Three free things to do this week


This week in free stuff to do we have a beer party, an art party, and more. Come take a look and plan your week.

Bell's Tap Slam Week

(Uptown Tavern and Rooftop, 1400 Lagoon Ave., Minneapolis)

Need a happy hour before seeing a movie at the Lagoon? This week, Uptown Tavern and Rooftop will be expanding their Bell's on tap far beyond the typical Two Hearted Ale (though that will be available, too). During the week, patrons will be able to order up a variety of brews not often found on menus, including a handful of stouts (Double Cream Stout, Cherry Stout, Java Stout, Milch Kaffe, Expedition Stout) and ales (Hopslam Ale, Winter White Ale, Oarsman Ale, Smitten Golden Ale). Arrive during happy from 3 to 7 p.m. to receive $2 off your Bell's brew of choice. Monday through Friday.

Darkness Trifecta


(Stanley's Northeast Bar Room, 2500 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-788-2529)

Speaking of beer, Surly Darkness Day is an event that attracts hordes of beer lovers; the type of brew-heads who are willing to wait in line for first dibs on purchasing a bottle of the ever-evolving Russian Imperial Stout. This is not that event. This celebration is a little more chill, but still a good one for beer lovers. This Wednesday, Stanley's will be tapping three kegs covering the Darkness brews of past years, with folks drinking pints from 2013, '14, and '15 editions. Reflect on the past, or taste them for the first time. And enjoy — these brews aren't typically offered for purchase. The space might be getting romantic as well, as the Facebook event page states that people will be drinking by candlelight. 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Free Radicals: Remixing History Through the Power of Print

(Katherine E. Nash Gallery, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-624-6518)

This group show features a variety of artwork re-examining historical context and perspectives through print work, exploring free association and the subconscious. Participating artists include Julie Buffalohead, Enrique Chagoya, Sue Coe, Jim Denomie, John Hitchcock and Emily Arthur, Barbara Kruger, Lorna Simpson, Piotr Szyhalski, and Tonja Torgerson, who will be giving an artist talk at the top of this Thursday's reception.  7 to 10 p.m. Thursday.