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MPLS Craft'za, Bae Tigre Release Show, SooVAC's Untitled 11: Freeloader Friday

This week in Freeloader Friday we have some great shopping events, a few killer concerts, and a ton of other fun parties. Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

FRIDAY:

AfroNauts: The Afro-Anime Art of Ron Brown

(Friedman Iverson Art Gallery, 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-564-4025)

The opening reception features beer, neo soul DJ sets, and cocktails from 6-11 p.m.

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Beneath the Crow (CD Release)

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

With Empty Moon, Sawed-Off String Band, and the Wives. 10 p.m.

Nallo (LP Release Show)

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

With Mrs., Wolf Mountain, and the Good Colonels. 7 p.m.

Big Gurls - A Tribute to Big Star

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

With Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band, and Hot Rash. 10 p.m.  

Aldo Moroni: Master Sculptor/Ceramic Artist

(Gallery 13, 811 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis, 651-592-5503, www.gallery13.com)

Ceramics lit from inside-out. 7-10 p.m.

Weavers Guild 40th Annual Fiber Fair

(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-363-5612, www.northrupkingbuilding.com)

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With handmade items from local artists such as scarves, bags, rugs,linens, hand-spun yarn, and more. Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-4 p.m.

Gerald Vizenor

(Bockley Gallery, 2123 W. 21st St., Minneapolis, 612-377-4669, www.bockleygallery.com)

The author, poet, and literary critic reads from his writing. 7 p.m.

Jack Zipes

(Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-4611, www.magersandquinn.com)

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The author reads from and discusses The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. 7 p.m.

Julie Landis

(Gallery One Eleven, 800 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis, 952-738-2046)

Poet-in-residences reads her latest poems in a pop-up reception featuring paintings by Ron Ridgeway. 4-6 p.m.

The Right Here Showcase

(JSB TEKBOX, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-206-3636)

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This week's shows include performances in puppetry, Butoh, and contemporary dance by Bart Buch, Gadu DouShin, and Deborah Jinza Thayer. Read more about the happening here. Fridays-Sundays, 7:30 & 9 p.m. Through November 23. This event is free, as the goal is to get as many people in to enjoy performances, but for those able, there is a suggested donation $10-$25 (attendees are encouraged to take in both performances each evening).

You Don't Say

(2001 A Space, 2001 5th St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-623-3138, www.2001aspace.com)

A retrospective of L.K.Hanson's work from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. 6-9 p.m.

The 1st Annual Yunomi Invitational

(Raymond Avenue Gallery, 761 Raymond Ave., St. Paul, 651-644-9200)

Group show of yunomi, teacups without handles for drinking hot water, often used in Minnesota for drinking wine. 6-8 p.m.

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SATURDAY:

MPLS Craft'za

(Grain Belt Brewery Bottling House, 79 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-465-0234)

Shop for awesome gifts by local artists working in visual art, makeup, jewelry, and other fun (and giftable) mediums. There will also be art activities, workshops, and food trucks. For more info, visit craftza.com. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Open Studio

(Rock9 Art Studio, 558 Vandalia St., St. Paul)

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New work by Jon Reischl, Garrett Perry, and Jeremy Szopinski. 2-6 p.m.

Lucid's 3rd Birthday Party

(Lucid Brewery, 6020 Culligan Way, Minnetonka, 612-803-1022)

Live music, games, food trucks, and samples of Halucidation, Lucid's special birthday brew. 12-6 p.m.

Central Avenue House Warming Party

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

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Celebrate the newly transformed Central Corridor and shop at new and established businesses on Central Ave. Live music happens from 1-3 p.m., and at 5:30 the festivities move to Fair State Brewing Cooperative. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Northern Grade Minneapolis

(Northern Grade U.S.-Made Pop-up Market, 811 Glenwood Ave., Minneapolis, www.northerngrade.com)

Shop for American-made goods from a variety of great local and national businesses. Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gestura

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

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Work by Anne George. 6 to 8 p.m.

Northeast Holiday Boutique Crawl

(Primrose Park, 20 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-916-4668, www.primroseparkmpls.com)

Featuring discounts, treats by Glam Doll Doughnuts, champagne, and complimentary make-up touch-ups. Go here for full list of participating stores and events. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Al Grande, Jim Crego & the North Electric, 99ers

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

10 p.m.

Svoboda  

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

With Aziza, Tyranny Is Tyranny, and Coward. 7 p.m.

Untitled 11

(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263, www.soovac.org)

Soo Visual Art Center's 11th annual juried group exhibition returns. 6 to 9 p.m.

Within from Without

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

Abstract painter Mieko Yamazaki and photographer Jack Mader (work pictured right). 6-9 p.m.

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Holiday Craft and Gift Show

(Chaska Community Center, 1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska, 952-448-5633, www.chaskacommunitycenter.com)

Jewelry, scarves, aromatherapy, candles, and more. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Mrs. Darwin's Garden

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

Vesna Kittelson explores the world of Mrs. Darwin, a.k.a. Emma Wedgwood, with drawings, paintings, and a book on plant species. 6 to 8 p.m.

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SUNDAY:

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Bae Tigre (Record Release Show)

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

With Botzy, Battlerat, and Choral Reefr. 10 p.m.

Gobble Til You Wobble

(Mermaid Event Center, 2200 Highway 10, Moundsview, 763-784-7350, www.mermaidminnesota.com)

Featuring over 35 vendors. 12-5 p.m.

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Local Author Day

(SubText: a bookstore, 165 Western Ave. N., St. Paul, 612-387-8803)

Featuring readings from local authors Jill Breckenridge, Robert Seckler, Stacy Verdick Case, Papa Faal, Marilyn Rausch and Mary Donlon, and Patricia Hoolihan. 12:30-3:30 p.m.