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Lizz Winstead, Rauchfest, Oktoberfests: Freeloader Friday

This week we have a ton of free Oktoberfest parties, a party with Lizz Winstead celebrating vaginas and voting, and the return of ARTCRANK.

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

FRIDAY:

Bike Art MPLS

(Shinola Minneapolis, 228 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-5493, www.shinola.com)

Featuring bike-themed poster art from local artists, an ARTCRANK retrospective, beer, bike info, and more. 5-10 p.m.

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Nightosaur (album release), Gay Witch Abortion, Bongonya

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

10 p.m.

Web of Sunsets, Suzie, Holly Hanson

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

9 p.m.

Oktoberfest 2014

(Black Forest Inn, 1 E. 26th St., Minneapolis, 612-872-0812, www.blackforestinnmpls.com)

Week-long festivities include live music, German cultural activities, food and drink specials, and a different theme each day. Friday's opening party includes live music, the official tapping of the keg, toasting by anyone interested, a beer tent, and more.

Visit www.blackforestinnmpls.com/oktb14/oktb14.php for full schedule.

True North: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics

(Northern Clay Center, 2424 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-339-8007, www.northernclaycenter.org)

Survey of contemporary Canadian artists (pictured right). 6-8 p.m.

Also opening at Northern Clay Center:

2014 Regis Master: Walter Ostrom

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Inventory: New Paintings by Lisa Bergh and Andrew Nordin

(Macalester College Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-696-6808, www.macalester.edu)

7 p.m.

Palace Burlesque

(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+. 9:30 p.m.

Charles Baxter

(The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S. Ste. 200, Minneapolis, 612-215-2575, www.loft.org)

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The author discusses his editorial work on the Art of Series. 7 p.m.

Charlie Christenson Trio

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

Jazz. 10 p.m.

2014 Parade of Homes

Tour of area homes features nearly 400 locations. For full itinerary and info visit www.batconline.org. Thursdays-Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through Sept. 28. Most houses are free, some Dream Home sites have admission fees.

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SATURDAY:

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(Form + Content Gallery, 210 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-436-1151, www.formandcontent.org)

Artworks by past and present members. 6-8 p.m.

Oktoberfest 2014

(Black Forest Inn, 1 E. 26th St., Minneapolis, 612-872-0812, www.blackforestinnmpls.com)

Day two of this epic party is Eurotrash themed. Dress the part and meet Summit brew masters (who are not trashy, by the way). Visit www.blackforestinnmpls.com/oktb14/oktb14.php for a full schedule.

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Farida Hughes: Actors and Spectators

(The Kolman & Pryor Gallery, 1500 NE Jackson St., Minneapolis, 612-385-4239, www.kolmanpryorgallery.com)

7-10 p.m.

Rauchfest IV

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

With live music by People Brothers Band, Steez, Frogleg, Mikel Wright & the Wrongs, Circle of Heat, more; Oktoberfest-themed food court and tap room; arts & crafts vendors; fire dancers; more. Noon to 10 p.m.7 p.m.

Oktoberfest 2014

(Herkimer Pub & Brewery, 2922 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-821-0101, www.theherkimer.com)

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With live music, special beers on tap, specialty flavored brats, more. 5 p.m.

Carl Bretzke, David Cunningham

(Douglas Flanders & Associates, 818 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-791-1285, www.facebook.com/FlandersArt)

Paintings. 6-9 p.m.

Apple Crushing & Pressing Event

(Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies, 5825 Excelsior Blvd., Minneapolis, 952-925-9854, www.midwestsupplies.com)

Features activities and demonstrations on making do-it-yourself apple wine and hard cider. Saturdays from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25.

Crooked Saws

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

10 p.m.

Books for Africa Celebration

(Allegra Midway: 635 Prior Ave. N, St. Paul, 651-645-1224)

With music by Ipso Facto, Mile One, Eric Koskinen, the Phones, Minnesota Slim & the Bookies. For more info visit www.booksforafrica.org. 3-7 p.m.

Lady Parts Justice Minnesota: V to Shining V  

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

It's a free raucous party centered around womens' rights. With Lucy Michelle, Mayda, Desdamona, the Prairie Fire Lady Choir, Kate Conner, more. Hosted by Lizz Winstead. 7 p.m. Read our interview with Lizz Winstead about the event here.

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Oktoberfest

(612 Brew, 945 Broadway Street NE, Minneapolis, 612-217-0437, www.612brew.com)

With special beers on tap, live music, food, games and activities, prize giveaways, more. 12-7 p.m.

