For week of May 7-13; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
608 Laurel St.
D.J. Walzy, Friday- Saturday
601 Laurel St.
Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursday of the month
124 Front St.
Virg and the El Dorados, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Friday
"The Captain's Ship" was created by Rick O'Connor of Brainerd. O'Connor's artwork is displayed at the Crossing Arts Alliance at the Franklin Arts Center for people to view or purchase. Brainerd Dispatch/Jennifer Stockinger» Purchase reprints of this photo.
The E Squared Cafe
123 East Washington St.
Al The Barber Velasquez, Cinco De Mayo celebration, 6-10 p.m. Saturday.
The Iron Rail
707 Laurel St.
October Sun, Friday-Saturday
612 Front St.
Open Jam, every Saturday
30279 Airport Road
The Middle, Friday-Saturday.
Prime Time Food and Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Dr.
Stool Pigeons, Friday-Saturday
The Bridge Tavern
26929 Highway 6
Classic Country Dinner Theater, 4-8 p.m. every Sunday
County Road 66 and 16
D.J. J.P., 10 p.m. - 2 a.m., Friday-Saturday
EAST GULL LAKE
Madden's on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Paul Berget, Tuesday
Blue Goose Inn
9347 U.S. Highway 169
Kid Hollywood, Friday-Saturday
8164 Interlachen Road
Kevin Klimek, 7-11 p.m., every Friday-Saturday.
133 Highway 10
The Diamond Dogs, Saturday
25807 Main St.
King's Ransom, 8 p.m. Friday
Huntin' Shack Bar and Grill
724 Highway 210 W.
Jammers Club, 8:30 p.m. -12:30 a.m., Saturday
Music From the Heart
Music From the Heart, Central Lakes College Choir Concert, Chalberg Theater at CLC, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, free.
Swing Into Spring
Swing Into Spring, Central Lakes College Community and Jazz bands, Chalberg Theater at CLC, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Gen. Adm. $3, CLC students and ages 12-under free.
'Phantom of the Opera' event
Tickets are available for the May 16 performance of Phantom of the Opera at the Orpheium Theater in Minneapolis, cost for a ticket and bus fare is between $83-$97. For more information call Gina at (218) 547-4360.
Holy Hootenanny concert set 7 p.m. May 17 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church; tickets are $10. More information by calling church at 828-9374.
PRB Renaissance Festival
Pine River-Backus Renaissance Festival, 3:30-8:30 p.m. May 15 at PRB High School Commons area.
Concert For A Cause
Staples Area Women's Chorus, Colla Voce Girl's Choir and the Staples Motley High School Women's Chorus to perform Concert For A Cause, 2 p.m. May 17. The concert is a fundraiser for the Staples and Motley food shelves.
Crossing Arts Alliance Gallery
Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St.
Various artists, ongoing.
Fields of Autumn exhibit through May 17, information call (218) 330-1780.
501 Laurel St.
Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.
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
Collaborative work by Marlon Davidson and Don Knudson, through May 31.
Evelyn Matthies' Porthole Gallery
712 Washington St.
Sister Lillian Kroll's art exhibit called Reflections on Nature through May 27.
Central Lakes College Gallery
501 W. College Dr.
Student art exhibit through Wednesday.
Jaques Art Center
121 Second St. NW
Coming Home by Julie Barta, through June 13. The public is invited to a reception to meet the artist from 1-4 p.m. Saturday.
Hallet Community Center
470 Eighth St. N.E.
Art Show and Shoppe, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday. More information call (218) 545-1549.
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.
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.
Senior Center Book Club
10:30-11:30 a.m. third Wednesday of every month, Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, 803 Kingwood St.
Author Will Weaver workshop
Will Weaver's workshop, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in Room E354 at Central Lakes College.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Cultural Thursday, Peru
Resource Center for Cultures and Languages of the Americas at Central Lakes College presents Cultural Thursday, Peru, by Tyra Osvold and Brainerd High School Spanish Club, Dryden Theater at CLC, noon Thursday, free.
Lake Area Concert Association, Just Friends
The Lake Area Concert Association presents Just Friends, performed by cabaret singers Jimmy Martin and Dee Noah, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd.
Crosslake Book Talk series
Barbara Doerring to speak, 1:30 p.m. Monday at Crosslake Area Library's Book Talk series, Crosslake Community Center.
Documentary film event
Walking Into the Unknown, a documentary film about American Indian health issues, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Grand Makwa Cinema.
Magical Moments for Moms
Magical Moments for Moms, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Staples Public Library, moms with children 18-months to age 5, will be pampered while children will enjoy story time. More information call library at (218) 894-1401.
Pirates Away program for children age 6-12, 6:30-7:30 p.m., May 19, Staples Public Library. More information call library at (218) 894-1401.
Central Lakes College Community Band, rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays fall through spring, Rehearsal Hall, CLC, 855-8215, email@example.com.
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.
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
Bemidji State University
Bemidji Chorale free concert, 7 p.m. Sunday, Beaux Arts Ballroom, Hobson Memorial Union, Bemidji State University.
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, playing through June 20, box office, (800) 362-3515, www.chanhassentheatres.com
Old Log Theater
5175 Meadville St.
Alone Together, presented by Old Log Theater, through May 23, $19.50-$32, (952) 474-5951, www.oldlog.com
Grand Casino Hinckley Events and Convention Center
777 Lady Luck Dr.
Red Envelope Grand Asian Concert, 8 p.m. May 24, general, $15, VIP, $20
Sara Evans, 8 p.m. May 29, general, $25, $35, VIP, $40
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. S.
Noble Dreams & Simple Pleasures: American Masterworks from Minnesota Collections, through Sunday
Art in Bloom, through Sunday, (612) 870-3131, www.artsmia.org.
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.
UK Performance Now!, performing arts series, ends May 30
600 First Avenue North
Walking with Dinosaurs, live theatrical show from May 14-17, tickets starting at $27.75 and are available at Target Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (651) 989-5151.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
The Beach Boys, Thursday-Friday, general, $35, VIP, $42.
Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
Disney's High School Musical, 2 and 7 p.m. Friday and 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, tickets are $17 regular, $15 seniors and students and children $11, www.paramountarts.org
Northern Lights Casino
Don McLean, 7 p.m. May 17, tickets, $19-$31.
Bear Creek, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Friday-Saturday, Cabaret at the casino.
If you'd like your event listed in the entertainment guide, e-mail Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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