New Year's Eve: Freeloader Friday


El Willy's Vive! Open Mic Comedy
(Willy's, 2501 Coon Rapids Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, 763-757-5555)

10 p.m.

(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

8 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

Jackson Atkins
(Republic at Seven Corners: 221 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6146)

9:30 p.m.

Dave Mehling
(Barbette: 1600 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-5710)

10 p.m.

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Denis Jeong Plaster
Twin Cities revelers at a 2012 Nea Year's Eve party

Miller Lite Free Rides

Ride the bus for free tonight. For detailed route and schedule information, call 1.800.FREE.RIDES, text "METRO" to 90464, or visit Free rides start at 6 p.m.

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

10:30 p.m.

Scott Bixby Band

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

8 p.m.

Black & White Affair
(Uptown Cafeteria and Support Group, 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-877-7263,

Featuring DJ music, contests & prizes, champagne toast. 10 p.m.

New Year's Eve 2013
(Seven Sushi Ultralounge and Skybar, 700 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-238-7777,

With four rooms of entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, DJs, party favors, champagne toast, live countdown, and a balloon drop. 9 p.m.

Pinstripes NYE
(Pinstripes, 3849 Gallagher Drive, Edina, 952-835-6440,

Featuring bowling, complimentary champagne toast, two ball drops, live music from Kenni Holeman, more. Free admission, RSVP recommended. 10:30-12:30 a.m.

Tramps Like Us, Swamptronica

(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454,

With tributes to the B-52's, Roky Erikson, Mazzy Star. 9 p.m.

The Roe Family Singers, Doug Otto & the Getaways, Justin from Pocahontas County

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

9 p.m.

Reverse Cowboy
(Kieran's Irish Pub, 601 N. 1st Ave., Minneapolis, 612-339-4499,

9:30 p.m.


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 Through Feb. 16, 2013. Many events are free, but some do have admission fees.

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 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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