BEST BETS Saturday, Dec. 20

Hip-hop show, featuring Rochester's own Kings A Killa Beats with Desdemonia, E.P.L., Snakebird, Kraze and featuring DJ Paul Z, will be heard at the Loveugly Cabaret, 320 First Ave. S.W. in Rochester. Music starts at 9 p.m. Cover at the door. Hip-Hop Night, a showcase of hip-hop acts from the tri-state area, is every third Saturday at the Loveugly.

Buffalo Gals will play their "cowgirl swing" at the Oak Center General Store on U.S. 63 in Oak Center. Concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 at the door. Information: (507) 753-2080.

Rochester Brassworks will perform a Christmas concert featuring brass and organ music at 7 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 965 17th Ave. S.W. in Rochester. Cash and food donations for Channel One food shelf requested.

"Classic Christmas," presented by the Rochester Aria Group, will be at 7:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1727 Walden Lane S.W. The program features holiday selections from England, France, Spain, Puerto Rico and the United States. Tickets: $12 adults at the door; children 14 and under admitted free.

Monday, Dec. 22


Swing Street Combo will play as part of the "Harmony For Mayo" series from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Lips Atrium, Charlton Building, Mayo Clinic. Free.

Wednesday, Dec. 24

Dean Robinson will perform songs of the season on the Mayo Clinic Carillon at 4 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve. The music will be heard throughout the downtown area of Rochester. The carillon is located atop the Plummer Building.

Friday, Dec. 26

Tim Mahoney, a Minneapolis singer, songwriter and guitarist, will play in concert at 9:30 p.m. at Rookies Sports Grill and Bar, 1517 16th St. S.W. in Rochester. Cover at the door. Information:

Saturday, Dec. 27

Holiday Garage Band Jam, featuring Caribou, Downchilds, GB All Stars, the Rogue and Therica, starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn South in Rochester. Cover at the door: $10.

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