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Beer and Soccer, Trivia Mafia's B-Day, Photos by Alec Soth: Freeloader Friday

This week in free things to do we have a few awesome art shows worth checking out, a soccer viewing party with free beer and breakfast, and lanterns lighting downtown Minneapolis.

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

FRIDAY:

Alec Soth: Songbook

(Weinstein Gallery, 908 W. 46th St., Minneapolis; 612-822-1822)

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Photographer Alec Soth and writer Brad Zellar team up for this intriguing series of images taken while spending time in small towns. 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Keep Honking I'm Reloading

(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-871-2263)

Group show features work by Emily Bennett Beck, Clea Felien, David Frohlich, Michael Mott, and Jay Schmidt. 6-9 p.m.

Deephaven

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

With All the Way Rider and Vernon Wayne. 10 p.m.

SDRA

(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

With Devil Blues Band and the Ultrasounds. 10 p.m.

Common Oasis, Closing Reception

(Gamut Gallery, 1006 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis)

Work by Krista Braam and Rachel Andrzejewski. 7-10 p.m.

Open House: The White Page

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(The White Page, 3400 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis)

6-9 p.m.

Glam Doll 2nd Anniversary Party

(Glam Doll Donuts, 2605 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis)

Featuring Simpsons-inspired doughnuts, DJ tunes, and more. $10 gets you a boozy drink and a doughnut. 7 p.m. to midnight.

Midway Murals Launch Party

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(Turf Club, 1601 University Ave. W., St. Paul)

Come learn about this neat new project, which will bring colorful murals to building walls along the Green Line. 4-7 p.m.

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SATURDAY:

Cold Snap Blues

(Icebox Gallery, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis; 612-788-1790)

Black-and-white portraits of blues artists by Marc Norberg. 6-9 p.m.

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Lantern Fest

(Marquette Plaza, Minneapolis)

Come see illuminated lantern puppets inspired by constellations. With food, drink, and live entertainment. 5 to 8 p.m.

Disasteratti

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

With Nomia and Catbath. 10 p.m.

I AM KXNDNESS

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(Burnet Art Gallery, Chambers the Luxury Art Hotel, 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)

You won't need money to purchase artworks at this special show. Each artist will set payment for their pieces, which amount to acts of kindness such as donating time to an animal shelter or visiting a nursing home. Patrons will "bid" on pieces by putting their name on a slip of paper. If you're selected, you get the art and are on the hook to do the act of kindness. Artists include Jesse Draxler, Terrence Payne, Kate Iverson, Melissa Loop, Alec Soth, and many more. 6 to 10 p.m.

Cutters Ball v.6

(One on One Bike Studio, 115 Washington Ave. N. Minneapolis)

Featuring beer, DJ tunes, alleyway racing. 7 p.m.

Little Man

(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

With Pill Hill and Basement Apartment. 9 p.m.

The Delta Routine

(Club Underground: 355 NE Monroe St., Minneapolis, 612-627-9123)

9 p.m.

5 x 5 Drawing Show: 5 Drawings by 5 Artists

(Douglas Flanders & Associates, 818 W. Lake St., Minneapolis)

Works by Nicholas Harper, Jesse Quam, Tom Riggle, Scott Seekins, and Michael Thomsen. 6-9 p.m.

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SUNDAY:

Trivia Mafia's 8th Anniversary Party

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

Trivia Mafia founders Chuck and Sean will be on hand for the annual b-day party. Activities include games of Stump the Chump, hip-hop charades, karaoke challenges, Oscar predictions, and more. 21+. 6 to 10 p.m.

DJ Delphinius

(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

T Collective

(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

9:30 p.m.

Mayfield

(Nomad World Pub: 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6424)

9 p.m.

Southampton F.C. vs. Liverpool F.C.

(Brit's Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis)

Watch the game live. The first 150 guests get a free breakfast buffet, two free beers, and swag. 9:15 a.m.

Late Night Artist Happy Hour

(Lao-Thai Family Restaurant, 501 University Ave. W., St. Paul; 918-822-3162)

Watch live painting, listen to poetry, and enjoy Lao-Thai street food. 8:30 p.m.