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
FRIDAY:

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, www.openbookmn.org)

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, www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/CivE)

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, www.boneshakerbooks.com)

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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