July 3 Beltrami County History Center presents Gallery North Artists and Exhibit
Artwork and the new exhibit "Trails through Time," can be viewed Wed.-Sat., 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibit topics include Ojibwe history, logging, entertainment, education, and more. Call (218) 444-3376 for more information.
July 3 2013 Summer Recital Series presents Ronnevik, Romer and Tinsley
From noon-12:30 p.m., come hear Andrew Ronnevik on the violin, Jon Romer on the native flute, and Jacque Tinsley on the folk harp at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2508 Washington Avenue SE in Bemidji.
July 3-7 and 10-13 Paul Bunyan Playhouse presents Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Come to the Historic Chief Theater, Bemidji, MN for this show. Tickets $22.00. Box Office 218-751-7170; For more information and to order tickets online go to http://www.thechieftheater.com/index.html.
July 4, 11, 18 and 25 2nd Street Stage
The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association invites you to celebrate summer at 2nd Street Stage events Thursday evenings through Aug. 22. Second Street Stage will run from 6 to 8 p.m. most nights with free bands, a beer garden and family activities on 2nd Street between Main Avenue and Highway 71. Bring your own chair. For more information on bands, special events and times, go to www.parkrapidsdowntown.com.
July 5 Bemidji Community Art Center presents First Friday Events
Highlights for First Friday include artist and traditional canoe builder Maxwell Kelsey followed by the Northwoods Folk Collective at Rail River Folk School, Photographer Irv Strom followed by an All-American menu at Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse, Photographer Cal Rice and his images from Cuba at the Bemidji Public Library, Artists of Studio 10 at Brigid's Pub, Showcase Artists Daren Hanson (mixed media) and Barb Ellingson (stained glass) along with Featured Artist Marion Caroline Reil (watercolor) at Gallery North, and photographers Ashley Houle and Joyce Klevens at Glazed and Amused. For more information, go to www.bcac.wordpress.com or call (218) 444-7570.
July 10 2013 Summer Recital Series presents Joe Henry
From noon-12:30 p.m., come enjoy the music of Joe Henry on the piano and organ at St. Philip's Church, 702 Beltrami Avenue in Bemidji.
July 11 Noon Hour Concert
Brian Perez and friends will play jazz featuring saxophone and piano for the Noon Hour Concert Thursday, July 11 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. The concerts are from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Bring your lunch; coffee and bars will be served.
July 12 Neilson Place Opens Photography Exhibit "Through our Eyes"
Aynsley Kluchnik and Abby Szarkowski's travels to Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, North Dakota, Minnesota, Canada, India, New Zealand, and National Parks throughout the United States provide the images for this exhibit. Meet and talk with Kluchnik and Szarkowski from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in the Neilson Place lobby. Refreshments will be served. Neilson Place is located on the Sanford WoodsEdge campus, 1000 Anne Street NW.
July 13 Bagley Art in the Park at Bagley City Park
Come to Bagley Art in the Park from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to enjoy hand crafted art products from up to 40 vendors. Sonny Johnson, singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Bemidji will be performing from noon until 2:30. Activities for children available. Food by non-profit organizations will be available. Bagley Art in the Park is the place to be for a day of fun-filled activities on July 13th!
July 12-14 and July18- 20 You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
See your favorite Charles Schulz characters come to life in this Northern Light Opera Company production. Shows take place at Armory Square, Highway 71 and 2nd Street, downtown Park Rapids and begin at 7:30 p.m. on Fri. 7/12, Sat. 7/13, Thurs. 7/18, and Fri. 7/19, with matinees at 3 p.m. on Sun. 7/14 and Sat. 7/20. The upcoming production includes Libby Sorenson as Lucy, Faith Kern as Sally, Hawken Paul as Charlie Brown, Brandon Haller as Snoopy, Lewis Johnson as Linus, Joe Bolling as Schroeder, Jimmy Farmer as Pigpen, Coral Johnson as Frieda and Finn Paul as Rerun. Composer Clark Gesner and lyricist John Gordon created this award-winning 1967 musical. Tickets available at Beagle Books, Coborn's or online at www.northernlightopera.org.$20/adults, $10/students.
July 14 3rd Annual Bite of Park Rapids Food & Art Fair
A juried art fair showcasing original works in wood, fabric, pottery, mosaics, visual art and jewelry opens at 9:00 a.m. Food booths featuring local restaurants open at 11 a.m. The band line up is: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Chasing Clarence, 12 -1:15 p.m. Absolute Gruv, 2-2:45 p.m. Make the Most, and 2:45-4:00 Absolute Gruv. Join in on fun food races from 1:15-2:00 p.m. Spend the day until 4 p.m. tasting, sampling, enjoying music and shopping on Main Street.
July 14 Artist Reception at Blank Canvas Gallery
Come to the Blank Canvas Gallery from 1-3 p.m. and meet Featured Artist Terri Young (painter), and Guest Artists Anne Crabbe (potter), Byrdie Thompson (painter), Jim Kropp (jeweler), and Glenn Anderson, wood carver and honored guest. The Sponsors for the Blank Canvas Arts Resource Center will also be our guests for this reception. Refreshments served. BCG is located at 311 South Main St in Park Rapids. All receptions at the Gallery are open to the public and are free.
