Yeah, we might be getting a blizzard this weekend. But don't let that stop you from having fun. Bust out some handwarmers, layer up, and hop on a bus. (You might, however, want to call your destination before heading out to make sure they're staying open.)
Hotpants Soul & Funk Dance Night
DJs Brian and Ben mix up deep funk, rare soul, Latin, blues records, from yesteryear to now. 21+. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. James Ballentine "Uptown" VFW - Post 246, 2916 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-823-6233.
100th Anniversary of Prohibition
Featuring whiskey and cocktail specials, with a costume contest (speakeasy attire encouraged), hand rolled stogies available for purchase/enjoyment on the patio with heaters and fire tables outside. 3 p.m. Volstead House Whiskey Bar & Speakeasy, 1278 Lone Oak Rd., Eagan; 651-340-7175.
Can Can Wonderland Karaoke
Hosted by Silly Miss Tilly. All ages. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Every Fri. Free. Can Can Wonderland, 755 Prior Ave. N., Ste. 4, St. Paul; 651-925-2261.
DJ Nano and Friends
10 p.m. Jan. 17; Free. Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-722-3454.
Erin Schwab and Jay Fuchs
8:30-11:30 p.m. every Fri. Free. Birch's Lowertown, 289 Fifth St. E., St. Paul; 651-432-4677.
Joel Shapira Trio
8-11 p.m. Jan. 17; Free. The Lexington, 1096 Grand Ave., St. Paul; 651-289-4990.
With RLGDPPL. 10 p.m. Jan. 17; Free. 331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-331-1746.
Skate the Star
Mall of America ice skating rink, located on the North Entrance. All proceeds from skate rentals go directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities. Daily from Dec. 14-Feb. 2; Free; $5 skate rentals. Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington; 952-883-8800.
Group tap dance lessons. 4-6 p.m. Every Fri. Free. Can Can Wonderland, 755 Prior Ave. N., Ste. 4, St. Paul; 651-925-2261.
The Comedy Corner Open Mic Night
10 p.m. Every Fri. Free. The Corner Bar, 1501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-339-4333.
“Future Future,” Hair + Nails’ biannual group show, parses out the old in favor of the new with vibrancy, abstraction, tones of Cubism, and an almost molecular-level teasing out of materiality. The exhibit features 27 artists working in varied media, hailing from locations across the U.S. Looking for new talent? Here’s your chance to discover something different. Local artists Valerie Oliveiro, Drew Peterson, Rachel Collier, and Emmett Ramstad are also on the docket. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, January 18, from 7 to 10 p.m. Opening reception 7-10 p.m. Sat., Jan. 18. 3-6 p.m. Free. Hair and Nails Gallery, 2222 1/2 E. 35th St., Minneapolis; 612-229-0585. –Camille LeFevre
Brunch Show at Mortimer's
Featuring Trash Catties, Black Sam Malone, and Nato Coles. All ages. 12-3 p.m. Jan. 18; Free. Mortimer's, 2001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-871-5591.
Lunar New Year Celebration
Featuring live music, traditional Chinese Lion dance, heritage activities, and kids craft table. 2-5 p.m. Jan. 18; Free. Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis; 612-872-4041.
MacPhail Free Family Music Series: Orkestar Bez Ime
Featuring performances at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m., with instrument exploration by the guests, with snacks following the performance. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Jan. 18; Free. MacPhail Center for Music, 501 2nd St. S., Minneapolis; 612-321-0100.
The Gentleman at Royal Foundry Craft Spirits
Featuring live music, special drinks, $1 off the gin-based old-fashioned dubbed “The Gentlemen,” prizes. Saturday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Royal Foundry Craft Spirits, 241 Fremont Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-208-1042.
Mill City Winter Market
Indoor marketplace featuring local food, ceramics, jewelry, art, music, and home products. More info at millcityfarmersmarket.org/visit/winter-market. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 18. Free. Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis; 612-341-7555.
8-11 p.m. Jan. 18. Free. The Lexington, 1096 Grand Ave., St. Paul; 651-289-4990.
With Fragile Canyons and Beige. 10 p.m. Jan. 18; Free. 331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-331-1746.
Twin Cities Record Show
Featuring dealers from the Midwest selling vintage and new albums, 45's, CDs, and music memorabilia. For more info, visit www.twincitiesrecordshow.com. 12-4 p.m. Jan. 18; Free. Able Seedhouse & Brewery, 1121 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis; 612-405-4642.
Beer & Beard Tour
A pop-up shop hosted by Level-Up Beard Company, with beer and a beard contest. Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Lake Monster Brewing, 550 Vandalia St., St. Paul; 612-964-6288.
Minneapolis Vintage Market
With dozens of vendors and beer for sale. Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Fulton Beer, 2540 Second St. NE, Minneapolis; 612-333-3208.
39th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert: I Am Because We Are (On Being A Good Neighbor)
Multi-disciplinary celebration intermixing the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with music performances from local artists, dancers, and program speaker U of M President Joan T.A. Gabel. 3 p.m. Jan. 19; Free. Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 4th St. S., Minneapolis; 612-624-2345.
Weekly residency with a variety of special guests and opening acts. 7-9 p.m. Every Sun. Free. Palmer's Bar, 500 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis; 612-333-7625.
Music Under Glass: The Fattenin' Frogs Trio
4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 19; Free. Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; 651-487-8200.
Northeast Farmers Market Winter Market
Featuring goods from over 35 local vendors, kids’ activities, drinks, local craft beer, and holiday crafts. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 19. Free. Solar Arts by Chowgirls, 711 15th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-203-0786.
8 p.m. Every Sun. Free. Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-729-4365.