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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

Live music

For week of March 31 -April 7; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.



Paul Bunyan Bowl

7609 Excelsior Road

Louie Paretta, Friday


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Dirty Bomb, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

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

Eagles Club

124 Front St.

Wayne Renn Band, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday

The E Squared Cafe

123 East Washington St.

Club Remone, Friday, $5 cover


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Road

Face for Radio, Friday-Saturday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Joel Edwin, 5-9 p.m. Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Drive

Boomtown, 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

Clint Jacobs and the Jammers Club, Friday

Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Midnight Radio, Saturday


KC’s Uptown Saloon

116 Cedar Ave. E.

Beetkeepers, Thursday

Performing arts


 ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Aitkin High School choir to perform “Fiddler on the Roof,” April 6-9; advance tickets are $5 for matinees or $8 at night at the high school district office or $6 for matinees or $9 at night.

 ‘O Solo Mio’

 “O Solo Mio” concert presented by the Great River Strings and the Ripple River Strings, 7:30 p.m. April 9, Heartwood Convention Center in Crosby; and 2 p.m. April 10, First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students and $20 for families. Children under 6 are free. Call Lynn at (218) 678-3034 for more information.


 HSO concert

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

 BHS music concert

The Brainerd High School’s A Cappella Choir, Brainerd Chamber Orchestra and the BHS Symphonic Band will present a joint concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Tornstrom Auditorium. Cost is $4 for students and $6 for adults.

 Minnesota Orchestra

Minnesota Orchestra concert, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tornstrom Auditorium; tickets are $20 and are available by contacting Brainerd Community Education at 454-6924 or online at and click on the Community Education banner. Orchestra also will present educational concert for students in nine through 12 at 1:45 p.m. April 7 at Tornstrom.

 ‘An Enemy of the People’

Commonweal Theater Company to present “An Enemy of the People,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, John Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at or from the CLC box office at 855-8199 or email

 CLC Summer Theatre auditions

Central Lakes College Summer Theatre auditions for “Annie” and “It Runs in The Family” scheduled Saturday, 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. Sunday, 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.


 Grassroots series

Anne Hills, 7:30 p.m. April 8, Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult. Non-perishable food donation to the local food shelf will be accepted.


 GLAPA season performances

Pequot Lakes High School theater to present “Morning’s at Seven,” 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, 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

Visual arts


 Ripple River Gallery

27591 Partridge Ave.

Jason Trebs works in clay exhibit, through April 10


 Brainerd Public Library

416 S. Fifth St.

Artist Jeanne Gaffney work on display through May.

 Northland Arboretum Art Gallery 

14250 Conservation Dr.

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

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


 Celebration of Nations

Celebration of Nations, 5-9 p.m. Friday, 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.

 Cultural Thursday

“Nicaragua: Dangerous Beauty,” a Central Lakes College Cultural Thursday event, noon to 1 p.m. April 7 in the Chalberg Theatre and from 7-8 p.m. in the Lecture Hall (E354; free.


Southwestern Indian class

Unlimited Learning presents Southwestern Indian art class, 1:30-3:30 p.m. April 12 at Heartwood Senior Living Community. Unlimited Learning non-members pay $6 for the session. For more information contact Larry Foote, (218) 678-3034 or

 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.


 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


 Poetry event

Poetry event, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Five Wings Art Council office.