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

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Photo by Chris Hagan
Red River Trail by Miriam Rudolph
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.

Ruben Nusz, Stone


(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.

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Photo by Chris Hagan
Red River Trail by Miriam Rudolph
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.

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Bonnie Cutts, Hold on Tight

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