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Visual Arts - Dec. 6

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■ Live music

For week of Dec. 6-12; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.

BACKUS

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American Legion

Near Hwys. 371 and 87

Frankie Lamb Band, 2-6 p.m. Dec. 16

BRAINERD

Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Alter Eagle, 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.

Useful Jenkins, Thursday, Dec. 6, $5 cover; Hand Blix and the Weapon Inspections, 8 p.m. Saturday, $3 cover

The Hubb

707 Laurel St.

Third Gear, Friday; My Drunk Uncle, Saturday

The Underground Dance Club

downstairs of The Hubb

DJ Richie Rick, every Friday-Saturday

The Last Turn Saloon

214 S. Eighth St.

Beetkeepers, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Dec. 15

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

BREEZY POINT

Commander Bar

30279 Airport Rd.

Blackout, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Dave Burkhart, Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Karaoke, Thursday-Friday; Tres Amigos, Saturday

CROSBY

The Bridge Tavern

26929 Highway 6

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

CROSSLAKE

Crosby’s Piano Bar

County Roads 66

Open Jam Night, Wednesday; Piano bar with Steve Anderson or Shannon Webster, 7-11 p.m. every Friday-Saturday

MERRIFIELD

Harpo’s

2156 County Road 3

YNOTT, Friday

MOTLEY

Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

King’s Ransom, Saturday

■ Performing arts

BRAINERD

CLC ‘Merry Tuba Christmas’

“Merry Tuba Christmas” 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Westgate Mall, presented by Central Lakes College Music Department.

CROSBY

C-I choir concerts

The Crosby-Ironton High School choirs Christmas concerts, Dec. 16, Mayberry Auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

CROSSLAKE

Log Church Choir

The Log Church Choir to present the Christmas Cantata, “And on Earth, Peace,” 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Crosslake Evangelical Free Church.

LITTLE FALLS

Orchestras to perform

“The Sforzando String Orchestra” and “The Con Brio String Orchestra” to perform Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Francis Convent. Baskets will be available for free will donations. For more information, call the Music Center at 320-632-0637.

STAPLES

Community Christmas Concert

The Colla Voce Girl’s Choir, the Central Minnesota Boys Choir, the Staples Area Women’s Chorus and the Staples Area Men’s Chorus to present a Community Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Church. Tickets can be purchased online at www.staplesmen.org, from chorus members or at the door (if still available). Advance tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for students, $24 for family and tickets at the door are $10 for adults, $5 for students and $30 for family.

■ Special Events

AITKIN

Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe

Roy Allen, 8-10 p.m., Friday, the Beanery Cafe.

http://www.aitkinbeanery.com/home or by calling the Beanery Cafe 218-927-7811.

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 info@jaquesart.com.

BACKUS

Live music comedy

Live Musical Comedy with Usual Suspects Theater Company with “Istanbul” and “Don’t Fence Me In,” 5:45 p.m. Saturday, American Legion; free.

BRAINERD

Cultural Thursday

Cultural Thursday, noon Thursday Dec. 6, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College; international students speaking. Free.

LITTLE FALLS

‘Joyeux Noel’

“Joyeux Noel,” from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site; event is through the Lindbergh Historic Site Film series.

Poet event

Poet Susan Sink of “Habits” to appear, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 15, Good Book and Gifts.

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.

PEQUOT LAKES

Auditions planned

Auditions for Pequot Lakes Community Theater’s “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 or Dec. 18, Pequot Lakes High School Theater. Questions contact Kate at kmdavis@tds.net or 218-838-3988. For more information on the production call Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9200.

STAPLES

Chorus rehearsals

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

■ Visual arts

BRAINERD

Art Matters Gallery

1001 Kingwood St.

“Close Encounters,” exhibition, by appointment by calling 330-1780 through January 2013.

Brainerd Public Library

416 S. Fifth St.

Artists Jan Roberts and Phyllis Frankum work on display through February.

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, www.crowwinghistory.org.

Crow Wing County

Community Services

204 Laurel St.

Artwork by Diane Runberg through December.

Glaze 2 Amaze

706 Laurel St.

Pottery glazing for ladies only, from 3-8 p.m. every Thursday through Dec. 13.

Pottery glazing for children, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday and from 1-5 every Sunday through Dec. 16.

CROSBY

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.

CROSSLAKE

Community Center and Library

14126 Daggett Pine Road

Paintings by Crosslake Art Club members, ongoing

LITTLE FALLS

Morrison County Government

Center Gallery

213 First Ave. S.E.

Local artists, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. weekdays, ongoing.

NEW YORK MILLS

Regional Cultural Center

24 Main Ave. N.

“Our Town: Paint yourself into your community,” featured through Dec. 29.

If you would like your event listed in the entertainment guide, e-mail Jennifer at jennifer.stockinger@brainerddispatch.com, 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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