The Free Press, Mankato, MN

April 22, 2010

Entertainment Calendar


The Free Press

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Thursday

“Celebrate the Differences” spring concert — 7 p.m., Lafayette Charter School, 351 6th St., Lafayette, free, 507-228-8943.

Concert bands performance — 7:30 p.m., Halling Recital Hall, Minnesota State University, $9 general admission, $6 for students K-12, children and MSU students with a valid MavCard, 389-5549.

Duo handbell recital — Featuring Katrina Kniesz and Sarah Riese, 7 p.m., Trinity Chapel, Bethany Lutheran College, free, 344-7365.

Earth Day treasure hunt — 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ney Nature Center, Henderson, $5 for families with NNC membership and $7 for families without, $2 for individuals with membership and $3 for individuals without, 507-248-3474.

“I’m Getting Murdered in the Morning” mystery dinner theater — 6 p.m., AmericInn Hotel & Conference Center, $20 with proceeds going to Haiti relief, 345-8011.

Library storytime — 10:30 a.m., Blue Earth County Library, 304-4001.

Opening ceremony for Lincoln exhibit — “Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Times, a Man for All Times” examines his accomplishments and legacy, 2 p.m., Memorial Library, MSU, free, 389-6838.

Preschool storytime with Deborah Kogan Ray — Author of “Wanda Gag: The Girl Who Lived to Draw,” 10 a.m., New Ulm Public Library, 17 N. Broadway, free, 507-359-8334.

“The Arabian Nights” — 8 p.m., Anderson Theatre, Gustavus Adolphus College, $9 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, free for Gustavus students and staff, 933-7590.

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

“Virgin Territory” — 7:30 p.m., Andreas Theatre, Performing Arts Center, MSU, $9 general admission, $8 for seniors, youth younger than 16 and groups of 15 people or more, $7 for MSU students with a valid MavCard, 389-6661.

Music

Boomtown — DJ

Eagles Club — Entertainers 5

The Loose Moose & Conference Center — Live Mic Night with Dr. Lee & The Terminally Chill

Midtown Tavern — Karaoke

RedSky Lounge — Jon Wayne and The Pain

Rumor’s Lounge, Jerry Dutler Bowl — Karaoke

Wine Cafe — Karaoke

Friday

Gustavus Choir of Christ Chapel concert — 7:30 p.m., Christ Chapel, Gustavus, free, 933-7013.

“I’m Getting Murdered in the Morning” mystery dinner theater — 6 p.m., AmericInn Hotel & Conference Center, $20 with proceeds going to Haiti relief, 345-8011.

Martin Luther College Children’s Theater presents “Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly) Updated Fables” — 7:30 p.m., Wittenberg Collegiate Center Chapel Auditorium, Martin Luther College, $1, 507-354-8221.

Pioneer Power Swap Meet — Le Sueur, free, 507-931-2296 or www.pioneerpowershow.com.

“The Arabian Nights” — 8 p.m., Anderson Theatre, Gustavus, $9 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, free for Gustavus students and staff, 933-7590.

“Virgin Territory” — 7:30 p.m., Andreas Theatre, MSU, $9 general admission, $8 for seniors, youth younger than 16 and groups of 15 people or more, $7 for MSU students with a valid MavCard, 389-6661.

Music 

American Legion — Karaoke

Buster’s — Mason Dixons

The Loose Moose & Conference Center — Billy and the Bangers

Mac’s Bar — Karaoke

Midtown Tavern — Big Wup

Pub 500 — The Wooden Nickels

RedSky Lounge — One Fast Move...

Rumor’s Lounge, Jerry Dutler Bowl — Karaoke

Savoy — Reverend Raven and The Chain Smoking Altar Boys

Wine Cafe — The Tuition Daddies, Main Street

Saturday

Bird watching — 7 a.m., Ney Nature Center, free, 507-248-3474.

Birthday Party for Maud Hart Lovelace — Activities include Betsy-Tacy storytime, birthday party games and cake and refreshments, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 332 & 333 Center St., $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-16, free for children age 5 and younger, 345-9777.

Children’s Museum Funtastic Saturday: Be A Court Jester, Learn To Juggle — 10:30 a.m., Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, ages 5-10, www.cmsouthernmn.com.

Clarinet and saxophone recital — Featuring Sara Thorstenson and Pauli Jackson, 3:30 p.m., Bjorling Recital Hall, Gustavus, free, 933-7013.

Double bass recital — Featuring Kelsey Manning and Michael Nesbit, 1:30 p.m., Bjorling Recital Hall, Gustavus, free, 933-7013.

