Arts calendar published July 21, 2021
Community and high school art events will be printed each Wednesday in this calendar up to four weeks in advance. The deadline is noon Friday. Items may be emailed to email@example.com with “arts calendar item” in the subject line.
Willmar, July 21, 5:30 p.m., outside Barn Theatre; actors from The Little Mermaid and the group the "Miscasts" will perform.
Everett Smithson Band
Paynesville, July 22, 6 p.m., Veterans Park; Thursday music by the Everett Smithson Band; bring your own chair.
Litchfield, July 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Central Park, downtown Litchfield; Thriving Thursday music by Matthew Lease.
Spicer, July 22, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; music by Jonny Puder; rain or shine; bring your own chair. http://glacialridgewinery.com/
Follow Me Home
New London, June 23-24, 45-minutes show at 7, 8 and 9 p.m., $15 per person, Little Theatre; Bethany and Jais Gossman-Lacktorin will lead you through “Follow Me Home,” an art experience designed for small audiences of 12 or less. Explore the layers of home; the shared sights, sounds and stories that encapsulate that place you call your own. Build boundaries that learn to co-exist or not. An experimental, interactive performance. Tickets, $15 per person, available on Little Theatre website.
Prairie Arts Chorale
Willmar, July 25, 4 p.m., Robbins Island, free; Prairie Arts Chorale, Singers of Southwestern Minnesota, presents “Summer Fun,” under the direction of Brandon Hurley. The collection of vocal selections will include songs from Broadway shows, familiar tunes and songs that speak to our shared pandemic experience.
1060 W. Addison Blues
Spicer, July 25, 4 to 6 p.m., Pirrotta Park; Music in the Park by the Blues Brothers; bring your own chair.
Willmar, July 27, 5 p.m. opening act Ava Hanson, 6:30 p.m. Wild Angels “The Women of Rock, Pop & Country,” Robbins Island. Rockin’ Robbins free concert, food vendors, beverage tent, kids entertainment area, artisan market. Bring a lawn chair.
Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboys
Appleton, July 27, 7 p.m., Riverview Park Bandstand; Tuesday music by the Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboys; bring your own chair.
Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra
Willmar, July 28, 7 p.m. WEAC, free; The Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra presents a light summer concert.
Sarah Dollerschell & Daughters
Litchfield, July 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Central Park, downtown Litchfield; Thriving Thursday music by Sarah Dollerschell & Daughters. www.facebook.com/groups/1686898771377304
Pirates, Guitars and Beach Front Bars
Spicer, July 29, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; music by Pirates, Guitars and Beach Front Bars; rain or shine; bring your own chair. glacialridgewinery.com
Spicer, Aug. 1, 4 to 6 p.m., Pirrotta Park; Music in the Park by Ava Hanson along with a drum circle; bring your own chair. Explorespicer.com
Willmar, Aug. 3, 5 p.m. opening act Michael Shynes, 6:30 p.m. Fabulous Armadillos, Robbins Island. “Rockin’ Robbins” free concert, food vendors, beverage tent, kids entertainment area, artisan market. Free bus/shuttle service every 15 minutes from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. with bus stops at Willmar Civic Center, Kennedy Elementary and Willmar Middle School. Bring a lawn chair. rockinrobbins.com
The Kingery Family
Danube, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., Depot Museum park gazebo; Tuesday music by the Kingery Family; bring your own chair.
Other Country Ensemble
Granite Falls, Aug. 5, 1, 5-8 p.m. downtown along the river; Maker’s Market music by “Other Country Ensemble” https://www.granitefallsarts.org/makers-market , or https://www.facebook.com/events/1746553962189343/
Spicer, Aug. 7, noon to 4 p.m., free, outdoors, open house style, Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center; temporary sound installation of 50 small, battery-powered remote speakers distributed throughout the park, each playing a different part of the larger piece of music, creating a multi-layered, immersive experience. The sound installation is accompanied live by roving musicians and dancers from “The Free Range Orchestra,” which includes acclaimed music and dance artists from the Twin Cities, as well as local participants. Registration link on the PWELC website, http://www.prairiewoodselc.org/
Spicer, Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; music by Jeff James; rain or shine; bring your own chair. http://glacialridgewinery.com/
Willmar, Aug. 8, 2 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church; Jason Malmgren presents his senior piano recital, along with duets with Emily Malmgren.
Ali Gray’s Country
Spicer, Aug. 8, 4 to 6 p.m., Pirrotta Park; Music in the Park by Ali Gray’s Country Jamboree; bring your own chair. https://explorespicer.com/
‘A Comedy of Tenors’
Willmar, Aug. 11-13, 16-19, 7:30 p.m., Aug. 15, 4 p.m., Barn Theatre; The Barn Theatre presents “A Comedy of Tenors,” adults $20, ages 18 and younger $10; 320-235-9500, on the website www.thebarntheatre.com or at the box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Tickets go on sale July 20.
John Beck Duo
Litchfield, Aug. 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Central Park, downtown Litchfield; Thriving Thursday music by the John Beck Duo. www.facebook.com/groups/1686898771377304
Spicer, Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; music by Skippen Stones; rain or shine; bring your own chair. http://glacialridgewinery.com/
Crow River Junction
Spicer, Aug. 15, 4 to 6 p.m., Pirrotta Park; Music in the Park by Crow River Junction; bring your own chair.