■ Live music
For week of Aug. 2-8; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
608 Laurel St.
King’s Ransom, Friday-Saturday
601 Laurel St.
Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursday of the month
124 Front St.
No band, Friday
707 Laurel St.
Grave Dancer, Friday-Saturday
The Last Turn Saloon
214 S. Eighth St.
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.
In The Fields, Thursday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday
downstairs of the Commander
Dave Burkard, Saturday
Prime Time Food and Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Dr.
Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays; Red Dot Garage, 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.
Gary Sluhan, 1 p.m. Sunday
County Roads 66 and 16
DJ J.P. and DJ Chad, every Friday-Saturday; John Pribyl, 5-8 p.m. Friday; Timothy Howe, 3-7 p.m. Saturday
County Roads 66 and 16
John Pribyl, every Thursday at 8 p.m. ; DJ LV, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
EAST GULL LAKE
Ernie’s on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
Bryan Barber, 7-10 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday
133 Highway 10
October Son, Saturday
■ Performing arts
Concerts in the Park
The Trinity Gospel Singers and Common Thread, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, in the bandstand at Gregory Park; free. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. Rain out site is the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood St.
Lakes Area Music Festival
Lakes Area Music Festival “Symphonic Tales” concert 3 p.m. Sunday, Tornstrom Auditorium; and “Baroque Dance Party” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, with a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m., Tornstrom. Free, but donations accepted. For more information visit www.lakesareamusic.org.
CLIMB Theatre to present, “The Tortoise and the Hare,” 11:30 a.m. Aug. 9, Brainerd Public Library; free.
Music in the Park series
Fort, Flynn and Deblock to perform at 6 p.m. and Seth Doud at 7:35 p.m. Aug. 9, Crosby Memorial Park.
Outdoor Music Series
Rockie Lynne, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.
GRAA Arts in the Park
Upper Mississippi Rhythm and Soul Revue, 7-10 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.
Decade 7, Aug. 18 at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes; and Sept. 1 at Crosslake Town Square.
Summer Music in the Park
No Refund, 7 p.m. Sunday, Northern Pacific Park. For more information on the Music in the Park: www.staplesmotleyarts.org. In case of rain, concerts will be moved to Centennial Auditorium in Staples.
■ Special Events
Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe
Jan & Mike, 8-10 p.m., Friday, the Beanery Cafe.
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 email@example.com.
Action Entertainment production, “Out West” to be performed from 4-10 p.m. every other Saturday during the summer, with the next one Aug. 4 at Billy’s. All shows are $12 for adults and $7 for children. For a complete schedule go to www.lakesareanightout.com/entertainment/291507/action-entertainment#Info.
Fishermen’s Community Theatre’s “Mysterious Ways,” Thursday-Friday, The Old Fire Hall.
Crosslake Artisan’s Fair
Crosslake Area Historical Society’s Artisan’s Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12, at the Historic Log Village.
Lone Eagle exhibit
Lone Eagle exhibit at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site.
Bookin’ It events
Bookstore Shop Hop, Aug. 11-12 and 18-19;
Book-singings are: 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 11, Beryl Singleton Bissell, author of two memoirs, “A Scent of God” and “A View of the Lake;” 1-3 p.m. Aug. 18, Danielle Sosin of “The Long-Shining Waters;” 1-3 p.m. Aug. 19, Katie Knutson of “The Possession of Cassie Quinn,” Danelle Helget, “Lost and Found” and “Found and Destroyed” and Dennis Herschbach, “Convergence at Two Harbors;” 12:30-2 p.m. Aug. 25, William Kent Krueger, “Trickster’s Point;” and from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 25, Theresa Jarvela of “Home Sweet Murder.“
‘Little Red Riding Hood’
Action Entertainment’s “Little Red Riding Hood,” production will be held every Thursday in the Nisswa Pioneer Village. All shows are $12 for adults and $7 for children. For more information call Action Entertainment at 839-2514.
■ Visual arts
Jaques Art Center
121 Second St. NW
Haitian Art exhibit, opens Friday and runs through Sept. 15, with a reception from 12-3 p.m. Saturday.
Ripple River Gallery
27591 Partridge Ave.
“The Book As Art” exhibit, runs through Aug. 12.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S. Fifth St.
Artist Kathy Kovala work on display through August.
501 Laurel St.
Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.
Crossing Arts Alliance
Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St.
“Tuesday Sampler: Taste of the Arts,” where featured artists will be on hand Tuesdays in August and September from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery
712 Washington St.
Artist John Wgeishofski’s exhibit “Nuances of Art,” on display through Aug. 25, with reception 1-3 p.m. Aug. 11. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Crow Wing County
204 Laurel St.
Artwork by Helen Smith, Barbara Worms and Virginia MacArthur on display through Sept. 30.
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; Crosslake Art Club Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9-11, free.
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.
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School
(Commons area) 301 Fourth St.
Leech Lake Art League annual art show, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School.
If you would like your event listed in the entertainment guide, e-mail Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.