Some events happening this weekend that missed this week’s column.

Sorry to get this information to you so late but there is still time to plan being there—

Brigid’s Cross Irish Pub and Restaurant is hosting two different shows this Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24. Two groups will converge for a cooperative night of music on Friday night at 9 p.m., “Tree Party,” alternative folk/country and “Calamity and the Owl,” original music with a eastern European sound will play for the evening. The kitchen will close at 9 p.m. but the pub stays open until 1 a.m.

On Saturday, at Brigid’s—an engaging entertainer with “a voice of gold,” Eric Carlson will perform beginning at 8 p.m. Carlson’s sets will include a mixture of original and all-time favorites.

Local musician Caleb Erickson will be performing at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, July 25 at the Lake Bemidji State Park Amphitheater as part of the 2010 Lake Bemidji State Park Summer Concert Series. A guitar instrumentalist, Caleb performs a wide variety of styles including classical, jazz, rock, funk, country and blues as well as his own original music. The concert is free but they do ask for a free-will donation to help with costs in bringing these concerts to the state park. A park pass is required to enter the park. This concert is made possible, in part, by a grant from Region 2 Arts Council through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.

Over 30 area musical groups will perform on the Marilyn Shutter Country Stage from July 28 until August 1. Jam sessions will begin at 8 p.m. each night of the fair. For a schedule of all the musical events, see You might want to sign up your child for the Kids Talent Show on Wednesday, July 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Elaine Hazard will be celebrating her 80th birthday this Sunday at United Methodist Church. Congratulations Elaine and may you (and we) be blessed with many more years of your thoughtful community service.

There will be a half-price matinee this Sunday for “The Boys Next Door” at the playhouse. More comments on this show on the blog below. Today I received a phone call from someone in Erskine commenting on the preview and the blog entry—it is nice to receive positive feedback! Have a good weekend and take advantage of all that Bemidji has to offer.