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Local entertainment calendar- Nov. 3

Live music

For week of Nov. 3-9, bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

High Octane, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

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

Eagles Club

124 Front St.

No band.

Matty’s Restaurant

Highway 371 N.

DJ Walzy, Thursday and Saturday; Seth Doud and Antman, Friday

The Last Turn Saloon

214 S. Eighth St.

Open Mic Night, first Wednesday of the month from 7-9 p.m.


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Rd.

Loose Cannon, Friday-Saturday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Dave Burkart, 5-9 p.m. Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

White Ties, Friday-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

DJ Lizzy, Friday-Saturday

The Wharf

County Roads 66 and 16

DJ Number II, Friday-Saturday


Blue Goose Inn

9347 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

Shelby’s Voyage, Friday; Grave Dancers, Saturday



21560 CR 3

Loss 4 Words, Saturday


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Retro Cowboy, Friday

Performing arts


Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

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


BHS band concert

Brainerd High School bands to perform, 7 p.m. Thursday, Tornstrom Auditorium. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for students.

Fall CLC band concert

Central Lakes College band concert, 8:01 p.m. Tuesday, Chalberg Theatre. Cost is $5 for adults.

‘Deer Camp the Musical’

“Deer Camp the Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Franklin Arts Center Auditorium. Tickets are $23 in advance or $26 at the door. Group rates are available through the ticket line at (218) 536-0589. Advance tickets are available at Cub Foods and Pequot Lakes SuperValu.

Fall CLC choir concert

Central Lakes College choir concert “On Winds of a Song,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Chalberg Theatre; free.

The Rose Ensemble

The Rose Ensemble, 7 p.m. Friday, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College; Cost is $12 and can be purchased online at or calling (651) 225-4340. Educational lecture/demonstration will be at 11 a.m. Friday at CLC and at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Brainerd Public Library.

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.


GRS to present two concerts

Great River Strings hunting theme concerts, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood; and at 2 p.m. Nov. 13, at the First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors up to a maximum of $20 per family.


‘Deer Camp the Musical’

“Deer Camp the Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Little Falls High School Auditorium. Tickets are $23 in advance or $26 at the door. Group rates are available through the ticket line at (218) 536-0589. Advance tickets are available at Coborn’s.


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.


PLCT production

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


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.

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



Art Matters Studio and Gallery

#225 Franklin Arts Center

1001 Kingwood St.

“Altered States: Abstract and Impressionist Photography” by John Erickson from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12; Exhibit runs through March 30, or by appointment at (218) 330-1780.

Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery

712 Washington St.

Kathleen Thorson’s first solo exhibition, opens Friday and runs through end of December, with artist reception from 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Times are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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


Zorongo Flamenco Dance

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre of Minneapolis, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College. Tickets are $10-25 and available at

BHS arts and crafts festival

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



Guest author Mary Desjarlais of “Dorie Lavalle; A Minnesota Story of Moonshine and Murder,” 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Bookin’ It Bookstore.

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


SAWC rehearsals

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