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Local entertainment calendar-Sept. 22

Live music

For week of Sept. 22-28; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Big Wup, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

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

Eagles Club

124 Front St.

Muddy Water, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Rd.

Blackout, 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

Kings Ransom, 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

Firewater Burn, Friday-Saturday


Bar Harbor

8164 Interlachen Road

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


West Side Bar

115 West Broadway

Blue Canyon, Oct. 7



21560 CR 3

October Son, Oct. 7


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

The Diamond Dogs, Sept. 30

Performing arts


 Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Vern Bishop & Friends,  8-10 p.m. Friday, the Beanery Cafe.

 Lakes Area Concert 

Association series

All concerts at 7:30 p.m. at Tornstrom Auditorium: The New Reformation Band, Sept. 29.


 Benefit concert for Project Haiti

Staples Area Men Chorus to perform benefit concert, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Sacred Heart Chapel of the Franciscan Center; free-will offering.


 Fall concert season

The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Concerts are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Purchase four or more tickets for $10 each. Student tickets cost $5 any time. Detailed information about each concert is available at the center’s website 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

Visual arts


 Ripple River Gallery

27591 Partridge Ave.

“Beyond the Basic Box,” through Oct. 31.

Jaques Art Center

121 Second St. N.W.

“Art of Photography,” through Oct. 8.


 Brainerd Public Library

416 S. Fifth St.

Artists Jan Almquist and Jan Roberts work on display through Nov. 30.

 Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery

712 Washington St.

Artist Jan Lendobeja exhibit, runs through Sept. 30. Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

 Q Gallery at Franklin Arts Center

1001 Kingwood St., Suite 222

Community Art Exhibit, Oct. 4-14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, or by appointment; More information contact Crossing Arts Alliance office at

Haddie Hadachek’s solo exhibition “Good Medicine,” runs through Sept. 28. Hours of the exhibit will be 12-4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, or by appointment by calling (218) 764-3296 or 821-0795.


Sioux Line Depot Museum

101 First St. N.E.

A traveling exhibit entitled Lake Roosevelt Artifact Exhibit and Interpretive Project will be on display during regular business hours. To schedule 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.


 Regional Cultural Center

Center Gallery

24 Main Ave. N.

Exhibit by landscape photographers Wade Lehmkuhl and Steve Nelson, through Oct. 5. A lecture/reception for the artists, 7 p.m. Sept. 23. 

Special events

 Poetry workshop

Richard Fenton Sederstrom will lead a poetry workshop, give a public reading and facilitate creative writing classes, Oct. 4-6, Central Lakes College. Poetry workshop, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 5, in E203 and free poetry reading, 7-8 p.m. Oct. 6, Jon Hassler Library.

Cultural Thursday

Carlos Solano to present next Cultural Thursday on Costa Rica, noon Oct. 6, lecture hall in Room E354 at Central Lakes College; free and open to public.

 Octoberfest at the Arb

Oktoberfest celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7, Northland Arboretum. Tickets are $15. For more information, call the arboretum at 829-8770.

 CLC auditions

Central Lakes College Theatre Department production “The Miracle Worker,” Oct. 7-9 and 13-16, Chalberg Theatre. For more information contact Dennis Lamberson at 855-8202 or

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.