For week of Oct. 11-17; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Virg and the Eldorados, 8 p.m.-midnight Fri
Teague Alexy, Thu
Wendy DeGeest of Brainerd played Velma during a rehearsal Tuesday for Central Lakes College's musical "Chicago." The show opens its six-show run Oct. 18 in the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus.
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Contra Fair art and musical festival, 4 p.m. Sat, $8. Bands include Shallos, Koreann Martin, Darwin Xylophone, River White, Birthday Pony, Bribe The Ghost, The Blind Shake and The Yoleus.
Open Mic Battle of the Bands hosted by Darwin Xylophone and the Rainbow Junkies, 7 p.m. Tue
Villella's Bada Bing
Highway 371 North
Open jam night, 7 p.m. Sat
Prairie Bay Restaurant
Jim Olsen, 6 p.m. Thu-Fri and Wed
Prime Time Food and Spirits
Scarekrow, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Wed-Sat
The Bridge Tavern
Austad Family (classic country), 4-8 p.m. Sun
Sportsman's Bar & Grill
Kenny Jake Band, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sat
Marshall Daniels, Fri-Sat
patriotic music program
11 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Church, 829-2344. Featuring choir, piano and violin. Students are encouraged to invite grandparents.
Cultural Arts Series, staged by Fiasko Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m. Oct. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dryden Theatre, Central Lakes College, $5, 855-8199, (800) 933-0346 ext. 8199.
Daren Streblow and Joby Saad
Comedians, 7 p.m. Saturday, 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. Sunday, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Educational Services Building, ticket prices TBA, (800) 826-1997, www.heartlandsymphony.org.
U.S. Army Field Band Volunteers
7 p.m. Oct. 18, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Educational Services Building, free tickets available 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 Theatre, $10 (general admission), $12 (reserved), tickets on sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, (218) 825-4993.
"A Tribute to the Cowboy"
Heartland Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School, ticket prices TBA, (800) 826-1997, www.heartlandsymphony.org.
Good News Gospel Concert
Featuring bluegrass and gospel music by the Berge Family, Harmony Engineers and LCC Senior Choir, 7 p.m. Saturday, Lutheran Church of the Cross, free-will offering, followed by pie and ice cream social.
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.
Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts, Celtic music duo, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Pequot Lakes High School auditorium, $12 (adults), $10 (ages 60 and older), $8 (ages 18 and younger), available from Pequot Lakes Community Education at (218) 568-9200 and at the door.
Real Men Sing Festival Concert
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Staples-Motley High School Gymnasium, $8 (adult advance), $4 (student advance), $10 (adult day of show), $5 (student day of show), (218) 894-5416, (800) 213-6877.
Fifth and Laurel streets
Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.
Crossing Arts Alliance Gallery
Franklin Arts Center
Various artists, ongoing.
Franklin Arts Center
Brainerd High School Alumni Art Exhibition, through Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday.
Q Gallery 222
Franklin Arts Center
American Society of Photographers Traveling Loan Collection, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Crow Wing County Historical
Doses of History, medicine exhibit, ongoing.
Lifeline: County Hospitals in Retrospect, ongoing.
Central Lakes College Gallery
Art by Lindsay Cure-Hendrickson, through Nov. 1.
Ripple River Gallery
Be the Change, wearable art, Wednesday-Dec. 9, reception 1-4 p.m. Oct. 21, (218) 678-2575, email@example.com, www.ripplerivergallery.com.
Government Center Gallery
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.
Annual Auxiliary Bazaar & Craft Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20, 963-9946.
Nisswa Community Center
Lakes Area Artists holiday sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19-20. Featuring work by nine artists, demonstrations and door prizes.
6 p.m. Thursdays, Paradise Shores Resort, free, 764-2328.
7 p.m. Thursdays, Villellas 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.
Bill Meissner (The Road to Cosmos), 7 p.m. Monday, Brainerd Public Library, free.
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.
7 p.m. Wednesdays, registration at 6 p.m., Buffalo Creek, (218) 330-1317.
Franklin Arts Center Open House
10 a.m.-4 p.m. second Saturday of every month, 1001 Kingwood St. Featuring childrens activity from 10 a.m.-noon.
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.
Sponsored by Lakes Area Dance Club, 8-11 p.m. Oct. 19, St. Francis of the Lakes School Gymnasium, 817 Juniper St., $5-$15, (218) 820-3557. Dance lesson at 7:30 p.m., music by David Riley.
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.
Heartland Poets Fall Poetry Festival
Times TBA Friday-Saturday, Northland Arboretum, www.mnpoets.org, 838-0968. Featuring keynote speaker David Bengston.
6:30 p.m. second Tuesday every other month, Chef & Company, free. Cooking competition similar to Iron Chef.
Fifth annual Night of Fine Dining
6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Ruttgers Bay Lake Lodge, $30 (Unlimited Learning members), $35 (non-members), (218) 546-5036. Featuring comedy by Jo Bowman as Lena.
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, Dubbs 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, Garys 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.
3:30 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, American Legion, $1 per sheet, 963-9946.
