December 15th, 2010
Sip and shiver
Sure, it's absurdly cold, but show that chill who's in charge with a visit to Ice Chamber
(5 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays and 5 to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 901 Hennepin Av, Mpls, 612-767-6900 ). It opens tonight. There will be ice! There will be fire! And there will be the Fragoli Fizz with Grey Goose L'Orange, Fragoli liqueur and Prosecco.
Shop and play
Finally, a reward for procrastinators. Celebrate the Festival of the Last Minute
at Calhoun Square (3 to 7 p.m., Saturday, 3001 Hennepin Av, Mpls). Enjoy specials such as 40 percent off everything at Agan Traders, $20 off regular-priced Frye or Ugg boots at Bay Street Shoes
, $10 gift card with $100 purchase at Kitchen Window
, 20 percent off coupons at A Pet's Place and 20 percent off Smartwool socks at Sox Appeal. Enter the Ugly Sweater contest for $1 (proceeds go to Secondhand Hounds) to win gift cards to the Independent
Look and relax
Take a break from holiday hubbub with minimalist art. Be one of the first to see and contemplate the new Sol LeWitt 2D + 3D
exhibit at the Walker Art Center (1750 Hennepin Av, Mpls, 612-375-7622), featuring drawings, prints and collections from the museum's collection.
Watch and party
Witness Natalie Portman pirouette in Black Swan
and get the VIP treatment. Buy a ticket for a luxury screening at Theatres at Mall of America
($12, Friday at 5:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m., or 10:10 p.m.) and receive a complimentary glass of wine or beer and a gift bag. Then show your wristband at STARBAR f0r appetizers from CRAVE and a chance to win tickets to the Saint Paul City Ballet. Reserve seats online
Browse and buy
Here are two special sales that might be good places to find a gift for yourself. One of our favorite
up-and-coming fashion designers, Anna Hovet
, will be at Picky Girl
(4 to 9 p.m. tonight, Picky Girl, 949 Grand Av, Saint Paul, 651-698-4107). Then check out archaeology-inspired jewelry at the Anne Sportun
trunk show (Friday through Sunday, Max's, Excelsior & Grand, 3831 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-922-8364).
TODAY is the day. Hit the "Email Weekend Guide to your friends"
link right now and send this guide to all of your friends. If you forward this PopFizzDaily
email to the most
people using the link, you'll win a $100 gift card
Bonus deal for everyone
: If you spend $100 at Bibelot this weekend (December 17 through 19), you'll get a bonus $10 gift card. Only in stores. BUT, get free shipping with online orders placed by December 17.
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