Lowertown SantaCon, Sex Burger Holiday Dance Party: Freeloader Friday

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Lowertown SantaCon

Lowertown SantaCon V

(Various locations, but the event officially starts at  Kelly's Depot, 241 E. Kellogg, St. Paul or check Mears Park for performances)

Bar crawl featuring roving musicians, fire dancers, Krampus, Brass Messengers, Foxy Tann, and fun shenanigans. More info at www.LowertownSantacon.info or follow the event live on Twitter via @santacon55101. 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

Monster Drawing Rally
(Grain Belt Brewery Bottling House, 79 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-465-0234)

Watch over 80s artists draw live. Proceeds benefit Midway Contemporary Art. See something you like? All drawings are $35. 6-10 p.m.

Who Made Who 5th Annual Holiday Sale & Studio Anniversary
(Who Made Who Design Studio + Screenprint Emporium, 158 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, www.etsy.com/shop/whomadewho)

Sales! Cupcakes! Prizes! Sat. 12-7 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

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Mike Davis, Tools of the Trade at World (craft) Fair
Third Annual World (craft) Fair
(CO Exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, 612-379-4151)

Featuring work by local printmakers, jewelrymakers, clothiers, and gift fabricators. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

A Christmas Carol
(The Room, 275 4th St E, St Paul)

The Gonzo Group gives us a one-night only performance of Barbara Field's adaptation in the newly opened space, The Room. 7 p.m.

Women's Art Festival

(YWCA Midtown, 2121 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-215-4333, www.ywca.org)

Art show and sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Twin Cities Cultural Project

(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

The Jim DeFeo Trio
(The Nicollet: 1931 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-424-5513)

7:30 p.m.

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Michelle Summers at Winter Ware
Winter Ware
(Circa Gallery, 210 N. First St., Minneapolis, 612-332-2386, www.circagallery.org)

Featuring handmade pottery by 10 local artists, desserts by Tom Lancaster, and live music from Forrest and the Rangers. 7-10 p.m.

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

With Rhythm Engine. 9 p.m.

The Slow Death, Old Towne Ghost, Strait A's, Crash Cuddle
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

 9 p.m.

Greg Herriges, Trent Romens, Frogleg, James Loney & Lolo's Ghost
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

3 p.m., 6 p.m.

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Silver Cocoon at Last Minute Handmade Market
Last Minute Handmade Market
(Wonderland Park, 3262 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 917-439-5437)

More info at www.lastminutehandmade.com. 2-6 p.m.

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

With the Pistol Whippin' Party Penguins. 10 p.m.  

Holiday Party
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

With the David Booth Band, Open Bones, Aaron Tinjum & the Tangents, the Rolling 50's. 8 p.m. 18+.

Holiday Sparkle Jewelry Market
(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-363-5612, www.northrupkingbuilding.com)

Sparkle! With over 15 local jewelry artists. Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-4 p.m.  

Han Culture Festival: The Fun of Learning Chinese
(Maplewood Library, 3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood, 651-704-2033, www.ramsey.lib.mn.us)

Featuring keynote speaker Sam Borgwardt, calligraphy demonstration and practice, book fair, games, more. 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Winter Book Release Party
(Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave. S Ste 100, Minneapolis, 612-215-2520, www.mnbookarts.org)

Meet the artists and production team. 2-5 p.m.

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