Raging Art On, Holla Days, Monster Drawing Rally: Freeloader Friday

This week in Freeloader Friday we have a variety of fun art events to attend, a few shopping parties, and some great music gigs. Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.


Center of Gravity

(The Waiting Room, 1629 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)

Recent works by Alyssa Baguss, Eric William Carroll, Peter Happel Christian, and Paula McCartney. Read more about it here. 7-10 p.m.


The Blind Shake & Joust Release Show

(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis)

With Teenage Moods. 21+. 9 p.m.


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

With Disasteratti and Solidstate. 10 p.m.

Holla Days '15

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

Featuring Robots from the Future, San Dimas, and Nakita. 10 p.m. 

A Pop Up Boutique

(Pop-up Boutique Location, 1101 W. Broadway, Minneapolis)

Locally made crafts, art, and food. Fri. 4-8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Light Up The Night, Light Up A Life Holiday Open House

(Solar Arts Building, 3rd Floor Gallery, 711 15th Ave. NE, Minneapolis)


Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat. 12-8 p.m.; Sun. 12-4 p.m.


(Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers Hotel, 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-767-6999,

Work by Drew Peterson. 6-9 p.m.

Minneapolis Winter Social

(The Depot Skating Rink, 225 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-375-1700,

Featuring a gingerbread house contest, photo booth, and crafts. Skate rental is $4. Registration is here required click here. 12-2 p.m.

Curtiss A & the Dark Click


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

9 p.m.

MCAD MFA Open Studio Night 2014

(MCAD - Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2501 Stevens Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700,

With student performances, music, refreshments. 6-9 p.m.

Raging Art On

(Gamut Gallery, 1006 Marquette Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-701-8272,

Shop locally at this artsy event featuring over 40 artists. Dec. 12-13, 12-10 p.m.




7th Annual Monster Drawing Rally

(Grain Belt Brewery Bottling House, 79 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-465-0234)

Watch live art in creation, and buy any pieces you like for $35. There will also be food and a cash bar. Proceeds benefit Midway Contemporary Art. 6-10 p.m.

The Add+Ons (CD Release Show)

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


With Kitten Forever and Catbath. 10 p.m.

Million March MN: Million Artist Movement

(Government Plaza, 300 S. Sixth St., Minneapolis)

1 to 3 p.m. More info here.

A Very Christmas Match Game

(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis)

Match celebrities with statements. There will also be cheap beer. 21+. 7 p.m.


Gear, Beer, and Cheer: A Holiday Pop Up Shop!

(LynLake BRewery, 2934 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Noon to 4 p.m.

Free Second Saturdays

(Bakken Library and Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-926-3878,

With special activities and happenings. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ship and Shape Holiday Sale

(American Craft Council, 1224 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, 612-206-3100,


11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Visual Literacy

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

Art books and book arts will be available for viewing and purchase inside the annual holiday pop-up shop. 12-5 p.m.

World (Craft) Fair

(CO Exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, 612-379-4151,

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale

(Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-728-5745,

Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

Jackson Flats Holiday Bazaar

(Artspace Jackson Flats, 901 18 1/2 Avenue NE, Minneapolis, 612-333-9012,

Handmade mittens, vintage clothing, original silversmith jewelry, artist prints, more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

22nd Annual Women's Art Festival

(Colin Powell Youth Leadership Center, 2924 4th Ave., Minneapolis, 612.638.1000,

Fiber art, scarves, jewelry. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

2nd Saturday at the California Building

(California Building, 2205 California St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-788-5551,

12-4 p.m.

KFAI Vinyl Voices

(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

Various KFAI DJs spin records in the Tap Room. 1:30-4 p.m.


Linden Hills Winter Farmers' Market

(Sunnyside Gardens, 3723 W. 44th Street, Minneapolis, 612-926-2654,

Indoor holiday market featuring Christmas trees, crafts, storytellers, and Santa. More info at Starting Dec. 14, Sundays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 21.

Gus Lynch Memorial and Wake

(Turf Club, 1601 University Ave. W., St. Paul)

Come celebrate the life of Gus Lynch, a local comedian who tragically passed away while on vacation last week. 4 p.m.

Bjorn Olaf, Blood Cookie and Midnight Oaks  

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

8 p.m.