Go & Do: Nov 15-21, 2017

Go & Do is the weekly recommended list of a dozen events.


Wells Fargo WinterSkate & Tree Lighting Ceremony- Rice Park- Nov 18, 3:30-10pm

The annual tree lighting ceremony at Rice Park is always fun. Stop by and see the beautiful urban center get all sparkly. In addition to the twinkling lights the WellsFargo OpenSkate will also open for the first time this season. Skate rental is also available and the ice is cooled so even if you think it might be too warm for outdoor skating it will probably be open. Tree lighting night includes live music, fireworks and more! Lights and WinterSkate will be open until March. Look here for more information and schedule. COST: FREE (Skate rental is extra)
DO: Winter, Family, Free, Date



56th Annual Indoor Marching Band Concert- Northrup Auditorium- Nov 18, 7-10pm

Come watch the University of Minnesota Marching Band perform a night of music at Northrup. This concert is always a fun showcase of music and full of school spirit.   Cost: $20- $30
DO: Concert, Fun



Sandra Bernhard’s Sandra Monica Blvd Coast to Coast- Cedar Cultural Center- Nov 16, 8pm

This is a one-night only show staring the amazing Sandra Bernhard. In her original styling of song and comedy she will be sure to entertain you. Sandra has developed an almost cult-like following of fans over several decades and people who have seen her perform can’t say enough about how much fun it is.   Cost: $45- $80
DO: Comedy, Concert



Hip Hop Nutcracker- State Theater- Nov 21st & 22nd, 7:30pm

This has quickly become a holiday tradition for many and its following gets bigger each year. It is a mash up of contemporary hip hop music and dancing and the Tchaikovsky original. It is an inventive and fun story where the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker prince, travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a Brooklyn nightclub. With digital scenery, dancers, a violinist and magic makes this come to life.   Cost: $28-$69
DO: Holiday, Family



Lighted Snowflake Parade- Downtown Cambridge- Nov 18, 5:30pm

This annual Holidazzle- style parade is just part of several other events in Cambridge’s Winter Festival. Look here for more information about the Chili Feed, Carriage rides and more. Rumor has it that Santa will stop by.  Cost: FREE (Some of the events may be extra)
DO: FREE, Kids, Winter



Oyster Shucking Classes- Smack Shack- Nov 21st, 7pm

Did you know Smack Shack does classes? This one will teach you the proper way to shuck oysters. Cost includes a dozen oysters with training and a shucking glove and oyster knife to take home. After the class you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor with beverage pairings.   Cost: $60
DO: Food, Learn



A Charlie Brown Christmas- Ames Center- Nov 19th, 1, 3:30, 6:30pm

This family- friendly stage adaptation of the Peanut’s gang is a holiday classic sure to melt your heart. Join Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the gang as they find a Christmas tree and find the true meaning of Christmas. More into and tickets can be found here. Cost: $30-$40
DO: Holiday, Family



12 Hour Movie Masochist Marathon: A Benefit for Scare the Care- Parkway Theater- Nov 18, 2pm- 2am

LOVE movies? Check this out! This marathon day/ evening will feature a full night of films ranging from super obscure horror, action/adventure/drama/sci-fi/musical/kung fu oddities, to misunderstood gems that will surely become your new favorite cult films. We’re really digging deep to try and surprise our audience with some unearthed gems. But we promise the movies will all be FUN and especially FUN with a like-minded audience. They’ll be posting a schedule of cryptic clues to the films with the showtimes, so you can come see what may peak your interest if you can’t stomach the long haul. With prizes, free food and Surly brewing on sight this will be a good FUNdraiser to participate in. Admission is on a sliding scale donation, all are welcome to attend, but we hope you can please give generously as 100% of proceeds go to Scares that Care, a non-profit fighting childhood illness, burns and breast cancer by helping families overcome the financial burdens that follow these hardships.  Cost: Sliding Scale
DO Film, Good


The Illusionists present Adam Trent- Ordway -Nov 21-25th

Adam Trent was part of the Illusionists who toured here a couple years ago. He is an amazing magician who will keep you memorized. Look here for tickets and more infoCost: $44- $74
DO: Magic



And Then There Were None- Theater in the Round- Nov 17- Dec 17

Theater in the Round is putting on this Agatha Christie classic mystery. 10 Strangers lured to a mansion and later one of them is murdered. As the night progresses the body count rises as the guests are killed one by one according to a macabre nursery rhyme. Cost: $22
DO: Theater



Movies in the Outfield- Savage Sports Center- Nov 18, 6:30pm

I love it when stadiums do this! Savage Sports Center will be showing the movie Moana in the outfield. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and sit on the field to watch this family movie. Concessions will be available so you can make a picnic out of it. Cost: FREE (concessions extra)
DO: Family, Fun, Film


What will you Go & Do this week?

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I’m an easy going adventurer, explorer, avid music -lover, and enthusiastic photographer who loves trying new things -often the more obscure, the better.
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