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Beer at Brit's, Hot Pants, vegan chili: Freeloader Friday

Katie Murken dyes telephone books to create these colorful columns for "R.U.R." at the Soap Factory
Katie Murken dyes telephone books to create these colorful columns for "R.U.R." at the Soap Factory
Katie Murken, Continua
This installment of Freeloader Friday features a Newcastle beer party with $2 drinks, several smashing dance nights, and plenty of cool visual art parties.

Come take a look at our list.

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Beer at Brit's, Hot Pants, vegan chili: Freeloader Friday
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FRIDAY:

Life Not So Black and White
(Flow Art Space, 308 E. Prince St., St. Paul, 612-564-3569, www.flowartspace.com)

Featuring over 50 Interact artists. 6-9 p.m.

Newcastle Celebration

(Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-3908, www.britspub.com)

With $2 beers, Sassy Lassy trivia, T-shirt giveaways, and music by the Hard Days Night Beatles tribute band. 4 p.m.

Lowertown First Fridays
(Lowertown, Fifth St. E. & Sibley St., St Paul)

This monthly event features open studios and galleries, food and drink specials, performances, music, and more. For more info visit lowertownfirstfridays.org. 6-9 p.m.

The Slow Death, Arms Aloft, Brain Tumors, Dead Skull
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

St. David's Day Concert  
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Dewi Sant, Valley Fair, Kent Ueland. 10 p.m.

Beer at Brit's, Hot Pants, vegan chili: Freeloader Friday
Larsen Husby, Hanging State (Massachusetts)

Straight Trippin'
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.com)

Artists question reality by playing with distorted perspectives. 7-10 p.m.

The Histronic, Mike Moilanen, Curt Canyon
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

White Iron Band, Dave Babb & the Pickpockets
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

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

With Jonathan Ackerman. 9 p.m.

Eric Bloom, Steve Garrington
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

Elemeno Pea
(Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-0937, www.mixedblood.com)

It's upper class vs. blue collar in this caustic comedy by Molly Smith Metzler. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Through March 17. Admission is free on a first come-first served basis (you can reserve tickets online for $20).

Palindrome
(Gallery 148, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 816-868-7443)

Group show explores physical and mental experiences in states of reflection. 6-8 p.m.

 

SATURDAY:

R.U.R.
(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176, www.soapfactory.org)

Group exhibition showcases artists from across North America with pieces exploring industry, identity, and machinery. 7-11 p.m.

Vegan Chili Cook-Off
(First Unitarian Society, 900 Mt. Curve Ave., Minneapolis, 612-377-6608)

Sample vegan chili and vote for your favorite. 7-10 p.m.

Two Eyes for the Dead, Neuralizer, Veretta, the Royal Veil
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

A Cold Night for Alligators: A Tribute to Roky Erickson
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With the Sexrays, the Fontanelles, Nikki and the Ruemates, Walker Fields, Rocky Steen, more. 10 p.m.  

Beer at Brit's, Hot Pants, vegan chili: Freeloader Friday
James Wrayge, Last-Ride

Occurrence: Duane Ditty & James Wrayge
(Rosalux Gallery, 1400 Van Buren St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-747-3942, www.rosaluxgallery.com)

Paintings. 7-10 p.m.

Saints of Circumstance

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

10 p.m.

John Devine Trio; Primadonahue
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

4 p.m., 7 p.m.  

Beer at Brit's, Hot Pants, vegan chili: Freeloader Friday

PYOP Poster Show and Book Release
(Big Table Studio, 375 Wabasha St. N., St Paul, 651-222-6428, www.bigtablestudio.com)

With work from Aesthetic Apparatus, Adam Turman, Steady Co., and Nate Geon. 7-10 p.m.

The Union Suits, Pleasure Horse, the Ear Strippers
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

All ages. 9:30 p.m.

Spring Parade of Homes
(www.paradeofhomes.org)

Tour 374 new homes from 142 builders. Thursdays-Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Through March 24. This event is mostly free, but there is a $5 admission fee at Dream Homes.  

Free First Saturdays
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600, www.walkerart.org)

Featuring special activities for families themed with the current exhibits. This month's installment will feature a screening of kid-friendly films. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Beer at Brit's, Hot Pants, vegan chili: Freeloader Friday
Ben Hora, Pad Brapad, screening at the Walker Art Center

SUNDAY:

Abi Robins and the Miniature Mountains, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Ancient Mariner
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

All ages. 9 p.m.

The Handcars, Diet Folk

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

9 p.m.

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

9 p.m. 


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