Out of town
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
501 W. 78th St.
“Our Hometown Christmas Pageant,” through Dec. 30; “Bye Bye Birdie,” through March 30, main stage; box office, 800-362-3515, www.chanhassentheatres.com.
Old Log Theater
5175 Meadville St.
“Perfect Wedding,” runs through Feb. 9; 952-474-5951, www.oldlog.com.
Grand Casino Hinckley Events
and Convention Center
777 Lady Luck Dr.
Wynonna’s Rockin Christmas, Sunday
Wayne Brady, Dec. 30
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. S.
China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy, runs through Jan. 20, 2013; 612-870-3131, www.artsmia.org.
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave.
The Nutcracker According to Mother Goose, Dec. 8-9; www.thecowlescenter.org.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
777 Grand Ave.
Wynonna’s Rockin Christmas, Friday
Wayne Brady, Dec. 29
2705 Annapolis Lane
“Christmas on the Ranch: A Cowboy Musical” through Jan. 13, 2013, tickets are available by calling 763-553-1600 or going online at plymouthplayhouse.com.
Mystic Lake Casino
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Cirque Dreams: Winter Wonderland, Friday-Saturday; Kenny Rogers, Dec. 16; Styx, Dec. 28; Beach Boys, Dec. 31; The Second City Laughing Matters, Jan. 19, 2013; Big & Rich, Jan. 26, 2013; More information by contacting Mystic Box Office at 952-496-6563 or go to mysticlake.com.
Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center
“A Christmas Carol,” Friday-Saturdays through Dec. 9; Bavarian Musikmeisters, Sunday 320-259-5463 or www.paramountarts.org/main/events.
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Boulevard
“Tornado Alley” runs through June 20, 2013, in the Omnitheater; More information go to www.smm.org or call 651-221-9444.
Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Rd. N.W.
Jerrod Niemann, Dec. 8
Six 9’s, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday, in the Caberet.