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Local entertainment calendar

Live music

For week of March 24- 30; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


Paul Bunyan Bowl

7609 Excelsior Road

Ian Thomas Alexy, Friday


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Big Wup, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

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

Eagles Club

124 Front St.

Midnight Ride, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday

The E Squared Cafe

123 East Washington St.

The Latin Jazz Trio, 8-10 p.m. Friday, $5 cover


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Road

The Middle, Friday-Saturday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Dave Burkart, 5-9 p.m. Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Drive

Hustle, Friday-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, Saturday

Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Kings Ransom, Saturday


KC’s Uptown Saloon

116 Cedar Ave. E.

Beetkeepers, March 31

Performing arts


 ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Aitkin High School choir to perform “Fiddler on the Roof,” 2 p.m. April 6 and 7:30 p.m. April 7-9; advance tickets are $5 for matinee or $8 at night at the high school district office; or $6 for matinee or $9 at night at the door.


HSO concert

“The Heartland Symphony Presents: Youthful Talent” concert, 7:30 p.m. April 2, Tornstrom Auditorium. Tickets are available at the concerts or by calling the HSO office at (800) 826-1997.

 CLC Summer Theatre auditions

Central Lakes College Summer Theatre auditions for “Annie” and “It Runs in The Family” scheduled April 2, Dryden Theatre. For more information on “Annie” contact Dennis Lamberson at 855-8202 or and “It Runs in The Family” contact Patrick Spradlin at 855-8255 or at


 HSO concert

“The Heartland Symphony Presents: Youthful Talent” concert, 2 p.m. April 3, Charles D. Martin Auditorium at Little Falls High School. Tickets are available at the concerts or by calling the HSO office at (800) 826-1997.


 Curtis & Loretta

Curtis & Loretta to present Minnesota Heritage in Song, 7:30 p.m. April 2, New York Mills Cultural Center; advance tickets are $12 or $15 at the door. Student admission is $5 any time.


 GLAPA season performances

Pequot Lakes High School theater to present “Morning’s at Seven,” 7 p.m. March 25-26 and April 1-2 and 2 p.m. March 27 and April 3, tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for youth age 18 and under; and Rose Ensemble, April 9. More information and tickets by calling the Pequot Lakes Community Education office at (218) 568-9200 or at


 Todd Green to perform

Multi-instrumentalist Todd Green to perform, 7 p.m. April 18, The Warehouse; concert free, but tickets must be picked up at Pine River Public Library.

Visual arts


 Central Lakes College Gallery

501 West Campus Dr.

Artist Megan Rye’s “Iraq: The Forgotten War,” ends Thursday.

 Northland Arboretum Art Gallery 

14250 Conservation Dr.

Artist Darlene Stone’s work on display through April 20.


 Community Center and Library

14126 Daggett Pine Road

Paintings by Crosslake Art Club members with current artist Laurel LaBorde, ongoing.


 New York MIlls Regional Cultural Center

24 Main Ave. N.

Patti Klages’ exhibit of miniature abstract paintings of flowers and still life subjects, ends Saturday.

Special events


 Art events

Kaleidoscope, first Saturday of the month for ages 8 and up at 10 a.m., “Artist Trading Cards,” $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


Robert Meyer, superintendent of the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Department, present a lecture entitled  “Preparing your Art for Judging,” 10 a.m. Saturday, Jaques Art Center. 


 Celebration of Nations

Celebration of Nations, 5-9 p.m. April 1, Central Lakes College. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for students and free to children age 11 and under at the door or in advance by calling 855-8237 or 855-8012.

 Vacationland Figure Skating show

Vacationland Figure Skating Club to present “TV Glide,” 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, Brainerd Civic Center. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Tickets are available at Cub Foods in Brainerd and Baxter, Jenny’s Hallmark in the Westgate Mall and Ace Hardware in Brainerd. For more information call Stacey Kruger at 829-2254.

 Auditions scheduled

Auditions for Adventures ‘n Theatre’s production of “The Clown Who Ran Away,” 10 a.m. Saturday, Bob Dryden Theatre at Central Lakes College. The performance dates are May 20-21 with rehearsals in April and May. For more information, contact director Dennis Lamberson at 855-8202 or