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Bikes, beer, dogs, dysentery: Freeloader Friday

Bikes, beer, dogs, dysentery: Freeloader Friday
Math.i for "Visceral Dysentery" at SooVAC Thumbnail: It Must Be Love Shannon Pettini for "ARTCRANK MSP"
It's a big weekend here in the Twin Cities, and there's lots of big free things to do. Come check out our list and plan your weekend without wrecking your wallet.

Bikes, beer, dogs, dysentery: Freeloader Friday
Chris Price, Hop Saas

FRIDAY:

Brewers' Craft
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.org)

This beer-tastic exhibition celebrates brew culture through art. 7-10 p.m.

Also opening at Altered Esthetics Friday:

Comic Artists at the Opera

Teenage Moods, Natural Child, Mystery Date, Hot Rash
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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

With Jonathan Ackerman.

Chants & Seas, the Further Adjustments (CD-release), Lotus Eater
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

In the Time of Butterflies
(Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-0937, www.mixedblood.com)

World premiere of a bilingual production of Julia Alavarez's book about the underground resistance in the Dominican Republic. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through April 27. Free, first-come, first-served basis ($20 to reserve tickets online).

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

10 p.m.  

MPLS Habit
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

With Bobby & Christine, Yasen Marie, DKO, Earthshake Rhythm Ensemble, Afrogasmic. All ages. 8 p.m.

Awkward Sorrows, The Fattenin' Frogs
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m., 9 p.m.

Bikes, beer, dogs, dysentery: Freeloader Friday
Katie Murken, Continua

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

But what does it mean? Tonight, artists will discuss their work. 7 p.m.
Cooker John, the Handcars, Washboard Time Machine Gun, the Dang Ol' Tri'ole
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. All ages.

Gordy Johnson & Phil Aaron

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

6:30 p.m.

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

7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

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

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

National Public Health Week Film Festival: Trans
(Mayo Auditorium, University Of Minnesota, 425 Delaware St. SE University Of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 612-625-7134)

The film festival's grand finale features a documentary that follows the trails, tribulations, and triumphs of a handful of people grappling with gender identity. 5-8 p.m.

Trans (Trailer) from The Film Collaborative on Vimeo.

 

SATURDAY:

ARTCRANK MSP
(Grainbelt Brewery Warehouse, 77 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-929-4764)

This bike and beer party features bike-themed poster art from over 40 Twin Cities artists. Bikes also get free valet parking. If you want to drink. $5 gets you a commemorative pint glass and two drinks. 5 p.m. to midnight.

30 Days of Biking: Bike Social
(North Loop Dunn Bros, 228 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis)

Every Saturday through April, take a 10- to 15-mile ride around town with Mario Macaruso. This week's ride will eventually meet up with the XXX Biking Tour de Breweries to ARTCRANK ride (see below). Visit the ride's Facebook page for more info. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

XXX Biking Tour de Breweries to ARTCRANK!
(Dangerous Man Brewing Co., 1300 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis)

Bike brewery hop eventually makes its way to ARTCRANK for the big party. The group will hang from noon to 3 p.m. at Dangerous Man, then travel to Northgate Brewing, Indeed, 612 Brew, and end at "ARTCRANK MSP."

Bikes, beer, dogs, dysentery: Freeloader Friday
Jonas Crisco

Reconstructed Space
(Rosalux Gallery, 1400 Van Buren St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-747-3942, www.rosaluxgallery.com)

New works by Jonas Criscoe and John Diebel. 7-10 p.m.

For more info, visit the event's Facebook page

Nallo (EP-release), Prissy Clerks, France Camp, Worryers
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Big Fat Love: the 6th Annual Celebration of John Prine's 1/2 Birthday  
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Mother Banjo, Art Vandalay, Dana Thompson, Baby Grant Johnson, Brianna Lane, more. 10 p.m. 

Bikes, beer, dogs, dysentery: Freeloader Friday
Kelly Puissegur

Deviant Art: Dispelling Myths V
(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-363-5612, www.northrupkingbuilding.com)

Show highlights 'deviant' dog breeds -- such as pit bulls and Rottweilers -- through art. 3-9 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

Lonesome Dan Kase; Cait Leary; Teague Alexy; Crankshaft
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.

Yodel A-Go-Go, the Goggles, Vinyl Recliner
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

All ages. 9 p.m. 

Bikes, beer, dogs, dysentery: Freeloader Friday
Math.i

Visceral Dysentery: Deep Retardant Cuts Craft Dogma
(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263, www.soovac.org)

New work by HAZE XXL & MATH.i. 7-11 p.m.

Cyn Collins
(Northeast Library, 2200 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-630-6900, www.hclib.org)

The author reads from her book, West Bank Boogie: Forty Years of Music, Mayhem and Memories. 1 p.m.

A Midsummer Night's Dream; Much Ado About Nothing
(Rarig Center, 330 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-625-4001, theatre.umn.edu)

Students in the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater theater training program present two comedies by Shakespeare. 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.  

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. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Flood
(Form + Content Gallery, 210 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-436-1151, www.formandcontent.org)

Abstract painting collages by Jil Evans. 6-8 p.m.

Water Movement
(Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-728-5745, www.vineartscenter.com)

Group show examines water movement in plants, soil, cells, and more. 6-9 p.m.

Austerity in the U.S. and Europe: How Can Workers Fight Back and Win?
(Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-7110, www.boneshakerbooks.com)

4 p.m.

Dear Data
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

Mark Martin, Tim Casey & the Martyrs, Dragich & the Trainwreck, Culkin
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. All ages.

Ben Hogason
(Ginkgo Coffeehouse: 721 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-645-2647)

7 p.m.

 

SUNDAY:

The Sauce Comedy Showcase

(Cause Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-6000, www.spiritsandsound.com)

9 p.m.  

Exiles, Nuclears, Bottom Dollars
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

10 p.m.

Vuka, Forest Traps, Geoffrey Fischbein, Snoggybox

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

9 p.m.

Battle of the Blues Bands
(Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Uptown: 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-9900)

4:30 p.m.


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