THURSDAY, TUESDAY: STORYTELLING
Renowned Minnesota yarn-spinner Kevin Kling takes the stage twice this week in the area. He'll perform his Guthrie Theater touring show, "Freezing Paradise: An Evening with Kevin Kling," 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Charles D. Martin Auditorium in Little Falls High School and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pequot Lakes School Auditorium. Tickets are $3-$7 for the Little Falls show, which includes an optional 4:30 p.m. dinner, and $8-$12 for the Pequot Lakes show.
"Spider" John Koerner, a contemporary of Bob Dylan's in the 1950s at the University of Minnesota, will perform an acoustic set 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Nisswa Community Center as part of the Grassroots Concert series. Tickets are $10-$15.
Michael Thorne, once dubbed "the rebel without a pause," will perform material culled from his formative years as the son of an English teacher and an auto mechanic. He'll perform 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Scott Hansen's Comedy Gallery at the Rail in downtown Brainerd. Tickets are $5-$10. Ages 18 and older are welcome Friday; 21 and older Saturday.
'Skate the Nation'
Area ice princes and princesses, along with national headliner Braden Overett, will perform at Vacationland Figure Skating Club's 30th annual Ice Show 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Brainerd Area Civic Center.
Laughs for a cause
Area comedy fans have their choice of fund-raising events Saturday. "Night of Laughter," featuring four acts and dinner, starts 5 p.m. at Timbermist in Merrifield. "Hoky High All-School Reunion," a dinner theater show by the Impart Players, starts 6:30 p.m. at Cragun's Pavilion at The Legacy in East Gull Lake. Admission to each event is $50. The Merrifield event benefits the Red Cross and the East Gull Lake event benefits Central Lakes College scholarships.
Hot coffee, hot band
Brainerd has a new regular entertainment option starting this week. Musicians will perform 8 p.m. every Saturday at the Eclectic Cafe downtown; the cover charge is $5. Sight Like December kicks things off this Saturday, but don't be put off by the Duluth band's name: With the coffeehouse scene heating up again, spring is in sight.
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