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Three Free Things to Do This Week

This week in free stuff to do we have a female-positive art show, a beer party, and the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Come take a look at our list and plan your week.

WonderWomen

(University of Minnesota Department of Art & Katherine E. Nash Gallery)

Yes, Wonder Woman (as played by Lynda Carter) makes an appearance in some of the pieces in this show. This exhibition features a variety of female artists who used pop culture, comics, feminism, gender relations, body image, and other timely topics as a jumping off point. There's video, installations, paintings, graphic novels, and more. The show opens this Tuesday. There will also be a public reception 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, February 14.

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Midweek Beer Geek

(Nomad World Pub)

Each Wednesday, MNBeerActivists take over the West Bank's Nomad World Pub to tap an unusual brew and offer sampling for all. This week's installment will showcase New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve with Raspberries. Dragon's Milk is a malty, bourbon barrel stout with notes of vanilla and oak. For the special fruity take on their signature beer, the brewmasters have added local raspberries. It sounds deliciously weird. The free tasting will be followed by beer trivia with prizes from New Holland. 21+. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Saint Paul Winter Carnival

(Various locations, many happenings are in Rice Park in downtown St. Paul)

St. Paul's citywide celebration of winter weather kicks off this Thursday. As always, there will be lots of free things to do around town. In Rice Park, there will be ice sculpting, king and queen coronation, a small slide for kids, a nighttime light show, and ice skating. Other free activities include guided tours of historic buildings, a scavenger hunt, the Moon Glow Pedestrian Parade and Afterparty, and live music. For a complete schedule of daily happenings, visit www.wintercarnival.com. Thursday through February 1.