Dirty McKenzie, beer, "We're in a Cult": Freeloader Friday

This week in Freeloader Friday there are a ton of art shows, a few beer and food parties, and plenty of dance nights. Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.


Dust Jacket

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


Altered Esthetics curates this group show of re-imagined album covers, book jackets, and movie posters in the brand-new northeast shop. 6-9 p.m.

Shakin Babies, Greg Rekus, Drones, Stop Drop

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

9 p.m.


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

With Jonathan Ackerman. 9 p.m.

Talk of the Stacks: Lorrie Moore

(Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 952-847-8107,

The novelist and short-story writer shares Bark, her first collection in 15 years. 7 p.m.

Pamela Gaard: Shalom/Nabad


(Traffic Zone Center for the Arts, 250 Third Ave. N., Minneapolis)

Closing reception 3-5 p.m.

Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band

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

10 p.m.



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

9 p.m.

Dream of the Wild

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

8 p.m.

Tailgate Grace, Whiskey n' Prozac, the Beavers, Toaster Fork

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


7 p.m.

Jim Ohlschmidt, Tom Schaefer & Tim Hennessey

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

8 p.m. Also Saturday.

Todd Peterson: Out of his Head

(Golden's Cafe and Deli, 275 E. 4th St., 1st floor, St. Paul, 651-224-8888,


6-9 p.m.

The Swamp Kings

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

9 p.m.


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


18+. 8 p.m.

Battle of the Bands  

(Whole Music Club: 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-625-2272)

With Catalyst, Gusto, Sayth & Wealthy Relative, the Swedish Revival. 7:30 p.m.

Kicker Project Benefit

(Chowgirls Killer Catering, 1224 2nd St. N.E., Minneapolis, 612-203-0786,


Local artists transform skateboards and snowboards into art. Sale proceeds and silent auction benefits Kicker Project. 6 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 6-9 p.m.

The Sun Serpent

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


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).

#1 in the World Party

(Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-3908,

Celebrate Brit's status as the world's top seller of draught Newcastle Brown Ale. With trivia, music by the Crown Jewels. 4 p.m.

MN Mosaic Guild Members Show

(Gallery 310, 310 S. Main St., Stillwater, 651-439-6246,


6-9 p.m.

Double Shifts/After Hours: Shift A

(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700,

Staff show. 6-8 p.m.

Also at MCAD:


Made @ MCAD: an annual juried student exhibition



Guess Ready Review

(The Kolman & Pryor Gallery, 1500 NE Jackson St., Minneapolis, 612-385-4239,

Collaborative work by Kate Casanova and 9 artists, musicians, and writers. Read more about it here. 7-10 p.m.


Dirty McKenzie 7-Year Itch Anniversary Party

(Clubhouse Jäger, 901 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis)

21+. 10 p.m.

Dragons Power Up!, the Great Went, Wizards Are Real

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


10 p.m.

Nic Garcia, Phillips Phonograph, Eustace

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

10 p.m.

We're in a Cult

(One On One Bicycle Studio, 117 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-371-9565,


Mary Gibney, Jesse Draxler, and Noah Harmon explore the highs, lows, and isolation of being an artist. 7-10 p.m. 

Cozy (7-inch release), Teenage Moods, Rabbit Holes, Some Pulp

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

9 p.m.

The Squires

(Mario's Keller Bar: 2300 NE University Ave., Minneapolis, 612-781-3860)


7 p.m.

Art(ists) On the Verge

(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176,

Group show. 7-11 p.m.

Monthly Winter Market

(Mill City Farmers' Market, 704 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580,


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


(American Sky Beer, 1510 Swasey St., Hudson, 54016,

With small-batch brews, live music, street food, games. 2-10 p.m.


(Circa Gallery, 210 N. First St., Minneapolis, 612-332-2386,

With Matthew Bergen, Jacob Lunderby, Barry Maxwell. 6-9 p.m.

Matthew Griswold, Brian Kusek

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

9 p.m.


(Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis, 612-377-7800,

Paintings by Duncan Hannah, prints by Ellen Heck. 2-5 p.m.

Also at Groveland:

World Enough and Time

(Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis, 612-377-7800,

Prints and drawings by Meg Ojala, Denise Presnell-Weidner, and Clara Ueland. 2-5 p.m.

David Yellen Band, Perry Kennedy, Uptight & the Getdowns, the Fab Hackmasters

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

7 p.m.

Mill City Hot Club, Scrapegoat Skin & Bones

(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

4 p.m.

Now and Then, Kinds of Light

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

Paintings and mixed-media works by Elizabeth Erickson over the past 20 years. 6-9 p.m.

Free Second Saturdays

(Bakken Library and Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-926-3878,

With special activities and happenings. March's installment celebrates gadgets and gizmos. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

23 Hour, What's Next

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

18+. 8 p.m.

Fragments and Glimpses

(Rosalux Gallery, 1400 Van Buren St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-747-3942,

New work by Elaine Rutherford and Bob Roscoe. 7-10 p.m.

Spring 2014 Parade of Homes

(Builders Association Of The Twin Cities, 2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, 651-697-1954,

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

WPVA: Works

(Banfill-Locke Center For the Arts, 6666 E. River Road, Fridley, 763-574-1850,

Work by the Women Photographers/Visual Artists group. 5 to 7 p.m.

Maurice Jacox

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

8 p.m.

Minimum Wage

(Gamut Gallery, 1006 Marquette Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612-701-8272,

Rogue Citizen host a party featuring over 200 paintings, live hip hop, spoken word, labor and justice groups, more. 4-11 p.m.



Water & Gasoline

(Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers Hotel, 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-767-6999,

Artist Matthias Merkel Hess works in ceramics to meticulously recreate plastic and tin gas and water cans from past decades. The show opened Thursday.

Free Monthly Sweet Science Ice Cream Tasting

(Verdant Tea, 2111 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-223-8907,

Taste 15+ flavors. 4-7 p.m.

Uncommon Nasa, Karma Kids, Aeon Grey, Kuley

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

10 p.m.

Mike Dillon Band, Dead Larry, Smokin' Joe & Friends

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

9 p.m.

Skylark Opera

(Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul, 651-292-3293,

1 p.m.