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Video Game Villians, Bikes and Beer, Drugs: Freeloader Friday

This week in free stuff to do we have a handful of great gallery shows, a few beer events, some happenings to get you excited about biking, and some CD-release shows.

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

FRIDAY:

Boss Rush: Bad Guys

(Light Grey Art Lab, 118 E. 26th St., Minneapolis)

This gallery show celebrates and hates on video games' biggest foes, with work from over 100 artists from all over the world. With food, 8-bit tunes, and more.  7-10 p.m.

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Ghost Replicant, Crash Cuddle, Surgery at the Hands of Machines

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

10 p.m.

Chalk, Moving Parts, Clyde and the Scopes

(Day Block Brewing Co.: 1105 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-617-7793)

8 p.m.

Wilkinson James (CD Release Show), Stevens Family Band

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

7 p.m.

Design = Love

(Denler Art Gallery, 3003 Snelling Ave. N., Roseville; 651-286-7560)

Recent graduate Elijah Neumann showcases furniture and industrial design work. 6 to 8 p.m.

DSM-5, the Okerlunds, Partial Traces, Shot Memory

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

9 p.m.

Liverspots

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

10 p.m.  

Greg Grease

(Public Functionary: 1400 12th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-978-5566)

7 p.m. 

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Boom Boom Steve V & the Knockouts

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

9 p.m.

Bunyan Velo Evening of Adventure

(Angry Catfish Bicycle and Coffee Bar, 4208 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Bicycle travel presentations and live music from Ben Weaver. With free beer from LynLake Brewery, bikes on display from Salsa Cycles. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Saison Farmhouse Ale

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(Boom Island Brewing Taproom, 2014 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis)

Featuring $3 beers, food truck eats, and live music from Loons in the Attic. 4 to 9 p.m.

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SATURDAY:

The Meds I'm On

(Instinct Art Gallery, 940 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612-208-0696)

Group show examines the world of prescription and illegal drugs. 6 to 8 p.m.

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The Violent Shifters, Fret Rattles, Sex Rays, DJ Rock the Monkey, Cinema Apocalyps

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

9 p.m.

Jump Boots

(The Third Place Gallery, 3730 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Visual art, writing, music, and more from trans performance artists Venus de Mars and poet Lynette Reini-Grandell. 7-11 p.m.

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Lunation: 29 Days of Darkness and Light

(The Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-728-5745)

 

Group show explores the light of the moon. 6-9 p.m.

Rock N Jock Expo

(New Hope Cinema Grill, 2749 Winnetka Ave., New Hope; 952-545-6460)

Live music and memorabilia expo is free, with movie screenings and talks ticketed. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Art(ists) on the Verge 6

(The Soap Factory, 514 Second St. SE, Minneapolis; 612-623-9176)

Emerging creatives explore the intersection of art and technology via a yearlong fellowship. 7 to 11 p.m.

Pop-Up Shop

(Norseman Distillery, South loading dock, 451 Taft St. NE, Minneapolis; 612-643-1933)

Offerings from over 20 local vendors peddling American-made wares. 1 to 5 p.m.

Buildings, TRITA, Disasteratti

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

10 p.m.

The Illicit Sextet, King Fletcher Woods

(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

7 p.m.

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SUNDAY:

Macy's Flower Show

(Macy's Downtown Minneapolis, 700 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612-375-2200)

Check out flowers and special activities. For hours and a complete list of happenings scheduled, visit macys.com/flowershow. Through April 4.

Bookhouse

(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

World Water Day Celebration

(Fort Snelling State Park, Picnic Area B, 101 Snelling Lake Rd., St. Paul; 612-314-5413)

With stories, singing, and dance. 3 p.m.