The Free Press, Mankato, MN

April 24, 2014

Entertainment Calendar


The Mankato Free Press

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Author Garret Ebling talks — 2 p.m., Orchard Hill Assisted Living Community, 1223 Karl Drive, New Ulm & 6 p.m., New Ulm Public Library, 17 N. Broadway, 507-359-8334.

Autism Awareness Month: "Expressions on the Spectrum" art show open house — 5:30-7:30 p.m., Frozen Yogurt Creations, 1901 Madison Ave, 507-327-7349.

Big Nine Music Festival Concert featuring grades 9-12 band, choir and orchestra — 7:30 p.m., Mankato East High School, 2600 Hoffman Road, 507-388-4477.

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

History of Seppman Mill — 6 p.m., Blue Earth County Historical Society, 415 Cherry St., $5 adults, $2 children 5-17, free kids under 5 and BECHS members, 507-345-5566.

Minnesota Valley Gem and Mineral Club meeting — 6:30 p.m., Eagles Club, 708 N. Riverfront Drive, free.

MSU: Good Thunder Reading Series featuring Candace Black and Roger Sheffer — 3 p.m. craft talk & 7:30 p.m. reading, Centennial Student Union, Minnesota State University, free, 507-389-1354.

MSU Theatre: "Maverick Musings" — 7:30 p.m., Andreas Theatre, Minnesota State University, $10 adults, $9 seniors and youth, 507-359-6661.

NAMI support group meeting — 6:30 p.m., Bathel Baptist Church, 1250 Monks Ave, 507-931-6996.

Poetry LIVE with Craig Groe — 7 p.m., Emy Frentz Guild, 523 S. Second St., Mankato

Spring Luncheon Lecture Series: Author Elizabeth Dorsey Hatle — 12-1 p.m., Waseca County Historical Society, $16 non-members, $12 WCHS members, 507-835-7700.

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

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

University Orchestra Concert — 7:30 p.m., Elias J. Halling Recital Hall, Minnesota State University, $9, $7 MSU students, 507-389-5549.

Music

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

Mully’s — Karaoke

Wine Cafe — Karaoke

Friday

"Chasing Ice" documentary screening — 1-3 p.m., Summit Center, 518 S. Fifth St., Mankato, $1, 387-1666.

Le Sueur County Pioneer Power "The Original Swap Meet" — 7 a.m.-6 p.m., six miles east of Le Sueur on County Road 26, www.pioneerpowershow.com/swapmeet.html.

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

MSU Theatre: "Maverick Musings" — 7:30 p.m., Andreas Theatre, Minnesota State University, $10 adults, $9 seniors and youth, 507-359-6661.

Spaghetti Dinner and Silent and Live Auction — 5-7 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran School, 2101 Lor Ray Drive, North Mankato, free will offering, 507-388-4336.

Waterfalls of the Minnesota River Valley — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Summit Center, 518 S. Fifth St., Mankato, $1 program only, $9 program and lunch, 387-1666.

Music

Buster’s — Hicktown Mafia

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery, Kasota — String Theory

Charley’s — Paul Durenberger

Grand Kabaret, New Ulm — Erik Koskinen

Hobbers HWY 99, St. Peter — Rock of Ages

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

Midtown Tavern — TUGG, Boardwalk Arcade and The Reckless

Mully's — Blue Ringers

Nakato — Ross Kliener and the Thrill

Wine Cafe — Dave Coughlan; Tristan Blue

Wow Zone — Holly and Her Band

Saturday

Betsy-Tacy Society celebrating Maud Hart Lovelace's birthday — 12-3 p.m., Maud Hart Lovelace's childhood home, 332 & 333 Center St., Mankato, 507-345-9777.

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

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.

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

Jaycees MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition — 12 p.m., Jaycee Park, Balcerzak and Pohl Road.

Le Sueur County Pioneer Power "The Original Swap Meet" — 7 a.m.-6 p.m., six miles east of Le Sueur on County Road 26, www.pioneerpowershow.com/swapmeet.html.

Mankato Riverblender's: "Back 40" — 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Crossview Covenant Church, 2000 Howard Drive, North Mankato, $15 adults, $13 seniors, $5 students, 507-420-5847.

Musicorum concert "For The Beauty Of The Earth" — 7:30 p.m., Chapel of Our Lady of Good Counsel, 170 Good Counsel Drive, $15 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students, 507-386-1380.

MSU Theatre: "Maverick Musings" — 7:30 p.m., Andreas Theatre, Minnesota State University, $10 adults, $9 seniors and youth, 507-359-6661.

Ney Nature Center Earth Day Event — 1-4 p.m., Ney Nature Center, 28238 Nature Center Lane, Henderson, 507-248-3474.

South Central/Southwest Minnesota Regional Science & Engineering Fair — 12-2 p.m., Bresnan Arena, Minnesota State University, 507-389-2849.

