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Entertainment Calendar - Aug. 9, 2012

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Entertainment Calendar - Aug. 9, 2012
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■ Live music

For week of Aug. 9-15; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.



Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Point Not, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

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

Eagles Club

124 Front St.

Virg and the Eldorados, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday

Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine

724 Mill Ave.

Saint Anyway, 8 p.m. Thursday, $5 cover; Kate Plummer, 8 p.m. Friday, $3 cover; Stoked Beyond Boredom & The Danver Patients, 10 p.m. Friday;

The Hubb

707 Laurel St.

Wayne Renn, Thursday-Friday; Blind Luck, Saturday

The Last Turn Saloon

214 S. Eighth St.

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.

Vintage Rags, Thursday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Lisa Wenger, Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays; TBA, 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.

Bryan Barber, 1 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

Live music, 8 p.m. every Thursday; DJ LV, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday


American Legion

23659 Forest Road

Nobody Famous, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday-Saturday


Ernie’s on Gull Lake

10424 Squaw Point Road

Tim Mahoney, Friday; John Pribyl, Saturday; Jeff and Kristi, Sunday


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

EVP’s, Aug. 24-25

■ Performing arts


Concerts in the Park

Michael Hoover, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, in the bandstand at Gregory Park; free. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. Rain out site is the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood St.

Lakes Area Music Festival

Lakes Area Music Festival “Scenes of Scandinavia,” concert 3 p.m. Sunday, Tornstrom Auditorium; and “The Magic Flute,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, with a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m., Tornstrom. Free, but donations accepted. For more information visit

CLIMB play

CLIMB Theatre to present, “The Tortoise and the Hare,” 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, Brainerd Public Library; free.


Music in the Park series

Fort, Flynn and Deblock to perform at 6 p.m. and Seth Doud at 7:35 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, Crosby Memorial Park.


Outdoor Music Series

Underachievers, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.


Decade 7

Decade 7, Aug. 18 at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes; and Sept. 1 at Crosslake Town Square.


Summer Music in the Park

Nathan Beard, 7 p.m. Sunday, Northern Pacific Park.

■ Special Events


Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Nicole Schwartz Navratil, and her bandmate, David Alderson, 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 event

Minnesota author Jason Willis of “Atlas’ Burden,” from 12-2 p.m. Aug. 15, Book World

Reading Room series

Speaking of Books series, 4:30-6:30 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, Prairie Bay, with Doris Lueth Stengel on Aug. 16. More information by calling 824-6444.


Lakes Area Summer Organ Series

Patricia Lundeen to perform, noon Wednesday, Bethlehem Lutheran Church.


‘Out West’

Action Entertainment production, “Out West” to be performed from 4-10 p.m. every other Saturday during the summer, with the next one Aug. 18 at Billy’s. All shows are $12 for adults and $7 for children. For a complete schedule go to


Lone Eagle exhibit

Lone Eagle exhibit at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site.

Author event

Author Margo Hansen, 11 a.m. Aug. 17, Minnesota Morrison County Fairgrounds.

Bookin’ It events

Bookstore Shop Hop, Aug. 11-12 and 18-19;

Book-singings are: 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 11, Beryl Singleton Bissell, author of two memoirs, “A Scent of God” and “A View of the Lake;” 1-3 p.m. Aug. 18, Danielle Sosin of “The Long-Shining Waters;” 1-3 p.m. Aug. 19, Katie Knutson of “The Possession of Cassie Quinn,” Danelle Helget, “Lost and Found” and “Found and Destroyed” and Dennis Herschbach, “Convergence at Two Harbors;” 12:30-2 p.m. Aug. 25, William Kent Krueger, “Trickster’s Point;” and from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 25, Theresa Jarvela of “Home Sweet Murder.“


‘Little Red Riding Hood’

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

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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