■ Live music
For week of Aug. 23-29; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
608 Laurel St.
Big Wup, Friday-Saturday
601 Laurel St.
Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursday of the month
124 Front St.
Muddy Water, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday
Madden’s on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
The Whiskies, Friday-Saturday
Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine
724 Mill Ave.
Aitas, 9 p.m. Friday, $5 cover; Cure for the Common with special guest Seth Doud, 10 p.m. Saturday
707 Laurel St.
The Greg Michaels Band, Friday; Gravedancer, 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.
Whiskey Tango, 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.
Blackout, Thursday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday
downstairs of the Commander
Joel Edwin, Saturday
Prime Time Food and Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Dr.
Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays; Rusty Nail, 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.
County Roads 66 and 16
DJ J.P. and DJ Chad, every Friday-Saturday; The Elements, 3-7 p.m. Saturday, on the deck
County Roads 66 and 16
Chris Dobson, 8 p.m. Thursday; DJ II, Friday-Saturday
EAST GULL LAKE
Ernie’s on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
Andy Fischer, 7-10 p.m. Saturday; Jeff and Kristi, 1-4 p.m. Sunday
Blue Goose Inn
The White Ties, Friday-Saturday
133 Highway 10
Free jukebox, Friday-
Concerts in the Park
The Garms Family, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 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.
Outdoor Music Series
Church of Cash 7 p.m. Saturday; Decade 7, Sept. 1, Crosslake Town Square.
NEW YORK MILLS
MOTU, 6 p.m. Sunday, on the deck at New York Mills Regional Cultural Center; free.
Friday nights at the
Astronaut Jones, 8-10 p.m., Aug. 31, 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.
Reading Room series
Speaking of Books series, 4:30-6:30 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, Prairie Bay. More
information by calling
Gary Payne to present Cuba for Cultural Thursday, noon and 7 p.m. Sept. 6, room E354 (lecture lab) at Central Lakes College.
Heartland Poets to meet, 6 p.m. Sept. 7, Brainerd Public Library.
Action Entertainment production, “Out West” to be performed from 4-10 p.m. every other Saturday during the summer, with the next one Sept. 1 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.
Comedian Louie Anderson to perform shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 1, Pine Peaks Retreat and Event Center. An Italian buffet by Maucieri’s will be served for $10. General admission is $35 with VIP Meet and Greet tickets for $50.
Lone Eagle exhibit
Lone Eagle exhibit at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site.
Authors Mike and Dianne Heintzman and Carol Joan Campbell to appear, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Good
Books & Gifts.
Bookin’ It events
Author William Kent Krueger to appear 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday, and author Theresa Jarvela to appear 1-4 p.m. Saturday.
Mystery author William Kent Krueger to appear from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, 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, Thursday-Sunday, 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, Saturday, Houston Ford.
New member night
Staples Area Women’s Chorus New Member Night, 8 p.m. Sept. 10, Staples Motley High School Choir Room. Rehearsals will be 8-9:30 p.m. Mondays in the choir room.
Staples Poetry Slam, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln Park; part of Railroad Days.
■ 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 .
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 children author Robert Fulton and Carolyn Abbott, shibori dyeing silk scarves 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,” ends Saturday. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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
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.
■ Out of town
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
501 W. 78th St.
“XANADU,” through Sept. 29, main stage; box office, (800) 362-3515, www.chanhassentheatres.com.
Old Log Theater
5175 Meadville St.
“The Fox on the Fairway,” runs through Sept. 1; (952) 474-5951, www.oldlog.com.
Grand Casino Hinckley Events
and Convention Center
777 Lady Luck Dr.
All American Rejects, Thursday, Aug. 23
Smokey Robinson, Sept. 14
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. S.
Rembrandt in America, runs through Sept. 16; The Sports Show: Minnesota, through Sept. 2; (612) 870-3131, www.artsmia.org.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
777 Grand Ave.
Darius Rucker, Saturday
Chris Young, Sept. 7
2705 Annapolis Lane
“A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement,” through
Oct. 21, tickets are
available by calling
(763) 553-1600 or
going online at
Mystic Lake Casino
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
REO Speedway, Saturday;
Randy Travis, Sept. 21; Comedian Bill Engvall, Oct. 6; More information by contacting Mystic Box Office at (952) 496-6563 or go to mysticlake.com.
Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
Meire Grove Community Band, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23; “Hairspray,” Sept. 7-16; (320) 259-5463 or
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Boulevard
“Real Pirates” exhibition, ends Sept. 3; More information go to www.smm.org or call (651) 221-9444.
Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Rd. N.W.
Rodney Carrington, Sunday
Atlantis, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday, in the Caberet.
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.