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Steve Radley will guest conduct the Bemidji State University Symphonic Band during a joint concert with the Wind Ensemble at 3 p.m. today, Sunday, Oct. 23, in Thompson Recital Hall of Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex.

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The Symphonic Band will perform "Washington Post March" by John Philip Sousa, "I Am" by Andrew Boysen Jr. and "St. Louis Blues" and "Fate of the Gods" by Steven Reineke. The Wind Ensemble will perform "Overture to Candide" by Leonard Bernstein and "Handel in the Strand" by Percy Grainger. The Wind Ensemble concert also will feature a performance of Gustav Holst's "Second Suite in F."

The Holst Second Suite is one of the staples of wind band literature; 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of its composition.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Students will be admitted free with a valid ID.

'Narnia' in Akeley

Minnesota Folklore Theater announces the opening of the children's classic "Narnia" by C. P. Snow with performances at 3 p.m. today and Oct. 29 and 30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 at 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 State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

For reservations, call 218 652 2666.

Jackson to speak

"The Belle of Amherst" will be the subject of a talk on Emily Dickinson by Rhoda Jackson from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Northwoods Bank, located on state Highway 34 in Park Rapids.

Jackson will be performing in a one-woman play based on the life of Dickinson from 1830-86 in Amherst, Mass. The play centers on Dickinson's work, diaries and letters to significant people in her life.

Jackson's talk, sponsored by Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning, is free and open to the public.

The production is funded in whole or in part by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Witchcraft spoof

"Bell, Book and Candle," a spoof on witchcraft, by John Van Druten will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 27-29, and at 2 p.m., today, Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Fire Hall Theater in Grand Forks.

The romantic comedy centers around a witch who chances giving up her powers if she falls in love. The Louis Murray Bridge, which can be taken by staying on U.S. Highway 2, takes visitors into the heart of downtown Grand Forks where restaurants and the theater are located.

Skillet at Sanford

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 for this live show 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, and parking will be $5 at the gate. Group discounts 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.

Tickets begin at $27.50 and may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Sanford Center box office and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Workshops

E New: "Collaborating within Arts Disciplines," a Region 2 Arts Council Professional Development Workshop with Mark Turner, executive director of Five Wings Arts Council, will be given from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. N.W.

The workshop, open to all regional artists and arts organizations, 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. Participants will also learn the benefits of resource optimization and uncover the range of proven marketing and collaborative partnerships in small to mid-sized cities. RSVP by Oct. 26 to reserve a space.

For details or reservations, call 751-5447 or 800-275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.

E New: Marion Reil will present a "Painting on a Feather" workshop from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Gallery North, 502 Third St. N.W. The workshop will teach methods for painting on feathers. Participants will pick their own subjects and are asked to bring a photo of a favorite person, place or thing. Materials will be provided. A framed, finished painting on a game feather will be the end product. The fee is $45. Call 444-9813 to register.

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 are required for the class. The cost of the workshop is $20. For details, email staff@r2arts.org or call 751-5447.

Workshop funding

The Region 2 Arts Council has funding available for "No Risk" Workshops. The application can be downloaded from the R2AC 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.

October exhibits

E Bad Cat Creations Gallery & Gifts' featured artist for October is Jane Carlstom and her "Fantasy Hats & Other Flights of Imagination." Bad Cat Creations is a boutique featuring art and fine craft by more than 60 artists. It is located at 315 Irvine Ave N.W.

E Beltrami County Historical Society, in conjunction with Gallery North, presents "Fall Reflections." The newest exhibit is "Beltrami County in Mark Twain's Time," which explores what was happening in our county during the lifetime of Twain (1835-1910), the celebrated American author and humorist, as well as information about the fascinating man behind the pen name. For History Center hours, call 444-3376.

E Bemidji Community Art Center is continuing its exhibit, "Land by Hand: Fiber Artists Explore Place," a showcase of innovative work by 15 highly established Minnesota artists. The exhibit, which shows a variety of fiber art processes, features contemporary fiber art from the Textile Center touring show until today, Sunday, Oct. 23. Visit the Art Center and Shop 426 from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 pm. Saturday at 426 Bemidji Ave. N.

E Bemidji Public Library (509 America Ave. N.W.) has "Old Bemidji High School Remembered" on the Art Wall for the month of October.

E Brigid's Cross Irish Pub (317 Beltrami Ave. N.W.) invites the public to view the high-impact work of outdoor photographer Todd Geiger.

