Christmas karaoke, ugly sweaters on Nicollet: Freeloader Friday

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Pink Moose
The holidays are finally upon us. And while many will be doing last-minute shopping this weekend, there's still plenty of other things to do as well (and that won't tax your wallet). Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend (and Christmas eve and day).

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The Goondas

The Goondas, Red Daughters, Tickle Torture

(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

J. Otis Powell!
(Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-215-2600,

The artist celebrates the release of BALM!, a spoken-word/jazz CD. 7 p.m.

Illumination Winter Light Show
(Civil Engineering Building, 500 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis,

Last chance to check out this light show designed by students featuring more than 100,000 LED lights set to music composed and performed by students. 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7 & 7:30 p.m.

Noiseliner, Earthrise, BOLO, Tiger Blue
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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Nicholas de Villiers
Nicholas de Villiers
(Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-7110,

The professor and author discusses queer art history. Read more about it here. 7 p.m.

Kevin Bowe & the Okemah Prophets, Dustin Lee
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m.

Everett Smithson
(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

9 p.m.

Widow Jones
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

9 p.m.

The Big Adventure, Wyatt Overman, String Theory
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. 18+.  

Becky Livermore
(Mario's Keller Bar: 2300 NE University Ave., Minneapolis, 612-781-3860)

Polka. 8 p.m.

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