Valentine's Day, Hot Soul Party, Beer & Metal Love: Freeloader Friday

This week in Freeloader Friday we have art parties, concerts, performances in unexpected places, and plenty of free stuff to do for Valentine's Day, whether you're in a relationship, on the prowl, or just plain angry at the world.

Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.


Farida Hughes: Full Circle
(California Building, 2205 California St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-788-5551,

This three-day exhibition features an opening reception 6-9 p.m. Fri., an informal discussion 1 p.m. Sat., and open hours 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun.

Valentine's Day
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With the Brass Messengers. 10 p.m.

Hot Date's Valentine's Day Tribute To Sam Cooke
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

With the Person & the People, Lott. 21+. 10:30 p.m.

Steve Harlan-Marks & Carl Posz

(The Coffee Grounds: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

8 p.m.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Week
(St Anthony Main Theatre, 115 Main St SE, Minneapolis)

Enjoy screenings of The Master and Capote through February 20. There will also be special top-secret screenings throughout the week. Tickets are $5-$8.50, but admission is free admission for those who dress as a Philip Seymour Hoffman character on weekend screenings. More info at the theater's website.

Luncheon: A Midday Modern Dance Series
(City Center, 40 S. 7th St., Minneapolis, 612-372-1234)

See a show at lunchtime! Curated by Jaime Carrera. 11:45 a.m. 

Andrew J & the Lost 40, the Beavers, the Fattenin' Frogs, the Paper Days, the Kronick Quintet

(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

7 p.m.

Copper Creek

(Dulono's: 607 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-1726)

8 p.m. Also Saturday.

Valentine's Day Full Moon Fete

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

With Kitchen Dwellers, more. Admission is $5 after 8 p.m. The show starts at 6 p.m.

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

With the Funeral & the Twilight, Ghostfoot, Submission. 9 p.m.

The Joey Johnson Band
(Mario's Keller Bar: 2300 NE University Ave., Minneapolis, 612-781-3860)

7 p.m.

At the Heart of Winter: A Beer & Metal Love Story
(Nomad World Pub: 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6424)

With Into the Void DJs. 7 p.m.

Rob Meany & Terramara

(O'Gara's Bar & Grill: 164 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-3333)

9 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

Grand Reopening Celebration
(Douglas Flanders & Associates, 818 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-791-1285,

Check out the new space, located where Rusty Quarters used to be. 6-9 p.m. 

Self Evident, Buildings, All the Way Rider
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

The Squires

(Mario's Keller Bar: 2300 NE University Ave., Minneapolis, 612-781-3860)

7 p.m.

Somethin's Rippin: New Work by Crystal Quinn and Oakley Tapola

(SooLOCAL, 3506 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis)

6-9 p.m.

Prelude Series 1.2: Digital Playground
(Public Functionary, 1400 12th Ave. NE, Minneapolis)

With interactive video installments by Playatta. There will be adult beverages at the cash bar, but the event is also kid-friendly (and super-colorful). 6-11 p.m.

Willie B Blues Band

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

9 p.m.

(Biff's Sports Bar & Grill, 7777 NE Highway 65, Fridley, 763-784-9446,

With dart and pool tournaments, snow sculpture contest, prizes, music from the Forgettables. Noon. 

Art Shanties Project
(White Bear Lake, 5050 Lake Ave. N., White Bear Lake, 651-748-2500,

Featuring art installations, activities, performances, concerts, lectures, information, and other delightful shenanigans. More info at Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Feb. 23. Read more about it here.

Twin Cities Women's Expo
(Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-335-6000,

More info at Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Courtney Reints: Moving Skin
(CO Exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, 612-379-4151,

Photography explores ideas of taxidermy. 7-10 p.m. 

Kids Do Art Exhibition
(Banfill-Locke Center For the Arts, 6666 E. River Road, Fridley, 763-574-1850,

1-3:30 p.m.

Bigfoot Winter Stomp, With Brothers Burn Mountain, Sonja & the Reckoning, Cranial Fracking, Aurora Baer & T Bruce Bowers
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

3 p.m. (It's $5 after 6 p.m.)

Monkey Mind Pirates
(Children's Theatre Company, 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-874-0400,

Z Puppets merge theater, rock music, and yoga into a single exciting event. The 2:30 p.m. performance is sensory friendly. 2:30 & 7 p.m. 

Pinata Records Hit Parade
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Southside Desire, Narco States, Black Diet, Mystery Date. 10 p.m.

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

With the Seven Half Trio. 8 p.m.

Bertram & the Disaffected Twentysomethings, Bloom, Mammoth Catches Fire, Sister Calypso, the C-Notes
(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

7 p.m.

Hug It Out
(Republic at Seven Corners, 221 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6146,

But what does it mean? The artists of this Altered Esthetics satellite show talk art. 1 p.m.


Lady Heat Hot Soul Party

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

Featuring DJ Espada. 9 p.m.

The Reapies
(The Corner Bar, 1501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-339-4333,

It's the Oscars of the local standup comedy scene. 7 p.m.

Corpse Reviver

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

3 p.m.

Robots from the Future, Patch, Three Nuns & a Gun, Puff Puff
(Cause Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-6000,

10 p.m.

Oh Jeremiah; Six Families

(Hymie's Vintage Records: 3820 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-729-8890)

2 p.m., 6 p.m.

Music Under Glass: Cafe Accordion Orchestra
(Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park: 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, 651-487-8200)

4:30 p.m.