Weekend Best Bets: Nov. 9-11

Todd about Town: Your to-do list around the Twin Cities this weekend includes musicals, the Thai Festival of Lights, and the MN Opera’s “Silent Night”

The Book of Mormon

Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis
Through November 18
Tickets: $29-$155

The Tony-winning Broadway comedy-musical follows two missionaries sent to spread the gospel across the globe. An unlikely duo, their interactions with the potentially reformed make for show-stopping hilarity. Learn more.

Cirque du Soleil Corteo

Target Center, Minneapolis
November 8, 9, 10, 11
Tickets: Starting at $45

Cirque is returning to Target Center with one of its best-loved productions celebrating life on earth and the hereafter when a deceased clown’s spirit is exuberantly reignited. Electrifying acrobatics, an amazing set, and a stunning light show make this not-to-miss. Learn more.

Silent Night

Ordway Center for Performing Arts, St. Paul
November 10-18
Tickets: Prices vary

The Minnesota Opera’s internationally acclaimed “Silent Night” returns to where it started. The story takes place during WWI in the midst of battle when German, French, and Scottish soldiers defied their commanders’ orders and declared a truce on Christmas Eve. They shared gifts, alcohol, songs, and games until the Christmas Eve celebration ended and the reality of war continued. A must-see—bring tissues. Learn more.

Thai Festival of Lights

Golden Valley Library
November 10, 1-2 p.m.

Experience the Tai tradition known as Loy Krathong. The Festival of Lights includes a drum parade, traditional costumes, and dance demonstrations. Attendees are encouraged to participate. Learn more.

U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club

Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
November 10, 8 p.m.
Tickets: Prices vary

In honor of our armed forces and the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the United States Naval Academy Glee Club will perform songs including Broadway numbers, patriotic favorites, and chorale selections. Learn more.

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games

Mystic Lake, Prior Lake
November 11, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35, $50, $65 

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games has toured the world, breaking box-office records for the past 20 years. The story of good versus evil is choreographed to high-energy music and includes special effects and robotics. Learn more.

Vacation & Travel Experience

Minneapolis Convention Center
November 10 and 11
Tickets: $10-$35 

Meet with representatives from travel companies around the world. There will also be interactive experiences to entertain the families, including a downhill ski simulator. Learn more.