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Anoka County Online’s Community Events and Entertainment page is dedicated to keeping you connected to all the fun things to do around town!  Whether it’s a couples’ night out for yourselves or you’re looking for something to do with your kids and grandkids, you’ll find it all right here! If you know of, or you are on the planning committee of an event, we would love to hear about it!  Please contact us with all the particulars of the event and we will post it here.

 

Anoka County Community Events

The CDT Concert Series has some of the best tribute concerts in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota and features the finest musicians in the region. Concerts are scheduled for 2-4 weekends every month, so you always have an option to have a night out!   Before booking – PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT COVID AND VACCINATION POLICIES

Anoka County Community Events

Welcome to Le Musique Room, located INSIDE the ST.  MICHAEL CINEMA.
Music fans can expect incredible sound, lighting and video accouterments in the 199-seat theater and concert space, complete with Parisian design elements that highlight the entire complex.  Offering a broad menu including original music, singer-songwriters, classic country, jazz, classic rock, new country, tribute acts, themed shows, big band music, and more!  We will also feature both regional and national touring acts.

Footloose Now Playing at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres – When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. Proof of Vaccine or test negative within 72 hours of your performance. Masks Required Throughout the building, at all times. No bandanas or neck gaiters. Pre-Check your Status: Securely validate your vaccination/test status before arriving! cdtcheckin.com   Click Here for tickets or call 952-934-1547.   CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID & VACCINATION POLICIES

“REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Join us in the pool and get your first lesson free. 
SwimPossible provides 1:1 adaptive safe, calming, and fun lessons that are customized for students who need a gentle approach to learning how to swim. Our method incorporates current swim techniques and elements of water therapy to help students quiet their minds and feel how their bodies move in the water. SwimPossible does not focus on diagnoses or labels. We teach swimming to students of all ages who are not served successfully by traditional lessons, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, ADHD, Down’s Syndrome, and other sensory and learning differences.”   Call 612-440-8496 or visit online at https://www.swimpossible.org 

November 26 – December 31, 2022 – A Very Bayberry Christmas –  It’s 1960 in Bayberry, Minnesota, where Christmas has been the same for decades, and some people would just as soon it stay that way. Aunt Vee is one of them, and even though her nephew, Sheriff Sandy Gaylord and his deputy, Bernie Rife, attempt to reason with her about ‘progress’, she is baffled by the changes she is seeing in her little town. A garish ‘silver’ Christmas tree adorns a downtown storefront. New blue and gold lights now sway in the wind over Main Street instead of the traditional lighted red and green wreaths they’ve always had, and she is none too happy about how sacred Christmas hymns have been replaced by Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” as shoppers browse the store windows. What’s the world coming to? Nothing is going to change her mind, but certain circumstances may soften her heart. Join us for this very funny step back in time musical comedy whose characters may seem oddly familiar to you.  Order tickets online by Clicking Here or call (763) 755-2140.

December 3, 2022 –  Ugly Sweater Party – Join us for our 1st annual Ugly Sweater Party up at the Hawk’s Nest Bar in Cambridge.  There will be food and drink specials and a prize for the best outfit.  7:00pm, 36300 Hwy 65 NE, Cambridge (at the Purple Hawk Country Club).  We are open to the public, serve lunch Tue – Sun 11am – 2pm and Happy Hour 3-6pm.  TheHawksNestBar.com

December 9, 2022 –  Comedy at the Courtyards with Casey Flesch –  Join us at Courtyards of Andover this winter into spring for Surely You Jest Entertainment’s Comedy Season. Tickets include Unique Dining’s most-loved buffet dinners and drinks can be purchased at the bar. Our dinner + comedy shows are an awesome way to celebrate a birthday, host a non-traditional holiday parties, or just show your team you appreciate them!  Casey Flesch is a fun, light hearted comedian hailing from Minneapolis. He has headlined comedy clubs, breweries, and bars across the US and Canada. He has been a part of the 10,000 laughs Festival, Madison Comedy Week, Tower City Comedy Festival, Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Omaha Comedy Festival, and two appearances at Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has also written for the Roast of NHL player Shane Doan. Audiences across North America have been delighted with Casey’s exceptional writing and skillful crowd work.  Click Here for tickets!

