■ Live music
For week of Oct. 11-17; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Highways 371 and 87
Frankie Lamb, 2-6 p.m. Oct. 21
608 Laurel St.
Think Negative, Friday-Saturday
601 Laurel St.
Songster Pete Norman, 5-7 p.m. every Friday; Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursday of the month
124 Front St.
River Canyon, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday
Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine
724 Mill Ave.
Lolah Public Pracice, 10 p.m. Thursday;
218 Gallery Opening with special piano performance by Seth Doud, 8 p.m. Saturday
The Underground Dance Club
downstairs of The Hubb
DJ, every 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
30279 Airport Rd.
Georgia Clay, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday
downstairs of the Commander
Michael Handler, Saturday
Prime Time Food and Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Dr.
Karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays;
Eagle River Band, 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
2156 County Road 3
October Son, Friday
133 Highway 10
Loss 4 Words, Saturday
■ Performing arts
Aitkin Community Theater
“The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-27, Aitkin High School. Tickets are $8 and available at Aitkin Independent Age or at the door.
Music with a Mission Tour
Brainerd Area Youth for Christ and Echo Ministries to present Music with a Mission Tour, featuring Family Force 5, Disciple, with Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Icon for Hire, Bread of Stone and Willet, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 27, Forestview Middle School. Tickets are $18 or $15 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available online at www.echoconcerts.com and at Bethany Book & Gift and the BAY office. Group rate is available by calling 612-253-5151 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Diary of Anne Frank’
“Diary of Anne Frank,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College (CLC). Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students, with general admission seating. For tickets and information about the show, contact the CLC Theatre box office at 855-8199 or by email at email@example.com. Tickets can also be purchased online at clctickets.com.
HSO fall concert
Heartland Symphony Orchestra’s (HSO) fall concerts, entitled “Ebullience and Light,” 2 p.m. Sunday at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. Tickets at Brainerd Daily Dispatch and Bridge of Harmony or at the door. Concert ticket prices are adults are $10, seniors are $8 and youth through high school are free. For more information call the HSO office at 1-800-826-1997.
Cultural Arts Series
The Claire Lynch Band, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College. Tickets available at 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.
Woody Guthrie music concerts
100 years of Woody Guthrie concerts, free, will be held: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crosslake Community Library; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Brainerd Public Library; 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Longville-Margaret Welch Memorial Library; 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Walker Public Library; 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Cass Lake Community Library; 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Wadena City Library; 10 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Pequot Lakes Public Library; and 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at The Warehouse in Pine River.
HSO fall concert
Heartland Symphony Orchestra’s (HSO) fall concerts, entitled “Ebullience and Light,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Charles Martin Auditorium. Tickets available at Bookin’ It and Great River Arts Center. Concert ticket prices are adults are $10, seniors are $8 and youth through high school are free. For more information call the HSO office at 1-800-826-1997.
■ Special Events
Friday nights at the Beanery Cafe
Jan and Mike Cherry, 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; October’s event is postponed; Author Paul Sailer, Nov. 15; More information by calling 824-6444.
‘Poet Laureate Octoberfest’
Fall Conference “Poet Laureate Octoberfest.” Friday-Saturday, Arrowwood Lodge, hosted by Heartland Poets/League of Minnesota Poets.
“MPR (Minnesota Public Radio) Connects!” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, the Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes; free, but RSVP is requested at mpr.org/brainerd.
Minnesota Poet Laureate
Minnesota’s Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen, featured speaker, 7 p.m. Saturday, in the Central Lakes College commons. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door and available at The Center for Lifelong Learning, The Crossing Arts Alliance Sales and Gift Gallery, or by calling 828-4717 or by visiting www.bluecottageagency.com. Sutphen’s books may also be obtained in advance by contacting Bookin’ It in Little Falls at 800-809-1848 or at www.bookinitnow.com.
An Afternoon in Venice
An Afternoon in Venice, Saturday, Madden’s Town Hall. Doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35, VIP tickets are $75 or $150 with costume. For more information or to register go to www.communitygiving.org.
Brainerd Writers Alliance Fall Writers’ Festival, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Central Lakes College. Author Bill Meissner to speak. Registration deadline is Oct. 20. Registration forms are available online at www.brainerdwriters.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ojibwe culture to be heard
Ojibwe Storyteller Anne Dunn, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Heartwood Senior Living Center. Free to Unlimited Learning members, $6 for non-members.
Oktoberfest, Oct. 19-21,Ruttger’s on Bay Lake Lodge. For more information or to make a dinner reservation, call Ruttger’s at 800-450-4545.
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.
NEW YORK MILLS
Mosaic and weaving classes
Mosaic classes, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Cultural Center’s new Continental Divide Folk School; weaving classes, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 23. Register for classes at 218-385-3339 or www.kulcher.org.
Broomstick Bash, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Horizon Health’s Community Room, with entertainment by Loren Wolfe.
Staples Area Men’s Chorus festival
Staples Area Men’s Chorus festival consisting of high schools throughout Minnesota, Saturday, Staples Motley High School. Noon will be workshops and rehearsal, concert at 7 p.m.
Staples Area Women’s Chorus rehearsals, 8-9:30 p.m. Mondays in Staples Motley High School Choir Room.
■ Visual arts
Jaques Art Center
121 Second St. NW
“The Talent of Teachers,” through Nov. 3.
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.
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 Diane Runberg through December.
Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery
712 Washington St.
“Reflections on Nature,” exhibit through Oct. 28, with artist Sister Lillian Kroll of Little Falls.
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
Great River Arts Association
121 First St. SE
“Down on the River,” a showing of recent paintings by Charles Gilbert Kapsner, runs through Nov. 3, with opening reception, 6-9 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.
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.