Entertainment Briefs — Jan. 19

A roundup of area concerts, shows, book and visual art events in the Brainerd lakes area.


Brewery Comedy Tour in Jenkins

Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that has already hit 1,500 breweries and wineries across the U.S.

More than a dozen New York and Los Angeles stand-up comics are on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. Their credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances.

Two to four comics from the tour will perform from 8-9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the Snarky Loon Brewing Co. in Jenkins. Tickets are $9 and can be purchased at .

Ojibwe puppet and music program in Little Falls

At 66 letters long, “miinibaashkiminasiganibiitoosijiganibadagwiingweshiganibakwezhigan” is the longest word in the Ojibwe language.

It means blueberry pie.


Ojibwe is a lyrical language that is being revitalized by the Native American community through creative ways. Ojibwe musician and comedian Michael Lyons uses puppets to teach the language, history and culture of the Ojibwe people.

Through a partnership of Great River Arts, the Morrison County Historical Society and Great River Children’s Museum, Lyons will be presenting BOOZHOO NANABOOZHOO, his Ojibwe puppet program.

The performance will take place at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at Great River Arts in downtown Little Falls in Morrison County.

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Ojibwe musician and comedian Michael Lyons uses puppets to teach the language, history and culture of the Ojibwe people.
Contributed / Morrison County Historical Society

Prior to the performance, at 6:30 p.m., the Great River Children’s Museum will host a puppet-making activity. All supplies will be provided.

There will also be a brief presentation by artist Adrienne Benjamin, who designed new wayfinding signs for area parks that feature Native American history and language. The signs were funded in part by Visit Little Falls and the Region Five Development Commission.

This all-ages program is free and open to the public. Masks are strongly encouraged at this in-person event.

For more information, contact Great River Arts at 320-632-0960 or the Morrison County Historical Society at 320-632-4007.

Winter reading program at Brainerd Public Library

Readers 18 years old and older are invited to join the library's winter reading program “Snow Time to Read!”


The program is virtual once again, so participants can use Beanstack to log reads from anywhere, and the Beanstack app is available for download.

Visit the library’s website to sign up and get started reading, then log the books you read between now and Feb. 28 to be entered into drawings for fun prizes like mugs, tote bags, and more.

Visit the Beanstack Help Center for tips on how to get the most out of your experience.

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