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Arts briefs for Nov. 28

Kent Dudley performance

Local artist Kent Dudley and his band Bended Knee will perform Sunday at the Doug Gabriel Theater in Branson, Mo.

Bended Knee now has Christmas CDs on sale at Overbeeks Electronics featuring the song “Christmas in Bemidji,” according to a press release.


workshop set

BEMIDJI — People working in the health care, social services, education, environmental sustainability and the arts are invited to participate in an interactive workshop with Kairos Alive founder and director Maria Genne and program coordinator Carla Vogel. The workshop will take be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. NE. A follow-up breakfast meeting will take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the HSMA. Call 751-5447 or email by Friday to register.

Gallery North

Open House

BEMIDJI — Gallery North’s “Christmas Boutique” will be the showcase artist for the month of December with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 6th at Gallery North, 502 3rd St. NW.

First Friday featured artists are Marie Hamre, who started the Northwoods Tatting Guild, and Kathy Sanders, who has been painting with oils for more than 30 years.

‘The King and I’ announced

BEMIDJI — Bemidji Community Theater, in collaboration with the Paul Bunyan Playhouse, will present “The King and I” in December. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and 13-14 at the Historic Chief Theater, 314 Beltrami Ave. A matinee performance will take place at 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets are available at Ken K. Thompson Jewelry, Shannon’s Art and Soul and Iverson Drug. They will also be available at the box office one hour before each performance, subject to availability.

‘Downton Abbey’ screening set

BEMIDJI — Lakeland Public Television will host a free screening of the first hour of season four of “Downton Abbey” at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Bangsberg Recital Hall on the Bemidji State University campus. The event will include door prizes and a trivia contest. Period costumes are encouraged. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.

BSO concert announced

BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents its annual “Holiday Celebrations and Messiah Singalong” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Bemidji High School Auditorium, 2900 Division St NW.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, $10 for college students, and free for children in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Audience members will be invited to join the orchestra on stage for the Messiah sing-along choruses.

Benefit concert for Camp Oak Hills

BEMIDJI — A variety of holiday musical performances are scheduled 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Bemidji. The Christmas concert is being held to raise funds to assist with the cost of upgrading the kitchen at Camp Oak Hills following a devastating fire on Sept. 25.

Funds raised during an offering will be used to not only restore the kitchen, but also winterize the building, enabling Camp Oak Hills’ facilities to be used as a year-round ministry, officials said in a press release.

The evening will feature performances by the Oak Hills music team, Voyageur Harmony Chorus, Evangelical Covenant Church Choir, Holiday Brass Quartet, Evangelical Free Church Choir, the Fa-La-La Folk Ensemble and more. Coffee, milk, and cookies will be served.

If you would like more information, contact Rachel Johnson at (218) 751-8670 or email