December 16, 2022 –  Comedy at the Courtyards featuring Jeff Poser with Courtney Baka –  Join us at Courtyards of Andover this winter into spring for Surely You Jest Entertainment’s Comedy Season. Tickets include Unique Dining’s most-loved buffet dinners and drinks can be purchased at the bar. Our dinner + comedy shows are an awesome way to celebrate a birthday, host a non-traditional holiday parties, or just show your team you appreciate them. Jeff Pfoser owns two minivans, enjoys top-shelf root beer and prefers eating breakfast food for dinner. A charismatic family man whose stories take surprise twists and turns, Pfoser walks the likeable-vs.-offensive tightrope with true panache, and his material will make you laugh or cringe (sometimes both).   Click Here for tickets!

December 31, 2022 – New Year’s Eve with Tim Harmston at Courtyards of Andover –  Come enjoy an amazing dinner and laugh as Tim Harmston brings in the newthing at Courtyards of Andover! Price includes buffet dinner and drinks are for sale at the bar.

ABOUT TIM HARMSTON – Tim Harmston started doing comedy in 2002 at the Mall of America, easily one of the most impressive malls in the Upper Midwest. In 2003, Tim won Acme Comedy Company’s Funniest Person in the Twin Cities competition, something he will be sure to tell people when he’s an old man in a bar. Tim has worked in some of the best clubs and theaters from Los Angeles to New York City. He has made TV appearances on Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central, and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Tim’s comedy has been described as “absurd,” “sharp,” “hilarious,” and “other.” The best course of action for any comedy fan is to buy one of Tim’s albums on iTunes or check him out live on one of his many tour dates. You can hear Tim as a routine contributor to the Big River Radio Wave on Wisconsin Public Radio and see some of his sketches and stand-up clips on his website, TimHarmston.com  Click Here for tickets!

Jan 6, 2023 – Comedy at the Courtyards featuring Randall Reid & Dan Hinnenkamp –  Join us at Courtyards of Andover this winter into spring for Surely You Jest Entertainment’s Comedy Season. Tickets include Unique Dining’s most-loved buffet dinners and drinks can be purchased at the bar. Our dinner + comedy shows are an awesome way to celebrate a birthday, host a non-traditional holiday parties, or just show your team you appreciate them.Click Here for tickets!

January 20, 2023 – Comedy at the Courtyards featuring Michael Thorne–  Join us at Courtyards of Andover this winter into spring for Surely You Jest Entertainment’s Comedy Season. Tickets include Unique Dining’s most-loved buffet dinners and drinks can be purchased at the bar. Our dinner + comedy shows are an awesome way to celebrate a birthday, host a non-traditional holiday parties, or just show your team you appreciate them. 

ABOUT MICHAEL THORNE – In a career spanning over 2 1/2 decades, Michael has brought his hilarious insights on life, marriage, parenthood and the evolution of humanity to ‘A’ list comedy clubs, casinos, country clubs, & backwoods bar rooms from coast to coast and border to border. (There was even a backyard bachelorette party) Michael’s radiant energy and personable stage presence earned him an invitation to showcase for Network execs in LA, who urged him to leave Minnesota to further his career. “you’re the funniest thing out of the Midwest, now get out of the Midwest.” – Rick Messina, Messina Baker Entertainment Corp. But if Prince could stay in Minnesota, so could he. So it’s dad by day, comic by night.

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January 27, 2023 – Comedy at the Courtyards featuring Tommy Thompson–  Join us at Courtyards of Andover this winter into spring for Surely You Jest Entertainment’s Comedy Season. Tickets include Unique Dining’s most-loved buffet dinners and drinks can be purchased at the bar. Our dinner + comedy shows are an awesome way to celebrate a birthday, host a non-traditional holiday parties, or just show your team you appreciate them. 

ABOUT TOMMY THOMPSON – Tommy Thompson was looking to be an actor but found his way to stand-up comedy 16 years ago. Thompson described his act as “adult.” Thompson, the youngest of three, said he was “always funny for camaraderie’s sake. I could make my friends laugh.” It was a hard transition for the Fridley native from making his friends laugh to making an audience laugh. Thompson found his niche by being the every man’s comic. He has state he “wants to be a guy you can sit down and have a beer with.”  Click Here for tickets!

