Best Bets: Nov. 14-20

Things to do this week: winter lights, a brewery tour, an artisan bazaar, and more.
Artistry Members’ Juried Art Exhibition


Art From the Artistry

What: Artistry Members’ Juried Art Exhibition 
When: Through Nov. 18 
Where: Artistry, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington  

Held annually, this exhibition features a wide variety of art in many different mediums and forms created by members of the Artistry.  

Winter Lights 2022


Delightful Lights

What: Winter Lights Opening Night 2022  
When: Nov. 17-Jan. 1
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska 

Let the Christmas festivities begin! The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum will showcase lights, s’mores, and local performers on select nights.  

Christmas Comedy

What: The Best Christmas Show in Three Years 
When: Nov. 17-Jan. 28
Where: Dudley Riggs Theatre (formerly Brave New Workshop), 824 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis 

Looking for a laugh? The Brave New Workshop promises to restore the holiday cheer that was lost in the past few years with a collection of comedic sketches and songs. 

Saint Paul Brewing


Brewery Tour 

What: Cyncity’s Tasting Tour 
When: Nov. 17, 7-8:30 p.m. 
Where: St. Paul Brewing, 688 Minnehaha Ave. E., St. Paul 

Get a taste of local breweries on this tour that provides trivia, history, and of course, beer! 

Abolition in Evolution


Dance For Change 

What: Abolition in Evolution 
When: Nov. 17-18, 7:30 p.m. 
Where: Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington 

Threads Dance Project challenges audience members to imagine a modern-day abolitionist movement and asserts the idea that even one person can make a difference.  

Artisans’ Corner

What: Ole Artisan Bazaar 
When: Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Where: St. Olaf College, 1500 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield 

St. Olaf College will be hosting a wide array of student, staff, and local artisans’ work, including everything from crocheted goods to homemade jams. 

All-Ages Parade 

What: Twilight Holiday Parade 
When: Nov. 19, 5:15 p.m. 
Where: Historic downtown Virginia, Chestnut St. 

Revive Virginia’s fourth annual holiday parade will feature five blocks of floats, horses, and Santa Claus himself.  

Shop ‘Til You Drop 

What: Chisholm Holiday Market 
When: Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Where: Various Chisholm locations

Get holiday shopping done early, support participating Chisholm businesses, and collect stamps for the chance to win a cash prize. 

Home Inspiration 

What: Maple Grove Home Show 
When: Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Where: Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove 

The Maple Grove Home Show will feature landscaping, bathroom, and even driveway displays alongside 120 helpful home improvement professionals.