Weekend Best Bets: Jan. 19–21

This weekend around the Twin Cities, get ready for Red Bull Crashed Ice, Hockey Day Minnesota, and more

Friday, January 19

So, You Think You Can Skate?

What: Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018
When: 6–10 p.m., additional dates listed
Where: Cathedral of St. Paul, 239 Selby Ave., St. Paul
Witness one of the roughest and toughest skating tournaments in the world, sponsored by Red Bull. Watch the skaters compete on a 1,600-foot-long track in front of the Cathedral of St. Paul, with a drop more than 12 stories high. Be a part of the 120,000 skating fans who cannot get enough of Red Bull Crashed Ice, returning to Minnesota for the seventh time this Saturday. Learn more.

Friday Night Vibes

What: “Friday Night with Mike”
When: 10 p.m.
Where: The Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W. Lake St., Minneapolis
Minneapolis is glad to have Mike Michel back in the saddle after tinnitus nearly derailed his 20-year music career. Michel takes on the new year with a new concert series called “Friday Night with Mike,” the first showcasing guest artist Ryan Young of Trampled By Turtles and instrumental accompanists Ian Allison and Reese Kling—in a house show sure to have its attendees vibin’ in no time. Learn More.


Saturday, January 20

Less is More

What: The Color Series: Part 1, White
When: 7–9 p.m.
Where: Kolman & Pryor Gallery, 1500 NE Jackson St. #395, Minneapolis
This weekend, Kolman & Pryor Gallery sheds the world of its complications for one night to embrace simplicity. The Color Series: Part 1, White demonstrates the talents of five artists and each of their journeys into the creative capacity of the simplest color component, white. Artist Patrick Pryor explains, “White is the sexiest color—of writing paper, copy paper, the blank canvas, the museum or gallery walls—so white seemed like a great place to begin this new series.”Learn more.

Husky Hockey

What: Hockey Day Minnesota 2018
When: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Where: Lake George, St. Cloud; Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, 204 4th Ave S, St. Cloud; Xcel Energy Center, 199 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Cloud
It’s that time of year, hockey fans: the 12th annual Hockey Day Minnesota. This year, Hockey Day is hosted by St. Cloud, home of the Huskies. Programming will start at 9 a.m., and the day’s events will begin at the Lake George and end at the Xcel Energy Center. Come support high school, college, and professional Minnesota teams as they battle it out for the win on the ice. Join the community in cheering on our favorite teams (or screaming at our terrible sieves). Learn more.


Sunday, January 21

Dinner and a Movie Is So Last Year

What: Sister Act
When: 6:30 p.m., additional dates listed
Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen
Sick of taking your date to dinner and a movie? Chanhassen Dinner Theaters offers an incredible performance of the catchy, Oscar-winning tunes of Sister Act, an iconic, Tony-nominated showstopper that has captured the hearts of audiences for more than a decade with the story of a lounge singer who escapes trouble with gangsters by disguising herself as a nun—and transforming the convent.Learn more.

Smooth Jazz

What: Roberta Gambarini, with Pianist Cyrus Chestnut
When: 6, 8 p.m., additional dates listed
Where: Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Join Grammy-nominated vocalist Roberta Gambarini as she infuses smooth jazz with swinging gospel at Dakota Jazz Club. Accompanying Gambarini is pianist Cyrus Chestnut, whose talents have led him to play with the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Witnessing the duo calm the city with their infectious charm and high-end class is something that shouldn’t be missed. Learn more.

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