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Butcher & the Boar, Geekettes, Lady Heat: Freeloader Friday

This week in Freeloader Friday we have a ton of really great art exhibits, dance parties, readings, and more. Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

FRIDAY:

Hans-Christian Lotz: Lettere dall'interno del

(Midway Contemporary Art, 527 2nd Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-605-4504, www.midwayart.org)

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6-8 p.m.

Pisces Birthday Bash

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

With DJ Stage One, DJ Dan Speak, PeeWee Dread, Kaspa MC. Hosted by Lia Renee Dior. 9 p.m.

Braver, Dingus, Supercruiser, Drones

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

9 p.m.

Creative Collaboration: MMAA + McNally Smith College of Music present a night of art + music

(MMAA Project Space, 332 N. Robert St., St. Paul)

Pritika Chowdhry and McNally Smith students Kian Dziak and Fraser Wills collaborate to create music using Chowdhry's Empty Time installation, which features 80-plus liquid-filled glass vessels. 7:30 p.m.

Seconds Festival of Staged Readings

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

Staged readings of three plays that have each had one production in the past. Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 4 p.m.; Sundays, 1 & 4 p.m. Continues through March 22.

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Twin Cities Geekettes Launch Party

(University of Minnesota - Kenneth H. Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis, 612.625.3300)

This worldwide organization offers networking, career support, and other resources for women working in the technology field. For more info visit www.geekettes.io/cities/twincities. 4:30 p.m.

Red Daughters

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

10 p.m.

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Tabah Yames, Trandy Blue & the Crew, Yours Truly, the Melvilles

(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

7 p.m.

Matthew Inkala, Urban Myth

(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+. 8 p.m.

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The Sun Serpent

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

Three performers bring an epic Aztec adventure to the stage. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Through March 22. Tickets are free, first-come first-served ($20 to reserve online).

Blue Yodel #9

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

8 p.m. Also Saturday.

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RJ Mischo

(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

9 p.m.

Susan Burnstine: Absence of Being

(Mpls Photo Center, 2400 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-643-3511, www.mplsphotocenter.com)

6:30-9:30 p.m.

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Also at Mpls Photo Center:

The Visual Narrative

(Mpls Photo Center, 2400 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-643-3511, www.mplsphotocenter.com)

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Frogleg

(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

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9:30 p.m.

Meet the Finalists

(Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-215-2600, www.openbookmn.org)

Minnesota Book Awards authors read from their finalist-nominated works. With Brian Freeman, David LaRochelle, Melanie Hoffert, Sue Leaf, Sarah Stonich, more. 7 p.m.

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SATURDAY:

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Jennifer Nevitt

(Shoebox Gallery, 2948 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-825-3833, www.mnartists.org/shoebox_gallery)

Paintings and drawings of urban spaces. 7-9 p.m.

Brian Just Band, Jake Manders

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

10 p.m.

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Karen O'Bryan

(Paper Hat, 2309 West 50th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota)

5 to 9 p.m.

River Monks, Broken Bicycles, Karma Kicks

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

10:30 p.m.

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St. Patrick's Weekend

(Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis)

Soccer airing at 7:30 a.m. (yikes, sports fans!), followed by music from Stirabout at 12:30 p.m. and Stoned O'Coustic at 7:30 p.m.

15 Now MN Launch: Rally & March

(Church Of The Incarnation, 3817 Pleasant Ave., Minneapolis)

Folks rally for $15 per hour minimum wage. For more info visit 15Now.org. 1-4 p.m. 

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Mythology Meets Archetype

(Northern Clay Center, 2424 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-339-8007, www.northernclaycenter.org)

6-8 p.m.

Also at Northern Clay Center:

Modifications: Darien Arikoski-Johnson

6-8 p.m.

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Kiss or Kill, Iguano, Fink, Mannequins on Welfare

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

9 p.m.

Red Flags, Antique Scream, Tennis Camp

(Palmer's Bar: 500 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-333-7625)

10 p.m.

Blue

(Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, 250 3rd Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-247-1244, www.trafficzoneart.com)

New paintings by Jim Dryden, Jil Evans, Patrick Kemal Pryor, and Jodi Reeb. 6-9 p.m.

Aztec Mexica New Year Festival of the Twin Cities

(Johnson Senior High School, 1349 Arcade St., St. Paul, 651-293-8890)

Featuring traditional Aztec/Mexica dance ceremony, art activities, games, art, food and beverages, more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Childish Films: Dreams in Cartoonland

(Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 952-847-8107, www.mplib.org)

Enjoy vintage cartoons set in dreamland and a pre-show storytelling by Hennepin Theatre Trust. 10:30 a.m.

Dust Jacket

(Eat My Words Bookstore, 1228 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-804-7985, www.eatmywordsbooks.com)

This group show features artists takes on book jackets, album covers, movie posters, and more. There will be an artists' discussion at 1 p.m.

Spring 2014 Parade of Homes

(Builders Association Of The Twin Cities, 2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, 651-697-1954, www.paradeofhomes.org)

Featuring 390 new homes. Thursdays-Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Through March 30. Most homes are free, but Dream Homes require a donation.

James Loney & Lolo's Ghost, Jason Dixon Line, Michael Ray & the Nasty Notes, Kenwood Slim

(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

7 p.m.

Hollow Stone: The Life And Disappearance of Narek Grigoryan

(Bockley Gallery, 2123 W. 21st St., Minneapolis, 612-377-4669, www.bockleygallery.com)

Work by David Sollie. Closing party 6-9 p.m. 

2nd Generation

(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

8 p.m.

The New Skinny

(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+. 8 p.m.

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SUNDAY:

2nd Anniversary Bash

(Butcher & the Boar, 1121 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-238-8888, www.butcherandtheboar.com)

With live music, exclusive specialty Fulton beers on tap, cocktails, food specials. 1-10 p.m.

Rock N Jock Expo

(New Hope Cinema Grill, 2749 Winnetka Ave. N., Golden Valley, 763-417-0017, www.newhopecinemagrill.com)

Featuring live music by Grant Hart, Michael Dermot; sports movie screenings; special guest talks and autograph signing sessions with Bud Grant, Kent Hrbek; memorabilia sales; more. For more info call 952.545.6460 or visit www.rocknjockexpo.com. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Turn Back Now (demo release), Devil Baby, Time Destroyer

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

9 p.m.

T Collective

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

9:30 p.m.

Lady Heat Hot Soul Dance Party

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

9 p.m.

St Patty's Eve Party  

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

With Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band, the Right Here, ChokecherryRafters, Whiskey Jeff & the Beer Back Band. 8 p.m.

Saint Pat's Reading

(SubText: a bookstore, 165 Western Ave. N, St Paul, 612-387-8803)

James Silas Rogers and Brian Nerney read from Extended Family: Essays on Being Irish American. 3:30 p.m.

Green Fire Irish Dancers

(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274, www.blackdogstpaul.com)

4:30 p.m.