since 1930" exhibit, through Dec. 30; "Holiday Traditions" exhibit, 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," through Jan. 5, (612) 874-0400 for ticket information.
"A Christmas Carol," through Dec. 30, with evening and matinee performances, $21-$47, 877-447-8243.
Linda Eder in concert, 8 p.m. Sunday, $44.50-$49.50, (612) 989-5151.
Lorie Line in concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 15, Fargodome, $26-$40.50, (701) 235-7171.
"A Scottish Christmas" featuring fiddler Bonnie Rideout, 2 p.m. Dec. 16, Benedicta Arts Center Auditorium, College of St. Benedict, $22 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, (320) 363-5777.
Book World book signings
Book signings scheduled for Book World, Westgate Mall, Brainerd-Baxter, include: Ethelyn Pearson of Wadena, author of "It Really Happened Here," 1-3 p.m. Friday; David Corbett of Backus, author of "Shield of Lantius," 10 a.m. Saturday; John Koblas of Burnsville, author of "Jesse James Ate Here: An Outlaw Tour of Minnesota," Dec. 15.
Gregory Park event
13th annual Holiday Celebration, 1-4 Dec. 15, Gregory Park, Brainerd, sleigh rides, face painting, Santa Claus and a surprise, as well as hot apple cider, hot chocolate and cookies.
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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