Entertainment Briefs — Aug. 17

A round-up of upcoming entertainment events, such as concerts, plays, music in the park, author events in the Brainerd lakes area.

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Pints for a Purpose at Jack Pine Brewery

Enjoy a beer and help out the Brainerd Family YMCA at the same time from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. Part of the proceed from the sale of beer will benefit the YMCA.

Interested in learning more? Representatives from the Brainerd-based nonprofit will be on hand to talk about its impact on the community.

For more information, call 218-270-8072 or email .

Performances in the Park continues in Gregory Park

Performances in the Park continues with The Next Best Thing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in Gregory Park in Brainerd.

The group began about 10 years ago and are based out of Northern Pine Studios in Lino Lakes, Minn. The band has played at farmers markets, assisted-living centers, several YMCAs and some local fundraisers, but it will be the group’s first performance in Gregory Park.


Performances in the Park is a collaboration between the Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department and The Center. Those attending should bring a blanket or lawn chair. The rain site during inclement weather is The Center at 803 Kingwood St.

Crossing Arts Alliance offers recovery workshops

Crossing Arts is offering two workshops in which participants can create card designs to uplift and inspire those in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Supplies will be provided and a teaching artist will be present for guidance as needed.

Designs will be printed and made available to the public. Images of the designs and a brief artist bio will be available on our website. This class is free. Class size is limited to eight.

This workshop is being offered by Brainerd Lakes Area Drug Education and Crossing Arts, with sponsorship support from Lakes Printing.

By submitting work for this project, all artists authorize the organizers to use their imagery on the cards, for education, and for advertisement. Artists retain the copyright on their work.

The workshops will be from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, and 6-7 p.m. Tuesday. To enroll, call TCAA at 218-833-0416 or visit Pre-enrollment is required.

Classes will be held at The Crossing Arts Alliance at 711 Laurel St. in Brainerd unless an alternate location is listed.

LAMF ‘Musicians Night Out’ at Roundhouse Brewery

Join the Lakes Area Music Festival for a perfect pairing: Beethoven and Beer!


LAMF Musicians’ Night Out will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at Roundhouse Brewery. Don’t miss a chance to join the international roster of LAMF as they let loose playing music with colleagues and friends, new and old.

Grab a pint and chat with musicians from around the world between sets of informal chamber music performances. This event is free and open to the public; no tickets required.

The 2022 season is bringing more than 200 artists from around the world to participate in chamber music, symphonic repertoire, opera, outreach, and education. The renowned series runs through Sunday, Aug. 21. For information and schedule, visit .

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