A Brainerd Community Theatre Production. After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of "The Simpsons" episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory. 7 years later, this and other snippets of pop culture have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Tickets: $12 Adult • $8 Under 18 Service fees apply to online ticket purchases. Purchase tickets: www.clcmn.edu/arts or 218-855-8199
George Maurer Jazz Trio Holiday Show December 1st The George Maurer Trio will start the season on a playful note in a concert featuring their slightly irreverent, seriously entertaining takes on classic Christmas songs. The trio creates nostalgic yet new sounds for holiday favorites to entertain listeners of all ages. The audience can expect to enjoy swingy, pop-tinged and jazz-infused versions of timeless tunes from three of the area’s favorite musicians. Doors 6:30pm Show 7:30pm Tickets available by phone at 320-632-0960, in person or online $18 each
Do you know a 4, 5, 6 & 7 year old interested in drawing, painting, collage work or clay? Petite Picasso art classes are aimed at 4-7 year old aspiring artists. This monthly class series encourages exploration and expression through hands-on projects using a variety of mediums. Come to one class, or join us for the entire series! Parents are welcome to work on projects with their child or run errands during the session. Art making clothes are highly encouraged, this can be a messy process. Stay tuned for project announcements! $10 Non-Member/$8 Member Pre-Registration is REQUIRED. Call 320-632-0960 to register Once your Petite Picasso turns 8, they graduate to our Mini Monet series which offers projects that will continue to challenge and foster artistic growth. This class is brought to you in part through grant support from the Minnesota State Arts Board
Main Gallery Through December Reception: Saturday, December 2, 2017 (noon - 2 pm) Special recognition goes to watercolor artist Kathy Braud whose piece, “Four Clucks” was awarded second place in the NorthStar Watermedia Juried National Exhibition in Blaine, MN this past month. This is a tremendous accomplishment.
Deb Hess Jewelry Class Key Necklace December 6, 6:30pm A perfect introduction to jewelry making, Deb Hess will lead you through constructing a one of a kind piece of jewelry. These key necklaces are an excellent addition to any wardrobe or would make a thoughtful personalized holiday gift. $30 Non-Members/$25 Members
Take the stage for your 15 minutes of fame! From music to dance to poetry, all performance types welcome. This is a family friendly event, so please keep performances PG-13. Sign up begins at 6 pm NO COVER! Full performances on our Youtube channel: Great River Arts GRTV
Grassroots Concerts are staged in the lIve Well Night Club and Coffee Bar at the Journey Church, 5459 CR 18, next to the school in Nisswa. Grassroots Concerts is a 501c3 nonprofit. Concert general admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 6:30. At each concert, non-perishable food and cash donations are welcomed, with donations delivered to local food chelves by Grassroots volunteers. For more information visit our website.
Classes are held 10am-noon in our classroom at 711 Laurel Street, downtown Brainerd. A $3 per child/$5 per family donation for materials is requested, but no child will be turned away due to need
Happy Ha-Ha-Ha-lidays! An Evening of Comedy Thursday, December 14th Starring Jason Schommer and Friends. Stand Up Comedy, Sketch Comedy and Holiday Music. 7 PM Tickets available by phone at 320-632-0960, in person or online $12 General Admission
Harper's Chord Christmas December 15th Step into a winter wonderland at Great River Arts this holiday season! Harper’s Chord is sweeping the stage on Friday, December 15th for their sixth annual Christmas concert & holiday party. A special addition to the 14 Fridays Concert Series, this concert will include an appetizer buffet during the seating period before the show begins. Doors 6:30 pm Show 7:30 pm Tickets available by phone at 320-632-0960, in person or online $18 each
December 16 - 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Art Bar 39: Holiday Wreath, JOY December 20, 7-9pm Based out of Alexandria, MN, the experienced staff of Art Bar 39 provides a stress-free and approachable environment to learn a variety of painting skills. All creation materials are provided in addition to easels, aprons and instruction. Beverages are available for purchase throughout the evening. $39 each session
The Longest Night Music Festival Thursday, December 21 @7pm FREE to attend All are Welcome Annual Winter Solstice Celebration of Local Musicians Spend the longest night of the year surrounded by local live music, friends, fun, thoughtfulness & joy!
Davina and The Vagabonds have created a stir on the national blues scene with their high-energy live shows, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. So much more than just a blues act, DATV’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice: Sowers is a true original. www.davinaandthevagabonds.com Tickets: $25 Adult / $18 Under 18 Service fees apply to online ticket purchases. Sponsored by: Birchwood Therapy Services and Prairie Bay Grill
Sunday, January 7, 2017 NISSWA Lutheran Church of the Cross (5064 County Rd 13)
Pop-up valentines, cupid's arrows, paper sun catchers, and candy necklaces