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Special Events - Jan. 10

■ Live music

For week of Jan. 10-16; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


American Legion

Near Highways 371 & 87

Frankly Country Band, 2-6 p.m. Jan. 20


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Seazon of the Fly, 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.

The Just Us Band, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday

Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine

724 Mill Ave.

Aitas, 10 p.m. Saturday

The Hubb

707 Laurel St.

Hair Mania, Friday-Saturday

The Underground Dance Club

downstairs of The Hubb

DJ Richie Rick, 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.

The Express Band, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday

JJ’s Pub

downstairs of the Commander

Off The Record, Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Karaoke, every Thursday

Kung Fu Hippies, Friday-Saturday


The Bridge Tavern

26929 Highway 6

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


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

Ox Tavern

County Roads 66

Acoustic Thursday with Andy Fischer, Thursday, Jan. 10; John Pribyl, Jan. 17

Blind Luck, Jan. 19


Blue Goose Inn

9347 Highway 169

Daisy & the Dukes, Friday-Saturday



2156 County Road 3

Tim Mahoney, Saturday


Sherwood Forest Tavern

8798 Interlachen Road

Karaoke, every Saturday at 9:30 p.m.


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Rd.

Gun Shy, 8:30 p.m. to midnight Jan. 18, $3 cover to benefit Pine River Food Shelf

■ Performing arts


CLC productions

Central Lakes College Theatre musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” performances will be Feb. 14-17 and 21-24, 2013. For information, contact Patrick Spradlin at 855-8255 or email at


Ensemble 61

Ensemble 61 to perform, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. Admission is $12 advance sale and $15 the night of the concert. Student admission is $5. Tickets are available by calling 218-285-3339 or

■ Special Events


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. Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor for adults will be held Jan. 25 and 26. Cost $80. Instructor: is Duane Barnhart. More information or to register call the center at (218) 927-2363 or email at


Creative Writing Boot Camp

The Crossing Arts Alliance presents “Creative Writing Boot Camp,” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Franklin Arts Center. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $15 and includes all day workshop, lunch and beverages. For more information or to download a registration form, visit or call Krista at 828-4717.


HSO dinner/ensemble

The Heartland Symphony Orchestra (HSO) to host a five course meal paired with music ensembles performed by members of the HSO, 3 p.m. Jan. 27, A.T. Black and White Restaurant. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased until Jan. 18 at the following locations in Little Falls: Bookin’ It, Great River Regional Arts and KLTF Radio. In Brainerd, they can be purchased at the Brainerd Dispatch and Bridge of Harmony. Contact the HSO office to purchase tickets through the mail at 1-800-826-1997 or

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.

■ Visual arts


Jaques Art Center

121 Second St. N.W.

Juried exhibit entitled “Home Sweet Home,” opens Friday and runs through Jan. 16. Opening reception, 12-3 p.m. Saturday.


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,


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,

IF YOU would like your event listed in the entertainment guide, email 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.

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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