Arts calendar published Feb. 1, 2023

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 with “arts calendar item” in the subject line.

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‘Wait until Dark’

Willmar, Feb. 2-4, 9-11, 7 p.m., Feb. 5 and 12, 2 p.m.; Barn Theatre; The Barn Theatre presents “Wait until Dark”; adults $25, ages 18 and younger $15; 320-235-9500, online at or at the box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Friday.

Youth in Harmony Chorus

Willmar, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m., Willmar Senior High School; the 2023 Youth in Harmony Chorus concert with the West Central Connection Barbershop Chorus, free.

Scott Novotny

New London, Feb. 4, 7 p.m., New London-Spicer High School; the Cat PAC Performance Series presents comedian Scott Novotny; all tickets $30, available at .

Mike Brody

Dawson, Feb. 4, 7 p.m. Hilltop Bar, Grill and Event Center; The Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents comedian Mike Brody, adults $20, students $10, available on the website

Radio Show

New London, Feb. 9-11, 16-18, 7 p.m., Little Theatre; second installment of the original radio-style variety show “100 Years Ago Today” featuring music, sketches and classic newspaper headlines from rural Minnesota. Tickets available on Little Theatre Auditorium website. Auditorium bar opens at 5 p.m.


Square Dancing

Willmar, Feb. 18, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Community Center; Jolly Twirlers square dance, everyone welcome; adults $7, students $5.

Willmar High School

Willmar, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., WEAC; Concordia College and Willmar High School music department presents a concert by the Concordia Choir and the Cardinal Choir.

Velvet Brass

Glenwood, Feb. 26, 3 to 6 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; the Lakeside Winter Dance Club presents Velvet Brass Band; proof of vaccination required, season membership available,


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

Bird Island Cultural Centre, 640 Dogwood Ave., Bird Island

K.K. Berge Building, 807 Prentice St., Granite Falls

Lakeside Ballroom, 180 Lake Shore Dr. S., Glenwood

Litchfield Opera House, 136 Marshall Ave. N., Litchfield


Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London

New London-Spicer High School, Corner of Highway 9 and County Road 40, 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

Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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