ZUMBROTA — Accordion fans can go wild once again when Accordion-o-Rama, an evening of accordion music, is presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota.
The annual event has been a tradition at Crossings since 2004. Performers this year are Dee Langley, Bob Barnes and Patrick Harison.
Langley is a past-president of the Accordionists and Teachers Guild International, and has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Barnes was born in Germany, and plays the bandoneon, which is a type of concertina. Harison is a button accordionist who plays in Twin Cities bands as well as in classical and pops orchestras.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $23 at the door, available at Crossings, 507-732-7616.
Elvis, Buddy and Jerry Lee — all in one show
ZUMBROTA — Johnny Rogers will present his “Buddy and Beyond” show, a salute to the early stars of rock ‘n’ roll, at 2 p.m. Sunday at the State Theatre, 96 E. Fourth St., Zumbrota.
Rogers will play the music of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rick Nelson, Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley. He has performed at the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, and at the Surf Ballroom in Iowa, the site of Buddy Holly’s final concert.
Tickets are $24 in advance, $28 at the door, available through Crossings at 507-732-7616.
Frozen River preview set for Lanesboro
LANESBORO — Two sessions of previews from the Frozen River Film Festival will be presented Saturday at the St. Mane Theatre, 206 Parkway Ave. N.
At 4:30 p.m., the documentary “Decoding the Driftless” will be shown. The film explores, through the air, across rugged landscapes, and on or under water, the driftless area of southeastern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa and southwestern Wisconsin. Producer George Howe will lead a post-film discussion.
At 7 p.m., an 84-minute set of seven adventure films will be shown.
Tickets good for both sessions are $8 ($5 for members of Lanesboro Arts), available at 507-467-2446 and the Lanesboro Art gallery.
To top off the evening, the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers play at 8:30 p.m. at the High Court Pub, just down the street from the St. Mane.
The Frozen River Film Festival runs Feb. 6-10 in Winona.
Race film, discussion Thursday in Spring Valley
SPRING VALLEY — “Let’s Talk About Race: A Community Discussion” will continue with a showing of the film “Spinning into Butter” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Spring Valley Public Library.
The film is about a hate crime at an elite New England college. The event forces the dean of students to examine her own feelings about race. The film will be followed by a discussion session.
The “Let’s Talk About Race” program continues at 6 p.m. Feb. 7, when the group will discuss the third chapter of “Uprooting Racism” by Paul Kivel.
The program is held the first and fourth Thursday of each month.