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Pioneer Previews for August 26


Local singer-songwriter Lance Benson will perform today at the Lake Bemidji State Park Amphitheater for the final installment of the park’s Summer Concert Series. Concert admission is free. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park. For details, call 308-2300.


“Totally Necessary Men”, a comedy theater piece presented by Steve Saari and Saarens Productions, will be performed Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Wild Rose Theater, 501 Bemidji Ave. N. Tickets are $5-10. For ticket and production information, call 556-1777.


Auditions for “Oliver,” a collaboration between Bemidji Community Theater and the Paul Bunyan Playhouse, will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the historic Chief Theater, 314 Beltrami Ave. NW. Performance dates are Nov. 9-11 and 16-18 at the Chief.

Upcoming Events

E September First Friday events will be held Sept. 7 around Bemidji. For a full itinerary of events, visit the Bemidji Community Art Center website at, or call the BCAC at 444-7570.

E Shyanne Kaml with the Smokehouse Band will hold a CD release party at 4 p.m., Sept. 9 at the Bemidji Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave. SE. $5 cover.