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Saturday
Dec162017

December 16, 2017, Saturday - A Handmade Holiday Market at Lakes & Legends Brewing

Time: 12 PM - 5 PM
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Location: Lakes & Legends Brewing, 1368 Lasalle Avenue
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MEET YOUR MAKER 
Join us at the beautiful 3,500 sq ft Loring Park tap room to visit with local artists and makers while sipping delicious farm-to-table Belgian-style beers with holiday cheer! 

December 9 is also a very special market day as it is Lakes & Legends Brewing Company's birthday party. Stay tuned for updates on the beer releases, live music lineup and other announcements.

**MAKERS**
14 Gauge
Artiste de Fibre
Awesome Industries
Bodylish
Capital b Printing
Cherry Rock Design
Desdamona Doolittle's Trash to Treasure Leather
Essence One, LLC
Fair Anita
HipNoses
Kate Fisher Ceramics
Lakeside Handmade
LolaMade Monsters
One Stitch at a Time
Samantha Longley Clay
Something Borrowed -LV
The Bath Bird
The Mad Owl
United Goods
Vikse
Whitecap Creative
Willow Tree Jewelry
Saturday
Dec162017

December 16, 2017, Saturday - Mill City Farmers Market at the Mill City Museum

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Winter Markets are held inside the Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd St

Additional Mill City Farmers Market 2017-2018 Winter Market dates:
January 13, 27
February 10
March 10, 24
April 14, 28

Saturday
Dec162017

December 16, 2017, Saturday - Family Baking Workshop: Holiday Traditions at Mill City Museum

Times: 9:00am-11:00am

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 2nd Street S

Family Baking Workshop: Holiday Traditions

Bake a traditional holiday treat and learn the history of holiday traditions in Minneapolis and the people who brought them here, in a special parent-child workshop. A museum baker will discuss the rich history of Swedish traditions and lead the group in preparing a traditional Swedish recipe from the new MNHS Press book "Jul: Swedish American Holiday Traditions" by Patrice Johnson.

While the treats bake, participants will explore holiday traditions from a variety of nationalities through photographs, artifacts, samples and sharing stories. Participants will take home recipes and the treats they bake. Each adult registered for the workshop will also receive a Better Batter Bowl as a free gift, courtesy of Nordic Ware.

Additional date:  December 23 (9a-11a)

Saturday
Dec162017

December 16, 2017, Saturday - Winter Open Streets at Holidazzle 

Time: 11a - 5p

Location: The route follows Nicollet from 5th St S to Grant St and Grant St from Nicollet to Holidazzle in Loring Park. In the heart of downtown, this event will be full of opportunities to explore all the best that downtown Minneapolis has to offer, including the new Nicollet.

Winter Open Streets at Holidazzle

Hosted by Open Streets Minneapolis and Our Streets Minneapolis

Open Streets is back with the first-ever Winter Open Streets at Holidazzle event! Connected with Holidazzle in Loring Park, Winter Open Streets will be a celebration of our streets and winter in Minneapolis along the newly reopened Nicollet. 

With food, local businesses, and family fun all along the route bringing you to the Holidazzle, Winter Open Streets at Holidazzle is a unique experience that you won’t want to miss. 

Winter Open Streets at Holidazzle is presented by Our Streets Minneapolis, the City of Minneapolis, and the ​mpls downtown council.

Saturday
Dec162017

December 16, 2017, Saturday - An 'Eventually' Christmas: Holidays at the Mill

Times: See show link

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd Street

An 'Eventually' Christmas: Holidays at the Mill

2017 Schedule:
Sat Dec 16 - (5p, 6p, 7p)
Sun Dec 17 - (5p, 6p, 7p)
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Join the Ghost of Mill City Past for an intimate look at the 1920 Washburn Crosby holiday party in this unique play set in the museum's Flour Tower elevator ride. Scenes unfold on different floors where the audience meets characters drawn from the pages of the company's employee newspaper, the Eventually News.

Witness the rocky romance of Celia and Otto; meet marketing mastermind Benjamin S. Bull; experience the awesome sweeping power of Bill Smith and learn the secret origin of the Washburn Crosby marketing slogan, "Eventually—Why Not Now?"

Recommended for ages 8 and older. Ticket includes museum admission and refreshments after the play.

Friday
Dec152017

December 15, 2017, Friday - An 'Eventually' Christmas: Holidays at the Mill

Times: See show link

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd Street

An 'Eventually' Christmas: Holidays at the Mill

2017 Schedule:
Fri Dec 15 - (6p, 7p, 8p)
Sat Dec 16 - (5p, 6p, 7p)
Sun Dec 17 - (5p, 6p, 7p)
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Join the Ghost of Mill City Past for an intimate look at the 1920 Washburn Crosby holiday party in this unique play set in the museum's Flour Tower elevator ride. Scenes unfold on different floors where the audience meets characters drawn from the pages of the company's employee newspaper, the Eventually News.

