Freeloader Friday: 32 free things to do this weekend


This week in free stuff to do we have a ton of fun studio hops, an ex-first daughter, and live music. Come take a look and plan your weekend.


2015 Holiday Sale and Open Studio Tour

(2010 Artblok, 2010 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)

Building-wide open house and sale featuring work from over 30 artists. Fri. 4-9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.




Founder's Day Celebration

(Crooner's Lounge & Supper Club: 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, 763-571-9020)

Featuring Mia Dorr, Andrew Walesch, Gary LaRue, Patrick Allen, Debbie Duncan, and Davina & the Vagabonds. 4-11 p.m.

Lee Henke (EP Release Show)

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

With Rachel Hanson and Soren Staff. 10 p.m.

The Horrible and The Miserable, Pale Angels, Lutheran Heat, Atomic Lights, Black Widows, The Chinchees, The Outtacontrollers

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

9 p.m.

Regarding Elliott

(Weinstein Gallery, 908 W. 46th St., Minneapolis, 612-822-1722,


Photographs by Elliott Erwitt. 6-8 p.m.

POOF Pop-Up Record Fair

(The White Page, 3109 E. 42nd St., Minneapolis)

Featuring obscurities and collectibles from a small selection of sellers, and live performances by Tom Carter, and Matthew De Gennaro. Fri. 4-10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  

Navigate MN Latino Family Event

(North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, 763-488-0391,


Featuring panel discussions, guest speakers, student performances, and workshops. Held in NHCC's Center for Business and Technology building. 5-8 p.m. 

Chelsea Clinton

(Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-224-8320)

The former first daughter signs her new book, It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going! Ticket required, issued with book purchase. 5 p.m. 



Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibit

(Instinct Art Gallery, 940 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-240-2317)

Group multi-media art show, with songs for Syrian refugees, and benefit for Wilderness Inquiry. 6-8 p.m.


Trip Around the Sun

(Insight Brewing, 2821 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-722-7222)


Outdoor party features a special menu from Gastrotruck, UP Coffee Roasters, cigars, games, beer, and music from Nathan Scott Phillips Band, Pleezer, Appetite For Zaccardi, MaLLy, Toki Wright. Admission is free with a canned food donation. Noon to 10 p.m.

Saint Paul Almanac: A Ten-Year Retrospective

(Amsterdam, 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 612-285-3112,

Readings by Bao Vang, Margaret Hasse, Michael Kiesow Moore, Stacy Remke, Marion Gomez, and Eric Larson. Noon.  

Northeast Farmers Market Winter Market

(Solar Arts Building, 711 NE 15th Ave., Minneapolis, 763-234-5069,


Featuring local food vendors and artisans, DJ music, and children's activities. Third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through March 19. 

Holiday Warehouse Boutique

(Ceil Loft and Home, 4950 West 35th Street St. Louis Park, MN )

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Human Nature: Works by Shelly Mosman

(The Gallery @ Fox Tax, 503 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-824-2829,


New photographs. 6-10 p.m.

Piotr Szyhalski: Three Factory Pieces

(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176,

7-11 p.m. 



(Valley Creek Mall, 1750 Weir Dr., Woodbury, 651-739-9433)


Music, comics, and collectibles show. Plus Rick Shefchik presents his new book, Everybody's Heard about the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock 'n' Roll in Minnesota. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

The World Jubilee

(Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Rd., Eden Prairie, 952-944-6300)

Market featuring local and international handcrafted goods. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

53rd Annual Macy's Minneapolis SantaLand

(Macy’s Downtown Minneapolis, 700 Nicollet Mall (skyway level), Minneapolis, 612-375-2200,

Featuring holiday decorations, animated elves, Mrs. Claus' Holiday Bakery, Make-A-Wish Wishing Well, and daily visits from Santa. Nov. 21-Dec. 24. 

Black Hearts Burlesque

(LUSH, 990 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis)

With Mona Montague, Scarlette Revolver, Jeez Loueez. 9 p.m.

MCAD Art Sale

(MCAD - Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2501 Stevens Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700,

It's the final day of the three-day sale. There will still be lots and lots of stuff to check out. Buy work created by students and recent graduates, proceeds go directly to artists or to scholarship funds. Fri. 6-9 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Holiday Collect Jewelry Show

(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-363-5612,

Jewelry arts show and sale hosted by the Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild. Sat.-Sun., 12-6 p.m.  

Leslie Rich and the Rocket Soul Choir

(Morrissey's Irish Pub: 913 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-465-8555)

9 p.m..

Southern Resident Killer Whales

(Sidhe Brewing Company: 652 Jenks Ave., St. Paul, 612-424-1534)

With Cadence and the Wolf. 7-9:30 p.m. 

Hollow Boys

(Grumpy's Bar & Grill: 1111 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-340-9738)

November residency with various opening acts. 10 p.m. 

Dead Bundy and the Neat Neat Neats 

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

10 p.m.

Dead & Co. After Party 

(Cabooze: 917 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6425)

With the Cellar Kings, and Richard Colliers & the Filthy Rich Band. 9 p.m. 18+.

Nato Coles & the BDB, Gateway District, Indonesian Junk, Crab Legs, Slow Death, 83 Wolfpack, Braver, Black Sam Malone

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

9 p.m.


Linden Hills Holiday Farmers' Market

(Sunnyside Gardens, 3723 W. 44th St., Minneapolis; 612­-926-­2654)

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. . Through December 20.

Shell Shag, Vacation, Pale Angels, Partial Traces, Mystic Liberal, Hard Feelings

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

10 p.m.

Holiday Open House

(Northern Clay Center, 2424 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-339-8007,

Featuring cider, hands-on clay workshops, and holiday wares. 12-4 p.m.  

Also at Northern Clay Center:

Scenes from the Side of the Road

Noon-4 p.m. 

Minneapolis Craft Market

(Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-758-0105,

Based on the London street market concept, outdoor event that will be held rain, shine, or snow. Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 27.