The Free Press, Mankato, MN

February 20, 2014

Entertainment Calendar Feb. 20-26


The Mankato Free Press

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Art Fair Workshop -- 6:30-7:30 p.m., North Mankato Taylor Library, 1001 Belgrade Ave., North Mankato, free, 507-345-5120.

Blue Earth County Library storytime -- 10:30 a.m., Blue Earth County Library, 100 E. Main St., Mankato, free, 304-4020.

Good Thunder Reading Series: Peter Hautman and Alex Lemon -- 3 p.m. Talk on Craft, 7:30 p.m. Reading, Centennial Student Union, Minnesota State University.

Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys Series -- 6 p.m., New Ulm Public Library, 17 N. Broadway, registration required, 507-359-8334.

Men's City Bowling Tournament -- 7 p.m., Jerry Dutler's Bowl, 1247 Range St., Mankato, 507-387-3439.

MSU Performance Series: Victor Wainright -- 7:30 p.m., Elias J. Halling Recital Hall, Minnesota State University, $12 general, $11 current MSU students, 507-389-5549.

MSU Theatre presents: "As You Like It" -- 7:30 p.m., Ted Paul Theatre, Minnesota State University, $16 regular, $14 seniors and youth 16 and under, $11 current MSU students, 507-389-6661.

New Music Recital -- 7 p.m., Trinity Chapel, Bethany Lutheran College, 700 Luther Drive, Mankato, 507-344-7000.

“Stories, songs and movement” -- 10:15 a.m., Creative Play Place, St. Peter Community Center room 127, 351-4284.

Storytellers speakers series: Jack Morris -- 7 p.m., Verizon Wireless Center Banquet Hall, free, 507-625-6169.

Trivia -- 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Pub 500, 500 S. Front St., free, 625-6500.

Music

Boomtown -- Top 40 dance DJ

Charley’s -- Paul Durenberger

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge -- Karaoke

Mully’s -- Karaoke

Wine Cafe -- Karaoke

Friday

Curtain Call Theatre presents: "Always A Bridesmaid" dinner theatre -- 6 p.m., Hilltop Hall, 206 First Street N., Montgomery, $25, 952-758-3450.

"The Giver" theatre production -- 7:30 p.m., Wittenberg Collegiate Center Auditorium, Martin Luther College, 1995 Luther Court, New Ulm, 507-766-1990.

Gustavus Theatre presents: "Hair" -- 8 p.m., Anderson Theatre, Gustavus Adolphus College, $9 adults, $6 seniors and non-Gustavus students, 1 free for Gustavus students and staff, 507-933-7590.

Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra: Chocolate & Chamber Music -- 7-9 p.m., Old Main Village, 301 S. Fifth St., Mankato, $12, 507-217-7687.

Mankato West High School Pop Concert -- 7:30 p.m., West High School, 1351 S. Riverfront Drive, $7 adults, $5 students, 507-387-3461.

Meat Raffle -- 4:30-7:30 p.m., Crossroads Bar & Grill, 1754 Commerce Drive, North Mankato, 720-6500.

MSU Theatre presents: "As You Like It" -- 7:30 p.m., Ted Paul Theatre, Minnesota State University, $16 regular, $14 seniors and youth 16 and under, $11 current MSU students, 507-389-6661.

River Hills Home & Lifestyles Show -- 10 a.m.-9 p.m., River Hills Mall, Mankato, 507-387-7469.

Music

Buster’s -- Side FX

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery -- The Winos

Charley’s -- Paul Durenberger

Grand Kabaret -- Poor Benny

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge -- Karaoke

The Lucky Lure -- Karaoke

Midtown Tavern -- Dead Days of Winter

Mully's -- Canyon Cowboys

North Mankato American Legion -- Adam Wayne

Savoy -- #1 Bad Boy

Wine Cafe -- Raven Moon Rising

Saturday

Animal Track Snowshoe Hike -- 1 p.m., Fort Ridgely State Park, Golf Course Clubhouse, free, 651-296-6157.

Author reading at Arts Center of Saint Peter -- 7 p.m., Arts Center of Saint Peter, 315 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter, free, 507-931-3630.

Baby and Kids Expo -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Verizon Wireless Center, free.

Benefit for Dawn Herz -- 1-9 p.m., Eagle Lake American Legion, 100 N. Third St., Eagle Lake, $6 adults, $4 children 12 and under, 507-381-0437.

Bingo -- 4 p.m., American Legion Post 294, Crystal Lake, $1 for 3 cards, $2 for 2 blackout cards, 507-726-6050.

Curtain Call Theatre presents: "Always A Bridesmaid" dinner theatre -- 6 p.m., Hilltop Hall, 206 First Street N., Montgomery, $25, 952-758-3450.

Children’s Story Time at Barnes & Noble -- 11 a.m., 1850 Adams St., ages 2-8, free, 345-3444.

Color Pin -- 9 p.m., Jerry Dutler's Bowl, 1247 Range St., 507-387-3439.

Composting seminar -- 10 a.m., Drummer's Garden Center and Floral, 281 Saint Andrews Drive, Mankato, free, 507-304-4242.

Family Pepsi Color Pin -- 5 p.m., Jerry Dutler's Bowl, 1247 Range St., 507-387-3439.

