For week of Nov. 11-17; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
Blue Ox Bar
Black Mollys, Thu-Sat
Inner Vintage, Mon-Wed
Kenny Jake, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Fri
Kid Hollywood, Thu
Suicide Blonde, Fri
High Noon, Sat, $3
Model (acoustic), Tue
Johnny Holm Band, Wed, $3
Cleo Kuelbs and Cliff Veronick (dinner music), 7-10 p.m. Fri-Sat
Risky Business, Fri-Sat
Prime Time Charlie's
Stool Pigeons, Fri-Sat
The New Exchange
Power Play, 9:30 p.m. Sat
Subzero, 10 p.m. Fri-Sat
The Blue Goose
Tripp 40, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Nov. 12-13
Saxy Lady and the Surf Cat, 7-11 p.m. Thu-Sun, Wed
October Son, Fri-Sat
55-and-over variety show, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Nov. 18-20, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 21, Franklin Junior High School auditorium, $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors 60 and over), available at Northern National Bank in Brainerd, Baxter, Nisswa and Crosslake, Music General in Brainerd, the Dispatch, the Crosby-Ironton Courier and the Brainerd Community Education office, 828-5372.
Comedy, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Scott Hansen's Comedy Gallery at The Rail, $10, $5 with ticket stub from previous show, 829-0513, www.comedyinfo.com.
Brainerd High School Orchestras
Benefit concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, donations go to Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen.
6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and Dec. 2, Coco Moon, free.
"Falling for Music"
Central Lakes College Choir, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Chalberg Theatre, free.
Presented by Stroia Ballet, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, $10 (public), $7 (ages 12 and younger), available at Bridge of Harmony.
Great River Strings
"Shall We Dance?" 7:30 p.m. Saturday, First Lutheran Church, free, donations accepted.
Murder-mystery dinner theater, 7 p.m. Nov. 19-20, Moose Club Room, $25 (individual), $160 (table of eight), available at Aitkin Chamber of Commerce and the Office Shop in Aitkin, (218) 927-5613.
Acoustic music, 7 p.m. Friday, Great River Arts Center, $10 (individual), $25 (family). Part of Unplugged series.
Comedy, 8 p.m. Nov. 20, Jason's Casual Dining, admission TBA, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heartland Symphony Orchestra
"Winter Wonderland," 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Charles D. Martin Auditorium, Little Falls High School, $20 (adult season), $30 (adult pair season), $35 (family season), $12 (senior or student season), 1-800-826-1997.
"Saturday Cafe" concert series
Heather Doughty, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Common Grounds, free.
Annie Humphrey, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Common Grounds, free.
Grassroots Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nisswa Community Center, $10 (adults), $5 (children), www.chucksuchy.com.
Grassroots Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Nisswa Community Center, $10.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Events & Convention Center
Bellamy Brothers, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Dec. 3, $15, $20, (651) 989-5151, www.ticketmaster.com.
Great River Strings
"Shall We Dance?" 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Holy Cross Catholic Church, free, donations accepted.
"Once Upon a Mattress"
Presented by Pequot Lakes Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Nov. 18-20, 2 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 21, Pequot Lakes School Auditorium, $10 (adults), $9 (age 60 and older), $8 (age 17 and under), $1 extra at door, available at Pequot Lakes Community Education and Brainerd Chamber of Commerce, (218) 568-9200, www.glapa.org. A "buy one ticket, get a second at half-price" deal is offered opening night.
Pequot Lakes Library fund-raiser featuring Joe Plut, 2 p.m. Saturday, Pequot Lakes High School, $20, available at Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce.
Folk duo, 8 p.m. Saturday, Batcher Block Opera House, $15 (adults), $12 (students and seniors), (218) 895-5791.
Gospel group, 2 p.m. Sunday, Thomastown Church, free, freewill offerings accepted.
German music, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20, T Maxwell's, German dinner at 6 p.m., $24 (dinner and concert), $12 (adult advance), $15 (adult at door), $6 (student advance), $7 (student at door), tickets available at Centennial Auditorium, (218) 894-5416, 800-213-6877.
Northern Lights Casino & Hotel
Merle Haggard, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, 1-877-LIGHTS-9, www.northernlightscasino.com.
Fifth and Laurel streets
Adrien Town and Helen Smith, paintings, ongoing.
Brainerd Public Library
Focal Point Photo Club, through January.
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
Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, free. More than 150 exhibitors; use north or south doors.
Central Lakes College Gallery
M.A. Papanek-Miller, "Now You See It Now You Don't," Tuesday-Dec. 15.
Salute to the Arts exhibit, through Nov. 30.
Ripple River Gallery
"Black & White Invitational," through Nov. 21.
Heartland Poets meeting
6-10 p.m. Friday, Brainerd Public Library, free. Featuring Maxine Russell.
Craig and Honey Blacklock
Photographer and author, lecture on book "A Voice Within: The Lake Superior Nudes," 1 p.m. Nov. 20, Lecture Hall E354, Central Lakes College, $20, www.blacklockgallery.com.
Artist presentation, 1 p.m. Nov. 18, Room E425, Central Lakes College.
Legacy Chorale auditions
6-9:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 888-899-6034, (218) 820-6034, email@example.com.
Maurice Faust, author of "The Great Experiment: Prohibition in the United States and Central Minnesota," noon-3 p.m. Nov. 27, Book World, Westgate Mall, 855-0054.
Taste of the Lakes
6 p.m. (wine tasting and silent auction), 7 p.m. (chef's presentation and live auction) Nov. 19, Breezy Point Resort, $50, 829-4606, 1-877-730-5437.
For "Cuyuna Country: A People's History" Vol. III, 2-7 p.m. Tuesday, Hallett Community Center, (218) 546-5233.
Bookin' It Tea Retreat
Featuring Pete Hautman, National Book Award finalist for "Godless," time TBA Saturday, Linden Hill Conference & Retreat Center, reservations required, (320) 616-5580.
Erin Hart, author of "Haunted Ground," 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Bookin' It.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 18-19, Wadena Memorial Auditorium. For Madhatters Community Theatre play to be presented in April.
Crossing Arts Alliance art workshop for kids, 10 a.m.-noon second Saturday of the month, YMCA Kids Club, $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.
Fish House Parade
1 p.m. Nov. 26, downtown, (218) 927-2316, 800-526-8342.
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.
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