The Free Press, Mankato, MN

December 12, 2013

Entertainment Calendar: Dec. 12-18


The Mankato Free Press

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Blue Earth County Library storytime -- 10:30 a.m., Blue Earth County Library, 100 E. Main St., Mankato, free, 304-4020.

Kiwanis Holiday Lights -- 5-9 p.m., Sibley Park, Mankato.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas -- 7:30 p.m., Verizon Wireless Center, 1-800-745-3000.

NAMI support group meeting -- 6:30 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 1250 Monks Ave., Mankato, 507-931-6996.

“Stories, songs and movement” -- 10:15 a.m., Creative Play Place, St. Peter Community Center room 127, 351-4284.

Trivia -- 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Pub 500, 500 S. Front St., free, 625-6500.

Working Caregiver presentation -- 6:30-7:30 p.m., Court House East Annex, 307 N. State St., Waseca, 507-835-3167.

Music

Axel's Bonfire -- Holly & Her Band

Boomtown -- Top 40 dance DJ

Charley’s -- Paul Durenberger

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge -- Karaoke

Midtown Tavern -- Karaoke

Mully’s -- Karaoke

Rapid Rick's -- IV Play

Savoy -- Hip Hop Open Mic Hosted by Dj ATack

Wine Cafe -- Karaoke

Friday

Kiwanis Holiday Lights -- 5-10 p.m., Sibley Park, Mankato.

Lorie Line and her Fab Five concert -- 7:30 p.m., Verizon Wireless Center, $48, 1-800-745-3000.

Meat Raffle -- 4:30-7:30 p.m., Crossroads Bar & Grill, 1754 Commerce Drive, North Mankato, 720-6500.

Merely Players presents "It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play" -- 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Community Center, 110 Fulton St., Mankato, $15 adults, $13 senior, $9 youth, 507-388-5483.

Michael Johnson in concert -- 8 p.m., Bjorling Recital Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College, $15 adults, $12 seniors/students/staff, free to Gustavus students, 507-933-7590.

New Ulm Actors Community Theater presents "A Seussified Christmas Carol" -- 7:30 p.m., Martin Luther College, 1995 Luther Court, New Ulm, $7 adults, $5 children and students, 507-359-9990.

Physical Theatre Project -- 8 p.m., Gustavus Adolphus College, $9 adults, $7 seniors/students, 1 free to Gustavus students and staff, 507-933-7590.

Music

Buster’s -- Rhino

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery -- The Midnight Mix

Charley’s -- Paul Durenberger

Grand Kabaret -- The Leech Boys

Indian Island Winery -- Rain Kings

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge -- Karaoke

Mankato Moose Club -- Fiddleman Karaoke

Midtown Tavern -- The Desert Vest, Angry Bukowski, Boardwalk Arcade

Mully's -- Johnny Frost and the Heartseekers

Neisan's Read Door -- Jim Jam Band

Savoy -- Crash Cuddle ep release

Wine Cafe -- Bully Pulpit; Andra Suchy

Wow Zone -- High Strung

Saturday

Betsy-Tacy Society Victorian Christmas -- 12-3 p.m., Betsy-Tacy Houses, 332 & 333 Center St., Mankato, $5 adults, $2 children, free children 5 and under, 507-345-9777.

Bingo -- 4 p.m., American Legion Post 294, Crystal Lake, $1 for 3 cards, $2 for 2 blackout cards, 507-726-6050.

Carnegie Art Center Holiday Open House -- 11 a.m., Carnegie Art Center, 120 S. Broad St., Mankato, 507-625-2730.

Children’s Story Time at Barnes & Noble -- 11 a.m., 1850 Adams St., ages 2-8, free, 345-3444.

Christmas in the Village of Cleveland -- 10 a.m., township hall of Cleveland, 507-931-5656.

Color Pin -- 9 p.m., Jerry Dutler's Bowl, 1247 Range St., 507-387-3439.

Dance Conservatory presents "The Night Before Christmas" -- 2 p.m., Mankato East High School Auditorium, 2600 Hoffman Road, $10 adults, $7 seniors and children, 507-625-2205.

Family Pepsi Color Pin -- 5 p.m., Jerry Dutler's Bowl, 1247 Range St., 507-387-3439.

Jason Gray performance -- 7 p.m., Crossview Covenant Church, 2000 Howard Drive, North Mankato, $15, 507-995-3415.

Kiwanis Holiday Lights -- 5-10 p.m., Sibley Park, Mankato.

Mankato Ballet Company performs "The Nutcracker" -- 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Ted Paul Theater, Earley Performing Arts Center, MSU campus, $17 adults, $14 students/seniors, $10 children 12 and under, 507-389-6661.

Merely Players presents "It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play" -- 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Community Center, 110 Fulton St., Mankato, $15 adults, $13 senior, $9 youth, 507-388-5483.