Five Senses Snowshoe Hike -- 7 p.m., Minneopa State Park, campground area, free, 507-384-8890.

The Gallery of Gratitude fundraiser -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Madison East Center, Mankato, www.rfkmankato.com.

"The Giver" theatre production -- 7:30 p.m., Wittenberg Collegiate Center Auditorium, Martin Luther College, 1995 Luther Court, New Ulm, 507-766-1990.

Gustavus Theatre presents: "Hair" -- 8 p.m., Anderson Theatre, Gustavus Adolphus College, $9 adults, $6 seniors and non-Gustavus students, 1 free for Gustavus students and staff, 507-933-7590.

Men's City Bowling Tournament -- 12 p.m. & 3 p.m., Jerry Dutler's Bowl, 1247 Range St., Mankato, 507-387-3439.

MSU Theatre presents: "As You Like It" -- 7:30 p.m., Ted Paul Theatre, Minnesota State University, $16 regular, $14 seniors and youth 16 and under, $11 current MSU students, 507-389-6661.

River Hills Home & Lifestyles Show -- 10 a.m.-9 p.m., River Hills Mall, Mankato, 507-387-7469.

Super Science: Chemistry -- 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota, 121 E. Cherry St., Mankato, 507-386-0279.

Music

Buster’s -- Motley Crew Tribute

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery -- Haldy and the Wino

Charley’s -- Paul Durenberger

Flying Dutchment Motorcycle Club -- Refrigerager

Grand Kabaret -- Bass Brand Brass Band

Hobbers HWY 99 -- Bob Taylor

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge -- Karaoke

The Loose Moose & Conference Center -- Karaoke

The Lucky Lure -- 2nd Notion Band

Mankato Brewery -- The Tombstone Trio

Midtown Tavern -- Dead Days of Winter

Mully's -- Canyon Cowboys

NaKato -- Little Prairie Pickers and The Evergreen Grass Band

Pub 500 -- Charles Walker Band

Wine Cafe -- Dave Pengra and Ron Arsenault; Organic Cowboys

Sunday

"The Giver" theatre production -- 2 p.m., Wittenberg Collegiate Center Auditorium, Martin Luther College, 1995 Luther Court, New Ulm, 507-766-1990.

Gustavus Theatre presents: "Hair" -- 2 p.m., Anderson Theatre, Gustavus Adolphus College, $9 adults, $6 seniors and non-Gustavus students, 1 free for Gustavus students and staff, 507-933-7590.

Men's City Bowling Tournament -- 12 p.m. & 3 p.m., Jerry Dutler's Bowl, 1247 Range St., Mankato, 507-387-3439.

MSU Performance Series: Gregory Partain -- 7:30 p.m., Elias J. Halling Recital Hall, Minnesota State University, $12 general, $11 current MSU students, 507-389-5549.

River Hills Home & Lifestyles Show -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m., River Hills Mall, Mankato, 507-387-7469.

Music

Hobbers HWY 99 -- Raven Moon Rising

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge -- Karaoke

Midtown Tavern -- Karaoke

Mully’s -- Karaoke

Monday

Bar Bingo -- 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mully’s, 1030 Madison Ave., no cover charge, 388-1441.

Family Storytime -- 6:30 p.m., North Mankato Taylor Library, 1001 Belgrade Ave., North Mankato, 345-5120.

Mankato East High School Winter Band Concert -- 7:30 p.m., East High School, 2600 Hoffman Road, 507-387-5671.

Texas Hold’Em Poker -- 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Pub 500, free, 625-6500.

Music

Boomtown -- Karaoke

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge -- Karaoke

Patrick’s On Third, St. Peter -- Open Mic Night with The Wooden Nickels

Tuesday

Bar Bingo -- 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mully’s, 1030 Madison Ave., no cover charge, 388-1441.

Bend of the River Photo Club -- 6:30 p.m., Primrose Retirement Community, 1360 Adams St., 345-3804.

Blue Earth County Library Storytime -- 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Earth County Library, 304-4020.

"Gallimaufry" interactive children's concert -- 6 p.m., New Ulm Public Library, 17 N. Broadway, New Ulm, 507-359-8334.

Preschool Storytime -- 10:30 a.m., North Mankato Taylor Library, 1001 Belgrade Ave., North Mankato, ages 3-5 and their parents, 345-5120.

University Concert Bands Concert -- 7:30 p.m., Elias J. Halling Recital Hall, Minnesota State University, $9 general, $4 students, 507-389-5549.

Music

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge -- Karaoke

Pub 500 -- Open Mic Night

Savoy -- Karaoke

Wednesday

Blues class and dancing -- 9 p.m., Savoy, 526 S. Front St., 385-0072.

Theater of Public Policy Improv Show -- 6 p.m., Alumni Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College, free, 507-933-7013.

Toddler Wednesday -- 10 a.m., Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota, 121 E. Cherry St., Mankato, 507-386-0279.

Trivia with Stunt Monkey -- 10 p.m., Boomtown, free, 625-9264.

Music

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge -- Karaoke

Mully’s -- Karaoke

North Mankato American Legion -- Karaoke

Patrick’s, St. Peter -- Karaoke

Savoy -- Open Mic with Ocho

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