Not interested in trekking to the other side of town for a party out of your price range? Two nearby bars are inviting neighbors to celebrate together for free this New Year's Eve. Memory Lanes' (2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.721.6211) event features headliners Al's Rockabilly Trio, plus thrash and garage sounds from the Violent Shifters, and old school burlesque with Mustache Jim & the Straight Razors. The evening will also include DJ sets from Maid Rite. If you're looking to do some bowling at the party, call ahead and reserve a lane for $69.99, which gets you shoes, pizza, pop, a champagne toast, and party favors for up to six people. Across the street at the Hexagon Bar (2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.722.3454), barhoppers can enjoy performances from psychobilly group Sex Rays, and rockers Reckless Ones, Person Hurter, and Pennyroyal. Partiers are welcome to hop between bars and enjoy both free shows.
Fri., Dec. 31, 10 p.m., 2010