Freeloader Friday: Thanksgiving weekend


In this early edition of Freeloader Friday we have a few shop local events, craft markets, and a few great excuses to get out of the house.


Tramps Like Us Thanksgiving Eve Show

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

With Stereo Intercourse. 9:30 p.m.


Club Taco

(Maruso Street Food and Cocktails: 715 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-333-0100)

9 p.m.


Holidazzle Village

(Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis)

Featuring a vendor mart, skating rink, entertainment, fireworks on opening and closing night, more. For more info, visit 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Through December 20.


Black Friday Market

(612BREW, 945 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis; 612-930-4606)

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Co-op Shop with Gumball Collective

(Fair State Brewing Cooperative, 2506 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-444-3574)


Noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Chemistry Set (CD Release Show)

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

With Doug Otto & the Getaways. 10 p.m.

Friday Night Jazz Series

(The Nicollet: 1931 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-424-5513)

Weekly jazz concert series produced by Illicit Productions, and curated by Steve Kenny. 8:30 p.m.

Wells Fargo Winter Skate

(Rice Park, W. Fourth St., St. Paul; 651-632-5111)

For more info, visit The rink is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Free; $4 skate rental (free with a Wells Fargo check or credit card). Open skate hours are: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. Through February 7, 2016.



Hollow Boys

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

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

The Tipsy Talent Show

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

Featuring guest judges and prizes. 9:30 p.m.

The Minneapolis Rock Art Experience

(Day Block Brewing Co., 1105 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-617-7793,

Featuring the music-based work of local painters, illustrators, and photographers, with live music, food, and local brews. 4-10 p.m. 

3rd Annual Shop Small Holiday Market

(St. Anthony City Hall And Community Center, 3301 Silver Lake, Columbia Heights, 612-788-0137)

Small businesses feature their locally-made artisan & organic foods, custom art and prints, health and beauty products, and gift baskets, with free child care provided for shoppers, and a free yoga class at 1:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

50th & France Tree Lighting Ceremony

(50th & France, 3925 50th St. W., Edina, 952-922-1524)

Featuring a visit by Santa, holiday songs, and complimentary coffee and cider. 3-5 p.m.

Local Holiday Gift Market @ the Wedge Table

(Wedge Table, 2412 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-465-8850,

Featuring community vendors, DIY projects, kids' homemade gift making, and holiday cocktail recipes and sampling from Du Nord. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Midway Holiday Pop-Up Shop

(The Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Ave. N., St. Paul, 612-722-7000,

Part of Small Business Saturday. 12-6 p.m. 

Nokomis Tree Lighting

(Oxendale's Market, 5025 S. 34th Ave., Minneapolis, 612-724-4474,

Featuring holiday music, Santa Claus, free root beer, and free books for children. 4-6 p.m. 

Northeast Farmers' Market

(Solar Arts by Chowgirls, 711 15th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-203-0786)

10 a.m. to 1 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.