Octopuses, book parties: Freeloader Friday

Octopuses, book parties: Freeloader Friday
An image from Tattoos + Tentacles by Julian Murray Photography + Design
If you like books, then you're going to love this edition of Freeloader Friday. If you don't? There's plenty of other cool stuff to do as well.

This weekend there are tons of literary events that are low on stuffiness and big on partying, including a celebration honoring John Jodzio at Honey, a party marking the release of Tattoos + Tentacles at JetSet, and the Twin Cities Book Festival.

Not into reading? Then hit up a free concert, art show, or block party.

Octopuses, book parties: Freeloader Friday


Julian Murray Photography + Design
(Jetset Bar, 115 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, 612-339-3933,

Come celebrate the publication of Tattoos + Tentacles, a coffee table book featuring inked ladies with octopuses. 5 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

Broken Brakes, the Plot Lines, Disaster Bird
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Elizabeth Searle, Alan Davis
(Common Good Books, 165 Western Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-225-8989)

The authors discuss Literature in the Age of Terror. 7:30 p.m.

(Myth: 3090 Southlawn Dr., Maplewood, 651-779-6984)

With Adler's Appetite, Downtread, Hoodlum Johnny. 7 p.m.

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

Featuring Death vs. Doom, with We Are Legion, Lesser Known Saint, Australis, Prypriat. 9 p.m.


Octopuses, book parties: Freeloader Friday


John Alspach
(The Gallery @ Fox Tax, 503 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis, 612-824-2829,

Recent works. 7-10 p.m.

Twin Cities Book Festival
(Minneapolis Community and Technical College, 1501 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-659-6000,

This daylong celebration of books features visiting authors include Diana Abu-Jaber, Tess Gallagher, Jaimy Gordon, Ben Katchor, N. M. Kelby, Steven Pinker, Kevin Sorbo, Gary Tillery, Lawrence Weschler, and Daniel Woodrell. For more info, visit 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

John Jodzio
(Honey, 205 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, 612-746-0306,

The author celebrates the publication of Get In If You Want To Live. The party will also include live music by Joey Ryan & the Inks, a raffle of Jennifer Davis's original pastel painting The Bear. 7-10 p.m.

Octopuses, book parties: Freeloader Friday
Shuji Usui, A Girl in Ruin

Fear Itself
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888,

Artists' discuss their work this afternoon. 1 p.m.

The Color Pharmacy, the Evening Rig, Banner Pilot
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Timothy Sexton, Jon Snell the X, Yohimbibark

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

9 p.m.

Minnesota Parent Education Fair
(Como Zoo, 1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul, 651-487-8200,

Pick out info on schooling and after-school activities. There will also be entertainment for kids. For more information, call 612.825.9205 or visit 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Twin Cities Birth and Baby Expo
(Midtown Global Market, 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, 612-872-4041,

Expecting? Pick up resources and learn about services available from local businesses. Visit for info. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Childish Films: Halloween 'Toons for Tots
(Southdale Area Library, 7001 York Ave. S. (7001 York Avenue South), Edina, 952-847-5900,

Come in costumes and make some crafts. 10:30 a.m.


Octopuses, book parties: Freeloader Friday
Lucy Smith


Art Survives: Expressions from the Holocaust
(Sabes Jewish Community Center, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Rd., Minneapolis, 952-381-3400,

7 p.m.

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

With BrotR, FoodTeam, Makr.

CTUL Festival for Justice Block Party
(El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurante, 2709 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-721-6601,

Featuring sets with Guante, Brass Kings, and Grant Hart outdoors. For more info, call 612.332.0663 or visit 1-7 p.m.

Sing for World Food Day
(Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 612-370-4929)

For more info, visit 1 p.m.

Booya in the Sukkah
(Jewish Community Center of the Greater St. Paul, 1375 St. Paul Ave., St. Paul, 651-698-0751,

This event features live klezmer music, dancing, a bounce house for the kids, hotdogs and other snacks for sale. 1 p.m.

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