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Pond hockey, eco-fashion, alleycat race: Freeloader Friday

Pond hockey, eco-fashion, alleycat race: Freeloader Friday
Teams go for the gold (shovel) at the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships
The weekend is finally here, and it's really really cold. In this edition of Freeloader Friday we have fun things to do outdoors (alleycat races, pond hockey tourneys, bonfires) and indoors (fashion, concerts,  gallery receptions). Take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

Not free, but also happening this weekend:
Mark Mallman reads from his tour diaries at Riot Act Reading Series
'Ultimate Pajama Party' is a real girls' night out
Longtime acting friends ready for O'Neill's Journey

Pond hockey, eco-fashion, alleycat race: Freeloader Friday
Eco-Pop Dress by Anny Li-Fen Chang For "Redefining, Redesigning Fashion"

FRIDAY:

Redefining, Redesigning Fashion
(Goldstein Museum of Design, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul, 612-625-5000)

This show features upcycled, recycled, and other types of eco-fashion. 6-8 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

Ian Alexy, Gabe Barnett & Some of the Big House Rounders, Pocketful a Change, Jillian Rae
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+.

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

10 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

James Buckley & Bryan Nichols
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

7 p.m.

Pond hockey, eco-fashion, alleycat race: Freeloader Friday

U.S. Pond Hockey Championships
(Lake Nokomis Main Beach, 2401 E. Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-370-4890, www.minneapolisparks.org)

Watch amateur athletes (and a few retired NHL players) compete for their team's name on the Golden Shovel. If you want to practice your own moves, bring skates and take to the ice on the open/family rink. More info at www.uspondhockey.com. Fri.-Sat. 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Set, Toussaint Morrison, MunQs, DJ Tonesky Love
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

Deep Midnight, the Marimba Bullies
(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

8 p.m.

Ugly Sweater Soirée
(Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523, www.icehousempls.com)

Bonjour! Meet and mingle with Twin Cities' Francophile community. 7:30 p.m.

 

Pond hockey, eco-fashion, alleycat race: Freeloader Friday
Mark Teresa, "Library of Love"

SATURDAY:

The Library of Love
(Gallery 360, 3011 W. 50th St., Minneapolis, 612-925-2400, www.gallery360mpls.com)

Mixed-media assemblages by Mark Teresa. 7-10 p.m.

Phil Aaron & Chris Bates
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

7 p.m.

2nd Annual Deepwinter Bonfire
(McNally Smith College Of Music: 19 Exchange St. E., St. Paul, 651-291-0177)

With music by Coloring Time, Improvestra; dance by breakdance troupe Motion Crew; multimedia by Time Squid; more. 6 p.m.

Firewatch

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

9 p.m.

Anti-Civ Records 48 Band Contestival #9

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

9 p.m.

Pond hockey, eco-fashion, alleycat race: Freeloader Friday
Drew Beson

Drew Beson: New Paintings
(Gallery One BMW of Minnetonka, 15802 Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata, 952-303-7500)

3-5:30 p.m.

El Le Faunt & His Traveling Circus
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.  

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

10 p.m.

Junkboat, Dave Rave & the Governors, James Loney & the Musketeers, Rapedoor

(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+.

Arctic Fat Fever
(Excelsior Brewing Company, 421 3rd St., Excelsior, 952-474-7837, www.excelsiorbrew.com)

It's a fat-tire alleycat race! Sign up at www.eriksbikeshop.com/Arctic-Fat-Fever.aspx. 2 p.m.

Admire
(Form + Content Gallery, 210 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-436-1151, www.formandcontent.org)

For this group show, gallery members sent notes to artists whose work they enjoy. Using those positive critiques, each artist created new works. 7-9 p.m.

Pond hockey, eco-fashion, alleycat race: Freeloader Friday
Julie Christensen, The Nurse Who Loved Me

 

SUNDAY:

32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute

(Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-624-2345, music.umn.edu/about/facilities/tedmann)

With Oleta Adams, Walker West Music Academy's Jazz Ensemble, Ahmad Lewis. 4 p.m.

Dan Musselman Trio
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

9 p.m.

Story of the Sea
(Hymie's Vintage Records: 3820 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-729-8890)

3 p.m.

Soul Force MLK Celebration Dance
(Honey: 205 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-746-0306)

With DJ Frank Castle, DJ Simone DuJour. 10 p.m.

The Elijah Adam Band, Erin Lee
(Minnesota Music Cafe: 501 Payne Ave., St. Paul, 651-776-4699)

6 p.m.

Urban Expedition: Tibet
(Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul, 651-292-3293, www.landmarkcenter.org)

With music, dance, crafts, and traditions. 1-3 p.m. Free; foodshelf donations will be accepted.

MONDAY:

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

9 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

No Grass Limit
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10:30 p.m.

ONGOING:

Artists in Storefronts 3

(Nicollet Avenue, Whittier neighborhood)

Featuring 32 artists in 20 storefront exhibits, a pop-up performance festival, outdoor sculpture, mural, and a fashion design challenge. More info at artistsinstorefronts.com. Through Feb. 16, 2013. Many events are free, but some do have admission fees.

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

Bring skates and enjoy the ice for free! More info at www.wellsfargowinterskate.com/skating-info. The opening reception 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 24 involves free performances, hot chocolate, and open skate. Through Feb. 3, 2011.

Pond hockey, eco-fashion, alleycat race: Freeloader Friday



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