Weekend Best Bets: Dec. 26-27

For a festive weekend around the Twin Cities: a 2020 miracle at Lawless Distilling, a drive-thru light show, Agatha Christie, and more
Ring any bells? Lawless Distilling's "Miracle" this year is that they're doing anything special for the holidays at all.
Ring any bells? Lawless Distilling’s “Miracle” this year is that they’re doing anything special for the holidays at all.

Courtesy of Lawless Distilling Co.

Happy Anniversary, Agatha

What: Theatre in the Round Celebrates the Life & Works of Agatha Christie: Part 2
When: 
Saturday, Dec. 26, 7 p.m.
Where: YouTube

Minneapolis’ Theater in the Round is marking 100 years since literary mastermind Agatha Christie’s first novel, with two halves of diverse revue posted on YouTube. They include skits, music, recipes, and more. Check out the first part, and tune into the second this Saturday.

A 2020 Miracle at Lawless

What: Miracle at Lawless Pop-up Shop
When: 
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 26-27, 4-7 p.m.
Where: Lawless Distilling Co., 2619 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis

Around this time of year, Minneapolitans are used to Lawless Distilling Company refurbishing its Seward warehouse into a smart and sweet winter wonderland for adults, serving humorous, show-stopping, gotta-try-’em-all cocktails. This year, they’re distributing kits. Head to the south Minneapolis location, wear a mask, and pick up an all-inclusive chemistry set for the distillery’s Jingle Bells Nog, Dino-Mite (fernet), It’s Time to Celebrate Hanukkah (gin), and other potable crafts. They just added some New Year’s twists, as well, open in limited capacity the two weeks leading up to 2021. Each kit comes with glassware, a mix, and, of course, the booze. Shop here.

Choo Choo for Charity

What: Virtual Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
When: 
Saturday, Dec. 26, 7 p.m.
Where: Online

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has long rolled through Union Depot, toting musicians, lucky passengers, and general cheer. This year, the train is donating to food banks along its usual route, and it’s also hosting a virtual concert, featuring Serena Ryder, the Trews, JoJo Mason, Logan Staats, and Kelly Prescott.

Holiday Spirit with Soul Asylum

What: Soul Asylum Live Session
When:
Saturday, Dec. 26, 8 p.m.
Where: Online

Livestream a Soul Asylum holiday concert and turn your living room into First Ave. A deluxe ticket includes a “pre-show virtual hang” and special acoustic performance by the alt-rockers—plus, they’re selling holiday sweaters. But the best gift of all is not having to elbow through bystanders for a drink. Buy tickets here.

A Very Valleyfair Light Show

What: Christmas in Color Drive-Thru at Valleyfair
When: 
Dec. 28-31, various times
Where: Valleyfair Parking Lot, 1 Valley Fair Dr., Shakopee

Act fast, because these dates have been selling out: The Valleyfair parking lot is hosting a light-up drive-thru, as organized by Christmas in Color. Millions of lights are synchronized to holiday bops piped through your car radio. Giant candy canes, twinkly tunnels, big ‘ol snowmen—you get the picture. Order tickets here.

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