Rogue Citizen, Minneapolis Craft'za: Freeloader Friday

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Wind & Willow

2012 Minneapolis Craft'za
(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176,

Featuring over 70 vendors. More info at 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ross Kleiner & the Thrill
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

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Daniel Kaniess, "Smiles and Rage"
Smiles and Rage: A Retrospective
(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-363-5612,

Exhibit explores the life and career of Daniel Kaniess, a local artist who died of cancer in Spring of 2012. 6-10 p.m.

Charlie Parr, Erik Brandt, Duke Otherwise
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

James Buckley & Bryan Nichols
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

7 p.m.

MCAD Art Sale
Annual Art Sale
(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700,

Day three of the super-popular sale. Think things will be picked over? Guess again. There will still be plenty to look at and potentially purchase on the cheap. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Julian Rae, Nikki & the RueMates
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

6:30 p.m.

Sandy & the Hitmen
(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

9 p.m.

7th Annual Green Gifts Fair
(Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-872-4041,

Shop green with over 70 eco-friendly gift vendors, a fashion show, cooking demos and tastings, hands-on activities, and live music. Visit for details. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Holiday Fair & Artisan Marketplace
(Minnesota Waldorf School, 70 E. Cty Road B, Maplewood, 651-487-6700,

With games and crafts, puppet show, art and gift vendors, Chef Shack Food Truck. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Plymouth Arts Fair
(Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave. N., Plymouth, 763-509-5200,

Over 30 juried artists display, demonstrate, and sell their artwork. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

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Nick Devries for SooVAC
SooVAC Pop-up Shop
(SooVAC Pop-up Shop, 3506 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263)

Featuring art and gifts from a great lineup of local artists and makers. Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays, 4-8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 24.

Talk of the Stacks: Geoff Dyer
(Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 952-847-8107,

The author discusses Otherwise Known as the Human Condition with Fiona McCrae, publisher at Graywolf Press. 7 p.m.

Love On A Grid
(Gallery Abode @ Solomon's Porch, 100 W. 46th St., Minneapolis, 612-524-8774,

Artwork by Bryan Mayfield in response to discrimination against same-sex families. 1-4 p.m.

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Lutefisk Sushi Volume E
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888,

Contributing comic artists' discussion panel at 1 p.m.

Will Phalen, John Upfront, Headband Jam
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. 18+.

Santa Busts a Christmas Move
(Bachman's, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-861-7600,

Santa and Albert the Elf are back for holiday adventures. Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m., 12:30 & 2 p.m. Continues through Dec. 23.


(Black Forest Inn, 1 E. 26th St., Minneapolis, 612-872-0812,

It's a day of storytelling, hosted by Cheap Theatre. Sign up starts at 11 a.m., storytelling from noon to 4 p.m.

Gibson Guitar Showcase
(American Guitar Boutique, 3405 Annapolis Lane N, Minneapolis, 763-424-4888)

With demos led by Mike Scaccia of Ministry, Gibson experts, giveaways. 12-7 p.m.

Rhoda Gilman

(SubText: a bookstore, 165 Western Ave. N, St Paul, 612-387-8803)

The author discusses Stand Up: The Story of Minnesota's Protest Tradition. 3 p.m.

Knightsbridge, A Truly Royal Shopping Experience
(Benilde-St. Margaret's Haben Center, 2501 Highway 100, Minneapolis)

Featuring 60 merchants. For more info, visit 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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