Fashion's Night Out, Anarchist Book Fair: Freeloader Friday

This week there's a ton of variety in Freeloader Friday. There's tons of fashion events, including Fashion's Night Out, and a market for stylist men. There's "About Face" a very cool gallery show opening this Saturday. There's also anarchists, feminists, activists, and authors in town (some visitors are all four of these things). There's no reason to hurt your wallet this weekend, so take a look at our list of free stuff to do.


Fashion's Night Out
(Neiman Marcus, 505 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612.334.7505)

Check out the latest fall fashions, decorate your own cupcakes, enjoy Indian and Italian snacks from OM and D'Amico's, and hear about this season from Metro magazine's fashion editor, Mary O'Regan.

Concrete and Grass: Lowertown Music Festival
(Mears Park, 221 E. 5th St., St. Paul, 651.632.5111)

Come enjoy free music in the park before it's too cold. Suicide Commandos, Dessa, Communist Daughter, Irv Williams, Molly Maher, and others are scheduled to perform. For more info call 612.308.5785 or visit 5-10 p.m. Friday; 12-10 p.m. Saturday. 

The Real Numbers, Les Deux Magots, Juvie
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Garage, punk, grunge. 9 p.m.

The Anchor Windlass

(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

Indie rock. 10 p.m.

The Pistol Whippin' Party Penguins
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Folk, bluegrass. 9:30 p.m.

The Millionth Word
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

Rock. 9 p.m.

Fashion's Night Out, Anarchist Book Fair: Freeloader Friday


Twin Cities Anarchist Bookfair

(Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.823.1141)

Anarchists and radicals converge to share books, zines, music, crafts, food, skills, and more. With workshops and talks. Visit for info. 12-6 p.m. Saturday; 3-8 p.m. Sunday.

The Ghost of Sean Arthur Peterson, John Wills (CD-release), Jim Crego
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Folk, pop, indie. 10 p.m.

About Face
(Stevens Square Center for the Arts, 1905 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.879.0200,

An exploration on identity and the human experience through portraits, paintings, and other forms of media both abstract and not. Artists include John Vasiliou, Erin Sayer, Megan Frauenhoffer

Fashion's Night Out, Anarchist Book Fair: Freeloader Friday
Megan Frauenhoffer

, and others. Curated by J.M. Culver. The opening reception is from 7-10 p.m.and features dub/electro DJ sets from Dedmondson.

Blaine Wellness Day
Blaine Medical Center, 11855 Ulysses St. NE, Blaine, 763.785.8385)

Looking to boost to boost your  health? Check out this event featuring free screenings, mammograms, CPR certification, health seminars, blood mobile, 1K wellness walk, health fair, kids' games, music, prizes, and more. Visit for info. Free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Metro Marketplace
(Marriott Minneapolis West, 9960 Wayzata Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952.544.4400)

Featuring local, women-owned businesses, charitable organizations, prizes. Visit for info. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Open House
(YWCA, 2121 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612.215.4333,

Bring the kids to this dedication of the new City of Minneapolis drinking fountain, watch a puppet show from Heart of the Beast, and enjoy other activities. Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Linden Hills Woofstock
(Corner of 43rd and Upton Avenue South, 4264 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.805.1154)

Dogs and humans alike can enjoy live entertainment, watch dog tricks, enter contests, check out demonstrations, and partake in various pet-friendly happenings. Visit for more info. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Monarch Butterfly Festival
(Lake Nokomis, 2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy., Minneapolis)

This festival celebrates the monarch with art, music, dance, games, native plants, prairie tours of the Nokomis Naturescape Garden, and food. For more info visit 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fashion's Night Out, Anarchist Book Fair: Freeloader Friday

NorthernGRADE Men's Market
(Architectural Antiques, 1330 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.332.8344,

Shop men's fashion, get a fresh shave, and visit with author Walker Lamond. For more info visit 12-7 p.m.

2010 Selby Avenue Jazz Festival
(Golden Thyme Coffee and Cafe, 921 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 651.645.1340)

Featuring Dick & Jane's Big Brass Band, Brio Brass, Walker West Music Academy, John Pennya & Globafo, Salsabrosa, and more. This event is outside. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tarlton, Skypiper, Aaron & the Sea
(501 Club: 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

Indie rock. 9 p.m.

Gateway District, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band, Ogre Smash Death Boom, Blackbelt
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Rock. 9 p.m.

American Revival, July Fighter

(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

Indie rock. 10 p.m.


Twin Cities Comic Book Convention
(Mermaid, 2200 Hwy 10, Moundsview, 763.780.2900)

For more info visit a.m.-4 p.m.

International Espionage!, Magic Cyclops
(Cause Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.822.6000)

Spy-themed rock and other shenanigans. 9:30 p.m.

Art at Rice Creek
(Banfill-Locke Center For the Arts, 6666 E. River Rd., Fridley, 763.574.1850,

Featuring live music, storytelling, art and crafts for sale, workshops, demonstrations, more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Diana Block
(True Colors Bookstore, 4755 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.821.9630,

The activist/feminist discusses her memoir, A Woman's Journey Underground and Back. 3 p.m.

midnightAX Ludacris Afterparty
(The Record Room, First Avenue, 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612.332.1775)

Did you go to the concert? Then you get in to the free after party. Otherwise, it's $5. With DJ Verb X. 18+. Midnight. 


Fashion's Night Out, Anarchist Book Fair: Freeloader Friday

Uptown Market
(29th Street, between Lyndale and Dupont Avenues in Minneapolis)

Last year's event was more sporadic, but was such a hit that the market will be happening every Saturday this year through September. There will be more produce this year, so go ahead and plan a little grocery shopping if the mood strikes. You'll also find tasty prepared food, local stores, and organizations with info to share. Visit for more info. Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Photo by Roxie Speth) About Face: "Copeland" by Kurt Hippauf "Compulsion" by Megan Frauenhoffer

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