For week of July 28-Aug. 3; bands perform 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Ded Walleye, Thu-Sat
Open mic jam session hosted by Dirty Bomb, Mon
Virg and the Eldorados, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fri
October Son, Fri-Sat, $3 (free to comedy club patrons)
Brennen Leigh and Seth Hulbert (bluegrass), 8 p.m. Fri, $5
Tom Hipps, 8 p.m. Sat
Last Turn Saloon
Street dance featuring SKATYRS (classic rock) and Joe McGown (classic rock), 4 p.m.-midnight Sat
Cleo Kuelbs and Cliff Veronick (dinner music), 7-10 p.m. Sat
Wicked Blue, Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Breezy Point Resort
Tami & the Bachelor, Thu-Sat
Chris Olson (Memories of Elvis), 8:30 p.m. Sat
The New Exchange
Martin Zellar and the Hardways, Fri, $5 (advance), $8 (at door)
Crosslake Town Square Grand Opening
SKATYRS (classic rock), 6-8 p.m. Thu
EAST GULL LAKE
Leisha Kaye, Thu-Fri
Kristi Morris and Jeff Kellogg, Sun
The Blue Goose
Wayne Renn, Fri-Sat, $3
Sawtell, 7 p.m.-midnight Thu-Sun, Wed
Steve Anderson, 7 p.m.-midnight Mon-Tue
Bryan Barber (acoustic rock), 3-6 p.m. Fri-Sat
Basket Case, Fri-Sat
The Live Well
Bryan Barber (acoustic rock), 8 p.m. Fri, $2
Performances in the Park
Dennis Warner with Darlyne Cain, folk music, 7 p.m. Thursday, Gregory Park, free.
"Rhythm of the Rails"
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Northern Pacific Railroad Center, $8 (older than 12), $6 (ages 3-12), free (2 and younger).
Comedian, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Scott Hansen's Comedy Gallery at the Rail, $10 (at door), $7 (in advance), $5 with ticket stub from previous show, 829-0513, 824-JOKE, www.comedyinfo.com. Comedy price includes free admission to band upstairs after show.
Organ recital series, noon Wednesday, First Congregational Church, free.
Comedian, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6, Scott Hansen's Comedy Gallery at the Rail, $10 (at door), $7 (in advance), $5 with ticket stub from previous show, 829-0513, 824-JOKE, www.comedyinfo.com. Comedy price includes free admission to band upstairs after show.
Comedy, with Philip Brunelle and soloists, 6 p.m. Aug. 5, Zig's Clubhouse Restaurant, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, $20, tickets available from the Schubert Club, (651) 292-3268, www.schubert.org, proceeds benefit Bay Lake Environment Fund and the Crossing Arts Alliance.
Park Rapids Area Community Band
3 p.m. Aug. 13, Lakeside Park, bring own lawn chair. If inclement weather, Hackensack Community Building.
"Disney's Beauty and the Beast"
Presented by Hole in the Day Players, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Tuesday, Aug. 4-6, 2 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 6, Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School, $10 (adults), $8 (children/students/seniors), (320) 632-9106, firstname.lastname@example.org, tickets at The Flower Dell and Silker Studio in Little Falls.
Concerts in the Park
Riverfolk (folk music), 3 p.m. Sunday, Maple Island Park, free, www.riverfolk.net.
St. Cloud Area Jazz Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 7, Maple Island Park, free.
Eighth annual Rat Lake Music & Art Festival
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Larson's Barn, Rat Lake, $10-$12 (per day), (218) 426-3648, www.larsonsbarn.com.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Events & Convention Center
Dwight Yoakam, country, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, $32 and $39, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Nashville Legends Tour (Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius, Bobby Bare, Stonewall Jackson, Hank Thompson, Shotgun Red), 6 and 9 p.m. Aug. 4, $18 and $34, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Folk music, 7 p.m. Sunday, Northern Pacific Park, free. Part of Music in the Park series.
Comedy, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Northern Lights Casino, $16-$21 (advance), $21-$26 (day of show), 877-LIGHTS-9, www.northernlightscasino.com.
Fifth and Laurel streets
Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.
215 S. Eighth St.
Jean London, photographs and art, through Sunday.
