Arts
Nov. 12 • ROSEVILLE SKATING CENTER: Peggy’s Holiday Boutique. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today. 2661 Civic Center Dr., Rose­ville. 612-419-7037.
Ends Dec. 22 • MINNETONKA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Show and sale. 2240 North Shore Dr., Orono. 952-473-7361.
Ends Dec. 24 • TEXTILE CENTER: Gallery shop. 3000 University Av. SE., Mpls. 612-436-0464.
Ends Jan. 7 • AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE: “Nordic Holidays.” Decorated rooms from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland. $5-$10. 2600 Park Av. S., Mpls. 612-871-4907.
Thu.-Dec. 28 • EDINA ART CENTER: “Up North.” 4701 W. 64th St., Edina. 952-903-5780.
Sat.-Nov. 19 • GRAIN BELT BREWERY: Minneapolis Craft’za. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 18-19. 79 13th Av. NE., Mpls.
Nov. 19-Dec. 30 • NORTHERN CLAY CENTER: Exhibition and sale. 2424 E. Franklin Av., Mpls. 612-339-8007.
Nov. 24-Jan. 7 • AZ GALLERY: Gift show. 308 Prince St., St. Paul. 651-224-3757.
Nov. 25-Dec. 31 • MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART: “Winterlights at the Purcell-Cutts House.” The Prairie School home is decorated in period holiday fashion. Free-$5. Purcell-Cutts House, 2328 Lake Place, Mpls. 612-870-6323.
Dec. 1-24 • SOO VISUAL ARTS CENTER: Shop. 2909 Bryant Av. S., Mpls. 612-871-2263.
Dec. 2-3 • ROSEVILLE CITY HALL: Craft fair. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2; noon-4 p.m. Dec. 3. 2660 Civic Center Dr., Roseville. holidaycraftfair.com.
Dec. 6-20 • BLOOMINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Gifts in the Gallery. 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington. 952-563-8575.
Dec. 7-21 • BANFILL-LOCKE CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Gift mART. 6666 East River Rd., Fridley. 763-574-1850.
Classical music
ORCHESTRAL
Dec. 1-2 • MINNESOTA SINFONIA: 7 p.m. Dec. 1, First Covenant Church, 1280 Arcade St., St. Paul; 2 p.m. Dec. 2, Basilica of St. Mary, 17th St. and Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. Free. 612-871-1701.
Dec. 3 • DAKOTA VALLEY SYMPHONY AND CHORUS: 2 p.m. $5-$20. Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Av. S., Burnsville. 1-800-982-2787.
Dec. 7-10 • HOSANNA! CHRISTMAS CONCERT: With Roderick Cox conducting. 7 p.m. Dec. 7-8; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9; 3 & 7 p.m. Dec. 10. $25. Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9600 W. 163rd St., Lakeville. 1-877-700-8725.
Dec. 7-10 • ST. PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: Bach’s “Brandenburg” Concertos. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Av. S., Mpls.; 8 p.m. Dec. 8-9, Ordway Center for the Arts, 5th and Washington Sts., St. Paul; 2 p.m. Dec. 10, Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, 3900 Bethel Dr., Arden Hills. $11-$50. 651-291-1144.
Dec. 9-10 • MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA: Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” with Helmuth Rilling conducting. 8 p.m. Dec. 9; 2 p.m. Dec. 10. $25-$96. Orchestra Hall, 11th St. and Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-371-5656.
Dec. 10 • CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF MINNEAPOLIS: 4 p.m. Free. Normandale Lutheran Church, 6100 Normandale Rd., Edina.
Dec. 12 • GREATER TWIN CITIES YOUTH SYMPHONIES: Philharmonic. 7:30 p.m. Free. Wayzata Community Church, 125 E. Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata. 651-602-6800.
Dec. 14-17 • ST. PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: Handel’s “Messiah.” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 8 p.m. Dec. 15, Basilica of St. Mary, 17th St. and Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.; 8 p.m. Dec. 16 and 2 p.m. Dec. 17, Ordway Center for the Arts, 5th and Washington Sts., St. Paul. $12-$50. 651-291-1144.
Dec. 17 • EAST METRO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: “A Holiday Fete.” 2 p.m. East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Dr., Woodbury.
Dec. 17 • DAKOTA VALLEY SYMPHONY: “An Andy and Bing Christmas.” 4 p.m. $25-$40. Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Av. S., Burnsville. 1-800-982-2787.
Dec. 21 • MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA: Sarah Hicks conducts “A Minnesota Orchestra Christmas: Home for the Holidays.” 11 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. $30-$70. Orchestra Hall, 11th St. and Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-371-5656.
Dec. 31-Jan. 1 • MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA: Osmo Vänskä conducts New Year’s celebration concerts. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31; 2 p.m. Jan. 1. $30-$125. Orchestra Hall, 11th St. and Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-371-5656.
VOCAL/CHORAL
Today-Nov. 19 • TWIN CITIES MASTERS CHORALE: 4 p.m. today, Presbyterian Church of the Way, 3382 N. Lexington Av., Shoreview; 7:30 p.m. Fri., Christ Presbyterian Church, 6901 Normandale Rd., Edina; 4 p.m. next Sun., North Heights Lutheran Church, 2701 Rice St., Roseville. Free.
Nov. 18 • A CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT WITH MACK WILBERG: Six community choruses. 1:30 p.m. $5-$10. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Rd., Mahtomedi. christmasportrait.brownpapertickets.com.
