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<<    DECEMBER 2010     >>
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1  MST3K 321  2 3  snow 4    Art at Ramsey
      Grand Meander
      Tuba (see below)
Handel's Messiah
    Hudson Crafts
    Vikings vs Bills
6   Jingle Ball 7 8   9 10  Bobby Vinton
      Hall & Oates
      Movie: Narnia -
Dawn Treader

11 snow  blizzard
     Grinch Stole Xmas
     Rock for Socks
     Tempo Rosa Brass
Women's Art Festival
12 Ozzy Osbourne
     Vikings vs Giants
13  Sounds of Blackness 14 15 First Av 40th
     Policy and a Pint
16  Ashura 17 18  Andover Crafts
      Bird Count
      Robert Robinson
19  Basilica Concert 20 snow
     Vikings vs Bears
21  Winter begins
      Green Ideas & Ham
      Linda Eder
      Lunar Eclipse
full moon
22   23 24  25   Christmas
26   Kwanzaa 27   28  29  Capri Big Band
      Hold Steady
30 31 38 Special
     Donny & Marie
     Louie Anderson
     New Year's Eve Danceteria

           Dec 1 film                 Santa Conquers The Martians, MST3K 321, Turf Club (9pm)
Dec 1-9 holiday          Hanukkah
Dec 2-4 art sale           Holiday Bazaar, Landmark Center, St. Paul ($3)
Dec 2-5 craft fair         Gingerbread Shows, Maplewood Mall (Thurs, Fri, & Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 11am-6pm)
xmas music    St. Olaf Christmas Festival, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Dec 3-4 xmas music    Mannheim Steamroller, Orpheum Theatre (8pm) -- here's Joy To The World
             Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, State Theatre
craft fair         No Coast Craft-O-Rama, Midtown Global Market, Lake & 10th Av S, Mpls (Fri 3-8pm, Sa 9-5pm)
xmas                Star of Wonder, St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Rd., Mahtomedi
Dec 3-5 art sale           Holiday Art Sale, College of Visual Arts, Western & Selby, St. Paul
Dec 3-5,
10-12, 17-19
xmas play       A Christmas Story, Mound Theatre (Fri & Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm) -- It's... a major award.
Dec 4 art fair           Art at Ramsey, Ramsey Junior High Gymnasium, 1700 Summit Av, St. Paul (10am-5pm)
craft fair        Global Missions Crafts, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2499 Helen St, North St. Paul (9am-5pm)
shopping       Grand Meander, Grand Avenue, St. Paul
craft fair        Holiday Boutique, King of Kings Lutheran Church, 1583 Radio Dr, Woodbury (9-2pm)
xmas dance   Sleigh Bell Dancers, Southdale Mall (1pm)
classical        St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Capri Theater, Minneapolis (free) [sold out]
xmas music    Tuba Christmas - Austin, Bemiji, Mankato, Northfield  (see Dec 12 for St. Paul)
Dec 4-5 speedskating   American Cup II, Long Track, Roseville Oval
crafts, benefit  Blue House Boutique, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2136 Carter, St. Paul (Sat 9-3, Sun 9-2)
                           >> All proceeds benefit HMI Blue House for Ugandan girls
craft fair           Roseville Holiday Craft Fair, Roseville City Hall (Sat 10-4, Sun 11-4)
Dec 4, 11, 12 xmas music    Christmas With The Singers - What Sweeter Music, MN Choral Artists
                         >> Dec 4 - St. Olaf Church, Mpls (7:30pm); Dec 11- Wayzata Community Church (7:30pm);
                         Dec 12 - Nativity Catholic Church, St. Paul (2pm)
Dec 4, 8, 10,
22, 27, 29
basketball     Timberwolves, Target Center
Dec 5 xmas music    Handel's Messiah, Burnsville Performing Arts Center (2 & 7pm)
xmas music    
Handel's Messiah Sing-Along, Minnesota Chorale, St Olaf Church, Mpls (6:30pm)
craft fair         Hudson Holiday Boutique, Hudson High School, 1501 Vine, Hudson WI (9am-4pm)
xmas music    Organ Concert, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 900 Summit Av, St. Paul (3:30pm)
football          Vikings vs Buffalo Bills, Metrodome (noon)
Dec 6 xmas music    Jingle Ball, 101.3 KDWB, Target Center (6:30pm)
                        >> B.o.B, Selena Gomez, Ready Set, Taio Cruz, Enrique Iglesias, Sara Bareilles, Mike Posner, 3OH!3.
Dec 7-Jan 2 musical           Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Ordway Center
