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Barn Theatre

Willmar, today-Saturday and Feb. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday and Feb. 21 at 2:30 p.m., Barn Theatre; "Run For Your Wife"; adults $15, students $8; 320-235-9500.

'Alladin and His Magic Lamp'

Willmar, Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m., WEAC; Willmar Community Ed and Rec, Prairie Fire Children's Theatre and 80 local youth present an original version of "Alladin and His Magic Lamp"; adults $4, students $3, preschool admitted free; tickets at the door.

Music and love letters

New London, Sunday, 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, Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; Lakeside Dance Club presents the vintage sounds of "Velvet Brass" in a special dress-up sweetheart dance; $20 per couple; no jeans or shorts;

Youth Harmony Festival

Willmar, Feb, 20, 7 p.m. high school theater; performance by the Youth Harmony Festival Chorus, youth quartets, West Central Connection Chorus and Sound Image quartet; free; postponed in January due to weather.

Sheldon Theatre Brass Band

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

Ridgewater College

stage auditions

Willmar, March 2-3, 6 p.m., Ridgewater College; auditions for "Beyond Therapy" by Christopher Durange; scripts available in the Fine Arts office for check-out. Production dates are April 28-May 1. For more information all Colin Wasmund, director, at 320-222-5989 or e-mail

Willmar Middle School

Willmar, March 4-6 at 7 p.m., March 7 at 1 p.m. Willmar High School theatre. The Willmar Middle School presents the musical "Seussical, Jr."; adults $8, students and children $4, on sale Feb. 16 at Willmar Community Ed and Rec.

High school choirs

Appleton, March 7, 3 p.m., '52 Wing Auditorium; area high school choir concerts by students from Hancock, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley, Ortonville, Chokio and Lac qui Parle Valley schools; adults $7, students $4.

Costume style show

New London, March 7, 2 p.m., Little Theatre; vintage fashion show featuring young women from New London-Spicer High School modeling the theatre's beautiful and expansive costume collection; everyone welcome.


Dawson, March 9, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents "Cantus," a male vocal ensemble; adults $15, students $5, reserved seating; tickets on sale Feb. 18; 320-769-2955 or online at

Willmar High School

Willmar, March 9, 8 p.m., high school theater; orchestra concert for grades 7-12; adults $6, students $3.


'52 Wing Auditorium, East Ronning Avenue, Appleton

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

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

Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson

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

Edson Auditorium, University of Minnesota campus, Morris

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

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; 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.