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Upcoming events this week:

 

The Frye
When: November 22nd @ 8:00 p.m.
Where: Spinners Bar | 301 Belgrade Ave, North Mankato

The Porchlights At Midtown
When: November 22nd @ 8:30 -11:30 p.m.
Where: Midtown Tavern | 524 N Riverfront Dr., Mankato

Charles Walker Band
When
: November 22nd @ 9:00 p.m.
Where: Pub 500 | 500 S. Front St., Mankato

Pre-Thanksgiving bash with Decadence Inc.
When: November 22nd @ 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Square Deal | 521 S. Front St., Mankato

Zachary Scot Johnson – James Taylor
When
: November 24th @ 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Indian Island Winery | 18018 631st Avenue, Janesville

Kiwanis Holiday Lights Opening Night – Parade & Lighting Ceremony
The 2017 parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 24 with a brief Lighting Ceremony to follow (est time 6:45 pm)! This event is organized by the Mankato Area Derby Girls.
When: November 24th @ 6 p.m.
Where: Sibley Park | Mankato

Kaleb Graun-Schulz
When: November 24th @ 6 p.m.
Where: Curiosi-Tea House | 529 N. Riverfront Dr., Mankato

Cate Fierro & Josh Stigen
Acoustic Duo
When: November 24th @ 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery | 1179 East Pearl Street, Kasota

Mankato Opry Jamboree
When: November 24th & 25th @ 7 p.m., November 26th @ 2 p.m.
Where: Kato Ballroom | 200 Chestnut St., Mankato

DW3 – Friday After Thanksgiving
When: November 24th @ 8 p.m.
Where: Verizon Center | 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato

15th Annual GSR Fine Art Festival
45+ Visual Artists will display and sell their locally made, one-of-a-kind work at the 15th annual GSR Fine Art Festival. Work by potters, painters, photographers, jewelers, sculptors, glass, leather, wood and fiber artists will be available in a wide range of prices. A detailed list of artists can be found on our website. Come Shop Small with us, all sales go directly to the artist.
When
:November 25th @ 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. & November 26th @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Verizon Center | 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato

Shop Small in the City Center
November 25 is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate the small businesses that strengthen our communities. Join the City Center Partnership in visiting small businesses in the City Center of Mankato and North Mankato that day! Many stores will have specials, and we’ll have a passport with the chance to win great prizes!
When: November 25th @ 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: City Center Mankato

EZ Jazz Trio
When
: November 25th @ 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery | 1179 E. Pearl Street, Kasota

Vendor Fair | Evening Music by Jim Jam
When
: November 25th @ 12 – 9 p.m.
Where: Indian Island Winery | 18018 631st Avenue, Janesville

MSU Men’s Basketball vs. St. Cloud
When: November 25th @ 4 p.m.
Where: Minnesota State University, Mankato

BLC Women’s Basketball vs. Central
When: November 25th @ 6 p.m.
Where: Bethany Lutheran College | 700 Luther Drive, Mankato

BLUE MAX
When
: November 25th @ 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Where: The What’s Up Lounge | 701 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato

Kiwanis Holiday Lights
When: Daily through December 31st | Sunday – Thursday; 5-9 p.m. & Friday – Saturday; 5-10 p.m.
Where: Sibley Park | Mankato

Tuesday Tunes: Jam Night with Ocho
When: November 28th @ 5 – 8 p.m.
Where: Mankato Brewery | 1119 Center Street, North Mankato

Christmas at Bethany Concert
When: November 29th– 30th & December 1st – 3rd @ 4 p.m.
Where: Bethany Lutheran College | 700 Luther Drive, Mankato

Mustache Bash
When
: November 30th @ 6 – 9 p.m.
Where: Pub 500 | 500 S. Front St., Mankato

Ladies Night Out
When
: November 30th @ 6:30 -9:30p.m.
Where: The Wow!Zone | 2030 Adams Street, Mankato

MSU Wrestling vs. St. John’s
When: November 30th @ 7 p.m.
Where: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Paul Stewart
50’s-60’s Hits, Country and Current Hits
When
: December 1st @ 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Indian Island Winery | 18018 631st Avenue, Janesville

Ash St. John
Engaging mix of melodious originals
When: December 1st @ 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery | 1179 East Pearl Street, Kasota

MSU Women’s Basketball vs. Wayne State
When: December 1st @ 6 p.m.
Where: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Comedy Open Stage at the Coffee Hag
When
: December 1st @ 7 p.m.
Where: Coffee Hag | 329 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato

MSU Women’s Hockey vs. Minnesota Whitecaps
When: December 1st @ 7:07 p.m.
Where: Verizon Center | 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato

MSU Men’s Basketball vs. Wayne State
When: December 1st @ 8 p.m.
Where: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Global Fat Bike Day 2017
Join us for Global Fat Bike Day 2017! The ride will leave the shop at 1pm. Destination will be dependent on conditions. The ride will be casual followed by socializing with beverages and a fire. All abilities welcome!
When
: December 2nd @ 1-3 p.m.
Where: Nicollet Bike Shop | 607 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato

