Weekend Best Bets: Dec. 10-12

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Circus Juventas, Disney on Ice, the Black Market, and more
Student performer Jenna Ober in the aerial sphere during the 2017 summer production of Nordsaga
Student performer Jenna Ober in the aerial sphere during the 2017 summer production of Nordsaga

Photo by Dan Norman

An Icon at 40

What: Miss Richfield 1981: 40 Holidays on the Throne
When: Dec. 9-19
Where: Illusion Theater, 3754 Pleasant Ave., Minneapolis

Miss Richfield 1981 celebrates 40 years of drag excellence and beauty at this traditional holiday show, featuring the story of how she “clawed her way to the middle to become a suburban ambassadress of Richfield, Minnesota.”

Something in the Air

What: Circus Juventas: Blizzard
When: Dec. 10-19
Where: Circus Juventas, 1270 Montreal Ave., St. Paul

Join Circus Juventas as the circus-arts entertainment company springs to life for its second annual holiday show. This tale of three naughty elves, who cause disturbances in the North Pole, includes trapeze artists soaring high into the night sky.

Breaking the Mold at Mia

What: Kamoda Shōji: The Art of Change
When: Dec. 11-April 22
Where: Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis

One of Japan’s most famous ceramists will be receiving his first exhibit outside of his native country this holiday season. The late Kamoda Shoji’s exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art will feature 49 works of art in the Cargill Gallery.

Market Share

What: The Black Market
When: Saturday, December 11, 2-7 p.m.
Where: The Lab Taproom, 767 N. Eustis St., St. Paul

This weekend at the Black Market, check out a range of food products, goods, and service lessons. The Black Market’s mission is to aid in closing Minnesota’s wealth gap and “increase the development of Black economics by providing a unique experience where community may eat, shop, gather, and learn about the multitude of services and products available from the Black community,” according to Visit St. Paul.

Here We Go A’Bar Crawling

What: 12 Bars of Christmas Crawl
When: Saturday, December 11, noon-8 p.m.
Where: Wild Greg’s Saloon-Minneapolis, 315 N. First Ave. N., Minneapolis

Put on your best ugly sweater, elf costumes, or Christmas onesies for this year’s fifth annual “12 Bars of Christmas Crawl.” Take advantage of deals on food and drinks as you make your way through the seven participating bars.

Jazz Brunch

What: Brunch with the Neighborhood Trio
When: Saturday, Dec. 11, noon-3 p.m.
Where: Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis

Add some jazz to your morning routine with the Neighborhood Trio. Enjoy a brunch at Icehouse while the Trio mix in jazz and soul tunes.

Rave Review

What: ILLENIUM: Throwback Set
When: Dec. 12-13
Where: The Armory, 500 South Sixth St., Minneapolis

Grammy-nominated artist and DJ Illenium visits the Twin Cities at the Armory.

Disney Dream Team

What:  Let’s Celebrate (presented by Disney on Ice)
When: Sunday, December 12, 5-9 p.m.
Where: Xcel Energy Center, 199 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul

Join the adventure this weekend as Disney on Ice stops brings more than 50 Disney characters to the Xcel Energy Center as they perform the most memorable songs from their movies.

Candlelit Acoustics

What: Marine Candlelight Series: Twin Cities Guitar Duo
When: Dec. 12-13
Where: Marine Village Hall, 121 Judd St., Marine on St. Croix

Lift your spirits with classical chamber music performed by members of the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet. Join the community along the St. Croix River for a candlelit performance.

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