Local entertainment calendar- June 23
For week of June 23-29; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Paul Bunyan Bowl
7609 Excelsior Road
Jim Burt, 9 p.m. Friday
608 Laurel St.
Whiskey Richards, Friday-Saturday
601 Laurel St.
Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursdays of the month
124 Front St.
Muddy Water, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday
The E Squared Cafe
123 East Washington St.
Deblock and Flynn, 8 p.m. Friday, $3 suggested cover
Madden’s on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Paul Berget, June 30
30279 Airport Road
Vintage Rags, Thursday-Saturday
downstairs of the Commander
The Lisa Wenger Band, 5-9 p.m. Saturday
Prime Time Food and Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Drive
October Son, Friday-Sunday
The Bridge Tavern
26929 Highway 6
Live music every Friday; Classic Country Dinner Theater, 4-8 p.m. Sunday
Manhattan Beach Lodge
County Road 66
Bottom Line, June 25
Blue Goose Inn
9347 U.S. Highway 169
After Hours, Friday-Saturday
8164 Interlachen Road
Kevin Klimek, 7-11 p.m. every Friday-Saturday
21560 CR 3
Old, Fat & Gray, Saturday
133 Highway 10
Midnight Radio, July 2
Lakes Area Summer Organ Series
Organist Bonnie Groneberg, noon Wednesday, St. Francis Catholic Church; free.
Music in Gregory Park
Vagabonds, 7 p.m. Thursday, free; sponsored by the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center.
Third annual Celtic Festival
Celtic Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, The Farm on St. Mathias; cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.
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,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; tickets are $8 for adults and $5,50 for ages 5-16 by calling the box office at 855-8199 or go to www.clc tickets.com.
“Annie,” July 15-24.
From Age To Age
From Age to Age to perform, 7:30 p.m. July 9, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Free-will offering, but a donation of $10 is suggested.
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.
From Age To Age
From Age to Age to perform, 7:30 p.m. July 8, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Free-will offering, but a donation of $10 is suggested.
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, Pine River-Backus School old high school gym. Tickets are $5 and available at community education office and at the door. For more information call community education at (218) 587-2080.
‘The Pirates of Penzance’
Lamplighter Community Theatre to present “The Pirates of Penzance,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and June 30 and July 1, Centennial Auditorium; Tickets are available at First International Bank and Trust in Staples and Motley; at Unity Bank in Staples and Motley; and at the Staples World or by calling (218) 894-1112.
Ripple River Gallery
27591 Partridge Ave.
Mel Tudisco, metal constructions and jewelry, through July 10.
Jaques Art Center
121 Second St. N.W.
“The FRONT PAGE” exhibit runs through July 16.
All-Cass reunion art display, through July 3. Artists must register by calling (218) 927-2363.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S. Fifth St.
Artist Kathy Reetz’ artwork on display through August.
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.
Q Gallery at Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St., Suite 222
Crossing Arts Alliance’ Salute to the Arts exhibition featuring 28 artists open through July 9, Tuesday through Friday from 12-4 p.m. and Saturdays (June 11 and July 9) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; free and open to the public.
Nisswa Community Center
25628 Main St.
Lakes Area Artists to host Fine Art Show and Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Workshops will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on all three days.
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 email at info@jaques art.com.
“Kids Day,” July 1 where there will be glass blowing demonstrations.
Just For Kix dance camps
Just For Kix Summer Dance Camps scheduled July 18-21 and July 24-27, Forestview Middle School, camp will end with show on July 21 and July 27; and Aug. 15-18 at the Just For Kix studio in Baxter for K-9th grade dancers, with a show Aug. 18. For more information or to register for camp, call the Just For Kix office at (800) 450-3262 or online at www.justforkix.com.
“Songs and Sundaes Sundays,” 7 p.m. July 10, First Congregational United Church in Christ; music to be featured in by the Beatles. Sing-alongs also will be held Aug. 14.
‘Absent Narratives’ series
“Absent Narratives” series, 1-4 p.m. June 28, July 8, Heartwood Senior Living Center. Free for Unlimited Learning members and the non-member fee is $20 for the series or $6 per individual session. For more information go to www.unlimitedlearning.net or email Bob Manning at lindabob@ mlecwb.net.
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.
Author Peter Geye of “Safe from the Sea,” 6 p.m. Monday, Grand View Lodge’s Heritage Room. Tickets are $38 and include the hardcover book and a light dinner. Tickets will be sold at Turtle Town Books & Gifts.