My Name Is Ellipsis, Past Portland, Bethany Lunn Cox, Oak Ribbons, Almighty American

(Hat Trick Lounge: 134 E. 5th St., St. Paul, 651-228-1347)

With spoken word and poetry by Emily Chermark. 7:30 p.m.

Chokecherry, Whiskey Jeff & the Beer Back Band

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

9 p.m.

St. Paul School of Rock

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

Noon. Also Sunday.

The Cake Lady Speaks

(Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, 250 3rd Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-247-1244, www.trafficzoneart.com)

New Paintings by Bonnie Heller. 6-9:30 p.m.

Vanishing Act

(Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-728-5745, www.vineartscenter.com)

Photography by Marnie Erpestad. There will be a closing reception and an artist's talk from 6 to 9 p.m.

Out of the Box

(Nomad World Pub: 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6424)

With That Dude Trey & DJ B Rock. 9 p.m.

Equinox Series: Pop-Up Shop

(SOOlocal: A Division of SooVAC, 3506 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263)

Local goods from local artists. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Spinning Stories

(Recovery Bike Shop, 2504 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-876-5356, morethanabicycle.com/recoverybikeshop.html)

Bicycle-ride and storytelling tour. With Amy Salloway, Javier Morillo-Alicea, Heidi Arneson. Noon.

The Minnesota Feis 2014

(Saint Paul Rivercentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, 651-265-4800, www.rivercentre.org)

Irish dance competition. For more info visit www.theminnesotafeis.org. Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Family Day Parade & Festival

(Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis)

With live music, food vendors, family activities, more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Mill City Oktoberfest

(Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-341-7555, www.millcitymuseum.org)

With live music, cooking demonstrations, dancing, beer samples, food and beverage, brewing history, more. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thunderbitch Spectacular

(Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Poetry reading features Elisabeth Workman, Feng Sun Chen, Sarah Fox, Paula Cisewski, George Farrah, more. For more info visit elisabethworkman.tumblr.com. 4 p.m.

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SUNDAY:

Twin Cities Veg Fest

(Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. Southeast, Minneapolis, 612-624-4696)

Vegetarian, vegan, and compassionate living event features speakers, local food vendors, cooking demonstrations, more. For more info visit www.tcvegfest.com. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hands Up Don't Shoot Our Youth Movement

(Rondo Community Outreach Library, 461 N. Dale St., St. Paul, 651-266-7400)

Screening of Ralph L. Crowder III's documentary about the events in Ferguson, MO, following the death of Mike Brown. 2-4 p.m.

Kill It! Comedy Open Mic

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

7 p.m.

Corpse Reviver

(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746, www.331club.com)

3 p.m.

Jelly Project, Drug Budget, Turn Back Now

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

10 p.m.

Phantom Tails, Eros & Eschaton, Rupert Angeleyes

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

9 p.m.

T Collective

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

EDM. 9:30 p.m.

Alans, Heckadecimal

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

9 p.m.

Farmers Markets:

Minneapolis:

Minneapolis Farmers' Market

(312 E. Lyndale Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-333-1718, www.mplsfarmersmarket.com)

May 24-Nov. 15, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kingfield Farmers' Market

(4310 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-207-7893, www.kingfieldfarmersmarket.org)

Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26.

Mill City Farmers Market

(Mill City Farmers' Market, 704 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580, www.millcityfarmersmarket.org)

The Mill City Farmers' Market kicks off. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25.

Midtown Farmers' Market

(2225 Lake St. E., Minneapolis, 612-724-7457, www.midtownfarmersmarket.org)

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28.

Fulton Farmers' Market

(4301 Chowen Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.207.7893, www.fultonfarmersmarket.org)

Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25.

St. Paul:

St. Paul Downtown Farmers' Market

(5th St. and Wall St., St. Paul, 651-227-8101, www.stpaulfarmersmarket.com)

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sundays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Nov. 23.

Farmers' Market

(Saint Thomas More Catholic Church, 1079 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651-227-7669, www.stmjoomla.com)

Fridays, 1:15-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31.

The suburbs and beyond:

Richfield Farmers' Market

(64th St. and Portland Ave. (Veterans Memorial Park Shelter), Richfield, 612-861-9396, www.richfieldfarmersmarket.org)

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon; Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 25.

Farmers' Market

(Anoka County Growers, 707 89th Ave. NE, Blaine, 763-792-4025)

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon. Continues through Oct. 25.

Prior Lake Farmers' Market

(Pleasant Ave. & Highway 13, Prior Lake, 952-447-0263, www.priorlakefarmersmarket.com.)

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Continues through Oct. 31.

Farmers' Market

(Goose Lake Farm & Winery, 6760 213th Ave. NW, Elk River, 612-209-1721, www.gooselakefarm.com)

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 19.