Hatchet Lady

hatchet lady

An “unabashedly feminist rock musical”? Yes! There’s just a few more chances to see Walking Shadow Theatre Company‘s bold take on the radical temperance movement’s Carry Nation taking down saloons the old fashioned way—hatchet ’em down!—in a production that also involves some of our favorite performers in MPLS + STPL, everyone from Maren Ward (Carry) to Annie Enneking (violence consultant). Grab tickets ahead of time. Through December 16th, various showtimes. $10-26.Hitara

Red Eye Theater, 15 W 14th St, MPLS;

Red Bull Sound Select Presents KELIS

Kelis Red Bull

There’s usually some hype for this Red Bull Sound Select shows, but December’s showcase with Kelis has its own kind of fervor—no we’re not going to use a “Milkshake” line, we’re bigger fans of “Bossy” and the newer “Bounce” anyway. To give the show that extra excitement, the packed stage will also feature up-and-coming masked MC Leikeli47 and Milk Queen of RuPaul’s RuPaul’s Drag Race mixed with fire emoji locals Flip Phone’s Genevee Ramona Love + Sasha R Cassadine and former GRRRL PRTY DJ Sophia Eris. Pro Tip: If you go, be sure to get there very very early to get in to the show and plan on hanging out in the Skyway for awhile until the show starts, but it will be worth it. Saturday, 8 PM. $5 with RSVP, $15 without. —Paul Cajun

Skyway Theater, 711 Hennepin Ave, MPLS;

St Paul Santa Crawl


It’s the little details that make holiday parties fun, and the St. Paul Santa Crawl does a great job of at least crossing the T’s with peppermint icing before getting too out of control to also dot the I’s. From the brains who brought you the annual Zombie Pub Crawl festival, the SPSC carts you around to St. Easy party bars like Shamrock’s and Tiff’s and O’Gara’s, and they also throw in festive entertainment—this year the live reindeer, carol-oke, DJs and puppy kissing booth (adorbs) are all back. And since it’s a benefit for Toys for Tots, bring a toy to donate and get a drink token. Saturday, 5 PM. $20 advance, $25 door. —Willis Wales

A bunch of party bars in St. Paul like Tiff’s, Billy’s, O’Gara’s, and more

Who Made Who

who made who

We’re big fans of the intrepid printmaking twosome of Amy Jo and TOOTH aka Who Made Who, and once you check out their colorful screen printed “flat things”, you will be, too. Get your first/next look this weekend when you help Who Made Who celebrate a decade of work in their Northeast storefront studio with their poster work, beers, snacks, and the help of some of their neighbors like Rebel Donut Bar. Saturday, Noon-8 PM, Sunday, Noon-5 PM. Free.Hank Stacks 

Who Made Who, 158 13th Ave NE, MPLS;

Merry Flippmas


Instead of selling tickets to their stacked show, local glam rock icons Flipp and friends (Shockers Impaler! Gothic Morticia! Rockers The Magnolias! Charlie Farren!) are doing a free show at The Hook and encouraging donations. It’s a great idea with a great old school lineup of rock, metal, and goth, all for some great causes: Either non-perishable food for area food shelf organizations, unopened toys for Toys for Tots, or sending money to the American Refugee Committee or Center for Victims of Torture. 7 PM. Free, donations encouraged. —Paul Cajun

The Hook & Ladder Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S, MPLS;