Nov. 19-Dec. 2 • NORTHERN LIGHTS CHORALE: 3 p.m. next Sun., First Lutheran Church, 1555 40th Av. NE., Columbia Heights; 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Faith Lutheran Church, 11115 NW. Hanson Blvd., Coon Rapids. Free-$25.
Nov. 19 • TWO RIVERS CHORALE: 4 p.m. Free. Community of Grace Lutheran Church, 4000 Linden St., White Bear Lake. 651-493-7935.
Dec. 2 • CITY OF LAKES CHORUS: 2 & 6 p.m. $10-$20. Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center, 11411 Masonic Home Dr., Bloomington. 1-800-514-3849.
Dec. 2 • CATHEDRAL CHORAL SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m. $10. St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove St., Mpls. 612-870-7800.
Dec. 2-3 • PHIPPS FESTIVAL CHORUS: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2; 2 p.m. Dec. 3. $23. Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St., Hudson, Wis. 1-715-386-8409.
Dec. 2-10 • THE SINGERS: “What Sweeter Music.” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 S. 8th St., Mpls.; 3 p.m. Dec. 3, Wayzata Community Church, 125 E. Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata; 2 p.m. Dec. 10, Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 324 S. Prior Av., St. Paul. $22-$36. 651-917-1948.
Dec. 2-10 • VOCALESSENCE: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Rose­ville Lutheran Church, 1215 W. Roselawn Av.; 4 p.m. Dec. 9-10, Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls. $20-$40. 612-547-1451.
Dec. 3 • CHORUS POLARIS: “Holiday Classics.” 3 p.m. First Lutheran Church, 1555 40th Av. NE., Columbia Heights.
Dec. 3 • MINNESOTA CHORALE: “Messiah” singalong. 6:30 p.m. Free. St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 S. 8th St., Mpls. 612-333-4866.
Dec. 8 • MINNESOTA CHORALE: “A Christmas Fantasia.” 8 p.m. Free. St. Richard’s Catholic Church, 7540 Penn Av. S., Richfield. 612-333-4866.
Dec. 8-9 • NATIONAL LUTHERAN CHOIR: “No Room.” 4:30 & 8 p.m. Dec. 8; 8 p.m. Dec. 9. $10-$30. Basilica of St. Mary, 17th St. and Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 1-800-838-3006.
Dec. 8-10 • TWIN CITIES GAY MEN’S CHORUS: “Gay Holiday Spectacular.” 8 p.m. Dec. 8-9; 2 p.m. Dec. 10. $25-$53. Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minnesota, 2128 S. 4th St., Mpls. 612-624-2345.
Dec. 8-10 • VALLEY CHAMBER CHORALE: 8 p.m. Dec. 8; 4 & 8 p.m. Dec. 9; 3 p.m. Dec. 10. $35-$40. Washington County Historic Courthouse, 101 N. Pine St., Stillwater. 651-430-0124.
Dec. 9 • VOCALESSENCE: “Star of Wonder.” 9:30 & 11 a.m. $8-$12. Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls. 612-547-1451.
Dec. 9 • LUCIA CELEBRATIONS: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. $15. American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Av. S., Mpls. 612-871-4907.
Dec. 9-10 • EXULTATE: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 324 S. Prior Av., St. Paul; 4 p.m. Dec. 10, Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, 5011 31st Av. S., Mpls. $5-$30. 651-707-0727.
Dec. 9-10 • KANTOREI: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 7217 W. Broadway, Brooklyn Park; 4 p.m. Dec. 10, St. Mary’s Chapel, St. Paul Seminary, 2260 Summit Av., St. Paul. $15-$25. 612-217-4647.
Dec. 9-10 • SOUTH METRO CHORALE: “Love Came Down at Christmas.” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 W. 125th St., Savage; 3 p.m. Dec. 10, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 8600 Fremont Av. S., Bloomington. $12. 612-386-4636.
Dec. 10 • MINNETONKA CHORAL SOCIETY: 3 p.m. $18. Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 301 County Rd. 19, Excelsior. 952-476-1922.
Dec. 12-22 • CANTUS: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, St. Bartholomew Catholic Faith Community, 630 E. Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata; 11 a.m. Dec. 14, MacPhail Center for Music, 501 S. 2nd St., Mpls.; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Trinity Lutheran Church, 115 N. 4th St., Stillwater; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Fridley District Auditorium, 6000 W. Moore Lake Dr., Fridley; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley; 11 a.m. Dec. 20, Colonial Church, 6200 Colonial Way, Edina; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, 2115 Summit Av., St. Paul; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Ordway Center for the Arts, 5th and Washington Sts., St. Paul. $10-$40. 612-435-0055.
Dec. 15 • MINNESOTA CHORALE AND BORDER CROSSING: A bilingual “Messiah.” 8 p.m. Free. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 401 Concord St., St. Paul. 612-333-4866.
Dec. 15-16 • BLOOMINGTON CHORALE: “Holiday With the Masters.” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15; 4 p.m. Dec. 16. $12-$16. Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd. 952-563-8582.
Dec. 15-17 • ROSE ENSEMBLE: “Welcome the Season: Christmas in Baroque Malta.” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 324 S. Prior Av., St. Paul; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Basilica of St. Mary, 17th St. and Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.; 2 p.m. Dec. 17, Church of the Holy Family, 5900 W. Lake St., St. Louis Park. $15-$38. 651-225-4340.
