Willmar, Feb. 19-21, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 22, 2:30 p.m. The Barn Theatre; "Greater Tuna" comedy; adults $15, age 18 and younger $8; box office open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; 320-235-9500.
Morris, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., Edson Auditorium, University of Minnesota campus; Minnesota-based Continental Ballet Company presents "Copelia"; adults $15, seniors and youth under 18 $10; 320-589-6080; www.morris.umn.edu/stuorgs/CAC/Arts.
Brooten, Feb. 21, 7 to 11 p.m., John O's Dinner Theatre. Funky Gumbo will play blues, jazz, R&B and dance music as part of the 1970's party. $15. For reservations call 320-346-4330.
Willmar, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., WEAC; the West Central Concert Series presents Fascinating Gershwin; for ticket information call Claudia Lenz at 320-235-3675 evenings.
Willmar, Feb. 25-26, 6 p.m., Ridgewater College theatre; Auditions for "The Head That Wouldn't Die," no experience necessary, contact Jayme McGhan at 320-222-5989 or e-mail email@example.com. Production dates are April 22-25.
SJU Men's Chorus
Willmar, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church; St. John's University Men's Chorus begins its spring tour in Willmar; freewill donation.
Willmar, Feb. 26-28, 7 p.m., March 1, 1 p.m., Willmar Senior High School; Willmar Junior High School presents "Cinderella." Adults $6, students $3, tickets on sale through Feb. 27 at Willmar Community Ed and Rec in Washington Learning Center and for one hour before each performance at the high school.
Willmar, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., March 1, 1 p.m., Willmar Civic Center; the Diamond Edge Figure Skating club presents their annual show "Skating Around Town." Guest skaters are Canadian Kurt Browning, who competed in three Olympics and the first places pairs skaters in the U.S. National Intermediate level, Tyler Broderick and Olivia Oltmanns. Advance tickets are adults $10 and students $5 and are available at CashWise in Willmar. Remaining tickets will be adults $12 and students $7 at the door.
Appleton Area showcase
Appleton, March 1, 3 p.m., '52 Wing Auditorium. Area showcase of high school vocal groups. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Willmar Senior High
Willmar, March 3, 8:01 p.m., high school; Willmar Senior High orchestra concert. Adults $6, students $3, passes and punch cards accepted.
New London, March 5, 7 p.m., Little Theatre; local musicians take the stage with their favorite tunes and original compositions.
Artaria String Quartet
Dawson, March 6, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents the Artaria String Quartet in concert; adults $10, students $5, open seating, tickets available Feb. 26; artist showcase in the lobby: Cat Abbott.
Brooten, March 6-7, 13-14, 6:30 p.m.; March 8 and 15, 3:30 p.m. John O's Dinner Theatre. "Just Desserts," a murder mystery where the audience will determine the murderer. $30. For reservations call 320-346-4330.
Morris, March 7, 7:30 p.m., Edson Auditorium, University of Minnesota campus; "Romanza," Canada's own three tenors with original arrangements, folksongs, ballads and opera hits; adults $15, seniors and youth under 18 $10; 320-589-6080; www.morris.umn.edu/stuorgs/CAC/Arts.
Friends of the Arts
Renville, March 12, 4 p.m.; deadline to purchase tickets for the Friends of the Arts dinner theater production of "Don't Hug Me" on March 20-21; dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by show, adults $25, seniors and students $20; matinee show only at 2 p.m. March 22, adults $15, seniors and students $10; tickets available at Minnwest Bank in Danube, Thrifty White Drug in Renville, F&M State Bank in Sacred Heart or by calling 320-765-8856.
Dawson, March 14, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents Katie McMahon, soprano, in concert with her band and troupe of Irish dancers; adults $14, students $5, reserved seating, tickets available March 3.
Willmar, March 14, 7:30 p.m., WEAC; the West Central Concert Series presents the New Century Saxophone Quartet; for ticket information call Claudia Lenz at 320-235-3675 evenings.
Glenwood, March 15, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom. The Winter Dance Club presents the Upper Mississippians band. Doors open at 2 p.m. $200 per couple. For more information see the club Web site at www.lakesideballroom.org or call Barbara Benson at 320-763-6432.
Willmar Senior High
Willmar, March 17, 6 p.m., high school; Willmar Senior High band concert. Adults $6, students $3, passes and punch cards accepted.
Willmar Senior High
Willmar, March 17, 8 p.m., high school; Willmar Senior High choir concert. Adults $6, students $3, passes and punch cards accepted.
Friends of the Arts
Renville, March 22, 2 p.m., RCW High School; Friends of the Arts production of "Don't Hug Me"; adults $15, seniors and students $10; tickets available at Minnwest Bank in Danube, Thrifty White Drug in Renville, F&M State Bank in Sacred Heart or by calling 320-765-8856.
Olivia, March 22, 4 p.m., St. Aloysius Catholic Church. The Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra and the Woodbury Singers of Renville County present "Reach the World" composed of choral and orchestral music. A free will offering will be taken for the Renville County Food Shelf.
Bus trips by community education and other non-profit groups to art related events are listed below according to the date of the event. Price must be included.
Kandiyohi County Historical Society: Bus trip to Minneapolis on April 3 with a backstage tour of the Guthrie Theater, a tour of the Mill City Museum and a riverfront bus tour of historic downtown Minneapolis. $36 per person, lunch on your own, leaves Kandiyohi County Historical Society at 7:30 a.m. Registration required by March 20, call 320-235-1881.
Jim Johnson will sign copies of his book "Dummy" Hanson, about a deaf baseball pitcher's life in the hearing world, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Book World in the Kandi Mall in Willmar. Johnson is a Kerkhoven native.
'52 Wing Auditorium, East Ronning Avenue, Appleton
Barn Theatre, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar
Edson Auditorium, University of Minnesota campus, Morris
John O's Dinner Theater, Highway 55, Brooten
Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London
Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson
Ridgewater College, 2101 15th Ave. N.W., Willmar
St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 301 S. 10th St., Olivia
St. Mary's Catholic Church, corner of 11th St. and Kandiyohi Ave. S.W., Willmar
WEAC, Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W., Willmar
Willmar Civic Center, 2707 Arena Dr. N.E., Willmar
Willmar High School, corner of Civic Center Dr. and County Road 9, Willmar
Art events will be printed each Thursday in this calendar up to a month in advance. The deadline is noon Monday.
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