A Victorian Christmas with Betsy
Step back in time to experience a traditional Victorian Christmas at Betsy’s House this holiday season. Betsy’s house will be decorated for the season and open for viewing with costumed living history actors. Guests may bring cameras to have their pictures taken with Betsy, Tacy, and Tib. Children can play paper dolls with the girls and help them decorate the Christmas tree. Guided tours will be unavailable, but there will be cookies!
When
: December 2nd @ 1- 4 p.m.
Where: Betsy Tacy Society | 333 Center St, Mankato

Christmas at the Hubbard House
Take a step back in time and experience the Hubbard House decorated for the Holiday Season. The Hubbards are hosting a game night to celebrate the season and have invited friends to come play as well. The night culminates with a chess game between game winners. Help the family, friends, and servants solve a mystery and make the game night a success.
When
: December 2nd @ 3 – 7 p.m. & December 3rd @ 1 – 4 p.m.
Where: Renesselaer D. Hubbard House | 606 S Broad St, Mankato

Bells on Belgrade
Join us for our 4th annual Bells on Belgrade on BELGRADE AVE. This is a FREE FAMILY EVENT for all ages!! There will be trolley rides (sponsored by MedExpress), reindeer games, santa and a goodie bag for the 1st 600 kids, a medallion hunt the week leading up to the event, a Christmas tree raffle and so much more!!! Followed by the crowd favorite PARADE at 6:30 p.m.
When: December 2nd @ 2 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Belgrade Avenue | North Mankato

Holiday Open House
Sleigh Rides & Mulled Wine, gift basket and year-end merchandise
When: December 2nd & 3rd
Where: Morgan Creek Vineyards | 23707 478th Ave, New Ulm

Mel & The Side Effects
Acoustic Duo
When
: December 2nd @ 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery | 1179 E. Pearl Street, Kasota

Red Dirt Road
Country and Classic Rock
When
: December 2nd @ 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Indian Island Winery | 18018 631st Avenue, Janesville

MSU Women’s Hockey vs. Minnesota Whitecaps
When: December 2nd @ 3:07 p.m.
Where: Verizon Center | 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato

MSU Women’s Basketball vs. Augustana
When: December 2nd @ 4 p.m.
Where: Minnesota State University, Mankato

MSU Men’s Basketball vs. Augustana
When: December 2nd @ 6 p.m.
Where: Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Matchstick Girl
Celebrate the Season! Riverfront Performing Arts presents: “The Matchstick Girl” an original play by Amanda Joy Hauman, and “Yuletide Dances” Join us onstage following the show for Carol Dancing.
When
: December 2nd @ 7- 9:30 p.m. & December 3rd @ 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Mankato West High School | 1351 S Riverfront Dr, Mankato

Exclusively Diamonds Dash
A Sunset Family Fun 5K Run/Walk through the Kiwanis Holiday Lights.
Free Shuttle from the Y: 4pm Start
Pre 5K Activities in the Barn: 4pm Start
5K: 4:45pm Start
When
: December 3rd @ 4:45 p.m.
Where: Sibley Park | 900 Mound Ave, Mankato

Reoccurring Events:

Free Poker at Pub 500
Pub 500 hosts a free Texas Hold’Em tournament every Monday night. Sign up begins at 6:00 p.m. and the cards are dealt at 7:00 p.m. Play for weekly prizes!
When: Every Monday @ 7pm
Where: Pub 500 | 500 South Front Street, Mankato

Karaoke
Karaoke with Dion every Monday and Wednesday night. Karaoke starts at 10pm and kitchen is open 2pm until midnight. Come grab some food and drinks and sing a song or two!
When: Every Monday @ 11 p.m. -2 a.m.
Where: The Square Deal | 521 South Front Street, Mankato

Trivia at The Square Deal
The Square Deal hosts trivia every Tuesday.
When: Every Tuesday @ 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Square Deal | 521 South Front Street, Mankato

Trivia with Stunt
Join Stunt at Buster’s Sports Bar & Grill every Tuesday night for live trivia. There are five rounds of trivia each night, 10 questions each with prizes to highest score!
When: Every Tuesday @ 9-11pm
Where: Buster’s Sports Bar & Grill | 1325 Madison Ave, Mankato

Open Mic Night at Pub 500
Time with an audience for new and established artists. Hosted by Betty and Ocho.
When: Every Tuesday @ 9pm – 12am
Where: Pub 500 | 500 South Front Street, Mankato

Trivia
New Bohemia hosts trivia every Wednesday. Give aways include, gift cards, beer swag, and much more!
When: Every Wednesday @ 7:30pm
Where: New Bohemia | 12 Civic Center Plz, Ste 1715a, Mankato

