For week of Feb. 17-23; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Near Highways 371 and 87
Frankie Lamb Band, 2-6 p.m. Sunday
608 Laurel St.
Slick Chad, Friday-Saturday
601 Laurel St.
Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursdays of the month
124 Front St.
Limited Engagement, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday
The E Squared Cafe
123 East Washington St.
The Latin Jazz Trio, 8 p.m. Friday; $3 cover
219 South Ninth St.
Open Jam, every Saturday
30279 Airport Road
Beyond Control, Friday-Saturday
downstairs of the Commander
The Soupbones, 5-9 p.m. Saturday
The Bridge Tavern
26929 Highway 6
Live music every Friday; Classic Country Dinner Theater, 4-8 p.m. Sunday
8164 Interlachen Road
Kevin Klimek, 7-11 p.m. every Friday-Saturday
21560 CR 3
October Son, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday
133 Highway 10
Midnight Ride, Saturday
25807 Main St.
Night Shift, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday; Whiskey Tango, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; “Nisswa All Stars” jam session, 4 p.m. Sunday
KC’s Uptown Saloon
116 Cedar Ave. E.
The Huntin’ Shack
724 Highway 210 W.
MissFortune, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday
Lakes Area Concert Association
The Four Freshman, a male vocal quartet, concert series, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Tornstrom Auditorium; Season memberships will be available for new member before the concert. Membership would include the entire concert series. For more information on the concert series, call Betty Alderman at 829-3379.
Celebrating Dreams concert
Fourth annual Celebrating Dreams, 7 p.m. Saturday, Tornstrom Auditorium; tickets are $8 at the door and $5 in advance at Mr. Tire, Music General, Bridge of Harmony, Total Entertainment, the Brainerd Dispatch and Brainerd Community Education office at Washington School and reserved seating is available at Mr. Tire for $10 per person.
Central Lakes College presents “Drowsy Chaperone,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24-26 and March 3-5 and at 2 p.m. March 6. Tickets opening night, $3 and all other performances $5.50 for general admission and 25 cents for CLC students. For tickets call the theater box office at 855-8199 or online at www.clctickets.com.
CLC Cultural Arts series
Celtic band Gaelic Storm, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tornstrom Auditorium; admission is $16 for adults, $12 for seniors age 60 and older, $8 for high school and junior high students and $5 for Central Lakes College students. For tickets call the theater box office at 855-8199 or online at www.clctickets.com.
CLC winter concert
Central Lakes College Instrumental Music Department’s winter concert entitled “Snowdrift Serenade,” 7:30 p.m. March 1, Music Rehearsal Hall. Tickets are $5 for adults, free for ages 12 and under and CLC students with identification.
C-I choir concert
The Crosby-Ironton High School seventh and eighth grade choirs, concert choir, girls’ Triple Trio, Chamber Singers and A Cappella Choir to present their annual winter concert titled “Music of the Day and Night,” 7 p.m. Feb. 24, Mayberry Auditorium. Admission is by donation at $5 for adults and $3 for students.
NEW YORK MILLS
‘r nt’ to perform
Twin Cities-based band “r nt” concert of improvisational jazz, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. Tickets available by calling (218) 385-3399; $12 advance sale or $15 at the door and $5 for students any time.
Grassroots Concerts series
American’s great troubadours Bill Staines, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar; Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention accompanied by an adult. Seating is first-time, first-served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
GLAPA season performances
The Platte Valley Boys concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Pequot Lakes High School theater. More information and tickets by calling the Pequot Lakes Community Education office at (218) 568-9200 or at www.glapa.info.
Staples Motley Area Arts Council concert, “Will Rogers Today,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Centennial Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students in advance, or $15 and $7 at the door. Tickets are available from the Centennial Auditorium Box Office at (218) 894-5416 or (800) 213-6877. Call also on how to save more on tickets.
Lamplighters Community Theatre to present “The Cemetery Club,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-26 and March 3-5, Landmark Inn, 631 Third Ave. N.E. Tickets are available at Unity Bank, First International Bank and Trust and the Staples World or by calling the Staples World at (218) 894-1112.
Lord of Life Lutheran Church
6190 Fairview Rd.
John Erickson of Art Matters Studio to present art exhibit of the Lakes Area Chamber Music Festival 2010 season, display through March 13.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S. Fifth St.
Artist Sonja Larsen’s botanical prints of Minnesota flora exhibit, through February.
Central Lakes College Gallery
501 West Campus Dr.
Artist Megan Rye’s “Iraq: The Forgotten Way,” exhibit opens Wednesday and runs through March 24.
Evelyn Matties’ Porthold Gallery
712 Washington St.
Dual exhibition on beginning student, Andree Cella-Sherman, work that includes paintings and designs from nature. The second portion includes work from the Permanent Collection Series including paintings, pottery, sculpture and designs by local and regional artists. Hours for viewing the exhibit will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday through March 1.
Northland Arboretum Art Gallery
14250 Conservation Dr.
Senior Citizens Center will have several of its artists’ creations on display, through Feb. 28. Gallery open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Community Center and Library
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Paintings by Crosslake Art Club members with current artist Laurel LaBorde, ongoing.
Luke Krhin’s CD “Searching This Earth,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Bethany Book and Gifts.
Children’s author to visit
Award winning author/illustrator Lauren Stringer will make an appearance Thursday, Baxter Elementary School.
Author and music
Author Erin Hart and Irish musician Paddy O’Brien to make appearance, 5 p.m. Feb. 24, Brainerd Public Library.
Heartland Poet event
Heartland Poets to host birthday celebration for Maxine Kaiser Russell, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Brainerd Fire Hall.
‘The Opposite of Cold’ events
Aaron Hautala, the photographer of “The Opposite of Cold: The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition” with author Michael Nordskog will make library visits: 7 p.m. Thursday, Brainerd Public Library; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Blackduck Senior Living Center; and 1 p.m. Feb. 23, Crosslake Area Library.
Joe Albrecht to present class of the life and works of William Shakespeare,1:30-3:30 p.m. March 8, Heartwood Senior Living Community; Cost is free to Unlimited Learning members and $6 to the public.
Musician jam sessions
All musician invited to join in acoustic jam sessions, first Sunday of the month, Grand Lodge at Heartwood Senior Living Community. More information by calling Connie Lou Swanson at Heartwood at (218) 534-3089.
GRS Community Orchestra
Great River Strings Community Orchestra to rehearse 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday for eight weeks beginning Feb. 15 for April performances, Crosby High School band room. Information call Lynn Foote at (218) 678-3034.