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Local entertainment calendar- Apr. 21

Live music

For week of April 21-27; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


Paul Bunyan Bowl

7609 Excelsior Road

The Beet Keepers, Thursday; Jim Burt, Friday; Tim Mahoney, Saturday


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Whiskey Richards, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

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

Eagles Club

124 Front St.

Muddy Water, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday

The E Squared Cafe

123 East Washington St.

Sneaky Pete Bauer, 8 p.m. Friday, $5 cover


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Road

Payback, Friday-Saturday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

The Soupbones, 5-9 p.m. Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Drive

Hustle, 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

Miss Fortune, Friday


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Imaginary Friends, Friday


KC’s Uptown Saloon

116 Cedar Ave. E.

Beet Keepers, April 28

The Huntin’ Shack

724 Highway 210 W.

Power Line, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday


Harriet’s Club

10 Hwy. 84 S.W.

Kenny Jake Band, 8 p.m. Saturday

Performing arts


 ‘Classics, Old and New’

Central Lakes College spring choir concert, “Classics, Old and New,” 7:30 p.m. April 28, Chalberg Theatre; free.

MN Percussion Trio

Minnesota Percussion Trio to perform at several area Kitchigami libraries: 4 p.m. April 29 in Brainerd; April 29 in Wadena (time to be determined); 3 p.m. April 30 at The Life Center in Pine River; 10 a.m. April 30 in Longville; 12:30 p.m. April 30 in Walker; and 4 p.m. May 20 in Cass Lake. For more information go to the Kitchigami Regional Library website at


Swedish band to perform

Next Stop: Horizon, a five-member band, to perform, 7:30 p.m. April 30, 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 Concerts Series

The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank,7:30 p.m. April 29, in the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar, with doors opening for general seating 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. 

Visual arts


Ripple River Gallery

27591 Partridge Ave.

Linda Johaneson, landscapes in fiber exhibit, ends May 15.

Jaques 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.

Central Lakes College Gallery

501 West College Dr.

CLC Juried Student Art Show through May 5.

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 from 2-9 p.m. Friday.


Regional Cultural Center

Center Gallery

24 Main Ave. N.

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

Regional High School Art Show, ends Saturday.

Special events


Art events

Kaleidoscope, first Saturday of the month for ages 8 and up at 10 a.m., Jaques 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


Geritol Frolics auditions

Geritol Frolics auditions for those age 55 and older, 6-9 p.m. May 5 and from 10 a.m. to noon May 7 at Franklin Arts Center. For more information call 825-3777.

BHS arts and crafts festival

Spring Arts and Crafts Festival, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14, Brainerd High School; free.


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.

Film series

Robert Yahnke’s popular film courses set to run 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the four Fridays of May at Heartwood Senior Living. Cost is $30 for Unlimited Learning members and $45 for non-members. Make checks payable to Unlimited Learning and send them to George Cowie, 10154 Birch Grove Rd., East Gull Lake, MN 56401. Your canceled check will be your proof of registration. People are asked to include their e-mail address or a phone number in case of unexpected news regarding the courses. 


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

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.