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Special events to attend

Performing arts


Lakes Area Concert

Association series

Alexander Sevastian, solo accordionist, March 31, Tornstrom Auditorium. Tickets by calling Betty Alderman at 829-3379; other concerts in series include Redhead Express Walker Family, April 28.


Grassroots Concert Series

Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin, 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

Special Events


Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

6 Feet & Risin’, 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; $3 suggested donation or $5 per family. More information contact Paulette Buck at 828-8062.

Vacationland Skating Show

Vacationland Figure Skating Club presents annual ice show, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, Brainerd Area Civic Center. Tickets for the show are $7 in advance or $9 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Cub Foods in Brainerd and Baxter, Jenny’s Hallmark in the Westgate Mall and Ace Hardware in Brainerd.


Author visit

Author Lydia Eberhardt, an appearance, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Good Book & Gifts.

Author visit

Authors Deane and Jill Johnson appearance, -5 p.m. Friday, Bookin’ It Bookstore.


Rotary Art Show

Staples Rotary Arts Show, April 26-28, lobby of Centennial Auditorium.

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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