Celebrate the approaching Winter Solstice and support In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre in one fell swoop. On Wednesday, the company will be holding court at Indeed Brewing Company, where folks can try their hand at making a lantern during the afternoon and early evening, and catch a zany new puppet show by Steve Ackerman and his merry band later (9:30 p.m.). The performance—which features former Bedlam darlings Maren Ward and Jon Mac Cole, plus music by Joseph Evans—involves a society of mountain creatures and a cyclops. There are no tickets for the event, but each beer (or root beer) sold will go toward helping out HOBT. So bring a friend, get your photo taken in the puppet photobooth, and make sure one of the Twin Cities’ most beloved organizations sails into the new year with a healthy budget.