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Halloween, Dessa, tweed bike ride, beer: Freeloader Friday

Halloween, Dessa, tweed bike ride, beer: Freeloader Friday
L-R: Work by Gabby Mohlis ("Gods and Monsters"), a Ruff Love Pup, Pumpkin Fest, and work by Nate Vincent Szklarski ("Gods and Monsters")

While Halloween isn't until next week, lots of folks will be taking to the streets this weekend to celebrate the spookiest of holidays. For this installment of Freeloader Friday, we have plenty of All Hallow's Eve festivities including art shows, events for kids, and parties for adults. Not into getting dressed up and covered in blood? There's also beer-related happenings, studio crawls, and other fun things to do.

Take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

Halloween, Dessa, tweed bike ride, beer: Freeloader Friday
Photo by Zoe Prinds

FRIDAY:

Talk of the Stacks: Dessa
(Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 952-847-8107, www.mplib.org)

The poet and musician discusses her new poetry chapbook with Rain Taxi editor Eric Lorberer. 7 p.m. 

Marah in the Mainsail, Fox & Coyote (CD release), Pete Miller
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Pleasure Principals
(Clubhouse Jager, 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-332-2686)

10 p.m.

Halloween, Dessa, tweed bike ride, beer: Freeloader Friday
Photo by Seth Dahlseid

Spooky Speakeasy
(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176, www.soapfactory.org)

Enjoy craft cocktails by notable mixologists and live music. Fridays and Saturdays 6 p.m. to midnight (plus Halloween). 

Last Friday Jazz Series
(The Coffee Grounds: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

With 7 Cats Swing, CatTet. 8 p.m.

Halloween, Dessa, tweed bike ride, beer: Freeloader Friday

Made Here
(Shout House Lobby, 600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)

Take a storefront walking tour with curator Joan Vorderbruggen this evening. More info here. 6:30 p.m.

Stone Soul Picnic, Crash and Burns, Jim Crego, Brasszilla
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Skalloween 

(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

With Umbrella Bed, Drunk History, the Thundertones, My Vigilante Superego. 10 p.m.  

Halloween, Dessa, tweed bike ride, beer: Freeloader Friday

The Grand Studio Affair
(Vadnais Heights Commons, 655 E. Cty. Road F, White Bear Lake, 651-429-0661)

Check out work by 10 local artists.  4:30-10 p.m. 

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

9 p.m.

Jack Lawrence & Jon Garon

(Dulono's: 607 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-1726)

8 p.m.

Halloween, Dessa, tweed bike ride, beer: Freeloader Friday

Ballet Minnesota: 8th Annual Fall Concert
(O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, 651-690-6700, oshaughnessy.stkate.edu)

Fri. 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 2 & 7:30 p.m. It's free, but reservations are required. 

30th Annual PlayLabs Festival
(The Playwrights' Center, 2301 Franklin Ave. E., Minneapolis, 612-332-7481)

New works are presented during the week-long festival. Visit www.pwcenter.org for list of productions and showtimes. Through Sunday. 

Rolemodels
(Light Grey Art Lab, 118 E. 26th St., Minneapolis)

Come in costume. 7-10 p.m.

Halloween, Dessa, tweed bike ride, beer: Freeloader Friday
Raelee Edgar, Pierce Arrow

re•flec•tions
(TractorWorks Building, 800 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis, 612-315-3611)

Paintings by Francene Christianson and Raelee Edgar. 4-7 p.m.

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

8:30 p.m.

Rod Massey: Land Available
(Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis, 612-377-7800, www.grovelandgallery.com)

American realist scene painting. 5-8 p.m.

Also at Groveland:

Dani Roach: Pairings/Parings

Paintings. 5-8 p.m. 

Chad Mittag & Friends, Kronick Quartet, the Knotty Pines, the Rhinestone Diplomats
(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

7 p.m.
 

Halloween, Dessa, tweed bike ride, beer: Freeloader Friday
Katherine Skilar, The Crow

SATURDAY:

Gods and Monsters 5: Le Grand Horreur
(The Abstracted Art Gallery, 1618 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, 612-709-8413, www.theabstracted.com)

Featuring horror-themed movie posters by local artists, live music by Surgery at the Hands Of Machines, Cantankerous Folk, more. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. 

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

With All the Pretty Horses, Breed, Hog Nosed Bastards. 10 p.m.

The Tim Malloys
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

Oktboulderfest Bouldering Competition
(Vertical Endeavors, 845 Phalen Blvd., St. Paul, 651-776-1430, www.verticalendeavors.com)

Watch folks climbs, compete in the costume contest. 9-midnight. It's free to watch, but $50 to compete. 