Craig Nagel (A Place Called Home), noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Pequot Lakes Library, www.craignagel.com.
6 p.m. Tuesdays, KCs Saloon, free, weekly prizes, (218) 746-3328.
6 p.m. Tuesdays, JRs 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.
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. Monday, Forestview Middle School, fee TBA, register through Brainerd Community Education at 822-6924.
Forest Road Art Studio class
Drawing, 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, $4, for all ages, (218) 534-4936.
LAKE EDWARD TOWNSHIP
Taught by Kathy Kovala, 9 a.m.-noon (intermediate), 1-4 p.m. (beginners), Oct. 24 and 31 and Nov. 7 and 14, Lake Edward Town Hall, $30 per session, (218) 829-1457, email@example.com.
"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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great River Arts Center classes
Art Adventures for Parents and Preschoolers (ages 2-5), 11 a.m. Thursday and Oct. 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. Thursday and Oct. 18 and 25, $12 per class, $40 for all four classes, registration deadline Sept. 27, (320) 632-0960, www.greatart.org.
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, email@example.com.
Good Living Cookbook Club
7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Bookin It, (320) 616-5580, www.bookinitontheweb.com.
Program for ages 7-12 based on Pirateology book, 6 p.m. Monday, Staples Public Library, attendance limited to 20, pre-register at (218) 894-1401.
"Celebrate Silly Celebrations"
Storytelling for ages 1-5, 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 28, Staples Public Library, attendance limit 25, register by calling (218) 894-1401.
Out of town
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.
Brian Friel's "The Home Place"
Directed by Joe Dowling, times TBA through Nov. 25, ticket prices TBA, Guthrie Theater, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
Circling Around Abstraction"
Through Jan. 6, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, admission TBA, (612) 870-3046, www.artsmia.org.
Presented by Frank Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, Dowling Studio, Guthrie Theater, $18 and $34, (877) 44-STAGE, www.guthrietheater.org.
"The Genius of Shibata Zeshin"
Saturday-Jan. 6, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, (612) 870-3046, www.artsmia.org.
"Top Secret: The Battle
for the Pentagon Papers"
Docudrama, 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 20 and 2 p.m. Oct. 21, Humphrey Theater, St. Johns University, $20 (adults), $17 (seniors/youths), (320) 363-5777, www.csbsju.edu/finearts.
Songwriters, 7 and 9 p.m. Oct. 27, Humphrey Theater, St. Johns University, $22 (adults), $19 (seniors/youths), (320) 363-5777, www.csbsju.edu/finearts.
Staged by Minnesota Ballet, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 3 p.m. Oct. 21, DECC Auditorium, $20-$42 (adults), $15-$32 (students), $13-$27 (12 and younger), (218) 529-3742, www.ticketmaster.com.
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.
MBOTMA Harvest Jamboree
Bluegrass, Oct. 26-28, Marriott Minneapolis West Hotel, ticket prices TBA, (800) 635-3037, www.minnesotabluegrass.org. Featuring The Rarely Herd, Tangled Roots, The Mill City Grinders and Mary Henderson & Geoff Shannon.
Grand Casino Hinckley
Events & Convention Center
The Lettermen, 4 p.m. Sunday, $10-$20, (651) 989-5151, www.grandcasinomn.com.
Nashville Legends (Ray Price, John Conlee and Bobby Bare), 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, $12-$24, (651) 989-5151, www.grandcasinomn.com.
NEW YORK MILLS
Regional Cultural Center
Finn Shui, art by Shirlee Aho Daulton and Sandra Daulton Shaughnessy, through Saturday.
Reclaimed: Structural Steel, sculptures by Tim Cassidy, opening Wednesday, ongoing.
Traditional Irish band, 3 p.m. Oct. 28, New York Mills Ballroom. Also featuring reading by Erin Hart and accordion music by Paddy OBrien.
An Evening of Irish Music and Dance
8 p.m. Saturday, Paynesville Area High School Auditorium, $12 (advance), $15 (at door), half-price for ages 6-16 and 62 and older, free for ages 5 and younger, (320) 243-7570, www.paynesvillece.com.
41st annual Fall Festival of the Arts
Art fair, music and food, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, downtown.
Pat Honer, watercolors, through Oct. 31, (320) 259-5463, www.paramountarts.org.
Wizard of Oz, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Friday-Oct. 28, $9-$15, (320) 259-5463, www.paramountarts.org.
Sinclair Lewis Writers Conference
Time TBA Saturday, Sauk Centre High School auditorium, $60 (public), $55 (college students and senior citizens), $15 (high school students), fee includes lunch, (320) 352-2735, www.saukherald.com. Featuring keynote speaker Gary Paulsen (Hatchet), John Koblas, Lois Greiman and Victoria Kasten.
Northern Lights Casino
Jerry Douglass & Alecia Nugent, The Best of Bluegrass, 8 p.m. Friday, $13-$23, www.northernlightscasino.com.
Collin Raye, 8 p.m. Saturday, $11-$21, 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 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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