Dec. 16-17 • MAGNUM CHORUM: 8 p.m. Dec. 16, Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 324 S. Prior Av., St. Paul; 4 p.m. Dec. 17, Church of the Annunciation, 509 W. 54th St., Mpls. $5-$25. 612-924-4111.
Dec. 16 • ANGELICA CANTANTI: 4 p.m. $10. Orchestra Hall, 11th St. and Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 952-563-8572.
Dec. 21 • SCHUBERT CLUB’S COURTROOM CONCERT: Songs Minnesota composers. Noon. Free. Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul. 651-292-3268.
POPS
Dec. 9 • SHOREVIEW NORTHERN LIGHTS VARIETY BAND: With the Minnesota Boychoir. 7 p.m. $13. Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, 3900 Bethel Dr., Arden Hills. 651-638-6333.
OTHER
Dec. 1-3 • LAKE WOBEGON BRASS BAND: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Colonial Church, 6200 Colonial Way, Edina; 7 p.m. Dec. 2, Eden Prairie United Methodist Church, 15050 Scenic Heights Rd.; 2 p.m. Dec. 3, Anoka-Ramsey Community College Performing Arts Center, 11200 NW. Mississippi Blvd., Coon Rapids. Free-$10.
Dec. 2-3 • TUBACHRISTMAS: 3 p.m. Dec. 2, Skinner Memorial Chapel, 1 N. College St., Northfield; 4 p.m. Dec. 3, Central Presbyterian Church St. Paul, 500 Cedar St., St. Paul.
Dec. 2 • CHORUS Ã LA CARTE, MINNETONKA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND YOUTH CHOIR: 6:30 p.m. Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd. 952-401-5954.
Dec. 3-10 • INVER HILLS COMMUNITY BAND: Christmas concert. 4 p.m. Dec. 3, St. Patrick’s Church, 3535 E. 72nd St., Inver Grove Heights; 4 p.m. Dec. 10, Advent United Methodist Church, 3945 Lexington Av. S., Eagan.
Dec. 7 • LINDSEY STIRLING: “Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour.” 8 p.m. $37.50-$274. Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 1-800-982-2787.
Dec. 9 • MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF MINNETONKA: “Messiah.” Free with arboretum admission. 2:30 p.m. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska. 952-401-5954.
Dec. 9 • ROSEMOUNT COMMUNITY BAND: 4 p.m. Free. Rosemount Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail.
Dec. 9 • BACH SOCIETY OF MINNESOTA: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. 7:30 p.m. $5-$25. St. Mary’s Chapel, St. Paul Seminary, 2260 Summit Av., St. Paul. 612-440-6219.
Dec. 9-10 • CHRISTMAS AT WOODDALE: 8 p.m. Dec. 9; 2:30 & 5 p.m. Dec. 10. $13-$15. Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Rd., Eden Prairie. 952-944-6300.
Dec. 10 • HOPKINS WESTWIND CONCERT BAND: 3 p.m. Free. Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Hwy. 7, Hopkins.
Dec. 10 • MINNESOTA SYMPHONIC WINDS: 3 p.m. Edina High School, 6754 Valley View Rd., Edina.
Dec. 10 • GREATER TWIN CITIES YOUTH SYMPHONIES: Sinfonia and concertino. 4 p.m. Free. Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 W. Roselawn Av. 651-602-6800.
Dec. 10 • PLYMOUTH CONCERT BAND: 4 p.m. Wayzata High School, 4955 N. Peony Lane, Plymouth. 763-745-6908.
Dec. 14-17 • COPPER STREET BRASS: 11 a.m. Dec. 14; 3 p.m. Dec. 16, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Av., Mpls.; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Arlington Hills United Methodist Church, 759 E. County Road B, Maplewood; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 3930 Rahn Rd., Eagan. $10-$20. 612-722-3667.
Dec. 17 • MEDALIST CONCERT BAND: 4 p.m. $17-$19. Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd. 952-563-8575.
Dec. 17 • STEVEN C. ANDERSON: With members of the Minnesota Orchestra. 8 p.m. $40. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen. 952-934-1525.
Dec. 19 • CALHOUN-ISLES COMMUNITY BAND: 7 p.m. Free. Jefferson Elementary School, 1200 W. 26th St., Mpls.
Dec. 22 • GEORGE WINSTON: 8 p.m. $30-$60. Orchestra Hall, 11th St. and Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-371-5656.
COLLEGE
Nov. 30-Dec. 2 • BETHEL UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 1; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. $15-$23. Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, 3900 Bethel Dr., Arden Hills. 651-638-6333.
Nov. 30-Dec. 3 • ST. OLAF CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 2; 3 p.m. Dec. 3. Skoglund Center Auditorium, St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Av., Northfield. 1-507-786-2222.
Dec. 1-3 • CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1; 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2; 3 p.m. Dec. 3. $12-$15. Buetow Music Auditorium, 1282 Concordia Av., St. Paul. 612-343-3390.
Dec. 2 • U CAMPUS SINGERS AND MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CHORUSES: 7:30 p.m. Free. Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minnesota, 2128 S. 4th St., Mpls.
Dec. 2 • COLLEGE OF ST. BENEDICT AND ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY: 8 p.m. $15-$20. Basilica of St. Mary, 17th St. and Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 1-320-363-5777.
Dec. 3 • UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS: 4 & 7:30 p.m. $17.50. Orchestra Hall, 11th St. and Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-371-5656.
Dec. 7 • CONCORDIA COLLEGE: 6 & 8:30 p.m. $23-$32. Orchestra Hall, 11th St. and Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-371-5656.
