Arts calendar published Oct 20, 2021

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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Terry and Myron

Willmar, Oct. 21, 6 p.m., Whitney Music/Jazz N Java; Terry Nelson and Myron sing your favorite mellow tunes; free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

Terry Shaw

Litchfield, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Litchfield Opera House; Litchfield native Terry Shaw will entertain with his blend of stories and songs; $8; 320-535-0829.


Willmar, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., WEAC; West Central Concert Series presents Veritas, a male vocal quintet that bridges the gap between classical precision and popular culture with music from Broadway to sacred, pop to classical and opera to rock n’ roll; for season ticket information email or call 320-894-4126; individual concert tickets available at the door, adults $20, students $5.

Great Times Band

Willmar, Oct. 28, 6 p.m., Whitney Music/Jazz N Java; Great Times Band and the Great American Sing-along; free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

‘Pinkalicious The Musical’

Marshall, Oct. 28-30, Nov. 5-6, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 30-31, Nov. 6-7, 2 p.m., Southwest Minnesota State University; $10, available at and at the door; masks are required.



Willmar, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 30, 10 a.m.; Barn Theatre; The Hayloft Players present “Rapunzel: The Haunted Forest” by students in first grade through 10th grade; adults $10, students $5, 320-235-9500, online at or at the box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Friday.

‘A Christmas Story’

Bird Island, Oct. 29-30, 7 p.m., Oct. 31, 2 p.m., Bird Island campus stage; students in grades 5-12 from BOLD School, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart School and St. Mary’s School present “A Christmas Story, the Musical”; adults $6, students $4; doors open a half hour before showtime.


Willmar, Nov. 14, 3 p.m., WEAC; West Central Concert Series presents Vieness Duo, where Eva Schaumkell and Vijay Venkatesh perform classical selections on one piano; season tickets or individual tickets available at the door, adults $20, students $5.

Velvet Brass

Glenwood, Nov. 21, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; dance to the music of Velvet Brass, $10 per person; $5 per person ages 17-30.


Willmar, Dec. 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 5, 12 and 19, 2 p.m., Barn Theatre; The Barn Theatre presents “Elf, the Musical”; adults $20, ages 18 and younger $10, available Nov. 10; 320-235-9500, online at or at the box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Friday.


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

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

Litchfield Opera House, 136 Marshall Ave. N., Litchfield


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.

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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