Three Free Things to Do This Week

This week in free stuff to do we have a beer release party, an art and music gallery show, and a tribute to the synthesizer. Come take a look and plan your week.

Art-Inspired Music Project

(McNally Smith College of Music, 19 Exchange St. NE, St. Paul; 651-291-0177)

For the second iteration of this cool project, musicians have once again created sonic responses to visual artists who have inspired them. Artists include Pritika Chowdhry, Justine Di Fiore, and Ta-coumba T. Aiken, among others with musicians such as Kian Dziakm, Aleksander Glauvitz, and Angela Vance. At the show you'll be able to pop on headphones and enjoy both pieces simultaneously. The opening reception starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Let it Ride Release Party/Barrel-Aged Basement

(Turf Club, 1601 University Ave. W., St. Paul; 651-647-0486)


Northeast Minneapolis's Indeed Brewing is throwing a beer party this Tuesday at the Turf Club. In the main room Let It Ride IPA will be on tap for purchase. The spring-inspired pint features fruity notes (pear! blueberry! tropical fruit!) and three types of hops. Meanwhile, in the Clown Lounge basement Indeed will be offering flights of rare, barrel-aged beers. Come early, admission is free until 7 p.m., when Narco States takes the stage. 21+. Free; $5 at 7 p.m. 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Transmission: COMPUTER WORLD (A tribute to Kraftwerk & the synthesizer)

(Varsity Theater, 1308 Fourth St. SE, Minneapolis)

Many musicians from the '70s loved their synthesizers. This carried over into movie soundtracks, TV shows, the sci-fi world, and the club scene. This installment of Transmission celebrates those musicians and the sound wizards who keep the sound alive today. Expect to hear a bit of everything synth, including Berlin, the Bird and the Bee, the Buggles, Chvrches, Crystal Castles, the Cure, Cut Copy, Depeche Mode, Devo, Eurythmics, A Flock of Seagulls, Goldfrapp, Grimes, and more. 21+. 10 p.m. Wednesday.