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Hotel, Winemaking 101: Freeloader Friday

Did you end up spending more than you wanted to for New Year's Eve? Are you living in fear of the credit card bill now that the holidays are over? Being in debt doesn't mean that you can't have fun this weekend. This edition of Freeloader Friday features art shows, dance parties, rock shows, and even a winemaking class that won't cost you a dime to attend.

Come take a look at our list and start planning your weekend.
 

Hotel, Winemaking 101: Freeloader Friday
Eric Franzen works on a mural in progress

FRIDAY:

Resident Artists VIII: In Process
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.com)

Come see photography, sketches, and other pieces that explore the process of taking an idea to creative reality. 7-10 p.m.

Lowertown First Fridays
(Lowertown, 6th and Sibley, St. Paul)

This monthly event features open studios and galleries, food and drink specials, performances, music, and more. For more info, visit lowertownfirstfridays.com. 6-9 p.m.

The Desert Vest, With a Gun for a Face, Oblivion, Orange Blank

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

9 p.m.

Freewheelin' First Friday
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Gary Burger & the Spectors, the Conquerors, the Floorshakers. 10 p.m.

Jack Klatt & the Cat Swingers

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

10 p.m.

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

With Jonathan Ackerman.

 

Hotel, Winemaking 101: Freeloader Friday

SATURDAY:

Fruit Phonics
(Rosalux Gallery, 1224 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-747-3942, www.rosaluxgallery.com)

Show features new works by Daniel Buettner. 7-11 p.m.

Luther the Devil, Silverback Colony, Toby Thomas Churchill
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

Winemaking 101
(Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies, 5825 Excelsior Blvd., Minneapolis, 952-925-9854, www.midwestsupplies.com)

Learn how to make your own booze. 10:30 a.m.

Hotel, Winemaking 101: Freeloader Friday

Free First Saturday: Fables & Fairytales
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600, www.walkerart.org)

Afternoon features free activities for families, including a performance of Hmong Tiger Tales by Mu Performing Arts. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Connections: 18 Images with a Common Thread
(Form + Content Gallery, 210 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-436-1151, www.formandcontent.org)

Exhibition previews new art book. 6-9 p.m.

First Show

(Banfill-Locke Center For the Arts, 6666 E. River Road, Fridley, 763-574-1850, www.banfill-locke.org)

This exhibition features the work of first place winners of the 2010 BLCA Members show. 5-7 p.m.

Not Quite Dead
(Gabe's by the Park: 991 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul, 651-646-3066)

9:30 p.m.

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

Musical performances by Two Eyes for the Dead, Killwire, Hawthorn Guild, These Worlds Collide, live painting by Rogue Citizen. 9 p.m.

SUNDAY:

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

With I.L.I.C.I.T., Mac Spillz, Bars & Measures, Uglieman.

Hip-Hop Night
(Fine Line Music Cafe: 318 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-8100)

With Breakneck the Mage, Fear Itself, Kuley, Analyrical, Rich Garbey, and more. 7 p.m.

Garbagemen, Up Jumped the Devil
(Hymie's Vintage Records: 3820 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-729-8890)

3 p.m.

Daughters of the Sun, Skoal Kodiak, Heavy Deeds, Myrrh
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Ashley Gold
(Cause Spirits & Soundbar: 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-6000)

9 p.m.

ONGOING FREE:

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Never been to a Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra concert? Sign up online for two free tickets and see what you have been missing. Visit www.thespco.org/firstconcertfree for more info.

Wells Fargo Winter Skate
(Landmark Plaza, W 5th St. & N. Market St., St. Paul)

Visit www.wellsfargowinterskate.com for a complete list of hours, dates, and rental info. Bring your own skates, or get a free skate rental when you flash your Wells Fargo credit or checking card. Fridays, Saturdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through February 5.


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