■ Live music

For week of April 18-24; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.


American Legion

Highways 371 and 87 W

Frankie Lamb Band, 2-6 p.m. Sunday


Blue Ox

608 Laurel St.

Lasher, Friday-Saturday

Coco Moon

601 Laurel St.

Songster Pete Norman, 5-7 p.m. every Friday; Thursday Bluegrass, first, third and fifth Thursday of the month

Eagles Club

124 Front St.

Frankly Country, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, $5 cover for non-members

Rockin Bakken, Saturday

Jam session, 1-6 p.m. Sunday

Sunshine Kitchen & Moonshine

724 Mill Ave.

The Bittersweet Band, Friday, $5 cover

The Parlour, 3-5p.m. Saturday, $20 cover

Aitas, 10 p.m. Saturday

The Hubb

707 Laurel St.

BoomTown, Friday-Saturday

The Underground Dance Club

Downstairs of The Hubb

DJ Richie Rick, every Friday-Saturday

The Last Turn Saloon

214 S. Eighth St.

Seth Doud, April 27

Open Mic Night, first Wednesday of the month from 7-10 p.m.

Yesterday’s Gone

219 South Ninth St.

Free Jams in the Blue Room, third Wednesday of the month


Commander Bar

30279 Airport Road

Audio Circus, Friday-Saturday

Karaoke, Sunday

JJ’s Pub

Downstairs of the Commander

Lisa Wenger, Saturday

Prime Time Food and Spirits

8548 Ski Chalet Dr.

Karaoke, every Thursday and on Friday


The Bridge Tavern

26929 Highway 6

Live music every Friday; Classic Country Dinner Theater, 4-8 p.m. Sunday


Crosby’s Piano Bar

County Roads 66

Open Jam Night, Wednesday; Piano bar with Steve Anderson or Shannon Webster, 7-11 p.m. every Friday-Saturday

Moonlight Bay

County Roads 66 and16

DJ J.P. and DJ Chad, 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Ox Tavern

County Roads 66 and 16

Kings Ransom, Saturday

The Wharf

County Roads 66 and 16

DJ, 8 p.m. Saturday


Blue Goose Inn

9347 Highway 169

Hometown Zero, Friday-Saturday


Sherwood Forest Tavern

8798 Interlachen Road

Karaoke, every Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

■ Performing arts

Big Band Dance

Big Band Dance, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Butler’s Opera House. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets are being sold at the Beanery in Aitkin, Bridge of Harmony in Brainerd and at the Aitkin school. For more information contact Chris Halvorson at 218-927-2115, extension 3120.


U or M to perform

University of Minnesota School of Music’s University Singers to perform April 28, Brainerd High School; and at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter.

Bluegrass concert

The Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association presents its Minnesota Bluegrass Community Concert Series concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Crossroads Music Cafe, 824 Laurel St. The Platte Valley Boys and Tim and Cindy will perform. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 for teens and free for ages 12 and under.

‘The Ugly Duckling’

Sign Stage on Tour presents “The Ugly Duckling,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College. Tickets are available from the CLC Theatre Box Office at 218-855-8199 or 800-933-0346 extension 8199. Tickets can also be purchased online at clctickets.com. All seats are general admission. Prices are $10 for ages 18 and older or $5 for ages 5 to 17.

‘The Glass Menagerie’

“The Glass Menagerie,” Central Lakes College. Runs from April 25 through May 5 with Thursday through Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are available from the CLC Theatre Box Office 855-8199 or online at clctickets.com.


Brainerd students to perform

Seven Forestview Middle School students, selected for the Minnesota State Mid-Level Honor Band, to perform Saturday for an all day rehearsal followed by a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at Chanhassen High School.


‘Seussical’ to be performed

Two Brainerd area students to perform in “Seussical,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and April 25-27; and 2 p.m. shows Sunday and April 28, College of St. Scholastica.


Community Chorale concert

St. Francis Community Chorale concert, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Francis Convent; free.

Comedian to perform

Jason Schommer to perform “STARSTRUCK,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Charles D. Martin Auditorium at Little Falls Community High School, as part of the drama department’s spring fundraiser.


Bluegrass to be performed

The Barley Jacks to perform, 7:30 p.m. Friday, New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. Tickets are $12 advance reservation or $15 at the door. Student admission is $5. Reserve tickets at 218-385-3339.


