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Local entertainment calendar- May 26

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Local entertainment calendar- May 26
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Live music

For week of May 26 to June 1; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.



Paul Bunyan Bowl

7609 Excelsior Road

Comedy Night, 8 p.m. June 3


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Electric Almighty, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

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

Madden’s on Gull Lake

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula

Paddy Wagon, Thursday-Sunday

The E Squared Cafe

123 East Washington St.

Sarah Pray, 8 p.m. Friday, $3 cover


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Road

Maiden America, Friday; Jonah and the Whales, Saturday-Sunday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Joe McGown, 5-9 p.m. Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Drive

Hustle, Friday-Sunday


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, 8 p.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Midnight Radio, Friday

The Huntin’ Shack

724 Highway 210 W.

Jammers Club, Friday

Performing arts


 BHS choir concert

Brainerd High School choir concert, 7 p.m. May 31, Tornstrom Auditorium; cost is $6 for adults and $4 for students.

 CLC tour concert

Central Lakes College European Tour Band will perform 6 p.m. July 16, south lawn of the Brainerd campus; free.

 CLC Summer Theatre 

Central Lakes College Summer Theatre productions “It Runs in The Family,” June 15-25 and “Annie,” July 15-24,  For more information contact Dennis Lamberson at 855-8202 or or Patrick Spradlin at 855-8255 or at

 Music in Gregory Park

Diane Saumer and Friends to perform, 7 p.m. June 9, free; sponsored by the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center.


 Sawtooth Bluegrass Band

Sawtooth Bluegrass Band to perform, 7 p.m. June 25, Salem Lutheran Church, cost is $10 and are available at Salem Church office or at the door.

Visual arts


 Ripple River Gallery

27591 Partridge Ave.

Nick DeVries, compelled by clay, through June 12

 Jaques Art Center

121 Second St. N.W.

“Favorite Things” and “It Starts With A Memory,” through June 4.


 Art Matters Studio and Gallery

located in Franklin Arts Center

1001 Kingwood St.

Photography exhibition on 2010 Warrior football team’s championship, 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,


 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 through June 18.

Special events


 Art events

Kaleidoscope, first Saturday of the month for ages 8 and up at 10 a.m., with June 4 event called “Let’s make a book,” Jaques Art Center; One stroke painting classes, first Wednesday of the month, 1-4 p.m., with June’s project a daisy bouquet, 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


 Book signing

Candace Simar to sign copies of her new book, “Birdie,” 12-2 p.m. Thursday, Book World Bookstore.


 Photographer touring 

Kitchigami locations

Photographer Doug Ohman will present his “Prairie, Lake, Forest: Minnesota’s State Parks” program at 12 p.m. June 6 at the Brainerd Public Library; 6:30 p.m. June 6 at The Warehouse in Pine River; 11 a.m. June 7 at the Longville library; 4 p.m. June 8 at the Walker library; 1 p.m. June 14 at the Crosslake Community Library; 5 p.m. June 14 at the Wadena library; and 4 p.m. June 16 at the Cass Lake library.


 Film series

Robert Yahnke’s popular film courses set to run 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Friday in 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. 


 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.


 Author visiting Kitchigami libraries

Author Jim Proebstle will present his new book, “Fatal Incident,” at 1:30 p.m. June 1 at the Longville library; 1 p.m. June 2 at the Crosslake Area Library; 4 p.m. June 2 at the Walker Public Library; 11:30 a.m. June 4 at the Wadena Affaire des Artes; 4 p.m. June 9 at the Cass Lake Community Library; 11 a.m. June 11 at the Pequot Lakes Community Library; 2:30 p.m. June 11 at The Warehouse in Pine River; and 12 p.m. June 20 at the Brainerd Public Library for its Brown Bag series.


 Nisswa-stämman Scandinavian 

music workshops

Nisswa-stämman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival, June 10-11, with workshops taking place June 10 in the Nisswa area. For more information on the workshops go to workshops11.html or contact Janet Hill at or (218) 259-4090.

 Book signing

John Bonde to sign copies of his book, “Paul Bunyan Trail — The First Twenty Miles,” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 11, Rainy Days Bookstore, Nisswa.


 Church Basement Ladies 

The Pequot Lakes Community Theater to perform “Church Basement Ladies,” July 21-23 and July 25-27. More information by calling Amy Borash, at 232-5154.

Out of town


Paul Bunyan Playhouse

314 Beltrami Ave.

“Forever Plaid,” June 8-18; “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” June 22 through July 2; “Lend Me a Tenor,” July 6-16; and “The Full Monty,” Aug. 3-13; For more information or tickets go to www.paulbunyan or by calling the Theater Box Office, at (218) 751-7270.  


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,” ends Sunday; (952) 474-5951,


Grand Casino Hinckley Events

and Convention Center

777 Lady Luck Dr.

Grand Asian Concert, Sunday


Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2400 Third Ave. S.

“Facing the Lens: Portraits of Photographers,” through Aug. 28; (612) 870-3131,


Grand Casino Mille Lacs

777 Grand Ave.

Rodney Carrington, June 11

Goo Goo Dolls with Michelle Branch, July 9


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.

John Fogerty, June 17; Beach Boys, July 31; ZZ Top, Aug. 11; More information by contacting Mystic Box Office at (952) 496-6563 or go to


Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center

Rooftop Theatre Co. presents “Nunsense,” 7:30 p.m. June 3, 4 and 7:30 p.m. June 4 and 2 p.m. June 5, tickets are $12 through the Paramount Theatre and to be performed at Cathedral High School; (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.


El Rancho Manana Campground

27302 Ranch Rd.

The Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff, June 3-5; For more information or tickets go to or call (800) 635-3037.


Northern Lights Casino

6800 Y Frontage Rd. N.W.

Foghat and Blue Oyster Cult, June 4

Cocktail Steve, 8:30 p.m. -12:30 a.m., Friday-Sunday, 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.