Visual Arts - Feb. 14

? Live music For week of Feb. 14-20; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted. BACKUS American Legion Near Hwys. 371 & 87 W. Frankie Lamb, 2-6 p.m., Sunday BRAINERD Blue Ox 608 Laurel St. Lasher, Friday-Saturday...

■ Live music

For week of Feb. 14-20; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


American Legion


Near Hwys. 371 & 87 W.

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


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Lasher, 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.

Frankly Country, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday

Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine

724 Mill Ave.

Live Karaoke with the BeetKeepers, 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14

Ol’ Yeller, Friday, $5 cover


Evergreen Grass Band, Saturday, $5 cover

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.

Epic 5, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday

JJ’s Pub

Downstairs of the Commander


The Soupbones, Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Karaoke, every Thursday and on Friday

Kings Ransom, Friday-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

Moonlight Bay

County Roads 66 and 16

DJ J.P. and DJ Chad, every Friday-Saturday

Ox Tavern

County Roads 66

Acoustic Thursday with Chris Dobson, Thursday, Feb. 14

Six Feet & Rising, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday


Blue Goose Inn

9347 Highway 169

Eagle River, Friday-Saturday



2156 County Road 3

Family Tradition, Friday


Sherwood Forest Tavern

8798 Interlachen Road

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

■ Performing arts


CLC productions

Central Lakes College Theatre musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” performances will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Feb. 21-23, with 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday and Feb. 24. For tickets call the Box Office at 855 8199, email at or online ticketing at

BHS orchestra to perform

Brainerd High School Orchestra Program’s winter benefit concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Tornstrom Auditorium. A free will donation will be collected for the Brainerd Area Kinship/Partners program.


C-I choir to perform

The Crosby-Ironton High School seventh and eighth grade boys/girls/mixed choirs, Concert Choir, Girls’ Triple Trio, Chamber Singers and A Cappella Choir to perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Mayberry Auditorium. Admission is by donation at $5 for adults and $3 for students.


Monroe Crossing

Monroe Crossing to perform, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Centennial Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students in advance, or $15 and $1 at the door. Tickets are available at or at the Staples Motley Public Schools Community Education Office at 218-894-2497.


Madhatters to present production

Madhatters Community Theatre to present “Do Not Disturb” Feb. 21-23 at The Cove in Wadena; Feb. 28 to March 1 at the New York Mills VFW; and March 2-3 at the Otter in Ottertail. Tickets are $25 and are available at Thrifty White, An Open Book and The Cove in Wadena; VFW and the library in New York Mills; and Boll Realty and The Otter in Ottertail.

■ Visual arts


Jaques Art Center

121 Second St. N.W.

Juried exhibit entitled “Home Sweet Home,” ends Saturday; Portrait exhibit, opens Feb, 22 and runs through April 6, with opening reception from 12-3 p.m. Feb. 23.


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.

Wildlife painter Jerry Raedeke work on display through March.


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; Sherri Wagner’s work on display through end of April.


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, .


Five Wings Art Council

Art Gallery

121 Fourth St. N.E.

UROCK Poster Exhibit, open through Feb. 28.

■ 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 .

MidWinter Dinner set

The Aitkin County Friends of the Arts will present its MidWinter Dinner on Feb. 23, with Music of the Beatles, performed by John Koziol & Friends. Social hour, 5:45 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and entertainment at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $39 and are available at the Aitkin Independent Age.


Sing, Play, Learn!

MacPhail Center for Music’s early childhood music specialists to present Sing, Play, Learn!, Saturday, Brainerd Public Library, from 9:30-10:15 a.m. and at 11-11:45 a.m.

Cultural Thursday

Jan Kurtz, Central Lakes College instructor, will discuss Guatemala, at noon Thursday, March 7, in Chalberg Theatre at CLC; free.

Flipside events

Crossing Arts Alliance’s Flipside, held from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of the month, in the former cafeteria at the Franklin Arts Center. With next event March 9 on Whimsical Weavings with Wendy Olson.


Gull Lake Idol

Bar Harbor hosting Gull Lake Idol Thursday nights beginning Feb. 21. People can qualify every Thursday until the finals night. Finals are planned for March 28.


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.


Breakfast and bake sale set

The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota will host a Winter Waffle Breakfast and Bake Sale fundraiser, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23, Lutheran Church of the Cross.


Chorus rehearsals

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

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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