Dec. 8-10 • CHRISTMAS AT NORTHWESTERN: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9; 4 p.m. Dec. 10. $12-$18. Knight Hall, University of Northwestern, 3003 N. Snelling Av., Roseville. 651-631-5151.
Dec. 13 • UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TROMBONE CHOIR: Noon. Ferguson Hall, 2106 S. 4th St., Mpls.
Pop music
POP/rock
Nov. 18 • TONIC SOL-FA: Holiday show. 7:30 p.m. $20. Merrill Community Arts Center, 4200 Pioneer Dr., Woodbury. 651-200-4610.
Nov. 25 • KERI NOBLE: “A Very Special Christmas.” 8 p.m. $40. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen. 952-934-1525.
Nov. 27 • LEO KOTTKE: 7:30 p.m. $40-$62. Guthrie Theater, 818 S. 2nd St., Mpls. 612-377-2224.
Nov. 29-Dec. 19 • SIMPLE GIFTS WITH BILLY MCLAUGHLIN: 2 & 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. $26-$30. Le Musique Room, 4300 O’Day Av., St. Michael. 612-314-9199; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1. $30-$35. Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Av., Lakeville. 952-985-4640; 1 & 7 p.m. $30. Dec. 19. $30. Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center, 11411 Masonic Home Dr., Bloomington. 952-948-6506.
Nov. 30-Dec. 10 • ROCK ’N’ ROLL CHRISTMAS SHOW: 8 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 1-2, 6-9; 1 p.m. Dec. 2 & 9.; 7 p.m. Dec. 3-10. $40. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen. 952-934-1525.
Dec. 1 • COLLEEN RAYE: Frank Sinatra tribute holiday show with Tim Patrick and Debbie O’Keefe, 2 & 8 p.m. $26-$30. Le Musique Room, 4300 O’Day Av., St. Michael. 612-314-9199; 7 p.m. Dec. 21. $25. Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Av. S., Burnsville. 952-895-4685.
Nov. 24 and Dec. 1-2 • THE NEW STANDARDS HOLIDAY SHOW: 8:30 p.m. Nov. 24. Lutsen Mountains, Lutsen, Minn. $20-$26. lutsen.com; 8 p.m. Dec. 1; 2 & 8 p.m. Dec. 2. $25-$110. State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 1-800-982-2787.
Dec. 1-10 • LORIE LINE: 7:30 p.m.; 3 & 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2. $54. Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Av. S., Burnsville. 952-895-4685; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. $49. Providence Academy, 15100 Schmidt Lake Rd., Plymouth. 952-474-1000; 3 p.m. Dec. 10. $49-$54. Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul. 651-290-1221.
Dec. 3 • GO SNOW SHOW: With Run the Jewels. 6 p.m. $43. Myth, 3090 Southlawn Dr., Maplewood. 651-779-6984.
Dec. 4 • JINGLE BALL: Fall Out Boy, Charlie Puth, Kesha, Camila Cabello, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Why Don’t We and Julia Michaels. 7:30 p.m. $39-$159. Xcel Energy Center, W. 7th St. and Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 1-800-982-2787.
Dec. 6-22 • MICK STERLING: “At Christmas.” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. $30-$34. Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, 420 E. Main St., Anoka. 763-422-1838; 8 p.m. Dec. 12 & 1 & 8 p.m. Dec. 13. $40. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen. 952-934-1525; 8 p.m. Dec. 22. Le Musique Room, 4300 O’Day Av., St. Michael. 612-314-9199.
Dec. 7 • A JOHNNY CASH CHRISTMAS: With Church of Cash, 2 & 8 p.m. $20-$26. Le Musique Room, 4300 O’Day Av., St. Michael. 612-314-9199.
Dec. 10 • AN ANDY WILLIAMS AND BING CROSBY CHRISTMAS: With Mick Sterling. 3 & 7 p.m. $36-$38. Le Musique Room, 4300 O’Day Av., St. Michael. 612-314-9199.
Dec. 10 • TONIC SOL-FA: 7 p.m. $19.50-$31.50. Verizon Wireless Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato. 1-800-982-2787.
Dec. 16-21 • A KAT PERKINS CHRISTMAS: 8 p.m. Dec. 14-15; 1 & 8 p.m. Dec. 16. $40. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen. 952-934-1525; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20. $30-$34. Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, 420 E. Main St., Anoka. 763-422-1838; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21. $30-$34. Le Musique Room, 4300 O’Day Av., St. Michael. 612-314-9199.
Dec. 15 • A DARLENE LOVE CHRISTMAS: 7:30 p.m. Ordway Center for the Arts, 5th and Washington Sts., St. Paul. 651-224-4222.
16 • JEWEL: “Handmade Holiday” tour. 8 p.m. $40-$65. Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake. 952-445-9000.
Dec. 16 • NICHOLAS DAVID HOLIDAY SHOW: 7 & 9 p.m. $30-$40. Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-332-1010.
Dec. 20 • 2 GIRLS & A BOYD GOT NEW SHOES FOR CHRISTMAS: 8 p.m. $40. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen. 952-934-1525.
Dec. 21 • A THREE TENORS CHRISTMAS: With Nathan Bird’s NorrSound Tenors, 8 p.m. $40. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen. 952-934-1525.
Dec. 20 • LISA PALLEN, AIMEE LEE AND KATHY MUELLER: 1 p.m. $30. Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center, 11411 Masonic Home Dr., Bloomington. 952-948-6506.
