Arts calendar published Sept. 21, 2022

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Sep. 21—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 or at the box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Friday.

Morris, Sept. 24, noon to 5 p.m., Stevens County Fairgrounds, free; The Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance metal arts festival, with a live auction at 4 p.m. and silent auction; local artists will display and sell their artworks, music by the steel drum band "Island Time." Food and locally crafted beer and wine available. More information at the website

or by calling or texting PRCA board member James Moore at 320-219-5986.

New London, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., New London-Spicer High School; the Cat PAC Performance Series presents "Killer Country" by The Killer Vees; all tickets $35, available at

. Season tickets available.

Benson, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Benson High School Performing Arts Center; the Benson Arts Council presents comedian C. Willi Mylest; $20 in advance, $25 at the door, available online at


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.

Minnesota River Valley, Sept. 30-Oct. 2; five-county Upper Minnesota River art crawl, self-guided tour of 41 individual artists and 19 studios in and near the western Minnesota communities of Clinton, Ortonville, Appleton, Madison, Milan, Dawson, Montevideo and Granite Falls. More information available at


New London, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m., Little Theatre; Buster Keaton of silent films with live music by the "Clear Outs," Comedy shorts at 6:30 p.m., "Sherlock Jr." at 7 p.m., "Battling Butler" at 8:10 p.m. Tickets $10 per person, online at

or at the door if available. Masks are required. This is a collaboration between New London Roaming Cinema and the Little Theatre.

Dawson, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents Six Appeal Vocal Band as part of Meander weekend; adults $15, students $5, call 320-312-2311 or purchase tickets at the door.

Benson, Oct. 8, 3 p.m., Performing Arts Center; the Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra presents "Animalia," a family event. Tickets are $15 adults, 18 and under are free, and available online at

, at the Benson Education Office or at the door.

Willmar, Oct. 9, 3 p.m., WEAC; The Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra presents "Animalia." a family event. Tickets are $15 Adults, 18 and under are free, and available on our website

or at the door.

New London, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., New London-Spicer High School; the Cat PAC Performance Series presents "Deer Camp" the musical; all tickets $30, available at

. Season tickets available.

Glenwood, Oct. 16, 4 to 8 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; the Lakeside Dance Club presents the Julie Lee Rose Band; season membership available,

Willmar, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., high school gym; Willmar High School music department presents the fall showcase concert.

Willmar, Oct. 21-23, Barn Theatre: Join a team to write, produce, and put on an original 10-minute play in only two days. Compete against other teams on the Barn Theatre stage to showcase what you can do with only 48 hours to prepare. Gather your team of four to 10 people and prepare to include a mystery prop, character and line of dialogue in your play.

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

Benson High School, 1400 Montana Ave, Benson

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

Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson

New London-Spicer High School, Corner of Highway 9 and County Road 40, New London

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

Willmar High School, corner of Civic Center Dr. and County Road 9, Willmar