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Chelsea Handler, $5 posters, the Blind Shake: Freeloader Friday

Chelsea Handler, $5 posters, the Blind Shake: Freeloader Friday
L-R: Kristen Sanders for "Pink Bodies," Bombay Sweets poster by Aesthetic Apparatus, Kate Casanova for Color Space Art & Imaging
The weekend is finally here and it looks like the weather will stay in the spring zone. This week in Freeloader Friday we have a cheap poster sale and party, tons of gallery shows, bike rides, and plenty of other free fun. Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

Chelsea Handler, $5 posters, the Blind Shake: Freeloader Friday
John Schuerman, Be Fruitful and Multiply

FRIDAY:

Fruitful and Multiplying: The Overpopulation Exhibit
(Bloomington Theater and Art Center, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, 952-563-8587, www.bloomingtonartcenter.com)

Curated by John Schuerman, featuring the work of artists Mayumi Amada, Michael Kareken, Jim Proctor, and John Schuerman. 6-8 p.m.

Hunting Club, With Blue Blazer
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Redrick Sultan, Ruben, Filthy Animals
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

All ages. 8 p.m.

Pink Bodies
(Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-625-8096)

New paintings by Kristen Sanders. In the Quarter Gallery. 7-9 p.m.

Fairfax, AK, Flowerstalks, Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m.

Xander's B-Day Blowout
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

With Warsaw Cipher, Orchyd, 3 Nuns & A Gun, Leather Sweater, Desert Vest, more. 9 p.m.

The Sweaters
(Hymie's Vintage Records: 3820 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-729-8890)

5 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

Chelsea Handler, $5 posters, the Blind Shake: Freeloader Friday

ACCESS/PRINT Teen Project Exhibition
(Highpoint Center for Printmaking, 912 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-871-1326, www.highpointprintmaking.org)

5:30-7:30 p.m.

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

9:30 p.m.

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

18+. 8 p.m.

Betty Who, Zac Waters, Cardiknox
(Whole Music Club: 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-625-2272)

18+. 7:30 p.m.

Chelsea Handler, $5 posters, the Blind Shake: Freeloader Friday
Mat Ollig, Pillsbury Noir

Double Shifts/After Hours: Shift B
(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700, www.mcad.edu)

Staff show. 6-8 p.m.

Sara Henning, Matt Mauch, Gretchen Marquette, Kyle Adamson
(Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St Paul, 651-225-8989, www.commongoodbooks.com)

The authors read from recent poetry. 7 p.m.

TalkingImage Connection: Broken Survival Tactics
(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176, www.soapfactory.org)

Literary reading in response to the current exhibit. 8 p.m.

Home Street Home Minneapolis
(The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, 1010 Currie Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-767-3108)

An examination of homelessness in Minneapolis created in part by performers with experience in living on the streets. 7 p.m. Also at 1 p.m. Saturday at Minneapolis Central Library (300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 952-847-8107), and 1 p.m. Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church (1200 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, 612-332-3421).

brown study
(Katherine E. Nash Gallery, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-624-6518, nash.umn.edu)

Group exhibition of seven artists about to complete the Master of Fine Arts degree. 6:30-10 p.m.

The Friday Project
(The Underground Music Cafe: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

7 p.m.
 

Chelsea Handler, $5 posters, the Blind Shake: Freeloader Friday

SATURDAY:

$5 Scratch & Dent Sale + Super Party
(Aesthetic Apparatus, 2215 Snelling Ave., Minneapolis, 612-339-3345, www.aestheticapparatus.com)

Looking to upgrade your apartment, office, or house on the cheap? These posters have minor flaws, but are still pretty cool (and affordable). Shop in the afternoon, and celebrate in the evening with and live music by Bombay Sweets, food, and beer from Lake Monster Brewing. The sale starts at noon, the party is at 7 p.m.

The Blind Shake April Residency
(Grumpy's Downtown, 1111 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis)

21+. 9 p.m.

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

10:30 p.m.

Peace Life, Jonathon Young
(Ginkgo Coffeehouse: 721 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-645-2647)

7 p.m.

Tchotchke Wonderland
(Peace Coffee, 3262 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-877-7760, www.peacecoffeeshop.com)

Artists explore tacky trinkets, doodads, sentimental collectables, and more in this Altered Aesthetics show. Artists' discussion at 3 p.m.

World Circus Day Open House
(Circus Juventas, 1270 Montreal Ave., St. Paul, 651-699-8229, www.circusjuventas.org)

With hourly center ring performances and hands-on circus equipment demonstrations. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Monthly Winter Market
(Mill City Farmers' Market, 704 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580, www.millcityfarmersmarket.org)

Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Norbert Krapf, C.M. Morgan
(Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St Paul, 651-225-8989, www.commongoodbooks.com)

The author read from and discuss recent work on clergy abuse. 7 p.m.

Spring Secret Garden Fashion Event
(Macys, 7235 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-896-2160, www.macys.com)

With runway show, Rachel Roy outfit giveaway, food and drink, DIY station, more. RSVP recommended at southdalespringfashion.eventbrite.com. 2 p.m.

Spirit Reach: A Twin Cities Tribute to Amiri Baraka
(Capri Theater, 2027 W. Broadway, Minneapolis, 612-643-2024, www.thecapritheater.org)

Local artists celebrate the life and works of Amiri Baraka with performance, readings, music, and more. 2-4 p.m.

Nano Day
(Bakken Library and Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-926-3878, www.thebakken.org)

Featuring hands-on activities, talks, storytelling and more celebrating nano technology. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

30 Days of Biking: Calhoun Cycle Rides
(Calhoun Cycle, 1622 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-8231)

Rides to various destinations in Minneapolis, tailored to the group that arrives. For more info visit www.30daysofbiking.com. Saturdays at 9 a.m. Continues through April 26.

Another ongoing ride:

30 Days of Biking: Fleche de l'Aube
(Dunn Bros Coffee, 4648 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-724-8647, www.dunnbros.com)

Easy-pace riding in conjunction with Minneapolis Musette. For more info visit www.30daysofbiking.com. Saturdays at 7 a.m. Continues through April 26.

Reina del Cid & the Cidizens, Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Chelsea Handler, $5 posters, the Blind Shake: Freeloader Friday
Aaron Norberg, Untitled 23

Color Space Editions Launch Party
(Color Space Art and Imaging, 77 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-392-0230, colorspaceartandimaging.com)

Group show from a huge range of artists. 7-10 p.m.

Dustin Lee Duo; Swallows, Michael Ray & the Nasty Notes, Mad Margaret
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Teenage Moods, Mystery Date (record release), Southside Desire, Hot Rash
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

The Not Guilty Band
(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

9:30 p.m.

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

18+. 8 p.m.

Andrew D. Huber
(The Underground Music Cafe: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

8 p.m.
 
SUNDAY:

Chelsea Handler
(University of Minnesota Bookstore, 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-625-6000, www.bookstore.umn.edu)

A book signing with the nighttime talk show host. 2 p.m.

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

7 p.m.

Lowertown Monocles, Pushing Aether, Kristi Friermood
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

8 p.m.

Thunderbolt Pagoda, Darsombra, Comets Ov Cupid
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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

9:30 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

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

8:30 p.m.

Urban Expedition: Senegal
(Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul, 651-292-3293, www.landmarkcenter.org)

Featuring music, dance, crafts, traditions. 1-3 p.m.


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