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Entertainment Calendar - Feb. 23

Live music

For week of March 1-6, bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

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

Eagles Club

124 Front St.

Wayne Renn Band, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday

Matty’s Restaurant

Highway 371 N.

DJ Dryzl, every Thursday; Corey Stevens, March 16, Cover, $10

Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine

724 Mill Ave.

Paul Baker Hernandez, 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.

Free Jams in the Blue Room, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sundays


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Rd.

Blackout, 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; TBA, 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

38136 County Road 66

DJ Paul, Saturday; Copperhead, 8:30 p.m. March 10

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



21560 CR 3

Loss 4 Words, Feb. 25


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Whiskey Tango, Friday


West Side Bar

115 West Broadway

Loss 4 Words, Friday; Hot Hits, Saturday


Huntin’ Shack Bar and Grill

724 Highway 210 West

Whiskey Tango, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. March 10

Special Events


Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Jim Burt with Larry Kimball, 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



Flipside children’s event, 10 a.m. to noon second Saturday of the month, with next activity to be watercolor taught by Mona Warren. $3 suggested donation or $5 per family. More information contact Paulette Buck at 828-8062.


Festival of Arts

Festival of the Arts, 5:30-8 p.m. March 15, Pequot Lakes High School. Admission to the festival is a Festival of the Arts button for $1 that can be purchased at the school.


Minnesota mystery author

Jess Lourey, a Minnesota mystery author from St. Cloud, will make an appearance, 2 p.m. Saturday, Riverview Life Center; free.

Performing arts


Gaelic Storm

Gaelic Storm to perform, 7:30 p.m. March 8, Tornstrom Auditorium, part of the Central Lakes College Cultural Arts series. Ticket prices are $10, $20 or $25. Tickets are available at CLC Theatre Box Office at 855-8199 or

Lakes Area Concert

Association series

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


Aitkin band to perform

Aitkin Band concert, 6:30 p.m. Monday, in old gym. Suggested minimum donation of $2 per adult and $1 for school age children.

Grassroots Concert Series

Guitarist Dean Magraw, 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


Jazz Combo

Little Falls Jazz Combo to perform 7 p.m. March 17, Great River Arts Center. Tickets available at the arts center, Reality Roasters, The Good Book Store, online at and through the music department at Little Falls Community High School.

Visual arts


Jaques Art Center

121 Second St. NW

“The Power of Pencil, Pen & Ink,” opens Friday and runs through April 7.


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.

Mobile art display by artist Jess Cavazos display.

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 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,


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,


Regional Cultural Center

Center Gallery

24 Main Ave. N.

McKnight Touring Ceramics exhibition, runs through March 17.

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.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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