The Free Press, Mankato, MN

March 20, 2014

Entertainment Calendar March 20-26


The Mankato Free Press

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

Community Read presentation: Japanese Internment Camps -- 7-8 p.m., North Mankato Police Annex Meeting Room, 1001 Belgrade Ave., North Mankato.

Lafayette Charter School Ag Fair -- 5 p.m., Lafayette Charter School gymnasium.

MSU Good Thunder Reading Series: Poets Matt Rasmussen and Tracy K. Smith -- 3 p.m. Craft Talk, 7:30 Reading, Centennial Student Union, Minnesota State University, 507-389-1354.

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

Speechless Film Festival -- 7 p.m., Mankato Place Theater, for full schedule visit www.speechlessfilmfestival.com.

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

Tri-City United School's K-8 spring musical -- 1:30 p.m., LeCenter Middle School Auditorium, 150 W. Tyrone St., free will offering, 507-364-8110.

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

Waseca County Historical Society Spring Luncheon & Lecture Series: Jim Jensen -- 12 p.m., Waseca County Historical Society, $12 WCHS members, $16 non-members, 507-835-7700.

YWCA Women of Distinction -- 5 p.m., Verizon Wirless Center Banquet Hall, www.mankatowyca.org.

Music

Boomtown -- Top 40 dance DJ

Heartbreaker's -- The Frye

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

Mully’s -- Karaoke

Pub 500 -- The Divers

Savoy -- Organic Cowboys

Wine Cafe -- Karaoke

Friday

Blue Earth County Historical Society Surrounded by History -- 6 p.m., Centennial Student Union Ballroom, Minnesota State University, www.bechshistory.com.

Connecting Kids Used Equipment Drive -- 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Scheels All Sports, 1850 Adams St. #404, Mankato.

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

Riverbend Promenaders Square Dance Club -- 7:30 p.m., Assembly of God Church, 722 Sunrise Drive, St. Peter, $5, 507-388-3344.

Speechless Film Festival -- 7 p.m., Mankato Place Theater, for full schedule visit www.speechlessfilmfestival.com.

Tri-City United School's K-8 spring musical -- 1:30 p.m., LeCenter Middle School Auditorium, 150 W. Tyrone St., free will offering, 507-364-8110.

Music

Buster’s -- Pop Rocks

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery -- Traci Buckle

Charley’s -- Paul Durenberger

Grand Kabaret -- February Sky

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

Loose Moose -- The Frye

Midtown Tavern -- Near-vana

Mully's -- Harley and the V-Twins

North Mankato American Legion -- Billy and the Bangers

Pub 500 -- Parachute Empire

The Thunder Bar -- Jim Jam Band

Wine Cafe -- Raven Moon Rising; Bulletproof

Saturday03-22

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

Bookfair to Support Merely Players -- Barnes & Noble bookstore, River Hills Mall, www.merelyplayers.com, 507-388-5483.

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

Equinox Fair -- 12 p.m.-12 a.m., Best Western, 1111 Range St., North Mankato, $20 workshops, events and music, $15 workshops and events only, $8 music only, 507-304-3363.

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

Novelist Terry Davis reading -- 7 p.m., Arts Center of Saint Peter, 315 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter, $10, www.artscentersp.org.

Scotch Doubles Pool Tournament -- 10 a.m., Midtown Tavern, 524 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato, 507-345-1909.

Snowmobile Safety Class -- 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Watonwan Human Services Building, 715 Second Ave. S., St. James, 507-375-2579.

Speechless Film Festival -- 1 p.m., Mankato Place Theater, for full schedule visit www.speechlessfilmfestival.com.

Tri-City United School's K-8 spring musical -- 1:30 p.m., LeCenter Middle School Auditorium, 150 W. Tyrone St., free will offering, 507-364-8110.

Vasa Wind Orchestra and Chamber Ensembles concert -- 1:30 p.m., Bjorling Recital Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, 507-933-7013.

Waseca Jazz Festival showcase concert -- 7 p.m., Waseca Central Building Auditorium, 501 E. Elm Ave., $7.50, 507-835-5470.

Music

Buster’s -- Whiskey Plates

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery -- Brent Brown

Charley’s -- Paul Durenberger

Grand Kabaret -- Patrick Harison & Jack Klatt

Hobbers HWY 99 -- Rain Kings

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

The Loose Moose & Conference Center -- Karaoke

The Lucky Lure -- Little Prairie Pickers

Mully's -- Harley and the V-Twins

Pub 500 -- The Tinder Box

Wine Cafe -- Organic Cowboys

Sunday

Bingo -- 2-5 p.m., Hobbers HWY 99, St. Peter, 507-550-4080.

College Choir Home Concert -- 3 p.m., Chapel of the Christ, Martin Luther College, 1995 Luther Court, New Ulm, 507-766-1990.

Gustavus Jazz Ensemble and Combos Concert -- 1:30 p.m., Bjorling Recital Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, 507-933-7013.

"Inner Necessities" reception -- 2-4 p.m., Arts Center of Saint Peter, 315 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter, 507-931-3630.

Merely Players Community Theatre presents scenes from "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" -- 10:30-11:15 a.m., Blue Earth County Library, 100 E. Main St., Mankato, 507-304-4001.

Music

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

Midtown Tavern -- Karaoke

Mully’s -- Karaoke

Pub 500 -- Savannah Smith

Monday

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

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.

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

Habitat for Humanity: Home Tweet Home -- 6 p.m., Mankato Golf Club, 100 Augusta Drive, Mankato.

Novelist Nicole Helget presentation -- 7 p.m., Waseca Public Library, 507-835-2910.

Poetry Reading from Northern Ireland poets -- 7 p.m., Gustavus Arboretum Interpretive Center, Gustavus Adolphus College, 507-933-7013.

Project Community Connect -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Verizon Wireless Center, www.scmnpcc.wordpress.com, 507-389-6968.

University Orchestra -- 7:30 p.m., Elias J. Halling Recital Hall, Minnesota State University, $9 adults, $7 K-12 students, $7 current MSU 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.

MSU Theatre presents: "Trust" -- 7:30 p.m., Andreas Theatre, Minnesota State University, $10 regular, $9 seniors and youth under 16, $8 current MSU students, 507-389-6661.

Spring Instrumental Festival -- Trinity Chapel, Bethany Lutheran College, 700 Luther Drive, Mankato, 507-344-7000.

Trampled by Turtles -- 7 p.m., Verizon Wireless Center, $25, 800-745-3000.

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

Music

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

Midtown Tavern -- Trampled by Turtles after party

Mully’s -- Karaoke

Patrick’s, St. Peter -- Karaoke

Savoy -- Open Mic with Ocho

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