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Middle School

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

Youth In

Harmony Festival

Willmar, Saturday, 7 p.m. high school theater; performance by the Youth Harmony Festival Chorus, youth quartets, West Central Connection Chorus and Sound Image quartet; free.

Skilly and Duff

Irish Quartet

New London, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Little Theatre; the Skilly and Duff Irish Quartet will present a concert of traditional Celtic pub music; $10 at the door.


Arts Association

Dawson, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; Dawson-Boyd Arts Association winter fundraiser concert with local performers, live band and ballroom dancing exhibition of DBHS alumnus Krystal Paige and her dance partner Bryan Gastonguay of Appleton, Wis.; adults $10, students $5, general admission; 320-769-2955 or online at

Barn Theatre

Willmar, Monday-Tuesday, 7 p.m. Barn Theatre; auditions for "Always ... Patsy Cline."


Middle School

Willmar, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m., WEAC; eighth-grade band and choir concert.

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; tickets go on sale Jan. 28; 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; tickets $20 for adults, $10 for those under 18; 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.

Minnesota Opera

St. Paul, Feb. 28, March 3, 5 and 7, 7:30 p.m.; March 8 at 2 p.m. Ordway; the Minnesota Opera presents the American premier of "The Adventures of Pinocchio," with Willmar native Andrew Wilkowske singing the role of "Geppetto." Tickets are $20 to $150, call 612-333-6669 or purchase online at


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

Edson Auditorium, University of Minnesota campus, Morris

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

Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson

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

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.