Art Sled Rally, St. Paul Winter Carnival: Freeloader Friday

L-R: Art Sled Rally, Vivian Maier, ice sculpting in Rice Park
Whether or not this weekend will be a respite from the bitter cold has yet to be seen. Regardless of the weather we get, there's still plenty of free things to do, including a lot of fun to be had outdoors.

Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

Photo by Christine Wisch

St. Paul Winter Carnival
(Various St. Paul locations)

Free activities this weekend include ice sculptures in Rice Park, sledding (with free food and drink) on the East Side, King Boreas's Grand Day Parade (2 p.m. Saturday from Smith to Rice Park), and a snow-plow competition in Rice Park. More info at Through Feb. 2. Many events are free; some have cover charges. 

Walker Fields, Up Jump the Devils, Crooked Saws
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Hey, Remember Nostalgia (CD release), Hot Freaks, Bear the Sound
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows
(Mpls Photo Center, 2400 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-643-3511,

Posthumous photography show features work by undiscovered talent Vivian Maier. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Christoph Bruhn
(The Coffee Grounds: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

8 p.m.

Frogleg, Joe Fahey & the Bottom 40
(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

7 p.m.

The Receptionists
(Hell's Kitchen: 80 S. 9th St., Minneapolis, 612-332-4700)

10 p.m.  

Ron Campbell, Unearthly Paradise
92 KQRS Classic Rock Art Show & Sale
(Gaviidae Common, 5th St. And Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-372-1222)

Exhibit of over 150 pieces of rock 'n' roll artwork. With live art creation by the legendary Ron Campbell during open hours. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.

Teenage Moods
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Dance Yrself Clean  
(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

With DJ FooLProoF. 9 p.m.

3rd Annual Paul Manske Memorial Mardi Gras Celebration
(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

With the Other Brothers. 9 p.m.

32 Headshot
(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

9:30 p.m.

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