Experience the thrill and grace of the Shanghai Ballet in this production, blending classical ballet and Chinese folk style. The story centers on two young classmates, Liang and Zhu. As the pair falls in love, they face disapproval from their families and community. The lively dancing, combined with spectacular costumes and sets, makes this a performance to remember. $42–$70. 7:30 p.m. Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.; 612.339.7007; hennepintheatretrust.org
Arts & Performance
Grab your cowboy boots and maybe a leather jacket for some live country-rock with Iron Horse Group. This Twin Cities group will have you up and moving in no time. So don’t miss this exciting event. Free. 9 p.m.–1a.m. 763.425.2700; mapletavern.com
This is the silly and touching story of a soap opera star Colin Avery who returns to his Minnesota community theatre only to find it teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Avery soon takes over and tries to make do with what he has been left with. This show is sure to get you in the holiday spirit and tickle your funny bone with full-on Minnesotan humor. $17, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, $20, Thursdays and matinees, $23, Fridays and Saturdays; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday, 2 p.m. matinee Saturday/Sunday.
The Big City Band is a Twin Cities based group that has performed at a wide variety of locations from night clubs to weddings and now is heading to the Maple Tavern. Enjoy a fun night with live music featuring covers of top 40 hits from the 80s, 90s, and today. Free. 9 p.m.–1a.m. 763.425.2700; mapletavern.com
Come enjoy a night of musical theater full of singing and dancing at Osseo Senior High. Godspell tells the story of the Gospel according to St.
Ever wonder what goes on in an author’s mind? Now is your chance to find out. Meet the mastermind behind the Cork O’Conner mysteries. William Kent Krueger will be discussing his new novel, Tamarack County, and answering questions following his talk. Free. 6:30–8:30 p.m. 612.543.6450; hclib.org
If “up north” brings back fun memories of camping out and roasting marshmallows under the starry night sky, Sarah Stonich’s new book “Vacationland” will be familiar as it talks about just that kind of place. Try something new. Grab a friend and hear Stonich discuss her new book on November 25th at the Osseo public library in downtown Osseo. You can relive memories and pick up a copy of the book for yourself if you wish. Stonich will also sign books after her talk.