Evelyn Matthies' Porthole Gallery
712 Washington St.
"Summer Sizzle," sculpture, graphics, pottery and paintings by regional artists, through Aug. 30, 829-5953.
Brainerd Public Library
Paintings by members of Crosslake Art Club, through Sunday.
Crow Wing County Historical
Magoffin Doll Collection, ongoing.
"Fashion: Function, Style, Fad," ongoing.
"Bird's-eye View," ongoing.
First Congregational Church
"Slices of Life," featuring Joey Halverson, Dave Boran, Jan Kurtz and Photo Club, Aug. 7-28, 829-2528.
Jaques Art Center
"Three Degrees of Separation," through Sept. 3.
Cindy Wegman, "Abstract Images," July.
Ripple River Gallery
"Birds in Batik" by Nedra Nicholls, through Aug. 7.
Great River Arts Center
Warren Woodworth, paintings and drawings, Aug. 4-27; reception 5-8:30 p.m. Aug. 4, (320) 632-6341.
First Lutheran Church
Prairie Point Quilters meeting, 7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, (320) 632-4254 or 825-9345.
45th annual Pine River Art Club Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, free. Featured artist is Eloise Ryan. Kathy Kovala will demonstrate watercolors 2 p.m. Thursday.
Paper Birch Gallery
Art in the Evening, 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, (866) 963-4815, email@example.com, www.lifesabirch.com. Demonstrations, refreshments and door prizes.
Crafters and Artists Mall
Leech Lake Arts League show and sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 4-5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6, free, (218) 547-2709.
Out of town
"His Girl Friday"
Through Sunday, Guthrie Theater Mainstage, various ticket prices, (612) 377-2224, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
Minnesota Children's Museum
"Go Figure!," math exhibit, through Sept. 11, www.mcm.org.
"Joshua's Journey: A Black Cowboy Rides the Chisholm Trail," through Sept. 18, www.mcm.org.
Exhibit, through Sept. 5, Science Museum of Minnesota, $8.50 (adults), $6.50 (children and seniors), www.smm.org.
"Bears" Omnitheater film
Through Oct. 6, Science Museum of Minnesota, $7.50 (adults), $5.50 (ages 4-12 and seniors), (651) 221-9444, www.smm.org.
Def Leppard and Bryan Adams
Rock, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Midway Stadium, $45, www.ticketmaster.com.
American Idols Live
Pop/rock, 7 p.m. Aug. 6, Xcel Energy Center, $35-$45, www.ticketmaster.com.
Orsa Youth and Redbandet
Swedish music, 12:15 and 4:15 p.m. Aug. 5, Elmhurst Commons and Park Manor, (320) 396-4956, www.braham.com.
Arts and crafts show
10 a.m. Aug. 6-7, main street, (320) 396-4956, www.braham.com.
Parade and music
11 a.m. (parade), 3 p.m. (jazz group Redbandet) Aug. 6, downtown and Freedom Park, (320) 396-4956, www.braham.com.
Featuring Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Sawyer Brown and others, Aug. 4-6, Soo Pass Ranch, $100-$175, 1-800-4-WEFEST, www.wefest.com.
Chief O'Neill Day
Celtic music and dance, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 7, Little Log House Pioneer Village, six miles south of Hastings, $5 (adult advance), $7 (adult at door), $2.50 (senior advance), $3.50 (senior at door), $3 (ages 7-17 advance), $4 (ages 7-17 at door), free (age 6 and younger), (651) 292-4900, www.minnesotafolkfestival.org.
Grand Casino Hinckley
Events & Convention Center
Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Foreigner, 8 p.m. Aug. 7, $24-$38, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Second annual Jackpine
Writers' Bloc Celebration
1-4:30 p.m. Aug. 6, Community Center. Features poetry workshop taught by Mark Vinz, $25, (218) 652-4257, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second annual Jackpine
Writers' Bloc Celebration
5 p.m. Aug. 6, Long Lake Theater. Includes refreshments, meal, program, readings and announcement of winners.
KC and the Sunshine Band
8 p.m. Saturday, Shooting Star Casino, $8-$22, 800-313-7469, www.starcasino.com.
Rhonda Vincent with Morgan's Run
Bluegrass, 8:30 p.m. Friday, $15 (advance), $19 (day of show), (763) 478-6661.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Cultural Center
"Landscapes: Two Views," photographs by Barry Kleider and Mike Melman, through Sept. 5.
