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Freeloader Friday: Free rock music, free karaoke, and free films

Freeloader Friday: Free rock music, free karaoke, and free films

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This week we've got karaoke at a major rock venue, psychedelic music, and a feel-good film screening.

Freeloader Friday: Free rock music, free karaoke, and free films

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FRIDAY:

The Softrocks, Computers, Dallas Orbiter
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.721.6211)

Psychedelic and experimental rock starts at 10 p.m.

The Swamp Kings
(Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave. S, Minneapolis; 612.729.4365)

Pretend it's hot like New Orleans with Cajun tunes and swamp blues. 9 p.m.

spotique
(spotart, 1828 Marshall Ave. Ne, Minneapolis, 612.296.3689, www.spotart.org)

As usual, this gallery's monthly group show features a wide variety of artists in mediums ranging from landscapes, photography, spray paint, assemblages, and more. Try out a henna tattoo, sip some wine, and listen to live music throughout the event. 7-11 p.m.

 

Freeloader Friday: Free rock music, free karaoke, and free films

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SATURDAY:

Gods and Monsters
(33Design Gallery, 5704 W. 36th St., Minneapolis, 612.965.9162)

This group show explores each artists' favorite horror film(s). The opening reception is this Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Dirty Hits, Our Own End (CD-Release), Written Off, Liarbirds
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Our Own End likes to wander through punk, happy hardcore, and house genres and will be releasing their CD, Quit While You're Still Behind. 21+. 9 p.m.

Perspectives on the Copenhagen Climate Summit
(Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612.630.6000, mplib.org)

This informative event features live video from the Copenhagen Climate Summit, where experts are discussing current climate concerns throughout the week. There will also be a screening of The Age of Stupid, followed by a post-show panel talk. 3 p.m.

 

Freeloader Friday: Free rock music, free karaoke, and free films

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SUNDAY:

Filmanthropist Project Screening & Awards Event
(Oak Street Cinema, 309 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis, 612.331.3134, www.oakstreetcinema.org)

Check out this screening for the year's 10 best films that highlight stories on positive people, organizations, and happenings in our community. Bring the kids, or a hanky and weep with joy. It's free only if you bring a canned food item to donate to charity. 3 p.m.

GLBT Barndance
(Lee's Liquor Lounge, 101 Glenwood Ave. N, Minneapolis, 612.338.9491)

Swing your partner into Lee's and practice your two-step. No achy breaky hearts, please.  7 p.m.

Traditional Jazz Jam
(Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.6424)

Free jazz at 6 p.m.

Karaoke
(The Rock Nightclub, 2029 Woodlynn Ave., Maplewood, 651.770.7822)

Sing karaoke in the same venue that has hosted bands like Warrant, 2 live Crew, Foghat, and Nashville Pussy. You may not sound as good, but no matter how much you drink you are also probably more sober. 18+. 7 p.m.

 

Freeloader Friday: Free rock music, free karaoke, and free films


Still going strong, and still free:

Target Holidazzle
(Nicollet Mall, between 12th and 4th Streets, Minneapolis, 612.375.SNOW, holidazzle.com)

Sparkling floats, furries, and marching bands. Stand outside with a mug of hot chocolate or watch from the window of a nearby bar. 6:30 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday. Continues through December 20.

Wells Fargo Winter Skate

(Landmark Plaza, W 5th St. & N. Market St., St. Paul, 651.291.5608, capitalcitypartnership.com/promote/winterSkate.html)

There are two ways to do this thing free. If you have skates, simply show up with them and take to the ice. If you don't have skates but bank at Wells Fargo, flash them your debit or credit card for a free rental. Check online or call in case the rink is on special holiday hours but generally open skate is Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Mondays through Thursdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through January 31. 


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