Faced with the imminent passing of a Twin Cities institution, the local jazz community should be out in full force for this final weekend of the venerable Artists' Quarter. A lot of history has been made over the years at the AQ, a host of memorable gigs and notable recordings while owner/drummer Kenny Horst kept the torch burning against all odds. No one knows for sure who will lug their instruments into the AQ for a final go-round, but the last chapter's almost guaranteed to add to the joint's legend. As jazz connoisseur Pat Courtmanche wrote in the AQ's last calendar: "One can only imagine the combination of fireworks and waterworks."
Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m. Starts: Dec. 27. Continues through Dec. 28, 2013