ST. CLOUD — There is plenty of fun family activities you can do to start of your new year throughout Central Minnesota this weekend. Share some laughs at Paramount Theatre with Louie Anderson, check out some local dance teams with the Cathedral Crusaderette Dance Competition, hear some great music at the Local Blend with Jack and Kitty, watch a bout with the SCAR Dolls or enjoy a night Moolight Ski at Quarry Park and Nature Preserve. Read more in The Weekender!

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    Louie Anderson

    Paramount Theatre

    Comedian and Emmy Award winner Louie Anderson is coming back to the Paramount Theatre this weekend. During his 30 year career Anderson has been a best-selling author, done several stand-up specials and sitcoms and performs for large crowds worldwide. Besides doing comedy, Anderson currently works as one of the main characters on the FX show Baskets. Tickets for the show are $32 and are going fast. He will be performing Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Saturday, January 6th, 7:30 p.m.
    - Sunday, January 7th, 3:00 p.m.

    Louie Anderson (Photo: louieanderson.com)
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    Cathedral Crusaderette Dance Show

    Cathedral High School

    Several high school dance teams and studio groups will be showcasing their moves at Cathedral High School this weekend. Annual Cathedral Crusaderette Dance Show takes place this Saturday in the north gym, and features the Crusaderettes and other teams from the St. Cloud area. There are two showtimes with the first at 2:00 p.m. and the second at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the show are $8 for adults and $5 for students.

    TICKETS AT THE DOOR!

    - Saturday, January 6th, 2:00 p.m.

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    Jack and Kitty

    St. Joseph

    Enjoy a unique musical experience put on by two high school sweethearts. Jack and Kitty are an Emmy Award winning musical duo that play Organic Vaudeville and Jug Band Folk for All Ages. Based in Minnesota, they love to perform concerts nationwide and play a variety of folk instruments including: banjo, guitar, ukulele, washboard, jug, kazoo and much more. Tickets to the show are free. The performance starts at 8:00 p.m. at the Local Blend in downtown St. Joseph.

    EVENT IS FREE!

    - Saturday, January 6th, 8:00 p.m.

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    SCAR Dolls

    St. Cloud

    St. Cloud's favorite roller derby team will be strapping on their skates this weekend. The SCAR Dolls are back for another bout at the River's Edge Convention Center Saturday night. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the action starting at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the bout are $10 in advance and $13 at the door, Kids 10 and under are free. Tickets can be found at the Skatin' Place, Granite City Comics and Youth Shelter Supply.

    TICKETS AT THE DOOR!

    - Saturday, January 6th, 6:00 p.m.

    Justin LaBounty WJON
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    Moonlight Ski

    Quarry Park

    Grab your ski's and make your way to Quarry Park this weekend for their annual Moonlight Ski event. Skiing will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and takes you through over four miles of lighted cross country ski trails. When your done you can enjoy some chili, snacks, and other hot drinks. If you don't have ski's and would like to rent them your are asked to contact Fitzharris Ski and Sport in advance to reserve your equipment.

    EVENT IS FREE!

    - Friday, January 5th, 6:00 p.m.