Underground Punk Photography, Cakewalks, Beer Parties: Freeloader Friday

This week in Freeloader Friday we have some rad artwork, including horror-themed skateboard designs and underground punk-scene photography. There's also a few beer parties, festivals, and even some football-themed theater to take in.

Come look at our list and plan your weekend.


MN Subculture Photography

(The Abstracted Art Gallery, 1618 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-709-8413,

Images by Adam DeGross of raucous parties in basements, warehouses, and other random spaces. Patrick Costello of Dillinger Four will be spinning tunes and CLAPS and BUILDINGS will play live sets on Friday evening, and L'Assassins are playing Saturday. 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. 


Luddite: New Prints by Aaron Spangler

(Highpoint Center for Printmaking, 912 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-871-1326,

6:30-9 p.m. 

Nato Coles, Nathan Scott Phillips Band, and the Minneapolis chapter of roustabouts

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

10 p.m.

Jackson Flats Art Harvest

(Artspace Jackson Flats, 901 18 1/2 Avenue NE, Minneapolis, 612-333-9012,

Work by building residents. 7-10 p.m. 

Persian Leaps, Porcupine, International Karate, Teenage Strangler

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

9 p.m.

Twin Town Cream Showcase

(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)


With Crooked Saws, Sugarkill, the Reckless. 10 p.m. 

Skate or Die!

(Light Grey Art Lab, 118 E. 26th St., Minneapolis, 612-239-2047,

Sixty-person Halloween group show. All artwork displayed on custom hardwood skate decks. 7-10 p.m.

Oktoberfest 2014

(Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake, 800-262-7799,

With live music, German food & beer, games, giveaways. Fri. 5-11 p.m.; Sat. 2-11 p.m. 


Saint Paul Art Crawl

(Various locations)

Featuring open studios, exhibitions, demonstrations, parties, and more throughout the city. More info at Fri. 6-10 p.m.; Sat. 12-8 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

Perspectives: An Exhibition of 2012-2014 Photography Grantees

(Park Square Court, 400 Sibley St., St. Paul, 651-215-1600,

Opening reception during Saint Paul Art Crawl hours. 

SLP Community Mosaic Unveiling/St. Louis Park Art Show

(The Shops at the West End, 1621 W. End Blvd., St. Louis Park, 763-450-0554)


With hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and speakers on Friday In the upper atrium of the Icon Theatre from 6-9 p.m., the juried art show (between Lululemon and Creative Kidstuff) continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.  

Art Class: Portrait Drawing with Mark Granlund

(MMAA Project Space, 141 E. 4th St., St. Paul,

A free sip and sketch art class. 6:30 p.m. 


(Pop-up Gallery Location, 811 Glenwood Ave., Minneapolis)

Fourteen images printed as silver gelatin contact prints by Shelly Mosman. 4-11 p.m.


21st Annual International Roundtable: Migration

(Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-696-6000,

Featuring a series of panels and lectures centered around human migration and cultural diaspora. There will be several events occurring in multiple campus venues, so visit for a full schedule. Fri. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat. 12:15-1:30 p.m.  

2015 Saint Paul Almanac Reading

(SubText: a bookstore, 165 Western Ave. N., St. Paul, 612-387-8803)

7 p.m. 



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

Theater gets into sports in a big way in this play by Andrew Hinderaker. The national passion for football is celebrated and examined through the piece, which is presented in four 15-minute "quarters" and features a half-time show. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 9. Tickets are free first-come, first served ($20 for guaranteed seating). Read more about the production here.



Tweed Ride

(Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

Dress in your dapper best for this fancy bike bar crawl. RSVP at 21+. 5:30 p.m. 

Jane Wunrow


(Foiled Again, 2807 Johnson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-781-5150,

7-9 p.m.

The Drug Budget, the Poor Nobodys, Doug Otto and the Getaways

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

10 p.m.

No Problem Records Showcase, With Teenage Moods, Frankie Teardrop, Suzie, Vats, Dee Dee Mayo

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

9 p.m.