February 3, 2023 – Comedy at the Courtyards featuring Sherlonda Sharp –  Join us at Courtyards of Andover this winter into spring for Surely You Jest Entertainment’s Comedy Season. Tickets include Unique Dining’s most-loved buffet dinners and drinks can be purchased at the bar. Our dinner + comedy shows are an awesome way to celebrate a birthday, host a non-traditional holiday parties, or just show your team you appreciate them. 

ABOUT SHERLONDA SHARP – Sherlonda Sharp’s versatile style ranges from serving as the Mistress of Ceremonies (MC) for events to headlining at comedy venues large and small.  Her claim to fame- if a venue is named after an animal (Elks, Moose, Lion, Eagle) – she has likely performed there.  Named one of Carolina’s Funniest Comics, Sherlonda’s talent landed her a coveted spot in the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival.  Sherlonda’s goal is to always leave the audience wanting more. 

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February 14, 2023 – Valentines Day Spectacular Comedy at the Courtyards featuring Robert Baril –  Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Courtyards of Andover with a prime rib buffet by Unique Dining and hilarity from Robert Baril featuring Ali Hormann.

ABOUT ROBERT BARIL – Robert Baril has been writing and performing comedy in the Twin Cities since 2009. In 2017, his debut album ‘Sex and Politics’ was released on Grammy winning Stand Up Records, and his radio show ‘Laughing Matters with Robert Baril’ has been playing on the AM 950 airwaves for the last six years. Raised on a steady diet of Dennis Miller and George Carlin, Robert combines a sharp, current event tackling wit with clever twists on every day observations. He has been a regular at Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis since 2014, and has performed as part of the 10,000 Laughs and Laughing Devil Comedy Festivals. Click Here for tickets!

February 25, 2023 – Polar Plunge Anoka County – 11am at Crooked Lake Park – Special Olympics Minnesota is helping to create a world that accepts and welcomes every single person regardless of ability or disability.

The Polar Plunge is the biggest fundraiser for Special Olympics Minnesota. All funds raised by Plungers help Special Olympics Minnesota provide year-round training and services to thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities across the state.

The Polar Plunge is presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a movement of volunteers dedicated to increasing awareness and funds for Special Olympics Minnesota athletes across the state.  Click Here to get your team signed up.

March 3, 2023 – Comedy at the Courtyards featuring Freddie Justice – Join us at Courtyards of Andover this winter into spring for Surely You Jest Entertainment’s Comedy Season. Tickets include Unique Dining’s most-loved buffet dinners and drinks can be purchased at the bar. Our dinner + comedy shows are an awesome way to celebrate a birthday, host a non-traditional holiday parties, or just show your team you appreciate them.  

ABOUT FREDDIE JUSTICE

Freddie Justice is considered the Planet’s Funniest Hypnotist. Come see his show and you’ll quickly see why! He is trained in Stage Hypnotism, Mentalism and Improv Comedy and brings a unique blend of hypnotic techniques and improvisational skills. He combines them with the individual personalities of his volunteers to create moments of laughter & fun crowds talk about for quite some time. This certainly is no ordinary hypnosis show. 

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March 31, 2023 – Comedy at the Courtyards featuring David Harris – Join us at Courtyards of Andover this winter into spring for Surely You Jest Entertainment’s Comedy Season. Tickets include Unique Dining’s most-loved buffet dinners and drinks can be purchased at the bar. Our dinner + comedy shows are an awesome way to celebrate a birthday, host a non-traditional holiday parties, or just show your team you appreciate them.  

David Harris is a nationally touring, regionally Emmy Award Winning comedian, magician, actor, and host.  Harris has entertained North American audiences for over 20 years with over 2000 live performances to date.  He regularly appears at clubs, colleges, corporate events, theaters, arts centers, alternative rooms and other top venues across the U.S. and Canada.  Most notably, Harris has performed at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Goodnight’s Comedy Club in Raleigh, and at the Hollywood Improv Lab in Los Angeles.

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September 9 & 10, 2022 – St. Tim’s Carnival – St. Tim’s annual carnival is a community-building, family-friendly event with lots of fun for everyone! From a cakewalk and all kinds of games for children to bingo and pull tabs for the adults-only crowd, there is something for everything at St. Tim’s carnival. And there’s live music and all kinds of tasty food and drink, too! Plan to join us this year, and invite your family, friends, and neighbors!