ST. CLOUD — There is plenty to do and see this weekend around central Minnesota to enjoy. Get your holiday shopping done early at the Made in MN Expo, listen to Kevin Kling and Friends at St. John's, see local drama talent perform Legally Blonde the Musical in Sauk Rapids, check out St. John's Preps show of Macbeth, and enjoy some family bonding with Open Skate day. Read more in The Weekender!

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    Made in Minnesota

    St. Cloud

    Back by popular demand, the Made in Minnesota Expo is Saturday inside the River's Edge Convention Center. Check out many businesses that have made their roots in Minnesota. Sample, shop and have fun checking out over 100 great Minnesota companies that will be featured. It's also a great way to get a start on your holiday shopping. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and admission is free!


    - Saturday, November 23rd, 10:00 a.m.

    Images from the 2017 Made in MN Event at the River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud
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    Kevin Kling and Friends


    Get primed for the holidays with Kevin Kling's celebrated show. Best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” Kling delivers hilarious, often tender stories that have delighted audiences around the country. Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log captures the essence, merriment and humor of family holiday traditions. Tickets for the show are $30 for general admission. Show time starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday inside the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater.

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    - Saturday, November 23rd, 7:30 p.m.

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    Legally Blonde the Musical

    Sauk Rapids

    Song and dance will fill the Sauk Rapids-Rice High School auditorium this weekend. The school is performing Legally Blonde The Musical. The story features a young woman named Elle Woods who works hard to pursue her dreams of going to Harvard and winning back the love of her life. Tickets are available at the door for $8 for adults and $6 for students. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.


    - Friday, November 22nd, 7:00 p.m.
    - Saturday, November 23rd, 7:00 p.m.
    - Sunday, November 24th, 2:00 p.m.

    Photo: Richard Leguil, WJON
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    Swords will be drawn this weekend as students at St. John's Prep perform a Shakespeare classic -- Macbeth. Macbeth is a tragedy that tells the story of a soldier whose overriding ambition and thirst for power caused him to abandon his morals. Tickets for the show are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. You can catch St. John's Prep's performance of Macbeth inside the Weber Center on campus Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:00 p.m.


    - Friday, November 22nd, 7:30 p.m.
    - Saturday, November 23rd, 2:00 p.m.

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    Open Skating

    Sauk Rapids

    Grab the family for a fun afternoon out on the ice in Sauk Rapids. Sports Arena East is holding open skate Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Skate rentals will be available for anyone who needs some. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for kids and free for kids 4 and under with a paid adult. So get some ice time and create lasting family memories.


    - Sunday, November 24th, 1:30 p.m.

    Vit Kovalcik