Gay football parties, Hot Pants, the apocalypse: Freeloader Friday
3rd Annual Big Gay Super Bowl Party
(Uptown Cafeteria and Support Group, 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-877-7263, www.uptowncafeteria.com)
Do you like football and glam parties? This LGBTQ-friendly happening features drag queens, specialty cocktails, and football on the big screen. Proceeds from the silent auction benefit the Aliveness Project. 4 p.m.
Urban Expedition: Netherlands
(Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul, 651-292-3293, www.landmarkcenter.org)
With music, dance, crafts, and traditions. 1-3 p.m.
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)
|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.
2013 Saint Paul Winter Carnival
(Rice Park, 109 W. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-632-5111)
This huge festival features ice and snow carving competitions, beer tastings, art exhibits, sporting events, scavenger hunt, and plenty of other fun activities. For a complete schedule and list of locations, visit www.winter-carnival.com. Through Feb. 3. Many events are free, but some events have cover charges.
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.