Arts & Performance

The Petrified Forest

If the chill outside isn’t enough for you, head to the Lakeshore Players’ production of Robert E. Sherwood’s Petrified Forest. When hostages are taken at a roadside diner, an intriguing battle of wits occurs with life-or-death stakes in this suspenseful, chilling thriller. Showtimes vary. 651.429.5674.

Open Knitting Room

If you find yourself without an indoor project to keep you from getting cabin fever, stop by Lila and Claudine’s. The Knitting Room is open on weekends for knitters to sit, knit and chat. Get a jump on your next piece while you make new friends or catch up with old ones. 10 a.m. Saturdays, noon Sundays. 651.429.9551

Sweet Tea Band at Manitou Station

Get your fix of blues and soul with the Sweet Tea Band, a four-member group playing an edgy mix of genres. The band combines covers and original songs in their own style to create a sound that is unmistakably their own. 651.426.2300.

A Celtic Christmas

Celebrate the holidays with vocalist Abigail Lennox and the Beggar Boys, a band out of Boston with an eclectic Celtic sound. As part of the St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church’s Water Music series, this concert features talented performers who connect with their audience. Stick around for a meet-the-artists reception afterward. December 7, 7:00 p.m. and December 8, 3:00 p.m. 651.429.5351.

The Jungle Book

Based on the classic Rudyard Kipling story, this production of The Jungle Book is sure to delight the whole family. Follow the adventures of Mowgli as he grows up and learns his way around the jungle, meeting animals from friendly monkeys to vicious tigers, along the way. 651.429.5674.

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.

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