Women brewmasters, tchotchkes, Gay Witch Abortion: Freeloader Friday

This week in Freeloader Friday we have a variety of awesome art shows, a free screening of a documentary about women who brew beer, rocking live music, and much more. Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.


Tchotchke Wonderland
(Peace Coffee, 3262 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-877-7760,

Artists explore tacky trinkets, doodads, sentimental collectibles, and more in this Altered Aesthetics show. 7-10 p.m.

Gay Witch Abortion, Hardcore Crayons, Up the Mountain Down the Mountain
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

The Last Jackson, Hannah Connolly, Brian K, Sleeper & the Sleepless, Kara Laudon
(Acadia Cafe: 329 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

18+. 9 p.m.

Bouncer Fighter, Catbath, Swimsuit Area, Hyperslob
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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

With Jonathan Ackerman. 9 p.m.

Minneapolis Art Lending Library
(Stevens Square Center for the Arts, 1905 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-879-0200,

Borrow artwork for two months at a time. Fri. 6:30-9 p.m.; Sat. 12-5 p.m.

James Nichols, Blu Voodoo, Jack Laugh
(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

9:30 p.m.

Almost Classy, Thick As Thieves
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+. 8 p.m.

Lowertown First Fridays
(Lowertown, 5th St. E. & Sibley St., St Paul)

Monthly event features open studios and galleries, food and drink specials, performances, music, more. For more info, visit 6-9 p.m.

First Friday Films: The Love of Beer
(MMAA Project Space, 334 N. Robert St., St. Paul,

Screening and conversation with Doug Hoverson, Jill Pavlak, and Deb Loch on women craft beer makers. 6:30 p.m.

The Love of Beer NEW Trailer from Lingering Illocutions on Vimeo.

Beneath the Surface: Exploring the Layers
(United Theological Seminary, 3000 5th St. Northwest, Moundsview, 651-633-4311)

Paintings of prayer and reconciliation in the Holy Land by Chuck Hoffman and Peg Carlson-Hoffman. 5-7 p.m.

(Coffeeshop NE, 2852A Johnson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-259-8478,

Readings by Evan Kingston, Laura Theobald, Patrick Werle, Mary Harold, Sharkhooks. Part of the Cracked Walnut Literary Festival. 7 p.m.

Encroaching City
(Flow Art Space, 308 E. Prince St., Saint Paul, 612-564-3569,

Printmaking, collage, photography, and painting. 6-9 p.m.

(Gallery 13, 811 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis, 651-592-5503,

Paintings by Mario Gonzalez and Sergio Gomez. 7-11 p.m.

30 Days of Biking: Calhoun Cycle Rides
(Calhoun Cycle, 1622 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-8231)

Rides to various destinations in Minneapolis, tailored to the group that arrives. For more info visit Saturdays at 9 a.m. Continues through April 26.

Another ongoing ride:

30 Days of Biking: Fleche de l'Aube
(Dunn Bros Coffee, 4648 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-724-8647,

Easy-pace riding in conjunction with Minneapolis Musette. Saturdays at 7 a.m. Continues through April 26.

Austerity Plans/Suspension and Belief

(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263,

Decade-long exploration creating watercolor drawings on corrugated cardboard. 6-9 p.m.
Also at SooVAC:

Suspension and Belief: Zelda Zinn


Underlying Structures
(Robbin Gallery, 4915 N. 42nd Ave., Robbinsdale, 763-537-5906,

Work by Bonnie Cutts and Cynthia Starkweather-Nelson. 4-7 p.m.

Don Holzschuh: Vistas & Cityscapes
(Douglas Flanders & Associates, 818 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-791-1285,

6-9 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

Tillie Rues Bedlam & Blues, Less Than Organic
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

4 p.m.

Deviant Art: Dispelling Myths
(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-363-5612,

Featuring Rottweiler- and pit bull-themed artwork, food, beverages, and therapy dogs. Proceeds raise funds for ARLP. 3-9 p.m.

What Does Your Fox Say
(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274,

With readings by Wendy Skinner, Mona Susan Power, Adrie Medina, Brian Baumgart, Marjorie Hakala, more. Part of the Cracked Walnut Literary Festival. 7 p.m.

A Passage to China
(Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, 952-883-8800,

Featuring Chinese culture activities, games, arts & crafts, music, dance, and martial arts exhibitions. Saturday, Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

South Minneapolis Housing Fair

(YWCA Midtown, 2121 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-215-4333,

Featuring exhibits by local building, remodeling, and landscaping contractors. For more info visit 10 a.m.

The Dandies Project
(Handsome Cycles, 115 Washington Ave N., Minneapolis, 612-353-4035,

Book features portfolio of photos highlighting the positive impact men of color have had on their community. Meet participants at the party, which features live entertainment and refreshments. 7 p.m.

Free First Saturdays

(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600,

Featuring special activities for families themed with the current exhibits. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

New Work: Shana Kaplow + Michael Sweere
(Rosalux Gallery, 1400 Van Buren St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-747-3942,

7-9 p.m.
Shakin' Babies, Tiger Nite, Keep Aways, Hot Rash
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Benny K (EP release), Nate Houge
(Hymie's Vintage Records: 3820 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-729-8890)

5 p.m.

(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+. 8 p.m.

Blood Cookie, Vellhouse, Volcano, Soap Scum
(Cause Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-6000,

9 p.m.

BandWidth 2014
(Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul, 651-292-3293,

With Brio Brass, Capitol City Wind Ensemble, Century College Concert Band, Northeast Community Band, Lex-Ham Community Band. Noon.

Hot Black Funky
(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

8:30 p.m.

Fitting In
(Black Sheep Coffee Cafe, 705 Southview Blvd., South St. Paul, 651-554-0155,

With readings by Pam Schmid, Andrea Jenkins, Lisa Ann Pierce, Kimberly Eridon, Chris Vaughan, more. Part of the Cracked Walnut Literary Festival. 11 a.m.

Macy's Flower Show: The Secret Garden
(Macy's, 700 Nicollet Mall (skyway level), Minneapolis, 612-375-2200,

Through April 6.