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The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will perform American Jazz at 3 p.m. today at Bemidji High School.

The second concert of the 2011-2012 series, titled "Made in America," will bring back Jacob Adams as soloist in Gershwin's "Concerto in F." Adams was the pianist for the regional 2010 Summer BSO-Kitchigami Library tour. The "Afro-American Symphony" by William Grant Still will inspire the listener with familiar melodies of Negro spirituals and jazz elements. The final piece on the program will be "Overture for the End of a Century" by Libby Larson who composed "Sacred Vows" for BSO's 70th Anniversary concert. Tickets may be purchased at the door: $20 for adults, $15 for students, $10 for college students with a valid ID and free for students K12.

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Afterglow

Brigid's Irish Pub will host an Afterglow Party at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 following the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra concert.

Open house

The Sanford Center is proud to host an Open House at no charge to the public the first Wednesday of every month from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. If you've never been to The Sanford Center, or you're curious about the inner workings of this new state-of-the-art facility, they invite you to stop by for a visit. Enjoy performance from Brazilian Singer / Songwriter Bruno Marcondes, a complimentary cup of Dunn Brothers coffee, beignets, and gourmet cupcakes from Althea's Cakery. (Tours to be given at 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. and includes the BSU Hockey portion of the center. Enter at Gate 2.

Judy Garland

"Judy Why Can't I" is an original musical set in Hollywood offering a glimpse into the life of Judy Garland and features some of Garland's memorable songs. The musical will be performed at the Minnesota Folklore Theater, 6 Broadway St. Akeley. The play covers three stages in Garland's life beginning with her youth in Grand Rapids, Minn., as portrayed by Akeley youngster Shannon McGrath. Deb Rogers of Park Rapids takes Garland through her Hollywood days and Jan Nash of Pine River plays the older Garland and her reflections on the abuse of alcohol and drugs and subsequent premature death at 47. Some of Garland's memorable songs are recreated: "The Trolley Song," "The Man That Got Away" and "Over the Rainbow." This show is not appropriate for young children. Performances will be at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today, Oct. 2. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Tickets may be reserved by calling the box office at 218-652-2666.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain, as portrayed by Richard Garey of Hannibal, Missouri will be performed at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, at Bemidji High School. The show authentically recreates the famous Mark Twain shows of 100 years ago as it combines comedy, biting satire, and drama by a respected humorist and philosopher. The show is suitable for all ages and tickets are $15 and on sale now in the main office just inside the front door of BHS. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Standup comedy

Standup comic Jeff Dunham will bring his "Controlled Chaos Tour" to Bemidji at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Sanford Center. As seen on the Comedy Central September special, Dunham introduced two new "sidekicks" to his act: Achmed Junior, the not so equally skeletal son of Achmed the Dead Terrorist, and Little Jeff, a mini-version of the ringmaster. See jeffdunham.com/controlled chaos for more information on this special. Tickets are on sale now for $45.50 each for reserved seating and may be purchased by calling the box office at 441-4032.

Workshops

E Region 2 Arts Council New Workshops: "Juried Works," a free professional development workshop for visual artists. Experienced artist and workshop facilitator, Kathleen Richert, will take participants through the process of readying, refining and revamping their promotional presentation. This free workshop will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Coldwell Banker Real Estate conference room, 101 South Main, Park Rapids. Advance registration is required by the Oct. 18 deadline; email staff@r2arts.org or call 751-5447.

E Photography 101 for Artists with Cal Rice will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Headwaters School for Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. N.W. The workshop is for artists who wish to improve photos of their art work. A camera, the owner's manual and a piece of art work is required for the class. The cost of the workshop is $20 and the deadline to register is Oct. 20; email staff@r2arts.org or call 751-5447.

E There are still some slots left for the Writer's Workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at a location to be announced. Susan Hauser will lead a three-hour workshop for participants who will learn some ways to read their writing the way that others do; recognition of values and meanings expressed in the work. The workshop will introduce techniques for discovering both literal and metaphorical meaning in participant's writings. Participants will be asked to bring a five page writing sample: poetry or prose (fiction, creative non-fiction, essay, letter, etc.). Participants will be reading their work and discussing values and meanings expressed in it. Space is limited and the fee is $35 for adults and $20 for students with a valid ID. For more information or to register, contact Bemidji Community Arts Center at 444-7570 or bcac@paulbunyan.net.

