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Entertainment Calendar - Feb. 7

■ Live music

For week of Feb. 7-13; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


American Legion

Near Hwys. 371 & 87 W.

Frankie Lamb, 2-6 p.m., Feb., 17


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Life Tragic, 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.

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

King's Ransom, 8 p.m. Saturday

Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine

724 Mill Ave.

Reina Del Cid and the Cidizens, 9 p.m. Friday, $5 cover; Andy Cook, 10 p.m. 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.

Concentual, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday

JJ’s Pub

Downstairs of the Commander

Hunyuckers, Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Karaoke, every Thursday and on Friday

Barstool Cowboys, 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

Moonlight Bay

County Roads 66 and 16

DJ J.P. and DJ Chad, every Friday-Saturday

Ox Tavern

County Roads 66

Acoustic Thursday with John Pribyl, Thursday, Feb. 7

Red Dot Garage, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday


Blue Goose Inn

9347 Highway 169

So Big, Friday-Saturday



2156 County Road 3

World Famous, Saturday


Sherwood Forest Tavern

8798 Interlachen Road

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

■ Performing arts


CLC productions

Central Lakes College Theatre musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” performances will be 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16 and 21-23, with 2 p.m. matinees on Feb. 17 and 24. For tickets call the Box Office at 855 8199, email at or online ticketing at


‘Diva of the Dakotas’ to perform

Audra Suchy and her husband Andrew 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


Monroe Crossing

Monroe Crossing’s one hour workshop on “The History of Bluegrass,” from 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Pequot Lakes High School choir room. Then at 7:30 p.m. the concert portion of the two presentations will be held in the Pequot Lakes High School Theater. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors age 60 and over and $8 for youth. Tickets on sale through the Pequot Lakes Community Education office by calling 218-568-9200. More information can be found at


WDA band to perform one-act

The Wadena-Deer Creek (WDC) band to perform two concerts: 3 p.m. Sunday in the WDC Middle/High School gymnasium; and Feb. 14 at the Minnesota Music Educators Association state convention, Minneapolis Convention Center.

Madhatters to present production

Madhatters Community Theatre to present “Do Not Disturb” Feb. 21-23 at The Cove in Wadena; Feb. 28 to March 1 at the New York Mills VFW; and March 2-3 at the Otter in Ottertail. Tickets are $25 and are available at Thrifty White, An Open Book and The Cove in Wadena; VFW and the library in New York Mills; and Boll Realty and The Otter in Ottertail.

■ 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. More information or to register call the center at (218) 927-2363 or email at

MidWinter Dinner set

The Aitkin County Friends of the Arts will present its MidWinter Dinner on Feb. 23, with Music of the Beatles, performed by John Koziol & Friends. Social hour, 5:45 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and entertainment at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $39 and are available at the Aitkin Independent Age.


‘Farm Girls’

“Farm Girls,” reading and book signing from 12-2 p.m. Saturday at Book World in Baxter, with the reading scheduled at 12:30 p.m.


Cultural Thursday

Heidi Purdy, a Central Lakes College (CLC) graduate, will present “Peru: The Inca Trail” at noon Thursday, Feb. 7, in Chalberg Theatre at CLC; free.

Heartland Poets to meet

Heartland Poets to meet, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the large room of the Brainerd Public Library.

Just For Kix dancers to perform

Just For Kix dancers to perform Saturday at the State Kick-off Show for the Warrior Dance Team at the Brainerd High School gymnasium: Shows are 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Flipside events

Crossing Arts Alliance’s Flipside, held from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of the month, in the former cafeteria at the Franklin Arts Center. With next event Saturday “Animals in Art ... Arty Party,” painting, drawing, sculpting, cartooning and edible art with Kate Carlson. Participants are asked to bring a photo of their favorite pet.


Gull Lake Idol

Bar Harbor hosting Gull Lake Idol Thursday nights beginning Feb. 21. People can qualify every Thursday until the finals night. Finals are planned for March 28.


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.


Breakfast and bake sale set

The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota will host a Winter Waffle Breakfast and Bake Sale fundraiser, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23, Lutheran Church of the Cross.


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,” runs through Feb. 16.


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,

Crow Wing County

Community Services

204 Laurel St.

Wildlife painter Jerry Raedeke work on display through March.


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,


Five Wings Art Council

Art Gallery

121 Fourth St. N.E.

UROCK Poster Exhibit, open through Feb. 28.

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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