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November in Minnesota -- if it hasn't snowed yet, it will. Drive carefully. Happy New Year to the Hmong.

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2   Spamalot
     Valerie Plame Wilson
 Luke Bryan 5  Aziz Ansari
Clay Walker & Craig Morgan
    Maplewood Crafts
Daylight Savings Ends
(Fall back)
set clocks back 1 hour
7 8  Election Day (7am-8pm) 10

full moon
11  Veterans' Day

Veterans' Day
12  Golden Voice
13  Guns N' Roses 14   15  16  Al Jarreau 17  Lily Tomlin 18  Movie: Being Elmo
     High on Stress
     Hold Steady
     Jeff Foxworthy
19  Book Arts Fest
      BSM Sale
      Jerry Seinfeld
      Miles Davis tribute
      Owl City
20  Charlie Daniels Band
      Zac Brown Band

22 23 24  Thanksgiving

25  Shopping Day
    (Black Friday)
Shopping Day see below
26  Rosemount Crafts

28 29 30

Twin Cities Calendar for November  2011
    November 2 comedy        Spamalot, Mayo Civic Center, Rochester (7:30pm, $39) -- here's Not Dead Yet & Dennis
benefit         Politics of Truth featuring Valerie Plame Wilson, Planned Parenthood, Minneapolis Hilton ($75+)
Nov 2, 5, 9, 11,
16, 18, 23, 25
basketball  Timberwolves, Target Center (7pm)
Nov 3, 5, 17, 19,
23, 25, 27, 28
hockey        Wild, Xcel Center
November 4 country       Luke Bryan, Myth, Maplewood (8pm, $35) -- here's Rain Is A Good Thing
November 4-6 fair               Crypticon Monster Party, Sheridan Hotel, Bloomington
November 5 comedy        Aziz Ansari, Treasure Island Casino (8pm, $48) -- here's Roommates
       Clay Walker & Craig Morgan, Grand Casino Mille Lacs (6pm, $27+)
     Gathering for Our Children & Returning Adoptees, MAIC, 1530 E Franklin, Mpls (1pm & 7pm, free)
craft fair
     Thanksgiving Craft and Gift Show, Maplewood Community Center (9:30am-4pm)
November 6  time              Daylight Savings Time ends (set clocks back one hour at 2am)
show            Wedding Show, Minneapolis Convention Center (11am-4pm, $15)
November 8 politics        Election Day -- Minnesota & League of WV
November 11
holiday        Veterans' Day
November 11-12 religion       Christian Community Fair, Minneapolis Convention Center (free)
November 12 Vietnamese  Golden Voice - Truc Tiểp Thu Hinh, Grand Casino Hinckley (8pm, $32)
         Swan Watch, Brownsville Overlook, Brownsville, MN
November 12-13 ballet           Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Northrop Dance, Orpheum Theatre -- here's the RWB channel
November 13 metal rock   Guns N' Roses, Target Center (10pm, $42+) -- here's November Rain
November 16 jazz               Al Jarreau, Pantages Theatre (7:30pm, $54) -- here's the Moonlighting theme
November 17 comedy        Lily Tomlin, Mayo Civic Center, Rochester (7:30pm, $61)
Nov 17, 18, 20 play              Of Mice and Men, Park Square Theatre, St. Paul ($38+, student matinees Nov 15-Dec 16)
November 18 movie           Being Elmo - A Puppeteer's Journey, Lagoon Cinema & Edina Cinema
rock             High on Stress, Amsterdam Bar and Hall, St. Paul (9pm, $7)
            Hold Steady, VitaMN Anniversary, Epic (7pm, $30) -- here's Stay Positive
comedy        Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, & Larry The Cable Guy; Xcel (8pm, $50+)
rock             Maeflies, Bryant-Lake Bowl, Minneapolis (7pm, $10) -- here's Goodbye Sometimes
Nov 18-19 comedy        Jerry Seinfeld, Orpheum Theatre (7:30pm & 9pm, $50+) -- here's the Blackberry
November 18-20 ballet           Cinderella, Continental Ballet, Maplewood Community Center ($25)
           Midwest Home Show, Minneapolis Convention Center ($8)
dance           TU Dance, O'Shaughnessy, St. Catherine University ($29) -- here's an interview
November 19 art fest         Book Arts Festival, Open Book, 1011 Washington Av S, Mpls (10am-5pm)
       Comedy Jam - Shaquille O'Neal, Corey Holcomb, Capone, & DeRay Davis; State Theatre (8pm, $38+)
             Knightsbridge, Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, 2501 Hwy 100 S, St. Louis Park (10am-4pm)
              Miles Davis tribute, JazzMN, Hopkins HS Arts Center (7:30pm, $27)
electro rock Owl City, U of M Fieldhouse (7pm, free with student ID) -- here's Fireflies
football       Valkyrie v. Chicago Bliss, Lingerie Football League, Target Center (8pm, $23+) -- here's a recap
Nov 19-Dec 30 xmas play    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Wurtele Thrust Stage, Guthrie Theater ($29+) -- an intro
November 20 country        Charlie Daniels Band, Mystic Lake (7pm, $35+) -- here's the Devil Went Down to Georgia
      Vikings v. Oakland Raiders, H.H. Metrodome (noon, $23+)
country        Zac Brown Band, Target Center (7:30pm, $30+) -- here's Toes in the Water
November 24
holiday        Thanksgiving
November 25 sales             Shopping Day - Black Friday
folk               Singer-Songwriter SeriesJohn Koerner, Bob "Slim" Dunlap, "Sneaky" Pete Bauer,
                      & Chris Thomson; Patrick's Cabaret (8pm, $10)
November 25-27 ballet           Nutcracker, St. Croix Ballet, Stillwater High School
Nov 25-Jan 1 xmas play    Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol, New Century Theatre, City Center, 615 Henn Av #145 ($23) -- ad
November 26 craft fair      Christmas Crafts, Rosemount Community Center, 9:30am-4pm
Nov 26-27 pageant       Miss Minnesota USA & Miss Minnesota Teen, Burnsville Performing Arts Center
Nov 26-Jan 15 play              Charley's Aunt, Guthrie Theater ($24+)

