ST. CLOUD — We have your ticket to some of the fun things you and your family can enjoy around Central Minnesota this weekend. You can enjoy Shrek the Musical Jr. at Sartell High School, check out some local talent at the Night of the Stars showcase, Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks will perform at Pioneer Place, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble bringing their music at the College of St. Benedict's and the Sartell Red Carpet. Read more in The Weekender!

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    Shrek the Musical Jr.

    Sartell High School

    Everyone's favorite ogre cames to Sartell starting tonight (Thursday). The Sartell Middle School is hosting Shrek the Musical Jr. This family-friendly musical comedy
    follows the adventures of an ogre named Shrek who sets off on a quest to save a princess from a dragon. However, it turns out that in order to ultimately succeed, Shrek must battle an even bigger obstacle: learning how to believe in
    himself and open his heart to others. The show runs tonight thru Saturday. Show times are 7:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Sartell High School Auditorium. Tickets are just $5.


    - Thursday, February 23rd, 7:00 p.m.
    - Friday, February 24th, 7:00 p.m.
    - Saturday, February 25th, 2:00 p.m.

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    Night of the Stars

    Paramount Theatre

    Local young talent will be taking center stage in St. Cloud this weekend for the 16th Annual Night of the Stars showcase. The two night show will take place on tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. Students from all ages in District 742 will be doing anything from singing, instrumentals, dancing, comedy and more.Money raised from the event goes towards LEAF. Tickets for the show are $16 for adults and $6 for students. Show times are at 7:00 p.m.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Friday, February 24th, 7:00 p.m.
    - Saturday, February 25th, 7:00 p.m.

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    Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks

    Pioneer Place
    Pioneer Place is hosting their first "versus" show this weekend. Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks will be performing two acts in one show. Act one will feature the music of Smokey Robinson and act two Fankie Valli. It promises to be a show you haven't seen before from on of Central Minnesota's talented local bands. Tickets for the show are $28 in advance and $30 at the door. You can catch the show starting tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. and again Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
    CLICK HERE for ticket information!
    - Thursday, February 23rd, 7:30 p.m.
    - Friday, February 24th, 7:30 p.m.
    - Saturday, February 25th, 7:30 p.m.
    (Photo Courtesy: Justin Ploof)
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    Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

    College of St. Benedict

    One of the most pulse-pounding brass groups will be at the College of St. Benedict's this weekend. The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble freely mix rich brass traditions with hip hop, soul and funk in their live stage shows. The band is made up of seven brothers and has performed around the globe. Tickets for the show are $25 for general admission. Show time starts at 7:30 p.m.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Saturday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.

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    Sartell's Red Carpet

    Sartell Middle School

    A great family-friendly event which introduces the community to Sartell area businesses kicks off this weekend. Saturday marks the 12th Annual Community Showcase Sartell's Red Carpet. The event features 75 business booths, several kids’ activities, entertainment and demonstrations for the whole family. The event draws about 2,000 people. The showcase is free runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Sartell Middle School.


    - Saturday, February 25th, 9:00 a.m.

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