For week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Black Valentine, Fri-Sat
Kevin Lang, 8 p.m.-midnight Fri
Coldwater Johnson, Fri-Sat
Angie Stevens (folk rock), Fri, $10
Vicous Aloysius with the Julie Puppets, Sat
Open Mic Battle of the Bands hosted by Darwin Xylophone and the Rainbow Junkies, 7 p.m. Tue
Paradise Shores Resort
South Long Lake
Kenny Jake Band, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sat
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
Headin' Back, 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, Sat
Kevin Klimek (variety), 7-11 p.m. Fri-Sun
Drivin' Rain, Fri-Sat
"Marx in Soho"
Cultural Arts Series, staged by Iron Age Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 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
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, all-ages show, (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.
U.S. Army Field Band
7 p.m. Oct. 18, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Educational Services Building, free tickets available starting Oct. 1 at the Dispatch.
Musical staged by Central Lakes College Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-20 and 25-27, 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.
Music in the Park
Fashionably Late and guests, 5:30 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.
"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.
Truckstop Souvenir, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Nisswa Community Center, $15 (adults), $10 (11 and younger), (218) 963-2976, www.grassrootsconcerts.org, www.truckstopsouvenir.com.
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
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.
Fifth and Laurel streets
Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.
Crossing Arts Alliance Gallery
Franklin Arts Center
Brainerd High School Alumni Art Exhibition, Tuesday-Oct. 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 Sunday.
Crow Wing County Historical
"Doses of History," medicine exhibit, ongoing.
"Lifeline: County Hospitals in Retrospect," ongoing.
Brainerd Medical Center
Diane Runberg, paintings, through Sunday.
Central Lakes College Gallery
"Liminal Being," paintings by Simon Huelsbeck, through Thursday.
United Church of Christ
"Impressions of Nature," nature prints by Sonja Larsen, 8 a.m.-noon Thursday-Friday and 10 a.m.-noon Sunday.
Jaques Art Center
"Outside of Time," sculptural paintings by Jim and Jan Tanner, through Oct. 6, reception noon Sept. 15, (218) 927-2363, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hallett Community Center
Sixth annual Arts and Crafts Fair and Women's Expo, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free.
Ripple River Gallery
Fall open house, Oct. 6, free, (218) 678-2575, email@example.com, www.ripplerivergallery.com. Featuring raku pottery firing demonstration by Jim Loso (10 a.m.) and music by Paul Imholte (11 a.m.-2 p.m.).
Government Center Gallery
Drawings by Christopher Zlatic, ongoing, (320) 632-0960, www.greatart.org.
World Art Gallery
25282 Hazelwood Drive
Ted Leggett, abstract art, 4-6 p.m. Friday, (218) 963-0440.
6 p.m. Thursdays, Paradise Shores Resort, free, 764-2328.
7 p.m. Thursdays, Villella's Bada Bing, no buy-in or entry fee, 828-2900.
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.
Fifth annual Festival Latino
1-5 p.m. Saturday, 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.
6:30 p.m. Mondays, Prime Time Food and Spirits, no buy-in or entry fee, (218) 562-4455.
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.
Prairie Point Quilters meeting
7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, First Lutheran Church, (320) 632-4254 or 825-9345.
5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Wagon Wheel Bar & Grill, 851-4934.
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.
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
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.
"How to Play Piano in Three Hours"
Taught by Jim Anderson, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Forestview Middle School, fee TBA, register through Brainerd Community Education at 822-6924.
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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAKE EDWARD TOWNSHIP
Taught by Kathy Kovala, 9 a.m.-noon (intermediate), 1-4 p.m. (beginners), Wednesday and Oct. 10, 24 and 31 and Nov. 7 and 14, Lake Edward Town Hall, $30 per session, (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.
"Art Adventures for Parents and Preschoolers" (ages 2-5), 11 a.m. Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25, taught by Heidi Steadman, $12 for one child, $16 for two children, $40 for all four classes, registration deadline Sept. 27, (320) 632-0960, www.greatart.org.
"Afterschool Art Studio" (grades K-6), 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25, $12 per class, $40 for all four classes, registration deadline Sept. 27, (320) 632-0960, www.greatart.org.
Out of town
"Sacred Beauty: Treasures from
Swedish Cathedrals and Churches"
Through Oct. 7, American Swedish Institute, $4-$6, www.americanswedishinst.org.
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, selected matinees, through Nov. 10, Guthrie Theater, $24-$69, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
Presented by Frank Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1 p.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. selected Wednesdays, through Oct. 14, Dowling Studio, Guthrie Theater, $18 and $34, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
Brian Friel's "The Home Place"
Directed by Joe Dowling, times TBA Friday-Nov. 25, ticket prices TBA, Guthrie Theater, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
2 p.m. Sunday, American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., $5-$10, (612) 871-4907, www.americanswedishinst.org.
"Georgia O'Keeffe: Circling
Oct. 7-Jan. 6, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, admission TBA, (612) 870-3046, www.artsmia.org.
Actor Ian McKellen and Guthrie director Joe Dowling, 7 p.m. Oct. 8, Thrust Stage, $50, (877) 44-STAGE.
Fallcon Comic Book Convention
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6-7, State Fairgrounds Education Building, $10 (adults, good for both days), $1 off with canned food shelf donation, (651) 645-0386, www.mncba.com. Featuring guest appearances by more than 175 comic book creators.
Neil Simon's "Proposals"
Comedy presented by Old Log Theater, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m. selected Wednesdays and Thursdays, through Feb. 16, Excelsior Playhouse, $18.50-$30, (952) 474-5951, www.oldlog.com.
Grand Casino Hinckley
Events & Convention Center
The Letterman, 4 p.m. Oct. 14, $10-$20, (651) 989-5151, www.grandcasinomn.com.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Cultural Center
"Finn Shui," art by Shirlee Aho Daulton and Sandra Daulton Shaughnessy, through Oct. 14.
"Minnecanos," staged by Mixed Blood Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Gear Daddies, rock, 7:30 p.m. Friday, $25-$30, (320) 259-5463, www.paramountarts.org.
Jack Benny: Laughter in Bloom (comedy), 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $19-$23, (320) 259-5463, www.paramountarts.org.
"Mozart and the Whale," 7 p.m. Wednesday, $5-$6, (320) 259-5463, www.paramountarts.org.
Boys of the Lough, Irish and Scottish music, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, $20-$23, (320) 259-5463, www.paramountarts.org.
"North By Northwest," Laraway Classic Film Series, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, $5, (320) 259-5463, www.paramountarts.org.
Laura Caviani Trio, a Thelonious Monk tribute, 8 p.m. Oct. 6, $17-$20, (320) 259-5463, www.paramountarts.org.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
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.
Group photography show, through Sunday, $1, (320) 278-3261, www.terracemill.org.
29th annual Fall Festival and Fiddlers' Contest, 1 p.m. Sunday, $7 (public), $6 (TMF members), $3 (12 and younger), bring own seating, www.terracemill.org. Fiddlers' Contest: no registration fee, register by calling Alaire at (320) 278-3261.
Northern Lights Casino
Terri Clark, 8 p.m. Saturday, $27-$37, www.northernlightscasino.com.
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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