Arts calendar published Dec. 7, 2022
Community and high school art events will be printed each Wednesday in this calendar up to two weeks in advance. The deadline is noon Friday. Items may be emailed to email@example.com with “arts calendar item” in the subject line.
‘Miracle on 34th Street’
Willmar, Dec. 8-10, 7 p.m., Dec. 10-11, 2 p.m.; Barn Theatre; The Barn Theatre presents “Miracle on 34th Street”; adults $25, ages 18 and younger $15; 320-235-9500, online at www.thebarntheatre.com or at the box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Friday. Season tickets available.
West Central Singers
New London, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church; the West Central Singers present “In Winter’s Time,” songs of the season and sing-a-longs; tickets $10 adults, children and student free, available at the door.
Bob and the Beachcombers
LItchfield, Dec. 10, 6 p.m., Litchfield Opera House; The Christmas Gala will feature “Bob and the Beachcombers.” Doors open at 6 p.m. with an appetizers buffet followed by the show at 7. Tickets are $25; call 320-221-5781 and leave a message and your call will be returned.
Clara City, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., MACCRAY Performing Arts Auditorium; Nancy Harms will present a concert to open the new performing arts auditorium; tickets are $20.
West Central Singers
Willmar, Dec. 11, 4 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church; the West Central Singers present “In Winter’s Time,” songs of the season and sing-a-longs; tickets $10 adults, children and student free, available at the door.
Willmar High School
Willmar, Dec. 12, 6 and 7:30 p.m., Brau Performing Arts Center; Willmar High School music department presents two identical holiday choir concerts.
Litchfield Area Male Chorus
Litchfield, Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Litchfield Christian Church; Litchfield Area Male Chorus presents its winter concert, "Let All Men Sing"; freewill donation.
Sunburg, Dec. 17, 4 p.m. Hope Lutheran Church; The Sunburg Heritage Arts presents “Fiddle ‘n Christmas.” Guest artists Dempsey Schroeder and Maggie Harp will join 30 Sunburg area fiddlers playing Christmas carols, songs and fiddle tunes; freewill donations.
Willmar, Dec. 17, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Community Center; Jolly Twirlers square dance, everyone welcome; adults $7, students $5.
West Central Connection Chorus
Willmar, Dec. 18, 3 p.m., Assembly of God Church; The West Central Connection Chorus presents “A Spectacular Christmas.” The concert of traditional Christmas songs performed in the a cappella barbershop style will also feature the Broberg Family, Green Lake Bluegrass Band and “2701” Willmar High School choir. A freewill offering will benefit the Kandiyohi County Food Shelf.
Benson, Dec. 18, 4 p.m., Performing Arts Center; the Benson Arts Council presents “The Nutcracker Ballet” by the Continental Ballet Company; tickets are adults $20, students $10 in advance, $25 and $15 at the door, available online at vancoevents.com/us/eventlist/bensonpublicschools .
Assembly of God Church, 3821 Abbott Dr. S.E., Willmar
Barn Theatre, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar
Benson High School, 1400 Montana Ave, Benson
Bird Island Cultural Centre, 640 Dogwood Ave., Bird Island
Calvary Lutheran Church, 302 Olena Ave. S.E., Willmar
K.K. Berge Building, 807 Prentice St., Granite Falls
Litchfield Christian Church, 312 Marshall Ave. N., Litchfield
Litchfield Opera House, 136 Marshall Ave. N., Litchfield
Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson
Peace Lutheran Church, 100 SW 4th Avenue, New London
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council gallery, 509 West Main Street, Marshall
WEAC, Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W., Willmar
Willmar Area Arts Council, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar
Willmar Community Center, 624 Highway 71 N.E., Willmar
Willmar High School, corner of Civic Center Dr. and County Road 9, Willmar