Game of Thrones Beer, Ice Cream, Minnesota United: Freeloader Friday

This weekend there's lots of free stuff to do, eat, and drink. Come take a look and plan your weekend.

FRIDAY: Launch Party

(Public Functionary, 1400 12th Ave. NE, Minneapolis) is back in business this week thanks to new owners, husband-and-wife team Blaine and Katie Garrett. At the party artist Paige Dansinger will be creating free digital portraits; live music will be provided by DJ Ryan Simatic, Joe "Jobot" Bartuski, and Nancy Cheng; and there will be a cash bar. 7 to 11 p.m. Read more about it here.

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(Tina Blondell Studio, 4150 Dight Ave. #110, Minneapolis)

Recent works by Katayoun Amjadi, Tina Blondell, and Kim Matthews. Friday, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

Pennyroyal, Business Man

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

10 p.m.

Red Bull Sound Select Presents

(7th St. Entry: 701 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-8388)

With Jeff the Brotherhood, Bully, France Camp, and Stereo Confession. It's free, but RSVP is required. 7 p.m.

Zero, Ataxxia, Hellish View, Verminoze

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

9 p.m.

ACCESS/PRINT Teen Program Exhibition & LOOK/SEE Annual Student Exhibition

(Highpoint Center for Printmaking, 912 W. Lake St., Minneapolis; 612.871.1326)

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Music and Poetry at Lee's Liguor Lounge


(Lee's Liquor Lounge: 101 Glenwood Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-9491)

Featuring William Tyler and Frankie Suicide. 5 p.m.

Thunderheads Band

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

9 p.m.

Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop

Featuring giveaways, activities, limited edition yarn, collectible items, and more at 17 shops around town. Bring food shelf donations. For a complete schedule, visit Through Sunday.




Soo Visual Arts Center's Grand Opening

(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2909 Bryant Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-871-2263)

SooVAC is reopening in a brand-new space a few blocks over from its old location. Come celebrate and check out the new digs, at the triple reception featuring exhibitions by Betsy Hunt and Zach Moser, Samual Weinberg, and Lindsay Smith. 6 to 10 p.m.

Minnesota United vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies

(NorthGate Brewing, 783 Harding St. NE, Minneapolis)

Watch the game. All ages. 5-9 p.m.


Bizarro Bash 3000

(Grumpy's Bar & Grill: 1111 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-340-9738)

Featuring readings by Justin Grimbol (Party Lords), Michael Allen Rose (Party Wolves in My Skull), Tiffany Scandal (Jigsaw Youth), Rios De La Luz (The Pulse Between Dimensions and the Desert), Eric Hendrixson (Bucket of Face), Bix Skahill (Babes in Gangland), MP Johnson (Dungeons & Drag Queens), and more. Hosted by comedian Kristin Ryan. 5 p.m.

Log Rolling Class and Demonstration

(Blaisdell YMCA, 3335 Blaisdell Ave., Minneapolis; 612-821-5401)

1-4 p.m.

Game of Thrones Premiere Party and Tapping Event

(Dunn Brothers Lowry Hill, 2528 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-377-3176)


There will be beer. It will be Game of Thrones-themed and from Ommengang Brewery: Fire and Blood Red Ale, Three-Eyed Raven Dark Saison Ale, and Valar Morghulis Dubbel Ale. Come to eat, come to drink. Come dressed as Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons, or Drogo and get a free beer to start out their night. 6 to 10 p.m.

Sound+VisionMN, a Music, Comics, Pop Culture, and Toys Collectibles Show

(Valley Creek Mall, 1750 Weir Dr., Woodbury)

Featuring vintage and current music, comic books, toys, pop culture, movie memorabilia, and more. Free Star Wars: Rebels giant posters and bags while they last. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The Wolf Council, Gay Witch Abortion, Flintlock

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

10 p.m.


Freedom, Revolt, and Love: A Celebration of Frank Stanford

(Grumpy's Bar & Grill: 1111 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-340-9738)

With music by William Tyler along with a DJ set from Third Man Records' co-founder Ben Swank. 8 p.m.

Jeff Ray & Hurricane Harold

(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

9 p.m.

Peach Kelli Pop, Sheer Mag, Frankie Teardrop and Kitten Forever

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

9 p.m.



Sweet Science Ice Cream

(Fulton Brewery, 414 N. Sixth Ave., Minneapolis; 612-333-3208)

Sample 15-plus flavors, including Stout Oat Crunch. Take home flavors you like. 4-7 p.m.

Rock the Cradle

(Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Children's Theatre Company campus, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Featuring live music, dance areas, hands-on activities, and more for toddlers and kids. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Buck Biloxi, Heavy Lids, Joust

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

9 p.m.

Fort Wilson Riot

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

9:30 p.m.