Old-school Prince, Surly Darkness, Italian Fashion: Freeloader Friday

This week in Freeloader Friday we have a gallery show featuring party pics and '70s-tastic Prince, a handful of great Halloween-themed happenings, a huge fashion exhibit, a beer party, and more.

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


Gods and Monsters VI: The inhuman hunger

(The Abstracted Art Gallery, 1618 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-709-8413,

Group art show explores horror-tropes, classic monster movies, and made-up scare flicks. Event is 17+. 6 p.m. to midnight. 



(Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, 333 E. River Rd., Minneapolis, 612-625-9494,

Enjoy bike-blended concoctions, live music, transportation-themed activities, live art, and seasonal bites. Read more about this fun happening here. 7-10 p.m.

Machinery Hill

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

10 p.m.

The Funeral & the Twilight, CLAPS, Echo Beds, Human Traffic

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

9 p.m.

Afterlife Merriment

(Gallery 122 At Hang It, 122 8th St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-874-7222)

Work by Jessie McNally and DC Ice celebrating Day of the Dead. 7-9 p.m.

Winter Bear, Cozy


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

10 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. 

C4W: 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition

(Gamut Gallery, 1006 Marquette Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-701-8272,

Group show, curated by Kristoffer Knutson. 7 to 11 p.m.


John Berryman at 100: A Centenary Conference

(Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-625-9825)

Featuring readings by local poets and authors, discussions, panels, more. For more info and registration visit Fri. 1-10 p.m.; Sat. 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 


For a Limited Time Only

(Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-625-8096)

An exhibition of artworks that have a temporary existence. In the Quarter Gallery. 6-9 p.m.




Prince '77 and Polaroid After-Bar Parties '81-82

(Douglas Flanders & Associates, 818 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-791-1285,

Historic photographs by Robert Whitman. 6-9 p.m.

Dead Bundy and the Neat Neat Neats

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

With DJ Lazer Bob. 10 p.m.


HallowEve Festival

(Calhoun Square, 3001 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-824-1240,

With crafts, trick-or-treating, photo ops, more. 1-4 p.m. 

Apple Crushing & Pressing Event

(Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies, 5825 Excelsior Blvd., Minneapolis, 952-925-9854,

Features activities and demonstrations on making do-it-yourself apple wine and hard cider. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Ballet Minnesota's 9th Annual Free Fall Concert

(Union Depot, 214 E. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-202-2700,


2 & 7:30 p.m. 

Darkness Day 2014

(Surly Brewing Company, 4811 Dusharme Drive, Brooklyn Center, 763-535-3330,

With special brews on tap, items for sale, live music, and food trucks. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Fairview Underpass Party

(Fairview Underpass, Fairview Avenue, between Shields and Iglehart, St. Paul)

Featuring locally made videos, bike-lane demonstrations, performances, games, community discussions, more. More info here. 7-10 p.m. 



Walker Fields

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

7 p.m.

Pretty Boy Thorson & the Falling Angels, the Gateway District, Chokecherry

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

9 p.m.

Jess and Zeb

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


5 p.m.

Out of the Box, With That Dude Trey & DJ B Rock

(Nomad World Pub: 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6424)

9 p.m.



Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945

(Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-870-3131,


Italy has a fine history with fashion, with major names like Pucci, Prada, Gucci, and others on display in this gorgeous exhibit for fashionistas.

Kill It! Comedy Open Mic

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

7 p.m.

Punkin Carving Party

(Nomad World Pub: 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6424)

8 p.m.

Farmers Markets: Minneapolis: Minneapolis Farmers' Market (312 E. Lyndale Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-333-1718, May 24-Nov. 15, 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Kingfield Farmers' Market (4310 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-207-7893, Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26. Mill City Farmers Market (Mill City Farmers' Market, 704 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580, The Mill City Farmers' Market kicks off. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25. Midtown Farmers' Market (2225 Lake St. E., Minneapolis, 612-724-7457, Starting May 24, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28. Fulton Farmers' Market (4301 Chowen Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.207.7893, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25. St. Paul: St. Paul Downtown Farmers' Market (5th St. and Wall St., St. Paul, 651-227-8101, Starting May 24, Saturdays, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sundays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Nov. 23. Farmers' Market (Saint Thomas More Catholic Church, 1079 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651-227-7669, Fridays, 1:15-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31. The suburbs and beyond: Richfield Farmers' Market (64th St. and Portland Ave. (Veterans Memorial Park Shelter), Richfield, 612-861-9396, Starting May 24, Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon; Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 25. Farmers' Market (Anoka County Growers, 707 89th Ave. NE, Blaine, 763-792-4025) Starting May 24, Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon. Continues through Oct. 25. Prior Lake Farmers' Market (Pleasant Ave. & Highway 13, Prior Lake, 952-447-0263, Starting May 24, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Continues through Oct. 31. Farmers' Market (Goose Lake Farm & Winery, 6760 213th Ave. NW, Elk River, 612-209-1721, Starting May 24, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 19.