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LIVE MUSIC - Sept. 13

■ Live music

For week of Sept. 13-19; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


American Legion

Highways 371 and 87

Frankie Lamb, 2-6 p.m. Sunday


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Kings Ransom, 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

Madden’s on Gull Lake

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula

Chad Edwards, Thursday-Saturday

Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine

724 Mill Ave.

The Derelict Trio, Friday; Sarah Pray, Saturday; suggested $5 for both nights

The Last Turn Saloon

214 S. Eighth St.

Open Mic Night, first Wednesday of the month from 7-10 p.m. Seth Doud, Sept. 21

Yesterday’s Gone

219 South Ninth St.

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


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Rd.

Loose Cannon, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Paul Berget, Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays; Plymouth Station, Friday-Saturday


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 II, 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday



21560 CR 3

Class Act, Saturday


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Cutloose, Friday

■ Performing arts


Legacy Five

Legacy Five, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Heritage Assembly of God Church.Tickets are $17 in advance or $20 at the door. Ticket locations are Bethany Book Store in Baxter, KTIG in Pequot Lakes, Good Book and Gift in Little Falls and the Brainerd Dispatch. Or purchase online at or by calling 800-965-9324.


Cultural Arts Series

Ronny Cox, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dryden Theatre at Central Lakes College. Cox also will discuss his experience at 10 a.m. Saturday at Dryden. Tickets for concert and discussion are available from the CLC Theatre Box Office, 855-8255 or email, or online at

Geritol Frolics

Geritol Frolics: Show dates are Oct. 18-21 and 25-28, Franklin Arts Center. Ticket prices are $10 and $12 and can be purchased by phone at 825-4993.

LOL comedy

Laugh Out Loud 2012 comedy, 7 p.m. Sept. 21, The Old Waterfall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. Majority of the proceeds are being donated to Ruby’s Pantry.


Music program

Central Lakes College music instructor Steve Anderson to perform, 7 p.m. Friday, Fellowship Hall at Crosslake Lutheran Church. Cost is $5.


Grassroots Concerts Series

Doug and Telisha Williams, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar. Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information go to or call 839-4092 or email


GLAPA performance

“A Tribute to Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Pequot Lakes High School Theater. Tickets for the single show are available by calling the Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9200 or can be purchased starting one hour before the show at the door: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (age 60 and over) and $9 for youth (age 18 and under).

■ Special Events


Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Eric Johnson Trio, 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

Wine tasting event

Northern Lights Wine Club’s food and wine tasting event entitled “All American Wines,” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Beanery Cafe. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members to attend this wine tasting. Tickets available at the Beanery Cafe, 218-927-7811, or


Reading Room series

Speaking of Books series, 4:30-6:30 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, Prairie Bay, with Bill and Evelyn Matthies on Sept. 20. More information by calling 824-6444.

Seth Doud

Seth Doud to perform 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at Prairie Bay. Cost is $15 and includes wine, beer and light appetizers. All income benefits the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.

‘Poet Laureate Octoberfest’

Fall Conference “Poet Laureate Octoberfest.” Oct. 12-13, Arrowwood Lodge, hosted by Heartland Poets/League of Minnesota Poets.


CLC poet series

Poet Li-Young Lee, Sept. 24, first presenter of the “Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College” series: noon to 1 p.m. Chalberg Theatre to read his poems and meet with public and from 1:35-2:20 p.m. in E363 for free poetry workshop for students and other writers.


Barter Fest

Barter Fest, Sept. 22; free; More information contact Michael Dagan at


Lone Eagle exhibit

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

Singing opportunities

The St. Francis Community Chorale meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays; Sestri, a Women’s Slavic Choir, meets at 7 p.m. Sundays; Brothers in Harmony, a men’s singing group open to teen-aged and adult men will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m Mondays; For more information, call the St. Francis Music Center at 320-632-0637.


Chorus rehearsals

Staples Area Women’s Chorus rehearsals, 8-9:30 p.m. Mondays in Staples Motley High School Choir Room.


Whiskey Creek Film Festival

Whiskey Creek Film Festival, Friday through Sept. 20, the Cozy Theatre; Tickets are available at the Cozy Box Office, the Harvest Thyme Bistro and the New York Mills Cultural Center. Price of a festival pass, all six films is $30;

■ Visual arts


Jaques Art Center

121 Second St. NW

Haitian Art exhibit, ends Saturday; “The Talent of Teachers,” Sept. 21 through Nov. 3, with opening reception from 12-3 p.m. Sept. 22.

Ripple River Gallery

27591 Partridge Ave.

Invitational Tile Show curated by Karin Kraemer through Oct. 28


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 September from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with author Candace Simar and Woodworker Tom Anderson on Tuesday.

Crow Wing County

Historical Society

320 Laurel St.

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

Crow Wing County

Community Services

204 Laurel St.

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

Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery

712 Washington St.

“Reflections on Nature,” exhibit through Oct. 28, with artist Sister Lillian Kroll of Little Falls, artist reception from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 22.


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. 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.

“Perfect Wedding,” runs through Feb. 9; 952-474-5951,


Grand Casino Hinckley Events

and Convention Center

777 Lady Luck Dr.

Smokey Robinson, Friday

Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two-Woman Show, Oct. 13

Wynonna’s Rockin Christmas, Dec. 2

Wayne Brady, Dec. 30


Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2400 Third Ave. S.

Rembrandt in America, ends Sunday; China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy, opens Oct. 28; 612-870-3131,

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

528 Hennepin Ave.

Vocaldente, Saturday-Sunday; Arena Dances, Sept. 21-22;


Grand Casino Mille Lacs

777 Grand Ave.

Wynonna’s Rockin Christmas, Nov. 30

Wayne Brady, Dec. 29


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.

Comedian Bill Engvall, Oct. 6; Meat Loaf, Oct. 19; Anti-Social Comedy Tour, Nov. 3; Cirque Dreams: Winter Wonderland, Nov. 21-Dec. 1; More information by contacting Mystic Box Office at 952-496-6563 or go to


Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center

“Hairspray,” Sept. 7-16; 320-259-5463 or


Science Museum of Minnesota

120 W. Kellogg Boulevard

“Tornado Alley” opens Sept. 28 in the Omnitheater; More information go to or call 651-221-9444.

Ordway Center of the Performing Arts

345 Washington St.

Billy Elliot, the Musical, runs one week opening Oct. 9; tickets are $35. Ticket office by calling 651-224-4222 or


Northern Lights Casino

6800 Y Frontage Rd. N.W.

Rockin Fall Break: Great White, Nelson and Dokken, Sept. 21-22

Chef Robert Irvine, Oct. 7

Cocktailstevie, 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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