Grassroots Concerts

Greg Trooper, 7:30 p.m. May 3, Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar. Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information go to www.grassrootsconcerts.org or call 839-4092 or e-mail information@grassrootsconcerts.org.


Piano Duo to perform

Piano duo Richard Collman and David Miller to perform, 2 p.m. Sunday, United Methodist Church. Sponsored, Staples Motley Area Arts Council.

■ Special Events


Art events

Kaleidoscope, 10 a.m. first Saturday of the month for ages 8 and up, Jaques Art Center; Art classes, 1-4 p.m. first Wednesday of the month. More information/registration call the center at (218) 927-2363 or email at info@jaquesart.com.


Comedy night

Usual Suspects Comedy Theater Company, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Backus American Legion.



Author Joanna Dymond of “Crazy as a Loon,” noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Book World.


Just For Kix spring show

Just For Kix spring show “Dance to the Music,” 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m Saturday, Brainerd High School gymnasium. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students and free for ages 5 and under.

Auditions scheduled

Pequot Lakes Community Theater to host auditions for their summer production, “Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping,” 7:30 p.m. May 1, in the music department at Central Lakes College. More information call 218–568-9200.

Flipside events

Crossing Arts Alliance’s Flipside, held from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of the month, in the former cafeteria at the Franklin Arts Center. With next event on May 11: Collages in Bloom with Stefanie DeVries.


Auditions for ‘Mysterious Ways’

Fishermen’s Community Theatre to present “Mysterious Ways, with rehearsals at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday beginning April 30 through May 30, and then rehearsals will be Monday through Thursday until the opening performance. Schedule an audition time by contacting Stanley Mikles at 218-820-5365.


Lone Eagle exhibit

Lone Eagle exhibit at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site.

Singing opportunities

The St. Francis Community Chorale meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays; Sestri, a Women’s Slavic Choir, meets at 7 p.m. Sundays; Brothers in Harmony, a men’s singing group open to teen-aged and adult men will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays; For more information, call the St. Francis Music Center at (320)632-0637.


Chorus rehearsals

Staples Area Women’s Chorus rehearsals, 8-9:30 p.m. Mondays in Staples Motley High School Choir Room.

■ Visual arts


Jaques Art Center

121 Second St. N.W.

Artwork by Linda Causton to be displayed through May 25.


Art Matters Studio

and Gallery

1001 Kingwood St.

2012 Brainerd High School Warrior Football Photography Exhibition entitled, “Tradition Never Graduates,” 1:30-4:30 p.m. May 5. Appointments can be made for the exhibit by calling 330-1780 from May 6 through June 29.

Brainerd Public Library

416 S. Fifth St.

Artists Virginia MacArthur and Helen Smith work on display through May.

City Hall

501 Laurel St.

Encore Art Club members, paintings, ongoing.

Crow Wing County

Historical Society

320 Laurel St.

Various exhibits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 829-3268, www.crowwinghistory.org.

Crow Wing County

Community Services

204 Laurel St.

Artists Phyllis Frankum and Cindy Potvin work on display through June.

Q Gallery

Franklin Arts Center

Room 222

1001 Kingwood St.

“Celebrate the Young at Art” art show, Tuesday and Thursday


Sioux Line Depot Museum

101 First St. N.E.

A traveling exhibit entitled Lake Roosevelt Artifact Exhibit and Interpretive Project will be on display during regular business hours. Schedule the exhibit for a group, school or organization, contact the Cuyuna Iron Range Heritage Network office at (218) 545-1166 or Kay at (218) 546-5996.


Community Center and Library

14126 Daggett Pine Road

Paintings by Crosslake Art Club members, ongoing; Sherri Wagner’s work on display through end of April.


Morrison County


Center Gallery

213 First Ave. S.E.

Local artists, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. weekdays, ongoing.

Weyerhaeuser Museum

2151 S. Lindbergh Drive

Various Morrison County historical exhibits, ongoing, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, free, (320) 632-4007, www.morrisoncountyhistory.org.


New York Mills

Regional Cultural Center

24 Main Ave. N.

Annual regional art show, April 24-May 25. A reception in honor of the artists is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. April 26.


Staples High School

Centennial Auditorium

401 Centennial Drive

Staples Rotary Arts Show, May 3-4.

If you would like your event listed in the entertainment guide, e-mail Jennifer at jennifer.stockinger@brainerddispatch.com, call 855-5851, fax 829-0211 or mail to Jennifer Stockinger, 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.