E Cabin Coffeehouse and Café presents "Autumn Expressions," a collaborative effort of photographer Trish Barthorpe, floral designer Jill Bitker and upcycled glass artist Jane Marks-Hastig. The Cabin is open seven days a week. Also on display are the cards and paintings of resident artist Audrey Merschman.

E Dunn Bros Coffee presents encaustic artist Eli Balbach as its featured artist during October. Dunn Bros Coffee is open seven days a week and is located at 501 Paul Bunyan Dr. S.

E Fleur de Lis Gallery at 501 Bemidji Ave. N. has new works by local artists: Terry Honstead (watercolor, oil and mixed media), B.E. Jolly (watercolor, pen-and ink), Dee Anne Najjar (watercolor), Wanda Reise Odegard (oil) and Pat Shough/Sillimandi (watercolor and mixed media). Any time the Fleur de Lis Gallery sign is outside the building, the venue is open to the public.

E Gallery North (502 Third St. N.W.) will showcase origami artist Patty Lovegreen, its featured artist of the month. The showcase artists of the month are the Bemidji Woodcarvers, who have on display a variety of wood carvings.

E Glazed & Amused will present painter and Bemidji native Mike Mohler and his exhibit, "Mike's Unique Take on Life." Glazed & Amused is a family-owned and operated paint-your-own ceramic studio and is located at 311 Third Street N.W. and is open five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday.

E Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (522 America Ave. N.W.) presents potter Cyrus Swann, who produces both functional and non-functional art. The venue is open during Sunday services. For details on additional viewing times, call 751-9654.

E Neilson Place hosts landscape artist Mary Lingen through October. Lingen's unique style has won her several awards from juried competitions. The exhibit also extends to the second floor of Neilson Place. Lingen's work is for sale and a price list is available at the reception desk. Neilson Place is located at 1000 Anne St. N.W. and is open for public viewing seven days a week.

E Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse (523 Minnesota Ave. N.W.) presents "Three of a Kind," by fiber artist and basket weaver Eve Sumsky, a member of the Headwaters Basketmakers Guild and the National Basketry Organization. Wild Hare is open six days a week.

E Maps for the Bemidji Sculpture Walk can be obtained at the Tourist Information Center in Paul Bunyan Park.

Ongoing events

E Pub Trivia at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at 7:30. 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 Artist Association meets at 12:30 p.m. on 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.

Steve Radley will guest conduct the Bemidji State University Symphonic Band during a joint concert with the Wind Ensemble at 3 p.m. today, Sunday, Oct. 23, in Thompson Recital Hall of Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex.

The Symphonic Band will perform "Washington Post March" by John Philip Sousa, "I Am" by Andrew Boysen Jr. and "St. Louis Blues" and "Fate of the Gods" by Steven Reineke. The Wind Ensemble will perform "Overture to Candide" by Leonard Bernstein and "Handel in the Strand" by Percy Grainger. The Wind Ensemble concert also will feature a performance of Gustav Holst's "Second Suite in F."

The Holst Second Suite is one of the staples of wind band literature; 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of its composition.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Students will be admitted free with a valid ID.

'Narnia' in Akeley

Minnesota Folklore Theater announces the opening of the children's classic "Narnia" by C. P. Snow with performances at 3 p.m. today and Oct. 29 and 30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 at 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 State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

For reservations, call 218 652 2666.

Jackson to speak

"The Belle of Amherst" will be the subject of a talk on Emily Dickinson by Rhoda Jackson from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Northwoods Bank, located on state Highway 34 in Park Rapids.

Jackson will be performing in a one-woman play based on the life of Dickinson from 1830-86 in Amherst, Mass. The play centers on Dickinson's work, diaries and letters to significant people in her life.

Jackson's talk, sponsored by Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning, is free and open to the public.

The production is funded in whole or in part by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Witchcraft spoof

"Bell, Book and Candle," a spoof on witchcraft, by John Van Druten will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 27-29, and at 2 p.m., today, Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Fire Hall Theater in Grand Forks.

The romantic comedy centers around a witch who chances giving up her powers if she falls in love. The Louis Murray Bridge, which can be taken by staying on U.S. Highway 2, takes visitors into the heart of downtown Grand Forks where restaurants and the theater are located.

Skillet at Sanford

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 for this live show 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, and parking will be $5 at the gate. Group discounts 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.

Tickets begin at $27.50 and may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Sanford Center box office and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Workshops

- New: "Collaborating within Arts Disciplines," a Region 2 Arts Council Professional Development Workshop with Mark Turner, executive director of Five Wings Arts Council, will be given from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. N.W.

