Plenty to do this week

Published: Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 3:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 3:03 p.m.


Since forming literally after playing around a campfire during a folk festival in upstate New York, the folk trio Red Molly has made a name for itself with three-part vocal harmony and dobro-tinged sound. The group will perform two shows this weekend at the Phillips Center’s Squitieri Studio Theatre. While Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. performance is sold out, tickets are still available for a 2 p.m. performance on Sunday.

Red Molly: 7:30 p.m. Saturday (sold out), 2 p.m. Sunday, Squitieri Studio Theatre, Phillips Center. Tickets: $30. (392-2787)

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The St. Olaf Band, the main musical ensemble from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., described as “one of America’s pre-eminent bands” by The New Yorker, will perform a free concert on Thursday at the Buchholz High School Auditorium. The program, titled “Journeys,” will feature works by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Amilcare Ponchielli, David Maslanka, Richard Wagner and Peter Graham.

St. Olaf Band: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Buchholz High School Auditorium. Free.


In the wake of the crowd-pleasing stage production, “100 Years of Broadway,” creator Neil Berg has fashioned a new stage extravaganza — “100 Years of Hollywood” — which recreates some of the best-loved scenes from movie musicals and classic films. Set for a Friday performance at the Phillips Center, the production will feature actual stars from such Broadway hits as “Cats,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Evita,” performing songs from such memorable films as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Goldfinger,” “Dreamgirls” and many others.

Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Hollywood”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phillips Center. Tickets: $25-$45. (392-2787)

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