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Freeloader Friday: 42 free things to do this weekend

The Casket Arts Community opens its northeast Minneapolis studios this weekend.

The Casket Arts Community opens its northeast Minneapolis studios this weekend. Star Tribune

This week in free things to do we have a few festivals, a handful of beer parties, and some epic rummage sales. Come take a look and plan your weekend.

FRIDAY:

Dakota Isanti: Reclaiming Identity
6-8 p.m. Two Rivers Gallery, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-879-1780.

By Request Karaoke with D.J. Sinclair
9 p.m. Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-722-3454.

Freedom Fridays
Weekly concert and community gathering with art activities and free food. 7-10 p.m. Freedom Square, at corner of West Broadway and Logan in Minneapolis. More info at westbroadway.org.

Annie and the Bang Bang (ep-release), Popcycle
10 p.m. 331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-331-1746.

Hotel
With Jonathan Ackerman. 9 p.m. Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis; 612-331-9800.

 

The New Americans
Work by Selma Fernandez Richter, Pao Houa Her, Mohamud Mumin, and Steve Ozone. In the Concourse Gallery. 6-8 p.m. MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis; 612-874-3700.

Also at MCAD:

Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition
Group show featuring Star Wallowing Bull, Emmett Ramstad, Holly Streekstra, Lindsay Rhyner, and Samuel Weinberg. 6-8 p.m. MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis; 612-874-3700.

Afton Alps Family Fall Fair and Slopeside Swap
Featuring ski and snowboard swaps, equipment upgrades, new and used winter sports items, chair-lift rides, hayrides, a bouncy house, food trucks, refreshments, and live music. Check website for full schedule of events. Fri., Sat., and Sun. Afton Alps, 6600 Peller Ave. S., Hastings; 651-436-5245.

Becky Barksdale
9 p.m. Shaw's Bar & Grill, 1528 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-781-4405.

Curated Style: Straight from the Runway
Runway show featuring the work of seven designers from Project Runway. 7:30 p.m. Mall of America Best Buy Rotunda, 365 N. Garden, Bloomington; 952-883-8800.

(Stephen D. Workman)

Lowertown First Fridays
Featuring open studios, receptions, demonstrations, and other artsy happenings. For more info, visit lowertownfirstfridays.org. 6-9 p.m. Lowertown, 5th St. E. & Sibley St., St Paul.

Dave Eggers
The author will sign books and chat with guests. 3 p.m. Milkweed Books, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Ste. 300, Minneapolis; 612-332-3192.

First Fridays: Brazilian Jazz
Featuring Mira & Tom Kehoe with Xibaba. 8-11 p.m. Senor Wong, 111 Kellogg Blvd. E., St. Paul; 651-224-2019.

Heidi Arneson
The author presents her new book, Interlocking Monsters. 7 p.m. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-822-4611.

Open Casket
Featuring open studios, demonstrations, film screenings, food trucks, and more. Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. noon to 8 p.m.; Sun. noon to 5 p.m. Casket Arts Community, 681 17th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-788-5551.

Ramm
9 p.m. Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-729-4365.

Twin Cities Marathon Health & Fitness Expo

Featuring vendors, health and fitness exhibits, free samples, massages, information, presentations, merchandise, and seminars. More info www.tcmevents.org. Fri. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saint Paul Rivercentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; 651-265-4800.

SATURDAY:

Frogtown Arts Fest
Featuring an open mic, local artist booths, live music, and more. 3-8 p.m. 815 University Ave. W., St. Paul.

Head+Room
With the Sparrow, Incarnatus, and A Dream Set Fire. 9 p.m. Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-722-3454.

self-evident, the Bronzed Chorus, Not From Here
10 p.m. 331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-331-1746.

Get Behind the Work IV
Group show featuring member work. 6-8 p.m. Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-728-5745.

Gods and Monsters 7
Group show of spooky art. The opening party includes henna tattoos and live music from Night Corvettes and Trans Manic. 7-10 p.m. Artspace Jackson Flats, 901 18 1/2 Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-333-9012.

Old To The New
Featuring DJ Mike 2600 and DJ Nak. 10 p.m. Ginger Hop, 201 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-746-0304.

