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Local entertainment calendar- Oct. 27

Live music

For week of Oct. 27- Nov. 2, 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.

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

Matty’s Restaurant

Highway 371 N.

DJ Walzy, Saturday

The Last Turn Saloon

214 S. Eighth St.

Seth Doud, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Rd.

Metro Mix, Friday-Saturday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Off The Record, 5-9 p.m. Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Go Sideways Karaoke, Thursday-Friday; MLX, Saturday


The Bridge Tavern

26929 Highway 6

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


Moonlight Bay

38136 CR 66

DJ J.P. and Chad, 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Ox Lake Tavern and Grill

County Roads 66 and 16

Drunk N Stupid, Saturday

The Wharf

County Roads 66 and 16

Geoff Elvee, Saturday


Blue Goose Inn

9347 Highway 169

So Big, Friday-Saturday


Bar Harbor

8164 Interlachen Road

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


West Side Bar

115 West Broadway

Switch, Friday; Brian Mac Band, Saturday


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Lost 4 Words, Friday; Midnight Radio, Saturday


The Huntin’ Shack

724 Highway 210 W.

Loss 4 Words, 8 p.m. Saturday

Performing arts


Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Roy Allen, 8-10 p.m. Friday, the Beanery Cafe.

‘Dixie Swim Club’

Aitkin Community Theater to present “The Dixie Swim Club,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Aitkin High School Auditorium. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the Aitkin Independent Age or at the door.


BHS choir concert

Brainerd High School choirs fall concert, 7 p.m. Friday, Tornstrom Auditorium. Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults.

Lakes Area Chamber Music Festival

Fall season concert with Gregory DeTurck and Scott Lykins, 3 p.m. Sunday, Tornstrom Auditorium. More information by going to

Lakes Area Concert

Association series

Anderson and Roe, a piano duet, Nov. 14; Street Corner Symphony, March 12; Alexander Sevastian, solo accordionist, March 31; and Redhead Express Walker Family, April 28. All concerts at 7:30 p.m. at Tornstrom Auditorium.

Heartland Symphony Orchestra

Winter concert “Season of Celebration,” 2 p.m. Dec. 4, Tornstrom Auditorium at Washington Educational Services Building. Tickets are available at Bridge of Harmony, the Brainerd Dispatch or at the door. More information by calling (800) 826-1997 or

The Rose Ensemble

The Rose Ensemble, 7 p.m. Nov. 4, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College; Cost is $12 and can be purchased online at or calling (651) 225-4340.


Heartland Symphony Orchestra

Winter concert “Season of Celebration,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Charles Martin Auditorium. Ticket are available at Bookin’ It Bookstore, the Great River Arts Center or at the doors. More information by calling (800) 826-1997 or


Grassroots Concert season

Tim Sparks, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 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.


Staples Motley Area

Arts Council series

Butch Thompson, 2 p.m. Nov. 13, Centennial Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students in advance, or $15 and $7 at the door. Tickets available online at the Arts Council’s website and from the Staples Motley Public Schools Community Education Office at (218) 894-5416 or (800) 213-6877.


Madhatters Community Theatre

Madhatters Community Theatre’ “It’s A Wonderful Life Live Radio Play,” Nov. 26, Dec. 2-4 and 9-11, Starlite Cuts Building.

WDC theater kick-off

Wadena-Deer Creek High School theater to perform musical, “Wonderland,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19, Wadena Memorial Auditorium.

Visual arts


Ripple River Gallery

27591 Partridge Ave.

“Beyond the Basic Box,” ends Monday.

Jaques Art Center

121 Second St. N.W.

Asian exhibit featuring Barden R. Heft Collection of Japanese Woodblock Prints by Tadashi Nakiyama, runs through Nov. 11.


Brainerd Public Library

416 S. Fifth St.

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

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,

Northland Arboretum Art Gallery

14250 Conservation Dr.

Photography by Jenny Wallin, runs through Nov. 15. Free exhibits, for more information call the arb at 829-8770.


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.


Community Center and Library

14126 Daggett Pine Road

Paintings by Crosslake Art Club members, ongoing.


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.

“Colors of the Earth,” through Nov. 12

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

Art classes

“Understanding the Camera,” 9-11:30 a.m. Oct. 29, $25; “Opening the Photographer’s Eye,” 12:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 29, $20, Jaques Art Center.


Flipside event

Flipside, art children’s event, 10 a.m. to noon, second Saturday of the month, Franklin Arts Center cafeteria; suggested $3 cover.

BHS arts and crafts festival

Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12, Brainerd High School. Free.

Band rehearsals

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


‘Night of Fine Dining’

Unlimited Learning’s Night of Fine Dining, Friday, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge with social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:45 p.m., followed by a culinary demonstration at 7 p.m. and then “Checkers” and “Freckles,” will entertain. More information call Kristy or Paul Tesdahl at (218) 546-5036.


Bluegrass program

Community event with songwriter Dick Kimmel, Saturday, Deep Portage Learning Center with free workshop at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m., cost is $8; and concert at 7 p.m. Those interested in the dinner should register with Deep Portage by Oct. 22 by calling (218) 682-2325, (888) 280-9908 or emailing to


Traveling exhibit

“Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” a traveling exhibit, from Jan. 21 through March 11, Linden Hill.

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


PLCT Auditions

Pequot Lakes Community Theatre production of “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” Nov. 11-13 and 18-20. More information call Michael Sander at (218) 587-4728 or e-mail at Information call the Pequot Lakes Community Education office at (218) 568-9200.


Soup, Sandwich and Song

Soup, Sandwich and Song, 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Staples Alliance Church. Cost is $10 and can be purchased in advance from choir members, Markus Hair Design in Motley or from Staples Wireless. Tickets will only be available at the door if not sold out in advance. For more information contact Barb Cline at (218) 894-1253.

SAWC rehearsals

The Staples Area Women’s Chorus rehearsals from 8-9:30 p.m. Mondays in Staples Motley High School choir room.

Out of town


Sanford Center

1111 Event Center Dr.

CMT ON TOUR with special guests Lee Brice and Josh Thompson, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Tickets are $27.50-$34.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Tickets can be purchased at The Sanford Center Ticket Office, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at


Grand Casino Hinckley Events

and Convention Center

777 Lady Luck Dr.

Golden Voice, Nov. 12

Sara Evans, Dec. 3


Grand Casino Mille Lacs

777 Grand Ave.

Clay Walker and Craig Morgan with special guests Walker Hayes and Brett Eldredge, Nov. 5.


Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center

“The Wiz,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 28-29 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 30; (320) 259-5463 or


Northern Lights Casino

6800 Y Frontage Rd. N.W.

Texaco Country Showdown State Finals, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Air Supply, Oct. 29

Cherry Stone, 8:30 p.m. -12:30 a.m., Friday-Sunday, Cabaret at the casino.

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.