NEMAA and Cache art shows, Beight cd-release: Freeloader Friday

This week in Freeloader Friday we have two awesome open studio events in northeast Minneapolis, a renegade book sale, an outdoor mountaineering expo, film screenings, dance nights, and other big happenings in between. This might be your last free weekend for awhile since parties, family obligations, and traveling will most likely eat up your time for the next month and a half. Plan your weekend, and be sure to blow off some steam.

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Caché: 3rd Annual Fall Arts Show and Studio Tour

(Casket Arts Community, 681 17th Ave. NE, Minneapolis)

This huge open studio party features work by over 100 artists, live music, a fashion show, art film screenings, artist demonstrations, and workshops. 5-10 p.m. Fri; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.

High Society Animal Hoarders: A 'Grey Gardens' Theme Party


(331 Club, 331 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis)

Featuring pub trivia, music by the Poor Nobodys, and a costume contest for the best Edith Beale look. 21+. 9:30 p.m.

Painting Zombies: Permanence / Impermanence

(Katherine E. Nash Gallery, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.624.6518,

This group show pokes fun at the so-called "irrelevance" of painting in the modern era. 6 to 8:30 p.m..

Wants vs. Needs

(Clubhouse Jager, 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612.332.2686)

Dance your Friday night away with DJ Espada, Petey Wheatstraw, So Gold, and Anton. 10 p.m.

Tim Casey & the Martyrs, Ten Ton Bridge, the Red Flags

(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Indie, rock.

NEMAA's 11th Annual Fall Fine Arts Show

(Grainbelt Brewery Bottling House, 79 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.465.0235)

Another epic studio crawl, check out demonstrations, sales, artist talks, music, and more. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday; noon to 3 p.m. Sunday

51st Bi-Annual Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo


(Midwest Mountaineering, 309 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.339.3433,

This three-day expo features over 70 exhibitors, talks, presentations, demonstrations, and more. Visit for more info. 4-9 p.m. Fri.; 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sat.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.

Migration Blues/Our Community, Our Home

(Capri Theater, 2027 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis, 612.643.2024,

Two North Minneapolis student filmmakers screen their work. 6:30 p.m.

Boner No Boner, Cokewolf, Battlefish

(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

10 p.m.




The Way It Wasn't (Celebrating Ten Years of Castillo/Corrales, Paris)

(Midway Contemporary Art, 527 2nd Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.605.4504,

Retrospective show features the art team's innovative work. The opening reception is from 7 to 9 p.m., with a curatorial talk held at 3 p.m. earlier in the day.

Minneapolis College of Art & Design Annual Art Sale

(MCAD - Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2501 Stevens Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.874.3700,

While people paid beaucoup bucks to shop for art earlier in the week, the Saturday show and sale is totally free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Do It Green! Minnesota's 5th Annual Green Gifts Fair

(Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612.872.4041,

With over 70 local, eco-friendly artists and businesses, low carbon cook-off, eco fashion show, children's eco activities, and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

HandmadeMN Holiday Market

(James Ballentine VFW Post 246, 2916 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.823.6233)

Shop over 45 juried artisans who all sell their wares on 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Beight CD-release Show

(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)


Indie rock. With Villa, Crack in the Damn. 9:30 p.m.

Renegade Book Sale

(Thorpe Building, 1618 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis)

Punk rock poet Paul D. Dickinson hosts this sale featuring unusual art books, VHS, LPs and other odd finds. Noon to 3 p.m.

Reckless Ones

(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

10 p.m.


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GAI Christmas Open Haus

(Germanic-American Institute, 301 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651.222.7027,

With food, tours, drinks, cash bar, cultural activities. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Color Pharmacy

(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

Indie, progressive rock. 10 p.m.

Luke Redfield, My Empty Phantom

(Cause Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.822.6000)

9:30 p.m.

Anders Ponders, Forest of Men, the Chord & the Fawn

(Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.331.9800)

Ukulele, rock.