Local entertainment calendar
For week of April 7-13; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Paul Bunyan Bowl
7609 Excelsior Road
The Beet Keepers, Thursday; Comedy Night with Shannon Thompson, Dan Mogol, Dave Badeaux, Friday
608 Laurel St.
High Octane, Friday-Saturday
601 Laurel St.
Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursdays of the month
124 Front St.
Wayne Renn Band, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday
The E Squared Cafe
123 East Washington St.
Seth Doud, Friday, $5 cover
30279 Airport Road
Undefined Purpose, Friday-Saturday
downstairs of the Commander
The Dean Weisser Duo, 5-9 p.m. Saturday
Prime Time Food and Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Drive
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
Kings Ransom, Saturday
133 Highway 10
The Jacob Rice Band, Friday
KC’s Uptown Saloon
116 Cedar Ave. E.
Beet Keepers, April 14
The Huntin’ Shack
724 Highway 210 W.
The Jammers Club, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday
‘Fiddler on the Roof’
Aitkin High School choir to perform “Fiddler on the Roof,” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $8 for reserved seating for center seats or $9 at the door or $5 for reserved seating on wing seats or $6 at the door.
‘O Solo Mio’
“O Solo Mio” concert presented by the Great River Strings and the Ripple River Strings, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Heartwood Convention Center in Crosby; and 2 p.m. Sunday, 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.
Minnesota Orchestra educational concert for students in nine through 12, 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Tornstrom.
The United States Air Force Academy Band Academy Winds concert, 7:30 p.m. April 14, Tornstrom; free, but tickets must be acquired beforehand by stopping at the Brainerd Dispatch, 506 James St., Brainerd or by mailing in a coupon form found in the Dispatch with a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the request for the tickets.
Adventures ‘n Theatre production of “The Clown Who Ran Away,” May 20-21; a Central Lakes College event.
Central Lakes College Children’s Theatre to present “Tinytown,” 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 16, Dryden Theatre. All tickets are $5 and may be purchased at clctickets.com or from the CLC box office at 855-8199.
CLC Summer Theatre
Central Lakes College Summer Theatre productions “It Runs in The Family,” June 15-26 and “Annie,” July 15-24, For more information contact Dennis Lamberson at 855-8202 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Patrick Spradlin at 855-8255 or at email@example.com.
C-I choir program
The Feast Of Eastertide, April 16-17, Crosby-Ironton High School. Cost is $20 and available in the choir room or by making a request by mail at Crosby Ironton High School: Att. Vocal Music Dept., 711 Poplar Street, Crosby, MN. 56441.
The Honey Dewdrops to perform, 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 14, large meeting room at Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library; free.
Staples Motley Area Art Council
Edward Turley and Friends concert, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students in advance or $15 for adults and $7 at the door and are available from the Centennial Auditorium Box Office at (218) 894-5416 or (800) 213-6877.
NEW YORK MILLS
The Honey Dewdrops to perform, 7:30 p.m. April 16, New York Mills Cultural Center; $12 for advance sale and $15 the day of the concert. Students are $5 anytime. For tickets call (218) 385-3339 to reserve a seat.
Anne Hills, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 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.
Rose Ensemble concert, Saturday, Pequot Lakes High School theater. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors age 60 and over and $12 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets will be sold at the door starting one hour before the performance or call Pequot Lakes Community Education at (218) 568-9200 to reserve tickets.
Todd Green to perform
Multi-instrumentalist Todd Green to perform several concerts at 7 p.m.; Saturday at Memorial Auditorium in Wadena, Tuesday at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Longville, April 14 at Chase on the Lake in Walker, April 16 at Forestview Middle School in Baxter and April 18 at The Warehouse in Pine River; concerts are free, but tickets must be picked up at the local Kitchigami libraries.
A country concert
An Evening of Country Music, a fundraiser for Faith in Action, 7-10 p.m. April 14, Northern Lights Event Center.
