Weekend Best Bets: December 2-4

Your weekend to-do list in the Twin Cities

Friday, December 2

Hoppy Holidays! 

What: 13th-Annual 12 Bars of Christmas
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Downtown Minneapolis
Join in the holiday festivities with 12BoC (or 12 Bars of Christmas), the original Christmas Crawl that benefits Children’s Hospital and Clinics of MN. Participating bars include Kieran’s Irish Pub, Loon Café, Sneaky Pete’s, Brothers, Cowboy Jack’s, and more. Register for your wristband here.

Theater Meets Visual Art  

What: Radical Seeds: A Night of Resistance and Transformation
When: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Mia, 2400 Third Ave. S.
Theater artist Junauda Alma Petrus, visual artist Jordan Malcolm Hamilton, and their team of young artists will be presenting a night of captivating performances, provocative artwork, and activities that center around the theme of healing in times of struggle. Featured performers include Mmyykk, Radio Ahlee, and S.H.E. Details here.

Saturday, December 3

For Craft Beer Lovers

What: WLF PACK / A Nearly Yearly Anniversary
When: Noon-1 pm.
Where: Able Seedhouse & Brewery
Able Seedhouse & Brewery, focusing on local grains and inventive beer recipes, invites you to its first birthday celebration, where they will be releasing new stout infusions and their 9.7% Imperial Stout. Other infusions include Blackberry, Mint, Cocoa Chili, and Bourbon Cherry Vanilla. The event also features live music and food. Info here.

Let’s Have a Tea Party

What: Mrs. Kelly’s Tea Tasting
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Mrs. Kelly’s Tea, 77 13th Ave. NE, Suite 103
We’ve suggested a couple of beer activities this weekend, but perhaps tea’s more your speed. Sample more than 100 of Mrs. Kelly’s local, freshly blended teas and browse through displays of hand-made pottery, paintings, and candy. Admission is free, although a donation of $2 or a non-perishable food item is suggested. These donations will be made to Perspectives Kids Café and Second Harvest Heartland. Information here.

Sunday, December 4

Bah, Humbug!

What: A Christmas Carol
When: 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Where: Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St.
Guthrie Theater continues its annual holiday tradition with its 42nd production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Joe Chvala. Forever a holiday classic, Charles Dickens’s story follows the Christmas experience of Ebenezer Scrooge as he come to terms with his disagreeable, grouchy attitude towards life. Definitely not humbug. Buy tickets online at guthrietheater.org.

Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland

What: Winter Wonderland in Woodbury
When: 6-8:00 p.m.
Where: Bielenberg Sports Center, 4125 Radio Dr.
Celebrate the beginning of winter and the holiday season with free outdoor ice skating (ice skates are available for rent at $5 per pair), seasonal Christmas music, holiday treats, and a tree lighting ceremony led by Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens. facebook.com