St. Patrick’s Day in the Twin Cities

Irish Music and Dance Association Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day


March 17th & 18th @ the Landmark Center

Traditional Music, Irish Dance Schools, Vendors / Exhibitors, Tea Room, Traditional Food,  Great Activities for all ages, Children’s Stage, Children’s Crafts, and more!

St. Paul St. Patrick’s Day Parade


Saturday, March 17th from 12 pm – 1 pm

The 52nd annual St. Patricks’ Day in beautful Downtown St. Paul Minnesota! Come one, come all to the greatest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the nation! Stay tuned for more details as the big day gets closer.

St. Patrick’s Day at Cara Irish Pubs


“St. Patrick’s Day 🇮🇪 March 17th, 2018.
Spend the best day of the year at the best Irish Pubs in the Twin Cities, Cara Irish Pubs. Grab your friends and get down to Kieran’s, The Local, Cooper, and The Liffey to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day 2018! We have Live Music, Bag Pipers, and our famous Irish Hospitality, and, ALL of the Guinness!”

St. Paddy’s Pong: Twin Cities Beer Pong Tournament IV


Saturday, March 17th from 12 pm – 4 pm

BlackStack Brewing

“Classic beer pong. House rules. Regulation equipment.

Tickets Include:
Live DJ by Blind Vision Ent.
Bark or Bite Food Truck
The opportunity and privilege to compete in honorable competion
The chance to win free beer for a year*
Come. Ball out.

Come dressed up for the chance to win additional beer and prizes!

*one growler per team per month for 12 months”

St. Patio’s Day in Uptown


“NO LUCK NEEDED! Our rooftop is made for this!
March 17. 11:30 AM till way into the night, 2:00 am.

Stella’s Fish Café & Prestige Oyster Bar

We have heaters and retractable roofs and our covered rooftop bar if it is chilly or raining. We are counting on a beautiful day to celebrate the start of Rooftop Season – but we will party either way. We will have lots of green beer and food/drink specials ALL DAY. See you on St. Patio’s Day!”

Four Pints Shy St. Paddy’s Day at Keegans


March 17. 7 PM till 10 PM

“That’s right! Four Pints Shy will be back again celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by playing a show at our favorite Irish Bar in town, Keegan’s. Tent Party! Need I say more? $5 CASH ONLY COVER! See you then!”

FINNEGANS St. Patrick’s Day Party


Join us for FINNEGANS House Grand Opening on St. Patrick’s Day (3/17)!

Doors open at 9AM with ceremonial first pint pours at 9:15AM.
No cover. Must have valid ID.

Entertainment schedule:
9AM: Doors open
9:15AM: Ceremonial first pours and toast
11AM: Rince na Chroi Irish Dancers
Noon: Good Arts Collective
3PM: Kate and Jode and the HiBs
4PM: SisterTree
6:00PM: Wild Rose Cloggers
7:30PM: Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band
8:30PM: Tom Dahill & Ginny Johnson
Midnight: Lights out

New Year’s Eve in the Twin Cities

Noon Year’s Party- Como Park Zoo and Conservatory


It’s a party so fun, we’re doing it twice! On December 31 and January 1 from 10am – 1pm the Visitor Center at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory will be filled with family-friendly entertainment for a special Noon Year’s Party. Come for the games, dancing and music from the DJs of Kidsdance. There will be crafts, zookeeper talks, giveaways, contests and a countdown to NOON when hundreds of beach balls will be dropped from the ceiling at not one, but two locations! That’s right! We’ve added a special beach ball drop zone specifically for the wee little ones 5 and under.

Noon Year’s Celebration is free with activities from 10am-1pm on Sunday, December 31 and Monday, January 1st in Como Park Zoo & Conservatory’s Visitor Center.

New Year’s Eve on Ice- Guidant John Rose Oval


Ring in the New Year on ICE! Bring your family, meet your friends at the largest skating party in Minnesota. Skate indoors at the Arena or outdoors on the OVAL where we have 4 hockey rinks and an Olympic-size track for leisure skating. Enjoy door prizes, concessions and the company of other winter-loving skaters. New Year’s Eve on Ice is a great way for the entire family to have fun and stay safe. Admission $7.00, NYE on ICE Special: Admission & Skate Rental for $10

3:00 – 8:00 pm Inflatable Bouncer
4:00 – 6:00 pm Face Painting
6:00 – 6:45 pm Magic Show
7:00 – 9:00 pm Photo Buttons
9:30 Countdown & Party Favors

A Northerly New Years & Masquerade Ball

Annual New Years Eve Masquerade Ball at Merlins Rest Pub! Live music by the Northerly Gales from 9pm – 1:30am. Champagne toast & Celtic blessing by Wild Bill Watkins at midnight with bagpiping to ring in the New Year. A true British celebration!
No cover charge. Don’t forget your masques!!

