For week of May 8-14; 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.
Kevin Lang & the Mississippi Drifters, 8 p.m.-midnight Fri
The Iron Rail
707 Laurel St.
Janaya Johnson of Little Falls and Gabe Franz of Cottage Grove will sing a duet at the Central Lakes College spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus. Admission is $3 for the public and free for CLC students.
Wayne Renn, Thu-Sat
216 S. Eighth St.
Courtney Yasmineh, Fri
Seth Doud and Acoustic Ashton, Sat
612 Front St.
Open jam night, 7 p.m. Sat
Pit Stop Bar
723 Laurel St.
Villella's Bada Bing
18071 Highway 371 N.
Absolute Groove, Fri
The Old Waterfall
4955 Highway 371 N.
The Jammers Club (dance band), 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Thu
Primetime Food & Spirits
8548 Ski Chalet Drive
Headin' Back, Fri-Sat
The Bridge Tavern
26929 Highway 6
Austad Family (classic country), 4-8 p.m. Sun
EAST GULL LAKE
Madden's Inn & Golf Club
Paul Berget, Sat
The Blue Goose
Killer Hayseeds, Fri, $3
Kid Hollywood, Sat, $3
The Wagon Wheel
21560 County Road 3
133 Highway 10
Fabulous Stool Pigeons, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fri-Sat
25807 Main St.
Earthtones, 6-9 p.m. Mon
KC's Uptown Saloon
116 Cedar Ave. E.
The Jammers Club (dance band), 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fri-Sat
By students of Susan Kavanaugh, 7 p.m. Friday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., 828-4073.
"Music with Some Spring in It"
Featuring CLC Music Department, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Chalberg Theatre, $3 (public), free (CLC students and children younger than 12), 855-8215, reception following concert in new music rehearsal hall.
Music festival featuring area and regional bands, noon-midnight May 17, Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, $5, proceeds go to Brainerd Food Shelf, (218) 232-3121.
Brainerd High School Orchestras
Benefit Concert, 7 p.m. May 20, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Educational Services Building, 804 Oak St., proceeds benefit Brainerd Area Habitat for Humanity.
High School Choirs
"Pop to Rock!," 7 p.m. Thursday, Mayberry Auditorium, C-I High School, 711 Poplar St., $2 (adults), $1 (students).
Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St.
Art by Mad Carpet Group (paintings, sculptures and video), through May 17.
Crossing Arts Alliance Gallery
Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St.
Various artists, ongoing.
Art Matters Gallery
Franklin Arts Center
1001 Kingwood St.
"The Path of Champions," Brainerd High School football photos by John Erickson, through Saturday, 330-1780.
501 Laurel St.
Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.
Crow Wing County
320 Laurel St.
"Doses of History," medicine exhibit, ongoing.
"Lifeline: County Hospitals in Retrospect," ongoing.
712 Washington St.
"Somewhere," poetry, paintings and mixed media by Robert Meszaros, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays through May.
Central Lakes College Gallery
Juried Student Art Show, through Wednesday, during campus hours.
Amateur photo contest, through May 19, during campus hours.
Jaques Art Center
121 Second St. N.W.
"On Location," paintings by Scott Lloyd Anderson, through May 31, reception and "Plein Air" talk 1-4 p.m. May 24, (218) 927-2363, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art by Francis Lee Jaques, ongoing, (218) 927-2363, email@example.com.
Ripple River Gallery
27591 Partridge Ave.
"The Uninterrupted Grace of Wild Things," woodblock prints by Nick Wroblewski, through Sunday, (218) 678-2575, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ripplerivergallery.com.
"By Hand," weaving by Michele Auger and clay by Bill Gossman, Wednesday-June 15, reception 2-4 p.m. May 17, (218) 678-2575, email@example.com, www.ripplerivergallery.com.
Gust Akkanen, wildlife and scenery in acrylic, through May.
Great River Arts Center
104B Second St. S.E.
Mixed media by Carla Stetson, (320) 632-0960, www.greatart.org.
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.
The Path Less Traveled gallery
In the Integrity Realty buidling
25282 Hazelwood Drive
Michael Sedivy, commercial art designs, 4-6 p.m. Friday, 820-9354.
6 p.m. Thursdays, Paradise Shores Resort, South Long Lake, 10067 Leisure Lane, free, 764-2328.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Mondays, Villella's Bada Bing, 18071 Highway 371 N., no buy-in or entry fee, 828-2900.
Franklin Arts Center Open House
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 1001 Kingwood St. Featuring children's activity from 10 a.m.-noon. Flipside Children's Activity, "Haiku Watercolors for Mom," 10 a.m.-noon.
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.
Central Lakes College
Rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays, music room, CLC, 855-8215, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
Mike Holst, author of "A Long Way Back," 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Crosslake Community Center, 14126 Daggett Pine Road, free.
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.
EAST GULL LAKE
13th annual Brainerd Family
YMCA Charity Ball
Featuring Johnny Holm Band, dinner and silent auction, 5:30 p.m. May 17, Madden's Town Hall, 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, $75, 829-4767, www.brainerdlakesymca.org.
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.
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.
For ages 3-10, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Staples Public Library, 611 Iowa Ave. N.E., free, pre-register at (218) 894-1401.
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, email@example.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.
Unlimited Learning series
Film discussion series, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Fridays through May 23, Crosby-Ironton High School, 711 Poplar St., $10 (members), $25 (non-members), (218) 534-4946, (218) 546-5789.
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, 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.
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.
Out of town
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, 1 p.m. on selected Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, through June 22, Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., $24-$69, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
Staged by Flying Foot Forum dance company, various times Friday-May 18, Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., $18-$34, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
Presented by Old Log Theater, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m. selected Wednesdays and Thursdays, through June 7, Excelsior Playhouse, 5175 Meadville St., $19.50-$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, through Sept. 27, Excelsior Playhouse, 5175 Meadville St., $19.50-$32, (952) 474-5951, www.oldlog.com.
Presented by Old Log Theater, various times through May 31 and June 17-July 19, Excelsior Playhouse, 5175 Meadville St., $8-$21, (952) 474-5951, www.oldlog.com.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Cultural Center
24 Main Ave. N.
Regional Grade 7-12 Art Show, through May.
Charles Beck, woodcut prints and wildlife sculptures, ongoing.
Somali weaving, ongoing.
Bill Holm, book reading and piano, 7:30 p.m. Friday, free, (218) 385-3339, www.kulcher.org.
913 W. St. Germain St.
"Seussical the Musical," presented by GREAT Theatre, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, $15 (adults), $13 (seniors), $9 (students/children), www.paramountarts.org.
Northern Lights Casino
Junction of Highways 371 and 210
Laughs at the Lights, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, free.
If you would like your event listed in the entertainment guide, e-mail John at email@example.com, 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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