ST. CLOUD — You will not be bored around Central Minnesota this weekend with all the fun things to check out. Enjoy a special evening at the Paramount Theatre listening to originals by Pamela McNeill, start your holiday shopping at the St. Benedict's Senior Community craft sale, rock out with Bret Michaels at Grand Casino, check out the St. Cloud Music Festival and enjoy the talents of a Somali hip-hop group at St. Cloud State University. Read more in The Weekender!
Spend an evening getting to know Pamela McNeill and her music at the Paramount Theatre Saturday night. Known as the female voice of the Fabulous Armadillos, McNeill is taking center stage performing several of her own original songs. This is her first show featuring her original music since her CD release back in 2014. Tickets for the show are $20 and back be found at the Paramount Theatre box office. Showtime starts at 7:30 p.m.
Kick off your holiday shopping this weekend with the St. Benedict's Senior Community annual craft sale. The sale features a variety of beautiful holiday and craft items created by residents, tenants and staff. The sale runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) in the Bonn Great Room. Please use the main entrance to the Care Center and you will be directed from there.
Legendary rocker Bret Michaels is coming to Grand Casino! The lead singer of the 80s metal band Poison has sold over 45 million records worldwide and charted six Top 10 singles, including the number-one hit, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” Bret has also had a successful solo career, releasing several albums and touring the country numerous times. Ticket for the show range between $35-$45 and seats are limited. This energetic, hard-rocking show starts at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday).
The St. Cloud Film Festival is back for its sixth year. The festival gives movie-makers and audiences alike a chance to spend a week screening and enjoying films created from local to international directors and producers. Movie goers will have a chance to view over 70 films at a variety of venues around St. Cloud. You will be able to view the movies at the Pioneer Place theatre Saturday and Sunday. Single session tickets are $5 or a festival pass is $25. Shows run from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
You can check out a Somali hip-hop group performing at St. Cloud State University tomorrow (Friday). Waayaha Cusub is a hip-hop collective founded in Kenya in 2004 by lyricist and rapper Shiine Akyaar Ali. The program is designed to build knowledge and appreciation for arts and culture with roots in Muslim majority societies. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show and are available through the Paramount website.