Two water-related weekend activities, plus a nighttime party and biking for charity


Creatures of Night World kinda look like forest sprites.
  • Creatures of Night World kinda look like forest sprites.

Wondering what to do this weekend?

Put on your swimsuit one last time before the winter weight-gain totally sets in. Thanksgiving isn't for a few more days, which means your stuffing isn't showing yet, and therefore you still stand a chance of enticing someone to take you home for the holidays. At the very least, maybe you can entice them into your room at CoCo Key Water Resort, where just for tonight, everyone under 18 is banned from the water park area (hello, swim-up bar) and rooms are $49.

If swimming just doesn't sound right this time of year, or you are already sporting the blubber of a hibernating bear, just wrap up in your cutest parka and hit the frozen water. The Ice at Park Place holds its grand opening from 6 to 9 this evening. But, alas, unlike the pool, The Ice is very kid-friendly. Like, Radio Disney's gonna be there.

Once upon a time in the 1970s, an architect named Bertrand Goldberg dreamed up an entertainment complex where night owls would converge to shop, drink, dance and go to plays. He never got to complete his project. But his fans in Kansas City throw a party inspired Goldberg's vision every year. This time, organizers promise it's darker and more decadent than ever. Night World 2010: Alive in the Afterlife happens at 9 p.m. Saturday at Foundation.

Back to the subject of seasonal pudge, Sunday offers a way for you to burn through some extra calories while gathering up important nutrients for someone else. Just hop on a bike and enter the Cranksgiving Alleycat Race, in which participants ride to grocery stores to purchase food for St. Peter's Food Bank. The do-gooders start rolling at 12:30.

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