Witness the rocky romance of Celia and Otto; meet marketing mastermind Benjamin S. Bull; experience the awesome sweeping power of Bill Smith and learn the secret origin of the Washburn Crosby marketing slogan, "Eventually—Why Not Now?"

Recommended for ages 8 and older. Ticket includes museum admission and refreshments after the play.

Friday
Dec152017

December 15, 2017, Friday - HoliDaydream at Southern Theater (thru Dec 17)

Time: see below show link 

Location: Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue S

Presented by Minnesota Dance Collaborative
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HoliDaydream is a festive tale of dance and drama told through the eyes of a young girl as she traverses the highs and lows of the holidays through a magical journey. Minnesota Dance Collaborative’s dynamic company showcases a multitude of dance styles and entertaining actors for a glamorous holiday experience.

 

Thursday
Dec142017

December 14, 2017, Thursday - An 'Eventually' Christmas: Holidays at the Mill

Times: See show link

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd Street

An 'Eventually' Christmas: Holidays at the Mill

2017 Schedule:
Thur Dec 14 - (6p, 7p, 8p)
Fri Dec 15 - (6p, 7p, 8p)
Sat Dec 16 - (5p, 6p, 7p)
Sun Dec 17 - (5p, 6p, 7p)
.
Join the Ghost of Mill City Past for an intimate look at the 1920 Washburn Crosby holiday party in this unique play set in the museum's Flour Tower elevator ride. Scenes unfold on different floors where the audience meets characters drawn from the pages of the company's employee newspaper, the Eventually News.

Witness the rocky romance of Celia and Otto; meet marketing mastermind Benjamin S. Bull; experience the awesome sweeping power of Bill Smith and learn the secret origin of the Washburn Crosby marketing slogan, "Eventually—Why Not Now?"

Recommended for ages 8 and older. Ticket includes museum admission and refreshments after the play.

Thursday
Dec142017

December 14, 2017, Thursday - Light The World at The Lab (thru Dec 23)

Time: See show link below

Location: The Lab Theater, 700 First Street N

Light The World  December 14 - 23

Millennials, bring your parents! Music from Tchaikovsky to Berlin, from Dylan to Beyonce, + raucus remixes for 2017  

 

Thursday
Dec142017

December 14, 2017, Thursday - Holidazzle in Loring Park (Thur-Sun)

2017 schedule:

Thursdays from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Fridays from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Sundays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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Thursday, December 14-Sunday, December 17
Thursday, December 21-Saturday, December 23
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Check out the Holidazzle website for the full list of activities, vendors, etc.
Tuesday
Dec122017

December 12, 2017, Tuesday - Minnesota Indoor Distance Running at US Bank Stadium

Minnesota Distance Running at US Bank Stadium

Doors Open 4:45pm. Each session will run from 5pm to 8pm and cost $3 cash at the door per person. Capacity is 250 runners at a time, additional runners will be able to enter as previous runners leave.
Distance: 696.63m inside lane, 726.55m outside lane. Individuals participating at the Minnesota Distance Running events must be running. Walking during the event is not allowed, except for cooling down post-run. Strollers are prohibited.
 
Remaining 2017-2018 dates: December 12, 20, 21, 27, 28, February (2018) 12, 23
Monday
Dec112017

December 11, 2017, Monday - Inline Skating at US Bank Stadium

Inline Skating returns to US Bank Stadium this November and December. Hosted by the MSFA and SMG, this open skating event for all ages will take place on the stadium’s main concourse.

Schedule
4:45PM | Doors Open (Participants can enter through the NW Legacy Gate or Skyway)
5-8PM | Family Skate
8-9PM | Athletic Skate

Skaters will need to bring their own equipment to participate as skate rental will not be available. Skaters are required to bring their own safety gear, including helmets. Participants are welcome to bring inline skating equipment to the stadium and will be subject to a bag search and standard security procedures. A bag check will be offered for $3 per event. After purchasing tickets, inline skaters will need to sign a waiver in order to skate at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Remaining 2017 dates: December 11, 20, 21, 27, 28
Monday
Dec112017

December 11, 2017, Monday - Paint Nite at Black Sheep Pizza

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Black Sheep Pizza, 600 Washington Avenue N

 

Saturday
Dec092017

December 9, 2017, Sunday - Northern Grade Minnesota at Loring Park (2 days)

Northern Grade Minneapolis Market is popping up in Minnesota December 9 and 10 in Loring Park in partnership with Holidazzle. 

Saturday
Dec092017

December 9, 2017, Saturday - A Handmade Holiday Market at Lakes & Legends Brewing

Time: 12 PM - 5 PM
.
Location: Lakes & Legends Brewing, 1368 Lasalle Avenue
.
MEET YOUR MAKER 
Join us at the beautiful 3,500 sq ft Loring Park tap room to visit with local artists and makers while sipping delicious farm-to-table Belgian-style beers with holiday cheer! 

