Arts calendar published Jan. 26, 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 with “arts calendar item” in the subject line.

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Mississippi Hot Club

New London, Jan. 22, 8 p.m., Little Theatre; The Little Theatre presents a Learn to Swing dance series with the gypsy jazz ensemble “Mississippi Hot Club,” doors open at 6 p.m., dance lesson at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m.;$15 at the door, $12 in advance on Little Theatre website.

Square Dancing

Willmar, Jan. 29, 7 p.m., Community Center; Jolly Twirlers square dance, everyone welcome; $5.

Festival of Woodwinds

Marshall, Feb. 5, 5 p.m., Southwest Minnesota State University, final concert of day long event for woodwind players.

‘On Golden Pond’

Willmar, Feb. 10-12, 17-19, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 13, 20, 2 p.m.; Barn Theatre; The Barn Theatre presents “On Golden Pond”; adults $20, ages 18 and younger $10; 320-235-9500, online at or at the box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Friday.


New London, Feb.18, 7 p.m., New London-Spicer High School; the Cat PAC Performance Series presents the “Takin’ It to the Limit Eagles Tribute” featuring The Famulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious; all tickets $35, available at


Velvet Brass

Glenwood, Feb. 27, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; dance to the music of Velvet Brass; $10 per person, $5 per person ages 17-30.


Barn Theatre, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar
Lakeside Ballroom, 180 Lake Shore Dr. S., Glenwood
Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London
New London-Spicer High School, Corner of Highway 9 and County Road 40, New London
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council gallery, 114 Third St. N., Marshall
Southwest Minnesota State University, Highway 23, northeast edge of 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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