Three Free Things to Do This Week

Thanksgiving weekend is over, but that doesn't mean there isn't fun to be had until next Friday. This week in free stuff to do we have a festive studio hop, a Brit-themed tasting event, and a new hip-hop shop.

Come take a look and plan your week.

33rd Realm Grand Opening Week
(33rd Realm, 2567 1/2 7th Ave. E., North St. Paul; 651-323-4717)

North St. Paul is getting a hip-hop shop. To celebrate their big opening, 33rd Realm will be hosting seven days of special activities in the evening. Over 33 rappers will be performing, and there will be DJs spinning tunes, podcast tapings, MC battles, and even live art creation. The new space also has a video arcade, so bring quarters. 8 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Check out the full schedule of events on the store's event page.

Q.arma's Annual Holiday Sale
(Q.arma Building, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis)

On the first Thursday of each month, arts studios and businesses in northeast Minneapolis open their doors for special happenings that include gallery receptions, family activities, live music, and demonstrations. This month, the Q.arma Building will be extra festive, as it's celebrations will be holiday sale themed. Here you will find festive jewelry, candles, and ornaments, plus live music, libations, and snacks. Frostbeard Studio -- maker of candles with names like Old Books, Winterfell, and Dumbledore -- will be celebrating their move to first-floor digs, while the Q1 Gallery will be showcasing the paintings of Target Free Thursday Nights: Chef in Residence
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612.375.7600)

Friday marks the return of the super-popular British Arrows Awards, where the Walker will be screening award-winning commercials from across the pond. To compliment screenings, the museum will also be hosting the Walker Pop-Up Pub, which will offer British dishes, bar food, cocktails, and beer. Those who attend Thursday night's regularly scheduled Free Thursday party will be able to sample small plates from Gather chef Josh Brown's Brit-inspired menu. 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Be sure to visit the galleries, where a local performer will be interacting with Pope L.'s Costume Made of Nothing as part of the "Radical Presence" exhibition.