New London, May 10, 8 to 10:30 p.m., Little Theatre Auditorium; John Salgado Maldonado with Purpose Artisans invites the public to learn the steps for the merengue. No previous experience needed before hitting the dance floor. Doors open at 7 p.m. for happy hour; dance lessons begin at 8. Admission begins at $5.

New London, May 12, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Little Theatre Auditorium; Sunday Espresso matinees are a collaboration between the Little Theatre Auditorium and New London Roaming Cinema, showing public domain classic movies; free-will donation.

Sunburg, May 19, 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Sunburg Community Center; Sunburg Community Music presents two fiddling performances for the annual Syttende Mai celebration. The 10 a.m. performance will be at the shelter at the Sunburg Community Center. The 1 p.m. performance will be in the Sunburg Cafe parking lot. Both performances are free to the public.

New London, May 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Little Theatre Auditorium; Sunday Espresso matinees are a collaboration between the Little Theatre Auditorium and New London Roaming Cinema, showing public domain classic movies; free-will donation.

‘Young Artists Concert’

Willmar, May 19, 3 p.m., Willmar Education and Arts Center; the Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra presents its annual young artists concert, featuring Brandon Valladares and Charlie Bortnem. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for those 18 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, visit

www.willmarorchestra.com

. Reception to follow.

New London, June 1, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., downtown New London; The New London Arts and Culture Alliance presents Porchfest, featuring local musicians performing front porch concerts throughout downtown New London.

Willmar, June 5, 7 p.m., Rice Park; The Prairie Winds Concert Band presents a free summer concert in Rice Park. Bring a lawn chair; popcorn and water will be provided courtesy of Walt’s and EcoWater.

Willmar, June 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22, 7 p.m., June 9, 16 and 23, 2 p.m.; Barn Theatre; The Barn Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz”; adults $25, ages 18 and younger $15; 320-235-9500, online at www.thebarntheatre.com or at the box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Friday.

Sunburg, June 9, 4 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church; Sunburg Community Music invites the public to attend a free student concert, featuring fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass, ukulele and Irish whistle performances.

Willmar, June 12, 7 p.m., Rice Park; The Prairie Winds Concert Band presents a free summer concert in Rice Park. Bring a lawn chair; popcorn and water will be provided courtesy of Walt’s and EcoWater.

Willmar, June 15, 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Willmar Civic Center; The Carden International Circus will perform twice. Come early for animal rides, face painting, inflatables and pictures with circus performers. Tickets start at $20 for general admission, and are available online at

tickets.spectacularcircus.com/affiliate/website.

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