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Live music

For week of June 7-13; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Last Page, 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

Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine

724 Mill Ave.

Dead Larry, Friday, $5 cover; Sonic Love Child, Saturday, $3 suggested cover

The Hubb

707 Laurel St.

Midnight Radio, Friday- Saturday;

The Last Turn Saloon

214 S. Eighth St.

The Beatkeepers, 8 p.m. Friday; Open Mic Night, first Wednesday of the month from 7-10 p.m.

Yesterday’s Gone

219 South Ninth St.

Free Jams in the Blue Room, third Wednesday of the month


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Rd.

So Big, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

The Soupbones, Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays; Moon Shine Run, Friday-Sunday


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

The Wharf

County Roads 66 and 16

DJ Number II, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday


Bar Harbor

8164 Interlachen Road

Daybreak, 7-11 p.m. June 16


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Karaoke with Rita, Saturday

Special Events


Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Music for “Rose From Around the World,” wine event, 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; Art classes, first Wednesday of the month, 1-4 p.m. More information or to register call the center at (218) 927-2363 or email at


Author appearance

Brainerd author Theresa M. Jarvela of “Home Sweet Murder” event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Prairie Bay Restaurant.


Brown Bag Lunch series

Brown Bag Lunch Summer Authors’ Series, noon to 1 p.m. Mondays through July, with author Jim Northrup to visit Monday, June 4, Brainerd Public Library; free and participants may bring a bag lunch.

CLC auditions

Central Lakes College Theatre to host 2012 summer theatre production, July 12-15 and 19-22. For more information contact Patrick Spradlin at 855-8255 or


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.


‘Out West’

Action Entertainment production, “Out West” to be performed at 4 p.m. every Saturday during the summer beginning June 26 at Billy’s. All shows are $12 for adults and $7 for children. For more information call Action Entertainment at 839-2514.


Rehearsals scheduled

Fishermen’s Community Theatre’s “Mysterious Ways,” rehearsals will be at 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday beginning Monday. 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.


Lone Eagle exhibit

Lone Eagle exhibit enhancement to debut this spring at the Charles A. Lingbergh Historic Site.


‘Little Red Riding Hood’

Action Entertainment’s “Little Red Riding Hood,” production will be held every Thursday beginning June 7 in the Nisswa Pioneer Village. All shows are $12 for adults and $7 for children. For more information call Action Entertainment at 839-2514.


Summer organ series

Lakes Area Summer Organ Series featuring Don Jackson, Renee Anderson and Jim Nordheim, 7 p.m. Saturday, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church; free-will offering. The series includes concerts every Wednesday at noon at different venues through August.

Pequot Lakes musical

Pequot Lakes Community Theater’s “Mid-Life the Crisis,” performances are 8 p.m. July 12-14 and 19-21 and a 2 p.m. July 15. For more information call Pequot Lakes Community Education office at (218) 568-9200.


‘Affaire des Artes’

Second annual “Affaire des Artes,” 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Burlington Northern Park.


Mark Rosen to make appearances

The popular Twin Cities sports broadcaster to appear with new book “Best Seat in the House,”6:30- 8:30 p.m. Friday, Chase on the Lake; and from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Walker City Park.

Visual arts


Jaques Art Center

121 Second St. NW

Watercolor World exhibit, runs through July 14.

Ripple River Gallery

27591 Partridge Ave.

Artist Kit Eastman exhibit, ends Sunday.


Q Gallery at Franklin Arts Center

1001 Kingwood St., Suite 222

Crossing Arts Alliance (TCAA) Salute to the Arts annual exhibition will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through July 14, with an opening artist reception to be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday. Admission to the reception is $15 or $10 for TCAA members.

Crow Wing County

Community Services

204 Laurel St.

Artwork by Jan Lendobeja and Jean Dressel to be on display through June.

Northland Arboretum Art Gallery

14250 Conservation Dr.

Artist Sonja Larsen work on display through June.


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; Crosslake Art Club Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9-11, free.


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,


The Live Well at

Journey North

5459 C.R. 18

Lakes Area Artists Fine Art Show and Sale, July 11-14; free.

Performing arts


Concerts in the Park

The Vagabond Music Group, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, in the bandstand at Gregory Park; free. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. Concerts held every Thursday through Sept. 6. The concerts are a collaboration between the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department and the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center. The rain out site is the senior center located at 803 Kingwood St., Brainerd.


Pequot Lakes musical

Pequot Lakes Community Theater’s “Mid-Life the Crisis,” performances are 8 p.m. July 12-14 and 19-21 and a 2 p.m. July 15. For more information call Pequot Lakes Community Education office at (218) 568-9200.

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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