December 2: Folk Jam & Coming Events

Tonight: Tuesday Night Folk Jam
Time: 7:30 pm

It’s Tuesday and the instruments are out! Join a host of friends up here as they jam without amps or mics. It’s a little thing we like to call the Folk Jam. The line-up changes week to week, but you can usually find the likes of Roadie, Bill Watkins, Chas and others. Even our dear Whisky Wench (Fiona) might join in.

Regardless, it’s a lovely time. Check it out, and if you’re a musician, you might just one day join the jam. As for the rest of us, it’s fantastic background music as we enjoy our mid-week.

WHISKY TASTING

The Whisky Wench (Fiona) returns on Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 pm to host the next Single-Malt Whisky Tasting. The details:$25 flat fee to participate; 4 – 5 grand pours from our extensive stock. It’s great fun and really really great scotch.

Keep an eye on the home page here for additional details.

NEXT KNIT NIGHT
December 12

It seems a curious sight, but it’s an absolute blast. Knitters from the Twin Cities gather here at Merlins every month to trade stories, further their skills, and, all in all, take down a few pints. We love ’em dearly.

For those interested in learning more or perhaps joining them, they’ll be here Friday, December 12 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. In the meantime, check out Ravelry.com. It’s a wonderful resource for knitting and a well-done website. Look for the Crafty in Minnesota participants. Another site you might explore is Etsy.com, where you can find a good number of Minnesotans posting their handmade work for sale.

SONGS FOR THE SOLSTICE
December 17

Songs for the Solstice, featuring local folk rock band Rève du faun, will be presented at 9 p.m., Wednesday, December 17 at Merlin’s Rest. The event is a benefit on behalf of Twin Cities Pagan Pride. Rève du faun’s repertoire includes popular tunes from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Their signature sound of female harmonies are influenced by traditional Celtic music, classic rock and roll, and the folk movement of the 1950s and ’60s.The band makes their home in the Twin Cities and performs annually at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. In 2004, the band won the title of “Best Musical Act.” Performing with the group will be special guest drummer Steve Spaise, another popular Twin Cities musical artist.

Twin Cities Pagan Pride is a Pagan Pride event serving the Twin Cities area. The event, held every fall, covers two days and offers attendees activities including public rituals, kids’ events, vendors and entertainment. Pagan Pride is a Minnesota-based 501(c)3 educational organization; donations to their events and organization are tax-deductible.

AFTER WORK SPECIALS
Monday through Thursday

Whether it’s been a hard day or a really lovely one, we invite you up for after work specials here at Merlins Rest. From 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, we’re offering $3.75 import pints; and we’ve got some of the best: Guinness, Belhaven, Fuller’s, etc. Other beer and liquor specials will be available too, as will food specials on cheese dips, lamb chops and more. We’re even going to throw in some prize drawings.

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