Dec. 23 • JON MCLAUGHLIN: 8 p.m. $25-$55. Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. 612-338-2674.
Dec. 26-31 • AN ANDY AND BING CHRISTMAS: 8 p.m. Dec. 26-30; 1 p.m. Dec. 27 & 30; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. $40. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen. 952-934-1525.
Dec. 27 • JIM BRICKMAN: 7:30 p.m. $40-$70. Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Av. S., Burnsville. 952-895-4685.
Dec. 30-31 • SNOWTA NYE: Excision, Gucci Mane, Post Malone, Bear Grillz, Spock, Beak Nasty and more. 6 p.m. $140-$200. Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Av. S., Mpls.
Dec. 30 • TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: 3:30 & 8 p.m. $36-$78. Xcel Energy Center, W. 7th St. and Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 1-800-982-2787.
Dec. 31 • COLLEEN RAYE: A Broadway-themed show. 3 & 7 p.m. $28. Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St., Hudson, Wis. 1-715-386-8409.
Dec. 31 • GRAND FUNK RAILROAD: 9 p.m. $37-$57. Treasure Island Casino, 5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd., Red Wing. 1-800-222-7077.
RAP/HIP-HOP
Dec. 21 • JACK THE HALLS HIP HOP BALL: With Nelly and T.I., 7 p.m. Myth, 3090 Southlawn Dr., Maplewood. 651-779-6984.
Dec. 31 • LIZZO: With Brooke Candy and Cupcakke, 9 p.m. $45-$50. Myth, 3090 Southlawn Dr., Maplewood. 651-779-6984.
Dec. 31 • P.O.S. AND LATER BBES: 8 p.m. $35-$60. 7th Street Entry, 7th St. and 1st Av. N., Mpls. 612-338-8388.
R&B
Dec. 5 • WILL DOWNING: “Soulful Sounds of Christmas.” 7:30 p.m. $37.50-$78. Ordway Center for the Arts, 5th and Washington Sts., St. Paul. 651-224-4222.
Dec. 16 • A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION WITH THE STEELES: 7:30 p.m. $28-$58. Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul. 651-290-1221.
Dec. 23 • SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS: “The Night Before Christmas – A Musical Fantasy.” 8 p.m. $25-$50. Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul. 651-290-1221.
Dec. 31 • MORRIS DAY & THE TIME: 5 p.m. $30-$60. Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake. 952-445-9000.
JAZZ
Dec. 1 • CHARLES LAZARUS: “Merry & Bright: A Big, Brassy Christmas.” 8 p.m. $25-$60. Orchestra Hall, 11th St. and Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-371-5656.
Dec. 17 • THE PETERSON FAMILY HOLIDAY SHOW: 6 & 8 p.m. $25. Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-332-1010.
Dec. 31 • MINNESOTA JAZZ ORCHESTRA: 7 p.m. $30-$35. Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center, 11411 Masonic Home Dr., Bloomington. 952-948-6506.
Dec. 31 • DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS: 6 & 10 p.m. $100-$140. Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-332-1010.
Dec. 31 • SOUTHSIDE ACES: 6 p.m. $70. Vieux Carré, 408 St. Peter St., St. Paul. 612-332-5299.
FOLK
Sun. • GAELYNN LEA’S HOLIDAY SHOW: With Rachael Kilgour and Batterboy, 7:30 p.m. $15-$18. Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. 612-338-2674.
BLUEGRASS
Dec. 6 & 20 • A BLUEGRASS CHRISTMAS WITH MONROE CROSSING: 2 & 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. $19-$24. Le Musique Room, 4300 O’Day Av., St. Michael. 612-314-9199; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20. $31. Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington. 952-563-8575.
WORLD
Dec. 14 • CHRISTMAS WITH THE CELTS: 7 p.m. $40-$50. Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-332-1010.
Dec. 22-23 • CELTIC HOLIDAY HOOLEY: With Cormac O’Se and the O’Sha Irish Dancers. 8 p.m. Dec. 22; 1 & 8 p.m. Dec. 23$40. Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen. 952-934-1525.
Dec. 22 • KATIE MCMAHON’S CELTIC CHRISTMAS: 7:30 p.m. $15-$32. The O’Shaughnessy, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Av., St. Paul. 651-690-6700.
CHRISTIAN
Dec. 5 • SPIRITU CHRISTMAS: 7 p.m. Free. Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 324 S. Prior Av., St. Paul. 612-419-7413.
Dec. 9 • CASTING CROWNS AND FOR KING & COUNTRY: “A Glorious Christmas.” 7 p.m. $20-$125. Target Center, 600 1st Av. N., Mpls. 1-888-929-7849.
Dec. 15 • PHILLIPS, CRAIG AND DEAN: 7 p.m. $20-$50. Calvary Lutheran Church, 7520 Golden Valley Rd., Golden Valley. 1-800-965-9324.
BIG BAND
Dec. 11 • SHAUN JOHNSON BIG BAND EXPERIENCE: 7:30 p.m. $35. Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Av. S., Burnsville. 952-895-4685.
Dec. 17 • MICK STERLING: “An Andy and Bing Christmas.” 4 p.m. $25-$40. Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Av. S., Burnsville. 952-895-4685.
Family and kids
Ends Feb. 24 • NIGHT TRAINS: Railroad display with lighted models and passenger trains adorned with miniature Christmas lights and decorations. 6-9 p.m. Sat., Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Dec. 23, Dec. 30. $15. Twin City Model Railroad Museum, 668 Transfer Rd., St. Paul. 651-647-9628.
