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The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks Extravaganza!
November 14, 2014
Orpheum Theatre 910 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Setzer has smash hits as founder/leader of The Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra and as a solo artist. His November concert will include Setzer’s legendary guitar magic on hits such as “Rock This Town,” “(She’s) Sexy +17,” “Stray Cat Strut,” and “Jump, Jive and Wail” and lots more, as well as his re-imagined and acclaimed Holiday classics. Details.
Midwest Home Show
November 14 - 16, 2014
Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Discover some of the best trends and innovations in remodeling, design, home services, landscaping and more. Meet with hundreds of home-related exhibitors to garner vital information and connections to some of the top home improvement vendors in the Twin Cities. Details.
Beast 2 Feast
November 27th, 2014
Lake Calhoun in Uptown Minneapolis

The run is timed but also benefits Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Come out and enjoy the Thanksgiving morning scenery. Details.
Annual Drumstick Dash 10K
November 27, 2014
Lake Harriet Minneapolis, MN

New for 2014 we are adding a Kid's Half Mile to the mix to provide more opportunities to get the whole family involved. The Cranberry Cruise One Mile will have two registration options - timed and untimed. This way you can choose to race the mile or just run for fun. Either way you get the shirt! Details.
The Ugly Sweater Run™TWIN CITIES
November 29, 2014
Harriet Island 200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd St. Paul, MN

Rummage up the Ugliest Sweaters you can find and celebrate the Holidays by participating in the best 5k of the year. Join thousands of runners and walkers from around the nation at a local Ugly Sweater Run near you. If you’ve never run a 5k before, this is a great way to burn some calories before receiving hot chocolate and a choice of Sam Adam’s Winter Lager, Boston Lager, or Angry Orchard Hard Cider. Details.
Reindeer Run
December 6th, 2014
Lake Harriet in Southwest Minneapolis, MN

The US Marines will be there to collect toys for local children in need. Help make this the largest single day toy donation event by bringing a new, non-gift wrapped toy to the Reindeer Run and the local Ronald McDonald House, besides Toys for Tots, will benefit financially from this years Reindeer Run. Details.
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
December 17 - 24, 2014
Pantages Theater 710 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

All Is Calm tells the story behind this extraordinary event with words and songs from the Allied and German soldiers who laid down their arms in No Man’s Land to celebrate Christmas.In some places the truce lasted just for a night, in others until New Year's Day, but during those fleeting moments in that dreadful war, enemy troops traded carols, food and drink, played soccer matches and helped bury each others dead. Details.
Handel's Messiah
December 18 - 20, 2014
Basilica of Saint Mary 88 N 17th St. Minneapolis, MN

Celebrate the holidays with one of classical music’s most cherished works. Handel’s Messiah continues to captivate generations of music lovers with iconic refrains from “Comfort ye, my people” to the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Details.
The Nutcracker
December 19 - 23, 2014
State Theatre 805 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy performances in the Twin Cities, holding the distinction of the longest-running holiday arts event in Minnesota history! MDT announces its return to the Historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis with the 44-piece Nutcracker Orchestra led by Philip Brunelle! Details.
The Polar Dash 14 Mile and 10K
January 1, 2015
Shriners Hospital for Children 2025 East River Pkwy. Minneapolis, MN

The Polar Dash 14 Mile and 10K will be a fun and frosty adventure on New Year's Day. Join us for the 14 Mile race for 2015. Runners will be in the mood to kick their new year off right with a good, old fashioned winter race! Because in Minnesota we run outside YEAR 'ROUND! Details.
Bridal Show and Wedding Expo
January 18, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 S 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN

This is your chance to gather information, see all that's hot, trendy, new and exciting while gaining advice from nearly 200 of the Twin Cities leading wedding experts. Details.
Minneapolis Boat Show
January 22 - 25, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 S 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN

With the upper Midwest’s best selection of new boats and hundreds of booths showcasing the very latest in engines, electronics, fishing gear and accessories, there’s no better place to get a head start on a summer full of fun! From canoes to cruisers, from pontoons to personal watercraft there are boats for every lifestyle, activity and budget. Details.
Minneapolis Lake Home & Cabin Show
February 6 - 8, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 S 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Now in its 11th year, this Show is Minnesota's ONLY show that specializes in vacation homes and the second home lifestyle. Whether you already own a second home, hope to someday own one or just want to immerse yourself in the warm decor and passion of the "up north" atmosphere you'll want to start every year with a trip here. Details.

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