Lowertown Art Show

(AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-255-6624, www.theazgallery.org)

6-10 p.m. 

Halloween, Dessa, tweed bike ride, beer: Freeloader Friday

The 5th Annual Fall Tweed Ride Bicycle Pub Crawl
(Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Dress your most dapper/proper. With prizes, drink specials, fashion contests. More info here. 5:30 p.m. 

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

8 p.m.

Tim Casey & the Martyrs, Dan Israel, James Loney & Lolo's Ghost, All Good Things
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

4 p.m.

Halloween, Dessa, tweed bike ride, beer: Freeloader Friday

Star Wallowing Bull: Mechanistic Renderings
(Bockley Gallery, 2123 W. 21st St., Minneapolis)

6-9 p.m.

Heavy Deeds, Is/Is, Night Beats, PHAROAHS
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Spyhouse Grand Opening & Halloween Bash
(Spyhouse Coffee, 945 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis)

Yeah, the shop opened a couple weeks ago. But Saturday they'll be throwing an official opening party with a costume contest, DJ music, Polaroid fun, and prizes. 6 p.m.

Attitude City
(Clubhouse Jager, 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-332-2686)

21+. 10 p.m.

Halloween, Dessa, tweed bike ride, beer: Freeloader Friday

13 GEARS: An Eclectic Steampunk Bazaar
(Architectural Antiques, 1330 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-332-8344, www.archantiques.com)

Featuring local artisans, live bands, fashion show, photo booth, stylists, fortune telling. More info at www.steampunkmn.com. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Twin Cities Veg Fest 2013
(Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. Southeast, Minneapolis, 612-624-4696)

With exhibitors, live music, presentations, free vegan food samples, more. For more info, go to TCVegFest.com. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

HallowEve Festival
(Calhoun Square, 3001 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-824-1240, www.calhounsquare.com)

With trick or treating, arts and crafts, a photo station, live entertainment, pumpkin carving, costume contest. 1-5 p.m. 

Moss Envy Fall Family Festival
(Moss Envy, 3056 Excelsior Blvd., Minneapolis, 612-374-4581, www.mossenvy.com)

With live music, yoga, art, and other family fun. 9 a.m.-noon. 

Halloween, Dessa, tweed bike ride, beer: Freeloader Friday

Pumpkin Fest
(50th & France, 3925 50th St. W., Edina, 952-922-1524)

With trick-or-treating, cake walk, face painting, horse trolley rides, and more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Surly Brewing Co. Darkness Day 2013

(Surly Brewing Company, 4811 Dusharme Drive, Brooklyn Center, 763-535-3330, www.surlybrewing.com)

With beer, live music, food. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free, but bring cash if you plan to buy beer. 

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

With Back Alley. 9 p.m.

Painters Show: The Mythical Landscape: Fiction, Obsession, and Desire
(801 Washington Lofts, 801 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 952-277-2721, www.801washingtonlofts.org)

Group show with work by curator Teresa Cox, Ellen Thomson, Melissa Loop, and Donna Bruni. 6-9 p.m.

Halloween, Dessa, tweed bike ride, beer: Freeloader Friday
Teresa Cox

 

Halloween, Dessa, tweed bike ride, beer: Freeloader Friday

SUNDAY:

Ruff Love Dogs' 3rd Annual Halloween Bash
(Ruff Love Dogs, 1528 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-4248)

With live music from Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade, local fare, games and treats, art from John Sauer, Corey Hanssen, Amy Rice Art, and more. Costumes are encouraged. 3 p.m. 

Birchwood's 18th Anniversary Party
(Birchwood Cafe, 3311 E. 25th St., Minneapolis, 612-722-4474, www.birchwoodcafe.com)

Featuring free food, treats, drink, Mayor R.T. Rybak. 5-9 p.m. 

Iron Bartender Minneapolis
(Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis)

It's the championship round. Come by for some boozy action. 21+. 8 p.m.

WAM Bees: Weekends with the Weisguides
(
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, 333 E. River Road, Minneapolis, 612-625-9494, www.wam.umn.edu)

Learn about bees. 1-3 p.m. 

Fuzzy Math

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

3 p.m.

Kill It! Comedy Open Mic; Mortals, Lungs, Pestifere

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

7 p.m., 9 p.m.

Moon & Pollution

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

Duels of the Iron Mic
(Nomad World Pub: 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6424)

With DJ Kool Akiem, Truth Maze. 9 p.m.

Mark Martin

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

9 p.m.




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