■ Performing Arts
Concerts in the Park
Tim and Cindy Roggenkamp, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, in the bandstand at Gregory Park; free. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. The rain out site is the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood St.
Outdoor Music Series
The Mraz Brothers, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.
Lakes Area Music Festival
Lakes Area Music Festival prelude series: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood; and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Church of the Cross in Nisswa. For more information visit www.lakesareamusic.org
GRAA Arts in the Park
Metal Fest, 2-7 p.m. Saturday, at Maple Island Park. The concert is part of the Great River Arts Association (GRAA) Arts in the Park event. For more information about Arts in the Park, call (320) 632-0960 or visit www.greatart.org.
Pequot Lakes Theater
Pequot Lakes Community Theater’s “Mid-Life the Crisis,” performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. For more information call Pequot Lakes Community Education office at (218) 568-9200.
■ Special Events
Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe
Peter Gansen, 8-10 p.m., Friday, the Beanery Cafe.
Reading Room series
Nodin Press publisher Norton Stillman to present Speaking of Books, 4:30-6:30 p.m., July 19, Prairie Bay. More information by calling 824-6444.
Brown Bag Lunch series
Brown Bag Lunch Summer Authors’ Series to host Eric Dregni, noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Brainerd Public Library; free and participants may bring a bag lunch.
Celtic Festival on the Farm
The fourth annual Celtic Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, The Farm on St. Mathias. Admission at the gate is $8 for ages 12 and up, $4 for children ages 3-11 and free for children age 2 and under.
Heartland Poets and Crossing Arts Alliance to host poetry reading and special musical performance by Brother Timothy Frantzich from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at the Last Turn Saloon and Eatery.
‘The Cherry Orchard’
“The Cherry Orchard, Historic Musser Mansion at Linden Hills: Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 and available at Ambiance at 53 Gift Shop or online at
■ Visual Arts
Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery
712 Washington St.
Artist Jerry Albert exhibit “Creation Wonders,” runs through the end of July.
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.
■ Live music
For week of July 19-25; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
608 Laurel St.
The Power of Cheese, Friday-Saturday
601 Laurel St.
Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursday of the month
124 Front St.
Canyon River, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday
Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine
724 Mill Ave.
The Bitterroot Band, Friday, $5 cover
The Last Turn Saloon
214 S. Eighth St.
Musician Brother Timothy Frantzich, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday; Open Mic Night, first Wednesday of the month from 7-10 p.m.
219 South Ninth St.
Free Jams in the Blue Room, third Wednesday of the month
30279 Airport Rd.
Northern Comfort, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday
downstairs of the Commander
Ray Gilman, Saturday
Prime Time Food and Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Dr.
Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays; Tune In Tokyo, Friday-Sunday
The Bridge Tavern
26929 Highway 6
Live music every Friday; Classic Country Dinner Theater, 4-8 p.m. Sunday
Manhattan Beach Lodge
County Road 66 N.
Dave Hudson, 1 p.m. Sunday
County Roads 66 and 16
DJ J.P. and DJ Chad, every Friday-Saturday; deck music by Shane Martin, 4-8 p.m. Friday and Dave Hudson, 3-7 p.m. Saturday
County Roads 66 and 16
DJ Number II, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
EAST GULL LAKE
Ernie’s on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
Cecelia Erholtz, 7-10 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday
133 Highway 10
Karaoke, July 28