Don’t miss out on the awesome events happening in our area in November! Here are the events that require advanced registration or tickets:

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Sensory Storytime
Davis Library Tuesdays at 2pm
Haggard Library November 10 & 17, 11am
An interactive, inclusive storytime geared toward children with sensory integration issues and their caregivers. Activities are designed to stimulate the senses and promote learning – read books, sing songs, move around, and have fun! Visit the children’s desk or email [email protected] for more info and to check availability. Registration required in person at Davis and Haggard. Registration opens August 8. All ages

Much Ado About Nothing
November 4 – 12
Genesis Children’s Theater
By: William Shakespeare, Set in 1920’s Prohibition Jazz Club

Mobile App Workshop – Writing Android Apps
Sunday, November 6, 1:30-4:30pm
Davis Library
Learn how to write simple Mobile apps on Android devices. Participants need a laptop with the latest Chrome or Firefox browsers for these hands-on classes! Additional free software download instructions will be available for each class when you register. Presented in partnership with OASiS & TiE. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. A Plano Library Card is required to register. Grades 6-12

13, A New Musical
November 10 – 13
Church Street Auditorium, McKinney
Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain… or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!? Recommended audience age: 10+

The Miracle Worker
Plano Children’s Theater
November 10 – 13
Helen is a bright, strong, energetic child — but left both blind and deaf in the wake of an illness as a baby, she is also a feral, frustrated mystery to her exhausted family. Her heartbroken mother Kate is Helen’s best protector, while her half-brother James wants to send Helen to an institution, and her father Arthur Keller, a former Captain in the Confederate Army, is worried for the safety of their new baby. As a last resort, the Kellers send for a governess from the the prestigious Perkins Institute for the Blind, and get Annie Sullivan, a lively and stubborn Yankee girl, barely out of school herself, with the experience of childhood blindness — now cured, after numerous operations — and the title of valedictorian her main recommendations. Driven by the demons of her traumatic past, Annie, the unlikely Miracle Worker, fights to reach Helen and bring light to the darkness of her mind. All ages

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
November 11 – 27
The Art Centre Theatre
The unforgettable lyrics of Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber bring this ancient story recorded in the “Book of Genesis” to life. Jacob’s clearly favorite son Joseph is the cause of much jealousy with his 11 other sons, so much so they conspire to sell him into slavery, convincing their father he has been killed. Joseph, now a slave in Egypt but gifted with God’s power to interpret dreams works his way into the trust of the wealthy Potiphar, but is imprisoned after he turns down the proposition of Potiphar’s wife. Through a series of miraculous events, Joseph’s gifts lead him to power under the Pharaoh, and a confrontation with his treacherous brothers. A timeless story with brilliant music leave few who see this show unchanged!

Verdi and Company
Sunday, November 13
Winspear Opera House, Dallas
Sung in Italian with some instrumental works, English Supertitles | No intermission
Verdi and Company includes thrilling young artists performing selections with the acclaimed Dallas Opera Orchestra, as kids learn more about Verdi’s life from the composer himself! Fun for all ages! $5 12:30pm Lobby Activities, 2pm Performance

Arduino Basics Workshop – Simple IoT
Sunday, November 13, 1:30-3:30pm
Davis Library
Learn how to work with Arduino UNO and electronic components like LEDs, buzzers, motors, etc. Participants need a laptop with the latest Chrome or Firefox browsers for these hands-on classes! Additional free software download instructions will be available for each class when you register. Presented in partnership with OASiS & TiE. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. A Plano Library Card is required to register. Grades 6-12

The Wizard of Oz
November 17 – 20
Courtyard Theater
This classic tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. Song favorites include “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road).

The Nutcracker
Dallas Children’s Theater
November 18 – December 21
Recommended for ages 4 and up. No holiday season is complete without Tchaikovsky’s THE NUTCRACKER! This unique and acclaimed puppet interpretation brings the classic story to life with innovative passion and artistry. According to The Dallas Morning News, this NUTCRACKER “…out-Fantasia’s Walt Disney’s classic film.” DFW audiences love holiday traditions, and that is why 2016 marks 20 years of this most requested title. It’s a perfect introduction to classical music, so make a date to bring your children! ASL performance: December 4, 2016 at 4:30 PM

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Dallas Children’s Theater
November 18 – December 21
Recommended for ages 5 and up. Christmas time is here, and we’re fortunate that it brings Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang to DCT! Charles Schulz’s classic animated television special comes to life as you’ve never seen before. The young and the young at heart will be tapping their toes and oohing and ahhing as the live combo band surrounds the audience in a magical, memorable holiday spectacle. Make sure you’re front and center as Charlie Brown and his friends discover the real meaning of Christmas! Sensory-Friendly performance: December 3, 2016 at 1:30 PM (Phone Orders Only). ASL performance: November 27, 2016 at 4:30 PM

Arduino Advanced Workshop – IoT and Cloud
Sunday, November 20, 1:30-4:30pm
Build on the Arduino Basics workshop and learn how to use sensors, collect data, load the data into AT&T M2X cloud, and analyze the data in the cloud. Participants need a laptop with the latest Chrome or Firefox browsers for these hands-on classes! Additional free software download instructions will be available for each class when you register. Presented in partnership with OASiS & TiE. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. A Plano Library Card is required to register. Grades 6-12

A Christmas Carol
November 23 – December 28
AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas
Scrooge is back! And she’s cranky as ever! Come kick off the holiday season with us as A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre. In this delightfully re-imagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic, the audience is immersed in the story with magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor, and snow falling from the sky. Full of traditional Christmas hymns in fresh, toe-tapping musical arrangements, joyful bursts of choreography, and eye-popping special effects, A Christmas Carol is Dallas’ “must-see” Holiday tradition. Don’t miss this all-ages, musical treat the Dallas Morning News calls “socially conscious… and theatrically spectacular.” 11/23 performance is Pay What You Can, on sale 11/16

North Texas Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Day)
Frisco Square
10K trot, 5K trot, and a Miracle Mile for kids. Join thousands of participants who celebrate the holiday with grandparents, relatives, friends and their youngest who we look to see with their own families in the years ahead!

Chamberlain Nutcracker
November 25 – 27
Eisemann Center, Richardson
Kick off your holiday season with Chamberlain Performing Arts’ production ofThe Nutcracker. This event features exclusive performances by New York City Ballet principal dancers Tiler Peck and Tyler Angle. Their pas de duex as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, choreographed by George Balanchine, will highlight performances of this classic holiday story! Follow Chamberlain Performing Arts company dancers, local guest artists, and their fellow cast members as they bring to life the enchanting tale of Clara and her Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker Dallas
November 25 – December 4
AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas
A holiday tradition like no other. A ballet filled with toy soldiers, dancing snowflakes, and one very special nutcracker.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
November 25 – 27
Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas
The show practically transports audience members into the television special as songs drive the plot while familiar and nostalgic set design with projections, costumes and characters are brought to stage. The cast brings new energy to the classic songs and dialogue, while irresistible and loveable puppets help showcase the charming “roughness” from the television show’s stop-motion effects.

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea
Saturday, November 26, 3-5pm
Westin Stonebriar, Frisco
Collin County Ballet Theater

The Sleeping Beauty
Cox Playhouse
November 26 – December 30
A Theater Britain production.