Thanksgiving weekend: Freeloader Friday

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Photo by Ben + Sam
Thanksgiving weekend is upon us. And while most folks will have family obligations that involve eating huge amounts of carbs then watching football on the couch like a beached whale, that doesn't mean that you can't get out of the house for a little bit of fun.

This week in Freeloader is expanding to include fun, free stuff to do in town from Wednesday night to Sunday evening. Highlights include free skating in downtown St. Paul, dance nights, the two-year anniversary of XYandZ Gallery, the the return of the Holidazzle Parade. Come take a look!


The Death Comedy Jam
(Grumpy's Bar & Grill, 1111 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-340-9738,

Enjoy some standup comedy. 9:30 p.m.

Trailer Park Trivia
(Grumpy's Bar & Grill: 2200 4th St. Northeast, Minneapolis, 612-789-7429)

8:30 p.m.

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Black Blondie
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

With Black Blondie, Useless Wooden Toys, DJ Asylum Sound System. 10 p.m.

DJ Bryan Gerrard
(Caterpillar Lounge: 533 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-813-1200)

Free Bacon Wednesdays
(Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-333-7399,

Start your holiday weekend off right with an basket full of bacon. Order a pint, and chow down on free pig. Yum! 21+. 9-11 p.m.

10 p.m.

Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band, Dingus, Manix, Brother Nature
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

Los Federales
(Republic at Seven Corners: 221 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6146)

9:30 p.m. 

The Swamp Kings

(The Nickel Joint: 501 Blair Ave., St. Paul, 651-489-9858)

7:30 p.m.

The Fontanelles, Nathan Miller & Unstoppable Company
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. Northeast, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

9:30 p.m.


Slurred Vision (CD-release)
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

With Four Nuns and a Gun, Hellbound & the Garbagemen.

(Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-333-7399,

Bring the family and play bingo for some pimped out prizes. Hosted by Ellie Blades. 8 p.m.

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