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Local entertainment calendar

Live music

For week of Feb. 17-23; 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.

Slick Chad, 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.

The Latin Jazz Trio, 8 p.m. Friday; $3 cover

Yesterday’s Gone

219 South Ninth St.

Open Jam, every Saturday


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Road

Beyond Control, Friday-Saturday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

The Soupbones, 5-9 p.m. Saturday


The Bridge Tavern

26929 Highway 6

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


Bar Harbor

8164 Interlachen Road

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



21560 CR 3

October Son, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday

Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Midnight Ride, Saturday


American Legion

25807 Main St.

Night Shift, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday; Whiskey Tango, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; “Nisswa All Stars” jam session, 4 p.m. Sunday


KC’s Uptown Saloon

116 Cedar Ave. E.

Beetkeepers, Thursday

The Huntin’ Shack

724 Highway 210 W.

MissFortune, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Performing arts


Lakes Area Concert Association 

The Four Freshman, a male vocal quartet, concert series, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Tornstrom Auditorium; Season memberships will be available for new member before the concert. Membership would include the entire concert series. For more information on the concert series, call Betty Alderman at 829-3379.

 Celebrating Dreams concert

Fourth annual Celebrating Dreams, 7 p.m. Saturday, Tornstrom Auditorium; tickets are $8 at the door and $5 in advance at Mr. Tire, Music General, Bridge of Harmony, Total Entertainment, the Brainerd Dispatch and Brainerd Community Education office at Washington School and reserved seating is available at Mr. Tire for $10 per person.

 ‘Drowsy Chaperone’

Central Lakes College presents “Drowsy Chaperone,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24-26 and March 3-5 and at 2 p.m. March 6. Tickets opening night, $3 and all other performances $5.50 for general admission and 25 cents for CLC students. For tickets call the theater box office at 855-8199 or online at

CLC Cultural Arts series

Celtic band Gaelic Storm, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tornstrom Auditorium; admission is $16 for adults, $12 for seniors age 60 and older, $8 for high school and junior high students and $5 for Central Lakes College students. For tickets call the theater box office at 855-8199 or online at

CLC winter concert

Central Lakes College Instrumental Music Department’s winter concert entitled “Snowdrift Serenade,” 7:30 p.m. March 1, Music Rehearsal Hall. Tickets are $5 for adults, free for ages 12 and under and CLC students with identification.


C-I choir concert

The Crosby-Ironton High School seventh and eighth grade choirs, concert choir, girls’ Triple Trio, Chamber Singers and A Cappella Choir to present their annual winter concert titled “Music of the Day and Night,” 7 p.m. Feb. 24, Mayberry Auditorium. Admission is by donation at $5 for adults and $3 for students. 


‘r nt’ to perform

Twin Cities-based band “r nt” concert of improvisational jazz, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. Tickets available by calling (218) 385-3399; $12 advance sale or $15 at the door and $5 for students any time.


Grassroots Concerts series

American’s great troubadours Bill Staines, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar; Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention accompanied by an adult. Seating is first-time, first-served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


GLAPA season performances

The Platte Valley Boys concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Pequot Lakes High School theater. More information and tickets by calling the Pequot Lakes Community Education office at (218) 568-9200 or at


Arts Council

Staples Motley Area Arts Council concert, “Will Rogers Today,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Centennial Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students in advance, or $15 and $7 at the door. Tickets are available from the Centennial Auditorium Box Office at (218) 894-5416 or (800) 213-6877. Call also on how to save more on tickets.

Lamplighters production

Lamplighters Community Theatre to present “The Cemetery Club,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-26 and March 3-5, Landmark Inn, 631 Third Ave. N.E. Tickets are available at Unity Bank, First International Bank and Trust and the Staples World or by calling the Staples World at (218) 894-1112.

Visual arts


Lord of Life Lutheran Church

6190 Fairview Rd.

John Erickson of Art Matters Studio to present art exhibit of the Lakes Area Chamber Music Festival 2010 season, display through March 13.


Brainerd Public Library

416 S. Fifth St.

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

Central Lakes College Gallery

501 West Campus Dr.

Artist Megan Rye’s “Iraq: The Forgotten Way,” exhibit opens Wednesday and runs through March 24.

Evelyn Matties’ Porthold Gallery

712 Washington St.

Dual exhibition on beginning student, Andree Cella-Sherman, work that includes paintings and designs from nature. The second portion includes work from the Permanent Collection Series including paintings, pottery, sculpture and designs by local and regional artists. Hours for viewing the exhibit will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday through March 1.

Northland Arboretum Art Gallery 

14250 Conservation Dr.

Senior Citizens Center will have several of its artists’ creations on display, 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 with current artist Laurel LaBorde, ongoing.

Special events


 CD signing

Luke Krhin’s CD “Searching This Earth,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Bethany Book and Gifts.


 Children’s author to visit

Award winning author/illustrator Lauren Stringer will make an appearance Thursday, Baxter Elementary School.

Author and music 

Author Erin Hart and Irish musician Paddy O’Brien to make appearance, 5 p.m. Feb. 24, Brainerd Public Library.

Heartland Poet event

Heartland Poets to host birthday celebration for Maxine Kaiser Russell, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Brainerd Fire Hall.

 ‘The Opposite of Cold’ events

Aaron Hautala, the photographer of “The Opposite of Cold: The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition” with author Michael Nordskog will make library visits: 7 p.m. Thursday, Brainerd Public Library; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Blackduck Senior Living Center; and 1 p.m. Feb. 23, Crosslake Area Library.


Shakespeare event

Joe Albrecht to present class of the life and works of William Shakespeare,1:30-3:30 p.m. March 8, Heartwood Senior Living Community; Cost is free to Unlimited Learning members and $6 to the public. 

Musician jam sessions

All musician invited to join in acoustic jam sessions, first Sunday of the month, 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 for eight weeks beginning Feb. 15 for April performances, Crosby High School band room. Information call Lynn Foote at (218) 678-3034.