Performing Arts — Feb. 9

This calendar lists theatrical productions and other unique entertainment events.


Pequot Lakes Community Theater presents ‘Recommended Reading for Girls’

Performances of “Recommended Reading for Girls,” a heart-warming comedy/drama play by Ellen Struve, will be at the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online at , by calling Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9200, or at the door one hour prior to showtime.

“Recommended Reading for Girls” centers around Amy Saunders, who already has a lot on her mind when she arrives at her childhood home. Reeling from a recent layoff and a broken heart, she is staying over to help her mother through a round of chemo.

Pequot Lakes Community Theater cast of "Recommended Reading for Girls"
The Pequot Lakes Community Theater cast of "Recommended Reading for Girls" rehearses.
Contributed / Joell Tvedt

Somehow, all the heroines from Amy's favorite childhood novels, from "A Little Princess" to "Heidi" have appeared in her house — and just to make things even more perplexing, her sister, Jackie, can see them, too.


“Recommended Reading for Girls” is a winning love letter to family and literature that brims with humor and heart, according to officials. This show is recommended for audiences ages 12 and older due to a few instances of language and some mature subject matter.

This current production by Pequot Lakes Community Theater is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Neil Diamond tribute rescheduled to June

The Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center has announced the new date for the postponed Jan. 21 concert of “I Am … He Said: A Celebration of the Music of Neil Diamond.”

The rescheduled concert will take place at 7 p.m. June 11 in the Gichi-Ziibi Center for the Arts in Brainerd.

Tickets for the Jan. 21 concert will be honored at the door for the June 11 concert performed by Matt Vee , and his family and friends.

With songs like "Cracklin' Rosie," "Song Sung Blue" and "Sweet Caroline," Diamond has sold over 100 million records worldwide.

This nostalgic celebration stars Vee, nephew of the late 1960s pop star and teen idol, Bobby Vee.


Masking protocols and voluntary social distancing in the auditorium will be in effect. For more information, visit .

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