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Freeloader Friday: 21 free things to do this weekend

Nye's official closing date is April 3.

Nye's official closing date is April 3.

In this edition of Freeloader Friday we have a slew of music shows, a few great art exhibit openings, and a party that is all about bees. Come take a look and plan your weekend.

FRIDAY:

Locations: Work by Farida Hughes

(Opening Night Framing Services & Gallery, 2836 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-872-2325, www.onframe-art.com)

5-8 p.m. 

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Gordon Parks: Invisible Man and Segregation Story

(Weinstein Gallery, 908 W. 46th St., Minneapoils)

6-8 p.m.

Bee Arts: Prototypes from the Hive

(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700, www.mcad.edu)

Group show with environmental theme. 6-8 p.m.

Astronomique 

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

With Blue Green, Ominous Rex. 10 p.m.

Pocket of Resistance

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

8-10:30 p.m.

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The Slow Death, Class of 86, Partial Traces, 83 Wolfpack, Tight Whips

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

9 p.m.

The Swamp Kings 

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

9 p.m.

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Landscapes and Portraits

(Franconia in the City @ Casket Gallery and Education Space, 1781 Jefferson St. NE, Minneapolis, www.franconia.org)

A solo exhibition by Tamsie Ringler. There will be a closing reception from 6 to 9 p.m.

Made at MCAD

(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis; 612-874-3667)

6 to 8 p.m.

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Nye's Pop-up Instameet

(Nye's Polonaise, 112 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-379-2021)

Show up and take cool pics of the public areas of Nye's before it closes and share on Instagram. (Patrons will be dining and drinking as well, so be considerate.) 4 to 7 p.m. 

Open Studio Extravaganza

(University of Minnesota Department of Art & Katherine E. Nash Gallery, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Works by students studying with Chris Larson, Paul Shambroom, Edie Overturf, Jenny Schmid, Lamar Peterson, and other UMN Faculty. 6 to 10 p.m.

Jaime Carrera, performing at Public Functionary seven months ago.

Jaime Carrera, performing at Public Functionary seven months ago.

SATURDAY:

Quinn Rivenburgh

(Showroom, 615 W. Lake St., Minneapolis; 612-345-7391)

Check out new work by the paper cut-out artist. Read more about their work here. 5 to 8 p.m.

Wicked Inquisition

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

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With Grogus, Valley of the Shadows, and Livid. 9 p.m.

Repulsar

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

With Venus de Mars, 2NoHo, and Gloss. 10 p.m.

Smoke Signals

(Insight Brewing, 2821 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-722-7222)

Featuring beer, BBQ menu items, and live music. Noon to 10 p.m.

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Celebration of the Life of Jaime Carrera

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

Gathering to honor the local artist, hosted by Zoe Sommers-Haas and Tim Carroll. 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Rebel Queens

(Cinema Grill & Outtakes Bar: 2749 Winnetka Ave. N., New Hope, 763-417-0017)

9 p.m.

Dead Bundy and the Neat Neat Neats

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

10 p.m.

Women at the Schmidt

(Schmidt Artist Lofts, 882 7th St W, St Paul)

Saturdays, Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Continues through March 27.  

SUNDAY:

Not From Here

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

With Orchyd, and String Bikini. 9 p.m.

Mother Crone

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

With Witchden, Cantharone, and Architects Death Spiral. 9 p.m.