NYE at Seven


Seven Steakhouse Sushi & Rooftop in Downtown Minneapolis has undergone a jaw-dropping top to bottom renovation, and is re-opening its doors on New Year’s Eve to welcome patrons back in extravagant style to experience the top dining and party destination in Minnesota on the biggest party night of the year.

Welcome 2018 in style with entertainment from a variety of live musicians, DJ’s, and entertainers, and the best cuisine in Minneapolis, from steaks to sushi and everything in between. This is a party with a show, spread throughout three brand new levels of glitz and glamour.

Crystal Ball New Year’s Eve 2018


Join us for the premier New Year’s Eve Party in town, The Crystal Ball, at International Market Square near downtown Minneapolis. Celebrating our 14th year in operation, we are one of largest New Year’s Eve events in the country. With attendance over 3,000 people, you can be sure it will always be the best way to ring in the New Year!

Presale tickets start at $50 for General Admission and $80 for VIP. Bottle Service Tables are also available!

Get your tickets now at:

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with friends? We are currently offering BUY 3, GET 1 FREE for General Admission and VIP Tickets – use the coupon code BUY3GA or BUY3VIP at checkout.

*Put four (4) General Admission or four (4) VIP Tickets in the shopping cart and enter the coupon code BUY3GA or BUY3VIP to receive your complimentary ticket!

DJ Bonics
Mister Black
Isaak Thurber
Justin Djindy Cowen
Chris Castle
Jason SoSupreme Sanders

Access to main level of event

Access to main level and balcony levels over looking stage and dance floor

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Ultra VIP style! Ultra VIP Guests have access to the exclusive Ultra VIP Lounge with complimentary beer, wine, cocktails, and appetizers throughout the evening.

Enjoy a reserved table for the entire evening overlooking the dance floor with complimentary champagne!* As a VIP guest you will have access to the main floor and all balcony levels of the venue, including multiple VIP Lounges. You may order bottles or individual drinks from your cocktail server.

This Weekend in the Twin Cities!

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Casket Arts continues a new Northeast tradition with our third annual Holiday Marketplace! On the first floor for a craft fair-style marketplace, find a variety of treasures to fill your stockings or to hang above the mantel. What better way to finish (or start) your holiday shopping than while supporting local artists in a fun, festive setting!

Over 40 Northeast MPLS artists and makers will line the first floor hallways, showing paintings, jewelry, prints, tiles, sculpture, gifts, and more in one convenient location. Come for the arts and stay for the festivities: live music all day + tasty treats from local vendors!

Saturday, December 9th, 10am to 6pm
681 17th Ave NE, 1st Floor
Free admission • All are welcome • Family-friendly event!


Rosedale Center’s Winter Castle

Visit Santa at Rosedale Center’s Winter Castle! The magical palace is a true winter wonderland come to life, standing 31 feet tall and dazzling with illuminated lighting. You must see it to truly to believe it!

Now offering same day reservations. Shop or dine while you wait for your Santa visit. Reservations must be made in person at the Winter Castle.

Download the Rosedale Center Winter Castle app for a true interactive experience! Search for holiday characters throughout the set and bring them to life with our new app!

Plan your visit today at


Holidazzle Fireworks

Join us for winter fireworks displays at Holidazzle all season long! Fireworks displays will take place each Saturday at 7:00pm from Dec. 2 – Dec. 23.

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A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie

November 14 – December 30

Tickets sart start at $15 for performances November 14 – 19.
After November 19 tickets are $29 – $134.

A Twin Cities holiday tradition!

A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with a “bah humbug,” until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. Through a restless night, the spirits show him happy memories from his past, cruel realities from the present and the grim future should he continue his cantankerous ways.

Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a perennial favorite that continues our holiday tradition for the 43rd year. Now is the time to experience this cherished production with your loved ones!


Tuesday Team Story!

