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Drinksgiving, Holidazzle, Winter Skate: Thanksgiving Freeloader Friday

Drinksgiving, Holidazzle, Winter Skate: Thanksgiving Freeloader Friday
Wells Fargo Winter Skate opens this Saturday
Thanksgiving weekend is almost here. And while most of us will be spending Thursday watching football and going in and out of a food coma, that can't last through Sunday. In this edition of Freeloader Friday we've got tons of activities to get you out of the house with activities for kids, for drunks, and for art lovers. Come take a look at our list.

Black Blondie
Black Blondie
Photo by France Barbeau

WEDNESDAY:

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

With Black Blondie. 10 p.m.

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

9:30 p.m.

Transmission
(Clubhouse Jager: 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-332-2686)

With DJ Jake Rudh. 10 p.m.  

Anthology of Interest
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

9 p.m. All ages.

The Death Comedy Jam
(Grumpy's Bar & Grill, 1111 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-340-9738, www.grumpys-bar.com)

9:30 p.m.

Free Bacon Wednesdays

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

Why yes, that's a free plate of bacon on your table. Yes, it will be replenished untul you are full. 21+. 9-11 p.m.

Alex Rossi's Root City Band
(Gluek's Restaurant & Bar: 16 N. 6th St., Minneapolis, 612-338-6621)

9 p.m.

St. Dominic's Trio
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

8 p.m.

Book of Dead Names, Nightosaur, Huge Rat Attacks, Bisento
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

The Comic Avengers, Tim Casey & the Martyrs, the Friendly Beers
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. 18+.  

KFAI House Party Presents
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Nikki & the RueMates. 7 p.m.

The Brass Messengers, Tree Party
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.
 

Drinksgiving, Holidazzle, Winter Skate: Thanksgiving Freeloader Friday
Patrick Kelley Woldwide Photography

FRIDAY:

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 Dec. 23.

Marcus Wise, Dean Magraw
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

7 p.m.

Dave Boquist & Friends
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. 18+.  

Wisconsin Concentration Camp, B.G. Entertainment, Allivion
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

The Comedy Corner Open Mic Night
(The Corner Bar, 1501 Washington Ave., Minneapolis, 612-339-4333, www.thecornerbar.net)

10 p.m..

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

8 p.m.

Fire in the Northern Firs
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

Blush Fridays
(Lush Food Bar: 990 Central Ave., Minneapolis)

With D-Baz. 10 p.m.

Karaoke
(James Ballentine VFW Post 246: 2916 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-823-6233)

Also Saturday. 9 p.m.

 

Drinksgiving, Holidazzle, Winter Skate: Thanksgiving Freeloader Friday
Kate Renee, Ok Who Broke These

SATURDAY:

Imaginarium
(Gamut Gallery, 1006 Marquette Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612-701-8272, www.gamutgallerympls.com)

Cool, colorful painting and items by Kate Renee and Brett Early. There will be a closing Reception 7 to 10 p.m. (Brett Early's art is the thumbnail for this post.)

Bryan Nichols & Dean Magraw
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

7 p.m.

Paul Metsa (CD-release)
(Electric Fetus: 2000 4th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-870-9300)

2 p.m.  

Morah Shay, Courtney Yasmineh, James Loney & Lolos Ghost, No Grass Limit, Rapedoor
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. 18+.

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

9 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

Claps, SMMNR, Vats, Dust Buns
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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

8 p.m.

Dan Ristrom
(Gluek's Restaurant & Bar: 16 N. 6th St., Minneapolis, 612-338-6621)

9 p.m.

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 Dec. 23.

Dread Naught Studios Holiday Party
(Dread Naught Studios, 720 NE Central Ave., Minneapolis, 612-554-6086, www.dreadnaughtphotography.com)

With paintings and photography for sale, live painting, raffles, massages, champagne, beer, treats, music. 6-11 p.m.

Morah Shay, Courtney Yasmineh, James Loney & Lolos Ghost, No Grass Limit, Rapedoor
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. 18+.

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

Bring skates and enjoy the ice for free! Or pay $2 to rent a pair. 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.

Drinksgiving, Holidazzle, Winter Skate: Thanksgiving Freeloader Friday

SUNDAY:

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

7 p.m.

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

8 p.m.

Weekends with the Weisguides: Visual Journal Making
(Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, 333 E. River Road, Minneapolis, 612-625-9494, www.wam.umn.edu)

For kids. Create your own journal and tour "The WAM Files: The Art of the Archives." 1 p.m. 


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