Weekend Best Bets for January 14-16

A to-do list of sorts for events happening around the cities.

Friday, January 14

The literate margarita

WHAT: Party in the Rec Room, with Lorna Landvik
WHERE: Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Best-selling author Lorna Landvik (Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons) shows off her comedy talents in a series of improvised sketches—with margaritas for the audience made on stage. Learn more at bryantlakebowl.com

Friday, January 14

Nice ice

WHAT: Chambers Hotel’s Ice Bar
WHERE: Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis
WHEN: Daily through March 31
Ice bars  have achieved notoriety in Europe. Now we’ve got our own, as the Chambers has created a 256-square-foot, illuminated, and fully stocked ice bar that ranks as the coolest place to grab a drink in the Upper Midwest. Learn more at lemeridienchambers.com

Saturday, January 15

Don’t get us started

WHAT: Second Annual Minneapolis Jewish Humor Festival
WHERE: Sabes Jewish Community Center, Minneapolis
WHEN: January 15 to 30, check website for showtimes
National and local acts comprise this tribute to the great Jewish comic tradition, highlighted by a screening of the documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, a run through vaudeville with New York’s Grand Falloons, and an opening night performance by Keith Barany, one of the writers of Seinfeld. Learn more at sabesjcc.org

Saturday, January 15

King of the drums

WHAT: Dave King Trucking Company
WHERE: Loring Theater, Minneapolis
WHEN: 8:30 p.m.
Dave King, as part of Happy Apple and the Bad Plus, has become perhaps the world’s leading avant-jazz drummer. But his range extends far beyond. With this ensemble, he blends old-school Nashville with Coltrane, joined by a guitarist and saxophonist. Learn more at loringtheater.com

Sunday, January 16

America for sale

WHAT: Torch Theater’s Glengarry Glen Ross
WHERE: Theater Garage, Minneapolis
WHEN: 3 p.m.
This David Mamet play about small-time real-estate salesmen pushing land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for a piece of the American dream was a Pulitzer Prize-winning sensation on Broadway in 1984, then a terrific, atmospheric movie. Now it’s back and starring as fine an ensemble of Twin Cities male actors as you’re likely to find, including Ari Hoptman (A Serious Man) and Patrick Coyle (Sweetland, Into Temptation). Learn more at torchtheater.com

Sunday, January 16

Music to eat by

WHAT: Foodie Night with Debbie Duncan and Lucia Newell
WHERE: Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, Minneapolis
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Sample the Dakota’s terrific kitchen at these special nights with $10 bottles of wine, a $30 three-course menu, and music by the versatile vocalists Debbie Duncan and Lucia Newell. Learn more at dakotacooks.com

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