‘Every Day Is a Sunny Day’
Saturday: More than 100 dancers will take the Ordway Concert Hall stage to tell the story of Hmong migration through traditional Asian dances, acrobatics and multimedia images. Presented by Asian Media Access, Pan Asian Arts Alliance and Iny Asian Dance Theater, “Every Day Is a Sunny Day” weaves together stories of the past and present, tradition and modern reality, as told through an ensemble of Asian-American girl performers. Directed and produced by Ange Hwang, the work is choreographed by Iny Xiong, who began training at age 5 in Chinese classical and folk dancing as well as Thai court dancing, and has won multiple dance-contest titles. (7 p.m. Sat., Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St., St. Paul., $22-$50, 651-224-4222, ordway.org)
‘One Earth, One Home’
Saturday-Sunday: The lunisolar Chinese calendar is about to turn. It’s time to say goodbye to the year of the goat, and celebrate the year of the monkey. The Chinese American Association of Minnesota and Chinese Dance Theater will be performing this show featuring dancers of all ages. Drawing on teachings of Confucius, mixing ancient philosophy with colorful costumes, folk dances and music, the show offers a taste of Chinese culture. (7 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., the O’Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Av., St. Paul, $15-$20, 651-690-6700 or oshag.stkate.edu)S.R.
‘TIL DEATH, A MARRIAGE MUSICAL’
Opening: Two real-life couples play stage-life couples in this little musical. To complete the trifecta, they are directed by a real-life couple. Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble pair up with Ben Bakken and Maureen Sherman-Mendez in the original work, which proposes that a happy couple and a struggling couple are caught together in a remote cabin. The Gambles have created many shows around town. Bakken and Sherman-Mendez are best known for their work at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. Director Joy Donley and music director Mike Donley (of Triple Espresso) bring 27 years of marital experience to the show. (7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. & Thu., 3 p.m. Sat. Ends Feb. 13; Art House North, 793 Armstrong Av., St. Paul; $20-$25 at 1-800-838-3006 or bucketbrigadetheater.com)