Not your grandma's holiday party

  • Article by: TOM HORGEN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 9, 2010 - 3:50 PM

Weekend celebrations at the clubs.

The club scene is celebrating the holidays early with several themed parties this weekend. The Triple Rock has "The 37th Annual Sh---- Christmas Party" with an all-star cast of DJs, including Jonathan Ackerman, Soviet Panda, Millions Billions, DJ Bach and more. (9 p.m. Fri. 629 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. Free. 21 and older. 612-333-7399. www.triplerocksocialclub.com.) Bar-Fly will have a winter fashion show in the main room and something called "Holiblaze" (wotta name) in the Loft. Holiblaze (I just like saying that) will feature hip-hop, R&B and electronica acts spread over two stages. (8 p.m. Sat. 711 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 18 and older. 612-333-6100). Is Russian trance your thing? Envy is hosting a whole night of it with the "Euro Dance Holiday Party." (10:30 p.m. Fri. 400 1st Av. N., Mpls. 21 and older. 612-673-9694. www.envympls.com.) Aqua has some sort of romp called "Whipped Up Winter Wonderland" with DJ Ron Ron and all sorts of oversexed holiday games. (9:30 p.m. Thu. 400 1st Av. N., Mpls. 18 and older. 612-232-3232. www.aquampls.com.)

Harry comedy

Do you remember Bob Ross, the bearded, afro'd white guy who used to paint landscapes on PBS? Comedian Alex Koll looks exactly like that guy, which is funny enough. Lucky for us, Koll also tells funny jokes. The California native has taken his "Koll for Christmas" show on the road. Check him out at the intimate Comedy Corner Underground, located below the Corner Bar. (8 p.m. Sun. 1501 Washington Av. S., Mpls. $10. 612-339-4333. www.thecornerbar.net.)

TOM HORGEN

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