Weekend Best Bets: Nov. 1-3

Around the Twin Cities: Celine Dion, Jonathan Van Ness, jazz, ”Cinderella,” and more
Jonathan Van Ness
Jonathan Van Ness

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Near…Far…Whereeeeeever She Is

What: Celine Dion
When: November 1
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis

Canada’s Queen of Pop embarks upon her first U.S. tour in 10 years, to support her latest English-language studio album, Courage.

Bows Up

What: Leila Josefowicz Plays Stravinsky
When: November 1
Where: Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis

Rockstar violinist Leila Josefowicz, who has built a reputation for championing new compositions, gives her take on Igor Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto.

A Look at Loss

What: After the Fall of Hmong Tebchaw
When: November 2-14
Where: Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Paul

Laos-born, St. Paul-raised Pao Houa Her has earned a McKnight fellowship for photography often depicting local Hmong Americans. Now, in black-and-white portraits, she turns her lens toward loss: after immigration, and after a recent Ponzi scheme that targeted Hmong elders.

What to Do with your Post-Halloween Pumpkin

What: Cinderella
When: November 3-5
Where: Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis

In Minneapolis, the Children’s Theatre Company’s non-Disney take on Cinderella slips in holiday carols, audience play, and pop-culture jokes only the grown-ups will get—plus, of course, that classic pumpkin carriage.

More Tuba

What: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
When: November 5
Where: Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul

For more than 50 years, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has kept New Orleans—and its rich, critical musical heritage—grooving. They play the kickin’ soundtrack of A Tuba to Cuba, a 2018 documentary about the band’s roots, in full, plus a few extras.

Can You Believe?

What: Jonathan Van Ness
When: November 6
Where: State Theatre, Minneapolis

Known as the hair and self-care guru on Queer Eye and the star of Gay of Thrones, Jonathan Van Ness has launched an unfiltered, worldwide comedy tour.

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