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The 10 best things to do in the Twin Cities this December

Published On 12/04/2014 Published On 12/04/2014
Cracker

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Dec 4 Thu

Cracker Before "lumber-sexual" was a thing, there were two other reasons for the wide spread wearing of flannel: cold weather and '90s music. This December you can celebrate the trifecta at the Varsity Theater with classic '90s alt-rock group Cracker.

The Varsity Theater

Cracker The Varsity Theater Before "lumber-sexual" was a thing, there were two other reasons for the wide spread wearing of flannel: cold weather and '90s music. This December you can celebrate the trifecta at the Varsity Theater with classic '90s alt-rock group Cracker.

Flickr/Guy F. Wicke

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Event

Location

Dec 5-21

A Klingon Christmas Carol And you thought your family holidays were intense?! Fill up your chalice with bloodwine and catch this space-aged riff on the holiday classic... but you might want to remember to bring your bat’leth just in case.

Phoenix Theatre

A Klingon Christmas Carol Phoenix Theatre And you thought your family holidays were intense?! Fill up your chalice with bloodwine and catch this space-aged riff on the holiday classic... but you might want to remember to bring your bat’leth just in case.

Flickr/Pat Loika

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Dec 6-7

Holiday Geek Expo Ever spend your time wondering just what to get the geek in your life for the holidays? Wonder no more, because this expo is here to save the day!

DoubleTree Hotel

Holiday Geek Expo DoubleTree Hotel Ever spend your time wondering just what to get the geek in your life for the holidays? Wonder no more, because this expo is here to save the day!

First Avenue & 7th St Entry

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Event

Location

Dec 8 Mon

35th Annual John Lennon Tribute Watch Minneapolis native Curtiss A and a slew of his friends pay tribute to the late, great John Lennon. If you’re a fan of the man, this annual event is one not to miss.

First Avenue

35th Annual John Lennon Tribute First Avenue Watch Minneapolis native Curtiss A and a slew of his friends pay tribute to the late, great John Lennon. If you’re a fan of the man, this annual event is one not to miss.

French Meadow Bakery & Café

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Event

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Dec 11 Thu

Dine for Climate Noshing on some quality food while saving the environment is basically living the dream, so check out this new event put on by the Will Steger Foundation as they work to try and draw connections between the food we eat and climate change.

French Meadow Bakery & Cafe

Dine for Climate French Meadow Bakery & Cafe Noshing on some quality food while saving the environment is basically living the dream, so check out this new event put on by the Will Steger Foundation as they work to try and draw connections between the food we eat and climate change.

7th Annual Monster Drawing Rally !!!

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Event

Location

Dec 13 Sat

7th Annual Monster Drawing Rally Head to Northeast Minneapolis and watch more than 80 artists draw while you hit the bar and nosh on eats from the Potter’s Pasties & Pies food truck, and then take home your favorite drawings for $35 a pop.

Grain Belt Bottling House

7th Annual Monster Drawing Rally Grain Belt Bottling House Head to Northeast Minneapolis and watch more than 80 artists draw while you hit the bar and nosh on eats from the Potter’s Pasties & Pies food truck, and then take home your favorite drawings for $35 a pop.

Kiss of Fire

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Event

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Dec 13 Sat

Kiss of Fire Cabaret & Burlesque Holiday Show Enjoy a fiery night of seduction featuring a variety of award-winning song and dance numbers -- which're better than normal song and dance number 'cause they involve less clothing -- while sipping a selection of top-shelf cocktails.

Mattie’s on Main

Kiss of Fire Cabaret & Burlesque Holiday Show Mattie’s on Main Enjoy a fiery night of seduction featuring a variety of award-winning song and dance numbers -- which're better than normal song and dance number 'cause they involve less clothing -- while sipping a selection of top-shelf cocktails.

Sonny Knight & The Lakers

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Event

Location

Dec 18-19

Sonny Knight & the Lakers Get ready for some of the best and funkiest tunes outside of Motown thanks to the Twin Cities' premier crooner and his badass backing band, which is really relying wayyyy to much on Kobe this season.

Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant

Sonny Knight & the Lakers Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant Get ready for some of the best and funkiest tunes outside of Motown thanks to the Twin Cities' premier crooner and his badass backing band, which is really relying wayyyy to much on Kobe this season.

Jeremy Messersmith

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Event

Location

Dec 19 Fri

Jeremy Messersmith You’ve seen him on the Late Show, now watch as this local indie-rock extraordinaire brings down the Mainroom with a variety of his nationally acclaimed hits.

First Avenue Mainroom

Jeremy Messersmith First Avenue Mainroom You’ve seen him on the Late Show, now watch as this local indie-rock extraordinaire brings down the Mainroom with a variety of his nationally acclaimed hits.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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Event

Location

Dec 30 Tue

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Nobody rocks the classical sounds of the holidays like these guys, so sit back and take in the laser light show and crushing melodies of the world’s most festive rock show.

Xcel Energy Center

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Xcel Energy Center Nobody rocks the classical sounds of the holidays like these guys, so sit back and take in the laser light show and crushing melodies of the world’s most festive rock show.