Saint Paul Art Crawl, Sol Bock Revival, Love Letters: Freeloader Friday

This week in Freeloader Friday we have an epic three-day art crawl, a poetry reading hosted by Garrison Keillor, dance parties, beer fests, and more. Come take a look and plan your weekend.


2014 Saint Paul Art Crawl

Featuring open studios, galleries, and pop-up locations featuring sales, demonstrations, activities, performances and more throughout St. Paul. For more info, visit Fri. 6-10 p.m.; Sat. 12-8 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

In Defence, Impaler, Lurking Corpses, Traffic Death, Plagued Insanity


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

9 p.m.

Holy Rocka Rollaz

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

9 p.m.

The Dirt Road Ramblers

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

10 p.m.

Passing Strange

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

Mixed Blood brings a local production of the Tony Award winning musical to the stage. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through May 11. Free; $20 guaranteed seats.

45th Annual Iron Pour


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

Professor Wayne E. Potratz's final pour before retirement. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Spring Jam 2014: Polica

(Coffman Memorial Union Theatre: 300 Washington Ave., Minneapolis, 612-626-9513)

On the front plaza. For more info visit Noon.

Bohen & Storms


(The Underground Music Cafe: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

8 p.m.

Michael Banning: City's Edge

(The Annex @ Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, 612-377-7800,

Paintings. 5-8 p.m.

Also at Groveland Gallery:


Discoveries from the Car Window

Work by Larry Hofmann. 5-8 p.m.

Earth Day Celebration

(Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-872-4041,

With educational events and exhibitions, music, family games and activities. 5-8 p.m.


Emily Dickinson 1,789-Poem Marathon

(University Of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651-962-5000,

In the library's O'Shaughnessy Room. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Kansas City/St. Louis Punk Rock Acoustic Tour

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

With the Right Here, Bobby Stevens, Dan Johanning, Nato Coles, more. All ages. 9 p.m.




Surface Alchemy

(The Kolman & Pryor Gallery, 1500 NE Jackson St., Minneapolis, 612-385-4239,

New Paintings by Jodi Reeb. 7-10 p.m.

Popshot, Karma Kicks, Anarchists Are Better Lovers, Devil Baby

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

8:30 p.m.

Animal Lover, Linear Downfall, Kitty Rhombus, Strange

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

9 p.m.

Joel Baxley Band

(Ginkgo Coffeehouse: 721 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-645-2647)

8 p.m.

3 Bobs

(The Frameworks, 2202 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul, 651-698-3372)

Work by Plein air oil painters Bob Bonawitz, Bob Matheson, and Bob Upton. 7-9 p.m.

The Sol Bock Revival Party

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

With Evergreen Grass Band, Roe Family Singers, Dead Pigeons, No Man's String Band. 1-10 p.m.

Quinn & Meyer

(The Underground Music Cafe: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

8 p.m.

Botanical Art in All Its Wonder

(O'Shaughnessy Educational Center, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651-962-5000)

Art created by seven regional artists. 6 p.m.

The Great Twin Cities Poetry Read

(Augsburg College Sateren Auditorium, 2211 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, 612-330-1265)

Read more about it here. 7 p.m.

30 Days of Biking: Calhoun Cycle Rides

(Calhoun Cycle, 1622 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-8231)

Rides to various destinations in Minneapolis, tailored to the group that arrives. For more info visit 9 a.m.

30 Days of Biking: Fleche de l'Aube

(Dunn Bros Coffee, 4648 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-724-8647,

Easy-pace riding in conjunction with Minneapolis Musette. For more info visit 7 a.m.

City of Sound, the Splendid End (CD release)

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

10 p.m.



J. Scott Brownlee Book Release Party

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

The author and poet reads from Highway or Belief. With additional performances by Sierra DeMulder, Natasha T. Miller, Lewis Mundt, Aziza Barnes. 6:30 p.m.

Sundays at Landmark: Wild Goose Chase Cloggers

(Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul, 651-292-3293,

4 p.m.

Kill It! Comedy Open Mic

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

7 p.m.

Love Letters: The Second Annual Common Good Books Poetry Contest

(Macalester College Weyerhaeuser Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-696-6203)

Hosted by Garrison Keillor, this event featured readings from top contenders in the contest. For more info visit 1:30 p.m.

The Dirty Banks, From the Midwest

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

9 p.m.

Corpse Reviver

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

3 p.m.

The Dumpy Jug Bumpers

(Seward Community Cafe: 2129 Franklin Ave. E., Minneapolis, 612-332-1011)

8 p.m.

T Collective

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

9:30 p.m.