Three Rivers Kantele, 7 p.m. Saturday, part of Summer Music Series, free.
Dick Kimmel and Company, 8 p.m. Sunday, part of Summer Music Series, $10 (non-members), $8 (members), $5 (students).
Monroe Crossing, Aug. 7, part of Summer Music Series, $10 (non-members), $8 (members), $5 (students).
Rock festival, 11 a.m. Aug. 7, Floatrie Amphitheatre, $60, www.ticketmaster.com.
Children's Musical Theatre Workshop
For grades 3-10, Sunday-Aug. 11, Terrace Mill, (320) 268-3394, www.terracemill.org.
THIEF RIVER FALLS
Play preceded by dinner, presented by That's Entertainment, 6 p.m. Aug. 6-8 and noon Aug. 7, Thief River Golf Club, $24, (218) 681-6604.
7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, $10 (children), $14 (adults). Presented by George Carden Circus International; includes tigers, elephant, highwire, riding, aerialists, juggler and more.
Friday Night Dance
7-9 p.m. (ages 13-15), 9:30 p.m.-midnight (ages 16-19) Fridays, World on Wheels Skate Center, $5 (first session), $6 (second session).
Society for Creative Anachronism
Featuring Medieval combat demonstration, art and science projects, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Lum Park, free.
5 p.m. Sundays, The Green Lantern, free, no buy-in or entry fee, (218) 764-2323.
Crow Wing County Fair
Variety of entertainment and events, Tuesday-Aug. 7, fairgrounds, free, brainerd.com/fair.
Brainerd Writers' Alliance meeting
10 a.m.-noon, third Saturday of every month, Brainerd Public Library, 825-0461, $10 annual membership dues.
5 p.m. Sundays, 40 Club, free, no buy-in or entry fee, (320) 692-2080.
Aitkin County Fair
Wednesday-Aug. 6, fairgrounds.
6 p.m. Tuesdays, The Deer Stand, no buy-in or entry fee.
6 p.m. Thursdays, Gary's Sports Bar & Grill, no buy-in or entry fee.
6 p.m. Wednesdays, Town Tavern, free, no buy-in or entry fee, (218) 546-5997.
Cuyuna Range Community Band
Practice, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Aitkin High School band room, (218) 546-7402.
Jaques Art Center workshops
Calligraphy, taught by Thelma Olds, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 5, $100 (JAC members), $140 (non-members), $30 supply fee, (218) 927-2363.
Unlimited Learning series
"Who Gets the Drumstick? How to Reduce Holiday Stress," 1:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Hallett Community Center, $6.
Janet Almquist, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 5, Forest Road Art Studio, free. Followed by monthy art guild meeting.
Group discussions on current events issues, 12:30 p.m. third Monday of every month, Gary's, $20 (Unlimited Learning members), $25 (non-members), (218) 927-3042.
Age 3, 5 p.m. Mondays, St. Francis Music Center, (320) 632-0637, www.sfmusiccenter.org.
Ages 4-5, 6 p.m. Mondays, St. Francis Music Center, (320) 632-0637, www.sfmusiccenter.org.
Ages 6 and up, 7 p.m. Mondays, St. Francis Music Center, (320) 632-0637, www.sfmusiccenter.org.
Piano Party Class
Ages 4-5, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Francis Music Center, (320) 632-0637, www.sfmusiccenter.org.
Great River Arts Center classes
Beginning Ceramics, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 4, (320) 632-0960, www.greatart.org.
Exploration of Sculpture, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 18, (320) 632-0960, www.greatart.org.
Charcoal Drawing Basics, 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 6, (320) 632-0960, www.greatart.org.
Mixed Media: Watercolor and Crayon, 12:30-2 p.m. Aug. 6, (320) 632-0960, www.greatart.org.
Paper Birch Gallery workshops
Summer landscape watercolor workshop, taught by Russel Norberg, time TBA Aug. 5-7, (866) 963-4815, email@example.com, www.lifesabirch.com.
Madhatters Community Theatre drama camp
Monday-Aug. 5 and Aug. 8-12, site TBA, (218) 632-SHOW. For students in grades 3-12.
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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