Arts calendar published Sept. 7, 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “arts calendar item” in the subject line.
Hayloft Players auditions
Willmar, Sept. 7-8, 4 p.m., Barn Theatre; auditions for youth in grades 1-9 for “Once Upon a Crime, the Trial of Goldilocks,” performances Oct. 28-29; free, register on The Barn Theatre website.
Pepfest Music Festival
Willmar, Sept. 10, 4 to 10 p.m., Robbins Island; Pepfest 2022 presents a celebration of America, the music of Nashville with George Birge and Erin Grand; local entertainment 4 to 6 p.m., main event 6 p.m.; shuttle buses from Willmar Senior High School, Willmar Middle School and Kennedy Elementary School; tickets $41, available on eventbrite.com.
Monson Lake Opry Festival
Sunburg, Sept. 10, 1 p.m., Monson Lake Opry Barn, 225 170th Ave. N.E.; bands and musicians 57Chevy, Kentucky Thunder, Gene Watson, Ricochet, Wade Hayes and Junkyard Caddy; tickets $50, ages 13-20 $30, 12 and under free, available at Brinks 104 Club, Sunburg, Brinks in Swift Falls and on eventbrite.com.
Copper Street Brass
Willmar, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m., WEAC; West Central Concert Series presents Copper Street Brass, with a variety of music from classical and opera, jazz and folk, to rock and disco. Tickets $20 adults, $5 students, at the door. Season tickets available on the website, westcentralconcertseries.org .
Litchfield, Sept. 25, 1 to 4 p.m., Litchfield Opera House; the sights, sounds and cuisine of peacetime Ukraine with Ukrainian folk music by violist Svetlana Potapova Davis, photos of Ukraine by award-winning photographer Ralph Hallquist and Ukrainian appetizers; freewill donation for people of Ukraine.
Glenwood, Sept. 18, 4 to 8 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; the Lakeside Dance Club presents Velvet Brass; season membership available, www.lakesideballroom.org
‘The Odd Couple’
Willmar, Sept. 22-24, 29-Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, 2 p.m.; Barn Theatre; The Barn Theatre presents Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple”; adults $20, ages 18 and younger $10; 320-235-9500, online at www.thebarntheatre.com or at the box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Friday.
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
Litchfield Opera House, 136 Marshall Ave. N., Litchfield
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