Ripple River Gallery
27591 Partridge Ave.
Jason Trebs clay exhibit, ends Sunday; Linda Johaneson, landscapes in fiber exhibit opens Wednesday, ends May 15.
Jacques Art Center
121 Second St. N.W.
“Favorite Things” and “It Starts With A Memory,” on display from April 29- June 4.
Art Matters Studio and Gallery
located in Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St.
Photography exhibition on 2010 Warrior football team’s championship, 1:30-4 p.m. May 1 with exhibit on display through June 15 or by appointment by calling 330-1780.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S. Fifth St.
Artist Jeanne Gaffney work on display through May.
501 Laurel St.
Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.
Crow Wing County
320 Laurel St.
Various exhibits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 829-3268, www.crowwinghistory.org.
Kevin Matthews Pottery
113 Washington St.
Glazed and Amazed event to support the Tom Brown family in the April 30 Multiple Sclerosis Walk; People come in and purchase an item to design; dates are 2-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-9 p.m. April 15; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16; and 2-9 p.m. April 22.
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, ongoing.
Morrison County Government
213 First Ave. S.E.
Local artists, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. weekdays, ongoing.
2151 S. Lindbergh Drive
Various Morrison County historical exhibits, ongoing, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, free, (320) 632-4007, www.morrisoncountyhistory.org.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Cultural Center
24 Main Ave. N.
Regional Art Show, May 7, with artist reception from 3-5 p.m. May 14.
Kaleidoscope, first Saturday of the month for ages 8 and up at 10 a.m., 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.
Flipside children’s art activities event, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Franklin Arts Center. A $3 donation is suggested or $5 per family. For more information, call Paulette Buck at 828-8062.
Heartland Poets to meet
Heartland Poets to meet 6-9 p.m. Friday, Brainerd Public Library.
Poem to be read
Charmaine Donovan to read “Tumbled Dry,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Brainerd Public Library; free.
Southwestern Indian class
Unlimited Learning presents Southwestern Indian art class, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Heartwood Senior Living Community. Unlimited Learning non-members pay $6 for the session. For more information contact Larry Foote, (218) 678-3034 or http://unlimitedlearning.net.
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.
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 www.sfmusiccenter.org.
Out of town
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
501 W. 78th St.
“Jesus Christ Superstar,” plays through July 30; box office, (800) 362-3515, www.chanhassentheatres.com.
Old Log Theater
5175 Meadville St.
“On Golden Pond,” runs through the end of April; (952) 474-5951, www.oldlog.com.
Grand Casino Hinckley Events
and Convention Center
777 Lady Luck Dr.
George Jones, April 16
Old Main Village
301 S. Fifth St.
From Age to Age, 1 p.m. April 16; and 7:30 p.m. April 16 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel, Mankato; tickets are $10 and $6 for students.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. S.
The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy, through April 17; Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting, through May 1; (612) 870-3131, www.artsmia.org.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
777 Grand Ave.
Sawyer Brown, May 7
2705 Annapolis Lane
“The Marvelous Wonderettes,” through July 24, tickets are available by calling (763) 553-1600 or going online at plymouthplayhouse.com.
Mystic Lake Casino
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Kellie Pickler, April 16; Bill Maher, 8 p.m. June 25; Dolly Parton, 7:30 p.m. July 27; More information by contacting Mystic Box Office at (952) 496-6563 or go to mysticlake.com.
Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
Big Head Todd and the Monsters, 7:30 p.m. April 15-16; tickets are $35 for main floor seating, $30 for balcony and $25 for rear balcony; Ozark Jubilee presents “The Legends of Country Music!,” 1:30 p.m. April 25 and 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 26, cost is $22 for adults and $20 for seniors; (320) 259-5463 or www.paramountarts.org/main/events.
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Boulevard
“Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs,” through Sept. 5, tickets range from $16-$30; more information go to www.smm.org or call (651) 221-9444.
Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Rd. N.W.
Rick Springfield, 7 p.m. April 16
Mystery Skin, 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 email@example.com, 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.