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Christmas karaoke, ugly sweaters on Nicollet: Freeloader Friday

The holidays are finally upon us. And while many will be doing last-minute shopping this weekend, there's still plenty of other things to do as well (and that won't tax your wallet). Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend (and Christmas eve and day).

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Christmas karaoke, ugly sweaters on Nicollet: Freeloader Friday
The Goondas

FRIDAY:

The Goondas, Red Daughters, Tickle Torture

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

10 p.m.

J. Otis Powell!
(Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-215-2600, www.openbookmn.org)

The artist celebrates the release of BALM!, a spoken-word/jazz CD. 7 p.m.

Illumination Winter Light Show
(Civil Engineering Building, 500 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/CivE)

Last chance to check out this light show designed by students featuring more than 100,000 LED lights set to music composed and performed by students. 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7 & 7:30 p.m.

Noiseliner, Earthrise, BOLO, Tiger Blue
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Christmas karaoke, ugly sweaters on Nicollet: Freeloader Friday
Nicholas de Villiers

Nicholas de Villiers
(Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-7110, www.boneshakerbooks.com)

The professor and author discusses queer art history. Read more about it here. 7 p.m.

Kevin Bowe & the Okemah Prophets, Dustin Lee
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

Widow Jones
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

9 p.m.

The Big Adventure, Wyatt Overman, String Theory
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. 18+.  

Becky Livermore
(Mario's Keller Bar: 2300 NE University Ave., Minneapolis, 612-781-3860)

Polka. 8 p.m.

 

SATURDAY:

Artists In Storefronts 3: Storefront Tour and Ugly Sweater Contest
(Black Forest Inn, 1 E. 26th St., Minneapolis)

Wear an ugly sweater and take a stroll through this neighborhood-wide installation. There will also be stops along to the to drink, pub crawl style. Read more about it here. 2 p.m.

Bill Koncar
(Mario's Keller Bar: 2300 NE University Ave., Minneapolis, 612-781-3860)

Polka. 8 p.m.

King Baron
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

The Resonators (CD-release)

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

9 p.m.

Morality Crisis, Vernon Wayne, Lockgnar, Monolith to Aramoff
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

No Man's String Band
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

8 p.m.

Gay Witch Abortion, Gospel Gossip, Jim & the French Vanilla
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.  

Matt Brutgers, Radar Secret Service, 55th, the Friendly Beers, Garvin
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. 18+.

Lion or Caselle, Southwire
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

Midnight. 21+.

 
SUNDAY:

Mick Sterling Holiday Show
(Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Uptown: 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-9900)

10 a.m.

Harborview, Broken Bicycles
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

Soul Rumination
(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

8 p.m.

Dean Harrington Trio
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

9 p.m.

Mother Banjo

(Republic at Seven Corners: 221 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6146)

9:30 p.m.

Actual Wolf
(Barbette: 1600 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-5710)

10 p.m.

MONDAY:

Silver City Millers
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

8 p.m.

DJ Debauchery
(Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365, www.schoonertavern.com)

With Adam & Jonny. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

Sing-a-long Fiddler on the Roof
(Jewish Community Center, 1375 St. Paul Ave., St. Paul, 651-698-0751, www.stpauljcc.org)

A sing-a-long presentation of the 1971 film. 5:30 p.m.

TUESDAY:

Staraoke Karaoke
(Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-333-7399, www.triplerocksocialclub.com)

Come sing tunes with hosted Arzu. 21+. 8 p.m.

ONGOING:

Patrick Kelley Worldwide Photography
Target Holidazzle Parade
(Nicollet Mall from 12th Street to 4th Street in downtown Minneapolis)

Bring a thermos of hot cocoa (or brandy) and watch this light show from the street (or the bar). More info at www.holidazzle.com. Thursdays-Sundays 6:30 p.m. Continues through Sunday.

Santa Busts a Christmas Move
(Bachman's, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-861-7600, www.bachmans.com)

Santa and Albert the Elf are back for holiday adventures. Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m., 12:30 & 2 p.m. Continues through Sunday.

SooVAC Pop-up Shop
(SooVAC Pop-up Shop, 3506 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263)

Featuring art and gifts from a great lineup of local artists and makers. Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays, 4-8 p.m. Continues through Monday.

Wells Fargo Winter Skate
(Landmark Plaza, 75 W. 5th St., St Paul, 651-292-3233)

Bring skates and enjoy the ice for free! More info at www.wellsfargowinterskate.com/skating-info. The opening reception 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 24 involves free performances, hot chocolate, and open skate. Through Feb. 3, 2011.

Christmas karaoke, ugly sweaters on Nicollet: Freeloader Friday




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