Luaus, Coffee Competitions, Fashion: Freeloader Friday

This week in free stuff to do we have a celebration of all things coffee and caffeinated, a photography show exploring 90 years of influential fashion photography by women, an open house with Terrence Payne, and a family-friendly luau.

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



(Weinstein Gallery, 908 W. 46th St., Minneapolis, 612-822-1722,

The gallery features the work of women fashion photographers in a show that spans 90 years. 6 to 8 p.m.


Form: Inside and Out

(Paul Whitney Larson Art Gallery, 2017 Buford Ave., St. Paul, 612-625-0214)

Works from Susan Hansel and Jamie Winter Dawson. 6-8 p.m.


(Casket Arts Community, 681 17th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-788-5551)

Featuring open studios, performances, special activities, more. Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. 12-8 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.  

Cliche 10-Year Anniversary

(Cliche, 2403 Lyndale Ave. S.,


Featuring live music, food and drink, deals, and other fun b-day merriment. 7-10 p.m.

Art This Way <== #FallCrawl

(Solar Arts Building, 711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis)

Open studio features exhibitions, demonstrations, and special activities. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Jim Denomie: Dialogues

(Bockley Gallery, 2123 W. 21st St., Minneapolis, 612-377-4669,


6 to 9 p.m.

Art Attack

(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-363-5612,

Featuring open studios, receptions, sales, demonstrations, music, and other special events. For more info, visit the event's website here. 5 to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Dewi Sant

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

With Cristopher the Conquered and Mike Gunther. 10 p.m.


Platinum Boys

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

With Dogs In Ecstasy, Cozy, and Some Pulp. 7 p.m.

Entrance to Wood: Stephanie Hunder

(Christensen Center, Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, 612-330-1524,

5:30-7:30 p.m.



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

With Jonathan Ackerman. 9 p.m.


(Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-0937,

Theater gets into sports in a big way in this play by Andrew Hinderaker. The national passion for football is celebrated and examined through the piece, which is presented in four 15-minute "quarters" and features a halftime show. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 9. Tickets are free first-come, first served; $20 to reserve. 

Big Central Coffee Competition

Featuring barista competitions, free samples, movie screenings, vendors, local coffee businesses, and more. For a complete list of happenings and locations, visit Fri.-Sat. 8:15 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Megan Francis Sullivan


(Midway Contemporary Art, 527 2nd Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-605-4504,

6-8 p.m.

Minneapolis Art Lending Library

(American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-4907,

Check out artwork for your home or office like you would a library book. Fri. 6:30-9 p.m.; Sat. 12-2 p.m.




Life Pod: Works by John Diebel and Nick Howard

(Rosalux Gallery, 1400 Van Buren St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-747-3942,

7-10 p.m.

The Outdoor Painters of Minnesota

(The Frameworks, 2202 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul, 651-698-3372)

7-10 p.m.


Nathan Miller and Unstopable Co.

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

10 p.m.

Tommy Bentz Band (CD Release Party)

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

With Dan Israel Band and Joel Shapira. 5 p.m. (there's a $5 cover after 7 p.m.).

Magic Castles, Chatham Rise, Old Moon


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

7 p.m.

Intersections and Affirmations

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

Ceramics and paintings by Kathy Wismar. 7-10 p.m.

The Great Mother of Islam


(Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, 651-690-6644,

Hend al-Mansour and Leili Tajadod-Pritschet pay tribute to the sacred feminine. 6-8 p.m.

Benilde-St. Margaret's Knightsbridge Boutique

(Benilde-St. Margaret's Haben Center, 2501 Highway 100, St. Louis Park, 952.927.4176)

With 60 boutique-style merchants offering clothing, accessories, jewelry, spa products, gourmet foods, and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


(Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 952-847-8107,

Meek local authors at this quirky speed-dating type event for book lovers. Admission is free, but pre-registration is requested. Visit to RSVP. 7 p.m.


Free Second Saturdays

(Bakken Library and Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-926-3878,

With special activities and happenings. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


(Icebox Quality Framing And Gallery, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis)

Photographs by H. Lee documenting the growing season and culture of cannabis in Humboldt County, CA. Artist's reception 8-11 p.m. Saturday, on view Friday through Sunday.




Terrence Payne Open House

(Indeed Brewing, 711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis)

Samples brews and enjoy artwork. 3-6 p.m.

The Maxies  

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


With Drones and the Okerlunds. 7 p.m.

Surly Brewing Eight Anniversary Beer Release Party

(Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-1010,

With special brews, music from Doomtree DJ, Paper Tiger. RSVP at 5-10 p.m. It's free, but reservations are required.

United Noodles Autumn Luau

(United Noodles, 2015 E. 24th St., Minneapolis, 612-721-6677,


Event celebrates Hawaiian culture and cuisine. Featuring hula dancing, dance instruction and leis for kids, prizes. 2-4 p.m.

Elof Wedin: A Minnesota Modern

(Banfill-Locke Center For the Arts, 6666 E. River Road, Fridley, 763-574-1850,

2-5 p.m.