Freeloader Friday: CD-release shows, binge drinking elves, and a peachy gallery party

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This week we have huge list of free things to do including Christmas pub parties filled with beer-slamming Santas, dancing ladies, and rock bands.

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Holiday Extravaganza
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848,

In an effort to warm your cold, dead heart the lovely ladies of Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret will be dancing, singing, and stripping at this holiday show guaranteed to lift your mood. 10 p.m.

Sinks CD-Release Show
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

According to his MySpace page Sinks is from Minneapolis, and is "dumb as hell." Come see if it's true as he plays punk and garage tunes with a healthy serving of humor. The Teenage Moods, the Sleaze, and Real Numbers also play. 9 p.m.

I Slept with Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir
(Nick & Eddie, 1612 Harmon Pl., Minneapolis; 612.486.5800)

Tonight Mickey Leigh (a.k.a. Joey Ramone's brother) and punk rock scenester Legs McNeil will discuss their book, I Slept with Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir. Together, the pair give perspective on two decades of punk as only people intimately familiar and knowledgeable on the scene can. Stay for food and drink specials. 9 p.m.

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