Nov. 12 • MINNEAPOLIS HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE: More than 2,000 vendors with children’s items, gourmet foods, gifts and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today. $10-$12. U.S. Bank Stadium, 900 S. 5th St., Mpls.
Fri.-next Sun. • CHRISTMAS AT THE COURTHOUSE: Live music, jail tours, arts and crafts and appearance by Santa. A Friday preview gala has appetizers, exhibits and live music. $40-$70. 6:30-9 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-next Sun. Free. Washington County Historic Courthouse, 101 N. Pine St., Stillwater. 651-430-6000.
Nov. 18 • HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE: Craft vendors and demonstrations. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Free. Church of St. George, 133 N. Brown Rd., Long Lake. 952-473-1247.
Nov. 18 • GREEN GIFTS FAIR: More than 80 local, eco-friendly artists with holiday food samples, kids’ activities and demonstrations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Mpls. 612-872-4041.
Nov. 18 • ROSEMOUNT CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING: With refreshments, activities and a performance by the Rosemount High School marching band. 6 p.m. Sat. Free. Rosemount Community Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. 651-600-8693.
Sat.-next Sun. • A YANKEE THANKSGIVING TOUR: A 90-minute guided tour along historic farm and surrounding grounds. 1 & 2:30 p.m. Sat.-next Sun. $12. Oliver Kelley Farm, 15788 Kelley Farm Rd., Elk River. 763441-6896.
Sat.-Dec. 17 • ALBERT’S SUPER POWER: A brief holiday play with a singalong and photo opportunity with Santa and Albert the Elf. 10, 11:30 a.m., 1 & 2:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16; 11:30 a.m., 1 & 2:30 p.m. next Sun., Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, Dec. 17. Free. Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. 612-861-7600.
Nov. 21-Jan. 7 • GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND: Local landmarks made from gingerbread. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 21, Nov. 24-25, Nov. 28, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Dec. 5, Dec. 7-9, Dec. 12, Dec. 14-16, Dec. 19, Dec. 21-23, Dec. 26, Dec. 28-30; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 22, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, Dec. 13, Dec. 20, Dec. 27; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, Dec. 17, Dec. 31. $5. Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Av., Mpls. 612-871-2211.
Nov. 22-Dec. 31 • CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS GUIDED HOUSE TOUR: A look into the history of the Christmas season in this popular Summit Avenue home. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 22; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 24, Nov. 26, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Dec. 3, Dec. 6-8, Dec. 10, Dec. 13-15, Dec. 17, Dec. 20-22, Dec. 24, Dec. 27-29, Dec. 31. $8-$12. James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Av., St. Paul. 651-297-2555.
Nov. 24-26 • EXCELSIOR CHRISTKINDLSMARKT: An open-air German market, North Pole trolley and performances. Located in the parking lot behind Excelsior Brewing Co. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 24-25; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 26. Free. Excelsior Brewing, 421 3rd St., Excelsior.
Nov. 24-Dec. 23 • HOLIDAZZLE: Family activities and vendors. 5-10 p.m. Nov. 24, Dec. 1, Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 22; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Dec. 23; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, Dec. 17; 5-9 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, Dec. 21. Free. Loring Park, Oak Grove St. and Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.
Nov. 24-Dec. 31 • A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS: Taste homemade cookies fresh from a wood-burning stove and listen to holiday music. Reservations required. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 24-26, Nov. 30-Dec. 3, Dec. 7-10, Dec. 14-17, Dec. 21-24, Dec. 28-31. $8-$12. Alexander Ramsey House, 265 S. Exchange St., St. Paul. 651-259-3000.
Nov. 25 • 50TH AND FRANCE TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY: Market with local artisans, carolers and visits with Santa. Tree lighting at 5 p.m. 3-5 p.m. 50th St. and France Av. S., Edina. 952-922-1524.
Nov. 25-Dec. 3 • HOLLY TROLLEY: Take a streetcar ride with Santa and warm yourself by a fire. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3. $4. Lake Harriet Depot, 4200 Queen Av. S., Mpls.
Nov. 25-Dec. 3 • “CIRQUE DREAMS: HOLIDAZE”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Nov. 28-Dec. 1; 3 & 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26, Dec. 2; 3 p.m. Dec. 3. $20-$35. Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake. 952-445-9000.
Nov. 25-Dec. 30 • CHRISTMAS SATURDAYS FOR FAMILIES: Make a Victorian cornucopia and explore the mansion. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Dec. 23, Dec. 30. $6-$10. James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Av., St. Paul. 651-297-2555.
Nov. 30-Dec. 10 • NORTH POLE EXPRESS TRAIN RIDES: Ride a train with Santa and see his elves at work. Nov. 30, Dec. 1-3 & 7-10. For ride times and tickets visit 261.com/npe. Union Depot, 214 E. 4th St., St. Paul. 651-225-3923.
Dec. 1 • UNION DEPOT HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING: Music, ceremonial lighting at 7:15, followed by fireworks. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Union Depot, 214 E. 4th St., St. Paul. 651-225-3923.
Dec. 1 • DECEMBRRR DAZZLE: Take a photo with Santa and his reindeer and participate in activities. 6-8:30 p.m. Lakefront Park, 5000 Kop Pkwy., Prior Lake. 952-447-9800.
Dec. 1 • HOLIDAY ON 44TH: Music, crafts and entertainment. 6-9 p.m. Free. On 44th Av. between Morgan and Upton Avs. N., Mpls.