Dec 8-12 xmas                Spirit of Christmas, Mystic Lake Casino
Dec 9 rock                 Keri Noble, Holiday Concert, Varsity Theater (6pm & 8:45pm) -- here's Talk To Me
Dec 10
xmas pop        Bobby Vinton's Christmas Show, Grand Casino - Hinckley (8pm) -- here's Christmas Angel
             Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader  (opens)
rock                 Daryl Hall & John Oates, State Theatre (7:30pm) -- here's I Can't Go For That                           
xmas                Redpath, Maplewood Community Center (7:30pm) -- here's a biography by GTN  
Dec 10-12 xmas play       Christmas Carol, Burnsville PAC
craft fair
        Gingerbread Shows, Har Mar Mall (Fri 10am-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm,  Sun 11am-5pm)
Dec 11
swim movie    Grinch Stole Christmas, Maplewood Aquatic Center  (6pm)
rock benefit
  Rock for Socks, Turf Club (9pm, $3 + new socks)
                         >> Me & My Arrow, Pictures of Thenthe Goondas, & Canby
xmas music    Tempo Rosa Brass Quintet, Southdale Mall (4pm & 6:30pm)
art fair
            Women's Art Festival, Midtown YWCA, Minneapolis (10am-5pm)
Dec 12 xmas music    Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs Concert, St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Bloomington (2pm)
metal rock
    Ozzy Osbourne, Target Center (7:30pm) -- here's Dreamer
           Perspectives on the Copenhagen Climate Summit, Will Steger, Central Library, Mpls (3pm)
xmas music    Tuba Christmas, Central Presbyterian Church, 500 Cedar, St. Paul (4pm)
football          Vikings vs New York Giants, Metrodome (postponed due to blizzard & Metrodome roof collapse)
Dec 13 xmas play       Night Before Christmas, Sounds of Blackness, Guthrie Theater (7:30pm) -- here's Soul Holidays
Dec 15 music              First Avenue's 40th Anniversary, First Av (6pm) - Gary Louris, Har Mar Superstar, Grant Hart...
talk                 Policy and a Pint - The Line Between News and Opinion, Varsity Theater (5:30pm, $10)
Dec 15-16 art sale           Gingerbread Shows, St. Joseph's Hospital (9am-5pm)
Dec 16 holiday           Ashura
Dec 16-Jan 9
musical           Billy Elliot the Musical, Orpheum Theatre
Dec 18 nature            Bird Count, Maplewood Community Center (1pm)
craft fair
Craft Sale, Andover Community Center, Andover
               Heart, Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake (8pm) -- here's Barracuda
choral            La Nochebuena
Rose Ensemble, Basilica of St. Mary (8pm)
xmas music    Robert Robinson, Hopkins Arts Center (8pm) -- here's Raise Me Up
Dec 18-19 craft fair         Holiday Sale, Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Av S, Minneapolis
Dec 19 choral            Gift of Song Concert, Basilica of St. Mary (2pm)
Dec 20 football          Vikings vs Chicago Bears, TCF Bank Stadium (7:30pm)
Dec 21
time                 First Day Winter, Shortest Day of the Year
food                 Green Ideas & Ham breakfast, Environment Minnesota, Red Stag Supper Club (8am, $15)
               Linda Eder, Pantages Theatre (7:30pm) -- here's Someone Like You
astronomy      Total eclipse of the moon (early-early morning)
Dec 25
holiday           Christmas
Dec 26
holiday           Kwanzaa
                         & many happy returns
Dec 29 jazz                  Home for the Holidays, Capri Big Band, Capri Theater (7pm, $10)
                Hold Steady, First Av [sold out] -- here's Chips Ahoy
Dec 31 rock                 38 Special, Treasure Island Casino (9pm) -- here's Hold On Loosely
pop music
      Donny & Marie Osmond, Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake (7pm & 10:30pm) [sold out] - 1970s TV
rock tribute
   Hairball, Medina Entertainment Center, Medina (8:30pm)
comedy            Louie Anderson, Burnsville Performing Arts Center (7:30pm) -- here's Air Travel
powwow         New Year Celebration of Sobriety, American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin, Mpls
rock                 New Year's Eve Danceteria, First Av (8pm) -- hosted by Drinking with Ian

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