Arts & Performance

The Bill Koncar Band

Enjoy an afternoon of music with the Bill Koncar Band at the Withrow Ballroom. Koncar is a strolling accordionist and has performed alone and with his band all around the Twin Cities area. The band plays all kinds of music, from polkas to waltzes, fox trots to swing, Latin rhythms to classic rock and pop. 651-439-5123

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Enjoy an old classic told in a new way. Based on Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, with a musical score by Roger Miller, this show will take you on a fun adventure. Watch as the audacious Huck Finn and his friend Jim learn about life and the human spirit as they head down the Mississippi River. This musical has a little bit for everyone: suspense, humor and adventure. $18–$20. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays.

Nutcracker Ballet

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

Northrop Presents Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers

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

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