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Arts calendar
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Willmar Middle School

Willmar, today, 7:30 p.m., WEAC; eighth-grade band and choir concert.

Daughters of Africa

Paynesville, Feb. 5, 7 p.m. Paynesville High School Auditorium; the Great River Regional Library presents "Daughters of Africa" by the Mixed Blood Theatre of Minneapolis; a musical encompassing three centuries in the lives of African American women, from slave woman to Oprah; suitable for all ages.


Mary Rowles

Dawson, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; Dawson-Boyd Arts Association Winterfest weekend entertainment with comedian Mary Rowles; adults $10, students $5, general admission; call box office at 320-769-2955 or online at

C. Willi Myles

Willmar, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., WEAC; comedian C. Willi Myles, former St. Cloud State University athlete and coach, presents his take on family and holidays combining everyday people with everyday humor with a non-offensive flavor; adults $20, under 18 $10, tickets available at WEAC, North American State Bank and Walt's Car Wash in Willmar or at

Barn Theatre

Willmar, Feb., Feb. 11-13, 18-20, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 14 and 21, 2:30 p.m., Barn Theatre; "Run For Your Wife"; adults $15, students $8.

Music, love letters and lunch

New London, Feb. 14, 2 p.m., Little Theatre; a casual Valentine's Day afternoon of community sharing from the New London Writer's Club and artist musicians; everyone welcome; bring a paper item for the New London Food Shelf if you can.

Velvet Brass

Glenwood, Feb. 14, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; Lakeside Dance Club presents the vintage sounds of "Velvet Brass." $20 per couple; no jeans or shorts;

Sheldon Theatre Brass Band

Appleton, Feb. 21, 2 p.m., '52 Wing Auditorium; Sheldon Theatre Brass Band concert; Adults $14, students $5.


'52 Wing Auditorium, East Ronning Avenue, Appleton

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

Edson Auditorium, University of Minnesota campus, Morris

Glacial Ridge Winery, 15455 Old Mill Rd., Spicer

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

Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London

Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson

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

Paynesville High School, Highway 23 on west edge of Paynesville

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

WEAC, Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W., 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; faxed to 320-235-6769; mailed to Arts Calendar, P.O. Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201 or e-mailed to with "arts calendar item" in the subject line.