Area entertainment calendar- Nov. 24
608 Laurel St.
Dirty Bomb, Friday-Saturday
601 Laurel St.
Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursday of the month
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.
219 South Ninth St.
Blue Room Free Jam, every Sunday from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
30279 Airport Rd.Hit-N-Run, Friday-SaturdayJJ’s Pubdownstairs of the Commander Dave Burkart, 7 p.m. Thursday; Paul Berget, SaturdayPrime Time Food and Spirits8548 Ski Chalet Dr. Flashback, Friday-SaturdayCROSBYThe Bridge Tavern26929 Highway 6 Live music every Friday; Classic Country Dinner Theater, 4-8 p.m. SundayCROSSLAKEMoonlight Bay38136 CR 66 DJ J.P. and Chad, 10 p.m. Friday-SaturdayOx Lake Tavern and GrillCounty Roads 66 and 16 DJ Lizzy, WednesdayThe WharfCounty Roads 66 and 16 DJ Number II, Friday-SaturdayGARRISONBlue Goose Inn9347 U.S. Highway 169 Surprise Party, Friday-SaturdayLAKE SHOREBar Harbor8164 Interlachen Road Kevin Klimek, 7-11 p.m. every Friday-SaturdayLITTLE FALLSWest Side Bar115 West Broadway Northern Charm, Friday; Sugar Benders, SaturdayMERRIFIELDHarpo’s21560 CR 3 Kings Ransom, Dec. 3MOTLEYTen Hi133 Highway 10 Cutloose, Friday
Performing artsAITKIN Friday nights at the Beanery CafePete Gansen with Matt Gansen, 8-10 p.m. Friday, the Beanery Cafe. McInnis’ Kitchen to performInternationally-acclaimed McInnis’ Kitchen to perform after Aitkin’s World-Famous Fish House Parade, Friday, Butler Building; free.BRAINERD Tim and CindyTim and Cindy Roggenkamp to perform gospel concert, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Brainerd Public Library; free. BHS Madrigal DinnerBrainerd 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 email@example.com.Tuba ChristmasThe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Lakes Area ConcertAssociation seriesStreet Corner Symphony, March 12; Alexander Sevastian, solo accordionist, March 31; and Redhead Express Walker Family, April 28.Heartland Symphony OrchestraWinter 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 email@example.com.LITTLE FALLS Heartland Symphony OrchestraWinter 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.NISSWA Grassroots Concert seasonPeter 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.WADENA Madhatters Community TheatreMadhatters Community Theatre’ “It’s A Wonderful Life Live Radio Play,” Saturday, Dec. 2-4 and 9-11, Starlite Cuts Building.
Visual artsBRAINERDArt Matters Studio and Gallery#225 Franklin Arts Center1001 Kingwood St.“Altered States: Abstract and Impressionist Photography” by John Erickson, runs through March 30, or by appointment at (218) 330-1780.Brainerd Public Library416 S. Fifth St.Artists Jan Almquist and Jan Roberts work on display through Nov. 30. City Hall501 Laurel St.Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing. Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery712 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 CountyHistorical Society320 Laurel St.Various exhibits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 829-3268, www.crowwinghistory.org. Q Gallery at Franklin Arts Center1001 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 email@example.com.CROSBY Sioux Line Depot Museum101 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.CROSSLAKE Community Center and Library14126 Daggett Pine RoadPaintings by Crosslake Art Club members, ongoing.LITTLE FALLS Morrison County GovernmentCenter Gallery213 First Ave. S.E.Local artists, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. weekdays, ongoing. Weyerhaeuser Museum2151 S. Lindbergh DriveVarious Morrison County historical exhibits, ongoing, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, free, (320) 632-4007, www.morrisoncountyhistory.org.
Special eventsBRAINERD AuditionsCentral 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Cultural ThursdayCultural Thursday on Sweden, noon-12:50 p.m. Dec. 1, Chalberg Theatre; free.LITTLE FALLS Author appearanceAuthors Darby Nelson and Connie Claire Szarke, Dec. 4, Bookin’ It Bookstore.WADENA Wadena Christmas FestivalWadena 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.