South arts briefs: 'Jingle Bells, Batman Smells' opens this weekend in Lakeville

  • Article by: STAFF REPORTS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 10, 2013 - 3:00 PM


‘Jingle Bells, Batman Smells’ opening

A popular series of children’s books hit the stage when the Lakeville Area Arts Center presents “Junie B. Jones” in “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” beginning this weekend.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21 and Dec. 27-28, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22-23 and Dec. 29.

With more than 50 million books in print, Barbara Park’s bestselling chapter book series Junie B. Jones is a classroom favorite. In the 25th Junie B. Jones book, it’s holiday time, and Room One is doing lots of fun things to celebrate, like making elf costumes and singing holiday songs. But Junie B.’s holiday spirit is challenged by Tattletale May, and it gets worse when Junie B. gets stuck being her Secret Santa.

Tickets are $13 and are available online at, or at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Av. For additional information, call 952-985-4640.



Women of Note plan Christmas concert

The Eagan Women of Note community choir will hold its annual Christmas concert, “Carols Old and New,” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 3930 Rahn Road, Eagan.

Tickets are $5. In addition to the concert, there will be a cookie sale and silent auction for gift baskets.

The choir also will perform at the Crystal Court of the IDS building in Minneapolis at noon on Dec. 21. Anyone interested in arranging a performance by the group should contact Rosemary at 651-699-5778.

The group was founded in 1999 with the support of the city of Eagan Parks and Recreation Department and the Eagan Men’s Chorus, and it has grown from a group of 18 women to almost 60, according to its website,



Honky-tonk Christmas

Honky-tonk band Trailer Trash will bring their “Trashy Little Xmas Show” back to Northfield’s Grand Event Center on Friday.

Trailer Trash has been performing the holiday revue for more than 18 years to sold-out audiences in Minneapolis and Rochester, revamping Christmas classics and adding some festive originals.

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