E The Bemidji Community Arts Center and the Textile Center of Minneapolis will be hosting Things with String, a three hour children's class with Lynn Cooper from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 15. From braids to knots to twisted cords, there are lots of ways to turn yarn into fiber art. Participants will create custom yarns, learn how to finger knit, and learn kumihimo, a Japanese eight-stranded braid. This class is free and open to 25 students, ages eight and older. To find out location and to register, contact Cindy or Lori at BCAC, 444-7570 or bcac@paulbunyan.net.

E Pottery classes for those 14 and older will be offered from 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Oct, 3, 10, 17 and 24, at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts. Potter Tom Daley will instruct the basics of clay and start off with hand building and move into basic wheel throwing. The cost is $50 and reservations may be made by calling 444-5606.

E Brass Choir with Jeff Sands is available for adults who play a brass instrument and would like to participated in the annual TubaChristmas event at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Paul Bunyan Mall. The classes will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 3 until Nov. 28. The cost of the class is $40. Reservations may be made by calling 444-5606.

E Fiber workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27, at Debs Community Center with Marilyn Lee. Participants will create a Paul and Babe pillow or wall hanging, learn the appliqué technique and special sewing and finishing techniques. The cost is $30 and the registration deadline is Oct. 6 and includes materials. Send check to R2AC.

Sculpture Walk

Maps for the installations of the Bemidji Sculpture Walk can be had at the Chamber of Commerce

Ongoing events

E Pub Trivia at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub, Mondays at 7:30. Free to play.

E Open stage at 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays: For writers, poets and dreamers with Patty Byers at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub.

E Open Stage at 8 p.m. Thursdays for performing artists and writers with host Drew Jacobson at Brigid's Cross.

E Northern Artist Association meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Eagles Club, 1270 Nielson Ave. S.E. The public is invited to attend. For details, call 759-2952.

E Headwaters Basketmakers Guild meets on third Saturday of the month; contact epbensum@paulbunyan.net.

Announcements of arts and entertainment events may be sent to the Bemidji Pioneer, P.O. Box 455, Bemidji, MN 56619-0455 or e-mailed to news@bemidjipioneer.com

The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will perform American Jazz at 3 p.m. today at Bemidji High School.

The second concert of the 2011-2012 series, titled "Made in America," will bring back Jacob Adams as soloist in Gershwin's "Concerto in F." Adams was the pianist for the regional 2010 Summer BSO-Kitchigami Library tour. The "Afro-American Symphony" by William Grant Still will inspire the listener with familiar melodies of Negro spirituals and jazz elements. The final piece on the program will be "Overture for the End of a Century" by Libby Larson who composed "Sacred Vows" for BSO's 70th Anniversary concert. Tickets may be purchased at the door: $20 for adults, $15 for students, $10 for college students with a valid ID and free for students K12.

Afterglow

Brigid's Irish Pub will host an Afterglow Party at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 following the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra concert.

Open house

The Sanford Center is proud to host an Open House at no charge to the public the first Wednesday of every month from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. If you've never been to The Sanford Center, or you're curious about the inner workings of this new state-of-the-art facility, they invite you to stop by for a visit. Enjoy performance from Brazilian Singer / Songwriter Bruno Marcondes, a complimentary cup of Dunn Brothers coffee, beignets, and gourmet cupcakes from Althea's Cakery. (Tours to be given at 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. and includes the BSU Hockey portion of the center. Enter at Gate 2.

Judy Garland

"Judy Why Can't I" is an original musical set in Hollywood offering a glimpse into the life of Judy Garland and features some of Garland's memorable songs. The musical will be performed at the Minnesota Folklore Theater, 6 Broadway St. Akeley. The play covers three stages in Garland's life beginning with her youth in Grand Rapids, Minn., as portrayed by Akeley youngster Shannon McGrath. Deb Rogers of Park Rapids takes Garland through her Hollywood days and Jan Nash of Pine River plays the older Garland and her reflections on the abuse of alcohol and drugs and subsequent premature death at 47. Some of Garland's memorable songs are recreated: "The Trolley Song," "The Man That Got Away" and "Over the Rainbow." This show is not appropriate for young children. Performances will be at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today, Oct. 2. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Tickets may be reserved by calling the box office at 218-652-2666.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain, as portrayed by Richard Garey of Hannibal, Missouri will be performed at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, at Bemidji High School. The show authentically recreates the famous Mark Twain shows of 100 years ago as it combines comedy, biting satire, and drama by a respected humorist and philosopher. The show is suitable for all ages and tickets are $15 and on sale now in the main office just inside the front door of BHS. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Standup comedy