December 9 is also a very special market day as it is Lakes & Legends Brewing Company's birthday party. Stay tuned for updates on the beer releases, live music lineup and other announcements.

**MAKERS**
14 Gauge
Artiste de Fibre
Awesome Industries
Bodylish
Capital b Printing
Cherry Rock Design
Desdamona Doolittle's Trash to Treasure Leather
Essence One, LLC
Fair Anita
HipNoses
Kate Fisher Ceramics
Lakeside Handmade
LolaMade Monsters
One Stitch at a Time
Samantha Longley Clay
Something Borrowed -LV
The Bath Bird
The Mad Owl
United Goods
Vikse
Whitecap Creative
Willow Tree Jewelry

The market is a one-stop shop for gift buyers to pick up their presents and relax with a beer. Holiday gift shopping doesn't have to be miserable, we promise! The market will feature a new lineup of artists each weekend on:

Saturday December 9
Saturday, December 16
Plus our special "Procraftinate" market for last-minute shoppers, 4-9pm on Tuesday, December 19.
Saturday
Dec092017

December 9, 2017, Saturday - Minnesota Football Showcase at US Bank Stadium

Time: 11 AM - 5 PM

Location: US Bank Stadium

Minnesota Football Showcase

Celebrate all things football at the Minnesota Football Showcase presented by Andersen Windows and Doors. Join us Saturday, December 9 at U.S. Bank Stadium for a day full of football featuring the best high school players facing off in the 45th Minnesota High School All Star Game. Fans can also participate in youth clinics, autographs from Vikings Legends, performances from high school marching bands, cheer and dance teams plus much more! All proceeds go to the MFCA and the Tackle Cancer Campaign.

Saturday
Dec092017

December 9, 2017, Saturday - Mill City Farmers Market at the Mill City Museum

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Winter Markets are held inside the Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd St

Additional Mill City Farmers Market 2017-2018 Winter Market dates:

December 16
January 13, 27
February 10
March 10, 24
April 14, 28

Saturday
Dec092017

December 9, 2017, Saturday - A-Mill Maker's Market at A-Mill Artist Lofts

Time: 10a - 6p

Location: A-Mill Artist Lofts, 315 Main Street SE

A-Mill Maker's Market

40 ARTISTS ~ MUSIC ~ GALLERY SHOW ~ RAFFLE ~ FOOD & BEVERAGES

NEW THIS YEAR, a holiday fundraiser with all raffe proceeds going to these non-profits:
Domestic Abuse Project ~ Secondhand Hounds ~ MN Literacy Council ~ Open Arms of MN

Saturday
Dec092017

December 9, 2017, Saturday - Opening reception for From This Day Forward at Truckstop Gallery

Time: 5pm - 9pm

Location: Truckstop Gallery, 20 Grove St. #72. Nicollet Island

Truck Stop Gallery Presents: "This Day Forward"

Runs December 9 – January 6th

From This Day Forward is a solo exhibition by Minneapolis artist Carrie Thompson featuring video and installation.

Carrie’s work explores roots, rootlessness, and restlessness. These ideas are informed by her upbringing as the child of a broken family. Her newest work, From This Day Forward: Marriage and Miscarriage, focuses on being grounded, getting married, and having a family. The show highlights both ends of the emotional spectrum while embracing the day to day. This is achieved through video and physical installation.

Opening Reception: Saturday December 9th 5-9
Artist talk: Dec 20th 7pm: An evening with Carrie Thompson
Closing Reception: Saturday, January 6th  5-9
Otherwise open by appointment: info@truckstop.gallery

Artist Bio
Bio: Carrie Thompson is the recipient of multiple MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants for Photography along with a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photographers. She is and has been Alec Soth’s studio manager since 2008.

Saturday
Dec092017

December 9, 2017, Saturday - Family Baking Workshop: Holiday Traditions at Mill City Museum

Times: 9:00am-11:00am

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 2nd Street S

Family Baking Workshop: Holiday Traditions

Bake a traditional holiday treat and learn the history of holiday traditions in Minneapolis and the people who brought them here, in a special parent-child workshop. A museum baker will discuss the rich history of Swedish traditions and lead the group in preparing a traditional Swedish recipe from the new MNHS Press book "Jul: Swedish American Holiday Traditions" by Patrice Johnson.

While the treats bake, participants will explore holiday traditions from a variety of nationalities through photographs, artifacts, samples and sharing stories. Participants will take home recipes and the treats they bake. Each adult registered for the workshop will also receive a Better Batter Bowl as a free gift, courtesy of Nordic Ware.

Additional dates: December 10 (11a-1p); December 16 (9a-11); December 23 (9a-11a).