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Entertainment Calendar - Feb. 9

Live music

For week of Feb. 9-15, bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Sinister, 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 Dryzl, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday; Karaoke Battle

USA Queen Cassandra Mae Jopp, Saturday

Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine

724 Mill Ave.

AKoustic 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 Jams, Sundays


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Rd.

Stealin’ The Covers, Friday-Saturday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

The Soupbones, 5-9 p.m. Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Karaoke, Thursdays; Wild Hawgs, Friday-Saturday


The Bridge Tavern

26929 Highway 6

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


Moonlight Bay

County Roads 66 and 16

DJ J.P. and DJ Chad, every Friday-Saturday

Ox Lake Tavern and Grill

County Roads 66 and 16

Drunk-N-Stupid, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday

The Wharf

County Roads 66 and 16

DJ Number II, Friday-Saturday


Y Club

27430 State Highway 18

Wayne Renn Band, Friday


Bar Harbor

8164 Interlachen Road

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



21560 CR 3

King’s Ransom, Saturday


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Lost 4 Words, Friday


West Side Bar

115 West Broadway

Northern Charm, Friday-Saturday

Performing arts


BHS jazz to perform

Brainerd High School jazz program to present concert, 7 p.m. Monday, Tornstrom. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for students.

Benefit concert

Brainerd High School orchestra benefit concert, 7 p.m. Feb. 21, Tornstrom Auditorium. Free, but donations will be accepted for Brainerd Area Kinship Partners program.

Concert scheduled

Jack Franzen and Boys and Diane Saumer and Friends to perform, 3 p.m. Sunday, Franklin Auditorium. Tickets are $10 at the door. Advance tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children age 12 and under and are available at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center. For more information call the senior center at 829-9345.

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 15-18 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 19, Central Lakes College. Admission is $6 for general, unreserved seating, CLC students pay 25 cents and Saturday-Sunday are “Pay what you can” performances with a minimum cost of $1. Tickets are available by calling 855-8199 or going online at

Lakes Area Concert

Association series

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


Grassroots Concert Series

Steve Kaul and the Brass Kings, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention accompanied by an adult. More information go to


Spanish Flamenco performance

Deborah Elias Danza Espanola to perform traditional Spanish Flamenco dance Company, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Pequot Lakes High School stage. Advance tickets by calling the Pequot Lakes Community Education office at (218) 568-9200. Tickets will be sold at the door starting one hour before the show. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors (age 60 and over) and $13 for youth (age 18 and under).


Billy McLaughlin

Bill McLaughlin and Electric String Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Centennial Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students in advance, or $15 and $7 at the door. Tickets are available on the Staples Motley Area Arts Council’s website at or at the Staples Motley Public Schools Community Education Office at (218) 894-2497.

Lamplighter Community Theatre

Lamplighter Community Theatre’s winter production “A Night of Theatre,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday and Feb. 17-18 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Landmark Inn. Tickets are available at Miller True Value, the Staples World and from cast members. For more information call (218) 894-1112.

Special Events


Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Eric Francis & Pickin’ Pete, 8-10 p.m., Friday, the Beanery Cafe.

Art events

Kaleidoscope, first Saturday of the month for ages 8 and up at 10 a.m., Jaques Art Center; 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



Crossing Arts Alliance Flipside Arty Party, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Several art activities planned coordinated by Michelle Pfeiffer. $3 suggested donation or $5 per family. More information contact Paulette Buck at 828-8062.

JFK dance show

Just For Kix dancers to perform, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Brainerd High School gymnasium. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Brainerd library visit

Author David Treuer of “Rez Life” to make appearance, noon Tuesday, Brainerd Public Library.


‘A Romance of Chocolate’

“A Romance of Chocolate,” fundraising event for HOWA Family Center and Faith in Action, 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Northern Lights Casino and Event Center.

Visual arts


Jaques Art Center

121 Second St. NW

“Heads and Tails” exhibit, through Feb. 18; “The Power of Pencil, Pen & Ink,” Opens Feb. 24 and runs through April 7.

A lecture of “The Art of Henna,” 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Cost is $10.


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 Lendobeja’s work on display through February.

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,

Crow Wing County

Community Services

204 Laurel St.

Artists Phyllis Frankum and Barbara Morgan work on display through March.


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,


Five Wings Arts Council’s

Middle Ground Gallery

121 Fourth St. N.E.

Master artist, Kayleen Horsma, work to be featured through Feb. 29.

Out of town


Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

501 W. 78th St.

“Hairspray,” through May 26, main stage; box office, (800) 362-3515,


Old Log Theater

5175 Meadville St.

“Everybody Loves Opal, through February; (952) 474-5951,


Grand Casino Hinckley Events

and Convention Center

777 Lady Luck Dr.

Roger Hodgson: The Legendary Voice of Supertramp & Band, March 2


Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2400 Third Ave. S.

The Sports Show, Feb. 19 through May 13; (612) 870-3131,


Grand Casino Mille Lacs

777 Grand Ave.

Larry the Cable Guy, April 20-21


Plymouth Playhouse

2705 Annapolis Lane

“A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement,” through April, tickets are available by calling (763) 553-1600 or going online at


Mystic Lake Casino

2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.

Montgomery Gentry, Feb. 26; More information by contacting Mystic Box Office at (952) 496-6563 or go to


Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center

Mason Jennings, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday (320) 259-5463 or


Science Museum of Minnesota

120 W. Kellogg Boulevard

“Amazon,” in the Omnitheater, ends Feb. 17; “Real Pirates” exhibition, opens Feb. 18; More information go to or call (651) 221-9444.


Northern Lights Casino

6800 Y Frontage Rd. N.W.

Gene Krupa Orchestra Dinner Dance, 6 p.m. Feb. 19

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.

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