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Willmar High School

Willmar, today, 7 p.m., high school gym; fall showcase concert; adults $6, students $3.

Potato Eaters Gallery

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Willmar, Friday, 7 p.m. Potato Eaters Gallery, 330 Litchfield, Ave.; poetry jam featuring Xavier Hall, Michael Jacobs, and Joshua Fest, an open mic to read your own poetry, and music by Euhoff and The Invisibles.

Prairie Arts Chorale

Clara City, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Bunde Christian Reformed Church. The vocal ensemble of 30 singers from southwest Minnesota presents its fall concert "I Will Sing With the Spirit," choral works by John Rutter and spirituals arranged by Moses Hogan and H.T. Burleigh. Adult tickets available at the door, children and students admitted free. Additional concerts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Cross of Calvary Lutheran Church in Olivia and at 4 p.m. Sunday at Faith Lutheran Church in Spicer.

Barn Theatre

Willmar, Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Barn Theatre; musical comedy "Holy Bells!"; adults $19, seniors and groups of 10 or more $17, 320-235-9500.

SMSU Concert

Willmar, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Willmar High School; Southwest Minnesota State University concert choir and the SMSU/Community concert band concert. The concert band will perform standard works for band of various styles, as well as several holiday selections. The choir is selected by audition and "performs some of the finest selections from the vocal literature."

Prairie Arts Chorale

Olivia, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Cross of Calvary Lutheran Church. The vocal ensemble of 30 singers from southwest Minnesota presents its fall concert "I Will Sing With the Spirit," choral works by John Rutter and spirituals arranged by Moses Hogan and H.T. Burleigh. Adult tickets available at the door, children and students admitted free. Additional concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Faith Lutheran Church in Spicer.

Holiday concert

for charity

Willmar, Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Evangelical Free Church; the West Central Connection Chorus has brought together six local vocal groups in a concert to raise money for the Willmar Community Senior Network; adults $10, students $5.

West Central Singers

Willmar, Sunday, 4 p.m. St. Mary's Catholic Church; the West Central Singers present "I've Got a Home on the Other Side" under the direction of John D. Jahr; adults $7, children $5, available at the door.

Swift County

Concert Band

Appleton, Sunday, 4 p.m., '52 Wing Auditorium; Swift County Concert Band fall concert.

Prairie Arts Chorale

Spicer, Sunday, 4 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church. The vocal ensemble of 30 singers from southwest Minnesota presents its fall concert "I Will Sing With the Spirit," choral works by John Rutter and spirituals arranged by Moses Hogan and H.T. Burleigh. Adult tickets available at the door, children and students admitted free.

Lorie Line

Willmar, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. WEAC; Lorie Line presents her 20th annual holiday extravaganza with "An Intimate Christmas with Lori Line" theme; $46, call 800-801-5463 or online at www.lorieline.com.

Barn Theatre

Willmar, Dec. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 6 and 13, 2:30 p.m., Barn Theatre; "Plaid Tidings," the best of "Forever Plaid"; adults $15, students $8.

Dean Johnson

New London, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Little Theatre; Dean Johnson, Twin Cities comedian and musician; $10, call 320-354-2559 for tickets, limited seating.

Doc's All Stars

Glenwood, Dec. 6, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; Lakeside Dance Club presents "Doc's All Star" big band, specializing in music from the big band era; $20 per couple; no jeans or shorts; www.lakesideballroom.org.

Willmar High School

Willmar, Dec. 7, 6 p.m., high school theater; holiday band concert; adults $6, students $3.

Willmar High School

Willmar, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., high school theater; holiday orchestra concert; adults $6, students $3.

Ridgewater College

Willmar, Dec. 9-12, 7:30 p.m., Ridgewater College fine arts building; "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" stage production by Neil Simon; $5, general admission, 320-222-7605; rescheduled.

Willmar High School

Willmar, Dec. 14, 6 and 8 p.m., high school theater; two identical holiday choir concerts; adults $6, students $3.

Barn Theatre

Willmar, Dec. 14-15, 7 p.m. Barn Theatre; auditions for "Run for your Wife."

Book signings

and readings

Betty Vos Hemstad will sign copies of her book "Wildflowers of the Boundary Waters: Hiking Through the Seasons" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Book World in the Kandi Mall in Willmar. Vos Hemstad, a native of Roseland, took the photos over a 20-year time span.

Dan Houseman will read his book "How Harvey and His Friends Saved the Barn" to children and their parents and grandparents on Nov. 27 at Three Sisters Furnishings, rural New London. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Addresses

'52 Wing Auditorium, East Ronning Avenue, Appleton

Barn Theatre, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar

Bunde Christian Reformed Church, 5086 140th Ave. S.E., Clara City

Cross of Calvary Lutheran Church, 1103 Chestnut Ave, Olivia

Ergot Museum, Dassel Area Historical Society, 901 First St. N., Dassel

Evangelical Free Church, 1305 19th Ave. S.W., Willmar

Faith Lutheran Church, 310 Medayto Dr., Spicer

Glacial Ridge Winery, 15455 Old Mill Rd., Spicer

Kandiyohi County Historical Society, North Business 71 (by the train engine), Willmar

Lakeside Ballroom, 180 Lake Shore Dr. S., Glenwood

Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London

North American Financial Center, 1516 First St. S., Willmar

Potato Eaters Gallery, 330 Litchfield Ave. S.W., Willmar

Ridgewater College, 2101 15th Ave. N.W., Willmar

St. Mary's Catholic Church, corner of 11th St. and Kandiyohi Ave. S.W., Willmar

Three Sisters Furnishings, 2550 State Highway 9 N.E., New London

WEAC, Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W., Willmar

Willmar High School, corner of Civic Center Dr. and County Road 9, Willmar

Community and high school art events such as concerts and stage productions will be printed each Thursday in this calendar up to a month in advance. The deadline is noon Monday.

Items may be submitted on the Tribune Web site at www.wctrib.com; faxed to 320-235-6769; mailed to Arts Calendar, P.O. Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201 or e-mailed to dmiddleton@wctrib.com with "arts calendar item" in the subject line.

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