For week of May 3-9; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Black Valentine (rock), Fri-Sat
Dirty Bomb (open mic jam session), Mon
Virg and the Eldorados, 8:30 p.m.-midnight Fri
Wasted Energy, Fri
Hairball, Sat, $5
"Teapot" by Holly Smith
Patrick Fitzsimmons benefit concert, bands TBA, Fri, $5
Writers in the Round (Eric Addington, Darrin Wentz, Donny Vosen and Keith Axtman), 7 p.m. Sat, $5
Open mic night hosted by Darwin Xylophone and the Rainbow Junkies, 7 p.m. first Tuesday of every month
Bluegrass jam, 6:30 p.m. Thu
Paradise Shores Resort
South Long Lake
Muddy Water, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sat
Villella's Bada Bing
Open jam night, 7 p.m. Sat
Prime Time Food and Spirits
Christopher Banker Band, Fri-Sat
Ded Walleye, Fri-Sat
The Log Jam Bar & Grill
Bryce Niemiller Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sat
"Night" by Meggan Denny
EAST GULL LAKE
Madden's Inn & Golf Club
Paul Berget, Fri and Tue
The Blue Goose
Shadow Casters, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri-Sat
Sportsman's Bar & Grill
Kenny Jake Band, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sat
Donny Vosen, 7-11 p.m. Fri-Sat
Minimum Maintenance, Fri-Sat
Northern Lights Casino
Other Side Blues Band (rock and blues), 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fri-Sat
Featuring local actors performing play written by Rachael Johnson, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dryden Theatre, Central Lakes College, $5 (public), free (CLC students), 855-8199.
St. Olaf College
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church, free-will offering, 829-5147.
"Dummling and the Golden Goose"
Staged by Kids Act Productions, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 10-11, Dryden Theatre, Central Lakes College, free, donations welcome, 855-8199. Also featuring Kids Skits' "We're Going on a Hunt."
Central Lakes College Choir Concert
"Music in Bloom," 7:30 p.m. May 10, Chalberg Theatre, CLC, free, reception follows.
Central Lakes College Band Concert
"Classics and Standards," 7:30 p.m. May 15, Chalberg Theatre, $3 (public), free (CLC students).
Aitkin High School Pop Concert
7:30 p.m. Friday, school auditorium, $3. Featuring Concert Choir, Fists of Fury Handbell Choir and senior solos and ensembles.
"Maurice and Therese: Story of a Love," 8 p.m. Saturday, St. Joseph's Church, $7 (adults), $5 (ages 12 and younger), followed by wine and cheese reception ($4), (218) 855-0711.
Papa John Kolstad with guest TBA, 7 p.m. May 11, Great River Arts Center, $7 (adults), $5 (children), $22 (families), $1 discount for GRAA members, (320) 632-0960, www.greatart.org, www.millcitymusic.com.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Events & Convention Center
Blake Shelton and Steve Holy, country, 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, $29 and $36, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Staples Area Men's Chorus
Dinner Concert, time TBA Sunday, T Maxwell's, (218) 894-5416, (800) 213-6877, www.staplesmen.org.
Northern Lights Casino
Laughs at the Lights, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, free.
Fifth and Laurel streets
Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.
Crossing Arts Alliance Gallery
Franklin Arts Center
Various artists, ongoing.
Riverside Elementary School Fourth Grade Art Show, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
"Salute to the Arts" reception, 5-8 p.m. June 1.
Art Matters Gallery
Franklin Arts Center
"Better Your Best: Brainerd High School Warrior Football (2006)," photography by John Erickson, through May 10, reception 1-4 p.m. Saturday, 330-1780.
Crow Wing County Historical
"Doses of History," medicine exhibit, ongoing.
"Lifeline: County Hospitals in Retrospect," ongoing.
Central Lakes College Gallery
CLC photo contest exhibit, through Saturday.
CLC Student Juried Art Show, through May 10.
Jaques Art Center
"Migration," paintings by Jerry Raedeke and ceramics by Cyrus Swann, through June 2, (218) 927-2363, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art by Evelyn Matthies, ongoing, (218) 828-4336.
Paintings by Crosslake Art Club, through May 31.
Ripple River Gallery
"Watercolor and the Human Figure," paintings by Kay Ornberg, through May 20, (218) 678-2575, email@example.com, www.ripplerivergallery.com.
15th annual Garrison Art Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 27.
Great River Arts Center
David Rickert, "All That Jazz," through May 31, reception 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, featuring jazz performance by Muggsy Lauer and Karl Van Beckum.
Morrison County Government
Drawings by Christopher Zlatic, ongoing, (320) 632-0960, www.greatart.org.
Out of town
"San Francisco Psychedelic"
Through June 10, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, (612) 870-3046, www.artsmia.org.
"An American Vision: Henry Francis
DuPont's Winterthur Museum"
Through Sunday, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, admission TBA, (612) 870-3046, www.artsmia.org.
"The Merchant of Venice"
Directed by Joe Dowling, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Guthrie Theater, $22-$52, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
George Bernard Shaw's
Various times, Saturday-June 17, Guthrie Theater, $22-$52, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
Minnesota Youth Symphonies
2 p.m. Sunday, Orchestra Hall, $6-$20, (651) 699-5811, www.mnyouthsymphonies.org.
