The Holidazzle is taking place from Friday - Sunday in Loring Park. The schedule kicks off at 5 PM on Friday, and there's going to be a ferris wheel, drinks, food, the women's Final Four trophy, an a capella sing-off on Saturday, and fireworks at 7 PM on Friday and Saturday (tell your dogs). Santa will also be there.
Check out the full schedule here.
Our friends over at Heavy Table wrote a great piece on Wooden Ship Brewing Co. While this would usually be behind their paywall, they let us cross-publish it so you can check it out.
If you haven't already, check out Heavy Table for "stories of food and drink – from roots to table – in the Upper Midwest."
The Park Board released their plans for outdoor rinks this winter – 47 rinks at 23 parks, warming rooms will have loaner skates if you don't have any, and starting Monday, they'll be flooding them twice a week. They're aiming to be open by early January, provided it gets (and stays) cold enough in time.
The Uptown VFW is getting a new menu complete with some wild looking burgers and vegan dishes. (Mpls.St Paul Magazine)
Hennepin County will no longer charge families to stay in its family homeless shelters. (Star Tribune)
Go check out Curioso Cafe, the new coffee place in Seven Points. (Instagram)
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is hosting a free opioid education and Naloxone training class tonight at 5 PM.
A few good places to volunteer for the holidays, from the Star Tribune.
The Park Board is hiring for a bunch of jobs. They're especially in need of Recreation Inclusion Facilitators, who support people with disabilities in parks and park facilities. They also need Zamboni drivers, which, let's be honest, you've always thought about trying.
STUFF TO DO
The Linden Hills Holiday Wine & Stroll is tonight. Go get some wine, food, listen to some a capella, and visit the stores that are open late for you to pop in.
Simpson Housing Services is holding its annual Homeless Memorial in-person march and (virtual) vigil tonight starting at 4 p.m.
Lakewood Cemetery is holding a virtual grief talk, with focus on support over the holidays tonight from 6:30-8 p.m. The cost is $10 and you can sign up online.