Jan 6, 2023 - Things to Do

Beard competitions and ice castles: What to do this weekend in the Twin Cities

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These events are worth digging out your car for.

๐Ÿฉ Very good dogs will compete in the Land O' Lakes Dog Show in St. Paul this weekend. Plus, attendees can meet and pet the pups on Saturday and Sunday. $5+

๐Ÿง”It's time to prepare for St. Paul Winter Carnival's Beard Growing Competition. Contestants must attend Friday night's Clean Shave Event to prove their beards were grown between Jan. 6 and Jan. 26. Free.

๐Ÿ‘ฝ Nonprofit indie theater Trylon Cinema is screening dystopian sci-fi movies all month. This weekend's flicks include "The Rover" and "Children of Men." $8

๐Ÿป Put a hot piece of metal in beer at Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub's "Outdoor Hot Poking" event on Saturday. The hot metal caramelizes the sugars and gives the beer a unique flavor. Free entry.

๐Ÿงš Bring the family to Lush Lounge's All-Ages Disney Tea Party in Minneapolis on Saturday. Show tickets include a plate of small bites and a nonalcoholic beverage. $30

๐ŸงŠ 'Tis the season for ice castles. Check out Fountain Hill Winery's three-story palace in Delano, or explore ice caverns and mazes at New Brighton's exhibit. $18+

๐Ÿ  Sunday is the last day to visit Gingerbread Wonderland, an exhibit at Norway House in Minneapolis featuring over 250 gingerbread structures. $10, kids under 12 free.

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