Pond hockey, Broadway fashion: Freeloader Friday

Even though the weather looks like it will remain frigid through this weekend, there's still plenty of fun free things to do out in the great outdoors. Or, find something cozy inside. This edition of Freeloader Friday features sporting events like the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, high fashion with a Jack Edward's retrospective exhibition, a dance party featuring disco, and art shows in galleries and on lakes.

Come take a look.

Pond hockey, Broadway fashion: Freeloader Friday
Sketch by Jack Edwards


Character in Costume: A Jack Edwards Retrospective
(The Goldstein Museum of Design, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul, 612-624-7434,

As a couture/costume designer, Jack Edwards has dressed Kathryn Hepburn for Broadway, designed looks for Prince and for the Guthrie, and a created costumes for the first Holdazzle Parade. The latest show at the Goldstein will show highlights from the St. Paul resident's long and amazing career. 6-8 p.m.

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

With DJ King Otto. 10 p.m.

(k)now: a blog launch party
(The Third Place Gallery, 3730 Chicago Ave. S. Studio B, Minneapolis)

Come celebrate of Wing Young Huie's new blog, (k)now, with a dialogue with Wing and sociologist Douglas Hartmann, Ph.D. The talk will be followed by ping pong and karaoke. 6:30 p.m.

Pond hockey, Broadway fashion: Freeloader Friday

U.S. Pond Hockey Championships
Lake Nokomis, 2401 E. Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-370-4938)

Teams compete all weekend for dominance on the pond. There will also be open skating for families, a beer garden, and other activities during the event. For more info, visit 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.

Wit in Wood: Nordic Figure Carving
(American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-4907,

Opening weekend activities includes a reception and talk on Fri. at 6 p.m., and a "carve-out" (sort of like a knit-out for woodcarvers) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., and woodcarving demonstrations Saturday and Sunday. 

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

10 p.m.

Pond hockey, Broadway fashion: Freeloader Friday
Ron Campbell

92 KQRS Classic Rock Art Show
(Macy's, 700 Nicollet Mall (skyway level), Minneapolis, 612-375-2200,

This show features music memorabilia, gig posters, cartoon cells, and original art from classic rock musicians and rock photographers. Yellow Submarine animator Ron Campbell will also be on hand creating art life and chatting with fans. A portion of the proceeds from sales benefit the Smile Network. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. through Sat. 

All the Way Rider, Earthrise, Torch the Spires, Witchden
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Pretend the World Musical Reading & Art Show
(Unity Church-Unitarian, 732 W. Holly Ave., St. Paul, 651-228-1456,

Art show features works inspired by and based on Kathryn Kysar's poetry. The opening event includes a musical reading by Kysar and Sean Egan, plus an artists' panel talk. 6:30 p.m.

Suzzy Roche
(Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-215-2600,

The musician performs and reads from Wayward Saints. 7 p.m.

Pond hockey, Broadway fashion: Freeloader Friday

Intersections: Women, Leadership, and the Power of Collaboration
(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700,

Local artists collaborate with female artists in leadership positions. 6-8 p.m.

MCAD Whittier Studios, 2845 S. Harriet Ave., Minneapolis)

Exhibit features works by past and present MCAD MFA students spanning over three decades. 6-9 p.m.

Off the Cuff: The Spontaneous and Unrehearsed
(Minneapolis Photo Center, 2400 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-643-3511)

7-10 p.m.

Histronic, Sans Souci Quartet, DJ Broadway Jones
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.



Juicy Steak Moustache
(Anita Sue Kolman Gallery, 1500 Jackson St. NE Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, 612-385-4239)

Group exhibit explores whimsy, surprise, and innovation. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

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

With Dirty McKenzie & SL8R. 10 p.m.

Wine Making 101
(Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies, 5825 Excelsior Blvd., Minneapolis, 952-925-9854,

10:30 a.m.

The May North (CD-release)
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Pond hockey, Broadway fashion: Freeloader Friday

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

This show features four weeks of evolving artworks created collaboratively by various artists. Receptions are 7-10 p.m. Sat., Jan 21; and 6-9 p.m. Fridays Jan. 27 through Feb. 10. 

Julia Douglas, Mother Banjo

(Honey: 205 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-746-0306)

6 p.m.

The Funeral & the Twilight, Claps, the Hollow Boys, the Rope
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Amy Rice: Navigate
Foiled Again, 2807 Johnson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-781-5150,

7-9 p.m.

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

Artists' discussion panel at 3 p.m.

Healthy Life Expo
Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-335-6000,

Visit for more info. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free with a foodshelf donation. 

Kite Festival
(Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

12-4 p.m. 

Pond hockey, Broadway fashion: Freeloader Friday

Freeze Frame: Capturing Nature in Winter
(Bell Museum Of Natural History, 10 SE Church St., Minneapolis, 612-624-7083,

TET SHOW 2012: Coming Home
(Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-624-2345,

Featuring musical performances, traditional, and modern dance, a fashion show, snacks, and more. 6-9 p.m.

Billy Johnson's Roadshow
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m. 

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 for more info. Saturdays, Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Feb. 5.

Pond hockey, Broadway fashion: Freeloader Friday
The Naughty Shanty


Pond hockey, Broadway fashion: Freeloader Friday
Chris Willcox, Lost Men


MAEP: Standards and 90º South
(Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-870-3131,

Work by Mark Ostapchuk and Chris Willcox.

Caitlin Robertson, Jake Hyer
(Hymie's Vintage Records: 3820 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-729-8890)

3 p.m. 

Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade, Paul Spring, Phillips Phonograph

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

Highland Paddy, Beg for Justice, Andy Joseph (CD-release)

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

7 p.m.


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

Visit 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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