Arts calendar published Feb. 8, 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. 9-11, 7 p.m., Feb. 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.

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., Willmar Community Center; Jolly Twirlers square dance, everyone welcome; adults $7, students $5.

Willmar Speech Gala

Willmar, Feb. 24, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Barn Theatre; Willmar High School speech team gala, performances by team members, adults $10, students $5, available at the door.

Concordia College Choir

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,

‘Frozen Jr.’

Willmar, March 2-3, 7 p.m., March 4, 1 and 7 p.m., Brau Performing Arts Center, Willmar High School; Willmar Middle School presents Disney's "Frozen Jr." Tickets available on the Willmar Public Schools main page, .

Willmar High School

Willmar, March 6, 6 p.m., Brau Performing Arts Center; Willmar High School music department presents a band concert.

Willmar High School

Willmar, March 6, 7:30 p.m., Brau Performing Arts Center; Willmar High School music department presents an orchestra concert.


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


Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, 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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