For week of Sept. 20-26; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
To the Core, Fri-Sat
The Shackletons, 8 p.m.-midnight Fri
Hairball with Cojones, 8 p.m. Thu
Rolling Bubble, Fri
The Legacy Five will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Heritage Assembly of God Church in Baxter. Tickets are $14-$17.
Open Mic Battle of the Bands hosted by Darwin Xylophone and the Rainbow Junkies, 7 p.m. Tue
Bluegrass jam, 6:30 p.m. Thu
Villella's Bada Bing
Highway 371 North
Open jam night, 7 p.m. Sat
Buffalo Creek Bar
DJ, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri-Sat
Prime Time Food and Spirits
Divided Highway, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri-Sat
The Bridge Tavern
Austad Family (classic country), 4-8 p.m. Sun
EAST GULL LAKE
Madden's Inn & Golf Club
3 in a Tree, Fri
Paul Newberg, Sat
Paul Berget, Tue
Sportsman's Bar & Grill
Kenny Jake Band, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sat
Kevin Klimek (variety), 7-11 p.m. Fri-Sun
Northern Lights Casino
Serious Sam (classic rock), 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fri-Sat
"Songs from the Tall Grass"
Cultural Arts Series, staged by A Center for the Arts of Fergus Falls, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College, $10 (adults), $5 (12 and younger), 855-8199, (800) 933-0346 ext. 8199.
Comedy, 8 p.m. Saturday, Eclectic Cafe, $25 (dinner and show), $12 (show only advance), $17 (show only at door).
Cultural Arts Series, Canadian folk singer/activist, 6:30 p.m. (address and discussion), 7:30 p.m. (concert) Wednesday, Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College, $5, 855-8199, (800) 933-0346 ext. 8199.
"Marx in Soho"
Cultural Arts Series, staged by Iron Age Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 10 a.m. Oct. 4, Dryden Theatre, Central Lakes College, ticket prices TBA, 855-8199, (800) 933-0346 ext. 8199.
Peggy Kriha Dye
Opera singer's Hometown Recital, with Brainerd High School A Cappella Choir, 3 p.m. Oct. 7, Franklin Arts Center Theatre, $50 and $30 for reserved seating, $5 discount for students, seniors and Crossing Arts Alliance members, (218) 833-0416, reception follows concert in Crossing Gallery 119, proceeds benefit Crossing Arts Alliance.
Cultural Arts Series, staged by Fiasko Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12-13 and 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Dryden Theatre, Central Lakes College, ticket prices TBA, 855-8199, (800) 933-0346 ext. 8199.
Daren Streblow and Joby Saad
Family friendly comedians, 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Educational Services Building, $8 (advance), $13 (day of show), tickets available at Bethany Book & Gift in Baxter, (800) 965-9324, www.bayministries.org.
"A Tribute to the Cowboy"
Heartland Symphony Orchestra, 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Educational Services Building, ticket prices TBA, (800) 826-1997, www.heartlandsymphony.org.
Musical staged by Central Lakes College Theatre, times TBA Oct. 18-27, Chalberg Theatre, $5, 855-8199.
55-and-older musical variety show, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, 20 and 27 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 21, 25, 26 and 28, Franklin Arts Center, $10 (general admission), $12 (reserved), tickets on sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays starting Monday, (218) 825-4993.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Heritage Assembly of God, $14 (advance), $17 (at door), tickets available at the Dispatch in Brainerd, Bethany Book Store in Baxter, KTIG Radio in Pequot Lakes, Good Bookstore in Little Falls and Inspirations in Wadena, (800) 965-9324, www.brainerd.com/riveroflife, www.legacyfive.com.
Music in the Park
Band TBA, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Memorial Park, free, bring own lawn chairs or blankets, (218) 546-8131.
"A Tribute to the Cowboy"
Heartland Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School, ticket prices TBA, (800) 826-1997, www.heartlandsymphony.org.
Clairseach, 7:30 o.m. Friday, Nisswa Community Center, $15 (adults), $10 (11 and younger), (218) 963-2976, www.grassrootsconcerts.org, www.clairseach.com.
"Spider" John Koerner, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Nisswa Community Center, $15 (adults), $10 (11 and younger), (218) 963-2976, www.grassrootsconcerts.org, www.mwt.net/~koerner.
Good News Gospel Concert
Featuring bluegrass and gospel music by the Berge Family, Harmony Engineers and LCC Senior Choir, 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Lutheran Church of the Cross, free-will offering, followed by pie and ice cream social.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Events & Convention Center
Bill Engvall, comedy, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday, $32 and $39, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
John Anderson and Keith Anderson (country), 4 and 7 p.m. Oct. 7, $24 and $30, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts, Celtic music, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Pequot Lakes High School auditorium, ticket prices TBA, (218) 568-9200.
