For week of Feb. 14-20; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted. The Eclectic Cafe sometimes has a cover charge.
Blue Ox Bar
608 Laurel St.
124 Front St.
Virg and the Eldorados, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Fri
The Iron Rail
707 Laurel St.
Mark Peterson, Thu-Sat
The Immigrants, Wed
216 S. Eighth St.
The Hunger Bone, 8:30 p.m. Sat
718 Laurel St.
DJ, 8 p.m. Sun-Tue
612 Front St.
Open jam night, 7 p.m. Sat
Villella's Bada Bing
18071 Highway 371 N.
Paradise Shores Resort
South Long Lake
10067 Leisure Lane
Kenny Jake Band, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sat
Wendy DeGeest and Bob Spear play secret lovers in the Pequot Lakes Community Theatre comedy "How the Other Half Loves," which opens Friday at Pequot Lakes High School.» Purchase reprints of this photo.
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Frankly Country Variety Band, 2-6 p.m. Sun
Hawk on Bay
16655 County Road 10
DJ, 8 p.m. Thu
30279 Airport Road
Primetime Food & Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Drive
Amy M., 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri-Sat
The Bridge Tavern
26929 Highway 6
Austad Family (classic country), 4-8 p.m. Sun
The Blue Goose
So Big, Fri-Sat
133 Highway 10
Cut Loose, Sat
25807 Main St.
Muddy Water (country), 7:30 p.m. Fri, $2
Silent Partner (classic rock/country), 8:30 p.m. Sat, $2
Jam session with Chuck Larson and the Nisswa All Stars, 4 p.m. Sun, $2
Bluegrass, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., free, preceded by Sons of Norway meeting at 7 p.m., refreshments following concert.
"Night Must Fall"
Staged by Central Lakes College Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Feb. 21-23, Dryden Theatre, CLC, $5 (public), free (CLC students), 855-8199, www.clcmn.edu/theatre.
Flute recital, 9:45 a.m. Sunday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 408 N. Seventh St. Part of Prelude Winter Concert Series.
Santa Cruz River Band
Spanish-American folk trio, Lakes Area Concert Association, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Educational Services Building, 804 Oak St., admission by season membership, 829-3379.
Celebrating Dreams concert
12 acoustic musicians, 7 p.m. Feb. 23, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Educational Building, 804 Oak St., $8 (advance), $10 (at door), $12 (reserved), proceeds benefit local charities and scholarships; tickets available at American Car Care Center, Deerwood Bank, the Dispatch, Bridge of Harmony and Music General in Brainerd, the Crosby-Ironton Courier and the Lake Country Echo in Pequot Lakes; reserved tickets are only available at American Car Care Center. Headliners include Jesse Keller, Craig Engelhart and Andy Fischer.
Central Lakes College Jazz Band and Brass Ensemble
Windchill Concert, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Chalberg Theatre, CLC, $3 (public), free (CLC students).
"Deer Camp: The Musical"
7:30 p.m. March 1, Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College, $17 (adults), $15 (youths/seniors), 855-8199, www.clcmn.edu/theatre.
Comedy by On Stage Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. March 1 and 6-8, 2:30 p.m. March 2 and 9, Franklin Arts Center Theatre, 1001 Kingwood St., $10 (reserved), $8 (senior reserved), $8 (adult general), $5 (children younger than 12), tickets available at Franklin box office, 825-4993.
Vacationland Figure Skating Club annual Ice Show
"Turn Back Time," featuring guest skater Rohene Ward, 1 and 7 p.m. March 8, Brainerd Area Civic Center, admission TBA.
Classical pianist, Lakes Area Concert Association, 7:30 p.m. March 11, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Educational Services Building, 804 Oak St., admission by season membership, 829-3379.
Platte Valley Boys
Bluegrass, 8 p.m. March 7, The Lodge, 6967 Lake Forest Road, $9 (advance), $12 (day of show), $6 (teens), free (12 and younger), (800) 635-3037, www.minnesotabluegrass.org.
Ring of Kerry, Celtic music, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Great River Arts Center, 122 First St. S.E., $10 (adults), $7 (students), $25 (families), $1 discount for GRAA members.
Bill Staines, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Nisswa Community Center, 25628 Main St., $15 (adults), $10 (younger than 12), 963-2976, www.grassrootsconcerts.org.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Events & Convention Center
Winter Dance Bash (Sawyer Brown, Chris Young, Rissi Palmer and Carolyn Dawn Johnson), 5 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $23 and $30, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
"How the Other Half Loves"
Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts, Pequot Lakes Community Theatre comedy, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Feb. 22-23 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 24, Pequot Lakes High School auditorium, $10 (adults), $9 (seniors), $8 (youths), (218) 568-9200.
Glen Everhart and James Wedgewood
Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts, interactive musical humor and comic ventriloquism, 7:30 p.m. March 8, Pequot Lakes High School auditorium, ticket prices TBA, (218) 568-9200.
"My Funny Valentine's," 8 p.m. Thursday, TMaxwell's, $15, (218) 894-4000. Featuring Tim Harmston, Mary Mack, Todd Andrews and Rox Tarrant.