Powderhorn Rummage Tour
Over 75 residents sell their wares. Stop by Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (821 E. 35th St., Minneapolis) for food truck eats and kids’ activities. 9 a.m. Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-823-1141.

Southdale Center's 60th Anniversary Party
Featuring presentations, live music, food and drink from Southdale restaurants, and a fashion show featuring work created by students from Arts Institutes International Minnesota. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Southdale Center, 10 Southdale Center, Edina; 952-925-7874.

Southern Resident Killer Whales
With the River High. 7-10 p.m. Inbound BrewCo, 701 N. 5th St., Minneapolis.

Indeed Brewing's Hullabaloo 2016
Featuring special beer and live music from Bruise Violet, Southside Desire, Romantica, Catbath, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band, Little Man, Night Moves, and more. Sat. noon to 11 p.m.; Sun. noon to 8 p.m. Indeed Brewing Company, 711 15th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-843-5090.

Jesse Ventura
Author/politician presents his new book, Jesse Ventura's Marijuana Manifesto. Numbered vouchers handed out beginning at 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Barnes & Noble HarMar Mall, 2100 Snelling Ave. N., Roseville; 651-639-9256.

John Lennon Birthday Tribute
Featuring the Tommy Bentz Band with Curtiss A. 8:30 p.m. Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-729-4365.

Lindsey Vonn
The Olympic gold medalist presents her new book, Strong Is the New Beautiful: Embrace Your Natural Beauty, Eat Clean, and Harness Your Power. 2 p.m. Mall of America Best Buy Rotunda, 365 N. Garden, Bloomington; 952-883-8800.

You Build Your Own Chapels by Carolyn Swiszcz
2-5 p.m. Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis; 612-377-7800.

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge 40th Anniversary Public Celebration
Featuring commemorative ceremony, family-friendly hands-on activities, exploration, fishing, hiking, crafts, food trucks, and cupcakes. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Education and Visitor Center, 3815 American Blvd. E., Bloomington; 952-854-5900.

Gracias Christmas Cantata
Gracias Choir presents original pieces and classic Christmas carols, featuring hand-crafted set pieces, costumes, and choreography. 7 p.m. Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; 651-989-5151.

Storyteller Saturdays with Tim Houlihan
Featuring round-robin of artists playing songs based around different themes. 7-9 p.m. DEMO Center for Music, 3530 E 28th St., Minneapolis; 612-405-9001.

Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch
With pick your own pumpkins, a bounce house, bike and surrey rentals, games, and concessions. More info at www.wheelfunrentals.com/theirftp/Richfield-Pumpkinpatch.php. Every Sat. and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park, 6335 Portland Ave. S., Richfield; 612-861-9350.

SUNDAY:

Debate Viewing Party
Featuring viewing of the presidential debate, bingo. RSVP at info.americanpublicmediagroup.org/LP=1446. 7:30 p.m. Free; RSVP suggested. Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-338-6424.

Blues Jam
7-11 p.m. Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-729-4365.

Boy Kisses Comedy Showcase
7:30 p.m. Universe Games, 711 W. Lake St., Minneapolis; 612-825-4066.

Charanga Tropical: Danzon Matinee
3-5 p.m. Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis; 612-276-6523.

Charlie Chaplin's 'Gold Rush' with Organ Accompaniment by Aaron David Miller
With free pizza lunch before the screening and performance. Noon. Hamline United Methodist Church, 1514 Englewood Ave., St. Paul; 651-645-0667.

Mead Making
Noon. Midwest Supplies: Home Brewing and Winemaking, 5825 Excelsior Blvd., Minneapolis; 888-449-2739.

PetOberfest
Benefit for Twin Cities Pet Rescue, featuring silent auction, local craft beer, food truck, doggie fashion show, paw painting, carnival games, bake sale, pet vendors, adoptable pets on-site, and live music from Nathan Miller & Unstoppable Co. and Old Desert Road. More info at www.tcpetrescue.org. Noon to 5 p.m. Fetch Delivers - Pet Events, 783 Harding St. NE., Minneapolis; 612-338-2344.