A cappella group, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Centennial Auditorium, $12 (adults advance), $6 (students advance), $15 (adults at door), $7 (students at door), (218) 894-5416, (800) 213-6877, www.staplesmotleyarts.org.
Northern Lights Casino
Laughs at the Lights, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, free.
Terri Clark, 8 p.m. Sept. 29, $27-$37, www.northernlightscasino.com.
Jerry Douglass & Alecia Nugent, "The Best of Bluegrass," 8 p.m. Oct. 12, $13-$23, www.northernlightscasino.com.
Collin Raye, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, $11-$21, www.northernlightscasino.com.
Fifth and Laurel streets
Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.
Crossing Arts Alliance Gallery
Franklin Arts Center
Various artists, ongoing.
Brainerd High School Alumni Art Exhibition, Oct. 2-20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and Oct. 13, reception 4:30 p.m. Oct. 7 following Peggy Kriha Dye recital.
Q Gallery 222
Franklin Arts Center
American Society of Photographers' Traveling Loan Collection, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Brainerd Public Library
Phyllis Frankum, watercolors and mixed media, through September.
Crow Wing County Historical
"Doses of History," medicine exhibit, ongoing.
"Lifeline: County Hospitals in Retrospect," ongoing.
Brainerd Medical Center
Diane Runberg, paintings, through September.
Central Lakes College Gallery
"Liminal Being," paintings by Simon Huelsbeck, through Sept. 27.
United Church of Christ
"Impressions of Nature," nature prints by Sonja Larsen, 8 a.m.-noon Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-noon Sundays, through September.
Jaques Art Center
"Outside of Time," sculptural paintings by Jim and Jan Tanner, through Oct. 6, (218) 927-2363, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morrison County Government
Drawings by Christopher Zlatic, ongoing, (320) 632-0960, www.greatart.org.
World Art Gallery
25282 Hazelwood Drive
Artist TBA, 4-6 p.m. Friday, (218) 963-0440.
Central Lakes College
Rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 10, music room, 855-8215, email@example.com.
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.
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.
Cuyuna Range Community Band
Practice, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Aitkin High School band room, (218) 546-7402.
Fifth annual Festival Latino
1-5 p.m. Sept. 29, Northland Arboretum, $10 (adult advance), $5 (student advance), $12 (adult at door), $7 (student at door), 855-8183. Featuring Jose Velazquez Mariachi, That Dancer's Place, Paul Wilson and Mary Abendroth (dance lessons), food tasting, crafts and market. Presented by Central Lakes College.
6:30 p.m. second Tuesday every other month, Chef & Company, free. Cooking competition similar to "Iron Chef.
Prairie Point Quilters meeting
7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, First Lutheran Church, (320) 632-4254 or 825-9345.
Staples Area Men's
Open to men interested in joining, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Staples-Motley High School Choir Room, www.staplesmen.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.
Brainerd Writers' Alliance workshop
Time TBA Oct. 6, Central Lakes College cafeteria, fee TBA, www.brainerdwriters.org. Also featuring panel discussion, meeting and announcement of contest awards.
Jaques Art Center workshops
"Hope Chest Bear Project" workshop, taught by Mayr Boros, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, for ages 8-10 and parents, $20, $2 supply fee, (218) 927-2363.
Sunday Painters, led by Carolyn Parson,12:30 p.m. Sundays, (218) 927-2363.
Weavers' Club, 1 p.m. first Saturday of the month, (218) 927-2363.
Calligraphy study group
5-7 p.m. first Monday of the month, 9-11 a.m. fourth Wednesday of the month, Jaques Art Center, (218) 927-2363, www.aitkinbeanery.com, www.northernlightswine.com.
Unlimited Learning series
"The Universe," presented by Brian Kohn of Central Lakes College, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Hallett Community Center, $6 (non-members), free (members), (218) 678-3034, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ci.k12.mn.us.
Forest Road Art Studio class
Drawing, 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, $4, for all ages, (218) 534-4936.
Ripple River Gallery workshops
Scandinavian figure carving, taught by Bill Jaeger, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6-7, $115, class size limited, register by Sept. 24, (218) 678-2575, email@example.com.
LAKE EDWARD TOWNSHIP
Taught by Kathy Kovala, 9 a.m.-noon (intermediate), 1-4 p.m. (beginners), Oct. 3, 10, 24 and 31 and Nov. 7 and 14, Lake Edward Town Hall, $30 per session, (218) 829-1457, firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Refresher and More:
Mea Week Seminar"
Classes on painting shadows, painting greens and painting crockery and adobe pots, taught by Kathy Kovala, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 20 and 22, Lake Edward Town Hall, $225, (218) 829-1457, email@example.com.
Great River Arts Center classes
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.
Good Living Cookbook Club
7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Bookin' It, (320) 616-5580, www.bookinitontheweb.com.
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