■ Live music
For week of Aug. 9-15; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
608 Laurel St.
Point Not, Friday-Saturday
601 Laurel St.
Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursday of the month
124 Front St.
Virg and the Eldorados, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday
Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine
724 Mill Ave.
Saint Anyway, 8 p.m. Thursday, $5 cover; Kate Plummer, 8 p.m. Friday, $3 cover; Stoked Beyond Boredom & The Danver Patients, 10 p.m. Friday;
707 Laurel St.
Wayne Renn, Thursday-Friday; Blind Luck, 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.
Vintage Rags, Thursday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday
downstairs of the Commander
Lisa Wenger, Saturday
Prime Time Food and Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Dr.
Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays; TBA, 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.
Bryan Barber, 1 p.m. Sunday
County Roads 66 and 16
DJ J.P. and DJ Chad, every Friday-Saturday
County Roads 66 and 16
Live music, 8 p.m. every Thursday; DJ LV, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
23659 Forest Road
Nobody Famous, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday-Saturday
EAST GULL LAKE
Ernie’s on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
Tim Mahoney, Friday; John Pribyl, Saturday; Jeff and Kristi, Sunday
133 Highway 10
EVP’s, Aug. 24-25
■ Performing arts
Concerts in the Park
Michael Hoover, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 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 “Scenes of Scandinavia,” concert 3 p.m. Sunday, Tornstrom Auditorium; and “The Magic Flute,” 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. Thursday, 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. Thursday, Aug. 9, Crosby Memorial Park.
Outdoor Music Series
Underachievers, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.
Decade 7, Aug. 18 at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes; and Sept. 1 at Crosslake Town Square.
Summer Music in the Park
Nathan Beard, 7 p.m. Sunday, Northern Pacific Park.
■ Special Events
Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe
Nicole Schwartz Navratil, and her bandmate, David Alderson, 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.
Minnesota author Jason Willis of “Atlas’ Burden,” from 12-2 p.m. Aug. 15, Book World
Reading Room series
Speaking of Books series, 4:30-6:30 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, Prairie Bay, with Doris Lueth Stengel on Aug. 16. More information by calling 824-6444.
Lakes Area Summer Organ Series
Patricia Lundeen to perform, noon Wednesday, Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Action Entertainment production, “Out West” to be performed from 4-10 p.m. every other Saturday during the summer, with the next one Aug. 18 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.
Lone Eagle exhibit
Lone Eagle exhibit at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site.
Author Margo Hansen, 11 a.m. Aug. 17, Minnesota Morrison County Fairgrounds.
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.