Apple Crushing & Pressing Event

(Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies, 5825 Excelsior Blvd., Minneapolis, 952-925-9854,

Features activities and demonstrations on making do-it-yourself apple wine and hard cider. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25. 


(Chowgirls Killer Catering, 1224 2nd St. N.E., Minneapolis, 612-203-0786,

New work by Amy Rice based on the fundraising tradition of the cakewalk. Featuring an artist's talk and actual calk walk from 3 to 5 p.m. (proceeds benefit the build out of the Eastside Food Co-op), followed by an artists' reception from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Hullabaloo 2014

(Indeed Brewing Company, 711 15th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, 612-843-5090,


Parking lot party features live music, food, and limited-edition brews. 12-11 p.m.

Grand Harvest

(Grand Avenue Business Association, 867 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-699-0029,

Participating businesses along the entire stretch of Grand Avenue feature special sales and activities. Proceeds benefit Women's Advocates. For more info visit 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Twin Cities Book Festival

(Minnesota State Fair Progress Center, 1621 Randall Ave., St. Paul, 651-288-4400)

Featuring a book sale, exhibitions, readings from Dessa, Michael Agnew, Ben Weaver, Julie Schmacher, Okey Ndibe, and more. For full schedule of events and appearances, visit 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 



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

Artworks by Odessa and Patti Peterson. In the Quarter Gallery. Artists' talk at 6 p.m. followed by an public reception 7-9 p.m.

American Diabetes Association Expo

(Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-335-6000,

Features demonstrations, Q&A sessions, free health screenings, family activities, more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 


Electric Car Day

(The Works Museum, 9740 Grand Ave., Bloomington, 952-888-4262,

Featuring a variety of makes and models of electric cars. 1-4 p.m. 

Free Second Saturdays

(Bakken Library and Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-926-3878,

With special activities and happenings. Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 


Harvest Fest & Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off

(Lowell Park, Water St. from Mulberry St. S. to Nelson St., Stillwater, 651-430-8800)

Featuring giant pumpkins, chili cook-off, pumpkin carvers, family activities, live music, pumpkin drop, more. For more info visit Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 



Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof: The Art of Giving

(Sabes Jewish Community Center, 4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S., St. Louis Park, 952-381-3400,


Artist reception and dedication ceremony 5 p.m. 

Same Love, Same Rights LGBT Wedding Expo

(Historic Concord Exchange, 200 North Concord Exchange, South St. Paul, 651-233-6619,

For more info and registration visit 12:30-3:30 p.m.

OUTRAGE: Writers Respond to Ferguson

(Patrick's Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-724-6273,

7 p.m. The event is free, but goodwill offerings are welcome, and will be donated to legal support for those arrested in the protests in Ferguson. 

Farmers Markets:


Minneapolis Farmers' Market

(312 E. Lyndale Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-333-1718,

May 24-Nov. 15, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kingfield Farmers' Market

(4310 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-207-7893,

Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26.

Mill City Farmers Market

(Mill City Farmers' Market, 704 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580,

The Mill City Farmers' Market kicks off. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25.

Midtown Farmers' Market

(2225 Lake St. E., Minneapolis, 612-724-7457,

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28.

Fulton Farmers' Market

(4301 Chowen Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.207.7893,

Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25.

St. Paul:

St. Paul Downtown Farmers' Market

(5th St. and Wall St., St. Paul, 651-227-8101,

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sundays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Nov. 23.

Farmers' Market

(Saint Thomas More Catholic Church, 1079 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651-227-7669,

Fridays, 1:15-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31.

The suburbs and beyond:

Richfield Farmers' Market

(64th St. and Portland Ave. (Veterans Memorial Park Shelter), Richfield, 612-861-9396,

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon; Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 25.

Farmers' Market

(Anoka County Growers, 707 89th Ave. NE, Blaine, 763-792-4025)

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon. Continues through Oct. 25.

Prior Lake Farmers' Market

(Pleasant Ave. & Highway 13, Prior Lake, 952-447-0263,

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Continues through Oct. 31.

Farmers' Market

(Goose Lake Farm & Winery, 6760 213th Ave. NW, Elk River, 612-209-1721,

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 19.