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Arts calendar

Willmar Blend

Willmar, today, 3 to 10 p.m., downtown; dinner al fresco at Becker Market followed with a performance by "Rocket Club" at WEAC; dinner $50, Rocket Club $20, combo ticket $60.

Outdoor concert

Spicer, today, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; free Thursday music features the Coffee House Fiddlers performing blue grass and traditional music.

Little Theatre

New London, today-Saturday and Aug. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 23 at 3 p.m., Little Theatre; Peer None Players present "The Housekeeper"; $12 for adults, $7 under 18, available by phone, 320-354-2559, and leave a message with name, number of tickets, date and your phone number. Remaining tickets will be available at the door one hour prior to the performance.

Pope Art

Terrace, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Pope Art; Skilly and Duff, Douglas County's Irish combo; $10 at the door.

Barn Theatre

Willmar, Aug. 19-22, 25-28, 7:30 p.m., The Barn Theatre; "Twentieth Century," a comedy; adults $15, age 18 and younger $8; box office open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; 320-235-9500.

Outdoor concert

Spicer, Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; free Thursday music features the Mill Pond Jazz Combo performing a variety of jazz, rock and Latin.

Music Festival

New London, Aug. 22, noon to 6 p.m., Neer Park; music and food all afternoon on the riverside; $7 in advance at Gildays in Willmar, Diedres in Spicer and Latte Da Espresso in New London; $10 at the gate; children under 15 admitted free.

Pope Art

Terrace, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m., Pope Art; The Hot Dishes, a vocal quartet; $15 at the door.

Outdoor concert

Spicer, Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; free Thursday music features Jerry Ostensoe, performing a blend of blues, country and folk music.

Stone Creek Jamboree

Montevideo, Aug. 29, noon to 8 p.m., 6:30 p.m., Mike and Amy Jorgenson Farm; afternoon of music with Leroy Van Dyke, David Frizzell, Tommy Cash, Marilyn Sellars and more; $15 per person, 18 and under free; bring a dish for the potluck.


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

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

Glacial Ridge Winery, 15455 Old Mill Rd., Spicer

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

Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London

Pope Art, Village Square Drive, Terrace

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

Prairie Renaissance Cultural Center, 630 Atlantic Ave., Morris

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.