Music will be big this weekend in the area as the tunes of Sir Elton John will be celebrated at Pioneer Place, Beethoven will be performed at the Paramount Theatre, kids will dance to the music of Sinatra, Elvis and Michael Jackson, Mary Poppins hits the stage at St. Ben's, and sports fanatics will buy, sell and trade collectibles at the Stearns Museum. Read more in The Weekender!

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    ELTONSONGS

    Pioneer Place
    PPFive.com

    Pioneer Place will be hosting two nights of classic Elton John tunes with ELTONSONGS. Mick Sterling and Peter Guertin lead an 11-piece band that celebrates the deep tunes of Elton John from the early 1970s. You can enjoy favorites like "Your Song", "Philadelphia Freedom" and "Saturday Night's Alright" for $32 in advance, $35 at the door.

    CLICK HERE for more ticket information.

    - Friday, January 15th, 7:30 p.m.

    - Saturday, January 16th, 7:30 p.m.

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    Minnesota Sinfonia feat. Loren Fishman

    Paramount Theatre

    You can enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music for free on Sunday at the Paramount Theatre in downtown St. Cloud. The Minnesota Sinfonia will perform the music of Beethoven with the help of pianist Loren Fishman. The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional non-profit chamber symphony out of the Twin Cities. Admission is free, but you can reserve up to six spots online or by calling the box office at 320-259-5463.

    CLICK HERE for more ticket information.

    - Sunday, January 17th, 3:00 p.m.

    Minnesota Sinfonia Facebook Page
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    F.A.M.E. -- A Tribute to the Greats

    Paramount Theatre

    Local kids will celebrate some of the greatest music of the 20th century at the Paramount Theatre in downtown St. Cloud with F.A.M.E. -- A Tribute to the Greats. Sauk Rapids-based North Crest Kids (ages 6-18) will dance to the tunes of music greats like Frank Sinatra, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Michael Jackson, and Elvis Presley. Tickets for this cross-genre show go for $14 for people 13 and older, $9 for kids 6-12, and $5 for kids under 5.

    CLICK HERE for more ticket information.

    - Saturday, January 16th, 2:00 & 7:00 p.m.

    North Crest Kids Facebook Page
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    GREAT Theatre Presents Mary Poppins

    Benedicta Arts Center

    One of the most beloved musicals of all time hits the stage at the Benedicta Arts Center on the campus of The College of Saint Benedict as GREAT Theatre presents Mary Poppins. The show brings to life the classic Disney movie through song, dance and, yes, flying. Tickets for this magical show go for $28 with discounts available for seniors and students.

    CLICK HERE for more ticket information.

    - Friday, January 15th, 7:30 p.m.

    - Saturday, January 16th, 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

    - Sunday, January 17th, 2:00 p.m.

    - Thursday, January 21st, 7:30 p.m.

    - Friday, January 22nd, 7:30 p.m.

    - Saturday, January 23rd, 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

    - Sunday, January 24th, 2:00 p.m.

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    Sports Card and Collectibles Show

    Stearns History Museum

    Area sports fans will gather at Stearns History Museum this weekend for the Granite City Sports Cards and Collectibles Show. Autographs, artifacts, cards and other memorabilia will be on display. You may find and buy your sports holy grail or bring your sports collectibles to sell or get appraised at this free event.

    - Saturday, January 16th, 10:00 a.m.