Arts calendar published Feb. 20, 2020

Community and high school art events will be printed each Thursday in this calendar up to a month in advance. The deadline is noon Monday. Items may be emailed to with “arts calendar item” in the subject line.

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Nelson and Bengtson

Willmar, Feb. 20, 6 p.m. Whitney Music; music by Terry Nelson and Miron Bengtson.

‘The Savannah Sipping Society’

Willmar, Feb. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. The Barn Theatre; The Barn Theatre presents the comedy “The Savannah Sipping Society”; adults $20, ages 18 and younger $10; 320-235-9500 or online at

Concordia Choir

Willmar, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., WEAC; Rene Clausen conducts the 73-voice a cappella choir in his 34th and final year at Concordia on the first stop of a 15-day tour of southeastern U.S.; adults $15, students $5, available at the door or with additional fees online at or by phone 800-838-3006.

Rialto Revisited

New London, Feb. 23, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Little Theatre; Rialto Revisited, a collaboration between the Little Theatre and New London Roaming Cinema, showing public domain classic movies; 1920’s “Within Our Gates” at 1 p.m. and a movie directed by Oscar Michaeux at 3 p.m.; suggested donation $5.

Jerry O’Hagan

Glenwood, Feb. 23, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; the Lakeside Dance Club presents the Jerry O’Hagan Orchestra and vocalist Charmin Michelle, dance lesson 2 p.m.; $10 per person, $5 ages 17-30, season membership available; no jeans,


Great Times Band

Willmar, Feb. 27, 6 p.m. Whitney Music; music by the Great Times Band and singalong.

Radio Acoustic

Spicer, Feb. 28, 6 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; music by Radio Acoustic.

Dan Kallevig

Willmar, March 5, 6 p.m. Whitney Music; music by Dan Kallevig.

Ava Hanson

Spicer, March 6, 6 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; music by Ava Hanson.


Willmar, March 6, 7:30 p.m., WEAC; Double Double Duo, clarinet and accordion duo present a classical program; for season ticket information email; individual concert tickets available at the door.

Silent Filmfest

New London, March 7, 7 p.m., Little Theater; spring silent filmfest with featuring Electric Yar and Brothers Burn Mountain with original music soundtracks performed live; $15 at the door.

Willmar High School

Willmar, March 9, Brau Performing Arts Center; Concert and Varsity choirs concert, 6 p.m.; Cardinal and Choralaires concert 7:30 p.m.

Great Times Band

Willmar, March 12, 6 p.m. Whitney Music; music by the Great Times Band and singalong.


3D Band

Spicer, March 13, 6 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; music by 3D Band.

Neither Wolf Nor Dog

New London, March 14, 3 and 7 p.m., March 15, 1 p.m., LIttle Theater; showing of the independent film; $8 at the door.

Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra

Willmar, March 15, 3 p.m., WEAC; “Dancing Shoes: or Oh! What Suite Music” with narrator Kaitlin Ramsey and dancers from the Main Pointe School of Dance; adults $12, ages 0-18 admitted free with adult, season tickets available.

Willmar High School

Willmar, March 16, Brau Performing Arts Center; band concert, 6 p.m.; orchestra concert, 7:30 p.m.

Accordion Elite

Willmar, March 19, 6 p.m. Whitney Music; music by Gary VamDerPol Accordion Elite.

Phil Berbig

Spicer, March 20, 6 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; music by Phil Berbig.

Pioneer Public TV

The Pioneer Public Television studio is located at One Pioneer Drive in Granite Falls. For more information call 1-800-726-3178 or email .

“Postcards”: 7 p.m. Thursday and repeats at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and 1:30 p.m. Monday; featuring artist Andrew Nordin of New London, Darwin’s Ball of Twine and musician Lydia Liza of Minneapolis.


“Prairie Yard and Garden”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and repeats 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Monday; Mary Holm visits with Susie and Kris Hanson of Morris who are turning their yard from one that needs lots of mowing and maintenance into one that is producing a bountiful harvest of food for their young family.

“Your Legislators”: broadcast live at 8 p.m. Thursday and repeats at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Barry Anderson is the host for the 40th season of the only statewide, live, call-in program where citizens have questions answered directly by their lawmakers.

“Grassland Jam”: 7 p.m. Saturday and repeats at noon Monday; groups from the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival held August 2019 in Richmond. Featuring Molsky’s Mountain Drifters and Switched at Birth.

“Prairie Sportsman”: 7:30 p.m. Sunday and repeats at 12:30 p.m. Monday; join host Bret Amundson as he fished for walleyes near Albert Lea and hunts pheasants near Austin.


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

Dassel History Center, 901 First St. N., Dassel

Glacial Ridge Winery, 15455 Old Mill Rd., Spicer

Kandiyohi County Historical Society, North Business 71 (by the train engine), Willmar

Kensington Bank, 2800 First St. S., Willmar

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

Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council gallery, 114 Third St. N., Marshall

WEAC, Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W., Willmar

Whitney Music Center, 913 Business 71 N., Willmar

Willmar Area Arts Council, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar.

Willmar City Auditorium, 313 6th St. S.W., Willmar

Willmar Community Center, 624 Highway 71 N.E., Willmar

Willmar High School Brau Performing Arts Center, corner of Civic Center Dr. and County Road 9, Willmar

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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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