Weather Forecast



■ Live music

For week of Aug. 23-29; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Big Wup, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

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

Eagles Club

124 Front St.

Muddy Water, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday

Madden’s on Gull Lake

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula

The Whiskies, Friday-Saturday

Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine

724 Mill Ave.

Aitas, 9 p.m. Friday, $5 cover; Cure for the Common with special guest Seth Doud, 10 p.m. Saturday

The Hubb

707 Laurel St.

The Greg Michaels Band, Friday; Gravedancer, 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



CR 11 & Ranchette Dr.

Whiskey Tango, Saturday

Breezy Point Ice Arena

30279 Airport Rd.

Hairball, Sept. 1, doors open at 5 p.m.; tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Commander Bar

30279 Airport Rd.

Blackout, Thursday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Joel Edwin, Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays; Rusty Nail, 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.


Moonlight Bay

County Roads 66 and 16

DJ J.P. and DJ Chad, every Friday-Saturday; The Elements, 3-7 p.m. Saturday, on the deck

The Wharf

County Roads 66 and 16

Chris Dobson, 8 p.m. Thursday; DJ II, Friday-Saturday


Ernie’s on Gull Lake

10424 Squaw Point Road

Andy Fischer, 7-10 p.m. Saturday; Jeff and Kristi, 1-4 p.m. Sunday


Blue Goose Inn

Highway 169

The White Ties, Friday-Saturday


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Free jukebox, Friday-


■ Performing



Concerts in the Park

The Garms Family, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 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.


Outdoor Music Series

Church of Cash 7 p.m. Saturday; Decade 7, Sept. 1, Crosslake Town Square.


Free concert

MOTU, 6 p.m. Sunday, on the deck at New York Mills Regional Cultural Center; free.

■ Special



Friday nights at the

Beanery Cafe

Astronaut Jones, 8-10 p.m., Aug. 31, 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


Reading Room series

Speaking of Books series, 4:30-6:30 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, Prairie Bay. More

information by calling



Cultural Thursday

Gary Payne to present Cuba for Cultural Thursday, noon and 7 p.m. Sept. 6, room E354 (lecture lab) at Central Lakes College.

Heartland Poets

Heartland Poets to meet, 6 p.m. Sept. 7, Brainerd Public Library.


‘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 Sept. 1 at Billy’s. All shows are $12 for adults and $7 for children. For a complete schedule go to


Comedy night

Comedian Louie Anderson to perform shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 1, Pine Peaks Retreat and Event Center. An Italian buffet by Maucieri’s will be served for $10. General admission is $35 with VIP Meet and Greet tickets for $50.


Lone Eagle exhibit

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

Author event

Authors Mike and Dianne Heintzman and Carol Joan Campbell to appear, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Good

Books & Gifts.

Bookin’ It events

Author William Kent Krueger to appear 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, and author Theresa Jarvela to appear 1-4 p.m. Saturday.



Mystery author William Kent Krueger to appear from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Turtle Town Books and Gifts.

‘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.


Lakes Bluegrass Festival

Lakes Bluegrass Festival, Thursday-Sunday, Cass County Fairgrounds. More information or tickets, visit or call the Pine River Chamber at (800) 728-6926.

Action Entertainment

Action Entertainment to host event with stage coach rides, a belly dancing show, an “Out West” performance, Saturday, Houston Ford.


New member night

Staples Area Women’s Chorus New Member Night, 8 p.m. Sept. 10, Staples Motley High School Choir Room. Rehearsals will be 8-9:30 p.m. Mondays in the choir room.

Poetry Slam

Staples Poetry Slam, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln Park; part of Railroad Days. 

■ Visual arts


Jaques Art Center

121 Second St. NW

Haitian Art exhibit, runs through Sept. 15.

Ripple River Gallery

27591 Partridge Ave.

“World of Wonder” exhibit through Sept. 9 .


Brainerd Public Library

416 S. Fifth St.

Artist Kathy Kovala work on display through August.

City Hall

501 Laurel St.

Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.

Crossing Arts Alliance

Franklin Arts Center

1001 Kingwood St.

“Tuesday Sampler: Taste of the Arts,” where featured artists will be on hand Tuesdays in August and September from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with children author Robert Fulton and Carolyn Abbott, shibori dyeing silk scarves on Tuesday.

Crow Wing County

Historical Society

320 Laurel St.

Various exhibits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 829-3268,

Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery

712 Washington St.

Artist John Wgeishofski’s exhibit “Nuances of Art,” ends Saturday. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Crow Wing County

Community Services

204 Laurel St.

Artwork by Helen Smith, Barbara Worms and Virginia MacArthur on display through Sept. 30.


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


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,

■ Out of town


Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

501 W. 78th St.

“XANADU,” through Sept. 29, main stage; box office, (800) 362-3515,


Old Log Theater

5175 Meadville St.

“The Fox on the Fairway,” runs through Sept. 1; (952) 474-5951,


Grand Casino Hinckley Events

and Convention Center

777 Lady Luck Dr.

All American Rejects, Thursday, Aug. 23

Smokey Robinson, Sept. 14


Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2400 Third Ave. S.

Rembrandt in America, runs through Sept. 16; The Sports Show: Minnesota, through Sept. 2; (612) 870-3131,


Grand Casino Mille Lacs

777 Grand Ave.

Darius Rucker, Saturday

Chris Young, Sept. 7


Plymouth Playhouse

2705 Annapolis Lane

“A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement,” through

Oct. 21, tickets are

available by calling

(763) 553-1600 or

going online at


Mystic Lake Casino

2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.

REO Speedway, Saturday;

Randy Travis, Sept. 21; Comedian Bill Engvall, Oct. 6; More information by contacting Mystic Box Office at (952) 496-6563 or go to


Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center

Meire Grove Community Band, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23; “Hairspray,” Sept. 7-16; (320) 259-5463 or


Science Museum of Minnesota

120 W. Kellogg Boulevard

“Real Pirates” exhibition, ends Sept. 3; More information go to or call (651) 221-9444.


Northern Lights Casino

6800 Y Frontage Rd. N.W.

Rodney Carrington, Sunday

Atlantis, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday, in the Caberet.

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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