Weekend Best Bets: November 21-23

What you need to see, do, hear, and experience this weekend.

Friday, November 21

On Such a Winter’s Day

WHAT: California Dreamin’: a Total Art Rush
WHERE: The California Building, Mpls.
WHEN: 12 p.m.
Beat the chill at the California Building’s third-annual art event, when forty artists open their doors to the public. Check out the latest in everything from pottery to glass to photography, and see if you can get your hands on the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift. Bonus: Northeast’s newest coffee shop, Mojo Coffee Gallery, is also in the California Building, so you can get your java buzz while you shop. Get more details from the California Building.

Three Sizes Too Small

WHAT: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
WHERE: The Children’s Theatre Company, Mpls.
WHEN: 7 p.m.
See what makes that furry green guy so cranky during the holiday season at the Children’s Theatre. Watch as the Grinch gets up to his naughty hijinks and tries to ruin Christmas for all the Whos in Whoville, only to discover what Christmas is really about. For tickets check the Children’s Theatre website.

Saturday, November 22

Gifting Green

WHAT: 9th Annual Green Gift Fair
WHERE: Midtown Global Market, Mpls.
WHEN: 10 a.m.
This event at Midtown Global Market will not only help you get ahead on your holiday shopping, it’s a day of fun for everyone. More than 80 local, sustainable gift vendors will be selling their wares, and there will be live music, an eco-fashion show, and demos and education booths to teach you about reducing waste during the season of giving (because, really, what are you supposed to do with all that used wrapping paper?). Go to the Do It Green site for more info.

The Cutting Edge

WHAT: The Minneapolis College of Art and Design Sale
WHERE: Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Mpls.
WHEN: 9 a.m.
Use your careful eye to spot the next big thing at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s annual sale. Proceeds from art sales go to the individual artists or to the MCAD Art Sale Scholarship funds, so pop by to show your support. Admission is free on Saturday, so no need to buy a ticket—go to the MCAD website for more info.

Sunday, November 23

Buddy Up

WHAT: Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story
WHERE: History Theatre, St. Paul
WHEN: 2 p.m.
Ever wondered what made musical great Buddy Holly tick? Head to the History Theatre to find out. The show is part biography, part live rock ‘n’ roll concert. Holly hits are peppered throughout, including “Peggy Sue” and “That’ll Be the Day,” and they’re delivered with gusto and accuracy. Go to the History Theatre site for ticket info.

Frozen Flowers

WHAT: Fall Flower Show
WHERE: The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, St. Paul
WHEN: 10 a.m.
If the snow and cold are getting to you already, catch one of the last weekends of the Fall Flower Show at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Featuring an array of bright chrysanthemums, calendula, yellow-stemmed Swiss chard, and more, this show is sure to warm you up and brighten spirits. Go to the conservatory website for more information.

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