Still all a’glow

For those missing out on Marcia Hales’ annual Spirit of the Lights display on Park Point — get thee to Glensheen.

Lights formed a corridor at Marcia Hales' display on Park Point in this 2013 photo.
Lights formed a corridor at Marcia Hales' display on Park Point in this 2013 photo. News Tribune file

Hales’ 300,000-plus lights, collected over decades of designing, were donated to the keepers of the mansion this year. Hales’ tasteful style favored white lights, trellises, winter animals and closed with green laser lights on the beach. As when it was under Hales, the tour is free and open to the public, and there is free cider and cookies in the Fireplace Room of Glensheen’s Carriage House.

Glensheen’s light display is open 4-9 p.m. through Dec. 28 on the grounds of Glensheen mansion, 3300 London Road.

Bentleyville (2017 file / News Tribune)
Bentleyville (2017 file / News Tribune)

Final laps at Bentleyville

Your prezzies are unwrapped and inspected, you’ve darned the toe of your stocking, and the eggnog mugs are a sticky mess next to the sink. But. What’s the feeling. A tiny inkling of … leftover festivity. There is still time to get in your last (hot chocolate) licks at Bentleyville Tour of Lights. The mega-display that this year was featured on national television (“The Great Christmas Light Fight”) and won USA Today’s 10 Best contest is open a bit longer. In addition to seasonal displays, gingerbread characters, a Claus or two, the wicked tall Christmas tree and joy of bonfire smell lingering on your mittens, there will be a fireworks display as the season finale at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Bentleyville Tour of Lights is at 5-9 p.m. Dec. 26, 5-10 p.m. Dec. 26-28 at Bayfront Festival Park. Free, open to the public.

The Crunchy Bunch (File / News Tribune)
The Crunchy Bunch (File / News Tribune)

Crunchy Bunch turns 10

Local DJ collection The Crunchy Bunch celebrates its 10th birthday or — 10 years of not taking requests — with a show Friday at Caddy Shack. They will be releasing a new mixtape, according to Chris LeBlanc, and a limited run of their entire mixtape collection and all other mixes on one custom cassette tape flash drive.

The Crunchy Bunch plays at 10 p.m. Dec. 27 at The Caddy Shack, 2023 W. Superior St. Tickets: $5 at the door.

Prone (photo submitted by Chris LeBlanc)
Prone (photo submitted by Chris LeBlanc)

Prone-plus at Blush

A four-act lineup that includes retro-pop band Prone plays Saturday at Blush. Also: Pure shifter, a Twin Cities-based band that plays electro dance; Paint Party, a new band described as having psychedelic melancholy and DJ Sox, who plays dance music.

Pure Shifter, Prone, Paint Party and DJ Sox play at 9 p.m. Dec. 28 at Blush, 18 N. First Ave. W.

Ingeborg von Agassiz (2019 file / News Tribune)
Ingeborg von Agassiz (2019 file / News Tribune)

Always see Ingeborg

It’s not hard to find Ingeborg von Agassiz. She’s always popping up here or there for a show, whether it’s Zeitgeist Arts Cafe brunch or Sir Benedict’s or Duluth Cider — whether she’s also slinging hand-painted ornaments in her signature style or not. That doesn’t mean you should take it for granted. The electronic folk singer who released “O Giver of Dreams” in 2016 is always pure magic with her gorgeous vocals, keyboard and catchy tunes.

Ingeborg von Agassiz plays at 5 p.m. Dec. 27 at Cedar Lounge, 1715 N. Third St.