Arts & Performance

Rock ‘N’ Roll Xmas Spectacular

Get in the holiday spirit with a rockin’ show, featuring tribute bands, classic Christmas carols and more. Sing along to the classics with an eight-piece, all-star cast of talented musicians. Bring the kids for a spectacular multimedia night full of Christmas rock-n-roll. $40, $55 with dinner. 6 p.m. dinner. Show at 8:15 p.m. Thursday–Saturday, 7 p.m. on Sunday. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St. Chanhassen; 952.934.152; chanhassentheatres.co

Martini & Olive in Takin’ Care of Christmas

Finish off the holiday season with a night out at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, as they present Martini & Olive in Takin’ Care of Christmas. This show is full of ‘70s music and will have you traveling back in time to swing dancing in the Midwest. Times and prices vary. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen; 952.934.1525; chanhassentheatres.com

2014 Holiday Boutique

The Annual Holiday Boutique is held on the first Saturday of each December. This juried show features a variety of handcrafted items – over 50 artists’ booths, a bake sale fundraiser to benefit our youth, and a luncheon. Don’t miss out on this Holiday event!

9 Friends Art Show

This elegant Art venue showcases hand-selected, top Minnesota artists and their works. Here you’ll find photography, ceramics, wood turning, painting, glass, jewelry and more. The history of this art show is as colorful as its art work.

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To celebrate there will be a demonstration open to the public at the George Latimer Central Library in downtown St. Paul at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 4 and pop-up stands providing more information at Park and Rides and Farmers’ Markets.

Eden Prairie Art Crawl

Visit the studios of artists at the Eden Prairie Art Crawl. This two-day event features art from the Art Center, Senior Center and other various Eden Prairie residents. Artists will keep all proceeds from the sale of the art. Free. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Noon–5 p.m. Eden Prairie Art Center, 7650 Equitable Drive, Eden Prairie; 952.949.8304; edenprairie.org

Nature

Get some fresh air and see the outdoor “walking play” called Nature, presented by TigerLion Arts and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Watch and walk throughout different scenes with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau in this national production about friendship. Select from 29 performances: Thursday and Friday evenings and two shows daily on Saturdays and Sundays. $20, member; $25, non-member; $15, students.

The Little Mermaid

This Disney classic has been running at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres since February and the audience has loved it. Watch as Ariel and her undersea friends float their way through this timeless coming-of-age tale. With classic music and characters, this show is something the whole family can enjoy. $61-$82. Times vary by day. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen; 952.934.1525; chanhassentheatres.com

Uptown Art Fair

The Uptown Art Fair in Minneapolis is the winner of more than 115 International Festivals and Events Association Awards, and it isn’t hard to see why. The Art Fair is three days of creative fun, from art activities to wine tasting to a Culinary Arts competition. There is non-stop entertainment ranging from reggae to magic on the performance stage, and festival food galore. The main star of the show, however, is the art: ranging from limited editions to one-of-a-kind treasures from more than 350 talented artists from around the world. Free. Times vary; check website for details.

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