Spring Book Sale — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blue Earth County Library, 100 E. Main St., 507-304-4001.

Tim Mahoney presents his book "Secret Partners: Big Tom Brown and the Barker Gang" — 2 p.m., Le Sueur Public Library, 188 E. Ferry St., 507-665-2262.

Veteran's Celebration — 10:30 a.m., Word of Life Church, 20013 Stoltzman Road, 507-387-3857.

YWCA Girls on the Run 5k — 9:45 a.m. Kids K & 10 a.m. race start, Sibley Park, Mankato, www.mankatoywca.org.

Music

Buster’s — Decoy

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery, Kasota — Michael Shynes

Charley’s — Paul Durenberger

Grand Kabaret, New Ulm — Betty & Ocho

Hobbers HWY 99, St. Peter — DJ Hillbilly Island

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

The Loose Moose & Conference Center — Karaoke

The Lucky Lure, Madison Lake — All American Garage Junkies

Mankato Brewery — Lost Walleye Orchestra

Mully's — Colt 45

Pub 500 — The Whiskies

Stardoc Studio — Just Mirlyn; Phantom Feedback; Cookies 'n Crime; The Lab Rats

St. James VFW, St. James — IV Play

Wine Cafe — Organic Cowboys

Sunday

Annual Earth Day Clean Up — 2 p.m., Jackson Park, Mankato, 507-469-0819.

Bingo — 2 p.m., Hobbers HWY 99, 43539 French Hill Road, St. Peter, 507-550-4080.

Chamber Singers, University Choral and Symphonic Band Spring Concert — 4 p.m., Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, 105 N. Fifth St., $9, $7 MSU students, 507-389-5549.

Choir of Christ Chapel Home Concert — 7:30 p.m., Christ Chapel, Gustavus Adolphus College, 507-933-7013.

Le Sueur County Pioneer Power "The Original Swap Meet" — 7 a.m.-6 p.m., six miles east of Le Sueur on County Road 26, www.pioneerpowershow.com/swapmeet.html.

Mankato Ballet Performing Company: "White Nights" — 1 p.m. & 5 p.m., Mankato East High School, 2600 Hoffman Road, $8, www.twinriversarts.org.

National WELS Handbell Festival Concert — 2 p.m., Martin Luther College Gymnasium, 1995 Luther Court, New Ulm, 507-766-1990.

The Noteables Spring Concert — 4 p.m., Le Sueur-Henderson Middle/High School Auditorium, 901 E. Ferry St., Le Sueur, 507-665-8864.

Pfeffer Players — 1 p.m., Jerry Dutler's/Rumor's Lounge, 1247 Range St., free, 382-8684.

Music

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.

Mayo Clinic Health System presentation on dialysis — 12-1 p.m., Summit Center, 518 S. Fifth St., Mankato, 387-1666.

Duplicate Bridge Players — 1 p.m., Jerry Dutler's/Rumor's Lounge, 1247 Range St., free, 387-2463.

Maple River DFS Scholarship Supper — 5-7 p.m., St. Teresa's Catholic Church, 104 Silver St. W. Mapleton.

Mike Posner concert — 8 p.m., Bresnan Area, Minnesota State University, $30 general, $22 MSU students, 507-389-6076.

Spring Book Sale — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Blue Earth County Library, 100 E. Main St., 507-304-4001.

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

Women's Night Out — 5-8 p.m., Mankato City Center Hotel, 101 E. Main St., $40 at door, www.mankatowomensnightout.com, 507-382-8563.

Music

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.

Spring Book Sale — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Blue Earth County Library, 100 E. Main St., 507-304-4001.

Spring Honors Recital — 7 p.m., Trinity Chapel, Bethany Lutheran College, 700 Luther Drive, Mankato, 507-344-7000.

Tim Mahoney presents his book "Secret Partners: Big Tom Brown and the Barker Gang" — 7 p.m., Waseca Public Library, 408 N. State St., 507-835-2910.

University Jazz Combos/Vocal Jazz concert — 7:30 p.m., Elias J. Halling Recital Hall, Minnesota State University, $9, $7 MSU students, 507-389-5549.

"Winter in the Blood" Screening and Q&A with director — 7 p.m., Centennial Student Union Ballroom, Minnesota State University, free, 507-389-2117.

Music

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

Savoy — Karaoke

Wednesday

Al Batt presents his memoir "A Life Gone to the Birds" — 7 p.m., New Richland Public Library, 119 S. Broadway, 507-465-3708.

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

Knitting Collective meeting — 6:30-7:30 p.m., North Mankato Taylor Library, 1001 Belgrade Ave., North Mankato, free and open to public, 507-345-5120.

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

Music

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

Mully’s — Karaoke

Patrick’s, St. Peter — Karaoke

Savoy — Open Mic with Ocho

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