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Entertainment Calendar - Feb. 21

■ Live music

For week of Feb. 21-27; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

High Octane, 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.

Aitas, 10 p.m. Friday

The Underground Dance Club

Downstairs of The Hubb

DJ Richie Rick, every Friday-Saturday

The Last Turn Saloon

214 S. Eighth St.

The Beetkeepers, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday

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

Paradise Shores Resort

10067 Leisure Lane

Kings Ransom, Saturday

Yesterday’s Gone

219 South Ninth St.

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


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Rd.

In The Fields, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday

JJ’s Pub

Downstairs of the Commander

Mark Stary, Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Karaoke, every Thursday

Tres Amigo’s, 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

Moonlight Bay

County Roads 66 and 16

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

Ox Tavern

County Roads 66

Acoustic Thursday with Andy Fischer, Thursday, Feb. 21

Drunk & Stupid, 8:30 p.m. Friday

Seth Doud, 8:30 p.m. Saturday


Blue Goose Inn

9347 Highway 169

Under the Covers, Friday-Saturday



2156 County Road 3

Kings Ransom, March 1


Sherwood Forest Tavern

8798 Interlachen Road

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

■ Performing arts


CLC productions

Central Lakes College (CLC) Theatre musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” performances will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. For tickets call the CLC Theatre Box Office at 855 8199, email at or online ticketing at

Fabulous Armadillos

Fabulous Armadillos’ Woodstock Tribute, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. March 1, Chalberg Theatre at CLC. Prices are $22 and $27 and are available from the CLC Theatre Box office at (210) 855-8199 or online at

CLC bands to perform

CLC Instrumental Music Department’s winter concert “Deep Winter Fun,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, CLC’s Chalberg Theater. Doors opens at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, with children 12 and under and CLC students with identification admitted free of charge.


C-I choir to perform

The Crosby-Ironton High School seventh and eighth grade boys/girls/mixed choirs, Concert Choir, Girls’ Triple Trio, Chamber Singers and A Cappella Choir to perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Mayberry Auditorium. Admission is by donation at $5 for adults and $3 for students.


Winter dinner show

Northwoods Arts Council’s annual winter dinner show, 6 p.m. March 3, Union Church Friendship Hall. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at Southside or Swansons in Hackensack or by calling 218-675-6619. No tickets will be sold at the door.


Sestri to perform

St. Francis Music Center’s women’s singing group, Sestri, to perform, 7 p.m. on Saturday in Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Francis Convent; free. For more information, please call St. Francis Music Center at 320-632-0637.

Fundraiser event

The Friends of the Lindbergh Heritage’s fundraiser, Friday, Falls Ballroom. Doors open at 7 p.m., with an open pizza bar, with music from 7:45-11 p.m. Club Ramone will perform. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at Reality Roasters, Ambiance@53, GRAA, Denny’s Floorcovering, Pete & Joy’s Bakery, and Pap’s Sport Shop, all in Little Falls, and the Lindbergh Historic Site and the State Park.


‘African America’

Mixed Blood Theatre will present “African America,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. Admission is $12 with advance reservation by calling 218-385-3339. Student admission is free. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the New York Mills Food Shelf and receive a $1 discount on admission.


Theater productions

Pequot Lakes Community Theater’s production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” 7:30 p.m. March 15, 16, 22 and 23 and 2 p.m. on March 17 and 24. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors age 60 and over and $8 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Pequot Lakes Community Education office at 218–568-9200. Tickets will be sold at the door starting one hour before each performance.


Bellydance show

“Tribal Wonderland! Bellydance Super Show” hosted by Gaia Sophia, Saturday, Pine River-Backus School Commons.

Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show being held from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Ticket are $10 at the door and children 12 and under are free.


Monroe Crossing

Monroe Crossing to perform, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Centennial Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students in advance, or $15 and $1 at the door. Tickets are available at or at the Staples Motley Public Schools Community Education Office at 218-894-2497.


Staples Area Women’s and Men’s Choruses will perform “Frostiana,” 7:30 p.m. March 2, Centennial Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at any time online at, from chorus members, at the door, or by calling community education at 218-894-5400 extension 3001.


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. For more information, call the Madhatters Hotline at 218-632-7469.

■ Visual arts


Jaques Art Center

121 Second St. N.W.

Portrait exhibit, opens Friday and runs through April 6, with opening reception from 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,

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; Sherri Wagner’s work on display through end of April.


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.

■ 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 Saturday, 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.


Cultural Thursday

Jan Kurtz, Central Lakes College (CLC) instructor, will discuss Guatemala, at noon Thursday, March 7, in Chalberg Theatre at CLC; free.

CLC Community Band rehearsals

CLC Community Band rehearsals every Monday, beginning at 7 p.m. March 4, except for March 11. For more information, contact him at or 855-8215 or 831-3652.

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 March 9 on Whimsical Weavings with Wendy Olson.


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. Saturday, 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.

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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