■ Live music
For week of July 25 to Aug. 1; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
608 Laurel St.
Life Tragic, Friday-Saturday
Brainerd Lakes Cafe and Lounge
2115 S. Sixth St.
Karaoke, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Friday
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.
Muddy Water, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday; Mark Peterson Band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; $5 for non-Eagles’ members.
724 Mill Ave.
Paint and drink nights with guided painting class, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Honky Suckle, Saturday, $5
707 Laurel St.
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 Road
King’s Ransom, Friday-Saturday
Downstairs of the
Dave Burkhart, Saturday
Prime Time Food and Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Dr.
Karaoke with Beatkeepers, Thursday, July 25
Diet Folk, 9:30 p.m. Friday
Open mic night, 8 p.m. Sunday
The Bridge Tavern
26929 Highway 6
Live music every Friday; Classic Country Dinner Theater, 4-8 p.m. Sunday
Crosby’s Piano Bar
County Roads 66
Sarah Joh, 7-11 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Mr. Mellow-D, 7-11 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays
County Road 66
Mark Allen, 1 p.m. Sunday
County Roads 66 and 16
DJ J.P and Chad, 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday
County Roads 66 and 16
Seth Doud, Thursday (July 25) and Friday
Blue Goose Inn
9347 Highway 169
Lost Children, Friday-Saturday
2156 County Road 3
Sherwood Forest Tavern
8798 Interlachen Road
Karaoke, every Friday
■ Performing Arts
Concerts in the Park
The Kingery Family, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, in the bandstand at Gregory Park; free.
“Dearly Departed,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25-Saturday and August 1-3 and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 4 in the Dryden Theatre at Central Lakes College (CLC). Tickets are available from the CLC Theatre Box Office at 855-8199, or online at clcmn.edu/arts.
Lakes Area Music Festival
Lakes Area Music Festival Series, free: 7 p.m.
Rolling Stones tribute Band
“Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Tribute Band,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Tornstrom Auditorium as part of the Central Lakes College Cultural Arts Series. Tickets are $30, $27 and $22. Tickets go on sale Monday through the CLC Theatre Box Office at 855-8199 or 800-933-0346, extension 8199. Tickets can also be purchased online at clcmn.edu/arts, click on the ‘Buy Tickets’ button.
PEOPLEMANIA with Joey Molland of Badfinger fundraising concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Tornstrom Auditorium. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for ages 17 and younger. Tickets are available at Brainerd Community Action by calling 829-5278, The Gallery in Brainerd or at the door, which opens at 6 p.m.
Music in the Park
Music in the Park with special guests Jamie Koop and Gary Stacken, 6 p.m. Thursdays in Crosby Memorial Park.
Crosslake Outdoor Music
Big Toe & The Jam, 7 p.m. Saturday, Crosslake Town Square
Great River Arts
Sweet Papa Dave Band concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Great Rivers Arts . Tickets are available for $10 from Ambience@53, Reality Roasters, and the Great River Arts building. Tickets at the door are $12.
Music in the Park
Paul Drinkwine, 7 p.m. Sunday, Northern Pacific Park, free; www.staplesmotleyarts.org
■ Special Events
Kaleidoscope, 10 a.m. first Saturday of the month for ages 8 and up, Jaques Art Center; Art classes, 1-4 p.m. first Wednesday of the month. More information/registration call the center at (218) 927-2363 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author Steve Linstrom of “The Last Ram,” book-signing event, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Book World.
Speaking of Books
Speaking of Books series, 5 to 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month, Prairie Bay Restaurant, free. Schedule: Aug. 15, Anthony Bukoski, Polish-American fiction writer, essayist and short; Sept. 19, Krista Rolfzen Soukup, Brainerd, literary publicist and owner of Blue Cottage Agency specializing in representing and promoting writer.
Brown Bag Lunch series
Brown Bag Lunch Summer Authors’ Series, noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Author Sarah Stonich, Brainerd Public Library, free. Series runs through July 29.
Lakes Area Summer Organ Series
Ken Hager, noon-12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Zion Lutheran Church; free. Series is held every Wednesday at area churches; free-will offering.
Mid-Summer Faire and Celtic Celebration
Mid-Summer Faire and Celtic Celebration, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 27, Farm on St. Mathias. Central Lakes College’s Theatre to perform “The Weir,” 7 p.m.