Nature's Nook: The science of snow -- 9-11 a.m., Elk's Nature Center, 555 Stoltzman Road, Mankato, 507-389-5789.

New Ulm Actors Community Theater presents "A Seussified Christmas Carol" -- 7:30 p.m., Martin Luther College, 1995 Luther Court, New Ulm, $7 adults, $5 children and students, 507-359-9990.

Physical Theatre Project -- 8 p.m., Gustavus Adolphus College, $9 adults, $7 seniors/students, 1 free to Gustavus students and staff, 507-933-7590.

Pool Tournament - Scotch Doubles -- 10 a.m. sign ups, Midtown Tavern, 524 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato, 507-345-1909.

Rock for Tots fundraiser -- 5 p.m., Patrick's On Third, 123 S. Third St., St. Peter, 507-931-9051.

Music

Buster’s -- T and A

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery -- Old Soul

Charley’s -- Paul Durenberger

Circle Inn -- Karaoke

Eagles Club -- Mary Guentzel & Amy Scruggs

Grand Kabaret -- Dick Kimmel and Company

Indian Island Winery -- Tess Erickson

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge -- Karaoke

The Loose Moose & Conference Center -- Karaoke

The Lucky Lure -- Red Dirt Road band

Mully's -- Blue Ringers

NaKato -- The Hooten Hallers

Pub 500 -- The Whiskies

River Hills Mall Food Court -- VINE Garage Band

Savoy -- Neato Fa Neato

Wine Cafe -- Tackel Box

Sunday

Dance Conservatory presents "The Night Before Christmas" -- 2 p.m., Mankato East High School Auditorium, 2600 Hoffman Road, $10 adults, $7 seniors and children, 507-625-2205.

Fair Trade Bazaar -- 10:30-11:30 a.m., Frist Congregational, 150 Stadium Court, Mankato, 625-5092.

Kiwanis Holiday Lights -- 5-9 p.m., Sibley Park, Mankato.

Mankato Ballet Company performs "The Nutcracker" -- 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Ted Paul Theater, Earley Performing Arts Center, MSU campus, $17 adults, $14 students/seniors, $10 children 12 and under, 507-389-6661.

Mankato Children's Chorus Winter Concert -- 3 p.m., Christ Chapel, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, $10 adults, $7 seniors and children, 507-345-6097.

Mending Spirits Animal Rescue bake sale -- 12-4 p.m., Pet Expo, 1800 Adams St., Mankato, 507-327-9660.

Merely Players presents "It's a Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play" -- 2 p.m., Lincoln Community Center, 110 Fulton St., Mankato, $15 adults, $13 senior, $9 youth, 507-388-5483.

New Ulm Actors Community Theater presents "A Seussified Christmas Carol" -- 2 p.m., Martin Luther College, 1995 Luther Court, New Ulm, $7 adults, $5 children and students, 507-359-9990.

Physical Theatre Project -- 2 p.m., Gustavus Adolphus College, $9 adults, $7 seniors/students, 1 free to Gustavus students and staff, 507-933-7590.

Music

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge -- Karaoke

Midtown Tavern -- Karaoke

Mully’s -- Karaoke

Monday

Bar Bingo -- 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mully’s, 1030 Madison Ave., no cover charge, 388-1441.

Kiwanis Holiday Lights -- 5-9 p.m., Sibley Park, Mankato.

Santa Pet Night -- 6-8 p.m., River Hills Mall, Mankato.

Texas Hold’Em Poker -- 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Pub 500, free, 625-6500.

Music

Boomtown -- Karaoke

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge -- Karaoke

Patrick’s On Third, St. Peter -- Open Mic Night with The Wooden Nickels

Tuesday

Bar Bingo -- 6:30-9 p.m., Roadhouse 169, 1006 N. Riverfront Drive, North Mankato, 387-7511.

Bar Bingo -- 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mully’s, 1030 Madison Ave., no cover charge, 388-1441.

Blue Earth County Library Storytime -- 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Earth County Library, 304-4020.

Civil War Round Table: Re-enactor Arn Kind presentation -- 6:30 p.m., New Ulm Public Library Meeting Room, 17 N. Broadway, 507-359-8334.

Kiwanis Holiday Lights -- 5-9 p.m., Sibley Park, Mankato.

Santa Pajama Nights -- 6-8 p.m., River Hills Mall, Mankato.

Music

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge -- Karaoke

Pub 500 -- Open Mic Night

Savoy -- Karaoke

Wednesday

Blues class and dancing -- 9 p.m., Savoy, 526 S. Front St., 385-0072.

Kiwanis Holiday Lights -- 5-9 p.m., Sibley Park, Mankato.

Trivia with Stunt Monkey -- 10 p.m., Boomtown, free, 625-9264.

Music

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge -- Karaoke

Mully’s -- Karaoke

Patrick’s, St. Peter -- Karaoke

Savoy -- Open Mic with Ocho

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