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Freeloader Friday: Doughnuts, beer, and dance parties

The weekend is here. Don't be like this cat. Get out of the house and have some fun.

The weekend is here. Don't be like this cat. Get out of the house and have some fun.

The weekend is here, and with that comes budgeting. Here's a variety of free things to do, including doughnut parties, beer parties, and a dance night or two.

FRIDAY:

Third Anniversary Party

(Glam Doll Donuts, 2605 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis; 612-345-7064)

Celebrate three years with cockails from Eat Street Social, artwork from Timothy G. Piotrowski, and performances by Tony Peachka and Le Cirque Rouge burlesque. Half of the evening's proceeds will benefit Free Arts MN. 7-11 p.m.

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Barrel-Aged Beer Week

(Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery, 1430 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-339-8696, www.townhallbrewery.com)

The barrel-aged party finishes up this weekend with a variety of unique beers available each night, special growler sales, and more. Friday features the Maple Brownstone, a double brown ale made with Town Hall brewmaster’s maple syrup, which is aged in Jack Daniel's barrels. Saturday is all about Twisted Trace, a barleywine aged in bourbon barrels. 

City of Sound 

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

With the Crash Bandits, Night of Joy. 10 p.m.

Daniel Bonespur

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

9:30 p.m.

Brian Naughton 

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

8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY:

Ordinary Animals

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(The White Page, 3400 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Group show. Read more about it here. 7 to 10 p.m.

Hip Hop and Hops

(LynLake Brewery, 2934 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-224-9682)

With Omen, Steddy P, Lamon Manuel, Rich Jones, and DJ Benny Motion. 9 p.m. to midnight.

New Beer Release: Django Hop Bier

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

Citrus-y hoppy beer with jazz. 1 p.m.

Animal Rights Coalition Celebration

(Instinct Art Gallery, 940 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis)

Check out the artwork of "UNFILTERED," featuring the work of Nancy Robinson and Sue Coe. With live music and other treats. 4-6 p.m.

Northeast Farmers Market Winter Market

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(Solar Arts Building, 711 NE 15th Ave., Minneapolis, 763-234-5069, solarartsbuilding.com)

Featuring local food vendors and artisans, with DJ, and children's activities, located in the South loading dock. Third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through March 19. 

Transmission: I <3 UK V

(Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-3908, www.britspub.com)

Music from across the pond. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 

Daylily 

Artist Sue Coe celebrates animal rights at Instinct Art Gallery.

Artist Sue Coe celebrates animal rights at Instinct Art Gallery.

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

With Driftwood Pyre, and Brilliant Beast. 10 p.m.

The Revelers

(Eagles Club #34: 2507 E. 25th St., Minneapolis, 612-729-4469)

Performing as part of the Krewe de Walleye annual Mardi Gras dance, with dance lessons beginning at 7 p.m. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Kathleen Waterloo: Niner-Niner

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(Circa Gallery, 210 N. First St., Minneapolis, 612-332-2386, www.circagallery.org)

Art inspired by airplane views of crops, building blueprints, and other things. 5 to 8 p.m.  

Art Shanty Projects

(White Bear Lake, 5050 Lake Ave. N., White Bear Lake)

Interactive public art displays in shanties on a frozen lake. Check out our photos of last weekend's festivities. More info at www.artshantyprojects.org. Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Feb. 28. [Update: The Art Shanty Project has been canceled this weekend due to thin ice conditions]

SUNDAY:

Art at Third Bird

(The Third Bird, 1612 Harmon Pl., Minneapolis; 612-767-9495)

Work by Luke Hillestad, Don Holzschuh, and Mary Lingen, with happy hour deals and more. 3 to 6 p.m.

Boy Kisses Comedy Showcase

(Universe Games, 711 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-825-4066, www.universegames.com)

7:30 p.m. 

Kate Hudson

(Mall of American Rotunda)

The Almost Famous star has a new book out, Pretty Happy, in which is provides inspiration and recommendations on fitness and nutrition. Whether you like your health and lifestyle advice coming from a celeb, or you're just a die-hard fan of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, now is your chance to stand several feet away from her and have her sign her book. 2 p.m.

ArtCar and ArtBike Parade

(White Bear Lake, 5050 Lake Ave. N., White Bear Lake)

Every Sunday at 2 p.m. [Update: The Art Shanty Project has been canceled this weekend due to thin ice conditions]