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Latte Art, Awesome Shop Openings, Early St. Pat's Parties: Freeloader Friday

This week in free stuff to do we have fun food competitions and pop-up shops, a gallery show exploring sexuality through clay, and a few fabulous store openings.

Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend on the cheap.

FRIDAY:

Sexual Politics: Gender, Sexuality, and Queerness in Contemporary Ceramics

(Northern Clay Center, 2424 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis; 612.339.8007)

Artists examine weighty topics through humor, wit, subversion, and ceramics. 6 to 8 p.m.

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Also at Northern Clay Center:

Eat, Drink, and...

Pieces by local female artists.

Flasher, Hyperslob, Business Man

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

10 p.m.

Dogwood North Loop Latte Art Throwdown

(Dogwood Coffee Co. at Shinola, 228 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis)

A few months ago, Dogwood moved into Shinola's retail space. This Friday folks can stop by to check it out. There will be coffee and beer to drink, of course, as well as latte foam art and a competition open to all. 5-10:30 p.m. It's free, but it's $5 if you want to compete.

Made at MCAD 2015: Annual Juried Student Exhibition

(Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis)

6-8 p.m.

Hotrocity

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

Featuring music (Crunchy Kids! Party Science!), art (Liz Miller's latest!), dance (Hiponymous!), performance, and shopping. 7 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

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Let It Be Records Grand Opening

(Findfurnish, 13 Fifth St. NE, Minneapolis)

Shop obscure and local vinyl at this new spot. There will also be vintage gig posters and other covetable things. 6-10 p.m.

The Kronick Quartet

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

7 p.m. 

Poverty Hash

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

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9 p.m.

Breed, Handsome Midnight, Dermot

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

10 p.m.  

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SATURDAY:

Aftereffects: A Natural History

(Kolman and Pryor Gallery, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Studio #395, Minneapolis; 612-385-4239)

Kate Casanova's first solo show. 7 to 10 p.m.

St. Practice Day Celebration!

(NorthGate Brewing, 783 Harding St. NE, Minneapolis; 612-354-2858)

NorthGate celebrates St. Pat's Day early with beer specials, Celtic music by Bitter Mash Border, and soccer and rugby games on TV. 10 a.m. to midnight.

Mill City Farmers Market: Winter Market

(Mill City Museum, 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis)

Outdoor markets will be starting up soon. But until that happens, do yourself a solid and stay warm at this fun indoor happening. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Trylon DVD and Film Book Estate Sale

(Trylon microcinema, 3258 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis)

When Trylon regular John B. passed away, he left an amazing collection of DVDs. This Saturday, the film org will be selling his vast and unusual collection for super affordable prices. Think $2 out of print, rare, European, and even Criterion Collection DVDs. There will also be books and magazines for sale. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Danger Ron & the Spins, Ghostmouth (Album Release), Chalk

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

10 p.m.

Teenage Moods, Heavy Hand, Rabbit Holes, Color TV

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

10 p.m.

Bad Lucky: St. Patrick's Day Celebration

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

9 p.m.

Ego: New Work by Kit Leffler

(Southern Theater, 1420 S. Washington Ave., Minneapolis)

5:30-7:30 p.m.

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SUNDAY:

Butcher & the Boar's Third Anniversary Bash

(Butcher & the Boar, 1121 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)

Patio season is kind of here. If the weather is nice on Sunday, you might want to consider heading over to Butcher & the Boar, who will be celebrating their b-day with live music, food and drink specials, and other fun. 1-10 p.m.

Venus DeMars Album Release

(Grumpy's Downtown, 1111 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis)

With Shanna Carl and Morgan Alexy. 7:30 p.m.

Lunar Bedrooms, Sister Calypso, Blueclaw

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

9 p.m.

Intro to Wine Making

(Midwest Supplies, 5825 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park; 952-562-5300)

Noon.

Descent into Heaven

(MCAD gallery 148, Minneapolis College of Art and Design  2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis)

Short experimental film and installation by MFA candidate Essma Imady, who grew up in Damascus, Syria. 6-9 p.m.