For week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Tracy Blake Project, Fri-Sat
Three Dollar Molly, Mon-Tue
Ded Walleye, Wed
Virg and the Eldorados, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fri
Kid Hollywood, Thu
Southern Uprising, Fri-Sat
October Road, Sun
Pop Wagner will present the best of old-time Appalachian string band music, cowboy classics and hot picking, as well as snappy repartee, crazy antics and lariat tricks, when he performs with the Pop Wagner Trio at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Pequot Lakes High School Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students.
Heartbreak Ridge, Wed
Suicide Blonde, Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Steve Anderson, 7-11 p.m. Thu
Free Ride, Fri-Sat
The New Exchange
Dirty Word, 9:30 p.m. Sat
The Blue Goose
Hit Kickers, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri-Sat, $3
Saxy Lady and the Surf Cat, 7-11 p.m. Thu-Sun, Wed
Muddy Water, Fri-Sat
6:30 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 7 and 21, Coco Moon, free.
"The Children's Hour"
Play, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, Dryden Theatre, Central Lakes College, $5 (public), free (CLC students), 855-8199.
Comedy, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Scott Hansen's Comedy Gallery at The Rail, $10, 829-0513, www.comedyinfo.com.
KJ52 and Pigeon John
Christian hip-hop concert, 7 p.m. Saturday, World on Wheels Skate Center, $10 (advance), $13 (at door), (218) 821-0864, www.bayministries.org, www.kj52.com, www.pigeonjohn.com.
Orange Kellin's New Orleans
7:30 p.m. Monday, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School. Lakes Area Concert Association season memberships: $28 (adults), $10 (students), $70 (families).
"The Sound of Music"
Presented by On Stage Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7-9 and 14-16, 3 p.m. Oct. 10 and 17, Franklin Junior High School Auditorium, $8 (adults), $5 (12 and under), $10 (reserved), tickets are available at the Brainerd Community Education office, Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce and Bethany Bookstore.
Comedy, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8-9, Scott Hansen's Comedy Gallery at The Rail, $10, 829-0513, www.comedyinfo.com.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra
"Meet the HSO," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, $20 (adult season), $30 (adult pair season), $35 (family season), $12 (senior or student season).
EAST GULL LAKE
Legacy Chorale of
"Autumn in New York: Favorites from Broadway and the Met," fund-raiser, 6 p.m. Oct. 8, Cragun's Legacy Clubhouse main dining room, $55, (218) 820-6034, 1-888-899-6034, (218) 820-6034, firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets available at the Dispatch, Music General and Bridge of Harmony in Brainerd and Lakes Music in Pequot Lakes.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra
"Meet the HSO," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Charles D. Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School, $20 (adult season), $30 (adult pair season), $35 (family season), $12 (senior or student season).
Grassroots Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nisswa Community Center, $10, www.turtletownmusic.com.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Events & Convention Center
Tracy Byrd, country music, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, $18 and $25, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Pop Wagner Trio
Appalachian string band, cowboy classics and lariat tricks, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Pequot Lakes School Auditorium, $12 (adults), $10 (seniors), $8 (students), (218) 568-9200.
Big John Dickerson
& The Celebrators
7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Pine River-Backus High School stage, (218) 587-2080.
Russian folk ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Centennial Auditorium, $12 (adult advance), $6 (student advance), $15 (adult at door), $7 (student at door); tickets available at Centennial box office, (218) 894-5416, (800) 213-6877. Part of Staples-Motley Arts Council Concert Series.
Fifth and Laurel streets
Adrien Town and Helen Smith, paintings, ongoing.
Evelyn Matthies' Gallery
712 Washington St.
McKenzie Bass, acrylic ink and stained glass, and Bernadette Schaffer, acrylics, through Friday.
"SCUBA diving in the Brainerd lakes area," Friday-Nov. 1; reception 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 9.
Brainerd Public Library
Work by Encore Arts Club members, through October.
Crow Wing County Historical
"Bird's-Eye View," old and new photographs of Brainerd, ongoing.
"Dressing Up and Stepping Out," ongoing.
"No Time to Play," collectible toys, ongoing.
"Fashion: Function, Style, Fad," children's exhibit, ongoing.
Brainerd High School
Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 9, free. More than 150 exhibitors; use north or south doors.
Brainerd Medical Center
Kathy Kovala, watercolors, through October.
Ripple River Gallery
"Printmakers Invitational," 14 artists, through Oct. 10.
Open house, featuring raku pottery firing, Saturday-Sunday
EAST GULL LAKE
Stable Gallery at Madden's Resort
Various artists, through October. Gallery hours noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Brainerd High School cafeteria.
Spain, Ana Sanchez Fernandez, noon Oct. 7, Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College.
Unlimited Learning series
"Inside Islam," 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 19 and 26, Hallett Community Center, $20 (all four sessions), $6 (individual session).
Outdoor pig roast, noon Oct. 16, New Exchange.
League of Minnesota Poets
Featuring keynote speaker Bruce Eastman, Oct. 15-16, St. Francis Center, $25. For information, contact Sue Wipperling at email@example.com.
Meet the Author series
Playwrights Cynthia and Roy Booth, 7 p.m. Oct. 12, Pine River-Backus High School Media Center, free, (218) 587-2080.
Art workshop for kids, 10 a.m.-noon second Saturday of the month, Crossing Arts Center, $8 per child (non-members), $3 per child (members), limited to first 20 registrants, 828-5372.
Community Band rehearsals
7-9 p.m. Mondays, Central Lakes College music room, 855-8215.
Taught by Kathy Kovala, 9 a.m.-noon (beginner), 1-4 p.m. (intermediate) Thursdays Oct. 7-Nov. 11, Lutheran Church of the Cross, $125 (full six-week session), 829-1457, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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