Looking for something to do this weekend in the Brainerd lakes area? Here’s a roundup of music, art, sports and more to make the best of it.

Friday, Nov. 22

Kringle Market open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at The Crossing Arts Alliance, Brainerd.

An art class in the style of urban grunge with guest artist Patricia Lintner is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at The Crossing Arts Alliance. Learn to use a variety of stencils, mark making, pens and unconventional tools in combination with acrylic paints and inks. Age 13 and up; an apron is suggested. Cost is $45 for members, $55 for non-members.

Grand Boulder Fest is set for 5-8 p.m. Friday at Boulder Tap House, 15674 Edgewood Drive N., Baxter. Win prizes, meet with brewers from eight different breweries and drink specialty beer.

Brainerd High School Theater Department presents “Almost, Maine” 7 p.m. Friday in The Little Theatre at BHS. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

An open jam session with trumpeter Allen Vizzutti is set for 7-9 p.m. Friday at Jack Pine Brewery in Baxter. The event supports the Brainerd band program with $1 for every pint sold.

Tonic Sol-Fa will present its holiday show “The Nights Before Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tornstrom Auditorium. Tickets available from the CLC Box Office at 218-855-8199 or online at www.clcperformingarts.com.

The Legacy Chorale presents “What the World Needs Now” 7:30 p.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin, featuring the Aitkin High School Concert Choir. Free-will donations will be accepted at the doors.

Live music Friday in the Brainerd lakes area includes:

  • Mark Petersen, 7-11 p.m., $5 for all dances for non-Eagle members, Eagles Club in Brainerd.

  • Paper Covers Rock, 7 p.m., Roundhouse Brewery in Brainerd.

  • Don Turcotte & The DuChaine Bros., 7 p.m., The Green Lantern Bar and Grill in rural Brainerd.

  • Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, 7:30 p.m., Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar, Journey Church, Nisswa. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults or $5 for children under 12 with listening attention when accompanied by an adult.

  • Shirts & Skins, 9 p.m., Commander Bar in Breezy Point.

Sporting events Friday in the Brainerd lakes area include:

  • Womens basketball: Bethel at Central Lakes College, 6 p.m., CLC.

  • Girls basketball: Mesabi East at Pequot Lakes, 7:15 p.m.

  • Mens basketball: Minnesota State at CLC, 8 p.m.

Sporting events Friday out of town include:

  • Girls basketball: Pillager at Laporte, 7:30 p.m.

  • Boys hockey: Northern Lakes at Chisago Lakes, 7 p.m.; Wadena-Deer Creek at Proctor, 7 p.m.; and Little Falls at International Falls, 7:15 p.m.

  • Dance: Brainerd in Central Lakes Conference Tournament, 7 p.m., Sartell.

Saturday, Nov. 23

The Staples Community Arts & Craft Fair is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Staples Community Center, 425 Fourth St. NE. Event includes pictures with Santa and access to the pool. Call 218-894-2553 for more information.

The Fifth Annual Hunting for the Holidays Craft and Vendor Show is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Deerwood American Legion, 23659 Forest Road, Deerwood.

Kringle Market open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Crossing Arts Alliance, Brainerd.

Plaid-tacular Vendor and Craft Fair is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, The Warehouse, Pine River. Contact Liz at 218-252-7567 or Lacey at 218-831-2315 with questions.

Make rustic wood ornaments 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at The Crossing Arts Alliance, Brainerd. Cost is $5 for members and $8 for non-members to create three ornaments with guest artist Lindsey Personius. Visit https://the-crossing-arts-alliance.networkforgood.com/events/16885-rustic-wood-ornaments or call 218-833-0416 to pre-register for the event.

Learn to make bath bombs 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Purple Fern Bath Co., 719 Laurel St., Brainerd. Leave the class with your own bath bombs and the knowledge to make them at home. Cost is $20/person and tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-making-bath-bombs-tickets-73029125079?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1uyG9-QO04YUC3teK31YJ7hmriwqAaSX3RcKnKkmB7W1tj498bqlwA7Qo. Contact 218-454-1699 for more information.

