AITKIN

Art events

Kaleidoscope, 10-11:30 a.m. first Saturday of the month, Jaques Art Center. More information available at www.jaquesart.com or 218-927-2363.

BRAINERD

Auditions

Auditions for Neil Simon's farcical comedy "Rumors," 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College;

Auditions for "Church Basement Ladies," 7 p.m. May 9 and 11 in the Chalberg Theatre. For more information, contact Brainerd Community Theater Director Patrick Spradlin at 218-855-8255 or at pspradlin@clcmn.edu.

Author event

Author Jon Lurie of "Canoeing with José," noon May 7, Brainerd Public Library; free.

Verse Like Water

Visiting poet program of Central Lakes College presents Major Jackson at noon Wednesday in the Chalberg Theatre.

Cultural Thursday

Central Lakes College final Cultural Thursday, noon May 3, Chalberg Theatre. CLC alum Antonio Caudillo will speak on being Mexican-American.

Warrior Fest

Four bands-Mad Alice; Alive, a Pearl Jam tribute band; ThundHerStruck; and One, a Metallica tribute band, May 5, Essentia Health Sports Center. Tickets are $26 in advance at Cash Wise in Brainerd and Baxter, Hockey House and Shep's on 6th. Must be 18 years or older to attend. Gates open at 5 p.m. and music begins at 5:30 p.m.

PEQUOT LAKES

Auditions

Pequot Lakes Community Theater auditions for "Bus Stop," 6:30-9 p.m. May 7-8, Pequot Lakes High School choir room.

WADENA

Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Day Book celebration, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5, Open Book.