A comedian hits the stage this weekend, plus an all new comedy is on for one night only. Also catch St. Cloud School District students in the Night of Stars Variety Show. For you who like to view art the College of Saint Benedict and St. John's University's Art Department Faculty have an exhibit this weekend. Finally, even though there's still snow on the ground, it's time to start thinking about your summer garden.

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    Night of the Stars

    Paramount Theater - St. Cloud
    Dan DeBaun, WJON News

    LEAF and St. Cloud School District 742 present Night of the Stars. Local students take their talents to the Paramount Stage in this annual fundraiser for K-12 student activities in the St. Cloud School District. There is also an online auction to support the fundraising efforts. The auction closes on February 25th. Below is a video from last year's "Night of the Stars" performances. To hear more about the program from LEAF Executive Director Bruce Hentges, CLICK HERE. There are two performances to catch the students in action, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $6 for students and children.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information.

    • Friday, February 20th, 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 21st, 7:00 p.m.
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    2015 CSB/SJU Faculty Art Department Show

    Alice R. Rogers Gallery & Target Gallery - St. John's University - Collegeville

    The College of Saint Benedict and St. John's University Art Department Faculty are presenting their work in an exhibit at St. John's University. Work by Carol Brash, S. Dennis Frandrup, Jim Hendershot, Sam Johnson, David Paul Lange, Rachel Melis, Scott Murphy, Simon-Hòa Phan, Elaine Rutherford, Andrea Shaker, and Joe Singewald will be presented. It includes book arts, ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, video, sculpture, and art historical research.

    With Spring Break around the corner the gallery will be holding different hours.

    February 28th - March 1st : CLOSED

    March 2nd - March 6th : Noon to 4:00 p.m.

    March 7th - 8th : CLOSED

    There will be a artist reception tonight (February 19th) from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with artist talks at 6:00 p.m.

    CLICK HERE for more information about SJU Galleries.

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    The Chipper Experience

    Stephen B. Humphrey Theater - St. John's University - Collegeville
    Courtesy: Lurea Murphy

    Where comedy and magic collide, that's The Chipper Experience. Chipper Lowell was raised by circus performing parents, and has been in front of an audience since. He combines stand-up comedy, funny music, juggling, and audience interaction to make a fun afternoon for the entire family. Lowell has appeared on multiple television shows including The Tonight Show, Masters of Illusion!, and America's Funniest People. Tickets are $24 for adults, $21 for seniors, $14 for faculty and staff, and $10 for students and youth.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information.

    • Friday, February 20th, 7:30 p.m.
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    Wish You Were Here - Small Falls, MN USA

    Great River Arts - Little Falls

    This comedy is by hit comedian Jason Schommer. The play is about a group of citizens from Small Falls, MN, and takes a look at life in a small Central Minnesota town. With Little Falls, and the rest of Central Minnesota as the inspiration you are sure to laugh at all of the familiar characters seen in the show. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with drinks being served at that time, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information.

    • Saturday, February 21st, 7:30 p.m.
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    Gardening Knowledge

    Whitney Senior Center - St. Cloud

    The University of Minnesota Stearns County Master Gardeners are getting ready for spring with a gardening seminar. Some topics that will be covered will be annuals, vegetables, plant diseases, starting a garden, and pruning trees and shrubs. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. To register you can call (320) 255-6169. The seminar is being held at the Whitney Senior Center in St. Cloud.

    CLICK HERE for more information about the Master Gardeners of Stearns County.

    • Sunday, February 21st, 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.