Arts calendar published Jan. 11, 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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Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra

Willmar, Jan. 15, 3 p.m., WEAC; The Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra presents “Viva la France,” featuring Minnesota Orchestra cellist Pitnarry Shin. Tickets are $15 adults, 18 and under are free, and available online at or at the door.

Square Dancing

Willmar, Jan. 21, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Community Center; Jolly Twirlers square dance, everyone welcome; adults $7, students $5.

Velvet Brass

Glenwood, Jan. 22, 3 to 6 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; the Lakeside Winter Dance Club presents Velvet Brass Band; proof of vaccination required, season membership available,

‘The Andrews Brothers’ auditions

Willmar, Jan. 23-24, 6:30 p.m., Barn Theatre; auditions for the musical “The Andrews Brothers,” production dates April 13-16, 20-23; 320-235-9500, online at .

‘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. Tickets go on sale Jan. 11.


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


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

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

Hilltop Bar, Grill and Event Center, 712 Oak St., Dawson

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

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

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.
What To Read Next
Exhibits on display in the next month
Fine arts and student performances at area colleges
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council events in the next month
Original programs scheduled for broadcast on Pioneer Public TV