Area entertainment calendar
For week of March 3-9; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Near Highways 371 and 87
Fran Gack Show, 5-9 p.m. March 17
Paul Bunyan Bowl
7609 Excelsior Road
John Pribyl, Friday
608 Laurel St.
High Octane, Friday-Saturday
601 Laurel St.
Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursdays of the month
124 Front St.
Country Rain, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday
The Last Turn
214 South Eighth St.
Limited Engagement, 8-11 p.m.Friday
30279 Airport Road
Dirty Bomb, Friday-Saturday
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
8164 Interlachen Road
Kevin Klimek, 7-11 p.m. every Friday-Saturday
21560 CR 3
Stoken Beyond Boredom, Saturday
133 Highway 10
October Son, Saturday
KC’s Uptown Saloon
116 Cedar Ave. E.
The Huntin’ Shack
724 Highway 210 W.
Trinity Junes Acoustic, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday
Central Lakes College presents “Drowsy Chaperone,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5.50 for general admission and 25 cents for CLC students. For tickets call the theater box office at 855-8199 or online at www.clctickets.com.
CLC Cultural Arts Series
Central Lakes College presents Fabulous Armadillos performing “Motown & Soul,” at 7:30 p.m. March 11, Chalberg Theatre. Tickets and information by calling 855-8199 or going to http://www.clctickets.com or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW YORK MILLS
Monroe Crossing, 7:30 p.m. March 11, New York Mills Cultural Center. Tickets are $18 at the door or $15 in advance. Students are $5 and children under 12 are free. Tickets can be purchased by calling the center at (218) 385-3339.
Lamplighters Community Theatre to present “The Cemetery Club,” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 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.
Lamplighters Community Theatre auditions for “The Pirates of Penzance,” 3:15-5 p.m. March 14; 7 p.m. March 15 and 17; and 3 p.m. March 19 at the choir room at Staples Motley High School. Audition appointments available by contacting vocal director Pam Quance Harris at (218) 316-7224 or email@example.com. Performances are June 23-25 and June 29-July 1.
Neal and Leandra
Neal and Leandra to perform, 2 p.m. Sunday, Centennial Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students in advance, or $15 and $7 at the door. Tickets are available at the Centennial Auditorium Box Office at (218) 894-5416 or (800) 213-6877.
Jaques Art Center
121 Second St. N.W.
Aitkin County student art exhibit, ends Saturday
“Oh You Beautiful Doll” exhibit, featuring doll collections of Marilyn Johnson, Jeanne Rikala and JoAnn White, to open March 18, with reception, 12-3 p.m. March 19.
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.
Q Gallery at Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St., Suite 222
11th annual Picturing workshops, Saturday, with reception and awards from 5-7 p.m. honoring Photographer of the Year, Kelly Humphrey, a Brainerd Dispatch photographer. Cost of reception is $15 or $5 for workshop goers, Crossing Arts Alliance and Focal Point Photo Club members. The photographic exhibit on display through March 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12. Free and open to the public.
Central Lakes College Gallery
501 West Campus Dr.
Artist Megan Rye’s “Iraq: The Forgotten Way,” runs through March 24.
Kaleidoscope, first Saturday of the month for ages 8 and up at 10 a.m., “Claymation!” $10 supply fee, Jacques Art Center; One stroke painting classes, first Wednesday of the month, 1-4 p.m., cost is $18 and class will be taught by Rochelle Bertram. More information or to register call the center at (218) 927-2363 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nisswa authors Mike and Dianne Heintzeman’s novel, “The Stonehouse Series: The War is Over” book-signing event, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Bethany Book and Gift.
Cultural Thursday on Turkmenistan, noon Thursday, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College; free.
Joe Albrecht to present class of the life and works of William Shakespeare, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, 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.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.
Fire Hall Theatre
Mary Aalgaard, a writer living in Baxter, is one of the six women playwrights whose work will be read Saturday at the Fire Hall Theatre in Grand Forks. Tickets are $5.
Out of town
Grand Casino Hinckley Events
and Convention Center
777 Lady Luck Dr.
Roots and Boots, March 12
Mystic Lake Casino
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Jay Leno, March 12
Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
“Ring of Kerry,” 7:30 p.m. March 12; tickets are $18 for adults; (320) 259-5463 or www.paramountarts.org/main/events.
Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Rd. N.W.
Jo Dee Messina, 7 p.m. March 13