This week in free things to do we have an outdoor carnival, a beer and bike party, and a tribute to David Bowie. Come take a look.
Saint Paul Winter Carnival: Week Two
(Various locations, www.wintercarnival.com)
The Saint Paul Winter Carnival is now in full swing, with plenty of free things to do this week. Happenings include yoga and live music at noon at the Landmark Center Courtyard on Wednesday, and Landmark Center tours 11 a.m. Thursday and Sunday. Free happenings from last week continue as well, with ice skating, free art shows in the Landmark Center, and daily happenings and things to check out in Rice Park. Daily through February 1.
Bikes Mean Business Happy Hour
(Tin Whiskers, 125 E. Ninth St., St. Paul)
Temperatures in the Twin Cities are supposed to be in the 40s this coming Wednesday, which means this bike-themed happy-hour should be extra pleasant if you want to ride to or from it. This installment of Bikes Mean Business will support two local businesses in downtown St. Paul. Meet first at Tin Whiskers for drinks, and then head over Keys Cafe for eats (you don't have to bike if winter cycling is not your thing). The event is put on by Women on Bikes, a organization that seeks to support women cyclists both new and experienced, and also promotes positive changes to bike infrastructure. The happening is open to everyone (pay for what you order). RSVP here. Wednesday 5:30 p.m.
(1308 Fourth St. SE, Minneapolis; 612-604-0222)
Jake Rudh's annual tribute to David Bowie returns as part of the Current's 10-year festivities. Bowie-inspired attire is highly encouraged, be it mod androgyny, '70s glam, '80s Labyrinth villainy, or today's Bowie, who is sleek and pulled together. KFAI/Ground Zero's DJ SLT will be playing deep hits and rare tracks the first hour. 21+. 9 p.m. Wednesday.