nightlife news & notes

Who needs Sochi?

Crashed Ice comes back to downtown St. Paul for the third straight year this weekend, with another round of extreme ice-cross racing and gigantic crowds. The gladiators-on-ice event has become one of St. Paul's biggest draws since luring 100,000 people to the Cathedral of St. Paul area in its inaugural year. Gates open at 5 p.m. for Saturday's finals (6:45-9 p.m.) with an after-party at the Eagle Street Warming Tent (Kellogg Boulevard and Smith Avenue) featuring DJs Indy, Jonathan Ackerman, Mister Black and Joe Maz. Check the website for metro-wide shuttle info.

Drink these donuts

It's hard to believe Glam Doll Donuts has only been around for a year, but the glazin' gals celebrate their Eat Street shop's first birthday Saturday. Bartenders at nearby Eat Street Social will be serving donut-inspired cocktails (Danish daiquiris? Apple fritter flips?), plus music from DJ Gigstopher Robin, an outdoor firepit, raffle prizes and of course, Glam Doll's sweet treats laden with punky pin-up panache.

7 p.m.-midnight Sat. • 2605 Nicollet Av., Mpls. • 612-345-7064 •

Michael Rietmulder