Fight the Freeze
With DJ Abilities, Carnage, Duenday, Cannaholics, Niles Miller, and King Fuvi. • Fri., Dec. 27, Doors open at 8 pm; music starts at 8:30 pm • Midwest artists unite to fight poverty and hunger — food and clothing donations will be accepted at the door. • Fine Line Music Café, 318 First Ave. N., Minneapolis • Call 612-338-8100 or go to http://www.finelinemusic.com
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming president and working to rebuild the country’s once-segregated society. Featuring Idris Elba.
Salsa Del Soul
• Sat., Dec. 28, 9 pm • Crooked Pint Ale House, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis • Call 612-877-6900 or go to www.crookedpint.com
The Artists’ Quarter Final Weekend Jam
• Fri. and Sat., Dec. 27-28, 9 pm • Artists’ Quarter, 408 St. Peter St., St. Paul • Call 651-292-1359 or go to www.artistsquarter.com