Trivia with Stunt
Join Stunt at Bradley’s on Stadium every Wednesday night for live trivia. There are five rounds of trivia each night, 10 questions each with prizes to highest score!
When: Every Wednesday @ 10pm – 12am
Where: Bradley’s on Stadium | 1600 Warren Street, Mankato

Karaoke
Karaoke with Dion every Monday and Wednesday night. Karaoke starts at 10pm and kitchen is open 2pm until midnight. Come grab some food and drinks and sing a song or two!
When: Every Wednesday@ 11 p.m. -2 a.m.
Where: The Square Deal | 521 South Front Street, Mankato

Ridley Farm Animal Program
Join us every Thursday night and learn something new about farm animals.
When: Every Thursday @ 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota | 224 Lamm Street, Mankato

Tacos & Trivia
We’ll feature 5 rounds of trivia questions (10 per round). Come as an individual or team up. We’ll have the taco bar set up for only 6.75 per person. Happy hours and drinks specials will apply. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as random bonus prizes. You won’t want to miss out! This is a FREE event!
When: Every Thursday @ 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center | 119 S Front Street, Mankato

Busters Thursday Roll-Ins
A very laid-back fun time of looking at classic and unique cars in Mankato and surrounding areas. We usually get 80 to 150 cars every week and have great prizes, food, and drinks
When: Every Thursday @ 7 – 8 p.m.
Where: Busters Bar & Grill | 1325 East Madison Avenue, Mankato

Thursday Live Trivia at Pub 500
Bring a team for free fun and great prizes!
When: Every Thursday @ 8-10pm
Where: Pub 500 | 500 South Front Street, Mankato

Jake Palmer Karaoke
Come to Westwood on Lake Washington every Friday for an evening of karaoke with Jake Palmer.
When: Every Friday @ 8pm – 12am
Where: Westwood Marina | 1400 Lake Washington Access Road, Kasota

Vino & Vinyasa
Join Stephanie Fischer in the Chankaska Barrel Room every Sunday for a class combining yoga and Pilates into one holistic workout that will leave you feeling strong, centered, and calm. All levels welcome. Please bring a mat.
When: Every Sunday @ 3:30 p.m.
Where: Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery | 1179 Pearl Street, Kasota

After School in the Loft
Spend your after-school time at the Children’s Museum, engaging in activities specially designed for school-aged children. The Loft is open daily from 3 to 4 p.m.
When: weekdays @ 3-4 pm
Where: Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota | 224 Lamm Street, Mankato

AgLab Animals
Every Tuesday and Friday, you can watch Scout, our resident kingsnake, eat a mouse. Cinnamon, the tomato frog visiting through our partnership with Pet Expo, is still there, too.
When: every Tuesday and Friday @ 10 am
Where: Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota | 224 Lamm Street, Mankato
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Bookmobile Visit
Join Amy from the North Mankato Taylor Library for a story or two at one of the Museum’s galleries, or visit the Bookmobile in the parking lot. Library cards and book returns from all area libraries are accepted.
When: every Wednesday @ 2-3:15 pm
Where: Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota | 224 Lamm Street, Mankato
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Toddler Wednesdays
Each week, the Children’s Museum puts together a different activity for the little ones.
When: every Wednesday @ 10 am
Where: Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota | 224 Lamm Street, Mankato
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Songs on the Lawn
A popular summer concert series featuring music, entertainment and local food. Songs on the Lawn gives coworkers, friends and families from all around the region an opportunity to gather in the City Center to enjoy live music from area bands. Admission is always free.
When: every Thursday in June @ 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Plaza, Mankato
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Thursday Night at the Museum
Join the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota staff in the Loft and design in Tinkercad, a 3D design and modeling tools allowing users to imagine and then create anything they would like on a laptop or iPad. The Museum’s 3D printers will be printing away as a demo to inspire the visitors’ designs.
When: every Thursday @ 5-7 pm
Where: Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota | 224 Lamm Street, Mankato
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Winedown for the Weekend Live Music
Enjoy a few easy hours every Friday in the scenic vineyard accented with music by jazz and classical pianist Ben Marti.
When: every Friday @ 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Morgan Creek Vineyards | 23707 478th Avenue, New Ulm
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Live Music at Indian Island Winery
When: every Friday @ 6-8:30 pm and every Saturday @ 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: Indian Island Winery | 18018 631st Ave, Janesville
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Jazz Night
An evening of Morgan Creek Vineyard’s European hospitality and cuisine enjoyed with uniquely American music.
When
: every Saturday @ 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Where: Morgan Creek Vineyards | 23707 478th Avenue, New Ulm
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Ridley Farm Animal Program
Come to the Ridley Farm exhibit and learn something new about farm animals every Sunday! In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved to the AgLab.
When: every Sunday @ 1-2 pm
Where: Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota | 224 Lamm Street, Mankato
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Wine and Sculpture Stroll:
When: every day
Where: Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery | 1179 East Pearl Street, Kasota
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