"Ghosts" by Henrik Ibsen
7:30 p.m. Wednesday-May 12 and 1 p.m. May 13, Guthrie Theater, $18-$20, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
"RACE: Are We So
Through Sunday, Science Museum of Minnesota, $6.50-$9.50, (651) 221-9444, www.smm.org.
"The Marriage of Figaro" by Mozart
Presented by Minnesota Opera, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday-May 13, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. $35-$132 (individual), $110-$545 (season), (612) 333-6669, www.mnopera.org.
"Ruddigore," 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Hennepin Technical College, $15, (612) 333-6669.
2 p.m. Sunday, Humphrey Theater, St. John's University, $20 (adults), $15 (seniors/youths), (320) 363-5777, www.csbsju.edu/finearts.
"Over the Tavern"
Comedy presented by Old Log Theater, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays through May 27, Excelsior Playhouse, $18.50-$30, (952) 474-5951, www.oldlog.com.
Grand Casino Hinckley
Events & Convention Center
"The Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash," featuring Shawn Barker, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, $6-$12, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Cultural Center
Visual Arts Festival (high school artists), through Saturday.
VFW Auxiliary Patriotic High School Art Show, through May 19, reception 10 a.m. May 12.
Adult Regional Art Show, Tuesday-May 19, reception 10 a.m. May 12.
Men's Choir Festival
Area high school boys choirs and SCSU Men's Choir, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Ritsche Auditorium, Stewart Hall, St. Cloud State University, $5 (adults), $3 (seniors and students), (320) 308-3223.
Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud
Pacifica String Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Atonement Lutheran Church, $75 (adult season), $60 (senior season), $30 (student season).
Featuring Edo de Waart (conductor) and Jorja Fleezanis (violin), 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Petters Auditorium, Benedicta Arts Center, College of St. Benedict, $26 (adults), $23 (seniors/youths), (320) 363-5777, www.csbsju.edu/finearts.
Country, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Petters Auditorium, Benedicta Arts Center, College of St. Benedict, $26 (adults), $23 (seniors/youths), (320) 363-5777, www.csbsju.edu/finearts.
6 p.m. Thursdays, Paradise Shores Resort, free, 764-2328.
7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Saturday, Franklin Arts Center, 825-3777.
7 p.m. Thursdays, Villella's Bada Bing, no buy-in or entry fee, 828-2900.
7 p.m. Thursdays, Yesterday's Gone, $5 entry fee, 824-2050.
Sushi Sake Samurai Saturday
5-7 p.m. Saturdays, Eclectic Cafe. Featuring sushi and sake for $1 each and samurai films.
5 p.m. Sundays, The Green Lantern, free, no buy-in or entry fee, 764-2323.
Central Lakes College
Rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays, music room, 855-8215, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practices, 7 p.m. Mondays, First Congregational Church. 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, free, 828-1708.
Franklin Arts Center Open House
10 a.m.-4 p.m. second Saturday of every month, 1001 Kingwood St.
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, 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 April 29, American Legion, $3 entry fee, 100 percent payout, (218) 682-3335.
"Guitar Hero" contest
10 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays, Paul Bunyan Bowl, free, registration starts at 8 p.m., bring your own guitar, 829-3150. Weekly winners compete last Friday of month for Best Buy gift certificate.
Brainerd School District Writing
Contest awards ceremony
7 p.m. Tuesday, Forestview Middle School cafetorium.
6:30 p.m. second Tuesday every other month, Chef & Company, free. Cooking competition similar to "Iron Chef.
6 p.m. Tuesdays, The Deer Stand, no buy-in or entry fee.
5 p.m. Sundays, Dubb's Pub, 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, no buy-in or entry fee.
6 p.m. Tuesdays, KC's Saloon, free, weekly prizes, (218) 746-3328.
6 p.m. Tuesdays, JR's Junction, free, weekly prizes, (218) 764-2796.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church, (218) 894-1401.
Brazil, presented by Joe Dallman and Felipe and Natalia Rosario, noon Thursday, Chalberg Theatre, free.
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.
Jaques Art Center workshops
Book art, taught by Naomi Hart, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, $55 (members), $65 (non-members), $15 material fee, registration closed, (218) 927-2363.
Weaver's Club, 1 p.m. first Saturday of the month, (218) 927-2363.
Sunday Painters, led by Carolyn Parson,12:30 p.m. Sundays, (218) 927-2363.
Introduction to Fly Tying, taught by Tom Jones, 7 p.m. May 10 and 17, $20, registration deadline May 4, (218) 927-2363.
Forest Road Art Studio class
Drawing, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, $4, (218) 534-4936.
Great River Arts Center classes
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.
Handbuilding and Texture, taught by Susan Beyer, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, $30 (GRAA members), $35 (non-members), $10 clay fee, (320) 616-5421, www.greatart.org.
Ceramics Open Studio, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, $5 (GRAA members), $8 (non-members).
"Untying the (K)nots that Bind Us: Writing from the Center of Our Power & Passion," time TBA Sunday, $55, pre-registration required, contact Bookin' It at (320) 632-1848, (800) 809-1848 or firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bookinitontheweb.com, (320) 616-5421, www.greatart.org.
"Divining the Body: Healing
Ourselves from the Inside Out"
Presented by author Jan Phillips, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Initiative Foundation, $55, pre-registration required, contact Bookin' It at (320) 632-1848, (800) 809-1848 or email@example.com, www.bookinitontheweb.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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