Decorate planters for the holidays at spruce top classes 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday at The Backyard Greenhouse, 22250 County Road 135, Deerwood. Bring your own materials or purchase at the event. Cost is $10 plus class materials. For more information or to sign up, call 218-545-6891.

The 2019 Grand Brewfest is set for noon-8 p.m. Saturday at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. Activities include a 1-mile beer run/walk to start the day. In the afternoon there will be demos and classes to engage in. The Grand Tasting featuring more than 100 beers will begin at 5 p.m. Visit grandviewlodge.com/culinary-events/grand-brewfest for the full list of events. Tickets are $75/person for the full day, or $50/person for the Grand Tasting.

A Thanksgiving meat raffle will be 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Harpo’s, 21560 County Road 3, Merrifield. The final prize will be a turducken.

The Brainerd Warrior Cheerleading Team will have a “Cheers to a Night Out” dinner/silent auction fundraiser 5-11 p.m. Saturday at the Brainerd American Legion, 708 Front St., Brainerd. A pasta dinner and music will be 5-7 p.m. A beer bust will be 5 p.m. Purchase a wristband for unlimited cold beer while supplies last. A DJ from Turnt Up Entertainment will be 7-11 p.m. There will be several raffles throughout the night as well as a silent auction, reverse bingo and duck races. Tickets at the door for dinner only or beer only are $15 each.

The 15th Annual Turkey & Ham Bingo will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at Nisswa American Legion, 25807 Main St. The event is open to the public.

Brainerd High School Theater Department presents “Almost, Maine” 7 p.m. Saturday in The Little Theatre at BHS. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

Brainerd High School presents a “Trumpet Summit” finale concert 7 p.m. Saturday at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. The concert is open to the public. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Live music Saturday in the Brainerd lakes area includes:

  • Tail Gunners, 7 p.m. Saturday, at Roundhouse Brewery, Brainerd.

  • Montana Moon, 7 p.m. Saturday at Dennis Drummond Wine Co.

  • Shirts & Skins, 9 p.m. Saturday at the Commander Bar, Breezy Point.

  • Bruce Burniece, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, JJ’s Pub, Breezy Point.

Sporting events Saturday in the Brainerd lakes area include:

  • Girls basketball: Mountain Iron-Buhl at Pequot Lakes, 2:30 p.m.

  • Womens basketball: Riverland at Central Lakes College, 4 p.m.

  • Mens basketball: Riverland at CLC, 6 p.m.

Sporting events Saturday out of town include:

  • Dance: Crosby-Ironton and Pierz at the Duluth Marshall Invite, 9 a.m.

  • Boys hockey: Wadena-Deer Creek vs. North Shore at Two Harbors, 2 p.m.; and Little Falls at Virginia, 4 p.m.

  • Girls hockey: Northern Lakes at Hibbing, 2 p.m.; and Brainerd/Little Falls at Forest Lake, 3 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 24

Kids Craft Day is set for 11 a.m.-noon at Main Street Ale House, 25559 Main St., Nisswa. The craft will be a mixed media painting. Cost is $10 per child and includes a hot chocolate. Call 218-961-6724 to reserve a spot; space is limited.

Brainerd High School Theater Department presents “Almost, Maine” 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, in The Little Theatre at BHS. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

Decorate planters for the holidays at a spruce top class 3 p.m. Sunday at The Backyard Greenhouse, 22250 County Road 135, Deerwood. Bring your own materials or purchase at the event. Cost is $10 plus class materials. For more information or to sign up, call 218-545-6891.

The Legacy Chorale presents “What the World Needs Now” 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd, featuring the Brainerd High School Ninth Grade Varsity Choir. Free-will donations will be accepted at the doors.

Live music by Wanted/Mark Petersen Band, 4-8 p.m. Sundays, at The Bridge Tavern in Crosby.

Family Skate Night is 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday at Breezy Ice Arena, 7370 County Road 11, Breezy Point. Cost is $5/skater or $20/family. It’s free for Skate School and Club skaters.



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