Standup comic Jeff Dunham will bring his "Controlled Chaos Tour" to Bemidji at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Sanford Center. As seen on the Comedy Central September special, Dunham introduced two new "sidekicks" to his act: Achmed Junior, the not so equally skeletal son of Achmed the Dead Terrorist, and Little Jeff, a mini-version of the ringmaster. See jeffdunham.com/controlled chaos for more information on this special. Tickets are on sale now for $45.50 each for reserved seating and may be purchased by calling the box office at 441-4032.

Workshops

- Region 2 Arts Council New Workshops: "Juried Works," a free professional development workshop for visual artists. Experienced artist and workshop facilitator, Kathleen Richert, will take participants through the process of readying, refining and revamping their promotional presentation. This free workshop will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Coldwell Banker Real Estate conference room, 101 South Main, Park Rapids. Advance registration is required by the Oct. 18 deadline; email staff@r2arts.org or call 751-5447.

- Photography 101 for Artists with Cal Rice will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Headwaters School for Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. N.W. The workshop is for artists who wish to improve photos of their art work. A camera, the owner's manual and a piece of art work is required for the class. The cost of the workshop is $20 and the deadline to register is Oct. 20; email staff@r2arts.org or call 751-5447.

- There are still some slots left for the Writer's Workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at a location to be announced. Susan Hauser will lead a three-hour workshop for participants who will learn some ways to read their writing the way that others do; recognition of values and meanings expressed in the work. The workshop will introduce techniques for discovering both literal and metaphorical meaning in participant's writings. Participants will be asked to bring a five page writing sample: poetry or prose (fiction, creative non-fiction, essay, letter, etc.). Participants will be reading their work and discussing values and meanings expressed in it. Space is limited and the fee is $35 for adults and $20 for students with a valid ID. For more information or to register, contact Bemidji Community Arts Center at 444-7570 or bcac@paulbunyan.net.

- The Bemidji Community Arts Center and the Textile Center of Minneapolis will be hosting Things with String, a three hour children's class with Lynn Cooper from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 15. From braids to knots to twisted cords, there are lots of ways to turn yarn into fiber art. Participants will create custom yarns, learn how to finger knit, and learn kumihimo, a Japanese eight-stranded braid. This class is free and open to 25 students, ages eight and older. To find out location and to register, contact Cindy or Lori at BCAC, 444-7570 or bcac@paulbunyan.net.

- Pottery classes for those 14 and older will be offered from 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Oct, 3, 10, 17 and 24, at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts. Potter Tom Daley will instruct the basics of clay and start off with hand building and move into basic wheel throwing. The cost is $50 and reservations may be made by calling 444-5606.

- Brass Choir with Jeff Sands is available for adults who play a brass instrument and would like to participated in the annual TubaChristmas event at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Paul Bunyan Mall. The classes will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 3 until Nov. 28. The cost of the class is $40. Reservations may be made by calling 444-5606.

- Fiber workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27, at Debs Community Center with Marilyn Lee. Participants will create a Paul and Babe pillow or wall hanging, learn the appliqué technique and special sewing and finishing techniques. The cost is $30 and the registration deadline is Oct. 6 and includes materials. Send check to R2AC.

Sculpture Walk

Maps for the installations of the Bemidji Sculpture Walk can be had at the Chamber of Commerce

Ongoing events

- Pub Trivia at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub, Mondays at 7:30. Free to play.

- Open stage at 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays: For writers, poets and dreamers with Patty Byers at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub.

- Open Stage at 8 p.m. Thursdays for performing artists and writers with host Drew Jacobson at Brigid's Cross.

- Northern Artist Association meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Eagles Club, 1270 Nielson Ave. S.E. The public is invited to attend. For details, call 759-2952.

- Headwaters Basketmakers Guild meets on third Saturday of the month; contact epbensum@paulbunyan.net.

Announcements of arts and entertainment events may be sent to the Bemidji Pioneer, P.O. Box 455, Bemidji, MN 56619-0455 or e-mailed to news@bemidjipioneer.com

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