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Arts calendar

Community Christian

Willmar, today, 7 p.m., Community Christian School; drama department presents "You Can't Take it With You"; free admission.

Women Out All Night

Sacred Heart, Friday, 7 p.m., Sacred Heart Community Center; Women Out All Night featuring comedians Darlene Westgor, Rox Tarrant and Jodie Maruska in a fundraiser for the Sacred Heart Injury Response Team; $20; 320-226-6690.


Keeping Society

Kandiyohi, Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, Whittier Hall; exhibit by Kandiyohi artist ShayAnn Hoffer; she will talk about some of the processes used in her art and about being an artist in a small community; everyone welcome.

Comedy show

Willmar, Saturday, dinner and show 7 p.m., show only 8:30 p.m., Kandi Entertainment Center; comedy show featuring Rox Tarrant, Wayne Burfeind and Jeff Bergs; dinner and show $29, show only $15 in advance, $17 at the door; 320-235-3800.

West Central Singers

Willmar, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church; West Central Singers present "Great Hymns and Folksongs"; adults $5, students $3, available at the door.

Woodbury Chorus

and Orchestra

Olivia, Sunday, 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; freewill offering for the Renville County Food Shelf.

Friends of the Arts

Renville, Sunday, 2 p.m., RCW High School; Friends of the Arts production of "Don't Hug Me"; adults $15, seniors and students $10; tickets at Minnwest Bank in Danube, Thrifty White Drug in Renville, F&M State Bank in Sacred Heart or by calling Kris at 320-765-8856.

'Stand by Your Man'

Brooten, March 25-26, dinner 5 p.m., show 7:30 p.m.; March 29, 2 p.m. show only, John O's Dinner Theatre; the musical "Stand By Your Man," the Tammy Wynette story, presented by the Town and Country Players; for reservations call 320-346-4330.

Julie Lee and the White Rose Band

Glenwood, March 27, 7 to 11 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; the Winter Dance Club presents Julie Lee and the White Rose Band; doors open at 2 p.m.; $20 per couple.; or 320-763-6432.

River Rats

Granite Falls, March 27, 7 and 9 p.m. Prairie's Edge Casino; the River Rats, Jim Steinworth and Steven Alm, present their crazy brand of rock-n-roll on two grand pianos; free admission.

Richard Barlow

New London, April 4, 5 to 9 p.m., ARThouse; site specific painting and digitally designed multiples by Minneapolis artist Richard Barlow; free.

Moses Oakland

Dawson, April 4, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents Moses Oakland for blues and barbecue; $16 includes the meal, show only is $10; tickets available March 24.

Barn Theatre

Willmar, April 16-18, 23-25, 7:30 p.m.; April 19, 26, 2:30 p.m. The Barn Theatre; "Sylvia" comedy; adults $15, age 18 and younger $8; box office open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; 320-235-9500.

West Central Connection

Willmar, April 18, 4 and 7:30 p.m., WEAC; the West Central Connection Chorus annual spring concert; featured quartet is O.C. Times, the 2008 International Quartet champion; adults $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Bus trips

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 Friday, call 320-235-1881.


ARThouse, 117 First Ave. N.E., New London

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

John O's Dinner Theater, state Highway 55, Brooten

Kandi Entertainment Center, 500 19th Ave. S.E., Willmar

Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson

First Presbyterian Church, corner of Sixth St. W. and Litchfield Ave., Willmar

St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 301 S. 10th St., Olivia

Renville County West High School, Renville

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.