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.
Arts & Performance
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Gather around the porch at the historic Fillebrown House for an evening of music from the Moonlight Serenaders. This event is presented by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on, and pack a picnic supper or some snacks as you enjoy the evening and swinging tunes. Free. 6–8 p.m. 4735 Lake Ave., White Bear Lake; 651.407.5327; whitebearhistory.org
Join CG Hooks Eatery and Tally’s Dockside as they wrap up a summer of live music. Performances are scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. And the best part: no cover charge. Artists set to perform include Billy McLaughlin, Under Cover, the Ross William Perry Band, Repath, Clint Rowles and many more. See website for a complete schedule. Free. 6–9 p.m. 4441 Lake Ave. S., White Bear Lake; 651.429.2633; cghooks.com