Freeloader Friday: 30 free things to do this weekend

Lady Heat

Lady Heat

This week in free things to do we have Valentine's Day fun, free ice cream, and plenty of live music and dance parties. Come take a look and plan your weekend.



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

Featuring experiential music, neon art, and more. 7 p.m.


The Kronick Quintet

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

8 p.m.

The Person & the People

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

With the Persian Leaps and Pasadena '68. 10 p.m.

Machinery Hill 

(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

7:30 p.m.


(Modus Locus, 3500 Bloomington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-382-9477)

Group show featuring paintings, photography, and mixed media. 6-9 p.m. 


The Robo Show

(Light Grey Art Lab, 118 E. 26th St., Minneapolis, 612-239-2047,

Group show featuring designs celebrating real and imagined technology. 7-10 p.m.

KS95’s Dud to Stud

(Mall of America Best Buy Rotunda, 365 N. Garden, Bloomington, 952-883-8800)

Watch contestants compete. 6-7:30 p.m. 


What’s Love Got To Do With It?

(The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651-222-1751,

Pre-Valentine’s Day revue featuring members of Cassandra’s Jawaahir Dance Company, with actors, storytellers, singers, and poets. 7:30 p.m. Free; donations accepted. 

Female Native Artists of the Twin Cities

(Artistry at Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington, 952-563-8587,

Group show curated by Dyani White Hawk Polk. Part of the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. 6-8 p.m.


Love on the Rocks

(Imagine Art Studio & Gallery, 1219 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis)

Group art show featuring ceramic sculptures, jewelry, rock posters, and more. There will also be live music and food at the reception. 5 to 10 p.m.

Event Horizon: Point of No Return

(Gallery Paige, Minneapolis City Center Building, 40 S. Seventh St., Minneapolis; 612-801-2642)

Group show explores the point of no return in a black hole. 5 to 8 p.m. 

It's a neon party at Public Functionary tonight.

It's a neon party at Public Functionary tonight.

Sweet Science's February Free Ice Cream Tasting

(Five Watt Coffee, 3745 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-259-7519)

Lavender White Chocolate is the flavor of the month. If that doesn't sound appetizing, no worries, as there will be over 15 flavors to sample. 5 to 8 p.m.


Lady Heat: Love me! Love Me Not! Dance Party!


(Clubhouse Jäger, 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-332-2686)

10 p.m.

Noire Valentine's Day Party

(Boom Island Brewing Company, 2014 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-227-9635)

Featuring Chocolate Hoodoo, opportunities to shred your love keepsakes, “therapy” stations, an exes wall of shame, open mic at 7 p.m. Saturday. Through Sunday.

Lauren Roche: Silent Partner


(Bockley Gallery, 2123 W. 21st St., Minneapolis; 612-377-4669)

6 to 8 p.m.

Valentine's Day Iron Pour

(Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer, 651-257-6668,

Featuring experienced artists pouring molten iron into molds crafted by community members. 12-5 p.m. 

Autour de La Fin Du Monde/Now here, nowhere 


(SooVAC, 2909 S. Bryant Ave., Minneapolis; 612-871-2263)

Dual exhibition opening reception features whimsical and weird work by Amelia Biewald and mixed-media, paintings, photography, and more from Mike Calway-Fagen and Tim Tozer. 6 to 9 p.m.

Old To The New

(Ginger Hop: 201 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-746-0304)

Featuring DJ Mike 2600 and DJ Nak. 10 p.m.

Paranoid Giant 


(The Third Place Gallery, 3730 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-817-2771)

An original performance and art installation by Felix Hampton Brown, featuring live music by Joe Davis and the Poetic Diaspora. 7 to 10 p.m.

Winter of Love

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

All-day celebration of the "Hippie Modernism" features live music, DJs, trippy film screenings, group meditation, eco-sexuality walking tours, and presentations. 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. 

Art Shanty Projects


(White Bear Lake, 5050 Lake Ave. N., White Bear Lake, 651-748-2500,

Interactive public art displays in shanties on frozen lake. More info at Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Feb. 28. 

Hey, That's My Jam: Valentine's Dance Party

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

Featuring Hey There Handsome and Slow Moe. 10 p.m.

Southern Resident Killer Whales


(Sidhe Brewing Company: 652 Jenks Ave., St. Paul, 612-424-1534)

With Derek Lynch. 7 p.m.

Scott Seekins and Aleister White: Uniquely Dark

(Gamut Gallery, 717 S. 10th St., Minneapolis, 612-293-6497,

Paintings, drawings, prints, and collaborative work. 7-11 p.m. 

Holler House


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

With Technician, Monotaur, and Rhombs. 10 p.m.

Mill City Winter Markets

(Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-341-7555,

Indoor marketplace featuring local food, ceramics, jewelry, and kitchenware. Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through April 9. 



Barrel-Aged Beer Week

(Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery, 1430 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-339-8696,

Featuring 12 unique beers, growler sales, and dinner. Check website for more details. Sunday kicks things off with a special growler sale. 

Good Doom, Tso Big, Tony Peachka, Xoxo Tech 

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


9 p.m.

Boy Kisses Comedy Showcase

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

7:30 p.m. 

Anonymous Choir Sings STAX (Tape Release Show)

(Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523,

Nicolas Jaar

Nicolas Jaar

With the Ventures Cover Band. 5 p.m.