No one in MPLS + STPL does Consistency awards instead of Best Of awards, including us. But maybe we should! Consistently rock solid contributors to our hometowns Arts & Culture scene add a great deal of character to spots that sometimes especially need the artful injection. Take the wonderful seasonal work of Made Here art in storefronts series where Hennepin Theater Trust and Anderson Windows fill up otherwise blank slate windows with engaging art pieces throughout downtown MPLS. Now with a five years of iterations under their belt, Made Here still manages to execute cool installations—this go around the theme is Detours, quite fitting—and cool parties. Celebrate the launch on Friday night with a slew of performers from Guerilla Haiku Lady to DJ Shannon Blowtorch to comedian rana may to many others. Can’t make it? Check out the route map for your own lunchtime tour. Friday, December 14th, 5:30 PM. Free. —Drew Cobb

900 Hennepin, next to the Orpheum, MPLS;