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Todd about Town: Your to-do list this weekend in the Twin Cities includes fast-paced theater, ice castles in Excelsior, and more

1. From Barry: Vintage Pop Classics of the Bee Gees

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen

Friday-Saturday, January 11-12

Fans of old-school pop will enjoy this weekend featuring the local talents of Mick Sterling, Max Krauth, and Boyd Lee, who perform the sounds of Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb, with favorites including "Too Much Heaven," "To Love Somebody," "Jive Talkin'," and "Knights On Broadway." Learn more.

2. Brian McKnight

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake

Friday, January 11, starting at 8 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Brian McKnight, the R&B legend who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, takes the stage in the Mystic Lake Showroom, performing hits like "Back at One" and "Anytime." Learn more.

3. Ice Castles

The Commons in Excelsior

Friday, January 11

The annual ice castles rise in a new town this year. Venture out to the Commons in Excelsior, southwest of the Twin Cities, to explore the caves and frozen waterfalls making up this magical world of ice formations, open through February 28. Learn more.

4. 24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown 2019

SteppingStone Theatre, 55 Victoria St., St. Paul

Saturday, January 12, 8 p.m.

Twin Cities actresses gather at the Stepping Stone to create six plays in 24 hours. Watch the final results on stage—always either an odds-defying success or a humorous failure. Learn more.

5. Global Soup Cook-Off

Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis

Saturday, January 12, Noon-2 p.m.

Visit the Midtown Global Market and sample soup from participating market merchants, then vote for your favorite batch. This is your chance to sample delicious sips from around the globe in a one-stop visit. Learn more.