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Drag Queens, 30 Days of Biking, Little Free Libraries: Freeloader Friday

This week in free stuff to do we have drag-queen performances, a super awesome happy hour, and a party for Little Free Libraries.

Come take a look and plan your weekend on the cheap.

FRIDAY:

Coup d'Cabaret Burlesque Variety Show

(Coup d'état, 2923 Girard Ave. S., Minneapolis)

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21+. 11 p.m.

Skill Share: A Northern Lights.mn Symposium

(The Soap Factory, 514 Second St. SE, Minneapolis)

Take in tutorials, workshops, and talks. 7 p.m. Friday; 12:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday. It's free, but registration is required.

In Which ____ and Others Discover The End

(Public Functionary, 1400 12th Ave. NE, Minneapolis)

Public Functionary's latest show features gallery installations, performances, and more in the northeast Minneapolis space. This week's performances include music and movement, but not necessarily in response to the exhibition. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

Newcastle Celebration

(Brit's Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612-332-3908)

Brit's is currently the biggest seller of draft Newcastle Brown Ale. They're celebrating today by pouring $2 pints of the brew from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will also be trivia led by John Cosgrove at 6 p.m., and a Clash tribute band, RuDrGiRL, jams out at 8 p.m.

The Great Went, Technician, Wizards are Real

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

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10 p.m.

Dead Larry

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

10 p.m.

Macy's Flower Show

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(Macy's Downtown Minneapolis, 700 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612-375-2200)

Check out flowers and special activities. For hours and a complete list of happenings scheduled, visit macys.com/flowershow. Through April 4.

 

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SATURDAY

Day and Night

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(CO exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd. Suite 2, Minneapolis; 612) 379-4151)

A collection of photographs from Kevin Horn and Kevin O'Meara. 7-10 p.m.

Suck It: Gag on the Drag

(Town House Bar, 1415 University Ave. W., St. Paul)

21+. 10:30 p.m.

Arts @ the OVAL

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(Roseville Skating Center, 2661 Civic Center Dr., Roseville)

Craft arts exposition and sale of jewelry, pottery, photography, fiber art, and paintings by more than 25 juried artists. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dead Bundy and the Neat Neat Neats

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

10 p.m.

Cameron Zebrun: Restless World

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(Form + Content,  210 N. Second St., Minneapolis; 612-436-1151)

6 to 8 p.m.

For.give.ness

(Bedlam Theatre Lowertown: 213 E. Fourth St., St Paul, 651-209-0597)

Gallery show features over 40 artists exploring the topic of forgiveness through mediums that include clay, blood, dance, and spoken word. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Also at Bedlam:

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OneLove Radio with Verb X

10 p.m.

Curvism: Beyond Postmodernism

(Douglas Flanders & Associates, 818 W. Lake St., Minneapolis; 612-849-9494)

New works by Steve Firkins. 6-9 p.m.

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Out of the Box

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

With That Dude Trey & DJ B Rock. 9 p.m.

Textural Forms

(Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, 6666 E. River Rd., Fridley; 763-574-1850)

Art by Michael Kiesow Moore, Nora Moore, and Karen Searle. 4 to 6 p.m.

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SUNDAY:

30 Days of Biking Kick-Off Ride

(Gold Medal Park,  10th Avenue South and South Second Street, Minneapolis)

Celebrate bike love and the Twin Cities at this casual ride, led by Mario Macaruso of One On One Bicycle Studio. Interested in pledging to bike every day for 30 days (or at least try?). To pledge or for more info, visit 30daysofbiking.com. 11 a.m.

Corpse Reviver

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

3 p.m.

Nancy's Raygun, Distant Husband, Deadbeat Dad

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

9 p.m.

Intro to Brewing

(Midwest Supplies, 5825 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park; 952-562-5300)

Learn the basic to making beer at home. Noon.

Little Free Library's Big Little Party

(Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis)

Celebrate literacy and free book exchanges around the world. 6-9 p.m.