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Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Posted: November 9, 2011 - 5:54pm

Live music
For week of Nov. 10-16, bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.

Blue Ox
608 Laurel St.
Strange Daze, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon
601 Laurel St.
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

Matty’s Restaurant
Highway 371 N.
DJ Walzy, Thursday and Saturday; G.B. Leighton, 9:30 p.m. Friday

The Last Turn Saloon
214 S. Eighth St.
Open Mic Night, first Wednesday of the month from 7-9 p.m.

Yesterday’s Gone
612 Front St.
Aitas and Weird Allison, Nov. 19; Blue Room Free Jam, every Sunday from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Commander Bar
30279 Airport Rd.
The Common Ground, Friday-Saturday

JJ’s Pub
downstairs of the Commander
Joel Edwin, 5-9 p.m. Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Dr.
TBA, Friday-Saturday

The Bridge Tavern
26929 Highway 6
Live music every Friday; Classic Country Dinner Theater, 4-8 p.m. Sunday

Moonlight Bay
38136 CR 66
DJ J.P. and Chad, 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Ox Lake Tavern and Grill
County Roads 66 and 16
Northern Exposure Trio, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday

The Wharf
County Roads 66 and 16
DJ Number II, Friday-Saturday

Bar Harbor
8164 Interlachen Road
Kevin Klimek, 7-11 p.m. every Friday-Saturday

West Side Bar
115 West Broadway
Loss 4 Words, Friday; Thunder Ridge, Saturday

21560 CR 3
Kings Ransom, Nov. 19

Ten Hi
133 Highway 10
October Son, Saturday

Performing arts
- Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe
Jan and Mike Cherry, 8-10 p.m. Friday, the Beanery Cafe.

- Fall CLC choir concert
Central Lakes College choir concert “On Wings of a Song,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Chalberg Theatre; free.

- Lakes Area Concert
Association series
Anderson and Roe, a piano duet, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Tornstrom Auditorium.

- Legacy Chorale to present fall concerts
Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota’s fall concert series, entitled “Sing All Along De Way: Celebrating the Spiritual,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Crosslake Lutheran Church; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham; and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter. Admission is $10 for adults and seniors, and students age 18 and younger are admitted free of charge. Tickets can be purchased at the door at each concert; or at the Brainerd Dispatch, Bethany Bookstore in Baxter, Crosslake Lutheran Church or by contacting Bill Satre, Legacy Chorale manager, at (218) 820-4558 or

- GRS to present two concerts
Great River Strings hunting theme concerts, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, at the First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors up to a maximum of $20 per family.

- ‘Deer Camp the Musical’
“Deer Camp the Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Little Falls High School Auditorium. Tickets are $23 in advance or $26 at the door. Group rates are available through the ticket line at (218) 536-0589. Advance tickets are available at Coborn’s.

- Grassroots Concert season
Tim Sparks, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar. Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

- PLCT production
Pequot Lakes Community Theatre production of “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” Friday- Sunday and Nov. 18-20. More information call the Pequot Lakes Community Education office at (218) 568-9200.

- Staples Motley Area
Arts Council series
Butch Thompson, 2 p.m. Sunday, Centennial Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students in advance, or $15 and $7 at the door. Tickets available online at the Arts Council’s website and from the Staples Motley Public Schools Community Education Office at (218) 894-5416 or (800) 213-6877.

- WDC theater kick-off
Wadena-Deer Creek High School theater to perform musical, “Wonderland,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19, Wadena Memorial Auditorium.

Visual arts
- Jaques Art Center
121 Second St. N.W.
Asian exhibit featuring Barden R. Heft Collection of Japanese Woodblock Prints by Tadashi Nakiyama, ends Friday.

- Art Matters Studio and Gallery
#225 Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St.
“Altered States: Abstract and Impressionist Photography” by John Erickson from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; Exhibit runs through March 30, or by appointment at (218) 330-1780.

- Northland Arboretum Art Gallery
14250 Conservation Dr.
Photography by Jenny Wallin, runs through Tuesday. Free exhibits, for more information call the arb at 829-8770.

- 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. To 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.

- Regional Cultural Center
Center Gallery
24 Main Ave. N.
“Colors of the Earth,” ends Saturday.
“Land by Hand: Fiber Artists Explore Place,” opens Wednesday and runs through Dec. 31, with a reception from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 19. A presentation by one of the artists, 1:30 p.m.; and a free family fiber arts activity, “Things with Strings,” from 2:30-4 p.m. Free.

Special events
- Art events
Kaleidoscope, first Saturday of the month for ages 8 and up at 10 a.m., Jaques Art Center; One stroke painting classes, first Wednesday of the month, 1-4 p.m., cost is $18 and class will be taught by Rochelle Bertram. More information or to register call the center at (218) 927-2363 or email at

- Joe Plut event
A grand opening of the Joe Plut Reading Room, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Prairie Bay. Plut will sign copies of his book, “Conversations with Jon Hassler,” with a half hour program scheduled at 7 p.m.

- Flipside event
Flipside, art children’s event, 10 a.m. to noon, second Saturday of the month, Franklin Arts Center cafeteria; suggested $3 cover. Questions call Paulette Buck at 828-8062.

- BHS arts and crafts festival
Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Brainerd High School. Free.

- Heartland Poets to meet
Heartland Poets to meet, 6-9 p.m. Friday, large roon at Brainerd Public Library.

- ‘Voyageur Skies’ event
Mark Seeley, author and climatologist, and photographer Don Breneman to present “Voyageur Skies: Weather and the Wilderness in Minnesota’s National Park,” a free, public program, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College.

- Doug Ohman program
Doug Ohman to present Mississippi River program, 6 p.m. Monday, Brainerd Public Library.