For week of Dec. 21-27; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
4-Man Front (rock) Thur-Sat
Magic Box (rock) Sun-Wed
Iron Rail Saloon
J. Bobby Hamilton (country rock) Thur-Sat
Rock Jam Session, 8 p.m.-midnight Sun
Ice Breaker (variety) Wed
To Be Announced Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
To Be Announced Fri-Sat
Xjammers (rock) Fri
To Be Announced Sat
The Blue Goose
Silent Partner (rock) Fri-Sat
Bar Harbor Supper Club
Donny Vosen (variety) Thur-Sun, Wed, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Pillager Community Theatre auditions for Mary Chase's comedy "Harvey," 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8-10, Room 358 (ITV room), call 746-3557, extension 217.
Ted Fyder in Little Falls House Concert series, 7 p.m. Jan. 12, Jason's Supper Club, Little Falls, $7 for adults, $3 for children at the gate.
Last Minute, an area bluegrass band, will perform in a House Concert, 7-9 p.m. Jan. 13, Paul Bunyan Nature Learning Center, $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
Great River Arts Association's performing arts season resumes at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 with Chance, a classical music duo, First United Church, Little Falls, $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, call (320) 632-0960.
Centennial Auditorium Series resumes Jan. 20 with the "Country Legends Family Show" starring Donna Douglas (Elly May of "Beverly Hillbillies" fame) and Frank Dell, 2 and 7 p.m., Centennial Auditorium, Staples, advance tickets $15 for adults, $12 for students, slightly higher at the gate, call 894-5416 or 800-213-6877.
Belushi and blues
Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts blues band in concert, 5 and 7 p.m. Jan. 21, Grand Casino Mille Lacs convention center, $14.95 and $19.95, call Ticketmaster at (612) 989-5151.
Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts season resumes Jan. 20 with the Tom Prin Trio, 7:30 p.m., Pequot Lakes High School auditorium, call 568-9200 for ticket information.
Little Falls High School mixed choir and concert band in concert, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8, Charles Martin Auditorium, free.
Franklin Junior High School choir concert, 6:30 p.m. (eighth grade) and 8 p.m. (ninth grade), Jan. 8.
Mississippi Horizons eighth and ninth grade band concert, 7 p.m. Jan. 11, Franklin Junior High School auditorium.
Franklin Junior High School choir concert, 6:30 p.m. (eighth grade) and 8 p.m. (ninth grade), Jan. 15.
Morrison County Government Center
"Fresh Paint" exhibit by St. Cloud artist Paige LaDue Henry, through December, downtown Little Falls, free.
Family Medical Center Gallery
"Images in Black and White" exhibit by Little Falls artist Luke Eidenschink, through December, downtown Little Falls, free.
Brainerd City Hall
Exhibit by Nisswa photographer Connie Meyers, through December.
Brainerd Public Library
"Portraits 2000" photography exhibit, through February.
Art at Work
Traveling exhibit "Art at Work" at Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, 2151 S. Lindbergh Drive, Little Falls, through Dec. 28, call (320) 632-4007.
Crosslake Art Club
Members exhibit through December, Breezy Point City Hall, Crosslake City Hall and Crosslake Community Center, free.
Jaques Art Center
Christmas "market" featuring a variety of artists, through Dec. 31, downtown Aitkin, call 927-2363 or 888-558-2363; religious art exhibit featuring 16 prints from the Lutheran Brotherhood collection runs Jan. 9-29.
Out of town
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
"You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," through Feb. 18, $35-$45; "Into the Woods," through Dec. 31, $24-$55; call (651) 224-4222.
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 W. Seventh St.
"Snow Ball! A Winter World of Fun" exhibit, through Feb. 4, $5.95, call (651) 225-6000 or visit www.mcm.org on the Web.
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
"When the Dinosaurs Were Gone" exhibit, call (651) 221-9444 or visit www.smm.org.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave.
"Holiday Traditions," through Jan. 2; "China: Fifty Years Inside the People's Republic" photo exhibit, through March 4; call (612) 870-3131.
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
"Art in Our Time: 1950 to Present" exhibit, ongoing, call (612) 375-7622.
725 Vineland Place
"A Christmas Carol" featuring narration by "Frasier's" Kelsey Grammer, through Saturday, $21-$44, call (612) 377-2224 or visit www.guthrietheater.org on the Web.
Hennepin Broadway Series resumes Jan. 30 with "Saturday Night Fever," with four other productions in the series, season tickets start at $104, call Ticketmaster at (612) 673-0404.
In the Heart of the Beast
Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E. Lake St.
"Winter Dreams" musical puppet show, through Jan. 7, $15 for adults, $10 for children, call (612) 721-2535.
Tonic Sol-Fa in concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 30 and 4 and 8 p.m. Dec 31, Paramount Theater, downtown St. Cloud, $16 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, call (320) 259-5463.
Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra presents "Swingin' with the Big Bands" concert, featuring guest soprano Monica Cantrell and baritone Sam Gibson, 7 p.m. Dec. 31, DECC Center downtown, call 733-7579 for ticket information.
Great River Arts Association poetry workshop, featuring Doris Stengel and Pat Conner, Feb. 22-24, Little Falls, registration starts in January, with deadline for application Feb. 15, call GRAA at (320) 632-0960 for more information.
Great River Arts Association annual meeting, 7 p.m. Jan. 16, Historic Morrison County Courthouse, downtown Little Falls, open to public, call (320) 632-0960 for more information.
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is sponsoring a New Year's Eve party to announce the essay question for the 2001Great American Think-Off essay contest, doors open 10 p.m. Dec. 31, $5, call 385-3339.
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