For week of Feb. 26-March 4; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
608 Laurel St.
Cold Water Johnsons, Friday- Saturday; Every Tuesday is Rock Night with Walzy (D.J.)
The Iron Rail
707 Laurel St.
Wayne Renn Band, Thursday-Saturday
124 Front St.
Frankly Country, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Friday
612 Front St.
Open jam, Saturday; Karaoke every Wednesday
4955 Highway 371 N.
Diamond Star DJ's, 8:30 p.m. -12:30 a.m., Friday
The E Squared Cafe
123 East Washington St.
Steve Johnson, Friday, $3 cover; Menage-A-Bation, Saturday, $5 cover
217 S. Seventh St., Suite 108
Dessert Highway Drifters, Midnight Cigarette, Rick Norquist and Jacki Sherseth; Friday; Soulshine Connection and Josh Boyd, Saturday; $5 cover for all shows
The Huntin Shack (formerly Steve's Club)
Highway 210 and County Road 1
Kenny Jake Band, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Saturday
133 Highway 10
Kings Ransom, Friday; free jukebox, Saturday
The Bridge Tavern
26929 Highway 6
Alan Godage and Sundown, classic country music, 4-8 p.m., March 1
Blue Goose Inn
9347 U.S. Highway 169
The Vibe, Friday-Saturday
8164 Interlachen Rd.
Kevin Klimek, 7-11 p.m., every Friday-Saturday.
30279 Airport Rd
American Roadhouse, Friday-Saturday; Karaoke, Sunday.
Prime Time Food and Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Dr.
Stool Pigeons, Friday-Saturday
Medical satire play
The Doctor In Spite of Himself, a medical satire, 7:30 p.m. March 5-7 and 10-11, 2 p.m. March 7, Chalberg Theatre at the Central Lakes College, Brainerd. Tickets are $5 and free to CLC students. Tickets can be reserved by calling the theatre box office at 855-8199.
Cultural Thursday, noon March 5, Dryden Theater, Central Lakes College, free.
Grassroots Concert series
Peter Ostroushko, virtuoso mandolin player-fiddler, doors open at 6:30 p.m. with performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in Nisswa. Adults, $10 and 12 and under, $5. For more information call 829-4092 or go to www.grassrootsconcerts.org.
NEW YORK MILLS
Southern blues style performance set
Phyllis Tannerfrye, a singer-songwriter from South Carolina, will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 6 at New York Mills Regional Center. Adults, $12 at door or $10 in advance, students $5 and 12 and under free.
Crosslake author and Northland Press columnist Mike Holst will speak at the Crosslake Area Library Book Talk at 1:30 p.m. March 9. Admission is free.
Monroe Crossing to perform
Monroe Crossing, a bluegrass and gospel quintet, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Centennial Auditorium in Staples, (218) 894-5416 or (800) 213-6877: Tickets $12, adults and $6, students in advance; or $15, adults and $7, students at the door.
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
Picturing America, ongoing.
Karen Kersten, With Time Span exhibit through March 31
Crow Wing County Historical Society
320 Laurel St.
Various exhibits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 829-3268, www.crowwinghistory.org.
Northland Arboretum Art Gallery
Pat Oldham, a former wildlife rehabilitation volunteer, art exhibit of images of birds in pencil, pastel and fabric bird ornaments, through March 31.
Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St.
Fiber artists gone wild, free, Exhibition dates, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Feb. 28 and from 4-8 p.m. Friday and Feb. 27
Lord of Life Lutheran Church
6190 Fairview Rd.
Nude Truths: An Odyssey in Poetry, Painting and Prose exhibit with artists Kristi Ylvisaker and Mary Ylvisaker Nilsen, through April 12.
Jaques Art Center
121 Second St. N.W.
Private Collection of Northern Promotions, through March 21.
Red Hot Tea, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 16, reservations, $15
Art by Francis Lee Jaques, ongoing, (218) 927-2363, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Center and Library
14126 Daggett Pine Road
Paintings by Diane Runberg, ongoing.
Morrison County Government Center Gallery
213 First Ave. S.E.
Art by Jim Poff, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, ongoing.
2151 S. Lindbergh Drive
Commemorate!, artifacts from Minnesota's 150-year history, ongoing, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, free, (320) 632-4007, www.morrisoncountyhistory.org.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Cultural Center
24 North Main Ave.
Betsy Bowen's woodblock print making exhibit, through March 29.
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.
Weavers' Club, 1 p.m. first Saturday of the month, (218) 927-2363, www.jaquesart.com.
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.
Great River Writers meeting
6:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Carnegie Library, (320) 632-1848, (800) 809-1848, www.bookinitontheweb.com.
Spirituality Book Discussion Group
6 p.m. first Thursday of the month, September-May, Bookin' It, 113 First St. S.E., (320) 616-5580, www.bookinitontheweb.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.
Contemporary Fiction Book Club
7 p.m. third Tuesday of the month, September-May, Bookin' It, 113 First St. S.E., (320) 616-5580, www.bookinitontheweb.com.
NEW YORK MILLS
24 Main Ave. N.
Light and easy yoga with Beth Super, 9 a.m. Tuesdays; dance classes with the Pollard School of Dance, after school Tuesdays and Thursdays; knitting for everyone, 6-8 p.m. second and fourth Monday of the month (218) 385-3339, www.kulcher.org.
Central Lakes College Community Band
Rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays, Rehearsal Hall, CLC, 855-8215, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
First Friday Drum Circle
7:30 p.m. first Friday of every month, First Congregational Church, 415 Juniper St., free. Musicians and audience welcome.
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.
Great River Strings practices
5:30 p.m. (beginning orchestra), 6:30 p.m. (main group) Tuesdays, First Lutheran Church, 107 Second St. S.E., (218) 678-3034.
Cuyuna Range Community Band
Practice, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Aitkin High School band room, (218) 546-7402.
Crosslake Art Club meeting
1 p.m. first Monday of every month, Crosslake Community Center, 14126 Daggett Pine Road.
Prairie Point Quilters meeting
7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, First Lutheran Church, 2100 Riverview Drive, (320) 632-4254 or 825-9345.
Out of town
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.
Expanding the Frame 2009, film series, through February
Disney's Aladdin, 7 p.m. through March 1, with Saturday and Sunday shows at 1 and 4 p.m., tickets $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and $11 for students and children.
Northern Lights Casino
Mixed martial arts event King of the Cage, 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Bad Animals, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Friday-Saturday, Cabaret at the casino.
If you would like your event listed in the entertainment guide, e-mail Jennifer at jennifer.stockinger@brainerddispatch. 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.
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