The workshop, open to all regional artists and arts organizations, 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. Participants will also learn the benefits of resource optimization and uncover the range of proven marketing and collaborative partnerships in small to mid-sized cities. RSVP by Oct. 26 to reserve a space.

For details or reservations, call 751-5447 or 800-275-5447 or email staff@r2arts.org.

- New: Marion Reil will present a "Painting on a Feather" workshop from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Gallery North, 502 Third St. N.W. The workshop will teach methods for painting on feathers. Participants will pick their own subjects and are asked to bring a photo of a favorite person, place or thing. Materials will be provided. A framed, finished painting on a game feather will be the end product. The fee is $45. Call 444-9813 to register.

- "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 are required for the class. The cost of the workshop is $20. For details, email staff@r2arts.org or call 751-5447.

Workshop funding

The Region 2 Arts Council has funding available for "No Risk" Workshops. The application can be downloaded from the R2AC 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.

October exhibits

- Bad Cat Creations Gallery & Gifts' featured artist for October is Jane Carlstom and her "Fantasy Hats & Other Flights of Imagination." Bad Cat Creations is a boutique featuring art and fine craft by more than 60 artists. It is located at 315 Irvine Ave N.W.

- Beltrami County Historical Society, in conjunction with Gallery North, presents "Fall Reflections." The newest exhibit is "Beltrami County in Mark Twain's Time," which explores what was happening in our county during the lifetime of Twain (1835-1910), the celebrated American author and humorist, as well as information about the fascinating man behind the pen name. For History Center hours, call 444-3376.

- Bemidji Community Art Center is continuing its exhibit, "Land by Hand: Fiber Artists Explore Place," a showcase of innovative work by 15 highly established Minnesota artists. The exhibit, which shows a variety of fiber art processes, features contemporary fiber art from the Textile Center touring show until today, Sunday, Oct. 23. Visit the Art Center and Shop 426 from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 pm. Saturday at 426 Bemidji Ave. N.

- Bemidji Public Library (509 America Ave. N.W.) has "Old Bemidji High School Remembered" on the Art Wall for the month of October.

- Brigid's Cross Irish Pub (317 Beltrami Ave. N.W.) invites the public to view the high-impact work of outdoor photographer Todd Geiger.

- Cabin Coffeehouse and Café presents "Autumn Expressions," a collaborative effort of photographer Trish Barthorpe, floral designer Jill Bitker and upcycled glass artist Jane Marks-Hastig. The Cabin is open seven days a week. Also on display are the cards and paintings of resident artist Audrey Merschman.

- Dunn Bros Coffee presents encaustic artist Eli Balbach as its featured artist during October. Dunn Bros Coffee is open seven days a week and is located at 501 Paul Bunyan Dr. S.

- Fleur de Lis Gallery at 501 Bemidji Ave. N. has new works by local artists: Terry Honstead (watercolor, oil and mixed media), B.E. Jolly (watercolor, pen-and ink), Dee Anne Najjar (watercolor), Wanda Reise Odegard (oil) and Pat Shough/Sillimandi (watercolor and mixed media). Any time the Fleur de Lis Gallery sign is outside the building, the venue is open to the public.

- Gallery North (502 Third St. N.W.) will showcase origami artist Patty Lovegreen, its featured artist of the month. The showcase artists of the month are the Bemidji Woodcarvers, who have on display a variety of wood carvings.

- Glazed & Amused will present painter and Bemidji native Mike Mohler and his exhibit, "Mike's Unique Take on Life." Glazed & Amused is a family-owned and operated paint-your-own ceramic studio and is located at 311 Third Street N.W. and is open five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday.

- Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (522 America Ave. N.W.) presents potter Cyrus Swann, who produces both functional and non-functional art. The venue is open during Sunday services. For details on additional viewing times, call 751-9654.

- Neilson Place hosts landscape artist Mary Lingen through October. Lingen's unique style has won her several awards from juried competitions. The exhibit also extends to the second floor of Neilson Place. Lingen's work is for sale and a price list is available at the reception desk. Neilson Place is located at 1000 Anne St. N.W. and is open for public viewing seven days a week.

- Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse (523 Minnesota Ave. N.W.) presents "Three of a Kind," by fiber artist and basket weaver Eve Sumsky, a member of the Headwaters Basketmakers Guild and the National Basketry Organization. Wild Hare is open six days a week.

- Maps for the Bemidji Sculpture Walk can be obtained at the Tourist Information Center in Paul Bunyan Park.

Ongoing events

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

- 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. on 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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