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The Bemidji State University Choir ensembles (Bemidji Choir, Chamber Singers, The Musikanten Men's Chorus and Damen-stimmen Women's Chorus) will conclude their weeklong Minnesota tour with a 3 p.m. concert today, Sunday, Oct. 30, in Thompson Recital Hall at Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex at BSU.

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Under the direction of P. Bradley Logan, professor of music, the groups held workshops and concerts for high school students during the tour that were also open to the public.

Tickets for Sunday's concert will be available at the door: $5 for general admission, $3 for seniors and free for students with a valid ID. The program will include a blend of choral literature from across the centuries.

'Narnia'

Minnesota Folklore Theater will conclude the performances of the children's classic "Narnia" by C.P. Snow with performances at 3 p.m. today at the Minnesota Folklore Theater, located at 6 Broadway St. in Akeley. All children attending will receive a study guide for this family-friendly production. The production is funded in whole, or in part, by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For reservations, call 218-652-2666.

'Little Minnesota'

"Little Minnesota: Cities with a Population Under One Hundred" by Jill Johnson, with photography by Deane Johnson, will be the presentation by Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Northlands Bank Community Room in Park Rapids. The event is free and open to the public.

Skillet on tour

Skillet's "Alive and Awake Tour" with Disciple, We As Humans and Manafest will come to Bemidji at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Sanford Center. A Christian alternative band, this two-time Grammy nominated group has scored seven consecutive number one Christian radio singles, a GMA Dove Award for Rock Song of the Year and two BMI Songwriting awards. Tickets are on sale now at the Sanford Center box office and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are $46 (VIP), $24 (floor) and $18 (arena). The setup is half stage and reserved floor. Parking will be $5 at the gate. Group discounts are available for 15 or more; call 441-4030.

Luke Bryan show

Luke Bryan's "Tailgates and Tanlines" show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Sanford Center. Bryant will be joined on stage by Lee Bruce, Josh Thompson and Matt Mason, recently named CMT's Next Superstar. Ticket prices start at $27.50 and may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Sanford Center box office or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Workshops

E Collaborating within Arts Disciplines with Mark Turner, executive director of Five Wings Arts Council, is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. N.W. A Region 2 Arts Council Professional Development Workshop for all regional artists and arts organization, it will be an evening of networking, goal-setting and planning for creative and effective collaboration within arts disciplines. The presenter will discuss cross-promoting events hosted by different organizations and explore the value of coordinating arts events and activities with other regional partners. In addition, participants will learn the benefits of resource optimization and learn about the range of proven marketing and collaborative partnerships in small to mid-sized towns and cities. RSVP by Oct. 31 to reserve a space. For details, call 751-5447 or 800-275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.

E New: A watercolor class with Grace Garland will be held from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Gracie's Woodsy Boutique, six miles west of Bemidji on U.S. Highway 2. Participants will paint a winter cardinal sitting on a birdhouse. The $40 fee includes all materials, including an oak framed 11x14 completed painting. To register, call 759-2952.

E Region 2 Arts Council has funding available for No Risk Workshops. The application can be downloaded from the website r2arts.org/workshops. The workshop must focus on learning experiences for adult artists and be open to the public. Proposals are considered on an ongoing basis and funds are limited.

Sculpture Walk

Maps for the Bemidji Sculpture Walk can be obtained at the Tourist Information Center.

Ongoing events

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

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

E Northern Artists Association meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Monday of each 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 the third Saturday of each 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 State University Choir ensembles (Bemidji Choir, Chamber Singers, The Musikanten Men's Chorus and Damen-stimmen Women's Chorus) will conclude their weeklong Minnesota tour with a 3 p.m. concert today, Sunday, Oct. 30, in Thompson Recital Hall at Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex at BSU.

Under the direction of P. Bradley Logan, professor of music, the groups held workshops and concerts for high school students during the tour that were also open to the public.

Tickets for Sunday's concert will be available at the door: $5 for general admission, $3 for seniors and free for students with a valid ID. The program will include a blend of choral literature from across the centuries.

'Narnia'

Minnesota Folklore Theater will conclude the performances of the children's classic "Narnia" by C.P. Snow with performances at 3 p.m. today at the Minnesota Folklore Theater, located at 6 Broadway St. in Akeley. All children attending will receive a study guide for this family-friendly production. The production is funded in whole, or in part, by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For reservations, call 218-652-2666.

'Little Minnesota'

"Little Minnesota: Cities with a Population Under One Hundred" by Jill Johnson, with photography by Deane Johnson, will be the presentation by Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Northlands Bank Community Room in Park Rapids. The event is free and open to the public.

Skillet on tour

Skillet's "Alive and Awake Tour" with Disciple, We As Humans and Manafest will come to Bemidji at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Sanford Center. A Christian alternative band, this two-time Grammy nominated group has scored seven consecutive number one Christian radio singles, a GMA Dove Award for Rock Song of the Year and two BMI Songwriting awards. Tickets are on sale now at the Sanford Center box office and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are $46 (VIP), $24 (floor) and $18 (arena). The setup is half stage and reserved floor. Parking will be $5 at the gate. Group discounts are available for 15 or more; call 441-4030.

Luke Bryan show

Luke Bryan's "Tailgates and Tanlines" show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Sanford Center. Bryant will be joined on stage by Lee Bruce, Josh Thompson and Matt Mason, recently named CMT's Next Superstar. Ticket prices start at $27.50 and may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Sanford Center box office or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Workshops

- Collaborating within Arts Disciplines with Mark Turner, executive director of Five Wings Arts Council, is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. N.W. A Region 2 Arts Council Professional Development Workshop for all regional artists and arts organization, it will be an evening of networking, goal-setting and planning for creative and effective collaboration within arts disciplines. The presenter will discuss cross-promoting events hosted by different organizations and explore the value of coordinating arts events and activities with other regional partners. In addition, participants will learn the benefits of resource optimization and learn about the range of proven marketing and collaborative partnerships in small to mid-sized towns and cities. RSVP by Oct. 31 to reserve a space. For details, call 751-5447 or 800-275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.

- New: A watercolor class with Grace Garland will be held from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Gracie's Woodsy Boutique, six miles west of Bemidji on U.S. Highway 2. Participants will paint a winter cardinal sitting on a birdhouse. The $40 fee includes all materials, including an oak framed 11x14 completed painting. To register, call 759-2952.

- Region 2 Arts Council has funding available for No Risk Workshops. The application can be downloaded from the website r2arts.org/workshops. The workshop must focus on learning experiences for adult artists and be open to the public. Proposals are considered on an ongoing basis and funds are limited.

Sculpture Walk

Maps for the Bemidji Sculpture Walk can be obtained at the Tourist Information Center.

Ongoing events

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

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

- Northern Artists Association meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Monday of each 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 the third Saturday of each 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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