Erotic art, Craft-o-Rama, Hot Pants East: Freeloader Friday
|L-R: Naughty art at Patrick's Cabaret, We Love Vinyl, Grand Meander|
Got your shopping down? Not celebrating a holiday this season? There's plenty of dance parties, live music, readings, and other fun events to be had as well.
Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.
|Penguin and Fish|
No Coast Craft-O-Rama
(Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-872-4041, www.midtownglobalmarket.com)
Check out lots of adorable crafts, including jewelry, plushies, stationary, poster art, and more. More info at nocoastcraft.com. Fri. 3-8 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
(Civil Engineering Building, 500 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis)
Dazzling light show designed by students. Thursdays-Saturdays, 5:30, 6, 6:30 & 7 p.m. Continues through Dec. 14.
Thirty-Six: MFA Open Studio Night
(MCAD Whittier Studios, 2840 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis)
(Patrick's Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-724-6273, www.patrickscabaret.org)
Non-traditional and risque gifts. Cabaret performances at 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 6-10:30 p.m.
Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band, Dead Skull, It's Criminal, We/Ours
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)
Apollo Quad, Old Desert Road, the Melvilles
(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)
|Miranda Brandon, Impact (Warbler)|
(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263, www.soovac.org)
Jon Rodine & Friends, Electro-Pigs
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)
|Marc Debauch, Metamorphosis|
(The Smitten Kitten, 3010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6088, www.smittenkittenonline.com)
Featuring handmade sex supplies, erotic art. Opening reception 8-11 p.m. Fri.
(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)
With Jonathan Ackerman.
(Hennepin Made Glass Studio, 1621 E. Hennepin Ave, 715-220-9524, www.hennepinmade.com)
Glass blowing demonstrations and sale. Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Histronic, Mike Moilanen, Curt Canyon
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)
Mississippi Hot Club
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)
|Melanie Pankau, 8760 hours (#6)|
(Thomas Barry Fine Arts, 900 6th Ave. SE #225, Minneapolis, 612-338-3656, www.thomasbarry.com)
Art which uses strong lines as a form of expression. 6-8:30 p.m.
Holy Rocka Rollaz (CD release)
(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)
Q.arma Holiday Art Sale
(Q.arma Building, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-623-3782, www.3-ad.com)
Fri. 7-10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
(TractorWorks Building, 800 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis, 612-315-3611)
Monotypes and mixed-media prints by Amy Sands. 5-8 p.m.
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)
18+. 9 p.m.
Lowertown First Fridays
(Lowertown, 5th St. E. & Sibley St., St Paul)
Monthly event features open studios and galleries, food and drink specials, performances, music, more. For more info visit lowertownfirstfridays.org. 6-9 p.m.
(Highpoint Center for Printmaking, 912 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-871-1326, www.highpointprintmaking.org)
Holiday on 44th
(Loring Elementary School, 2600 44th Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-529-9558)
Featuring a craft show, face painting, magic, music, horse drawn hay wagon rides, pony rides, ice sculpting, jugglers, carolers, crafting opportunities, music. More info at www.facebook.com/HolidayOn44th. 6-9:30 p.m.
(Tomodachi, 155 Rosedale Center, Roseville, 651-631-1777)
Works from artist Michael Lau, Tim Biskup, Tristan Eaton, and more. 6-9 p.m.
(Alliance Francaise, 113 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, 612-332-0436, www.afmsp.org)
Work by local artists Bev Marx and Laurel Gregorian. 5-7 p.m.
|Mirjor Rivas, Connection|
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.org)
Fiber art. 7-10 p.m.
Liz Conners Birthday Bash
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)
With Little Man. 9 p.m.
It's the final Holidazzle. The parade runs between 12th and Fourth Streets on Nicollet Mall. For more info, visit www.holidazzle.com. Fridays, Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 21.
|Photo by Patrick Kelley|