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Christmas Freeloader Friday... on a Monday

For many this week, the weekend starts on Tuesday. In honor of the most expensive holiday of all, we've got a Freeloader Friday post that covers seven whole days. Need to get out of the house on the cheap? We've got you covered.

Come take a look at our list and plan your week.

MONDAY:

Blue Monday

(Triple Rock Social Club: 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-333-7399)

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Eighties dance and New Wave hits with Patrick Donohoe and Benjamin Jones. 9 p.m.

Calamity & the Owl

(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

9 p.m.

Dan Lund & Buffaloaf

(Lee's Liquor Lounge: 101 Glenwood Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-9491)

8 p.m.

Lady J & Her Root Doctors

(Minnesota Music Cafe: 501 Payne Ave., St. Paul, 651-776-4699)

8 p.m.

Open Mic Night

(Acme Comedy Co., 708 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, 612-338-6393, www.acmecomedycompany.com)

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18+. 7:30 p.m. 

TUESDAY:

Joey Joey Michaels

(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

9 p.m.

The Lowland Lakers

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(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.  

Dead Disco

(Nomad World Pub: 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6424)

With DJ FooLProof, Garrison Grouse, and special guests. 9 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY:

Staraoke

(Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis; 612-333-7399)

Yes, we have something free to do on Christmas, and it's awesome. Grab your friends and get ready to sing some holiday tunes (or some heavy metal) with host ARZU at Staraoke karaoke night. 21+. 8 p.m.

THURSDAY:

Wells Fargo Winter Skate

(Rice Park, 109 W. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-632-5111)

Get out of the house and hit the ice. For info on leagues and open skating hours, visit www.wellsfargowinterskate.com/skating-info. Free; $2 skate rental if you don't have a Well's Fargo checking card. Through Feb. 1. The rink is open every day this week except Christmas Day.

Holiday Gift Show

(AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-255-6624, www.theazgallery.org)

Thursdays, Fridays, 5-8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Dec. 28.  

FRIDAY:

The Comedy Corner Open Mic Night

(The Corner Bar, 1501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-339-4333, www.thecornerbar.net)

10 p.m.

Walker Fields

(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Black Sam Malone

(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

With the Holy Rocka Rollaz. 10 p.m.

The Other Brothers

(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

9 p.m.

2014 Lowertown Reading Jam: Dakota Writers Speak to Presence

(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274, www.blackdogstpaul.com)

Featured writers include Lonna Hunter, Richard Merlin Johnson Jr., Lisa J. Yankton, and Colleen Casey. 6 p.m. 

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SATURDAY:

Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band

(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

The Dirt Road Ramblers, Bob Pat Band

(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Kwanzaa Celebration

(Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-872-4041, www.midtownglobalmarket.com)

Featuring music, dance, food, storytelling, and crafts. 3-6 p.m.

Steve Blexrud & the Thunderheads

(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

9 p.m.

SUNDAY:

Kill It! Comedy Open Mic

(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454, www.hexagonbar.com)

7 p.m.

GLBT Barndance

(Lee's Liquor Lounge: 101 Glenwood Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-9491)

7-10 p.m.

Kilo Flag, Citizens of the Empire, Summer Haunts

(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

8 p.m.