Lowertown SantaCon, Sex Burger Holiday Dance Party: Freeloader Friday

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Get crunked with Krampus at the Lowertown SantaCon
The weekend is almost upon us. Free stuff to do includes a bar crawl/street celebration in Lowertown where you can party with Krampus, a binge-drinking beast who likes to torture naughty children. There's also free theater in the Gonzo Group's new space, lots of holiday dance parties (including one with a duo who call themselves Sex Burger), and a three-day reception and open house featuring new work by Wing Young Huie.

Come check out our list.

Not free, but also happening this weekend:
John Waters on Christmas, caroling crack heads, holiday traditions
'The Santaland Diaries': Still funny

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Wing Young Huie, 38th Street and Nicollet Avenue

Eat: An Exhibition by Wing Young Huie
(The Third Place Gallery, 3730 Chicago Ave. S. Studio B, Minneapolis)

Potluck opening reception 7 p.m. Fri. (email stephanie@wingyounghuie.com to RSVP); holiday open house noon to 5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

Sex Burger Holiday Dance Party
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

11 p.m.

Steven Hobert & Brian Courage
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

7 p.m.

Edie Rae & Kevin, Buzzique, Glasshouses, Bad Neighbor Band
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. 18+.  

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Work by Caitlin Karolczak
Holiday Open House
(Solar Arts Building, 3rd Floor Gallery, 711 15th Ave. NE, Minneapolis)

Read more about this cool new studio space (it's an old building with solar panels on the roof!) here. Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. 12-8 p.m.; Sun. 12-4 p.m. Canned good donations accepted.

Bloodnstuff, Buildings, Oblivion, Earthrise
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Hardcore Crayons, Omnitrigger, All the Way Rider
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Dan Israel, Bigtree Bonsai

(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m., 9 p.m.

Curtis Blake & Greazy Gravy
(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

9 p.m.

Crankshaft & the Gear Grinders
(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

9:30 p.m.

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