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Ice cream tasting, Smack Shack patio party, winter bike ride: Freeloader Friday

Ice cream tasting, Smack Shack patio party, winter bike ride: Freeloader Friday
L-R: Molly Wicks, Anne Labovitz, Regla de Oro Gallery
With temperatures rising into the 30s, it's going to feel like a heatwave this weekend. So get out of the house and have some fun before it drops to -25 again.

This week in Freeloader Friday we have an ice cream tasting, a winter bike ride at the Mill City Farmers' Market, a patio party at Smack Shack, and more. Come check out our list and plan your weekend.

Ice cream tasting, Smack Shack patio party, winter bike ride: Freeloader Friday

FRIDAY:

Anne Labovitz: Layers
(Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers Hotel, 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-767-6999, www.chambersminneapolis.com)

6-9 p.m.

Heat Wave Patio Party
(Smack Shack, 603 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-259-7288)

In honor of the weather shift from -20 to 35, the shack will be opening its patio and serving complimentary mulled hot cider and bowls of shrimp corn chowder. (The drinks will be pretty cheap then, too, with $3-$4 beers, $4 rails, and $5 wines.) 4 to 6 p.m.

Pennyroyal, Warehouse Eyes, Joey Michaels
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Pho, American Youth
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

7 p.m.

Holler House, Lovely Dark, Midas & Black Medicine, the Beat Detectives, Jeff Schuller
(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

7 p.m.

Gabby Z
(Ginkgo Coffeehouse: 721 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-645-2647)

8 p.m.

Paranoid Dananoid
(Hell's Kitchen: 80 S. 9th St., Minneapolis, 612-332-4700)

10 p.m.  

Teenage Moods, Shaking Babies, Ogre Smash Death Boom
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Sun Gods to Gamma Rays, the Farewell Circuit
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

Will Effertz, the Free Three
(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

9:30 p.m.

 

Ice cream tasting, Smack Shack patio party, winter bike ride: Freeloader Friday
Jesse Peterson, Uh Huh

SATURDAY:

Weird Neighbor
(SOOlocal: A Division of SooVAC, 3506 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263)

Work of nearly 40 artists, each are represented by one small work that must co-exist with its neighbor. 6-9 p.m.

Monthly Winter Market
(Mill City Farmers' Market, 704 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580, www.millcityfarmersmarket.org)

10 a.m.-1 p.m.
 
Also at the Mill City Market:

Riding Slushy: Protected Bike Ride at the Winter Market
(Mill City Farmers' Market, 704 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580, www.millcityfarmersmarket.org)

This group ride goes to Freewheel bike and back, with a winter biking presentation. More info here. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ice cream tasting, Smack Shack patio party, winter bike ride: Freeloader Friday
Keren Kroul, Untitled

Remasterpiece
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.org)

Artists give their spin on classic pieces. There will be an artists' discussion 1 p.m.

Dead Bundy and the Neat Neat Neats, Sasquatch and the Meth Birds, the Han Dynasty, DJ Bob Marino
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Chris Holm, Godnightgolddust, Uptight & the Getdowns, the Fab Hackmasters
(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

7 p.m.

Mark Joseph Project
(Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Uptown: 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-9900)

9 p.m.

Ice cream tasting, Smack Shack patio party, winter bike ride: Freeloader Friday
Molly Wicks, Map #5a

Molly Wicks
(Shoebox Gallery, 2948 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-825-3833, www.mnartists.org/shoebox_gallery)

6-8 p.m.

Up the Mountain Down the Mountain, the David Rupel Experience, Bisento, Fauxsie & the Manshees
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Winter Trails Day Event
(Fort Snelling State Park, 101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul, 612-725-2389, www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/fort_snelling/index.html)

Featuring snowshoeing, cross country skiing, skijoring, ice fishing, ice sculpting, naturalist guided hikes, traditional ice harvesting, winter camping info, hot cocoa, bonfire, and more. Whew. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. It's free, though parking permit rules apply.

Ice cream tasting, Smack Shack patio party, winter bike ride: Freeloader Friday

Art from the Woodland Style
(The Frameworks, 2202 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul, 651-698-3372)

Artists from Lac Courte Oreilles. 7-9 p.m.

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

10:30 p.m.

Curtis Blake & Greazy Gravy
(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

9 p.m.

Metal Show Tribute
(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

9:30 p.m.

Ice cream tasting, Smack Shack patio party, winter bike ride: Freeloader Friday

Solo Show: Works by Carl A. Smith III
(The Smitten Kitten, 3010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6088, www.smittenkittenonline.com)

8-11 p.m.

Free Second Saturdays
(Bakken Library and Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-926-3878, www.thebakken.org)

With special activities and happenings. January's installment celebrates Earl Bakken's 90th birthday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Christoph Bruhn, Harry Stout
(Ginkgo Coffeehouse: 721 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-645-2647)

7 p.m., 7 p.m.

 

Ice cream tasting, Smack Shack patio party, winter bike ride: Freeloader Friday

SUNDAY:

Talk To Me
(Regla De Oro Gallery, 2743 Lyndale Avenue S., Minneapolis, 612-886-1247)

Minneapolis languages captured on canvas and wood panels. 1-4 p.m.

The Kind Red Spirits, Running Riots, the Lazy Kids
(Cause Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-6000, www.spiritsandsound.com)

9 p.m.

Lazy Magnet, Noise Nomads, Tether, Dungeon Broads, Cruelty, Growth Spert
(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

9 p.m.

Music Under Glass: The Sunny Era
(Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park: 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, 651-487-8200)

4:30 p.m.

Free Monthly Sweet Science Ice Cream Tasting
(Verdant Tea, 2111 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-223-8907, www.verdanttea.com)

Taste 15+ flavors. 4-7 p.m.

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

Rent skates for free by flashing a Wells Fargo check or credit card. More info at www.wellsfargowinterskate.com/skating-info. Fridays, Saturdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 2.


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