It's going to be a short week, but that doesn't mean you can't have some fun. Here are three free things to do before the big Turkey Day arrives.
Pop-Up Beer Garden
Somerset, Wisconsin taproom Oliphant Brewing is crossing over to Minnesota to throw a party this week at Bachelor Farmer. Their beers include a variety of lagers, a dubbel with molassas, a pumpkin and spice ale, and a brew made with Fronterac grapes. Wednesday, 5 to 10 p.m. The Bachelor Farmer, 50 Second Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-206-3920.
Thanksgiving Eve Dance Party
For those who would rather start their weekend with a dance party, this dance night at Jager is a sure thing. Tonight, the 90s Preservation Society will host this evening of tunes and videos from the decade. Get ready for some alternative angst, pop songs you long ago forgot, and maybe a few hip-hop jams. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday. Clubhouse Jäger, 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-332-2686.
Wells Fargo WinterSkate Minneapolis
The Holidazzle doesn't open until later this week. However, the ice rink will be opening early for a little fun on Wednesday. Stop by around 1:30 p.m. for free skating, free hot chocolate, and other fun. Loring Park, Willow Street and Grant Street, Minneapolis.