Dec. 1-2 • AFTON VILLAGE HOLIDAY: Horse and wagon rides, strolling carolers, historic walking tour and more. 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2. Free. Afton Town Square, 3033 St. Croix Trail. 651-436-8883.
Dec. 1-10 • EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKET: Shop for unique gifts, decorations and European-inspired food. 4-9 Dec. 1 & 8; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 2 & 9; noon-6 p.m. Dec. 3 & 10. Free. Union Depot, 214 E. 4th St., St. Paul. 651-225-3923.
Dec. 2 • GRAND MEANDER: A stroll of a 20-block stretch of niche boutiques and restaurants. Carolers, trolley and fire truck rides, art fair and breakfast with Santa. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Along Grand Avenue, St. Paul. 651-699-0029.
Dec. 2 • ANOKA TREE LIGHTING: Horse-drawn hayrides, holiday music, bonfires and a countdown to the lighting of the city tree. 3-7 p.m. Free. Anoka City Hall, 2015 1st Av. N., Anoka. 763-421-7130.
Dec. 2 • VINTERNATT: Ride a holiday-decorated streetcar and cozy up to a fire and roast marshmallows. 6-8:30 p.m. $5. Lake Harriet Depot, 4200 Queen Av. S., Mpls.
Dec. 2-3 • JULMARKNAD – SWEDISH CHRISTMAS MARKET & FESTIVAL: Shopping, handcrafted projects, European winter market menu at Fika, bake sale, Christmas stories, crafts by local artists, Nordic music and dance groups. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2; noon-5 p.m. Dec. 3. $5-$10. American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Av. S., Mpls. 612-871-4907.
Dec. 2-3 • A NORWEGIAN CHRISTMAS: Caroling, crafts and visits with St. Nick. 1-4 p.m. $4-$6. Historic Eidem Homestead, 4345 101st Av. N., Brooklyn Park. 763-493-8333.
Dec. 2-10 • CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE: Experience a 19th-century holiday through decorated buildings, horse-drawn trolleys and Christmas carols. 1-8 p.m. Dec. 2-3, Dec. 9-10. $3-$6. Dakota City Heritage Village, 4008 W. 220th St., Farmington. 651-460-8050.
Dec. 3 • OLD-FASHIONED HOLIDAY: Noon-3:30 p.m. Free. Holz Farm, 4665 Manor Dr., Eagan.
Dec. 8 • A “LITTLE WOMEN” CHRISTMAS: Louisa May Alcott’s novel comes to life in this program with parlor games and carol sing with holiday treats. 6 & 7 p.m. $9-$13. Alexander Ramsey House, 265 S. Exchange St., St. Paul. 651-296-8760.
Dec. 10 • SANTA’S WORKSHOP: Children can craft gift items for their loved ones alongside Santa Claus. Learn about holiday traditions around the world. 1-3 p.m. Free. Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul. 651-292-3225.
Dec. 31-Jan. 1 • NOON YEAR’S EVE: Entertainment, craft making, animal enrichment and beach ball drop. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $1-$2. Como Park Zoo, 1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul. 651-487-8200.
Dec. 2-Jan. 2 • HOLIDAY FLOWER SHOW: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul. 651-487-8200.
Onstage
Ends Nov. 19 • EXPRESSIONS COMMUNITY THEATER: “Miracle on 34th St.” $13. Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Av., Lakeville. 952-985-4640.
Ends Dec. 9 • INTERACT CENTER FOR THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS: “Feast of Fools.” Kevin Kling is a foolish storyteller in this holiday production. $22. The Lab Theater, 700 N. 1st St., Mpls. 651-209-3575.
Ends Dec. 31 • YELLOW TREE THEATRE: “A Gone Fishin’ Christmas.” $23-$30. 320 5th Av. SE., Osseo. 763-493-8733.
Ends Jan. 7 • CHILDREN’S THEATRE COMPANY: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” $15-$75. 2400 3rd Av. S., Mpls. 612-874-0400.
Ends Jan. 27 • BRAVE NEW WORKSHOP: “The Polarizing Express: Dysfunction Junction.” Comedy and satire surrounding current events and issues. $33-$38. 824 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-332-6620.
Ends Dec. 30 • HUGE IMPROV THEATER: “Family Dinner.” When a family gathers for the holidays, secrets are revealed. $12-$14. 3037 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. 612-412-4843.
Tue.-Dec. 30 • GUTHRIE THEATER: “A Christmas Carol.” $29-$134. 818 S. 2nd St., Mpls. 612-377-2224. 1-877-447-8243.
Wed.-Dec. 30 • JUNGLE THEATER: “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.” The Bennet sisters and their spouses gather at the family home for the holidays. $35-$45. 2951 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. 612-822-7063.
Fri. • HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST: “A Drag Queen Christmas.” $26.25-$170.50. Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 1-800-982-2787.
Fri.-Dec. 17 • LYRIC ARTS MAIN STREET STAGE: “A Coney Island Christmas.” $26-$30. 420 E. Main St., Anoka. 763-422-1838.
Next Sun. • AMES CENTER: “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” $30-$40. 12600 Nicollet Av. S., Burnsville. 952-895-4685.
Nov. 25 • THEATER MU: “A Very Asian Xmas Carol.” $35. North Garden Theater, 929 W. 7th St., St. Paul. 1-800-901-7173.
