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Entertainment Calendar - Oct. 11

■ Live music

For week of Oct. 11-17; 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. Oct. 21


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Think Negative, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

Songster Pete Norman, 5-7 p.m. every Friday; Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursday of the month

Eagles Club

124 Front St.

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

Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine

724 Mill Ave.

Lolah Public Pracice, 10 p.m. Thursday;

218 Gallery Opening with special piano performance by Seth Doud, 8 p.m. Saturday

The Underground Dance Club

downstairs of The Hubb

DJ, every Friday-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.

Georgia Clay, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Michael Handler, Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays;

Eagle River Band, 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



2156 County Road 3

October Son, Friday


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Loss 4 Words, Saturday

■ Performing arts

Aitkin Community Theater

“The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-27, Aitkin High School. Tickets are $8 and available at Aitkin Independent Age or at the door.


Music with a Mission Tour

Brainerd Area Youth for Christ and Echo Ministries to present Music with a Mission Tour, featuring Family Force 5, Disciple, with Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Icon for Hire, Bread of Stone and Willet, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 27, Forestview Middle School. Tickets are $18 or $15 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available online at and at Bethany Book & Gift and the BAY office. Group rate is available by calling 612-253-5151 or emailing


‘Diary of Anne Frank’

“Diary of Anne Frank,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College (CLC). Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students, with general admission seating. For tickets and information about the show, contact the CLC Theatre box office at 855-8199 or by email at Tickets can also be purchased online at

HSO fall concert

Heartland Symphony Orchestra’s (HSO) fall concerts, entitled “Ebullience and Light,” 2 p.m. Sunday at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. Tickets at Brainerd Daily Dispatch and Bridge of Harmony or at the door. Concert ticket prices are adults are $10, seniors are $8 and youth through high school are free. For more information call the HSO office at 1-800-826-1997.

Cultural Arts Series

The Claire Lynch Band, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College. Tickets available at 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.


Woody Guthrie music concerts

100 years of Woody Guthrie concerts, free, will be held: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crosslake Community Library; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Brainerd Public Library; 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Longville-Margaret Welch Memorial Library; 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Walker Public Library; 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Cass Lake Community Library; 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Wadena City Library; 10 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Pequot Lakes Public Library; and 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at The Warehouse in Pine River.


HSO fall concert

Heartland Symphony Orchestra’s (HSO) fall concerts, entitled “Ebullience and Light,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Charles Martin Auditorium. Tickets available at Bookin’ It and Great River Arts Center. Concert ticket prices are adults are $10, seniors are $8 and youth through high school are free. For more information call the HSO office at 1-800-826-1997.

■ Special Events


Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Jan and Mike Cherry, 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


Reading Room series

Speaking of Books series, 4:30-6:30 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, Prairie Bay; October’s event is postponed; Author Paul Sailer, Nov. 15; More information by calling 824-6444.

‘Poet Laureate Octoberfest’

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

‘MPR Connects!’

“MPR (Minnesota Public Radio) Connects!” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, the Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes; free, but RSVP is requested at


Minnesota Poet Laureate

Minnesota’s Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen, featured speaker, 7 p.m. Saturday, in the Central Lakes College commons. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door and available at The Center for Lifelong Learning, The Crossing Arts Alliance Sales and Gift Gallery, or by calling 828-4717 or by visiting Sutphen’s books may also be obtained in advance by contacting Bookin’ It in Little Falls at 800-809-1848 or at

An Afternoon in Venice

An Afternoon in Venice, Saturday, Madden’s Town Hall. Doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35, VIP tickets are $75 or $150 with costume. For more information or to register go to

BWA Festival

Brainerd Writers Alliance Fall Writers’ Festival, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Central Lakes College. Author Bill Meissner to speak. Registration deadline is Oct. 20. Registration forms are available online at or contact


Ojibwe culture to be heard

Ojibwe Storyteller Anne Dunn, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Heartwood Senior Living Center. Free to Unlimited Learning members, $6 for non-members.



Oktoberfest, Oct. 19-21,Ruttger’s on Bay Lake Lodge. For more information or to make a dinner reservation, call Ruttger’s at 800-450-4545.


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.


Mosaic and weaving classes

Mosaic classes, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Cultural Center’s new Continental Divide Folk School; weaving classes, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 23. Register for classes at 218-385-3339 or


Broomstick Bash

Broomstick Bash, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Horizon Health’s Community Room, with entertainment by Loren Wolfe.


Staples Area Men’s Chorus festival

Staples Area Men’s Chorus festival consisting of high schools throughout Minnesota, Saturday, Staples Motley High School. Noon will be workshops and rehearsal, concert at 7 p.m.

Chorus rehearsals

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

■ Visual arts


Jaques Art Center

121 Second St. NW

“The Talent of Teachers,” through Nov. 3.

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.

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 Diane Runberg through December.

Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery

712 Washington St.

“Reflections on Nature,” exhibit through Oct. 28, with artist Sister Lillian Kroll of Little Falls.


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


Great River Arts Association

121 First St. SE

“Down on the River,” a showing of recent paintings by Charles Gilbert Kapsner, runs through Nov. 3, with opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Saturday.

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,

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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