Pick 3 Weekend Events December 25 – 27

keep-calm-its-pick-3-weekend-events-1Happy Holidays!

We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and enjoying time with family and friends. And even though Christmas falls on a Friday, there still is a weekend to be had. So, there also is a Pick 3 Weekend Events to be had, too.

As if the holiday weren’t enough, we have some Christmas karaoke, a Kwanzaa celebration and Music Under Glass. Check it out and have a great weekend!


Friday, December 25 – Christmas StaraokeStaraoke
Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

After you’ve seen the family, opened gifts, eaten Christmas dinner and schmoozed all you can, no one will mind if you decide to go our and let off some steam. After all, nothing says post-Christmas food coma quite like karaoke. And once again, on December 25 the Triple Rock will be hosting their annual Christmas Staraoke.

Whether it’s heavy metal, punk rock or hip-hop that you want to belt out the crowd, you can. And if you just want to go to watch – and drink – you can do that, too. Ask your fun cousin or crazy uncle to tag along (but leave the wee ones at home; this is a 21+ event). Who knows; maybe it’ll become your Christmas tradition, too.

Doors open at 8:00 pm; show starts at 9:00 pm.


kwanzaa history centerSaturday, December 26 – Kwanzaa Family Day
Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul

In 1966, Dr. Maulana Karenga created Kwanzaa as an African American and Pan-African holiday celebrating family, community and culture. Running from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1, its origins are in the first harvest celebrations of Africa from which it takes its name. The holiday is based on seven basic values of African culture called the Nguzo Saba, which in Swahili means the Seven Principles.

The History Center’s annual Kwanzaa Family Day features music, African dance and drums, storytelling, fashion shows, craft activities and more. The day will begin at 12:15 pm with an Opening Ceremony and Blessing by Beverly Cottman followed by countless family-friendly activities. And, if you get hungry, Café Minnesota will serve Spicy Chicken Gumbo with Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens in honor of Kwanzaa Family Fun.

Kwanzaa Family Day is included in admission price to the Minnesota History Center. For a full schedule of events, please click here.

Sunday, December 27 – Music Under Glassthe starfolk
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 1225 Eastbrook Dr., St. Paul

The Como Conservatory is such a beautiful place to visit, and perhaps even more so when it’s cold outside because it’s not cold in there. And on Sunday, they are kicking off another season of Music Under Glass to help us get through the cold winter months.

Each Sunday for eight weeks, you can enjoy live local music while strolling the peaceful serenity that is the Conservatory. On this Sunday, The Starfolk will be performing for your listening pleasure. And, you can also enjoy beer and wine for purchase. Music Under Glass, however is free, and runs from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm.

For more weekend happenings, be sure to check out the Minneapolis Happening Calendar.



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