Mead Making, Feminist Wikipedia Editing, Beautiful Bugs: Freeloader Friday

This week in Freeloader Friday we have an art show featuring thousands of bugs, animation from around the world, and even a few food-related classes.

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


Beyond Cognition

(901 18 1/2 Ave. NE, Minneapolis)

Work by emerging artists Jacob Charles Eidem and Ben Wuest. 6-10 p.m.


Alejandro Cesarco: Prescribe the Symptom

(Midway Contemporary Art, 527 Second Ave. SE, Minneapolis; 612-605-4504)

6-8 p.m.

Little Man

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

With the Persian Leaps and Deleter. 10 p.m.

Phillip of Nazareth

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

With Tree Blood, the DTs, and Orchyd. 9 p.m.

Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern

(Textile Center, 3000 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis; 612-436-0464)

For this unique show, artist Jennifer Angus has pinned thousands of insects to the walls of the gallery. 6-8 p.m.

Birds and Landscapes

(Bloomington Theatre and Art Center, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington; 952-563-8575)

Work by Eric Cornett. The show opened Thursday, so stop in this weekend during regular hours if interested.



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

With Jonathan Ackerman. 9 p.m.


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

With Drones, Bvtts, and Couch Potato Massacre. 10 p.m.  

Ken Valdez

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

9 p.m.


Random Walks and Chance Encounters

(MMAA Project Space, 141 E. Fourth St., St. Paul; 651-797-2571)

Harriet Bart and Yu-Wen Wu create an evolving installation. Thursday night's party was members-only, but now the show is open for all.



March Free First Saturday: Kids' Film Festival

(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612.375.7600)

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Body and Machine: An Exhibition of Kinetic and Interactive Art

(Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis; 612-363-5612)

Make It Move exhibits kinetic and interactive art. 6 to 10 p.m.

City of Sound

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

With Norman Toronto and Pornowolves. 10 p.m.

Das Fauna

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


With Dalmatian Toadflax, Sand Creeps, and Balloon Race. 9 p.m.

Sticky Ridges: Laura Stack and Valerie Jenkins

(Rosalux Gallery, 1400 Van Buren Street NE, Minneapolis)

7-10 p.m.

We Are Hmong Minnesota

(Minnesota History Center,  345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; 651-259-3000)

Minnesota History Center celebrates Hmong culture, traditions, and contributions to the Minnesota and U.S. With photography, artifacts, and personal stories. The exhibition opens with a special free Family Day featuring music, dance, fashion, and hands-on activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.



(Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis)

5-9 p.m.

Cheese Making Techniques

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

A free class on making cheese at home. Noon.

Rome: Traversing the Sacred


(Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis; 612.377.7800)

Work by Charles Lyon. 2-5 p.m.

Also at Groveland Gallery:

Carl Oltvedt: A Delicate Balance

The Silvertones

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


9 p.m.

In Which _______ and Others Discover The End

(Public Functionary, 1400 12th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-238-9523)

Collaborative work by dance group SuperGroup, playwright Rachel Jendrzejewski, art-rock band Brute Heart, and artist Liz Miller. Tonight's reception focuses on Liz Miller's felt installation. Read more about it here. 7 to 11 p.m.



REVOLUTION NOW: Portraits of Contemporary Female Revolutionaries: International Women's Day Panel Discussion


(Gamut Gallery, 1006 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis)

Curators Ash Marlene Hane and Angela Sprunger lead a talk with three talented and smart ladies: Robyne Robinson, Drew Peterson, and Joan Vorderbruggen. 3 p.m.

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)

Grab your laptop and head over to the Walker for this awesome event, where folks will be fleshing out and editing pages for various female artists. Snacks and wi-fi will be provided, and experts will be on hand to get people new to wiki editing started. Everyone is welcome. Noon to 4 p.m. All ages.


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


With Bob Bucko Jr. and Silky Lolita. 9 p.m.

Boy Kisses Comedy Showcase

(Universe Games, 711 W. Lake St., Minneapolis; 612-825-4066)

7:30 p.m.

Mead Making

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

Meet mead makers as they give demonstrations and tips on fermenting honey. Noon.