Lowertown SantaCon, Sex Burger Holiday Dance Party: Freeloader Friday


Christfits Holiday Blowout
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

With France Camp, Teenage Moods, Dimensionals. 9 p.m.

Ruff Start Rescue: Howlidazzle 2012
(Chaska American Legion Post 57, 102 W. 4th St., Chaska, 763-355-3981)

With adoptable dogs, pet pics with Santa, vendors, bake sale, silent auction, more. More info at www.ruffstartrescue.org. 2-6 p.m.

Emily Davis & Robert Bell
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

9 p.m.

The Bad Pennies
(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

8 p.m.

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Patrick Kelley Worldwide Photography
Target Holidazzle Parade
(Nicollet Mall from 12th Street to 4th Street in downtown Minneapolis)

Bring a thermos of hot cocoa (or brandy) and watch this light show from the street (or the bar). More info at www.holidazzle.com. Thursdays-Sundays 6:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 23.

Illumination Winter Light Show
(Civil Engineering Building, 500 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/CivE/)

Light show designed by students features more than 100,000 LED lights set to music composed and performed by students. Premiere party reception and performances Fri. at 5, 6, and 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7 & 7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 21.

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Photo by Steven Lang
Artists in Storefronts 3
(Nicollet Avenue, Whittier neighborhood)

Featuring 32 artists in 20 storefront exhibits, a pop-up performance festival, outdoor sculpture, mural, and a fashion design challenge. More info at artistsinstorefronts.com. Through Feb. 16, 2013. Many events are free, but some do have admission fees.

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

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

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.

Wells Fargo Winter Skate
(Landmark Plaza, 75 W. 5th St., St Paul, 651-292-3233)

Bring skates and enjoy the ice for free! More info at www.wellsfargowinterskate.com/skating-info. The opening reception 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 24 involves free performances, hot chocolate, and open skate. Through Feb. 3, 2011.

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