“Tuesday Sampler,” every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting Aug. 6 in the Q Gallery at the Franklin Art Center. Class fee is $10 or $5 for Crossing Arts Alliance members. August classes are “Publishing in a New Industry” by Seal Dwyer, Aug. 6; “Blogging for Artists” by Mary Aalgaard, Aug. 13; I have a manuscript. Now what?” by Candace Simar, Aug. 20 and from 6-8 p.m. Aug 27. Visual arts classes will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays starting Aug. 6.
Registration forms are available at The Crossing Arts Alliance, at www.crossingartsalliance.org or by calling 833-0416.
Crow Wing County Fair
Performances on the Arts In The Northland Stage in the Curling Arena: Okee Dokee Brothers, from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday; Arriba Jalisco Mariachi Band, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday; Sonflower Puppets, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Aug. 2; Magician Tom Anderson, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 3; National Yo-Yo Master Dazzling Dave, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 3; Maiden Dixie, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 1 on the Mills Free Stage.
Green Fair Folk Festival
Green Fair Folk Festival of displays, music and vendors, all with a green message, Aug. 7, on the west lawn at St. Francis Convent.
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.
■ Visual arts
Jaques Art Center
121 Second St. NW
Plein Air Exhibit through Aug. 10
Ripple River Gallery
27591 Partridge Ave.
Artist Anna Marie Pavlik work on display, runs through Aug. 11.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S. Fifth St.
Artist Diane Runberg work on display through August.
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
326 Laurel St.
Artists Jan Lendobeja and Barb Morgan work on display through September.
Evelyn Matthies’ Porthole Gallery
712 Washington St.
Brainerd Area Art Club Exhibition entitled “Open The Door To Art,” ends Thursday, July 25. “End of the Show Sale,” 1-3 p.m. Thursday, July 25.
Sioux Line Depot Museum
101 First St. NE
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.
Community Center and Library
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Paintings by Crosslake Art Club members, ongoing
Crosslake art show and sale, Aug. 8-10
Downtown, along Paul Bunyan Trail
Northwoods Arts Council summer sculpture park exhibit, runs through Labor Day, Sept. 2.
Great River Arts Association
122 First St. SE
Oil paintings by Mary Lingen through Sept. 18
Family Medical Center
811 Second St. SE
Work by Little Falls artist Ainez Hayung on display through early fall.
Morrison County Government
213 First Ave. SE
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.
Leech Lake Art Show
Leech Lake Art League to host its’ annual art show and sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 2 and from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Aug. 3 at the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley.
■ Out of town
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
501 W. 78th St.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” through Aug. 31, main stage; box office, 800-362-3515, www.chanhassentheatres.com.
Old Log Theater
5175 Meadville St.
“Freckleface Strawberry” a children’s musical, through Aug. 16; 952-474-5951, www.oldlog.com.
Grand Casino Hinckley Events
and Convention Center
777 Lady Luck Dr.
Alabama, Aug. 31
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. S.
“Two Sides of the Modern” Maverix ReMix,” runs through Sept. 15; “The World at Work: Images of Labor and Industry, 1850 to Now,” through Nov. 10; 612-870-3131, www.artsmia.org.
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave.
2013 Gala: Gotta Dance, Sept. 6; www.thecowlescenter.org.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
777 Grand Ave.
Justin Moore, Aug. 10
Long Lake Theater
12183 Beacon Rd
“The Dixie Swim Club,” runs through Aug. 17; www.longlaketheater.com
2705 Annapolis Lane
“The Church Basement Ladies in: The Last (Potluck) Supper,” Aug. 1 through Feb. 23, tickets are available by calling 763-553-1600 or going online at plymouthplayhouse.com.
Mystic Lake Casino
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Legends in Concert Tributes to The Blues Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner and Dolly Parton, Friday-Sunday; “Weird Al” Yankovic, Aug. 3; Yes, Aug. 9; More information by contacting Mystic Box Office at 952-496-6563 or go to mysticlake.com.
Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
The Wedding Singer, Thursday-Saturday and Aug. 1-3; www.paramountarts.org/main/events.
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Boulevard
“Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed,” runs through Jan. 5, 2014; More information go to www.smm.org or call (651) 221-9444.
Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Rd. NW
Gene Watson, Aug. 4
Chubby Checker, Sept. 8
Skewed View, 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, email 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.