Comedian Louie Anderson makes his return to St. Cloud. There are a few concerts for your listening enjoyment, as well as a learning opportunity. Find out what life was like in Stearns County before electricity.

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    Comedian Louie Anderson

    Paramount Theatre
    Louie Anderson
    (Photo: louieanderson.com)

    After three years Comedian Louie Anderson is returning to St. Cloud. He will be performing two shows at the Paramount Theatre this Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $28 on the main floor, $26 for the front/side balcony, and $22 for the upper balcony.

    CLICK HERE to hear more from Louie.

    Comedian Jason Schommer will be the opening act.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information.

    Saturday, Janurary 3rd - 7:30 p.m.

    Sunday, January 4th - 2:00 p.m

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    Justin Ploof & The Throwbacks

    Pioneer Place

    Justin Ploff and The Throwbacks presents the rockumentary Daydream Believers: The Story of The Monkees. Some of the songs featured include: Last Train to Clarksville, I'm A Believer, Words, Steppin' Stone, Daydream Believer, A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You, Pleasant Valley Sunday, and many more. Tickets are $22 in advance, and $25 at the door.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information.

    Friday, January 2nd - 7:30 p.m.

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    Power on the Prairie

    Stearns History Museum
    Ashli Gerdes, WJON News

    Go back in time to when electricity first lit up the countryside of Stearns County. The Power on the Prairie exhibit at the Stearns History Museum explores electricity first coming to the area along with the industrial revolution. There are a feew hands on displays that demonstrate how much it takes to generate electricity. The museum is closed today (Thursday, Jan. 1st), but will open up again this weekend. Hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Check out the video below to learn more about the exhibit.

    CLICK HERE for more information.

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    Dave Lumley

    Veranda Lounge

    Central Minnesota's own Dave Lumley will be at the Veranda Lounge this weekend. His acoustic act combines his acoustic guitar talent with electronic sound loop layering. With over 600 songs in his repertoire he is sure to keep everyone entertained all night long. This is a free event.

    CLICK HERE for more information.

    Saturday, January 3rd - 9:00 p.m.

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    Gears to Piers

    Great River Arts Satellite Galleries

    You still have a chance to catch the Gears to Piers exhibit by artist Bev Gold. Her art is being shown at the Great River Arts Satellite Galleries at the Family Medical Center, and the Morrison County Government Center. Gold was featured in the Main Gallery, and has been extended to give more people an opportunity to see her work.

    CLICK HERE for more information. 

    The Family Medical Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. It's located at 811 2nd St. SE, Little Falls, MN.

    The Morrison County Government Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. It's located on teh second floor outside the courthouse. 213 1st Ave. SE, Little Falls, MN.