ST. CLOUD — It's a jam packed weekend full of fun happening around Central Minnesota this weekend. Take in GREAT Theatre's performance of the Big Friendly Giant at St. John's University, enjoy mind-blowing acrobatics and spectacular illusions at the Paramount theater with the Acrobat Cirquetacular and Craig Karges, and some St. Patrick's Day fun with a performance by the Mill Creek Irish and the Shamrock Shuffle 5k and 10k. Read more in The Weekender!

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    GREAT Theatre's The Big Friendly Giant

    St. John's University

    A story with large proportions is taking center stages this weekend at St. John's University. GREAT Theatre will be bringing Roald Dahl's book the Big Friendly Giant to life at the Stephen B. Humphrey Theatre Saturday. The story features a 24 foot tall giant who visits children in the night spreading good dreams. On his route he comes across a little orphan named Sophie and together they team up with the Queen of England to save the other children from evil giants. Tickets for the show are just $10 and show starts at 2:00 p.m.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    -Saturday, March 11th, 2:00 p.m.

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    The Acrobats of Cirquetacular

    Paramount Theatre

    Enjoy a breath taking performance your and your family will enjoy at the Paramount Theatre Sunday afternoon. The New York based Acrobats of Cirquetacular will be performing a mind-boggling display of artistry and athleticism. It's a fantastic show and one you don't want to miss as it stops in St. Cloud. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and children. Show times start at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Sunday, March 12th, 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

    Abby Faulkner
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    Craig Karges: Mentalist and Illusionist

    Paramount Theatre

    One of the world's most famous illusionists will be performing in St. Cloud this weekend. Craig Karges has become a global phenomenon performing on The Tonight Show, Fox News and Entertainment Tonight. His performance will dazzle the eye and captivate the mind during his spellbinding performance. It's a show you won't want to miss.t of his awards goes on and on. You really don’t want to miss. Tickets are $18 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre.

    CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Saturday, March 11th, 7:30 p.m.

    (Photo: Paramount Theatre)
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    Mill Creek Irish

    St. Cloud Bo Diddley's

    Feel the Luck of the Irish tomorrow (Friday) night with a pre-St. Patrick's Day event. Mill Creek Irish returns to Bo Diddley's to perform music of the great Irish bands such as Patrick Street, Clancy Brothers, Dervish and Danu. This St. Cloud group brings seasoned voices and traditional ballads and pub sing-alongs to life. Tickets for the show are $12 and the fun starts at 7:30 p.m.


    -Friday, March 10th, 7:30 p.m.

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    Sauk Rapids Shamrock Shuffle 5k, 10k

    Sauk Rapids Municipal Park

    Lace up your running shoes and get out an enjoy the weather this weekend with a fun St. Patty's Day run. Sauk Rapids is holding their annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k and 10k! You're encourage to run in your best St. Patty's Day gear as there will be prizes for the best dressed. Registration is $30 for the 5k and $35 for the 10k. The race begins at 9:00 a.m. at Sauk Rapids Municipal Park.

    CLICK HERE to register!

    -Saturday, March 11th, 9:00 a.m.