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Record store openings, Foxglove, Alec Soth: Freeloader Friday

This week in Freeloader Friday we have a variety of parties, from store openings to art shows. There's plenty of live music, and even  few theatrical productions. Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

FRIDAY:

Art Videen: Frescoes

(Franconia in the City @ Casket Gallery and Education Space, 1781 Jefferson St. NE, Minneapolis, www.franconia.org)

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New work. 6-9 p.m.

Seconds Festival of Staged Readings

(Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-0937, www.mixedblood.com)

Staged readings of three plays that have each had one production in the past. Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 4 p.m.; Sundays, 1 & 4 p.m. Continues through March 22.

Silverback Colony, the Heavy Set (CD release), Jillian Rae, Mike Munson

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

10 p.m.

Two Dark Horses Opening Reception

(Bockley Gallery, 2123 W. 21st St., Minneapolis)

Work by  Lindsey Rhyner, Lauren Roche, Andrew Mazorol, and Tynan Kerr. 6-9 p.m.

Jill Zimmerman, Lauren Piper, Daniel Lohmann, Fox & Coyote

(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

9 p.m.

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The Donald Washington Quartet

(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

8 p.m.

Carlos Rojas (CambiaRte), Marlon Moreno, and the other members of Taller Artistico Xuchialt

(Regla de Oro, 2743 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis)

 

Read more about this cool exhibit and what Regla de Oro is about (fair trade crafts and arts and supporting local talents) here. 5 to 8 p.m.

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American Youth, High on Stress, Small Town Anthem, Chime

(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

7 p.m.

Alec Soth: Until Now

(Weinstein Gallery, 908 W. 46th St., Minneapolis)

6-8 p.m.

Cousin Dad

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(Dulono's: 607 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-1726)

7 p.m. Also Saturday.

Nancy's Raygun, Pornonono

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

9 p.m.

Foxglove Style Lab

(Foxglove Market & Studio, 792 Grand Ave., Saint Paul, 651-214-4247, www.facebook.com/FoxgloveMarket)

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Open house celebrates the roll-out of Foxglove Vintage Rental. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Koo Koo Kangaroo, www.cars.auto (CD release), Shinobi Ninja, Ali & the Scoundrels

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

9 p.m.

Emily Anderson

(Overflow Espresso Cafe: 2929 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-4632)

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7 p.m.

Peter Jamus

(Caffetto Coffee Shop, 708 W. 22nd St., Minneapolis)

Photography. WIth live music from Dem Atlas, Lydia Liza, Hippo Campus, and Christof Rochel. There will also be free drinks and ping-pong. 6-8 p.m.

Sonic Trio

(Riverview Cafe & Wine Bar: 3745 42nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4200)

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8 p.m.

Sweet Tea

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

9 p.m.

Mediocritones

(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

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8 p.m.

The Sun Serpent

(Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-0937, www.mixedblood.com)

Three performers bring an epic Aztec adventure to the stage. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Through March 22. Tickets are free, first-come first-served ($20 to reserve online).

Minnesota Book Award Finalists

(Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-224-8320)

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With Swati Avasthi, Mary Losure, Carrie Mesrobian, and Anne Ursu. 7 p.m.

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SATURDAY:

Jennifer Davis: Joyride

(Public Functionary, 1400 12th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-978-5566, www.publicfunctionary.org)

Paintings inspired by carousels kick off PF's exhibition season. You can read more about the project here. 7 p.m. to midnight.

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The Poor Nobodys, Bud's Brass Band

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

10 p.m.

Barely Brothers Records Store Opening

(Barely Brothers Records, 783 Raymond Ave., St. Paul)

Featuring jams from Brian Drake & the April Fools, Nikki & the RueMates, and Eleganza. Vinyl will be 10 percent off. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Rhizosphere

(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

8 p.m.

Courtney Yasmineh, Down River Road, Upstanding Hoodrat, Crooked Dice

(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

7 p.m.

Heavy: The Metal Show

(Instinct Art Gallery, 940 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-240-2317)

Exhibition showcases metal -- as medium or as subject matter -- through the work of 8 artists. 6-8 p.m.

Spring Open House

(Alliance Francaise, 113 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, 612-332-0436, www.afmsp.org)

Featuring a look at Alliance Francaise, including language exams and a sample class. 12-3 p.m.

Anchorhead, the Dirty Hits, Geaux Geaux, the Betsies

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

9 p.m.

Matt Yetter

(Riverview Cafe & Wine Bar: 3745 42nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4200)

8 p.m.

 

Global Water Dances Film Screening for World Water Day

(Sundin Music Hall, 1531 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul, 651-523-2459, www.hamline.edu/sundin)

1:30 p.m.

Blue Dog

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

9 p.m.

Equilibrium: Vicky Grise and Florinda Bryant

(The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S Ste 200, Minneapolis, 612-215-2575, www.loft.org)

8 p.m.

My 90s Playlist

(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+. 8 p.m.

Audiyo Elements

(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

9:30 p.m.

Understand What I am Spraying?

(CO Exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, 612-379-4151, www.burlesquedesign.com/temp/coexhibitions)

Local and national graffiti writers exhibit their paintings and prints. Proceeds from art sales benefit the legal defense of a "friend who got caught up in 'The System.'" 7-10 p.m.

Shop, Rattle & Roll

(Rosedale Mall, 10 Rosedale Center, Roseville, 651-639-2040)

Baby and parent activities and resources. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sound+Vision MN

(Valley Creek Mall, 1750 Weir Drive, Woodbury, 651-739-9433)

Pop culture collectibles show. For more info visit soundvisionmn.webs.com. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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SUNDAY:

Macy's Flower Show: The Secret Garden

(Macy's, 700 Nicollet Mall (skyway level), Minneapolis, 612-375-2200, www.macys.com)

Open during store hours.

Hula Peppers

(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

4 p.m.

BreakAway

(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

4 p.m.

The Desert Vest, Nostrildamus, Breed

(Cause Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-6000, www.spiritsandsound.com)

9 p.m.

St. Patrick's Family Day

(Kieran's Irish Pub: 601 N. 1st Ave., Minneapolis, 612-339-4499)

With Erin Rogue, 40 Shades of Green, Rince Na Chroi Irish Dancers. 10 a.m.

Danger Ronnie & the Spins, Chalk, Ghostmouth

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

9 p.m.