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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

Live music

For week of Jan. 13-19; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


American Legion


Near Highways 371 and 87

Frankie Lamb Band, 2-6 p.m. Sunday


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Rock Bottom, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursdays of the month

Eagles Club

124 Front St.

Limited Engagement, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday

The E Squared Cafe

123 East Washington St.

Latin Jazz Trio, Jan. 28

Yesterday's Gone

612 Front St.

Open Jam, every Saturday


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Road

The Big Twang, Friday-Saturday


The Bridge Tavern

26929 Highway 6

Live music every Friday; Classic Country Dinner Theater, 4-8 p.m. Sunday


Blue Goose Inn

9347 U.S. Highway 169

Great Outdoors, Friday-Saturday


Bar Harbor

8164 Interlachen Road

Kevin Klimek, 7-11 p.m. every Friday-Saturday



21560 CR 3

A Family Tradition (Jack Franzen and sons), 8 p.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday

Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

October Son, Jan. 22


KC's Uptown Saloon

116 Cedar Ave. E.

Beetkeepers, Jan. 20

Performing arts


Conga Se Menne

 Aitkin Friends of the Arts' Midwinter dinner with concert with Conga Se Menne, Feb. 5, 40 Club; tickets are $35 that includes dinner, with tickets available in advance at the Aitkin Independent Age.


 Choral Festival

Sixth- through 12th-graders in the Brainerd School District choir program will present a Choral Festival, 3 p.m. Saturday, gymnasium at the Washington Educational Services Building; free.

 Branson on the Road

Branson on the Road, 7 p.m. Feb. 11, Tornstrom Auditorium. Tickets are $18 for members of the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center and $21 for non-members. Tickets are available at the senior center.


‰ GLAPA season performances

The Platte Valley Boys, Feb. 19; "Morning's at Seven" March 25-27 and April 1-3; and Rose Ensemble, April 9. More information by calling the Pequot Lakes Community Education office at (218) 568-9200 or at

Visual arts


 Jaques Art Center

121 Second St. N.W.

"Winter Wonderland," a juried nature themed exhibit, through Jan. 29.


 City Hall

501 Laurel St.

Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.

 Crow Wing County

Historical Society

320 Laurel St.

Various exhibits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 829-3268,

 Brainerd Public Library

416 S. Fifth St.

Artist Sonja Larsen's botanical prints of Minnesota flora exhibit, through February.

 Franklin Arts Center

1001 Kingwood St.

Robert Mansfield's sculpture "Geometric Ikebana," exhibit on display, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, in front of auditorium.

Northland Arboretum Art Gallery

14250 Conservation Dr.

Senior Citizens Center will have several of its artists' creations on display opens Saturday and goes through Feb. 28. Gallery open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


 Community Center and Library

14126 Daggett Pine Road

Paintings by Crosslake Art Club members, ongoing.


 Morrison County Government

Center Gallery

213 First Ave. S.E.

Local artists, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. weekdays, ongoing.

‰ Weyerhaeuser Museum

2151 S. Lindbergh Drive

Various Morrison County historical exhibits, ongoing, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, free, (320) 632-4007,

Special events


Jacques Art Center

Kaleidoscope, first Saturday of the month for ages 8 and up; One stroke painting classes, first Wednesday of the month, 1:30-4:30 p.m., cost is $18 and class will be taught by Rochelle Bertram. More information call the center at (218) 927-2363 or e-mail at


 'Seriously Local Beer'

"Seriously Local Beer," with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Prairie Bay, tickets are $20 by calling Prairie Bay at 824-6444. Sponsored by the restaurant and The Farm on St. Mathias.


 Musician jam sessions

All musician invited to join in acoustic jam sessions, first Sunday of the month with next one 1:15 p.m. Jan. 9, Grand Lodge at Heartwood Senior Living Community. More information by calling Connie Lou Swanson at Heartwood at (218) 534-3089.

 GRS Community Orchestra

Great River Strings Community Orchestra to rehearse 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Crosby High School. Information call Lynn Foote at (218) 678-3034.


 St. Francis Music Center

Community Chorale meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays.

The St. Francis Sestri Na Mir meets from 5-7 p.m. Sundays.

The St. Francis male singing group meets from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays; More information by contacting St. Francis Music Center at (320)632-0637 or visit


 Minnesota History Players

To portray John Beargrease at Kitchigami library events: 1 p.m. Thursday, Walker Public Library; 10 and 10:55 a.m. Friday, Cass Lake Elementary School; 4 p.m. Friday, Cass Lake Community Library; 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wadena City Library; 10 a.m. Jan. 21 at Excelsior Place Senior Living Center, Baxter; 1 p.m. Jan. 21 Brainerd Public Library; 10 a.m. Jan. 22 at Pequot Lakes Community Library; 2 p.m. Jan. 22 at Pine River Library at the Warehouse; 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Margaret Welch Library, Longville; and 1 p.m. Jan. 27 at Crosslake Area Library.

Out of town


Grand Casino Mille Lacs

777 Grand Ave.

Hank and my Honky Tonk Heroes, 2 and 6 p.m. Feb. 19


Northern Lights Casino

6800 Y Frontage Rd. N.W.

Joe Nichols and Clay Walker, 4 and 8 p.m. Jan. 29

Mountain Ash 8:30 p.m. -12:30 a.m., Friday-Saturday, Cabaret at the casino.

If you would like your event listed in the entertainment guide, e-mail Jennifer at, call 855-5851, fax 829-0211 or mail to Jennifer Stockinger, Brainerd Dispatch, P.O. Box 974, Brainerd, MN 56401. Please include time, date, place, admission price and contact information. Deadline is Monday for Thursday publication.