■ Live music
For week of Aug. 30- Sept. 5; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
608 Laurel St.
Captain May I, Friday-Saturday
601 Laurel St.
Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursday of the month
124 Front St.
The Chad Edwards Band, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday
Madden’s on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Paul Berget, Friday-Saturday; George Faber &The Icon’s, Sunday
Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine
724 Mill Ave.
Steve Naive, Friday
707 Laurel St.
Clear Blue Country, 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.
Whiskey Tango, Saturday
Breezy Point Ice Arena
30279 Airport Rd.
Hairball, Saturday, doors open at 5 p.m.; tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
30279 Airport Rd.
Rock Bottom, Thursday; Jonah & The Whales, Friday-Saturday; Poprocks, karaoke, Monday
downstairs of the Commander
Dave Burkart, Saturday
Prime Time Food and Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Dr.
Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays; Strange Brew, Friday; Barstool Cowboys, Saturday-Sunday
The Bridge Tavern
26929 Highway 6
Live music every Friday; Classic Country Dinner Theater, 4-8 p.m. Sunday
County Roads 66 and 16
DJ J.P. and DJ Chad, every Friday-Saturday; Shane Martin, 3-7 p.m. Saturday, on the deck
Ox Lake Tavern & Grill
38136 County Road 66
County Roads 66 and 16
Geoff Elvee, Friday; DJ II, Friday-Saturday
EAST GULL LAKE
Ernie’s on Gull Lake
10424 Squaw Point Road
Tim Mahoney, 7-10 p.m. Saturday
Blue Goose Inn
Younger Brothers, Friday-Saturday
133 Highway 10
Loss 4 Words, Saturday
■ Performing arts
Concerts in the Park
Jack Franzen and Tim Richardson, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 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.
Cultural Arts Series
“It’s A Wonderful World,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College, free.
Outdoor Music Series
Decade 7, Saturday, Crosslake Town Square.
■ Special Events
Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe
Astronaut Jones, 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.
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 Saturday 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. Saturday, 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.
‘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.
Auditions for “Guys and Dolls,” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10-11, Pequot Lakes High School Choir room. Performances to be Nov. 9-11. 16-18. For more information on auditions or the show call Sander at (218) 587-4728 or Pequot Lakes Community Education at (218) 568-9200.
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.
■ Visual arts
Jaques Art Center
121 Second St. NW
Haitian Art exhibit, ends 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 Bonnie Rokke Tenis, author and poet, and Judy Kusisto, miniature illustrations, on Tuesday.
Crow Wing County
320 Laurel St.
Various exhibits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 829-3268, www.crowwinghistory.org.
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.
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.
■ 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,” ends Saturday; (952) 474-5951, www.oldlog.com.
Grand Casino Hinckley Events
and Convention Center
777 Lady Luck Dr.
Smokey Robinson, Sept. 14
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. S.
Rembrandt in America, runs through Sept. 16; The Sports Show: Minnesota, ends Sunday; (612) 870-3131, www.artsmia.org.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
777 Grand Ave.
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 plymouthplayhouse.com.
Mystic Lake Casino
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Randy Travis, Sept. 21; Comedian Bill Engvall, Oct. 6; Meat Loaf, Oct. 19; More information by contacting Mystic Box Office at (952) 496-6563 or go to mysticlake.com.
Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
“Hairspray,” Sept. 7-16; (320) 259-5463 or www.paramountarts.org/main/events.
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Boulevard
“Real Pirates” exhibition, ends Monday; More information go to www.smm.org or call (651) 221-9444.
Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Rd. N.W.
Rockin Fall Break: Great White, Nelson and Dokken, Sept. 21-22
Dirty Road Prophets, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday, in the Caberet.