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Area entertainment calendar- Nov. 24

Live music

For week of Nov. 24-30, bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Dirty Bomb, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

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

Matty’s Restaurant

Highway 371 N.

DJ Walzy, Friday; Tim Mahoney Band, Saturday

The Last Turn Saloon

214 S. Eighth St.

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

Yesterday’s Gone

219 South Ninth St.

Blue Room Free Jam, every Sunday from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Rd.

Hit-N-Run, Friday-Saturday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Dave Burkart, 7 p.m. Thursday; Paul Berget, Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Flashback, 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, Wednesday

The Wharf

County Roads 66 and 16

DJ Number II, Friday-Saturday


Blue Goose Inn

9347 U.S. Highway 169

Surprise Party, Friday-Saturday


Bar Harbor

8164 Interlachen Road

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


West Side Bar

115 West Broadway

Northern Charm, Friday; Sugar Benders, Saturday



21560 CR 3

Kings Ransom, Dec. 3


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Cutloose, Friday

Performing arts


Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Pete Gansen with Matt Gansen, 8-10 p.m. Friday, the Beanery Cafe.

McInnis’ Kitchen to perform

Internationally-acclaimed McInnis’ Kitchen to perform after Aitkin’s World-Famous Fish House Parade, Friday, Butler Building; free.


Tim and Cindy

Tim and Cindy Roggenkamp to perform gospel concert, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Brainerd Public Library; free.

BHS Madrigal Dinner

Brainerd High School Choirs Madrigal Dinner, Dec. 1-2, social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m., Legacy Clubhouse Pavilion at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake. Cost: $30 for Dec. 1 and $35 for Dec. 2. Reserved tickets are available the BHS office at 702 S. Fifth St., Brainerd, by calling 454-6200 or emailing

Tuba Christmas

The Central Lakes College Music Department’s 16th annual “Merry Tuba Christmas,” 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10, in the Herberger’s court of the Westgate Mall in Brainerd/Baxter; free. Rehearsal will be at 10 a.m. in the Music Hall on the Brainerd campus (E471). For more information contact Anderson at 855-8215, 831-3652 or

Lakes Area Concert

Association series

Street Corner Symphony, March 12; Alexander Sevastian, solo accordionist, March 31; and Redhead Express Walker Family, April 28.

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


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

Peter Ostroushko and his Heartland Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar. Admission is $15 at the door. People are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to ensure a seat by calling (218) 568-7868. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


Madhatters Community Theatre

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

Visual arts


Art Matters Studio and Gallery

#225 Franklin Arts Center

1001 Kingwood St.

“Altered States: Abstract and Impressionist Photography” by John Erickson, runs through March 30, or by appointment at (218) 330-1780.

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.

Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery

712 Washington St.

Kathleen Thorson’s first solo exhibition, runs through end of December. Times are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Crow Wing County

Historical Society

320 Laurel St.

Various exhibits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 829-3268,

Q Gallery at Franklin Arts Center

1001 Kingwood St., Suite 222

“The Peep(s) Show, Dec. 6-28, with artists reception from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 2. The exhibition is free and open to the public. A $10 cost for the reception for the general public and $5 for Crossing Arts Alliance members. To RSVP for the reception, call 833-0416 or email


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,

Special events



Central Lakes College Theatre’s auditions, 7 p.m. Dec. 1, in Chalberg Theatre, for “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Rehearsals start Jan. 9 with production Feb. 10-19. Dryden Theatre. For more information contact Lamberson at (218) 855-8202 or email

Cultural Thursday

Cultural Thursday on Sweden, noon-12:50 p.m. Dec. 1, Chalberg Theatre; free.


Author appearance

Authors Darby Nelson and Connie Claire Szarke, Dec. 4, Bookin’ It Bookstore.


Wadena Christmas Festival

Wadena Christmas Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Wadena Memorial Auditorium and Elementary School. Performances staged throughout weekend. Admission is $1.