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Upcoming events- Sept. 8

Live music

For week of Sept. 8-14; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Lasher, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

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

Eagles Club

124 Front St.

Three Men and a Lady, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Rd.

Concentual, Friday-Saturday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Joe McGown, 5-9 p.m. Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Drive

MLX, Friday-Saturday


The Bridge Tavern

26929 Highway 6

Live music every Friday; Classic Country Dinner Theater, 4-8 p.m. Sunday


Blue Goose Inn

9347 U.S. Highway 169

Blue Canyon, Friday-Saturday


Bar Harbor

8164 Interlachen Road

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


West Side Bar

115 West Broadway

King’s Ransom, Friday-Saturday



21560 CR 3

King’s Ransom, Sept. 16

Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Midnight Radio, Saturday

Performing arts


 Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Lowell LaBerge and Friends,  8-10 p.m. Friday, the Beanery Cafe.


 CLC Cultural Arts Series

Second City Comedy Tour, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Central Lakes College Chalberg Theatre. Tickets are $10-$25. The Machine’s Pink Floyd show, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Tornstrom Auditorium, For details and a seating chart go to or contact the CLC Theatre Box Office at 855-8199. Information about each show, including links to each artist’s website, can be found at


 Grassroots Concert season

Claudia Schmidt to open season, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar. Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


 Latin jazz pianist

Latin jazz pianist Nachito Herrera, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17, Pequot Lakes High School stage, sponsored by Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts. Tickets can be purchased at the Pequot Lakes Community Education office at (218) 568-9200. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors age 60 and over and $13 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets will be sold at the door starting one hour before the show. 

Visual arts


 Ripple River Gallery

27591 Partridge Ave.

Nick Wroblewski, woodcuts exhibit, ends Monday; Botanical Artists “Look at Our Vanishing Forest,” exhibit through Sept. 18.


 Q Gallery at Franklin Arts Center

1001 Kingwood St., Suite 222

“Pleasures In Movement,” mobile exhibit by artist Jess Cavazos, runs through Monday from 12-4 p.m. or by appointment. Artist reception, 5-7 p.m. Friday.


 Middle Ground Gallery

121 Fourth St. N.E.

Five Wings Arts Council Crow Wing County artists work on display through end of October, with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 21.

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


 Flipside event

Flipside, art children’s event, 10 a.m. to noon, second Saturday of the month; September event will be instructor Paulette Buck to work with watercolor; suggested $3 cover.

 Band rehearsals

Central Lakes College Community Band rehearsals, begin 7 p.m. Monday, rehearsal room at CLC. For more information contact band conductor Steve Anderson at 855-8215 or 831-3652 or


 Used book sale

Friends of the Little Falls Carnegie Library used book sale, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 12-6 p.m. Friday and 12-5 p.m. Saturday. For more information contact LuAnn Jarvis at (320) 632-1942.

 Author events

Author and illustrator Chris Monroe, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Author Lynne Jonell, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Author Patty Overson, 12-2 p.m. Sunday, all at Bookin’ It Book Store.

 Arts and Crafts Fair

Little Falls annual Arts and Crafts Fair, Saturday-Sunday, around town.

Little Falls Antiques and Collectibles Fair, Saturday-Sunday, LeBourget Park.


 Viva Musica Fall Arts Festival

Viva Musica Fall Arts Festival, 3-11 p.m. Sept. 17, Zorbaz on Gull Lake; free to the public until 7 p.m., then a $10 fee to see the main musical acts of Danny Fromm, Phil Jents and One Night Stand. Money from event being raised for lakes area schools.


 PLCT Auditions

Pequot Lakes Community Theatre auditions for “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Pequot Lakes High School Theater. Performances of the show are scheduled for Nov. 11-13 and 18-20. For more information call Michael Sander at (218) 587-4728 or e-mail at Audition information also is available from the Pequot Lakes Community Education office at (218) 568-9200.


 SAWC new member night

The Staples Area Women’s Chorus’ 2011-12  new member night, 8 p.m. Sept. 19, Staples Motley High School choir room. Rehearsals are from 8-9:30 p.m. Mondays in the SMHS choir room. 


Whiskey Creek Film Festival

Whiskey Creek Film Festival, Friday through Sept. 15, Cozy Theatre.