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Who Made Who, Lowertown art, Mighty Swell: Freeloader Friday

There's only two weekends left before the holidays are here. Fortunately, there are still plenty of opportunities to shop locally at a variety of different events around town.

This weekend in Freeloader Friday, we have local craft and are sales, open studios receptions, CD-release shows, holiday parties, and surf rock jams for those that need a little sonic sunshine.

Come check out the list for this weekend.

Who Made Who, Lowertown art, Mighty Swell: Freeloader Friday
Ruben Nusz, Stone

FRIDAY:

Sticks/Stones

(Thomas Barry Fine Arts, 900 6th Ave. SE #225, Minneapolis, 612-338-3656, www.thomasbarry.com)

Ruben Nusz exhibits new paintings and sculptures. 6-9 p.m.

The Idle Hands
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

Also with BNLX, the Bad Spots, Dirty Dancing. 9 p.m.

Art on 5th Floor: Show and Holiday Celebration
(California Building, 2205 California St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-788-5551, www.californiabuilding.com)

Come see what the artists on the fifth floor of the California Building have been up to. Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Anchor Windlass, the Gateway District, the Turkletons
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Red River Trail by Miriam Rudolph
Red River Trail by Miriam Rudolph
Photo by Chris Hagan

TWENTY: The 20th Cooperative Exhibition
(Highpoint Center For Printmaking, 912 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-871-1326, www.highpointprintmaking.org)

6:30-9 p.m. Fri.

Josiah Erickson, Chris Bartels (CD-release), Good Diction, Foreston
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Holiday Sale
(Artescape Studio, 5411 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-219-7487, www.artescape-studio.com)

Check out this new space while enjoying hot cider and mulled wine. Fri. 4-10 p.m.; Sat. 12-7 p.m.

SHOW + TELL: MCAD MFA Open Studio Night

(MCAD Whittier Studios, 2845 S Harriet Ave., Minneapolis)

MCAD students exhibit their art, as well as the spaces they work in to create pieces. 6-10 p.m.

Winter Solstice: Songs of Light & Peace
(North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, 763-488-0391, www.nhcc.edu)

7:30 p.m.

Kathryn Kysar, Ellen Lansky, Catherine Holm
(True Colors Bookstore, 4755 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-821-9630, www.amazonbookstorecoop.com)

The authors discuss their writing. 7 p.m.

Bonnie Cutts

(Opening Night Framing Services & Gallery, 2836 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-872-2325, www.onframe-art.com)

Textured paintings on canvas. 4-7 p.m.

Who Made Who, Lowertown art, Mighty Swell: Freeloader Friday
Bonnie Cutts, Hold on Tight

 

Who Made Who, Lowertown art, Mighty Swell: Freeloader Friday

SATURDAY:

Everybody Wins
(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263, www.soovac.org)

A Shackway Corporation retrospective and product pavilion by David Sollie. 6-9 p.m.

Surf Night Reunion Show
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

With Surf Dawgs, Big Surf, the Woodpeckers, DJ Rock the Monkey. 9 p.m.

Yuletide Sweater Ball IV
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Pistol Whippin' Party Penguins. 10 p.m.

Who Made Who, Lowertown art, Mighty Swell: Freeloader Friday

2nd Annual World (craft) Fair
(CO Exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, 612-379-4151)

This daylong event features dozens of local crafters and treats to snack on. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

Who Made Who 4th Annual Holiday Sale & Studio Anniversary
(Who Made Who Design Studio + Screenprint Emporium, 158 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, www.etsy.com/shop/whomadewho)

Sat. 12-7 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

Who Made Who, Lowertown art, Mighty Swell: Freeloader Friday
Brian Hartz, Snow at Old Faithful Geyser Basin

First Annual Lowertown Art Show
(AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-255-6624, www.theazgallery.org)

This show features work by artists who live and work in the Lowertown and downtown areas of St. Paul. 7-10 p.m.

The Jim DeFeo Trio
(The Nicollet: 1931 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-424-5513)

7:30 p.m.

