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Entertainment Calendar - July 19
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■ Performing Arts


Concerts in the Park

Tim and Cindy Roggenkamp, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, in the bandstand at Gregory Park; free. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. The rain out site is the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood St.



Outdoor Music Series

The Mraz Brothers, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.


Lakes Area Music Festival

Lakes Area Music Festival prelude series: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood; and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Church of the Cross in Nisswa. For more information visit


GRAA Arts in the Park

Metal Fest, 2-7 p.m. Saturday, at Maple Island Park. The concert is part of the Great River Arts Association (GRAA) Arts in the Park event. For more information about Arts in the Park, call (320) 632-0960 or visit

Pequot Lakes Theater

Pequot Lakes Community Theater’s “Mid-Life the Crisis,” performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. For more information call Pequot Lakes Community Education office at (218) 568-9200.

■ Special Events


Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Peter Gansen, 8-10 p.m., Friday, the Beanery Cafe.


Reading Room series

Nodin Press publisher Norton Stillman to present Speaking of Books, 4:30-6:30 p.m., July 19, Prairie Bay. More information by calling 824-6444.


Brown Bag Lunch series

Brown Bag Lunch Summer Authors’ Series to host Eric Dregni, noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Brainerd Public Library; free and participants may bring a bag lunch.

Celtic Festival on the Farm

The fourth annual Celtic Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, The Farm on St. Mathias. Admission at the gate is $8 for ages 12 and up, $4 for children ages 3-11 and free for children age 2 and under.

Poetry reading

Heartland Poets and Crossing Arts Alliance to host poetry reading and special musical performance by Brother Timothy Frantzich from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at the Last Turn Saloon and Eatery.


‘The Cherry Orchard’

“The Cherry Orchard, Historic Musser Mansion at Linden Hills: Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 and available at Ambiance at 53 Gift Shop or online at

■ Visual Arts

Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery

712 Washington St.

Artist Jerry Albert exhibit “Creation Wonders,” runs through the end of July.


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.

■ Live music

For week of July 19-25; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

The Power of Cheese, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

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

Eagles Club

124 Front St.

Canyon River, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday

Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine

724 Mill Ave.

The Bitterroot Band, Friday, $5 cover

The Last Turn Saloon

214 S. Eighth St.


Musician Brother Timothy Frantzich, 7:30-9:30 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.

Northern Comfort, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Ray Gilman, Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays; Tune In Tokyo, Friday-Sunday


The Bridge Tavern

26929 Highway 6

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


Manhattan Beach Lodge

Lakeside Patio

County Road 66 N.

Dave Hudson, 1 p.m. Sunday

Moonlight Bay

County Roads 66 and 16

DJ J.P. and DJ Chad, every Friday-Saturday; deck music by Shane Martin, 4-8 p.m. Friday and Dave Hudson, 3-7 p.m. Saturday

The Wharf

County Roads 66 and 16

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


Ernie’s on Gull Lake

10424 Squaw Point Road

Cecelia Erholtz, 7-10 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Karaoke, July 28

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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