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Freeloader Friday: Punk rock, glam DJs from space, and a LEGO sculpture

Freeloader Friday: Punk rock, glam DJs from space, and a LEGO sculpture

(Photo by Kevin Spencer)

This weekend we have a ton of indie rock shows, a comedy open mic night, epic DJ sets, and more. Check out the list after the jump.


Freeloader Friday: Punk rock, glam DJs from space, and a LEGO sculpture

(Photo by .schill)

FRIDAY:

Vinyl Venus Space Lounge
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Venus DeMars spins the greatest glam tunes ever. Some may even be from space. 10 p.m.

Son of a Gun CD-Release Show
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.722.3454, www.hexagonbar.com)

These local rockers celebrate their CD-release with Royal Doomed, Jackson Mare, and Mr. Sticky. 9 p.m.

The Comedy Corner Open Mic Night
(Club Underground, 355 NE Monroe St., Minneapolis, 612.627.9123, www.clubunderground.us)

Laughter is free, and so is this show. 10 p.m.

Anti New Years Eve Rock Show
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

Screw New Year's Eve and the hangover it rode in on. Indie rockers Claw Like Things, Ron Band, and the Daywalkers will help it go away with loud music. 10 p.m.

 

Freeloader Friday: Punk rock, glam DJs from space, and a LEGO sculpture

(Photo by 713 Avenue)

SATURDAY:

LEGO Model of the State Capitol
(Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, 651.296.2881, www.mnhs.org/places/sites/msc)

Have you ever wanted to see our capitol LEGO-ized? This weekend is your last chance. Run run! 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Sunny Era, the Icy Shores
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

Indie rock. 9:30 p.m.

Zenon Dance School's Winter Open House
(Hennepin Center For the Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.338.1101)

Take a free dance class, or just watch. Demonstrations and mini-classes are available for all ages. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Military Special, Aaron & the Sea, Total Babe, Brutal Becomings
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.722.3454, www.hexagonbar.com)

The lineup includes dabblers in rock, electro, experimental, psychedelic, and thrash. So many flavors! 9 p.m.

Free First Saturday: Hooked on Books
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.375.7600, www.walkerart.org)

Take tours, listen to storytellers, and have some family fun. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Javier Trejo Band
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

Little bit Americana, and a little bit country. 21+. 10 p.m.

 

Freeloader Friday: Punk rock, glam DJs from space, and a LEGO sculpture

(Photo by Monster Pete)

SUNDAY:

Darlin' Nikki, Fidel $$$$ Flow
(Sauce Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.822.6000)

This is your last chance to party before you have to return to your cubicle box. Tonight's sounds will flow from nu-country to hair metal to classic rock to pop... and is rumored to possibly include a little Czech gypsy rock or something equally random. 9:30 p.m.

The Campbell Brothers, Grody Hunt
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

Experimental pop. 8 p.m.

Monthly Hoot
(Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.6424)

Is it that time already? Jim Walsh and friends jam out at this monthly event. 4 p.m.

Reel to Reel Film Series: Dreamgirls
(Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612.630.6000)

The popular theater production will be arriving at the Orpheum later this month. To celebrate, the library will host this free screening of the cinematic version starring Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce Knowles. 2 p.m.

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. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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