Crossing Arts Alliance Gallery
Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St.
Various artists, ongoing.
501 Laurel St.
Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.
Brainerd Public Library
416 S. Fifth St.
Diane Runberg art, through April.
Crow Wing County Historical Society
320 Laurel St.
"Doses of History," medicine exhibit, ongoing.
"Lifeline: County Hospitals in Retrospect," ongoing.
Central Lakes College Gallery
Marjorie Nilssen, paintings, through Wednesday.
Jaques Art Center
121 Second St. N.W.
"Art Treasures from Home," through March 8, (218) 927-2363, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art by Francis Lee Jaques, ongoing, (218) 927-2363, email@example.com.
Kathy Kovala watercolors, through March 10.
Great River Arts Center
122 First St. S.E.
"Parallel Paths: 3 Destinations" (Shirley Linborg-Hove, Barb Esse and Bill Gossman), through Feb. 28, (320) 632-0960, www.greatart.org.
6 p.m. Thursdays, Paradise Shores Resort, South Long Lake, 10067 Leisure Lane, free, 764-2328.
7 p.m. Thursdays, Villella's Bada Bing, 18071 Highway 371 N., no buy-in or entry fee, 828-2900.
Sushi Sake Samurai Saturday
5-7 p.m. Saturdays, Eclectic Cafe, 216 S. Eighth St. Featuring sushi and sake for $1 each and samurai films.
5 p.m. Sundays, The Green Lantern, 13184 County Road 8, free, no buy-in or entry fee, 764-2323.
Northcountrymen Barbershop Chorus
Practices, 7 p.m. Mondays, First Congregational Church, 415 Juniper St. New members and audiences welcome. If interested, call Dick Jensen at 829-9663 or Yibby Knudsen at 829-1214.
6 p.m. Wednesdays, Lakeside Resort, 9799 Lakeside Road, free, 828-1708.
7 p.m. Wednesdays, registration at 6 p.m., Buffalo Creek Restaurant & Bar, 2115 S. Sixth St., (218) 330-1317.
Franklin Arts Center Open House
10 a.m.-4 p.m. second Saturday of every month, 1001 Kingwood St. Featuring children's activity from 10 a.m.-noon.
Brainerd Writers' Alliance meeting
10 a.m.-1 p.m., third Saturday of every month, Central Lakes College cafeteria, $10 annual membership dues, 825-0461, www.brainerdwriters.org.
6 p.m. Tuesdays, The Landing, 170 Southgate Dr., free, weekly prizes, (218) 927-9998.
Cuyuna Range Community Band
Practice, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Aitkin High School band room, (218) 546-7402.
1 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 24 except Feb. 17, American Legion, $5 entry fee, 100 percent payout.
6 p.m. (Laser Retro), 7 p.m. (Laser Zeppelin) and 8 p.m. (Pink Floyd's "The Wall") Feb. 25, 26, 28 and 29 and March 1, Forestview Middle School Planetarium, $5.
6:30 p.m. second Tuesday every other month, Chef & Company, 15133 Edgewood Drive, free. Cooking competition similar to "Iron Chef.
6:30 p.m. Mondays, Primetime Food & Spirits, 8548 Ski Chalet Drive, no buy-in or entry fee, (218) 562-4455.
Crosslake Art Club meeting
1 p.m. first Monday of every month, Crosslake Community Center, 14126 Daggett Pine Road.
6 p.m. Tuesdays, The Deer Stand, no buy-in or entry fee.
5 p.m. Sundays, Dubb's Pub, 29505 243rd St., free, (320) 277-9500.
6 p.m. Mondays, The Looney Bend, free, (320) 277-9452.
6 p.m. Wednesdays, Hillman Bar & Grill, free, (320) 277-9515.
6 p.m. Thursdays, Gary's Sports Bar & Grill, County Road 128, no buy-in or entry fee.
Friends of the Little Falls Library Book Sale
10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Thursday, noon-6 p.m. Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Little Falls Carnegie Library, www.griver.org.
Sheilia LeNora Perrault, author of "Brown Eyes: Adopted and Loved," 1 p.m. Saturday, Bookin' It, (320) 632-1848, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prairie Point Quilters meeting
7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, First Lutheran Church, 2100 Riverview Drive, (320) 632-4254 or 825-9345.
5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Wagon Wheel Bar & Grill, 21560 County Road 3, 851-4934.
7 p.m. Wednesdays, Ten Hi, 133 Highway 10, free, weekly prizes, (218) 352-6310.
3:30 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, American Legion, 25807 Main St., $1 per sheet, 963-9946.
6 p.m. Tuesdays, KC's Uptown Saloon, 116 Cedar Ave. E., free, weekly prizes, (218) 746-3328.
6 p.m. Tuesdays, JR's Junction, 22974 County Road 2, free, weekly prizes, (218) 764-2796.
Beginner wood carving class
9 a.m.-noon third Saturday of the month and 6-9 p.m. third Wednesday of the month, Franklin Arts Center Woodworking Shop, 1001 Kingwood St.
