Today

Minnesota State University contemporary vocal ensembles in concert — 7:30 p.m., Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, MSU, $9 general or $7 students, mnsu.edu/music.

Pan African conference: Royalty Competition and Fashion Showcase — 6-8:30 p.m., Centennial Student Union Ballroom, MSU, open to public.

Preschool story time— 10 a.m., Waseca Public Library, 408 N. State St., Waseca, ages 3-5, 507-835-2910.

Tacos and Trivia — 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Loose Moose Saloon, 119-121 S. Front St., Mankato, free, 507-345-1446.

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

Wood shop intro — 6 p.m., Mankato Makerspace, 1700 Third Ave., Mankato, $15, mankatomakerspace.org.

Music

Buster’s — Karaoke

Mully’s — Karaoke

Red Rocks — Open mic night

Wine Cafe — Good Night Gold Dust; Karaoke

Friday

Adult comedy night — 7-9 p.m., Coffee Hag, 329 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato.

Bingo — 7 p.m., American Legion, 100 N. Third St., Eagle Lake, 257-3130.

Gustavus Jazz Jamboree evening concert featuring Sara Caswell — 7 p.m., Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College, free and open to public, gustavus.edu.

Meatsauce and Common Man, Winter Wonderland comedy tour — 7 p.m., Kato Ballroom, 200 Chestnut St., Mankato, $35 advance, katoballroom.com.

Music

Busters — Strange Daze

The Circle Inn — Nate Boots

Grand Kabaret, New Ulm — Hootenanny Annies

The Loose Moose & Conference Center — Karaoke

Mully’s — Canyon Cowboys

Oleander Saloon — B&B Karaoke

Wine Cafe — The Dan Duffy Orchestra; Chris Bertrand and Ben Scruggs

Wow! Zone — Mary Guentzel jazz quintet

Saturday

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

Schell’s Bock Fest, New Ulm — 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., August Schell Brewing Co., 1860 Schell Road. For ages 21 and older, $10, shuttles run continuously; see www.newulm.com.

Comedy night: Andy Beningo — 7 p.m., St. Peter American Legion, 229 W. Nassau St., St. Peter, 934-6435.

Mankato Brewery tours — 1 p.m., Mankato Brewery, 1119 Center St., North Mankato, free public tours, mankatobrewery.com.

Schell’s Bock Fest — 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., August Schell Brewing Company, 1860 Schell Road, $10 per person, 21+ event, schellsbrewery.com

Music

Bend in the Road, Manchester — Just Mirlyn

Blue Moon, Kasota — Fat City All-Stars

Busters — Tess Erickson; Chris Bertrand/Ben Scruggs

The Circle Inn — Jared Graff

Coffee Hag — Bruce Bednarchuk

Grand Kabaret — Everett Smithson Band

The Lift Bar, Mount Kato — The Murphy Brothers Band

The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center — Karaoke

Mully’s — Canyon Cowboys

NaKato — Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy

Prairie Saloon, Kasota — B&B Karaoke

Rapid Rick’s Bar, Nicollet — DJ Rapid Rick

Wine Cafe — The Frye

Sunday

Masopust, The Czech Mardi Gras — 12-5 p.m., American Legion, 102 Elm Ave. S.W., $5 adults and free for children ages 15 and younger, live music by The Charlie Stitcha Band, 364-7779.

Draw the Circle Wide, benefit choir concert — 7:30 p.m., St. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church, 105 N. Fifth St., Mankato, open to public, free-will donations accepted.

Faculty recital, Krissy Bergmark — 6:30 p.m., Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, free and open to public, gustavus.edu.

Music

Midtown Tavern — Karaoke

Mully’s — Karaoke

Patrick’s on Third, St. Peter — Blame Note the Bard Irish Band

Monday

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

Duplicate Bridge players — 1 p.m., VINE Adult Community Center, 421 E. Hickory St., Mankato.

Open Pottery Lab — 6-9 p.m., Lincoln Community Center, 110 Fulton St., Mankato, $5 per session or $30 for 7 sessions, $25 clay coupon, 507-387-5501.

Pfeffer — 1 p.m., Mapleton Community Center, 104 Second Ave. N.E., Mapleton, 507-524-3707.

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

Music

The Square Deal — Karaoke

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Robb Murray is the Features Editor for The Free Press. He can be reached at 344-6386 or rmurray@mankatofreepress.com. Follow Robb on Twitter @FreePressRobb

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