Twin Cities Calendar for December
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3   Exploring Food & Agriculture
     Reflections window art
     Punch Brothers 
4   Merry & Bright
     Rhymesayers 20th
5  Art at Ramsey
    Candlelight Concert
Grand Meander
    Great Russian Nutcracker
    Tuba Christmas

6   Hanukah begins 
     Alice Cooper
     Michael McDonald
     St. Olaf
& St. Thomas Concerts
Minnesota Vikings football at TCF Stadium
Jingle Ball 8   Mötley Crüe 9   10  Concordia Christmas Concert
      Science Night - Taste

11  Katie McMahon's Celtic Christmas 12  Amy Grant
      Lorie Line
      Sounds of Blackness

13  Handel's Messiah Sing-along 14

15  Galapagos hawks 16  Star Wars Holiday Special 17  Joanna Newsom

18  Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars - The (marketing) Force Awakens
19  Scandinavian Christmas
20   Vikings
Minnesota Vikings football at TCF Stadium
21  WWE Raw 22   Winter begins
     (yeah, right)
24 25   Christmas
      (see below)
full moon
27  Vikings
Minnesota Vikings football at TCF Stadium
30  Trans-Siberian Orchestra
31  New Year's Eve
REO Speedwagon


Twin Cities Calendar for December  2015

Tuesday, December 1

December 1, 5, 7, 9, 15, 18, 23, 26, 30:  Timberwolves, Target Center

Wednesday, December 2

December 2-4: Swinging Nutcracker (kids), Orchestra Hall

Thursday, December 3

Exploring Food and Agriculture Across All the Usual Boundaries, Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop (4pm, free)

Reflections window art, various locations (5pm launch, free)

Punch Brothers, State Theatre (8pm, $35)

December 3-5: Festival of Christmas, Bethel University

December 3-5: Holiday Bazaar, Landmark Center, St. Paul ($5)

December 3, 5, 15, 17, 21, 22, 26, 28: Minnesota Wild, Xcel Center

Friday, December 4

Merry & Bright (xmas jazz), Orchestra Hall (8pm, $25+)

Rhymesayers 20 Year Anniversary, Target Center (5pm, $22+)

December 4-5:  New Standards holiday Show, State Theatre ($25+)

December 4-5:  No Coast Craft-O-Rama, Midtown Global Market, Lake St. & 10th Av, Mpls (Fri 3-8pm, Sat 9-5pm)

December 4-6, 11-13, 17-20:  Nutcracker (not so) Suite, Cowles Center ($25+)

Saturday, December 5

Art at Ramsey, Ramsey Jr High (10am-5pm, free)

Candlelight Christmas Concert, Women’s Choir & String Orchestra, Victory Chapel, St Kate's (8pm, free)

Grand Meander, Grand Av, St. Paul

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Orpheum Theatre (3pm & 7pm, $32+)

Tuba Christmas, Boe Memorial Chapel, St Olaf

December 5-6, 11-13: Welcome Christmas, VocalEssence, various churches ($20+)

Sunday, December 6

Hanukah begins  ✡

Alice Cooper, State Theatre (7pm, $54+)

Michael McDonald, Mille Lacs band of Ojibwe, Grand Casino Hinckley (7pm, $20+)

St. Olaf Christmas Festival, Skoglund Center (3pm)

St. Thomas Christmas Concert, Orchestra Hall (4pm & 7:30pm, $18)

Vikings v. Seahawks, TCF Stadium (noon)

Monday, December 7

Jingle Ball, Xcel Center (7:30pm, $39+)

Tuesday, December 8

Mötley Crüe with Alice Cooper, Target Center (7pm, $20+)

Thursday, December 10

Concordia Christmas Concert, Orchestra Hall (6pm & 8:30pm, $24+)

Science Night - Taste, Fitzgerald Theater (7pm, $25+)

December 10-13:  Disney on Ice, Xcel Center

Friday, December 11

Katie McMahon's Celtic Christmas, O'Shaughnessy (7:30pm)

December 11-12:  Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Orpheum Theatre ($30+)

December 11-12: Handel's Messiah, Minnesota Chorale & Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall (8pm, $25+)

December 11-13:  The Blenders, Pantages Theatre

Saturday, December 12

Amy Grant with Michael W. Smith, Target Center (7pm, $33)

Lorie Line - Christmas In The City, State Theatre ($49)

Sounds of Blackness - Night Before Christmas (musical), Fitzgerald Theater (8pm, $23+)

Sunday, December 13

Handel's Messiah Sing-along, Minnesota Chorale & Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall (2pm, $25)

Tuesday, December 15

Galapagos hawks - Invasive vertebrates vs. island endemics, with Julie Ponder, Café Scientifique, Bryant-Lake Bowl (7pm, $5+)

Wednesday, December 16

Star Wars Holiday Special - Toys for Tots Benefit, Bryant-Lake Bowl (4pm, 7pm, 10pm; toy donation)

December 16-20:  All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, Pantages Theatre ($28+)

Thursday, December 17

Joanna Newsom, Fitzgerald Theater (8pm, $35+)

Friday, December 18

Star Wars - The (marketing) Force Awakens
Star Wars - The (marketing) Force Awakens

December 18-20:  Blue Man Group, Orpheum Theatre ($39+)

December 18-20:  Classic Nutcracker, Ballet Minnesota, O'Shaughnessy

December 18 & 20: Jingle Bell Doc, Doc Severinsen, Orchestra Hall ($30+)

December 18-20:  Loyce Houltons Nutcracker Fantasy, State Theatre ($45+)

Saturday, December 19

Carousel Crafts, Maplewood Community Center (9:30am-4pm)

Scandinavian Christmas, Girls Chorus & Boychoir with Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall (2pm & 6pm, $25+)

Sunday, December 20

Artist Flea Market, Bryant-Lake Bowl (9am-3pm)

Vikings v. Chicago Bears, TCF Stadium (noon)

Monday, December 21

WWE Raw, Target Center (6:30pm, $22+)

Friday, December 25


Full Cold Moon  full moon

Sunday, December 27

Minnesota Vikings football at TCF Stadium
Vikings v. New York Giants, TCF Stadium (noon)

Wednesday, December 30

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Xcel Center (3pm & 7:30pm, $35+)

Thursday, December 31

REO Speedwagon, Treasure Island, Welch, MN (9pm, $55+)

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