4 free things to do this week


This week in free stuff to do we have a talk by Moby, dance nights, a fruity brew-off, and an open house featuring art, music, and food truck eats. Come take a look and plan your week.


(Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-822-4611)

Yep, we're talking about that Moby. The dude behind "Bodyrock,"the dude who Eminem had a beef with in the early '00s. Back in the day, he also had some interesting things to say about gender stereotypes, music copyright, and vegan eating. His recently released memoir, Porcelain, examines his rise from the suburbs to the NYC club scene to national fame. This should be a popular event, so be sure to get there early. 7 p.m. Monday (seating starts at 6 p.m.).   

Tin Whiskers Brew-Off vs. Bad Weather Brewing Co.


(The Happy Gnome, 498 Selby Ave., St. Paul; 651-287-2018)

It could be delicious, or it could be an epic fail. This installment of the brew-off series tasks brewmasters with making a tasty pint of beer using blood orange, pineapple, and cucumber. The results will be sampled and voted on before a winner is crowned. 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.


Transmission: Damn Right It's Hall & Oats Night V

(Clubhouse Jäger, 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-332-2686)

Hall & Oates might seem like a unique choice for a dance night, but in the '80s these guys provided the soundtrack for a lot of smooth moves on the dance floor. Think "Private Eyes," "Your Kiss Is On My List," and "Out Of Touch." Bring your suave dance moves and dress in your Miami Vice best. 21+. 10 p.m. to midnight Wednesday.

Open House

(All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-872-4700)

This Thursday, All My Relations Gallery will be throwing a party that is part closing reception, part open house. This will be your last chance to check out “Synthesis,” a really cool art show featuring the work of Aza Erdrich, where she explores personal narratives as well as her Native and non-Native ancestry. The celebration will feature live music from Chastity Brown, who will be touring with Ani DiFranco this summer. Tatanka Truck will be serving up indigenous eats, and there will also be art activities. 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.