Black Friday 2011 - Each year the Twin Cities Calendar compares advertised Black Friday sales. We also report trends and list special hours at the malls.

The Twin Cities Mall Hours
Eden Prairie Center 11/25 hours - 5am-9pm
Mall of America  11/25 hours midnight-10pm (list)
Maplewood Mall
11/25 hours - 4am-10pm
Ridgedale 11/25 hours - 6am-9pm 
Rosedale 11/25 hours - 5am-9pm (some open at midnight)
Southdale 11/25 hours - midnight-10pm

Maplewood Mall and Rosedale are open an hour earlier in 2011 than in 2010. The Mall of America, Rosedale (certain stores), and Southdale are open at midnight this year -- several hours earlier than last year.

Black Friday (Nov. 26th) is the national shopping day that follows Thanksgiving. A recent Accenture poll shows 5% fewer people will buy on Black Friday, and 5% more will buy on-line. (It's probably the same 5%). People are also planning to spend the same or less than in 2009. A SymphonyIRI survey has shoppers promising that this year they:
$$$ - will not fall for extended payment plans [20%]
$$$ - will only buy items on their lists [33%]
$$$ - will use the Internet to compare prices [75%]
$$$ - will buy more functional items, less Chia-pet electronics [24%]

I'm looking at all the Black Friday 2011 ads, and I have to tell you, I'm not impressed.

Where are the big sales on HDTVs? Where's the peace on Earth? There are never any good deals on peace on Earth, but I'll keep working on it

Google has identified top product searches:
*  Striped dress
*  Ugg boots

Kohl's is offering 20% off an entire pre-Black Friday purchase using coupon code FANSNOV20.

NHK World reports Japanese HDTV manufacturers are losing money selling HDTVs through lower than expected demand and high competition with Chinese and South Korean manufacturers. Sony is forecasting a $2.2 billion loss from its TV division this fiscal year, the eighth straight year of losses.

Here was what we reported for 2010.

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