Friday November 7
WHAT: Anthony Jeselnik
WHERE: Pantages Theatre
WHEN: 8 p.m.
If you’re looking for a few laughs, acclaimed television personality and comedian Anthony Jeselnik might be your style. Jeselnik has made the rounds on the talk show circuit, appearing on programs including Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, but his standup routine will shine for itself in this performance, where he adopts an arrogant, villainous dark-comedy style. Learn more or get tickets at hennepintheatretrust.org.
Lights and Laces
WHEN: 6:15 p.m.
This Friday kicks off the beginning of the holiday season with a splendorous evening under the lights and decorations of the Oval skating rink. Mayor Dan Roe will flip the switch to light up hundreds of arborvitae and evergreen trees adorned with an expertly designed array of holiday lights. The first 100 guests receive a complimentary Gift Organizer and are eligible for a chance to win a $50 Rosedale gift card. Find the details at visitroseville.com.
Saturday November 8
WHAT: Art Attack
WHERE: Northrop King Building, Minneapolis
WHEN: 12 p.m.
This art-centered event features dozens of local and world-renowned artists presenting their best and most engaging artwork, including various musical performances and a detective story game at the end of the night. For event info and schedules, visit northrupkingbuilding.com.
Down to the Witty Gritty
WHAT: Wits featuring Neil Gaiman and My Brightest Diamond
WHERE: Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul
WHEN: 8 p.m.
The popular live radio show Wits often plays host to some of the foremost entertainers in the country, and this week, the show welcomes acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman and performer My Brightest Diamond to the stage of the Fitzgerald. The show mixes improv, sketch comedy, and music for a lively night of fun. Tickets are sold online at witsradio.org.
Sunday November 9
WHAT: Twin Cities Donut Crawl
WHERE: Various locations
WHEN: 9:30 a.m.
Since the Donut Crawl planned for Saturday sold out, the event organizers extended this sprinkle-filled sojourn to a second day. Buying a ticket ensures you a custom T-shirt, coffee from Five Watt, and one donut from each participating shop. Plus, contributions from your sugary indulgence will go toward Second Harvest, a nonprofit that helps feed the hungry. Find tickets and more info online at tcdonutcrawl.com.
WHAT: Surly EIGHT Release Party
WHERE: Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis
WHEN: 5 p.m.
In celebration of its eighth anniversary, Surly Brewing Co. will debut its latest brew, EIGHT, at the Dakota Jazz Club on Sunday night. EIGHT is an oat-wine-style ale aged in High West Rye Whisky barrels, and other brews from Surly will be available as well. DJ Paper Tiger will provide tunes, and there will be a feature dish to accompany the brew. Find the details at surlybrewing.com.