ST. CLOUD — The fun is back again this weekend for you and your family to enjoy around Central Minnesota. You can head up to Little Falls for the Crazy On You dance party, enjoy a laugh at the Veranda Variety Hour, listen to the African band Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, hear Gladys Knight rock the Mystic Lake showroom and have one last chance to check out GREAT Theatre's James and the Giant Peach. Read more in The Weekender!

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    Crazy On You

    Little Falls

    Join Brothers Tone and the Big Groove for a fantastic night of dancing in Little Falls this weekend. The Great River Arts is holding a Valentine Dance Party called Crazy On you featuring the big sounds of Chicago, Bruno Mars, The Grass Roots, Huey Lewis and classic rock from years gone by. The night consists of not only dancing and live music but a laser light show, cash beer & wine bar, and a fabulous atmosphere. Tickets are just $18 and the fun begins tomorrow (Friday) night and Saturday.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Friday, February 10th, 8:00 p.m.

    - Saturday, February 11th, 8:00 p.m.

    (Photo: Great River Arts)
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    Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

    One of Africa's top touring bands is making a stop in Central Minnesota this weekend. The Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars will be performing at the College of St. Benedict's Escher Auditorium Saturday. Since embarking on their journey, the group has released four of the most acclaimed world music albums of the last decade, bringing their songs of joy, hope and faith. Tickets for the show are $25, $22 for seniors, $15 for faculty and $10 for students. Showtime starts at 7:30 p.m.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Saturday, February 11th, 7:30 p.m.

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    Veranda Variety Hour

    Pioneer Place

    You'll never know what to expect at Pioneer Place this weekend with the Veranda Variety Hour. The show brings late night comedy and music to a whole new level. This group of versatile performers blend live music, sketch comedy, dance, improv, spoken word, video, and much jammed into an hour of fun. Tickets for the show are just $5 and you don't need any reservations. The laughs start at 11:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday.


    - Friday, February 10th, 11:00 p.m.

    - Saturday, February 11th, 11:00 p.m.

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    Gladys Knight

    Mystic Lake Casino

    The sounds of Motown will be hitting the stage at Mystic Lake Casino this weekend. Gladys Knight will be taking center stage Saturday in the Mystic Showroom. She has recorded more than 38 albums and has enchanted audiences with over five decades of memorable hits from “Every Beat of My Heart,” “If I Were Your Woman” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.” Seats are limited but you can still find tickets between $55 and $70. Show time starts at 8:00 p.m.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Saturday, February 11th, 8:00 p.m.

    (Photo: Mystic Lake Casino)
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    James and the Giant Peach

    Paramount Theatre

    GREAT Theatre is back with another ‘peachy’ performance this weekend with the show James and the Giant Peach. This adventurous musical features a boy named James who finds himself rolling through an adventure in the center of the gigantic peach with human sized bugs to boot! It’s unlike anything you have seen before and fun for the whole family. Showtimes starts at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) and 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets run about $13.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    – Friday, February 10th, 7:00 p.m.

    – Saturday, February 11th, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

    – Sunday, February 12th, 2:00 p.m.