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Local entertainment briefs - July 28

 Live music

For week of July 28- Aug. 3; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Rock, Paper Scissors, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursday 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.

SoulShine with Darwin Xylophone, Winston Smith and Tiger Blue, Aug. 5


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Rd.

Loose Cannon, Friday-Saturday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Paul Berget, 5-9 p.m. Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Drive

October Son, 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


Blue Goose Inn

9347 U.S. Highway 169

So Big, Friday-Saturday



21560 CR 3

Maven Headbolt, Friday

Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

The Diamond Dogs, Friday


Friendly Inn

2321 330th St.

Kenny Jake Band, Saturday

Performing arts


 Music in Gregory Park

The Vagabond’s, 7 p.m. Thursday, bandstand, free.


 Patriot Foundation fundraiser

Fundraiser dance with live music by DECADE7, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Billy’s Restaurant. Tickets are $10 and are available at the event, Lakes Latte in Pequot Lakes, Billy’s Restaurant and Lakes Area Gallery in the Crosslake Town Square. For more information go to the website at


 Outdoor Music Series

The Dixie Hicks Band, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.

 ‘Next Stop, Broadway’

Fishermen’s Community Theatre will present “Next Stop, Broadway,” 8 p.m. Aug. 4-6, Old Fire Hall. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. To make reservation or for ticket details call Eileen at (218) 692-5593.


 Lakes Area Chamber Music Festival

Prelude concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Salem Lutheran Church; free.


 Arts in the Park series

Hip Hop III Chemistry concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Maple Island Park; free, but donations welcome. Band also to do workshop, 12-2 p.m. Sunday, Great River Arts Center. Cost is $30 or $25 for members or $65 for three people. Register by contacting the Great River Arts Association at (320) 632-0960 or


 Lakes Area Chamber Music Festival

Prelude concert, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Lutheran Church of the Cross; free.


 Concerts in the Park

The Kingery Family, 7 p.m. Sunday, Northern Pacific Park, located at 625 Sixth St. N.E. 

Visual arts


 Ripple River Gallery

27591 Partridge Ave.

Fiber Speaks, runs through Aug. 14.

 Jaques Art Center

121 Second St. N.W.

“Plein Air Revisited” exhibit, through Aug. 27.


 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,

 Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery

712 Washington St.

Artist Jan Lendobeja exhibit, opens Monday and runs through Sept. 30. Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A reception will be from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 7.  

 Q Gallery at Franklin Arts Center

1001 Kingwood St., Suite 222

“An Afternoon in Venice,” display ends Friday.


 Unity Bank

15 East Main St.

A traveling exhibit entitled Lake Roosevelt Artifact Exhibit and Interpretive Project will be on display during regular business hours. To scheudle the exhibit for a group, school or organization, contact the Cuyuna Iron Range Heritage Network office at (218) 545-1166 or Kay at (218) 546-5996.


 Community Center and Library

14126 Daggett Pine Road

Paintings by Crosslake Art Club members, ongoing.

27th annual Crosslake Art Show, Aug. 11-13.


‰ 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.

Artist Karen Heller’s oil painting exhibit, ends Saturday.


Nisswa Community Center

25628 Main St.

Lakes Area Artists show and sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.


 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School

301 Fourth St.

The Leech Lake Arts League’s annual Northern Reflections Art Show and Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 4-5 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6.

Out of town


Paul Bunyan Playhouse

314 Beltrami Ave.

“The Full Monty,” Aug. 3-13; For more information or tickets call the Theater Box Office at (218) 751-7270 or go to


Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

501 W. 78th St.

“Jesus Christ Superstar,” ends Saturday; “Hairspray,” opens Aug. 5 and runs through Jan. 28; box office, (800) 362-3515,


Old Log Theater

5175 Meadville St.

 “On Golden Pond,” ends Sept. 3; (952) 474-5951,


Grand Casino Hinckley Events

and Convention Center

777 Lady Luck Dr.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo with Dennis DeYoung, Friday