Eat & Drink
December 6
Holidazzle, at Loring Park in Minneapolis, continues through Dec. 23.

Headed to Holidazzle in Minneapolis? Here's what's new to eat and drink

Keep warm (and full) with these fun new offerings at the Minneapolis holiday celebration in Loring Park.
Variety
December 6
Roy Furchgott’s shot of Sarasota, Fla., benefited from bumping up the whites, decreasing the shadows and intensifying the colors a tad.

Editing your travel photos can make all the difference

High-tech photo editing controls and software aren't just for the pros. Here's how to use them.
Variety
December 6
The Mula restaurant/tequileria and Scriptown Brewery are at the heart of the burgeoning Blackstone District in Omaha.

Midwest Traveler: Omaha's Blackstone is reserved for dining out

Revived neighborhood is the place for eating and drinking in the Big O.
Stage & Arts
December 6
"Animus" at the Southern Theatre in Minneapolis will blend live-on-stage film with theater, featuring Emily Michaels King (above) and Debra Berger.

Comfort and joy? Some Twin Cities theaters go running the opposite way

Amid the onslaught of holiday shows, some Twin Cities theaters march to a different beat.
Variety
December 6
Asian markets line Main Street in Flushing, Queens, New York.

In New York City, experience the world without a passport

For a fascinating trip filled with tastes and cultures from around the world, follow the immigrant influence in New York City.
Variety
December 6
Even someone without experience can participate in a Scottish ceilidh, because a member of the band explains how to do each dance before the music beg

Attend a ceilidh dance in Edinburgh, Scotland, to reel in new friends

In Scotland, ceilidh dancing opens doors to local culture.
TV & Media
December 6
MPR's Bob Collins announces his retirement via Twitter

MPR's Bob Collins announces his retirement via Twitter

The long-time radio personality says poor health is an issue.
Variety
December 6
A street in Kinosaki, which is famous for snow crabs, in Japan. Jada Yuan • New York Times

Japan offers lessons in walking, eating and bridging the distance

A visitor bathes in hot springs, learns to enjoy seafood and discovers how small the world is.
Variety
December 6
This turn-of-the-century electric streetcar was an open-air model used in the Twin Cities. Buses replaced streetcars in 1954.

Minnesota Moment: St. Paul and Minneapolis joined by electric streetcar

The first electric streetcar was so popular that the city vowed to forgo horses and cables and go electric. A little more than a year later, the first interurban electric line, down University Avenue, opened.
Variety
December 6
Liz and Anthony Hirschman with sons Winston and George.

Scene + Heard: Stages Theatre Company's Snowball

As if on cue, it was snowing when guests arrived for the annual Snowball at Stages Theatre Company in Hopkins. The event featured a production…
TV & Media
December 6
Actress Megan Fox hosts “Legends of the Lost” and also serves as executive producer.

Megan Fox enjoys finding 'Legends of the Lost'

In a new Travel Channel series, the actress gets an education while making TV.
Variety
December 6
Prior Lake’s Decembrrr Dazzle.

Family fun: Decembrrr Dazzle at Prior Lake

Brrrrr A few flakes and cool temperatures don’t stop the fun in Prior Lake. Decembrrr Dazzle embraces winter and welcomes Santa and his reindeer for…
Movies
December 6
Emma Stone plays Abigail in “The Favourite.”

Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz fight to be 'The Favourite' in a juicy royal comedy 

Two Oscar winners wage an insult-filled fight to be a queen's "Favourite."
Stage & Arts
December 6

Holiday art sale at Minneapolis' SooVAC jingles all the way

Jingling all the way The holidays are here and so is SooVAC’s seventh annual holiday shop, offering prints, paintings, jewelry, sculpture and more by Minnesota…
Music
December 6

New album reviews: Alessia Cara shares her endearingly awkward sincerity; Tyler, the Creator tries to go mainstream with 'Grinch'

POP/ROCK Alessia Cara, “The Pains of Growing” (Def Jam) Artfully awkward sincerity defined Canadian singer/songwriter Cara on her 2015 debut album, “Know-It-All.” In one…
TV & Media
December 6
Danielle Macdonald, left, and Jennifer Aniston in “Dumplin’.”

TV picks for Dec. 7: 'Icebox,' 'Dumplin',' 'Homicide for the Holidays,' 'The Shivering Truth'

She’ll come again Dolly Parton, recently in St. Paul to promote her “Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol,” continues to punch in beyond the 9-to-5 shift. Her…
Movies
December 6
Jennifer Morrison and Alex Pettyfer in “Back Roads.”

Mini reviews of 'Back Roads' and 'The Last Suit'

Back Roads ⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Rated: Not rated. Theater: Lakeville   The dysfunctional family at the center of this dramatic thriller, which…
Music
December 6

Ticket Alert: Hootie & the Blowfish, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Neko Case and more

10 a.m. FRIDAY The New Standards, Dec. 29-30 at the Dakota in Mpls. $30-$40. dakotacooks.com. … P.O.S, Feb. 2 at First Avenue in Mpls. $10-$20.…
Stage & Arts
December 6
Sachiko “La Chayí” Nishiuchi

Catch some flamenco at the Uptown VFW courtesy of dancer Sachiko 'La Chayí' Nishiuchi

Flamenco dancer Sachiko ‘La Chayí’ Nishiuchi Flamenco at the VFW? Sure, why not. Sachiko “La Chayí” Nishiuchi is no stranger to performing her fierce and fiery…
Variety
December 6
Artist Tristan Al-Haddad walks by his creation "Nimbus," an18,000-pound sculpture, as it was being assembled across from the Minneapolis Central Libra

Massive 10-ton sculpture 'Nimbus' lands on Nicollet Mall Saturday

Atlanta-based artist Tristan Al-Haddad's work of art is complete.
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