GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are 11 events happening around the Twin Cities worth heading out into the cold with friends and family.
British Arrows Awards
Walker Art Center
Every Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until January 5
Head to the Walker to watch the best of television ads from the UK. Grab a friend, have some laughs and receive free gallery admission with your ticket. Screenings are $12 and sell out quick! Click here for more information.
No Coast Craft-O-Rama
Midtown Global Market
Dec. 6, 3 - 8 p.m. and Dec. 7, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Need to do some holiday shopping? Don't miss out on the 27th annual No Coast Craft-O-Rama which features over 90 local vendors offering handmade crafts, jewelry, prints, apparel and more. Click here for more information.
Grammy-award winning hip-hop star Drake will be making a stop in Minneapolis for his "Would You Like a Tour?" arena tour in support of his latest album, "Nothing Was the Same." R&B crooner Miguel will open the show. Click here for more information.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz
Various shows through Dec. 29
Follow the snow-covered roads to The Ordway this weekend to catch Dorothy and friends for one of the many scheduled productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Wizard of Oz." View show times and ticket information here.
"Of Beards and Men" book release party
Dangerous Man Brewing Company
The beard. It's a fashion statement, a sense of identity and a way of life for many a man with the ability to grow one. "Of Beards and Men" is a new photography book by Joseph DR OLeary which celebrates the art of facial hair and the men behind the beards. Check out the book release party at Dangerous Man brewery to meet the author, many of the subjects and beard styling consultants all while drinking craft beer. Click here for more information.
The New Standards holiday show
Dec. 7 and 8
'Tis the season for annual holiday concerts and The New Standards are back with their popular show, this year at The State Theater. The production will feature a cast of 30 people, story-telling, dancing and more to help you get in the full-blown holiday spirit. While the Saturday show is sold out, tickets are still available for Sunday night. Click here for more information.
Bethany Mota at Mall of America
If you haven't heard of Bethany Mota there's a good chance the teenager in your life has. The 18 year-old YouTube star with millions of followers on social media will be making a visit to Aéropostale in the Mall of America to reveal her new Bethany Mota Collection available in store this holiday season. The first 600 people in line will receive wristbands to meet Mota. Expect crowds. Click here for more information.
Dec. 6 and 7
Folk singer/songwriter Mason Jennings returns to First Avenue for his annual December holiday shows. The Minnesota-native has been a staple in the local music scene for 16 years and recently released his latest album "Always Been." Expect to hear some of his new material along with holiday classics. Click here for more information.
John Lennon Tribute and MN Beatle Project album release party
The 34th annual tribute to John Lennon at First Avenue will feature performances from Curtiss A with a little help from his friends, The Suburbs, The Cactus Blossoms and Sonny Knight and the Lakers. The night will also celebrate the 5th annual MN Beatle Project album featuring covers of Beatles songs from local musicians. Proceeds from the album benefit music education programs in Minnesota. Click here for more information.
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Dec. 6 and 7
Celebrate the Christmas season with the Moscow Ballet's rendition of the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Orpheum. Forty dancers and artists will grace the stage to perform the holiday classic worth seeing with the entire family. Click here for ticket information.
12 Bars of Christmas
Perhaps your idea of celebrating the holidays involves a peppermint libation with your closest 6,000 friends. If that's the case, you'll want to join in on the annual 12 Bars of Christmas bar crawl taking place throughout downtown Minneapolis. Twelve bars will offer drink specials, live entertainment and more for registered participants. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and ends at bar close. Click here for more information.