ORONOCO — Robbie Fulks, whose latest album is a throwback to an earlier era of rock 'n' roll and country music, will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Loy Show Barn in rural Oronoco.
Fulks began his career in bluegrass music in the 1980s in Chicago, and made his solo debut with the album "Country Love Songs" in 1996. He has never been easily pigeonholed, ranging across old-time country, rockabilly, folk and Americana. His 2016 album, "Upland Stories," received two Grammy nominations.
Fulks' latest album, "Wild, Wild, Wild," features vocalist Linda Gail Lewis, sister of Jerry Lee Lewis.
Tickets are $25, available through eventbrite.com. The Loy Show Barn is located at 6914 60th Avenue NW.
Improv night Friday at Crossings
ZUMBROTA — The Squirrel Association, an improv comedy troupe based in Rochester, returns for a night of comedy at 7 p.m. Friday at Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave.. Zumbrota.
Tickets are $14 in advance, $16 at the door, available at 507-732-7616 and crossingsatcarnegie.com.
Lanesboro Barn Dance is Friday
LANESBORO — Another Lanesboro Barn Dance will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the Sons of Norway Hall, 200 Parkway Ave. S.
Robin Nelson, from Minneapolis, will teach and call the dances, with music by Matt Neil and Bob Bovee. Dances will include old-time squares, reels, big circles and couples dances. No partner or experience is necessary.
Admission is $8.
Duluth handbell choir to perform at church
Strikepoint, a Duluth-based handbell choir that has performed in Europe and Asia, will present a concert at 7 p.m. July 23 at Christ United Methodist Church, 400 Fifth Ave. SW.
The choir was founded in 1984 at First United Methodist Church in Duluth, and has performed in England, Scotland, Japan, Hong Kong, Sweden and Canada, as well as throughout the United States. The concert repertoire includes both new and familiar music.
Admission is free but a $15 donation is suggested.
Eagle Center to host painter for day-long event
WABASHA — Artist Jan Killiam, from Cumberland, Wis., will do a live painting and meet-and-greet event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha.
An exhibition of her work, "The Colorful Side of Nature," features depictions of wildlife using a specialized medium of alcohol-based paint. Visitors on Saturday can watch Killian work on a new painting and learn about her art and process.
The National Eagle Center is located at 50 Pembroke Ave. S, on the Mississippi River in downtown Wabasha.
— Tom Weber
4 shows remain in Beethoven Festival
WINONA — The three-week Minnesota Beethoven Festival is past the midway point, with three shows yet to be performed this week. They include:
• Venice Baroque Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Page Theatre at Saint Mary's University. The group will perform eight compositions including three concertos and a sinfonia by Vivaldi and a concerto by Handel.
• The Parker Quartet, which plays two shows, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. The group, composed of three violinists and a cellist, will perform three string quartets, two by Beethoven.
• The Minnesota Orchestra with Roderick Cox, conductor, and Elena Urioste, violin, 4 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium at Winona Middle School. The orchestra will perform three compositions, wrapping up with Beethoven's Third Symphony.
Get tickets through the box office, 866-811-4111, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. weekdays, or order online, mnbeethovenfestival.org.
— Jeff Pieters