MORE

Pleasure Principle, Saint Paul Winter Carnival: Freeloader Friday

Pleasure Principle, Saint Paul Winter Carnival: Freeloader Friday
Ice sculpture by Chris Swarbrick
This weekend is a great week for free winter festivals. The Saint Paul Winter Carnival started up this Thursday, so the capital city is bustling with activities including free sporting events, ice sculpting contests, outdoor yoga in the park, and more. Folks who like fancy sleds will want to check out the Art Sled Rally this Saturday in Powderhorn Park, and warm up on the dance floor at Rockabilly Night at 331 Club. Fans of pub trivia should also be sure to attend Trivia Mafia's five-year anniversary party.

Come check out our list of free stuff to do this weekend.

Pleasure Principle, Saint Paul Winter Carnival: Freeloader Friday

FRIDAY:

126th Saint Paul Winter Carnival
(Downtown St. Paul)

This huge, city-wide celebration features ice-sculpting competitions, sporting events, barhopping, art exhibits, parades, scavenger hunt, and more. Many events are free, but some do have a cover charge. For info, visit www.winter-carnival.com.

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

With Espada & Mike 2600. 10 p.m.

WORKING TITLE: An Evolving Art Exhibit
( CO Exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, 612-379-4151)

This group show features four weeks of evolving artworks created collaboratively. 6-9 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

Terracide, the Bloodshot, Ass Brigade
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Pleasure Principle, Saint Paul Winter Carnival: Freeloader Friday

Kathleen Waterloo, Fred Lisaius
(Circa Gallery, 210 N. First St., Minneapolis, 612-332-2386, www.circagallery.org)

Paintings. 5-8 p.m.

Rat Catcher, Diesel Falcon, Earthman 666
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Saint Paul Winter Carnival Children's Art Show Extravaganza
( AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-255-6624, www.theazgallery.org)

5-8 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

 

Pleasure Principle, Saint Paul Winter Carnival: Freeloader Friday
Photo by Anna Lethert

SATURDAY:

Art Sled Rally
( Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-823-1141)

Watch folks ride down a hill on art sleds. With live music, performances. Visit www.artsledrally.com for more info. 2 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

The Boys n' the Barrels
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

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

With the Falls, Ross Kleiner & the Thrills, the Unholy 3. 9 p.m.

Pleasure Principle, Saint Paul Winter Carnival: Freeloader Friday

Winterfest mit Euro Dance Party
(Germanic-American Institute, 301 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651-222-7027, www.gai-mn.org)

Tent party from 3-7 p.m. features a bonfire, live music from Dale Dahmen and the Beats, party games, Glühwein, beer, brats, more. The Euro Dance Party from 7 p.m. to midnight features DJ Ben in the Ratskeller. 3-7 & 7-midnight.

Tuck Fire Fund, with Ponyboy, the Violent Shifters, Hukedicht USA, 20 Dollar Love

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

10 p.m.

Closing Party
(Dreamhaven Books And Comics, 2301 East 38th St., Minneapolis, 612-823-6161, www.dreamhavenbooks.com)

Dreamhaven will be (mostly) closing it's doors and moving online, with occasional sales and special events. Celebrate the bookstore at this party. 7 p.m.

Pleasure Principle, Saint Paul Winter Carnival: Freeloader Friday
The Naughty Shanty

Art Shanty Projects 2012
(Medicine Lake, 9699 17th Ave. N., Plymouth)

Head on out to the lake to visit this charming artists' community featuring games, activities, music, performances, fashion events, family happenings, and much more. Dress warm as it's chillier on the ice. Visit www.artshantyprojects.org for more info. Saturdays, Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Feb. 5.

Mike Felten

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

9 p.m.

Good Design Is Forever: Celebrating 1960s Finnish Design
(Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6611)

Featuring Finnish 1960s glass and textile exhibits, architectural tours, period live music, documentary films, kids' art projects, and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

BundledUp! Winter Fun Day
(Oak Hill Park, 3400 Rhode Island Ave. S., Columbia Heights, 952-924-2540)

This daylong event includes ice skating, a kids' hockey clinic, sledding, a cross country ski tour, hay rides, ski lessons, snowshoeing, bonfires, music, cocoa, and s'mores. The event will also be at Louisiana Oaks Park (3550 Louisiana Ave. S., St. Louis Park). 12-4 p.m.

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

10:30 a.m.

SUNDAY:

Trivia Mafia's 5th Anniversary Party
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746, www.331.mn)

Test your trivial knowledge at this party featuring a screening of the group's new movie, games, a round pitting Trivia Mafia against folks from the Current, and more. Read all about it here. 8 p.m.

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

This live broadcast of the internet radio show will include special guest David Witt. 8 p.m.

The Bad Pennies

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

8 p.m.

Sierra DeMulder
(Honey, 205 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-746-0306, www.honeympls.com)

The author celebrates the publication of New Shoes on a Dead Horse with readings and performances by John Jodzio, Kerry Alexander, and A LOUD HEART (Guante & Claire Taubenhaus). 7 p.m.

South of the River Wedding Expo
(Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn, 14201 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville, 952-435-2100, www.nicolletinn.com)

Visit www.facebook.com/nicolletinng for more info. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

ONGOING FREE:

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.



Sponsor Content