Adult book club
7 p.m. second Thursday of every month, Brainerd Public Library, 416 S. Fifth St.
Teen book club
4 p.m. second Thursday of every month, Brainerd Public Library, 416 S. Fifth St.
Senior Center Book Club
10:30-11:30 a.m. third Wednesday of every month, Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood St.
Jaques Art Center workshops
121 Second St. N.W.
Basic Paper Marbling Workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 23, $25, deadline is Feb. 20, open to teens and adults, (218) 927-2363, email@example.com.
"Watercolor with Keith Thompson," 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 8-9, $100 (JAC members), $140 (non-members), deadline is March 1, (218) 927-2363, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weavers' Club, 1 p.m. first Saturday of the month, (218) 927-2363.
Calligraphy study group
5-7 p.m. first Monday of the month, 9-11 a.m. fourth Wednesday of the month, Jaques Art Center, 121 Highway 210 N.W., (218) 927-2363, www.aitkinbeanery.com, www.northernlightswine.com.
Forest Road Art Studio class
23650 Forest Road
Drawing, 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, $4, for all ages, (218) 534-4936.
Great River Arts Center classes
122 First St. S.E.
Ceramics Open Studio, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, $5 (GRAA members), $8 (non-members).
Drawing Discovery Book Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m. first Thursday of the month, free, (320) 616-5421, www.greatart.org, email@example.com.
Good Living Cookbook Club
7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Bookin' It, 113 First St. S.E., (320) 616-5580, www.bookinitontheweb.com.
Out of town
"Don't Hug Me"
8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, Hennepin Stages, 824 Hennepin Ave., $22 (Sundays and Feb. 14), $25 (Fridays and Saturdays), (612) 373-5665, www.ticketmaster.com, www.donthugme.com.
Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt"
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, selected matinees, through March 2, $14-$69, Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
"Warm Beer Cold Women"
Various times through Sunday, Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., $18-$34, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
Wendy Wasserstein's "Third"
Various times Feb. 22-March 30, Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., $24-$69, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
29th annual Winter Bluegrass Weekend
Feb. 29-March 2, Radisson Hotel, I-494 and Highway 55, various ticket prices, (800) 635-3037, www.minnesotabluegrass.org. Featuring Rustler's Moon with Kathy Kallick & Bill Evans, Platte Valley Boys and the Becky Schlegel Band.
"9 Parts of Desire"
Various times March 5-23, Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., $18-$34, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
Various times March 8-30, Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., $29-$59, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
Chamber Ballet of St. Paul
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday, Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., $22.50-$47.50, (612) 673-0404, www.ticketmaster.com.
Singer-songwriter, "Song for Minnesota" concert, 7 p.m. Feb. 28, Historic Chief Theatre, 314 Beltrami Ave., $13 (MPR members), $15 (non-members), (218) 751-8864.
"Max and Ruby"
Children's theater, 7 p.m. Feb. 22, Humphrey Theater, St. John's University, $16 (adults), $8 (seniors/youths), (320) 363-5777, www.csbsju.edu/finearts.
Neil Simon's "Proposals"
Comedy presented by Old Log Theater, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturday, Excelsior Playhouse, $18.50-$30, (952) 474-5951, www.oldlog.com.
Presented by Old Log Theater, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m. selected Wednesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 22-June 7, Excelsior Playhouse, $19.50-$30, (952) 474-5951, www.oldlog.com.
Grand Casino Hinckley
Events & Convention Center
Winter Dance Party of 1959 (tribute show to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Big Bopper), 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, $6, $9 and $12, (651) 989-5151, www.grandcasinomn.com.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Cultural Center
24 Main Ave. N.
Maxwell McKenzie, landscape and architectural photographs of Otter Tail County, through Saturday.
Lions International Peace Poster Museum exhibit, through Feb. 29, upstairs gallery.
Charles Beck, woodcut prints and wildlife sculptures, opening Tuesday, ongoing.
Sean Curran Company
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Petters Auditorium, Benedicta Arts Center, College of St. Benedict, $22 (adults), $19 (seniors/youths), (320) 363-5777, www.csbsju.edu/finearts.
Featuring Mischa Santora (conductor) and Andrew Staupe (piano), 2 p.m. March 2, Petters Auditorium, Benedicta Arts Center, College of St. Benedict, $28 (adults), $25 (seniors/youths), (320) 363-5777, www.csbsju.edu/finearts.
7:30 p.m. March 8, Petters Auditorium, Benedicta Arts Center, College of St. Benedict, $22 (adults), $19 (seniors/youths), (320) 363-5777, www.csbsju.edu/finearts.
Northern Lights Casino
Junction of Highways 371 and 210
Cab Calloway Orchestra Dance with dinner, 6 p.m. Saturday, $27-$32, www.northernlightscasino.com.
Laughs at the Lights, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, free.
Air Supply, 7 p.m. March 1, $22-$32, www.northernlightscasino.com.
If you would like your event listed in the entertainment guide, e-mail John at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 855-5863, fax 829-0211 or mail to John Hansen, 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.
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