Band concert set for Dec. 16

The Hopkins Westwind Concert Band will present its holiday concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Hwy. 7 in Hopkins. Admission is free.


Alison Scott holiday concert is Dec. 18

Alison Scott will present a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet.

A pre-concert social hour with free appetizers and a cash bar starts at 6 p.m. The concert will feature Scott's hits as well as holiday favorites.

Tickets are $20 and are now on sale at the arts center box office, at www.hopkinsartscenter.com or 952-979-1111.


Arts center hosts holiday gift sale

The Minnetonka Center for the Arts holiday gift sale is going on through Dec. 22.

A juried collection of handmade arts and crafts has been selected for character and value, including pottery, glass, fiber, wood, photos, paintings sculpture and jewelry. More than 120 artists are participating.

The arts center at 2240 North Shore Drive in Orono is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

The arts center also has a satellite center open at Ridgedale Mall, on the second level next to Sears, through Dec. 23. Hours are 10 a.m.to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12-6 p.m. on Sundays.


Holiday musical 'Annie' opens Friday

Minnetonka Theatre's holiday musical, "Annie," will be presented on the Arts Center on 7 Main Stage Friday through Dec. 22.

Shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Dec. 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. A 4 p.m. matinee is set for Dec. 17.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and $14 for youth under 18. For more information, go to www.minneton katheatre.com or call the box office at 952-401-5898. The Arts Center on 7 is located at Minnetonka High School, 18285 Hwy. 7 in Minnetonka.


Theater to present 'It's a Wonderful Life'

The Chaska Valley Family Theatre will present "It's a Wonderful Life," a musical based on director Frank Capra's classic movie.

Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Chaska High School Theater, 545 Pioneer Trail in Chaska.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for age 17 and under. Go to www.cvft.org or call 952-250-7206.