27 free things to do this weekend


This week in free stuff to do there are a plethora of beer parties, a museum show celebrating toys, and lots of rock music. Come take a look and plan your weekend.


America’s Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains

(Goldstein Museum of Design, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul; 612-624-7434)

Toys collections spanning 60-something years from SuperMonsterCity! 6 to 8:30 p.m. 

Tungsten (Record Release Show)


(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Redoverlunar and Technician. 10 p.m.

Saint Paul Art Crawl

(Various locations, including Lowertown, downtown, and other neighborhoods)

Over 300 spaces host over 20,000 art lovers as they trek to various buildings for special receptions, wine tastings, live music, parties, sales, and more. Check for complete listings and information, and to download your free MetroTransit bus/light-rail pass for the event. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Weight of a Fold

(Denler Art Gallery at Northwestern College, 3003 Snelling Avenue N., Roseville, 651-286-7560)

New work by Anne George. 5-7 p.m.

sloslylove, ORM-D III, Andross Laveau, Itch Princess

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

9 p.m.

MALL's October Lending Event

(American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis)

Check out artwork for your home like a library book. 5-8 p.m.

Thomas Nordlund (Record Release Show)

(Sweet 317: 308 Prince St. #307, St. Paul)  


With music by Yeti Steady, visual art by Amoreena Tarvas and Strey Designs. 8 p.m.

Eric Yevak: In For a Penny, In For a Pound

(City Wide Artists, 1506 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-359-0828,

New work. 6-9 p.m. 

Paolo Ventura: La Città Infinita

(Weinstein Gallery, 908 W. 46th St., Minneapolis, 612-822-1722,

6-8 p.m.

Curated Style Fashion Show


(Mall Of America Best Buy Rotunda, 365 N. Garden, Bloomington, 952-883-8800)

Featuring looks from former Project Runway contestants. 7:30 p.m.  

Mia Musician-In-Residence Series: Brian Laidlaw

(Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-870-3131)

In Mia lobby. 6-8 p.m. 



(Indeed Brewing Company, 711 15th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-843-5090)


Featuring the release of 2015 Rum King and Yamma Jamma Harvest Ale, and food by Blue Door Pub, and live music. Saturday's includes What Tyrants, Kitten Forever, and Appetite for Zaccardi, while Sunday Mike Gunther and The Cactus Blossoms Duo will play sets. Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday; noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. 

Old To The New

(Ginger Hop: 201 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-746-0304)

Featuring DJ Mike 2600 and DJ Nak. 10 p.m.

Lungs, TFATT, Buildings

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

9 p.m.

Rad Womyn Art show


(Caffetto Coffee Shop, 708 W. 22nd St., Minneapolis)

Group art show from Mom's House. 7-10 p.m.

One Year at the pub

(NorthGate Brewing, 783 Harding St. NE, Minneapolis)

Featuring giveaways, tastings, and other treats throughout the weekend.


(Fair State Brewing Cooperative, 2506 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-444-3209,

Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration in the beer garden, with sour beer growler sales. 2 p.m. to midnight. 


Many Faces, One Library: Sumner Library 100 Year Anniversary Celebration

(Sumner Public Library, 611 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-630-6390,

Featuring exhibits, film, music, speeches, and open mic. 12-4 p.m. 

Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl

(Lowertown, 5th St. E. & Sibley St., St Paul)

Series of mini-concerts in conjunction with the Saint Paul Art Crawl, with Classical MPR guided tours. Check for more info. 12-8 p.m. 




(Rosalux Gallery, 1400 Van Buren St. NE, Minneapolis)

Work by Amelia Biewald and Terrence Payne. 7 to 11 p.m.

BooFest on Grand

(Grand Avenue, 867 Grand Ave., St. Paul)

Featuring petting zoos, free pony rides, trick-or-treating (pick up a "safe route map"), a root-beer garden at Red Balloon Bookshop by Northern Brewer, plus an Oktoberfest Garden at the Wild Onion for grownups. For more info, visit 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 


(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Business Man, and Doug Otto & the Getaways. 10 p.m.


Jillian Rae 

(Bedlam Theatre Lowertown: 213 E. 4th St., St Paul, 651-209-0597)

With Hot Date, and Radio Lark. 8 p.m.


Wedding Open House

(Millennium Hotel Minneapolis, 1313 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-359-2226)


11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Negura Bunget (Romania), Pestifere, Dynfari (Iceland), Drona

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

9 p.m.

Minnesota Special Hockey Season Kick Off Open Skate

(Mariucci Arena, 1901 4th St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-624-8080,

2-4 p.m. 



(Pepito's Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-3030,

Joe Minjares' look at four generations of the Mexican-American experience in Minnesota comes to the Parkway (also owned by Minjares). 5 p.m.