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BRAINERD — The life and music of one of the true legends of popular music, Bobby Vee, will be onstage at the Tornstrom Auditorium Friday when “Remembering Bobby Vee” hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. As part of the Central Lakes College Community Performing Arts Center’s season, the show is as aut…

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“How Songwriters Get Paid” is the featured topic at the Northern Minnesota Songwriters (NMA) meeting Jan. 12, 11 a.m., at NLFX, 1319 Naylor Drive SE, in Bemidji’s Industrial Park. Doors open at 10 a.m. and people are invited to come early to browse and socialize.

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DULUTH — Choirs from The College of St. Scholastica will ring in the season with favorite Christmas songs during two concerts benefitting CHUM Friday and Saturday at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 East 4th St.

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PARK RAPIDS — The sixth annual Christmas Sweets, Treats and Treasures will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at new venue, Calvary Lutheran Church, 112 Park Ave.

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BRAINERD — The Crossing Arts Alliance will be hosting a wreath-making workshop at their downtown location Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

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Heartland Symphony Orchestra will present its 2018 Winter Concert Series, “Family Adventure,” Saturday in Little Falls at 7:30 p.m. at the Charles D. Martin Auditorium of the Little Falls Community High School and Sunday in Brainerd at 2:30 at the Tornstrom Auditorium.

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DULUTH — The College of St. Scholastica will ceremonially begin the Christmas season on campus with an Advent Vespers service followed by a festive tree lighting, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 4.

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Contempo Physical Dance will present SenZalma, a full-length work inspired by the poem O Navio Negreiro (The Slave Ship) by 19th Century Brazilian abolitionist and poet Antonio de Castro Alves at the Wadena Memorial Auditorium Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.

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NISSWA — Brianna Lane will perform on the Grassroots Concerts stage Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar, 5459 CR 18 (next to the school).

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BIGFORK — For anyone who wants to enjoy a fun “Scandinavian Christmas” evening without having to be Swedish or Norwegian, the Edge Center will be presenting a Christmas program filled with music, singing and dancing. In fact not being Swedish or Norwegian might even be better because it migh…

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NISSWA — The Minnesota duo Pushing Chain makes its area debut on the Grassroots Concerts stage Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar, 5459 CR 18, next to the school.

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NISSWA — Gurf Morlix, the guy with the unusual name, is the next artist scheduled to perform on the Grassroots Concerts stage Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar, 5459 CR 18.

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CROSSLAKE — Saturday is the date for the first Rock It Forward Concert featuring Zeppo, playing the music of Led Zeppelin, with special guests, lakes area favorite Wyld Ryce, to benefit the Brainerd Lakes Pay It Forward Fund.

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NISSWA — Award-winning musicians James Keelaghan of Canada and Jez Lowe of the United Kingdom will team up to perform on the Grassroots Concerts stage Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar.

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Heartland Symphony Orchestra will begin their 42nd season of presenting classical music in west central Minnesota with two concerts, one in Little Falls at the Charles D. Martin Auditorium Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and another in Brainerd at Tornstrom Auditorium Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

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Photographers from the Focalpoint Photo Club of Brainerd and members of the Brainerd Writers Alliance and the Heartland Poets have joined forces to present a project entitled PHOTOWRITE, to be exhibited at the Crossing Arts Alliance, 711 Laurel Street, beginning Tuesday through Nov. 3.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Auditions for “Mamma Mia!,” the world-famous Broadway musical featuring the music of ABBA, will be held at the Reif Center Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

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BRAINERD — The Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center will debut its 2018-19 season of events Oct. 5 when ARRIVAL, one of the world’s most popular and best-selling ABBA show bands, performs in Tornstrom Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

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BRAINERD — The Northland Arboretum and The Crossing Arts Alliance are holding their first ever “Art Walk at the Arb” event Sept. 29 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Northland Arboretum.

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BEMIDJI — The Talley Gallery at Bemidji State University will open its 2018-19 exhibition calendar with “The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible,” a collection of prints from Bemidji State alumnus Lou Ferreri.

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BRAINERD — The Crossing Arts Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is seeking artists to make artwork for their upcoming 8x8 Art Auction and Gala fundraiser.

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BRAINERD — Based on the true-life story of a horribly disfigured man who overcame personal adversity and became a celebrated part of Victorian London society, “The Elephant Man” is first up on the Brainerd Community Theatre (BCT) season of plays.

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The nonprofit Grassroots Concerts are held at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar at the Journey Church, 5459 C.R. 18, Nisswa. Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult.

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BEMIDJI — Visitors have enjoyed the spectacular fall colors from a horse-drawn wagon on the high ridge known for  centuries as the “Top of the World.”

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The Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious will perform at Centennial Auditorium in Staples Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m, kicking off the Staples Motley Area Arts Council’s new season.

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BIGFORK — This is an eagerly awaited return performance for Church Of Cash to the Bigfork area. The last time the Johnny Cash tribute band played at the Edge Center, they sold out the house and the audience left asking when the band would return.

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The summer’s final Music in the Park program will feature CODA Sept. 2, in Longville. The two-hour concert starts at 5 p. m. at the gazebo in the park area of Salem Lutheran Church, 1340 County Road 5.

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Three talented classical pianists — Emma, 16, Jacob, 11, and Cecilia, 5, will appear in concert Sunday at 3 p.m. at Hubbard United Methodist Church.