Freeloader Friday: 28 free things to do this weekend


This week in free things to do we have bike rides, fashion parties, dance parties, and arts shows for kids and grownups. Come take a look and plan your awesomely cheap weekend.



The Dap Squad

(Crooner's Lounge & Supper Club: 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, 763-571-9020)


7:30-10:30 p.m.

331 Club Anniversary Weekend

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

Featuring Self-Evident, With More.Is.More, and Chub. 10 p.m.

Jenn Woo & Tim Steinfort

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

With Murrieta Mpls, Jules Daud, and LSA. 9 p.m.


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

With Jonathan Ackerman. 9 p.m.

First Fridays: Brazilian Jazz

(Senor Wong: 111 Kellogg Blvd. E., St. Paul, 651-224-2019)


Featuring Mira & Tom Kehoe, Xibaba. 8-11 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 First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. 

The Comedy Corner Open Mic Night

(The Corner Bar, 1501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-339-4333,


10 p.m. 


30 Days of Biking: MSP Kickoff Ride 2016

(Gold Medal Park, 900 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-339-4711)

This bike ride goes through Minneapolis, starting at Gold Medal Park and ending with festivities at Bike MS. For more 30 Days of Biking events and info, visit 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 


Michael Str!ke and the God Damn Band

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

With the Carnegies, PyongTwang, and Fearless Leader. 9 p.m.

Macro Machines

(Gamut Gallery, 717 S. 10th St., Minneapolis, 612-367-4327,

Large-scale drawings, installations, and photographs by Russ White. 7-11 p.m.


331 Club Anniversary Weekend

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

Featuring Disasteratti, With All the Way Rider, and Tungsten. 10 p.m.

Michael Stevenson: Signs & Wonders

(Midway Contemporary Art, 527 2nd Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-605-4504,

Exhibit explores aviation, evangelicalism, education, and anthropology. Featuring hand-built flight simulators and installations. 6-8 p.m.


Sophia Shorai

(Crooner's Lounge & Supper Club: 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, 763-571-9020)

7:30 p.m.

Body and Machine 2016: Kinetic and Interactive Art

(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-363-5612,

Juried exhibition presented by Make it Move, in Gallery #332. With music by Savage Aural Hotbed. 7-11 p.m. 


Free First Saturdays

(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600,

Featuring special activities for families themed with the current exhibits. This installment pays careful attention to photographers. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Stimulus Package

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

Rock. 9 p.m.


Somewhere (Else): Priscilla Briggs and Shannon Estlund

(Rosalux Gallery, 1400 Van Buren St. NE, Ste 195, Minneapolis)

7-10 p.m.

Indoor Art and Music Festival

(Day Block Brewing Co.: 1105 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-617-7793)

Featuring Yonatan Gat, American Cream, Sex Rays, and Hardcore Crayons. 5-11 p.m.


Where We Fit In

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

Work by 2015-16 St. Olaf fifth-year emerging artists . 7 to 9 p.m.

Canvas Jam

(Bedlam Theatre Lowertown, 213 E. 4th St., St Paul, 651-209-0597,

Featuring music by Small Town Anthem, the Summer Coats, and Moose Donovan, with live art by Mary Thompson, J.J. Burner, and Christopher Mark Brown. 6-9 p.m.



A Horse of a Different Color Launch Party

(June, 3406 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3970,

Featuring Kentucky Derby hats by Anna Lee and illustrations by Allegra Lockstadt inspired by previous Triple Crown winners. Noon to 4 p.m. 

Malaysian Night 2016

(Coffman - Great Hall, Minneapolis)


Featuring traditional clothing, games, and street-food booths. Free dinner will be served as well. 4 to 8 p.m.

Macy's Flower Show: America the Beautiful

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

Beautiful floral displays in the 8th floor auditorium, during normal store hours. Through April 3. 

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest Screening

(Turf Club, 1601 University Ave. W., St. Paul, 651-647-0486,

Documentary screening, with music by DJ Mike 2600. 7 p.m. 

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(Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul, 651-225-8989,

Monthly series explores short stories and the real life of F. Scott Fitzgerald. First Sunday of every month, 4 p.m. 

Peggy Orenstein

(Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-4611,

The author presents her new work, Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape, in conversation with Riveter Magazine. 5 p.m. 


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

With Fiend, Girth, Cokskar, Agitate, and Deterioration. 9 p.m.

Boy Kisses Comedy Showcase

(Universe Games, 711 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-825-4066,

Sundays, 7:30 p.m.