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We’ll mention this again because it’s this Saturday: Now that we finally got some winter, Gamle Ode Aquavit is celebrating the North’s Nordic origins with and a new series of events featuring the traditional Scandinavian spirit. First up, this Saturday, Skålstock 2016 takes over Tattersall‘s taproom, with the distillery showcasing its own house made aquavit with drink specials, and pickled herring and traditional Scandinavian snacks from Ingebretsens. Gamle Ode and Ingebretsens will also give you a chance at prizes, including skol hoodies, for folks showing the most Scandinavian spirit. There’s also going to be some more Nordic-themed fun around Twincy next week, so stayed tuned for that.
For the rest of the week, East Street Social celebrates the Nordic origins of the cool new North with a Gamle Ode Aquavit Happy Hour Takeover! Stop into to try handcrafted aquavit cocktails for $6 each—or try a flight of the different Gamle Ode distillations for a $10.00 flight.
We’re happy to report that spots for the upcoming Sloppy Loppet adult snow day on Saturday, February 20th at Como Dockside are filling up. And with the new pillow-y snow happening, it’s going to be even safer to fall over!
As you know, we at Secrets don’t put our name on too many events—mostly from a combination of being really picky and really niche—but we’re extra proud and excited to be the official media partners for the Sloppy Loppet. The adult field day in the snow is designed to remind the North-dwelling populace that winter is a game, and we’re here to win. Upon the scenic grounds of Como Dockside in St. Easy, a course of mostly non-skiing challenges with a boozy bent will put your cold-weather mettle and ability to stay upright to the test. With friendly competition, prizes, and enough drink specials to take down a Snow Beast, we’re making the best of the season before it gets the best of us.
Sloppeteers traverse the course in heats of six, but compete individually. The front runners from each heat advance to the quick elimination semi-final, which determines who goes head to head in the ultimate Sloppy Showdown. There’s also a bus that will take you from Pat’s Tap in MPLS to Como Dockside and then back to the post-party, which is maybe the most fun part.
KFAI DJs Mason Butler and Ben Heath will be live from funky record and tape shop Dead Media in Seward at noon. PUBLIC Kitchen + Bar hosts a fancy “Roaring ’20s” party to benefit the Children’s Hospital Association. Minnesota Dance Theatre presents the much anticipated Carmina Burana at the Lab Theater. Get a preview of the new exhibition Clouds at the Weisman Art Museum. Srsly, that Kehlani show at the Fine Line is going to be pretty amazing. Americana from Wisconsin, Dead Horses plays with Boots at Icehouse. It’s a new beer and Hip Hop at honey showcase thanks to Surly Brewing, who bring the beer, and Doomtree’s Ander Other and Lazerbeak, who bring the hip hop.
Northgate Brewing celebrates their 3rd Anniversary with cheap tattoos and cheaper beers. Harriet Brewing celebrates their 5th Anniversary with cheap beers and a trio of bands. The Minnesota Orchestra takes over Excelsior Brewing for the first installment of its Symphony and Suds series. Hank’s pick for the weekend is the Winter Carnival Orchid Show at the Conservatory at Como Park (let that skin of yours get a little moisture!). It’s a rockin’ afternoon at Barely Brothers Records with Cerveza Muscular, AHEM, Ringout!, and Rank Strangers. The Northstar Roller Girls have a truly outrageous bout entitled Jam and the Holograms at the Lee & Warner Coliseum in St. Small. We always write up C.Kostra shows because Ryan Olcott’s music is fantastic, and he’s playing the Kitty Cat Klub with Breakaway (releasing their cassette), Zina, Itch Princess, and Lazer Danger. We’re not exactly sure what’s happening at interactive The Hunger Gays party at the Saloon, but it looks super awesome and that name is untouchable.
Got $40 and want to learn how to make lefse? Joan and Darlene from Ingrebretsen’s got you covered at Norway House, fam.