Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe
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 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. 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.
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.