Live Music - Dec. 13

? Live music For week of Dec. 13-19; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted. BACKUS American Legion Hwys. 371 and 87 Frankie Lamb Band, 2-6 p.m. Sunday BRAINERD Blue Ox 608 Laurel St. Last Page, Friday-Saturday Co...

■ Live music

For week of Dec. 13-19; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


American Legion


Hwys. 371 and 87

Frankie Lamb Band, 2-6 p.m. Sunday


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Last Page, 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.

Three Men and a Lady, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday

Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine

724 Mill Ave.

Lolah, Friday; Project Rainbow Party, 10 p.m. Saturday

The Hubb


707 Laurel St.

Fat Daddy’s, Friday; Six to Midnight, 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.

Under the Covers, Thursday-Friday; Rebel Queen’s, Saturday; karaoke, Sunday

JJ’s Pub


downstairs of the Commander

Todd Douglas, Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Karaoke, Thursday-Friday; Strange Brew, 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

Ox Tavern

County Roads 66

Hank from Blind Luck, Thursday, Dec. 13; Blind Luck, 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday


Ten Hi

133 Highway 10

Loss 4 Words, Saturday


Sherwood Forest

8798 Interlachen Road

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

■ Performing arts


BHS holiday concert

Brainerd High School (BHS) choirs, featuring the Chamber Orchestra will perform holiday concert 7 p.m. Monday, Tornstrom Auditorium. Tickets are $6 for adult and $4 for students, and are available at the door.

Steele Family Christmas

Central Lakes College (CLC) Cultural Arts series presents, The Steele Family Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Chalberg Theatre. Tickets are $27 for premium seats, $22 for side seats, $16 for temporary chairs and $11 for CLC students. Ticket go to .

Rock & Roll Xmas Spectacular

Central Lakes College (CLC) Cultural Arts series presents, Rock & Roll Spectacular, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chalberg Theatre; 7:30 p.m. show is sold out. Tickets are $27 for premium seats, $22 for side seats, $16 for temporary chairs and $11 for CLC students. Ticket go to .

CLC productions

Central Lakes College Theatre musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” performances will be Feb. 14-17 and 21-24, 2013. For information, contact Patrick Spradlin at 855-8255 or email at .


C-I choir concerts

The Crosby-Ironton High School choirs Christmas concerts, Sunday, Mayberry Auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.


Orchestras to perform

“The Sforzando String Orchestra” and “The Con Brio String Orchestra” to perform Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Francis Convent. Baskets will be available for free will donations. For more information, call the Music Center at 320-632-0637.

■ 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 .


Creative Writing Boot Camp

The Crossing Arts Alliance presents “Creative Writing Boot Camp,” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 12, 2013, Franklin Arts Center. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $15 and includes all day workshop, lunch and beverages. For more information or to download a registration form, visit or call Krista at 828-4717.


Poet event

Poet Susan Sink of “Habits” to appear, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Good Book and Gifts.


Author Ren Holland of “The Early Resorts of Minnesota,” book signing event, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum. For more information, call 320-632-4007.

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.


Auditions planned

Auditions for Pequot Lakes Community Theater’s “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” 6:30 p.m. on Monday or Tuesday, Pequot Lakes High School Theater. Questions contact Kate at or 218-838-3988. For more information on the production call Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9200.


Chorus rehearsals

Staples Area Women’s Chorus rehearsals, 8-9:30 p.m. Mondays in Staples Motley High School Choir Room.

■ Visual arts


Art Matters Gallery

1001 Kingwood St.

“Close Encounters,” exhibition, by appointment by calling 330-1780 through January 2013.

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.

Artwork by Diane Runberg through December.

Glaze 2 Amaze

706 Laurel St.

Pottery glazing for ladies only, 3-8 p.m. Thursday.

Pottery glazing for children, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday.


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, .


Regional Cultural Center

24 Main Ave. N.

“Our Town: Paint yourself into your community,” featured through Dec. 29.

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.

I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with numerous job titles since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently as Digital Editor. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work these 30+ years. I was present and worked on the our web page when our original website first went live on April 26, 1994.
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