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This weekend around the Twin Cities: theater, art, comedy, the Minneapolis Holiday Boutique, and more
"Another Miracle on Christmas Lake"
“Another Miracle on Christmas Lake”

Courtesy of Yellow Tree Theater

Strength in Numbers

What: World Warriors
When: November 7-December 22
Where: Artistry, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington

Minneapolis artist Kristi Abbott follows up on her 2018 multi-media collage series Woman Warriors, now throwing men into her cross-continental mix of characters. At the Artistry gallery, in Bloomington, they convey strength as embodied around the world, whether dressed in traditional South American regalia or East Asian embroidery and tattoos.

’Tis the Shopping Season

What: The Minneapolis Holiday Boutique
When: November 8-10
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, 401 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis

Join holiday shoppers to peruse over 300 vendors at the Minneapolis Holiday Boutique. With products ranging from home decor to children’s items and more, will this finally be the year you get your shopping done early?

Razzle Dazzle Once Again

What: Chicago
When: November 8-10 (continues through the 17)
Where: The Ritz Theatre, 345 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis

This classic musical gets an immersive twist with Theatre Latte Da’s production of Chicago. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical follows two convicted murderesses in their rise to fame as their crimes become sensationalized by the media. This production allows audience members to sit on the stage with the actors and feel like a part of the show.

Grift of Gab

What: Fast Company
When: November 8-24
Where: Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., Minneapolis

Presented by Theater Mu in the Dowling Studio, Fast Company follows Mable Kwan, a self-proclaimed supreme grifter who passes her talents along to her children. When a family-sized plot emerges, can they trust each other?

Festive Farce

What: Another Miracle on Christmas Lake
When: November 8-December 29
Where: Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 Fifth Ave. SE, Osseo

With Miracle on Christmas Lake, at Yellow Tree Theatre, writer and co-founder Jessica Lind Peterson became something of a local treasure. It combined Minnesota theatergoers’ taste for holiday warmth and in-jokes with character-driven storytelling and humor. This season, Lind Peterson stages its zany, heartfelt sequel.

Stand-Up at the State

What: Chris D’elia: Follow the Leader 2019 Tour
When: November 9
Where: The State Theater, 805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Take in a comedy set from Chris D’elia, one of the most popular comedians in the game. D’elia has also chosen to film the Minneapolis sets for his upcoming Netflix special, Follow the Leader.  

A Night at the Opera

What: The Barber of Seville
When: November 9-17
Where: The Ordway Theater, 345 Washington St., St. Paul

Enjoy this rom-com-style opera (with instantly recognizable music) about a barber trying to help a young woman find true love—to disastrous results.

Spiritual Connection

What: Long Island Medium
When: November 10
Where: Mystic Lake Casino, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd. Prior Lake

Halloween may be over, but you can still communicate with the beyond this Sunday. TV medium and overall entertaining presence Theresa Caputo, better known as the Long Island Medium, claims to connect her audiences with the spiritual world and deliver messages of solace to those seeking closure.

Hair Care

What: Hair Salon
When: November 11
Where: Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., Minneapolis

Get ready for all things hair and beauty. The Guthrie is hosting a night of community conversation, all centered around the topic of hair. Explore all of the different facets of hair throughout history, with stories and demonstrations from local hair experts and members of the drag community. Read more about it here.

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