■ Performing arts
Concerts in the Park
Diane Saumer & Friends, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 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 “Songs of the New World,” concert 3 p.m. Sunday, Tornstrom Auditorium. Free, but donations accepted. For more information visit www.lakesareamusic.org.
Outdoor Music Series
Sell Out Stereo, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.
Decade 7, Saturday at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes; and Sept. 1 at Crosslake Town Square.
Summer Music in the Park
WoodPicks, 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.
■ Live music
For week of Aug. 16-22; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Highways 371 and 87
Frankie Lamb, 2-6 p.m. Sunday
608 Laurel St.
Tracy Blake Project, Friday-Saturday
601 Laurel St.
Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursday of the month
124 Front St.
Agates, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday
Madden’s on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
The Whiskies, Aug. 24-25
Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine
724 Mill Ave.
Dead Larry, 10 p.m. Thursday, $5 cover; The Beatkeepers, 8 p.m. Friday; Nate Eiesland, 9 p.m. Saturday
707 Laurel St.
Whiskey Tango, 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
CR 11 & Ranchette Dr.
October Son, Saturday
Breezy Point Ice Arena
30279 Airport Rd.
Hairball, Sept. 1, doors open at 5 p.m.; tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
30279 Airport Rd.
Face for Radio, Thursday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday
downstairs of the Commander
Mark Stary, Saturday
Prime Time Food and Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Dr.
Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays; Pointnot, 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.
Brad Meyers, 1 p.m. Sunday
County Roads 66 and 16
DJ J.P. and DJ Chad, every Friday-Saturday; Chris Dobson, 8 p.m. Aug. 23, on the deck
County Roads 66 and 16
DJ II, Friday-Saturday
EAST GULL LAKE
Ernie’s on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
Andy Fischer, 7-10 p.m. Saturday; Seth Doud, 1-4 p.m. Sunday
133 Highway 10
■ Special Events
Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe
The Browning Sisters, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Thursday, Aug. 16. More information by calling 824-6444.
Gary Payne to present Cuba for Cultural Thursday, noon and 7 p.m. Sept. 6, room E354 (lecture lab) at Central Lakes College.
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. Friday, Minnesota Morrison County Fairgrounds.
Bookin’ It events
Bookstore Shop Hop, Saturday-Sunday; Book-singings are: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Danielle Sosin of “The Long-Shining Waters;” 1-3 p.m. Sunday, 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.“
Lakes Area Summer Organ Series
Cathy Taylor to perform, noon Wednesday, Lutheran Church of the Cross.
Mystery author William Kent Krueger to appear from 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 25, Turtle Town Books and Gifts.
‘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.
Lakes Bluegrass Festival
Lakes Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 23-26, Cass County Fairgrounds. More information or tickets, visit www.lakesbluegrassfestival.com or call the Pine River Chamber at (800) 728-6926.
Action Entertainment to host event with stage coach rides, a belly dancing show, an “Out West” performance, Aug. 25, Houston Ford.
‘Taste of Broadway IV’
“Taste of Broadway IV,” Monday, Northern Lights Hotel Event Center; Reservations are $50 per person for the inner show and are available by calling (218) 547-2865.
■ Visual arts
Jaques Art Center
121 Second St. NW
Haitian Art exhibit, runs through Sept. 15.
Ripple River Gallery
27591 Partridge Ave.
“World of Wonder” exhibit through Sept. 9 , with an opening reception held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday.
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., with authors Robert Fulton and Carolyn Abbott on Tuesday.
Crow Wing County
320 Laurel St.
Various exhibits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 829-3268, www.crowwinghistory.org.
Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery
712 Washington St.
Artist John Wgeishofski’s exhibit “Nuances of Art,” on display through Aug. 25. 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
United Church of Christ and downtown area
The 17th annual Northwoods Art and Book Festival and Poetry recognition event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
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.
Five Wings Arts Council
116 Fourth St. N.E.
Five Wings Showcase: Visual Arts Grantees of 2011, 5-7 p.m., Monday.
If you would like your event listed in the entertainment guide, e-mail Jennifer at email@example.com, 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.