July 17 2013 Summer Recital Series presents Glenn Seibel and Wayne Hoff
From noon-12:30 p.m., come enjoy the euphonium and piano music of Seibel and Hoff. United Methodist Church, 9th and Beltrami Ave. in Bemidji.
July 17-21 and 24-27 Paul Bunyan Playhouse presents Boeing Boeing
Come enjoy this show at the Historic Chief Theater, Bemidji, MN. Tickets $22.00. Box Office 218-751-7170; For more information and to order tickets online, go to http://www.thechieftheater.com/index.html.
July 18 Noon Hour Concert
The Noon Hour Concert Thursday, July 18 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Park Rapids will feature Hawken Orion Paul on violin and Lisa Dove on piano. The concerts are from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Bring your lunch; coffee and bars will be served.
July 20-21 Art in the Park
Hosted by the Bemidji Community Art Center, the annual "Art in the Park" will celebrate 46 years in 2013. "Art in the Park" features over 100 artists, a dozen food vendors and live entertainment in Library Park surrounding the Historic Carnegie Library Building. Dates and times are Saturday, July 20th 10a.m. to 5p.m. & Sunday the 21st 10a.m. to 4p.m.
July 20 The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents Summer Celebrations
The BSO is celebrating its 75th anniversary this season! This summer pops concert features internationally acclaimed musicians Aaron Meyer (concert rock violinist) and Tim Ellis (guitarist) from Portland, OR. This is an eclectic program of rock to Celtic, jazz, folk and classics with a twist! Also on the program are Americana favorites and our annual "Mystery Maestro" conducting "Stars and Stripes Forever." 7:30 p.m. at the Bemidji High School Auditorium. All tickets are $10; K-12 students are admitted free. BSO season tickets will be for sale for $60 at Art in the Park and at the concert, and a free ticket to "Summer Celebrations" will be given out with each season ticket purchase. More info: www.bemidjisymphony.org or (218) 444-7914.
July 24 2013 Summer Recital Series presents Dr. Beverly Everett
From noon-12:30 p.m., come enjoy the music of Dr. Beverly Everett on the organ at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 1800 Irvine Ave. NW in Bemidji.
July 25 Noon Hour Concert
Audience members will enjoy a pipe organ recital at the Noon Hour Concert Thursday, July 25 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. The concerts are from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Bring your lunch; coffee and bars will be served.
July 26-28 and August 1-3 Northern Light Opera Company presents Carousel!
The second production of the Northern Light Opera Company will be at the Park Rapids Area School Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Fri. 7/26, Sat. 7/27, Thurs. 8/1, and Fri. 8/2, with matinees at 3 p.m. on Sun. 7/28 and Sat. 8/3. Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel has been regarded by many critics as their finest achievement. Tickets may be purchased at Beagle Books, Coborns, at the door, or on line at www.northernlightopera.org. $20/adults, $10/students.
July 31 2013 Summer Recital Series presents Lois Simonson and Deanna Murphy
From noon-12:30 p.m., come enjoy the music of Simonson and Murphy on piano and cello at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 5405 Hwy 2 W (across from Amigo Cinemas).
July 31-Aug 4 and Aug 7-10 The Paul Bunyan Playhouse presents She Loves Me
Come enjoy this show at the Historic Chief Theater, in Bemidji, MN. Tickets $22.00. Box Office 218-751-7170; For more information and to order tickets online, go to http://www.thechieftheater.com/index.html .
Aug 3 Paint Party 2013 - Art for Everyone
The Paint Party is an event designed to bring Shannon's Art and Soul art studio outdoors where the public can participant in painting their own masterpiece... with a twist. Participants will choose a t-shirt, canvas or cotton tote bag to create their masterpiece on. All painting will be done using squeeze bottles. The Paint Party will be held in the alley between Shannon's Art & Soul and the Northwest Minnesota Foundation on Beltrami Ave, Bemidji, MN. With the help of Kickstarter backers, costs to participants should be between $10-15. For more information, contact (218)556-5907 or info@ShannonsBemidji.com.
On-going July Meredith Setser at Nemeth Art Center
Indianapolis-based artist Meredith Setser has recently installed her new show. "The work, which is comprised entirely of hand printed textiles, is," according to Nemeth Art Center Director Meredith Lyn "something you'll need to see to believe. She's transformed our Great Gallery into a surreal space that will remind you of wild childhood fantasies." This show is very popular with kids and families. Open Thursdays - Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 301 Court Avenue, Park Rapids, MN. www.nemethartcenter.org.
On-Going July John Lembi Exhibit at the Bemidji Community Art Center
"Child's Play," Lembi's exhibit of oil paintings, watercolors and sculpture is on display now through July 27th. Also on view in gallery X2 is the recently completed model of the future Watermark Art Center. Visit the BCAC and SHOP 426 at 426 Bemidji Ave N (upper level of the Historic Carnegie Library on 5th St) or at www.bcac.wordpress.com For information contact us at (218) 444-7570 or at
firstname.lastname@example.org Hours are Tues. to Fri. 12 - 5 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The BCAC will be closed for the July 4th holiday.
On-Going July and August "Tiny Bike Shows" with Fortuna Puppet Theatre
Watch for Fortuna Puppet Theatre traveling on bike in your neighborhood! Track the tour on www.fortunapuppettheatre.com.