Nov. 25-23 • HISTORY THEATRE: “Coco’s Diary.” A girl is given a diary for Christmas in which she chronicles a year of her life. $15-$52. 30 E. 10th St., St. Paul. 651-292-4323.
Nov. 25-Dec. 24 • ST. CROIX FESTIVAL THEATRE: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.” $13.50-$26. 125 N. Washington St., St. Croix Falls, Wis. 1-715-483-3387.
Nov. 29-30 • THEATER LATTÉ DA: “A Christmas Carole Petersen.” Ritz Theater, 345 13th Av. NE., Mpls. 612-339-3003.
Nov. 30-Dec. 17 • LYRIC ARTS MAIN Nov. STREET STAGE: “Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings.” Struck by a bus, members of a singing quartet harmonize their way to the pearly gates. $30-$34. 420 E. Main St., Anoka. 763-422-1838.
Nov. 30-Dec. 24 • PENUMBRA THEATRE: “Black Nativity.” $15-$40. 270 N. Kent St., St. Paul. 651-224-3180.
Dec. 1-10 • WOODBURY COMMUNITY THEATRE: “A Christmas Story.” $15-$20. Merrill Community Arts Center, 4200 Pioneer Dr., Woodbury. 651-730-4627.
Dec. 1-23 • ACTORS THEATER OF MINNESOTA: “Miracle on Christmas Lake.” A local theater company’s winter production is in danger of being pulled. $27-$34. Camp Bar, 490 N. Robert St., St. Paul.
Dec. 1-23 • ILLUSION THEATER: Miss Richfield 1981, “2020 Vision: A Holiday Survival Guide.” $32-$49. 528 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-339-4944.
Dec. 2 • ROSEMOUNT AREA ARTS COUNCIL: “Christmas at the Steeple Center.” A family show with music, comedy and drama. $15-$18. Rosemount Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. 651-600-8693.
Dec. 7 • ASTER CAFE: “A Christmas Carol.” Gerald Dickens performs the work of his great-great-grandfather. $25-$30. 125 SE. Main St., Mpls. 612-379-3138.
Dec. 8-17 • PHIPPS CENTER FOR THE ARTS: “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” $16-$21. 109 Locust St., Hudson, Wis. 1-715-386-8409.
Dec. 8-Jan. 7 • PARK SQUARE THEATRE: “Dot.” A holiday family reunion comedy. $25-$60. 20 W. 7th Pl., St. Paul. 651-291-7005.
Dec. 10-17 • MINNESOTA JEWISH THEATRE COMPANY: “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins.” A stranger helps to bring Hanukkah back to a town taken over by goblins. $20. Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul. 651-647-4315.
Dec. 11 • GUTHRIE THEATER: “Tales From the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log.” Kevin Kling’s one-man show. $23-$28. 818 S. 2nd St., Mpls. 612-377-2224. 1-877-447-8243.
Dec. 13 • VERIZON WIRELESS CENTER: “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live.” $25.50-$45.50. 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato. 1-800-982-2787.
Dec. 14 • AMES CENTER: “Ole & Lena Home for the Holidaze.” $20. 12600 Nicollet Av. S., Burnsville. 952-895-4685.
DANCE
Nov. 21-22 • HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST: “The Hip Hop Nutcracker.” $28.50-$68.50. State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 1-800-982-2787.
Nov. 25-27 • ST. CROIX BALLET: “The Nutcracker.” $16. Stillwater Area High School, 5701 Stillwater Blvd., Oak Park Heights. 651-439-2820.
Dec. 2 • HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST: Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker.” $32-$102. Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 1-800-982-2787.
Dec. 2-10 • CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY: “The Nutcracker.” $13-$25. Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington. 952-563-8561.
Dec. 8-10 • HAMLINE UNIVERSITY: “The Nutcracker.” Presented by Midwest Youth Dance. $10-$15. 1536 Hewitt Av., St. Paul. 651-644-2438.
Dec. 8-10 • TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA: “A Minnesota Nutcracker.” $20-$38. Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Av. S., Burnsville. 952-452-3163.
Dec. 15-16 • AMES CENTER: Rhythmic Circus. “Red and Green.” $45.50-$65.50. 12600 Nicollet Av. S., Burnsville. 952-895-4685.
Dec. 15-17 • ACADEMY OF RUSSIAN BALLET: “The Nutcracker.” $22-$32. Eden Prairie High School, 17185 Valley View Rd., Eden Prairie. 612-501-9208.
Dec. 15-23 • HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST: Loyce Houlton’s “Nutcracker Fantasy.” $30-$75. State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 1-800-982-2787.
Dec. 15-30 • COWLES CENTER: “Nutcracker (not so) Suite.” $30-$50. 528 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-465-0230.
Dec. 28 • AMES CENTER: “A Very Electric Christmas.” Presented by Lightwire Theater. $30-$75. 12600 Nicollet Av. S., Burnsville. 952-895-4685.
COMEDY
Nov. 24-30 • STEVIE RAY’S COMEDY CABARET: “Mistletoe Mischief.” Improv comedy sketches. $28. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen. 952-934-1525.
Dec. 30-31 • CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER: Lizz Winstead. $45-$65. 416 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. 612-338-2674.
Dec. 31 • MYSTIC LAKE CASINO HOTEL: Dane Cook. $69-$149. 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake. 952-445-9000.
Dec. 31 • AMES CENTER: Louie Anderson. $32.95-$102.95. Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Av. S., Burnsville. 952-452-3163.