Genealogy Day — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Heritage Center, 415 Cherry St., free, 345-5566.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Earth Day Celebration — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., ReStore, 1751 Basset Drive, Mankato, free, 388-6682.

Imagination Station parent/child art class — 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Creative Play Place, 600 S. 5th St., $2, 507-351-4284.

Kalish Family bluegrass performance — 7 p.m., Hilltop Hall, Montgomery, $12, 507-364-8107.

Martin Luther College Children’s Theater presents “Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly) Updated Fables” — 7:30 p.m., Wittenberg Collegiate Center Chapel Auditorium, Martin Luther College, $1, 507-354-8221.

“The Arabian Nights” — 8 p.m., Anderson Theatre, Gustavus, $9 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, free for Gustavus students and staff, 933-7590.

“Virgin Territory” — 7:30 p.m., Andreas Theatre, MSU, $9 general admission, $8 for seniors, youth younger than 16 and groups of 15 people or more, $7 for MSU students with a valid MavCard, 389-6661.

“Wolves in Paradise” documentary film screening — 2 p.m., Treaty Site History Center, St. Peter, free, 934-2160.

Music

American Legion — Karaoke

Buster’s — Ten Cent Pistol

Circle Inn — Paul Durenberger Band

Hammers, New Ulm — IV Play

The Loose Moose & Conference Center  — Karaoke with Dion

Mac’s Bar — DJ

Main Street Lounge, Waterville — Chance

Midtown Tavern — Tombstone Trio

RedSky Lounge — DJ Brady Bisel

Richard’s Restaurant & Pub, St. Peter — One Fast Move...

Rumor’s Lounge, Jerry Dutler Bowl — Karaoke

The Trailblazer, Madison Lake — DJ

Wine Cafe — The Minnesota Barking Ducks

Sunday

Adolphus Jazz Ensemble concert — 7 p.m., Bjorling Recital Hall, Gustavus, free, 933-7013.

Children’s Museum Sunday Special: YOU Can Invent — 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, ages 6-10, www.cmsouthernmn.com.

Gustavus Percussion Ensemble concert — 1:30 p.m., Bjorling Recital Hall, Gustavus, free, 933-7013.

“Mamapalooza” — Featuring music performances, art exhibits, film showings and talks, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Centennial Student Union ballroom, MSU, free, 389-6838.

Poker — 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Boomtown, 1600 Warren St., free, 625-9264.

Soup supper with bestselling authors Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., and Zoe Francois — Soup and artisan bread supper from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., author presentation at 7 p.m., Arlington Community Center, 204 Shamrock Drive, Arlington, free, 507-964-2490.

Spring Band Concert — 7 p.m., Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center, Bethany, free, 344-7365.

Spring Choral Concert — 4 p.m., Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 105 N. Fifth St., $9 general admission, $6 for students K-12, children and MSU students with a valid MavCard, 389-5549.

“The Arabian Nights” — 2 p.m., Anderson Theatre, Gustavus, $9 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, free for Gustavus students and staff, 933-7590.

Music

American Legion, North Mankato — Blue Ox Jazz Babies, Still Kick’n

Midtown Tavern — Karaoke

Pub 500 — Michael Huber

Rumor’s Lounge, Jerry Dutler Bowl — Karaoke

Monday

Alpaca sheering event — 8 a.m., Sibley Park, Mankato, free, 507-947-3657.

Lake Crystal Community Band rehearsal — All interested musicians invited, 7 p.m., Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial High School band room, free, 507-351-7069.

“Mamapalooza” lecture by Joy Rose — 7 p.m., CSU ballroom, MSU, free, 389-6838.

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

Music

Boomtown — Karaoke

Carbone’s Pizzaria — Open Mic Night

Rumor’s Lounge, Jerry Dutler Bowl — Karaoke  

Tuesday

Jazz groups performance — 7:30 p.m., Halling Recital Hall, MSU, $9 general admission, $6 for students K-12, children and MSU students with a valid MavCard, 389-5549.

Library storytime — 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Blue Earth County Library, 304-4001.

“Riverblenders” Male Barbershop Chorus Rehearsal and Guest Night — 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Loyola High School choir room, 145 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato, free, 507-327-0682.

Spring semester honors recital — 7 p.m., Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center, Bethany, free, 344-7365.

Music

Boomtown — Country DJ

RedSky Lounge — Natty Nation

Rumor’s Lounge, Jerry Dutler Bowl — Karaoke

Wednesday

Trivia — 10 p.m., Boomtown, free, 625-9264.

Music

RedSky Lounge — Acoustic Music Showcase

Rumor’s Lounge, Jerry Dutler Bowl — Karaoke

Sugar Room — Open Mic Night

Wine Cafe — Open Mic Night 

 

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