For week of April 12-18; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Near Highways 371 and 87 W.
Frankie Lamb, 2-6 p.m. Sunday
608 Laurel St.
Captain May I, Friday-Saturday
601 Laurel St.
Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursday of the month
124 Front St.
Three Men and a Lady, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday
Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine
724 Mill Ave.
Saint Anyway, 8 p.m. Friday, $5 suggested cover; Stardust Jazz Trio, Saturday; Useful Jenkins, Sunday.
The Last Turn Saloon
214 S. Eighth St.
Open Mic Night, first Wednesday of the month from 7-10 p.m.
The Hubb (formerly The Iron Rail)
707 Laurel St.
October Son, Friday-Saturday
219 South Ninth St.
Free Jams in the Blue Room, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sundays
30279 Airport Rd.
Northern Comfort, Friday-Saturday
downstairs of the Commander
Off the Record, 5-9 p.m. Saturday
Ox Lake Tavern and Grill
County Roads 66 and 16
Strange Brew, 8:30 p.m. Saturday
Prime Time Food and Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Dr.
Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays; Kentucky Thunder, Friday-Saturday
The Bridge Tavern
26929 Highway 6
Live music every Friday; Classic Country Dinner Theater, 4-8 p.m. Sunday
County Roads 66 and 16
DJ J.P. and DJ Chad, every Friday-Saturday
County Roads 66 and 16
DJ Number II, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
133 Highway 10
West Side Bar
115 West Broadway
Northstar Entertainment, Friday; Hot Hits, Saturday
Great River Strings
Great River Strings to perform two spring concerts: 7:30 p.m. April 21, Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood; 2 p.m. April 22 at First Lutheran Church, Aitkin. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students and $20 for families. Children under age 6 are free. For more information call Lynn at (218) 678-3034.
Coffee Shop Confessions
Coffee Shop Confessions to be performed, 6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Coco Moon; and at 6:30 p.m. April 19-20 at the Shante in Pillager. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the Coco Moon, the Shante or by calling 828-4717.
Swedish duo to perform
A “pre-Nisswa-stämman” Swedish folk music concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday, in the Music Recital Hall at Central Lakes College. Presented by Nisswa-stämman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival and The Center for Lifelong Learning. For information call Paul Wilson at (218) 764-2994, or Bill Brekken at 855-8146.
Leon Redbone to perform
Leon Redbone to perform 7:30 p.m. April 21, Chalberg Theatre, as part of Central Lakes College Cultural Arts Series. Tickets are between $10-$25 and can be purchased at www.clctickets.com, or by contacting the CLC Theatre Box Office at 855-8199. For more Cultural Arts Series information, including links to each artist’s website, can be found at www.clcmn.edu/theatr.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra
Heartland Symphony Orchestra’s final concert in the 2011-12 season: “Sounds from the Heartland,” 2 p.m. Sunday, Tornstrom Auditorium. For tickets or more information call the HSO office at (800) 826-1997, email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.heartlandsymphony.org.
Cultural Arts Series
“Art,” a witty Tony Award-winning play, 7:30 p.m. April 26-28, Dryden Theatre, Central Lakes College. Tickets are $10 per person or $5 for CLC students (with student identification).
Lakes Area Concert
Redhead Express Walker Family, April 28, Tornstrom Auditorium, tickets by calling Betty Alderman at 829-3379.
Musical Variety Show
The Crosby-Ironton High School choir program’s Musical Variety Show, 7 p.m. April 20, Mayberry Auditorium. Admission is a $5 for adults and $3 for students with proceeds funding next year’s New York Tour.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra
Heartland Symphony Orchestra’s final concert in the 2011-12 season: “Sounds from the Heartland,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Charles D. Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School. For tickets or more information call the HSO office at (800) 826-1997, email requests to email@example.com or online at www.heartlandsymphony.org.
Sign Stage on Tour to present “Stuart Little,” 7 p.m. Friday, Pequot Lakes. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (age 60 and over) and $8 for youth (age 18 and under). Ticket will be sold at the door starting one hour before the show or reserve your ticket by calling Pequot Lakes Community Education at (218) 568-9200.
Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe
Onset, 8-10 p.m., Friday, the Beanery Cafe.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading Room series
Author Joe Plut to host literary series from 4:30-6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Prairie Bay through October; with first one April 19 with Chip and Jean Borkenhagen. More information by calling 824-6444.
Flipside children’s event, 10 a.m. to noon second Saturday of the month, with this month’s theme of dinosaurs and other animals taught by Eric Omtvedt; $3 suggested donation or $5 per family. More information contact Paulette Buck at 828-8062.
Heartland Poets to meet
Heartland Poets to meet, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Brainerd Public Library.
Central Lakes College special Cultural Thursday, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 19, lecture hall (E354), free. Gary Payne and Mary Rosenberg will be the presenters on Suriname’s Amazon Delta.
Celebration of Nations
Central Lakes College to host Celebration of Nations, 4-9 p.m. April 20, gymnasium. Cost is $5.
A bus trip is being organized, by Friday Study Club, to attend the Minneapolis Institute of Arts program, “Art in Bloom,” April 27. Cost is $22 and to reserve a seat contact Joan Hallada (218) 546-6218.
Sarah Aamot, director of the Legacy Chorale, will discuss the history of Mozart’s Requiem at 1:30 p.m. April 24, Heartwood Senior Living Center. The chorale will perform Mozart’s Requiem concerts: April 26 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Baxter; April 28 at Sacred Heart Chapel, Little Falls; April 29 at Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd; Tickets are $10.
Fishermen’s Community Theatre auditions for “Mysterious Ways,” from 6-8 p.m. April 26 and from 2-4 p.m. April 28 at The Log Church in Crosslake. Rehearsals will be at 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday beginning June 4. The play will be performed at July 26-27 and Aug. 2-3 at The Old Fire Hall in Crosslake. For more information, contact Stanley Mikles at 820-5365.
Author Julie Cadalbert, to appear for book-signing, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Good Book & Gifts.
NEW YORK MILLS
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center annual meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Jaques Art Center
121 Second St. NW
Native American Art exhibition, opening reception, noon Saturday.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S. Fifth St.
Mobile art display by artist Jess Cavazos display; Artist Bill Grange’s watercolor exhibit on display through May.
501 Laurel St.
Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.
Crow Wing County
204 Laurel St.
Artwork by Jan Lendobeja and Jean Dressel to be on display through June.
Northland Arboretum Art Gallery
14250 Conservation Dr.
Artist Judith Kuusisto work on display through April.
If you would like your event listed in the entertainment guide, e-mail Jennifer at email@example.com, 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.