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Aitkin High School Concert Choir students recently performed a scene of “Fiddler

Live music

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


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

High Octane, 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.

Seth Doud, Friday, $5 cover


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Road

Undefined Purpose, Friday-Saturday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

The Dean Weisser Duo, 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

Kings Ransom, Saturday


Ten Hi

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

Performing arts


 ‘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

Minnesota Orchestra educational concert for students in nine through 12, 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Tornstrom.

 Academy Winds 

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.

 Performance scheduled

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 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 or Patrick Spradlin at 855-8255 or at


 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.

 Honey Dewdrops

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. 


 Honey Dewdrops

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.


 Grassroots series

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

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.

Visual arts


 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.

 City Hall

501 Laurel St.

Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.

 Crow Wing County 

Historical Society

320 Laurel St.

Various exhibits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 829-3268,

 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 

Center Gallery

213 First Ave. S.E.

Local artists, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. weekdays, ongoing.

 Weyerhaeuser Museum

2151 S. Lindbergh Drive 

Various Morrison County historical exhibits, ongoing, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, free, (320) 632-4007,


 Regional Cultural Center

Center Gallery

24 Main Ave. N.

Regional Art Show, May 7, with artist reception from 3-5 p.m. May 14.

Special events


 Art events

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


 Flipside event

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

 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

Out of town


Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

501 W. 78th St.

“Jesus Christ Superstar,” plays through July 30; box office, (800) 362-3515,


Old Log Theater

5175 Meadville St.

 “On Golden Pond,” runs through the end of April; (952) 474-5951,


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,


Grand Casino Mille Lacs

777 Grand Ave.

Sawyer Brown, May 7


Plymouth Playhouse

2705 Annapolis Lane

“The Marvelous Wonderettes,” through July 24, tickets are available by calling (763) 553-1600 or going online at


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


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


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 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, 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.