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entertainment Brainerd, 56401

Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

Live music

For week of Nov. 10-16, bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


Blue Ox


608 Laurel St.

Strange Daze, 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

Matty’s Restaurant

Highway 371 N.

DJ Walzy, Thursday and Saturday; G.B. Leighton, 9:30 p.m. Friday

The Last Turn Saloon

214 S. Eighth St.

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

Yesterday’s Gone

612 Front St.

Aitas and Weird Allison, Nov. 19; Blue Room Free Jam, every Sunday from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Rd.

The Common Ground, Friday-Saturday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Joel Edwin, 5-9 p.m. Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

TBA, 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

Northern Exposure Trio, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday

The Wharf

County Roads 66 and 16

DJ Number II, Friday-Saturday


Bar Harbor

8164 Interlachen Road

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


West Side Bar

115 West Broadway

Loss 4 Words, Friday; Thunder Ridge, Saturday



21560 CR 3

Kings Ransom, Nov. 19


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

October Son, Saturday

Performing arts


- Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Jan and Mike Cherry, 8-10 p.m. Friday, the Beanery Cafe.


- Fall CLC choir concert

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

- Lakes Area Concert

Association series

Anderson and Roe, a piano duet, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Tornstrom Auditorium.


- Legacy Chorale to present fall concerts

Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota’s fall concert series, entitled “Sing All Along De Way: Celebrating the Spiritual,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Crosslake Lutheran Church; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham; and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter. Admission is $10 for adults and seniors, and students age 18 and younger are admitted free of charge. Tickets can be purchased at the door at each concert; or at the Brainerd Dispatch, Bethany Bookstore in Baxter, Crosslake Lutheran Church or by contacting Bill Satre, Legacy Chorale manager, at (218) 820-4558 or


- GRS to present two concerts

Great River Strings hunting theme concerts, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, 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. Saturday, 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. Friday, 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,” Friday- Sunday and Nov. 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. Sunday, 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


- Jaques Art Center

121 Second St. N.W.

Asian exhibit featuring Barden R. Heft Collection of Japanese Woodblock Prints by Tadashi Nakiyama, ends Friday.


- 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. Saturday; Exhibit runs through March 30, or by appointment at (218) 330-1780.

- Northland Arboretum Art Gallery

14250 Conservation Dr.

Photography by Jenny Wallin, runs through Tuesday. 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.


- Regional Cultural Center

Center Gallery

24 Main Ave. N.

“Colors of the Earth,” ends Saturday.

“Land by Hand: Fiber Artists Explore Place,” opens Wednesday and runs through Dec. 31, with a reception from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 19. A presentation by one of the artists, 1:30 p.m.; and a free family fiber arts activity, “Things with Strings,” from 2:30-4 p.m. Free.

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


- Joe Plut event

A grand opening of the Joe Plut Reading Room, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Prairie Bay. Plut will sign copies of his book, “Conversations with Jon Hassler,” with a half hour program scheduled at 7 p.m.


- Flipside event

Flipside, art children’s event, 10 a.m. to noon, second Saturday of the month, Franklin Arts Center cafeteria; suggested $3 cover. Questions call Paulette Buck at 828-8062.

- BHS arts and crafts festival

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

- Heartland Poets to meet

Heartland Poets to meet, 6-9 p.m. Friday, large roon at Brainerd Public Library.

- ‘Voyageur Skies’ event

Mark Seeley, author and climatologist, and photographer Don Breneman to present “Voyageur Skies: Weather and the Wilderness in Minnesota’s National Park,” a free, public program, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College.

- Doug Ohman program

Doug Ohman to present Mississippi River program, 6 p.m. Monday, Brainerd Public Library.