December 8: Open Mic & Coming SOON

Tonight: The Open Mic with Harrison Matthews!
Time: 8:00 pm

We start off the week with the Open Mic, hosted by Harrison Matthews. The ever-changing participants of this event deliver an eclectic mix of songs, stories, poems and so forth.

It’s your mic, it’s your talent.

We invite all patrons to join in the community: lend your voice and ears! Raise a pint and start the week with a little creativity.

REMINDER:
Birsds & Beers, December 11

Sharon Stiteler, who many of you know as the Birdchick, has announced that the next Birds & Beers gathering will be held at Merlins on Thursday, December 11, at 6:00 pm. Birds & Beers is an informal gathering of birders of all ages. If you’re a hardcore lister or a casual backyard birder or someone who just wants to know what this whole birding thing is about, then you’re invited.

Join ‘em and join us!

REMINDER:
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.

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