Carnage CD-release, Agents of Orange: Freeloader Friday

Now that the holidays are over and our scary credit bill is most likely in the mail, it's time to start super saving. Thankfully, there are tons of events around the city that promise a good time, and are absolutely free. This week we've got dance nights, art shows, rock concerts, and an awesome CD-release performance featuring Carnage. Be sure to read the fine print (or rather, the bold text): Though all events here are free, some require that you're of a certain gender, or that you are in the door and partying before a certain hour.  

Carnage CD-release, Agents of Orange: Freeloader Friday


Resident Artists VII: Agents of Orange
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.378.8888,

This group show explores the color orange, an oft-maligned color. 7-10 p.m.

Lowertown First Fridays
(Lowertown, 6th and Sibley, St. Paul)

This monthly event features open studios and galleries, food and drink specials, performances, music, and more. For more info, visit 6-9 p.m.

Freewheelin' First Fridays
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Featuring the Floorshakers and Peach Fuzz Forest. 9:30 p.m.

Fantastic Fridays
(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651.228.9274)

Experimental jazz with the Fantastic Merlins. 8 p.m.

Red Label, Circle of Heat
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

Blues, funk. 10 p.m.

DEMO Showcase
(St. Paul Aerie for the Arts, 287 Maria Ave., St. Paul, 651.774.7643)

With Voodoo, the Hillary Howard Band, Logan Juusola. 18+. 7:30 p.m.

(Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.331.9800)

With Jonathan Ackerman.

Phil Berbig, Dwight Hobbes, Dream of the Wild
(Corner Coffee, 514 Third St. N., Minneapolis, 612.801.9233)

Folk. 7 p.m.

Skoal Kodiak, Dreamland Faces, Brute Heart, Knuckle Grinder
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

9 p.m.



Carnage (CD-release)
(Fifth Element, 2411 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.377.0044)

Speed rapper Carnage drops his new CD with a little help from friends Toki Wright, Desdamona, Kristoff Krane, Felipe, Maria Isa, and more. All ages. 4 p.m.

(Dancing Ganesha, 1100 Harmon Pl., Minneapolis, 612.338.1877)

With DJ Sound of Fujun. 18+. WARNING! To get in free you have to be a lady, and you have to enter before 10:30 p.m., otherwise it will cost you $10. 10 p.m.

Teenage Elixir
(Tarnish&Gold Gallery, 1511 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis,

Bloodtime presents this evening featuring new works by 8 different creatives, including Jesse Draxler, Justin James Sehorn, Garrett Perry, Chris Park, Nick Howard, and Mark Vomit. With sounds by Elite Gymnastics, Dada Trash Collage, and Malcolm Alchemy. 7 p.m. to midnight. WARNING! To get in free, get there before 8 p.m., otherwise it will cost you $5.

Zorongo Flemenco Open House
(Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater and School, 3012 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.724.2000,

Sample classes and performances. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Winter Trails Day
(Fort Snelling State Park, 101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul, 612.725.2389)

Check out snowshoe demos, learn about geo-caching for beginners, take a naturalist-lead hike, go ice fishing, and get info on outdoor activities. There will also be dogs, and a bonfire. Noon to 4 p.m.

Waxx Maxx, the Giravves, Baby Boys, Kill-Me Kare Bare
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

9 p.m.

Lithium, Fighters of Foo
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

10 p.m.


Brew and View with the Queen 2: Dueling Divas
(Brit's Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612.332.3908,

Take in a panel talk on the Tudors with Minnesota Opera's Mary Stuart sopranos Judith Howarth (Mary, Queen of Scots) and Brenda Harris (Queen Elizabeth I), as well as director Kevin Newbury. The discussion is followed by a screening of Mary of Scotland starring Katherine Hepburn. 3:30 p.m.

Patty & the Buttons
(Aster Café, 125 Main St. SE, Minneapolis, 612.379.3138)

Accordion. 11 a.m.


Wells Fargo Winter Skate
(Rice Park, 109 W. 4th St., St. Paul)

Flash your Wells Fargo check or credit card for a free skate rental. For times, visit Through Feb. 6, 2011.

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