December 15: Open Mic

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

Crickey! That was a brutal awakening this morning, wasn’t it? But like the post office, we sally on regardless. We’re a pub, afterall. We’re an escape!

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. Cheers!

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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