For week of Nov. 24-30, bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
608 Laurel St.
Dirty Bomb, Friday-Saturday
601 Laurel St.
Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursday of the month
Highway 371 N.
DJ Walzy, Friday; Tim Mahoney Band, Saturday
The Last Turn Saloon
214 S. Eighth St.
Open Mic Night, first Wednesday of the month from 7-9 p.m.
219 South Ninth St.
Blue Room Free Jam, every Sunday from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
30279 Airport Rd.
downstairs of the Commander
Dave Burkart, 7 p.m. Thursday; Paul Berget, Saturday
Prime Time Food and Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Dr.
The Bridge Tavern
26929 Highway 6
Live music every Friday; Classic Country Dinner Theater, 4-8 p.m. Sunday
38136 CR 66
DJ J.P. and Chad, 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Ox Lake Tavern and Grill
County Roads 66 and 16
DJ Lizzy, Wednesday
County Roads 66 and 16
DJ Number II, Friday-Saturday
Blue Goose Inn
9347 U.S. Highway 169
Surprise Party, Friday-Saturday
8164 Interlachen Road
Kevin Klimek, 7-11 p.m. every Friday-Saturday
West Side Bar
115 West Broadway
Northern Charm, Friday; Sugar Benders, Saturday
21560 CR 3
Kings Ransom, Dec. 3
133 Highway 10
Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe
Pete Gansen with Matt Gansen, 8-10 p.m. Friday, the Beanery Cafe.
McInnis’ Kitchen to perform
Internationally-acclaimed McInnis’ Kitchen to perform after Aitkin’s World-Famous Fish House Parade, Friday, Butler Building; free.
Tim and Cindy
Tim and Cindy Roggenkamp to perform gospel concert, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Brainerd Public Library; free.
BHS Madrigal Dinner
Brainerd High School Choirs Madrigal Dinner, Dec. 1-2, social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m., Legacy Clubhouse Pavilion at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake. Cost: $30 for Dec. 1 and $35 for Dec. 2. Reserved tickets are available the BHS office at 702 S. Fifth St., Brainerd, by calling 454-6200 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Central Lakes College Music Department’s 16th annual “Merry Tuba Christmas,” 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10, in the Herberger’s court of the Westgate Mall in Brainerd/Baxter; free. Rehearsal will be at 10 a.m. in the Music Hall on the Brainerd campus (E471). For more information contact Anderson at 855-8215, 831-3652 or email@example.com.
Lakes Area Concert
Street Corner Symphony, March 12; Alexander Sevastian, solo accordionist, March 31; and Redhead Express Walker Family, April 28.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra
Winter concert “Season of Celebration,” 2 p.m. Dec. 4, Tornstrom Auditorium at Washington Educational Services Building. Tickets are available at Bridge of Harmony, the Brainerd Dispatch or at the door. More information by calling (800) 826-1997 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra
Winter concert “Season of Celebration,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Charles Martin Auditorium. Ticket are available at Bookin’ It Bookstore, the Great River Arts Center or at the doors. More information by calling (800) 826-1997 or email@example.com.
Grassroots Concert season
Peter Ostroushko and his Heartland Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar. Admission is $15 at the door. People are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to ensure a seat by calling (218) 568-7868. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Madhatters Community Theatre
Madhatters Community Theatre’ “It’s A Wonderful Life Live Radio Play,” Saturday, Dec. 2-4 and 9-11, Starlite Cuts Building.
Art Matters Studio and Gallery
#225 Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St.
“Altered States: Abstract and Impressionist Photography” by John Erickson, runs through March 30, or by appointment at (218) 330-1780.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S. Fifth St.
Artists Jan Almquist and Jan Roberts work on display through Nov. 30.
501 Laurel St.
Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.
Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery
712 Washington St.
Kathleen Thorson’s first solo exhibition, runs through end of December. Times are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Crow Wing County
320 Laurel St.
Various exhibits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 829-3268, www.crowwinghistory.org.
Q Gallery at Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St., Suite 222
“The Peep(s) Show, Dec. 6-28, with artists reception from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 2. The exhibition is free and open to the public. A $10 cost for the reception for the general public and $5 for Crossing Arts Alliance members. To RSVP for the reception, call 833-0416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Community Center and Library
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Paintings by Crosslake Art Club members, ongoing.
Morrison County Government
213 First Ave. S.E.
Local artists, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. weekdays, ongoing.
2151 S. Lindbergh Drive
Various Morrison County historical exhibits, ongoing, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, free, (320) 632-4007, www.morrisoncountyhistory.org.
Central Lakes College Theatre’s auditions, 7 p.m. Dec. 1, in Chalberg Theatre, for “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Rehearsals start Jan. 9 with production Feb. 10-19. Dryden Theatre. For more information contact Lamberson at (218) 855-8202 or email email@example.com.
Cultural Thursday on Sweden, noon-12:50 p.m. Dec. 1, Chalberg Theatre; free.
Authors Darby Nelson and Connie Claire Szarke, Dec. 4, Bookin’ It Bookstore.
Wadena Christmas Festival
Wadena Christmas Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Wadena Memorial Auditorium and Elementary School. Performances staged throughout weekend. Admission is $1.