Arts & Performance

The Foreigner

Simply searching for some quiet for his friend Charlie, a British sergeant informs the patrons of the hotel where he’s staying that Charlie does not speak or understand a word of English. Suddenly, Charlie is privy to the whisperings of the other guests, from emotional secrets to conniving plots. Award-winning and crowd-pleasing, The Foreigner is sure to delight all with its wit and humor. $18–$23. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Singing Valentines

Nothing is more romantic than a love song from you to your honey. For those of us who are less musically gifted, the Lake Country Chorus is here to rescue your Valentine’s Day. Men’s and women’s quartets will be available all day to arrive at your special someone’s home, workplace, restaurant or party, and deliver the sweet love songs that will warm their hearts. $49–$69. 8 a.m.–9 p.m. 651.342.7464; sing4me.net

Shen Yun

In a celebration of 5,000 years of civilization, the Shen Yun Performing Arts brings you on a journey through the art of Chinese dance, music and performance. Watch classical Chinese dance, considered one of the most rigorous yet beautiful art forms; hold your breath as you watch the stunning costumes and visual displays; and experience the magical tales that have inspired a culture. Classic opera or ballet performance attire is recommended. Ages 5 and up. $50–$150. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Liberty Classical Academy Christmas Program

Liberty Classical Academy will present its annual all-school Christmas program on December 12.

Open to the public, the concert will feature three bands and five choirs across all Liberty grade levels as well as text readings of the Christmas story.  Led by Liberty Band Director Luke Olson and Liberty Choir Director Kathy Smith, the program will include exciting and rhythmic Christmas music as well as beautiful hymns.

All guests are invited to an informal reception immediately following the concert.

Never Act Your Age

Dr. Dale Anderson, a retired physician-turned-speaker, brings his motivational talent to the stage at Lakeshore Players Theatre with this interactive class. Anderson will teach you how to use acting techniques and the power of laughter for a happier, better you. Free. 10 a.m.–noon. Lakeshore Players Theatre, 4820 Stewart Ave., White Bear Lake; 651.429.5674; lakeshoreplayers.com

The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Lakeshore Players Theatre

Charles Dickens meets Agatha Christie in this wildly uplifting murder mystery musical comedy.

Has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, then whodunnit? As the light-hearted play-within-a-play with colorful characters nears the end, you vote on the solution in a comical finale.

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Thanks to a new partnership between the Metropolitan Library Services Agency  (MELSA) and 3M Library Systems, users of the 100 metro public libraries in the seven-country metro now have free and fast access to thousands of additional eBooks.

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.

Pub Night Dockside

Join CG Hooks Eatery and Tally’s Dockside as they wrap up a summer of live music. Artists include Jake Nelson, Bill Woodson, Lightning Creek and Jim Czechowicz. Free. 6–9 p.m. 4441 Lake Ave. S., White Bear Lake; 651.429.2633; cghooks.com

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