Is it too early to start making New Year’s resolutions? Possibly so, but 2018 is only weeks away. In the lead up, maybe you’ve started thinking about the things you’d like to do differently next year. Are there things you’d like to let go of or, conversely, do more of? A resolution that might be easier to stick to is adding more local culture to your monthly agenda. For starters, do you need more theater in your life? If so, then you’re in luck because there’s no shortage of live shows this weekend (or any weekend, really).
If you’re yearning for a bit of nostalgia, travel back to Narnia at Howard Conn Fine Arts Center on Sunday, December 8th at 12:30 PM. If you’d like to see what Snow White and the Seven Vikings is all about, then secure your ticket for a Sunday performance at Old Log Theatre. This children’s show will be reminiscent of the fairytale classic but with a twist.
Finally, if you’re feeling a bit of the holiday stress, then Dot, a comedy-drama playing at Park Square Theatre, can help you feel better about your own holiday struggles. Whether it’s the small stage or a play set for bigger crowds, it’s awesome to have so many opportunities to experience the arts near to home.
Wherever You Roam
Variety is the spice a life; it’s a fitting motto for the Twin Cities. As the weekend approaches, prepare for events involving sharks, theater, and a visit from the former Vice-President of the United States. To get the weekend started, on Friday, December 8th, guests are invited to SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium at Mall of America for Sharks After Dark. For one night only, the aquarium will stay open late for you to see all the sea creatures after dark. It’s a ticketed event that includes DJ entertainment, a nacho bar, and an unlimited GameWorks pass (located on the 4th floor).
Then, on Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th, the beloved musical Annie hits the stage of Ordway Theater. We won’t blame you if you catch yourself singing along to the popular tunes from this fan favorite. Also, the Minnesota Women’s Art Festival takes place on Sunday at the Colin Powell Center. This annual event is now in its 25th year and is a place for female artists to showcase and sell their work.
The weekend’s halfway mark brings Joe Biden to the Orpheum Theater on Saturday. Part of the American Promise Tour, the event is moderated by author John Green, and guests can expect a conversational evening with topics such as family, perseverance, and yes, politics on the agenda.
If it’s variety you’re looking for, there’s a lot going on beyond the usual holiday rush and crowds. Take in these last few weeks of 2017 and do what you enjoy most the city!
It’s not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.