■ Live music
For week of Sept. 13-19; 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.
Kings Ransom, 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
Madden’s on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Chad Edwards, Thursday-Saturday
Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine
724 Mill Ave.
The Derelict Trio, Friday; Sarah Pray, Saturday; suggested $5 for both nights
The Last Turn Saloon
214 S. Eighth St.
Open Mic Night, first Wednesday of the month from 7-10 p.m. Seth Doud, Sept. 21
219 South Ninth St.
Free Jams in the Blue Room, third Wednesday of the month
30279 Airport Rd.
Loose Cannon, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday
downstairs of the Commander
Paul Berget, Saturday
Prime Time Food and Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Dr.
Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays; Plymouth Station, Friday-Saturday
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
County Roads 66 and 16
DJ II, 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
21560 CR 3
Class Act, Saturday
133 Highway 10
■ Performing arts
Legacy Five, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Heritage Assembly of God Church.Tickets are $17 in advance or $20 at the door. Ticket locations are Bethany Book Store in Baxter, KTIG in Pequot Lakes, Good Book and Gift in Little Falls and the Brainerd Dispatch. Or purchase online at iTickets.com or by calling 800-965-9324.
Cultural Arts Series
Ronny Cox, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dryden Theatre at Central Lakes College. Cox also will discuss his experience at 10 a.m. Saturday at Dryden. Tickets for concert and discussion are available from the CLC Theatre Box Office, 855-8255 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org. or online at clctickets.com.
Geritol Frolics: Show dates are Oct. 18-21 and 25-28, Franklin Arts Center. Ticket prices are $10 and $12 and can be purchased by phone at 825-4993.
Laugh Out Loud 2012 comedy, 7 p.m. Sept. 21, The Old Waterfall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. Majority of the proceeds are being donated to Ruby’s Pantry.
Central Lakes College music instructor Steve Anderson to perform, 7 p.m. Friday, Fellowship Hall at Crosslake Lutheran Church. Cost is $5.
Grassroots Concerts Series
Doug and Telisha Williams, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar. Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information go to www.grassrootsconcerts.org or call 839-4092 or email email@example.com.
“A Tribute to Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Pequot Lakes High School Theater. Tickets for the single show are available by calling the Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9200 or can be purchased starting one hour before the show at the door: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (age 60 and over) and $9 for youth (age 18 and under).
■ Special Events
Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe
Eric Johnson Trio, 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.
Wine tasting event
Northern Lights Wine Club’s food and wine tasting event entitled “All American Wines,” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Beanery Cafe. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members to attend this wine tasting. Tickets available at the Beanery Cafe, 218-927-7811, or www.NorthernLightsWine.com.
Reading Room series
Speaking of Books series, 4:30-6:30 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, Prairie Bay, with Bill and Evelyn Matthies on Sept. 20. More information by calling 824-6444.
Seth Doud to perform 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at Prairie Bay. Cost is $15 and includes wine, beer and light appetizers. All income benefits the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation.
‘Poet Laureate Octoberfest’
Fall Conference “Poet Laureate Octoberfest.” Oct. 12-13, Arrowwood Lodge, hosted by Heartland Poets/League of Minnesota Poets.
CLC poet series
Poet Li-Young Lee, Sept. 24, first presenter of the “Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College” series: noon to 1 p.m. Chalberg Theatre to read his poems and meet with public and from 1:35-2:20 p.m. in E363 for free poetry workshop for students and other writers.
Barter Fest, Sept. 22; free; More information contact Michael Dagan at email@example.com.
Lone Eagle exhibit
Lone Eagle exhibit at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site.
The St. Francis Community Chorale meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays; Sestri, a Women’s Slavic Choir, meets at 7 p.m. Sundays; Brothers in Harmony, a men’s singing group open to teen-aged and adult men will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m Mondays; For more information, call the St. Francis Music Center at 320-632-0637.
Staples Area Women’s Chorus rehearsals, 8-9:30 p.m. Mondays in Staples Motley High School Choir Room.
Whiskey Creek Film Festival
Whiskey Creek Film Festival, Friday through Sept. 20, the Cozy Theatre; Tickets are available at the Cozy Box Office, the Harvest Thyme Bistro and the New York Mills Cultural Center. Price of a festival pass, all six films is $30; whiskeycreekfilmfestival.org.
■ Visual arts
Jaques Art Center
121 Second St. NW
Haitian Art exhibit, ends Saturday; “The Talent of Teachers,” Sept. 21 through Nov. 3, with opening reception from 12-3 p.m. Sept. 22.
Ripple River Gallery
27591 Partridge Ave.
Invitational Tile Show curated by Karin Kraemer through Oct. 28
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 September from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with author Candace Simar and Woodworker Tom Anderson 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.
Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery
712 Washington St.
“Reflections on Nature,” exhibit through Oct. 28, with artist Sister Lillian Kroll of Little Falls, artist reception from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 22.
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. 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.
“Perfect Wedding,” runs through Feb. 9; 952-474-5951, www.oldlog.com.
Grand Casino Hinckley Events
and Convention Center
777 Lady Luck Dr.
Smokey Robinson, Friday
Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two-Woman Show, Oct. 13
Wynonna’s Rockin Christmas, Dec. 2
Wayne Brady, Dec. 30
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. S.
Rembrandt in America, ends Sunday; China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy, opens Oct. 28; 612-870-3131, www.artsmia.org.
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave.
Vocaldente, Saturday-Sunday; Arena Dances, Sept. 21-22; www.thecowlescenter.org.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
777 Grand Ave.
Wynonna’s Rockin Christmas, Nov. 30
Wayne Brady, Dec. 29
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.
Comedian Bill Engvall, Oct. 6; Meat Loaf, Oct. 19; Anti-Social Comedy Tour, Nov. 3; Cirque Dreams: Winter Wonderland, Nov. 21-Dec. 1; 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
“Tornado Alley” opens Sept. 28 in the Omnitheater; More information go to www.smm.org or call 651-221-9444.
Ordway Center of the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Billy Elliot, the Musical, runs one week opening Oct. 9; tickets are $35. Ticket office by calling 651-224-4222 or ordway.com.
Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Rd. N.W.
Rockin Fall Break: Great White, Nelson and Dokken, Sept. 21-22
Chef Robert Irvine, Oct. 7
Cocktailstevie, 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.