Kevin Kling, Michael Sommers
(Minnesota Center For Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave. S Ste 100, Minneapolis, 612-215-2520, www.mnbookarts.org)

This evening will feature a reading and celebration of the publication of Come and Get It. 7:30 p.m.

Who Made Who, Lowertown art, Mighty Swell: Freeloader Friday
Amy Rice

Amy Rice Art Annual Holiday Open Studio Sale
(California Building, 2205 California St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-788-5551, www.californiabuilding.com)

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Holiday Jewelry Bazaar
(Drama, 4946 France Ave. S, Minneapolis, 952-920-0294, www.shopatdrama.com)

Shop for handmade jewelry from local designers at this holiday event. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Art Fair and Sale

(Walker Community Church, 3104 16th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-6612, www.walkerchurch.org)

Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 12-4 p.m.

19th Annual Women's Art Festival

(YWCA Midtown, 2121 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-215-4333, www.ywca.org)

This event features over 125 women artists selling jewelry, photography, textiles, pottery, glass, painting, culinary and healing arts, and more. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Holiday Party
(Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365, www.schoonertavern.com)

With A Hard Day's Night. 9 p.m.

Who Made Who, Lowertown art, Mighty Swell: Freeloader Friday
Wing Young Huie, from his University Avenue Project series

Wing Young Huie and The Third Place Gallery Holiday Open House
(The Third Place Gallery, 3730 Chicago Ave. S Studio B, Minneapolis)

Sat. 12-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-4 p.m.

48Grand Collection & Grand Opening
(Zumo Creativo, 321 W 48th St., Minneapolis, 612-751-6592)

Abstract art by Brandie Adams. Dec. 10-11, 7-11 p.m.

Sugarland Family Christmas Event
(Good Shepherd Lutheran School, 151 County Road 42 E, Burnsville, 952-432-5527, www.goodshep.com)

With kids' activities, jump house, crafts, cookie decorating, story and skit presentations, music, refreshments, crafts. 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Who Made Who, Lowertown art, Mighty Swell: Freeloader Friday

Mighty Swell's Holiday Extravaganza
(Mighty Swell, 3109 E 42nd St., Minneapolis, www.mightyswell.com)

Vintage and retro clothing and other items. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Dec. 17.

Paul Metsa
(Northeast Library, 2200 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-630-6900, www.mpls.lib.mn.us)

The local musician reads from his new memoir, Blue Guitar Highway. 1 p.m.

Talk & Talk: Farm to School Programs and Eating Local
(Southdale Area Library, 7001 York Ave. S., Edina, 952-847-5900, www.hennepin.lib.mn.us)

3-5 p.m.

 

SUNDAY:

One World, Many Cultures Winter Festival
(The Shops at the West End, 1621 W. End Blvd., St. Louis Park, 763-450-0554)

With dance performances from O'Shea Irish Dancers, local art fair, shopping discounts, contests and giveaways, international exhibits, hands-on crafts. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Larry Millett
(St. Paul Central Library, 90 W. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-266-7000, www.sppl.org)

The author discusses Once There Were Castles: Lost Mansions and Estates of the Twin Cities. 2 p.m.

ONGOING FREE:

Wells Fargo Winter Skate
(Landmark Plaza, W 5th St. & N. Market St., St. Paul)

Visit www.wellsfargowinterskate.com for a complete list of hours, dates, and rental info. Bring your own skates, or get a free skate rental when you flash your Wells Fargo credit or checking card. Fridays, Saturdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through February 5.

The North Pole Goes Green
(Bachman's, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-861-7600, www.bachmans.com)

Santa and Albert the Elf return again for a short, kid-friendly holiday program. Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m., 12:30 & 2 p.m. through December 18.

Target Holidazzle
(Nicollet Mall, 700 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis)

The yearly parade of lights runs from Fourth Street to 12th Street up Nicollet Mall. Visit www.holidazzle.com for more info. Thursdays-Sundays at 6:30 p.m. through December 18.

Who Made Who, Lowertown art, Mighty Swell: Freeloader Friday
Photo by Richard Westley Wong



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