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Local entertainment calendar- June 23

Live music

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


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.

Deblock and Flynn, 8 p.m. Friday, $3 suggested cover

Madden’s on Gull Lake

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula

Paul Berget, June 30


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Road

Vintage Rags, Thursday-Saturday

JJ’s Pub

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

Hairball, Saturday

Cedar Chest

Highway 3

Bottom Line, June 25


Blue Goose Inn

9347 U.S. Highway 169

After Hours, Friday-Saturday


Bar Harbor

8164 Interlachen Road

Kevin Klimek, 7-11 p.m. every Friday-Saturday



21560 CR 3

Old, Fat & Gray, Saturday


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Midnight Radio, July 2

Performing arts


 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

“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.

Visual arts


 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.

 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,

 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.

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 email at info@jaques

“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



“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 or email Bob Manning at lindabob@


 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 event

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.