Real talk: we tried to be normal this time, but we couldn’t resist returning with several Santa sacks worth of nerdy holiday fun. Please join us as we celebrate the season with presentations about holiday gatherings, Netflix Christmas royalty and VERY naughty surgeons (take that, holiday theme!).

Historian Jess McCullough confronts us with an unrecognizable Europe with “Blood and Peppermint: The Implied Geopolitics of the Netflix Christmas Universe (NCU).”

Troy Abfalter takes us on a tour of (OTHER) local holiday lights displays with “Little Sweater-Beard: Magic, Mythology, and Outdoor Holiday Gatherings in Duluth.”

And historian of the macabre Kyra Lemieux gives us sweet, horrible relief from the holiday theming with “Opposite Santa Claus: Scandalous Surgeons of the Georgian Era.”

We’ll round out the evening with door prizes, goofy awards, and a game from gamemasters Alison and Garner Moffat. Also, courtesy of Elizabeth Brophy, we’ll have bassoon!

Doors at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. Still $5.  We will see you at Studio4, Historic Duluth Depot!

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