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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 news@wctrib.com with “arts calendar item” in the subject line.

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Miscasts

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.

Matthew Lease

Litchfield, July 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Central Park, downtown Litchfield; Thriving Thursday music by Matthew Lease.

Jonny Puder

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.

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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.

Wild Angels

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

Ava Hanson

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

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Fabulous Armadillos

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/

Sound Garden

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/

Jeff James

Spicer, Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; music by Jeff James; rain or shine; bring your own chair. http://glacialridgewinery.com/

Jason Malmgren

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.

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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

Skippen Stones

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.

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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 dmiddleton@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4341.
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