Enjoy a famed holiday tradition. Presented by the Continental Ballet Co., this perennial favorite will delight children and adults alike. $13–$25. Times vary. Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 West Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington; 952.563.8562; continentalballet.com
Arts & Performance
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
Edina High School thespians will perform Fiddler on the Roof, a classic and beloved musical. This talented group of students will sing, dance and act, bringing it to life on stage through six performances. Don’t miss it! Reserved $12, general admission $8, students and senior citizens $6. November 7–9, 14–16, 7 p.m., November 16, 1 p.m.; 952.848.3800.
Can’t make the trip out to Sundance? Experience the best independent films of the year instead at the Edina Film Festival. This array of cinematic experience benefits the Edina Art Center and will also include a movie with ties to the local community. 952.920.8796.
Listen to a reading of Garrison Keillor’s newest book, O What Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic and Profound and grab a signed copy as well. Keillor, an author, storyteller and radio personality is the host of A Prairie Home Companion on Minnesota Public Radio. Barnes and Noble, Galleria; 952.920.0633.