1. Rock all night

It seems like Slaughter has been rockin’ out for ages! Back when rock music evolved to a more grunge-centric sound, Slaughter stuck to their glam and hard rock roots. See the Las Vegas group perform at 8 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 16) at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City and witness just how devoted the band is to its fans and putting on a fun live performance. Opening for Slaughter is the rock band Autograph. 

2. Ice action

We need all the hockey action we can get before the holidays are over. Lucky for Sioux City Musketeer fans, our hometown team has two games scheduled this weekend. The Muskies are taking on the Central Illinois Flying Aces at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Dec. 15 & 16) at the Tyson Events Center. Sport your green and gold apparel and don’t forget to cheer, cheer, cheer for the Muskies.

3. Winter SOULstice

Organic Sound Alchemy is back at Be Yoga Studio just in time for Winter Solstice. The downtown studio will hold its Winter SOULstice Sound Alchemy event at 5 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 17), presented by Illuminating Hearts. OK, so they might be a couple days ahead of schedule, but it’s still a cool way to channel your energy through the use of instruments like gongs, didgeridoos and bell bowls. Try it out and come in for a tune up.

4. Hey Mr. DJ

What makes you feel like dancing? Music! Duh! And DJ Donny Dahl has got the tunes. With his ability to blend all types of genres, this DJ from Fargo, North Dakota, knows how to keep the party going. He’ll spin right round at 10 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 16) at the 1008 Key Club on Historic Fourth Street. Don’t know it? Sure you do. Just act like you’re going to 21st Amendment Bar & Kitchen. It’s practically the same thing, right? 

5. Holidays for our heroes

In honor of the veterans and those currently serving in the military, Support Siouxland Soldiers is hosting a holiday benefit. Veterans and military families are encouraged to take part in Holidays for our Heroes. This free event will cater in a holiday dinner with gifts, winter gear, clothing and hygiene items, groceries from the Food Bank and a resource fair. The event begins at 6 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 14) at Liberty Elementary. 

6. Bad Santa

Dress like Santa, get drinks! It’s that simple! Well, kind of. You can’t just throw on a Santa hat and call it good. That’s lazy. Y’all can be more creative than that, right? Firehouse Bar and Doxx Warehouse Bar will be celebrating that jolly ol’ fat guy with the second annual SantaCon, which offers twofers for all participating Santa-clad patrons. The special is available all day and night Thursday-Saturday (Dec.14-17) at Firehouse and Doxx. All the while, Firehouse will be accepting donations for Toys for Tots until Dec. 23. 


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