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Art-A-Whirl, Black Forest Turns 50: Freeloader Friday

This week in free stuff to do we have tons of art shows (thanks Art-A-Whirl), a b-day celebration, outdoor and indoor concerts, and more.

Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

FRIDAY:

Art-A-Whirl 2015

(Northeast Minneapolis, nemaa.org)

This huge-ass art crawl features gallery shows, special receptions, performances, open studios, art sales, demonstrations, hands-on activities for grownups and kids, and anything else art-related imaginable. Overwhelmed by the awesomeness? We've got some easy recommendations here and here. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Ashely Peifer: sugar sugar

(Burnet Gallery at Le Méridien Chambers, 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-767-6824)

Paintings. 6 to 9 p.m.

The Black Forest Inn Turns 50

(Black Forest Inn, 1 E. 26th St., Minneapolis; 612-872-0812)

Fifty years ago, Erich Christ opened the Black Forest Inn. Today, he still runs the place with his wife, Joanne. From Friday to Sunday, the Eat Street hot spot will be hosting movie screenings, and music in their parking lot with Spider John Koerner, Patty and the Buttons, Dreamland Faces, and Southside Aces. Stop by for breakfast on Saturday for free beer sampling with the MN Homebrewer's Association. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.blackforestinnmpls.com. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Art-A-Whirl Featuring Slim Cessna's Auto Club

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

6 p.m. With Little Man and Driftwood Pyre.

Loretta Fahrenholz

(Midway Contemporary Art, 527 Second Ave. SE, Minneapolis)

New photographs and films. 6-9 p.m.

JoAnn Funk and Jeff Brueske (CD Release Show)

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(St. Paul Hotel: 350 Market St., St. Paul, 800-292-9292)

7:30 p.m. In the Promenade Ballroom., Free.

Art, Music and Beer Event

(612 Brew: 945 Broadway Street NE, Minneapolis, 612-217-0437)

2:30 p.m. Featuring Tiny Deaths, Jon Jones, the Fattenin' Frogs, July Fighter, Ash St. John.

Art-A-Whirl Weekend at 331 Club

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

Featuring Mrs., Catbath, the Traveling Suitcase, the Blind Shake (release show for Slovenly Recordings record "Fly Right"), self-evident, Buildings, Hardcore Crayons, Swimsuit Area. Noon. 

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The Cut of Your Jib

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

Featuring work from the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. 7 to 10 p.m.

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SATURDAY:

Art on Air

(Instinct Gallery, 940 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612-208-0696)

Group show. 6 to 8 p.m.

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EcoArts Fest

(Harriet Island Grounds and Pavilion, 200 Dr. Justus O'Hage Blvd., St. Paul)

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Art-A-Whirl Music

(The Anchor Fish & Chips, 302 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis)

John Swardson & Bad Blood, Tin Horns, Gabe Barnett & them Rounders, Valet, Gospel Machine, Southside Desire. 2-7 p.m.

Art-A-Whirl Weekend at 331 Club

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

Noon. Featuring CRANKSHAFT, the Last Revel, Mixed Blood Majority, Retribution Gospel Choir, Pink Mink, Fury Things, Flasher, Matt Latterell, Robert Skoro, Roe Family Singers, Zack Lozier Three.

MIA Musician-In-Residence Series: Brian Just

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

6-8 p.m. In MIA lobby.

Art, Music and Beer Event

(612 Brew: 945 Broadway Street NE, Minneapolis, 612-217-0437)

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Noon. Chris Koza, Step Rockets, Kingsview, Nathan Miller, Justin Halverson, Jonny and the Palms, the Tipsy Russell's, Loons in the Attic.

Art-A-Whirl Featuring Mark Mallman

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

1 p.m. With Rupert Angeleyes, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band, American Scarecrows, Erik Koskinen Band, Sam Cassidy, Rich Mattson & the Northstars, Mike Gunther, and the Ventures cover band.

Mori Mente

(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

9 p.m. With Fate's Palette and the Drug Budget.

Sundae + Mr. Goessl

(Dulono's: 607 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-1726)

8 p.m.

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SUNDAY:

Made By Hands Art Sale

(Bauhaus Brew Labs, 1315 Tyler St. NE, Minneapolis)

Check out jewelry, wood working, knits, ceramics, music, and more. With beer and food trucks. Noon to 5 p.m.

Art-A-Whirl Music

(The Anchor Fish & Chips, 302 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis)

Total Gaze, Tea and Sympathy, Gramofone, the Stress of Her Regard, Romantica. 2-7 p.m.

Art-A-Whirl Weekend at 331 Club

(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746, www.331club.com)

Featuring MaLLy, Southwire, We Are the Willows, The Pistol Whippin' Party Penguins, General B & The Wiz, Unknown Prophets, Orca Colony, The Lowland Lakers. 1 p.m.

Ed Schrader's Music Beat

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

With Weakwick, Yoni Yum, Obchod Na Korze, and Mystic Liberal. 10 p.m.

Art-A-Whirl Featuring Grant Hart

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

1 p.m. With Paul Metzger, Ben Weaver, Peter Lang, and Steve Palmer.