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Freeloader Friday: 28 free things to do this weekend

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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.

 

FRIDAY:

The Dap Squad

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

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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.

Hotel

(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)

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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 lowertownfirstfridays.org. 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, www.thecornerbar.net)

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10 p.m. 

SATURDAY:

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 30daysofbiking.com. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

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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, www.gamutgallerympls.com)

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

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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, www.midwayart.org)

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

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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, www.northrupkingbuilding.com)

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

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Free First Saturdays

(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600, www.walkerart.org)

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.

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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.

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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, bedlamtheatre.org)

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.

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SUNDAY:

A Horse of a Different Color Launch Party

(June, 3406 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3970, www.juneresale.com)

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)

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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, www.macys.com)

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, www.turfclub.net)

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, www.commongoodbooks.com)

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, www.magersandquinn.com)

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

Haggus

(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, www.universegames.com)

Sundays, 7:30 p.m.