The snow has arrived and Holiday celebrations are in full swing – Check out what’s going on around the Twin Cities this week!

Shopcicle – 11/15

“Imagine an evergreen pop-up experience located in the heart of Lowertown that features a fresh collection of makers and merchandise each month to meet the ever-evolving sensibilities of the Twin Cities.” Shopcicle is a marketplace-social-hour blend at Union Depot featuring a new theme, various artisans and a different charity each month. All artisans have agreed to donate 7% of their market sales to our charity partner, The Arc Minnesota. Enjoy cocktails (I heard The Shopcicle is a must-try!) and food at Union Depot Bar & Grill – before, during or after you shop from 3-8:30PM on Thursday, November 15th.

Taste of Columbia Heights – 11/15

HeightsNEXT and the Columbia Heights Lions are collaborating to host Taste of Columbia Heights this Friday from 6-9pm. Admission is free and food tickets are just $2 each! Some participating restaurants include Adama Restaurant and Awash Bakery, Karta Thai, La Casita, Sara’s Tipsy Pies, and free Top Valu Liquor beer and wine samples (21+) – YUM! The hosts recommend that you arrive early to ensure you get to taste all the delectable foods!

Midwest Mountaineering’s Outdoor Adventure Expo – 11/16-11/18

Mark your calendar, Midwest Mountaineering’s 67th Bi-annual Outdoor Adventure Expo is this weekend! The expo starts at 2pm on Friday and goes through Sunday evening. Stop by and enjoy a plethora of events including Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Beer ‘n Gear Social Night & Raffle, 60+ Exhibitors, World-Class Adventure Presentations, and Great Deals on Great Gear. I almost forgot to mention, everything is on sale!

4th Annual Trip Around the Sun – 11/17

“Zero score and four years ago we opened our brewery, and we kinda feel like celebrating. We’ve even settled on a theme: Our 4th Annual Trip Around the Sun.” Insight Brewing is turning 4 and you’re invited to the birthday party! Enjoy live music (don’t worry the tent is heated), food, henna tattooing, a long list of your favorite taps. Sounds like a blast, right? Well, it gets better.. they’ll finally be having the bottle release of GRAVITY WELL, which was voted Best Beer Limited Release in April by City Pages.

What you need to know:

The party is Saturday from 2-10pm

Wristbands are $2 a piece (VIP – Gravity Lounge: $75)

A portion of proceeds goes to our friends and neighbors at Family Tree Clinic

There will even be Glam Doll donuts made with Gravity Well, don’t miss out!

Big Fat Greek Night – 11/17

The Naughty Greek on University Ave in St.Paul is celebrating their birthday as well! Stop by the Minnestoa-favorite restaurant for live music and food specials this Saturday from 7-10pm. What’s a party without live Greek music and dancing? We hope to see you there!