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Realtor, Siobhan Tidmarsh handles many things on the C | C Group team ranging all the way from client management, to marketing, to buyer agent representation. In the time she is not staging homes or running to closings, showings, meetings, and Tuesday Tours, Siobhan teaches Irish dance as a Senior Instructor at the Rince na Chroi School of Irish Dance. 
Siobhan has been dancing since age 4, starting off with the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance and then receiving most of her training from Anam Mor. She has had the opportunity to compete and perform all over the world.  She has been with Rince na Chroi since 2010.
Sarah Becker has been a part of the C | C Group for just over a year. While managing her class schedule at the University of St. Thomas, Sarah handles the social media and marketing for the C | C Group. Like Siobhan, Sarah is also involved in Irish dance. She began her dancing career with Rince na Chroi in 2007 and continues to dance today in the top class.
Siobhan and Sarah began dancing together in the same dance class in 2011 and Siobhan later became Sarah’s dance instructor in 2012. Siobhan later retired from dancing, however still continues to teach Sarah’s class and all classes at the Rince na Chroi School of Irish Dance.
Not only do Siobhan and Sarah work together within the C | C Group, but they also work together on a student- teacher basis at dance, and their friendship has grown from there.

“Siobhan has been like a big sister to me for as long as I have know her. I am lucky to have a role model like Siobhan who teaches me to be strong and motivated. She demonstrates strong work ethic at both dance and work. I have learned so much from Siobhan, and not just my dance moves!”, says Sarah Becker.

At Home with Cari Ann

A Lifestyle Story

Cari Ann Carter, CO-owner of C | C Group has had a passion for Homes and Design dating back to childhood. Recently she and her daughter moved into their new home. We had an opportunity to visit with Cari Ann about her recent move, raising a family, and career. Adobe Spark-5-2.jpeg

“During this holiday season, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to talk about gratitude, support, and thanks. Creating a home and helping people make that dream a reality is something I have had the opportunity to share with families for 20 years with Edina Realty. “
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“My family and friends  have been enormous supporters over the years with what can be a very demanding career.  My daughter, Emily has been especially supportive as I have  built my business. The key for me in finding balance at home, managing activities and the career has always been about the support system.  Community, family friendships and being close to School are a huge part of that balance and absolutely contribute to managing the schedule successfully. I was fortunate enough to recently find the perfect house for me and my daughter that emulates the quality and design I so adore in older homes.  That perfect blend to live and entertain in is what people love. Creating a home to come home to and relax in is important to everyone.”
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“I am grateful every day for my daughter, my family my friends and you.  The recent merger with my dear friend and business partner, Stephanie Chandler has been a true blessing and I am thankful for our team and what we have created.  This truly is a time to give thanks and be grateful for the people in our life.  I wish you all a beautiful Thanksgiving. -Cari Ann”
Thank you to Jamie Cramble Photography for the beautiful family photos.
Look for the feature piece on Stephanie Chandler in the month of December.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Natural Elements


Look to nature for easy, elegant ways to embellish your Thanksgiving table. Bring the beautiful colors of fall to your table by incorporating gourds and pumpkins into your centerpiece and topping each place setting with a pear.

Fall Florals


Create a floral centerpiece fit for Thanksgiving by adding berries or mini pumpkins to an arrangement of red, orange and yellow flowers.  Pair this warm floral centerpiece with ice-blue place mats for a striking contrast.

Candleholder Conversion


Try using items you already own in a creative and unexpected way when designing your Thanksgiving tablescape. Candleholders also make great pedestals for mini pumpkins.

Dressed Up Basics


You don’t have to buy brand-new dinnerware to create a beautiful Thanksgiving table. Top simple white plates with crimson napkins for a splash of rich, fall color.



Free Party @ The Walker

Free First Saturday Garden Party!


Join us for a celebration in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden featuring music, art-making, and more. Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 6 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm.

Performances: Les moutons (“the sheep”)
11am and 1 pm
A wordless performance that recreates a rural country scene in an urban setting. Travel to a strange and hilarious universe as Toronto based performance group, CORPUS, takes you through a carefully studied, surrealistic overview of sheep behavior.
Les moutons will be performed 2 times a day on Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3.

Performance: Ambassadors of Culture
12 noon
Experience the musical fusion of Afrobeat rhythms and American indie pop of local group Ambassadors of Culture. Join former Aviette frontwoman Holly Muñoz and Dalmar Yare, a favorite in the Somali music scene, as they perform together with a full band and Somali dancers.

Performance: DJ Mickey Breeze
10 am–12 noon and 1–3 pm
Get your groove on as you enjoy a performance by local 16 year-old DJ, musician, producer, teacher, and entrepreneur, DJ Mickey Breeze.

Art-Making: Mix Up
10 am–3 pm
Design a one-of-a-kind drawing of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden by mix and matching stencils created by local artist Carolyn Swiszcz.