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Landland's rock posters, the Matchbox's 10th anniversary party, Dreamgirls

Another weekend, another list of free stuff to do. In this edition we have tons of shows for you to check out (we've added YouTube clips as well), oodles of art receptions, and a free film screening.

FRIDAY:

Power of 2, the Goondas, Red Daughters

(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

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You might remember the flyer for this gig, which features a baby lifting a giant watermelon. Check out rockers Power of 2 below:

 

Coldsprints

(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

Watch bikers compete for the fastest sprints on stationary bikes. Whitesand/Badlands provides the inspirational tunes. Hopefully there will be a cover of "Eye of the Tiger." 7 p.m.

Matt Curney, Bella Ruse, the Johnson Twins

(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

Later in the night the 501 hosts another free event featuring indie rock and folk. 9 p.m. Check out Matt Curney's official video for "Plagiarism" below:

 

Buildings, Seawhores, Lasers and Fast and Shit

(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.722.3454)

Punk. 9 p.m.

 

Minneapolis Dub Ensemble

(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.721.6211)

Chill out for the weekend with reggae. 10 p.m.

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Ta-Coumba Aiken, Robin Savage

(Frank Stone Gallery, 1226 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.617.9965, www.frankstonegallery.com)

This show features paintings and stone jewelry. The opening reception is tonight from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Women and Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration

(Katherine E. Nash Gallery, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.624.6518, nash.umn.edu)

Some say that water is fast becoming our most valued natural resource. This exhibit explores the human necessity that we maintain its abundance, and improve access to fresh water supplies throughout the world. The opening reception is from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. this Friday while a related celebration will be held the following day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

SATURDAY:

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Landland: Soft Targets

(First Amendment Gallery, 1101 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, 612.379.4151)

This show will feature rock posters and other print art from local design artists Landland. The opening reception includes live music from Best Friends Forever and DJs Mike 2600, WzzWnshp, Petey Wheatstraw from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Matchbox 10th Anniversary Party

(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Matchbox coffee shop is a collectively-run business featuring fair trade organic coffee and treats. They'll be celebrating their big ten tonight with R&B group Black Blondie, bluesy rockers the Nightinghales, and roots-y tunes from the Poor Nobodys.

 

Alpha Consumer, Hildur Victoria

(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Rock. 9 p.m.

Attitude City

(Clubhouse Jager, 913 Washington Ave., Minneapolis)

Two DJs, one dance floor, and a heavy dose of disco. It will be awesome. 21+. 10 p.m.

Tiny Mirrors

(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

Speaking of disco, tonight will featuring this retro jam band, which also plays funk and rock from the '70s. 10 p.m.

Memphis to Mali

(Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612.872.4041, midtownglobalmarket.com)

Check out this event featuring live entertainment, an art exhibit, and a book expo celebrating Black History Month. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tech Fest

(The Works Museum, 5701 Normandale Rd., Edina, 952.848.4848, www.theworks.org)

This hands-on, family-friendly event features activities such as science and engineering projects including bridges, slime, rockets, crazy racers, and more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Soirée Meditérannée

(Alliance Francaise, 113 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, 612.332.0436, www.afmsp.org)

Featuring Mediterranean food sampling, live music, and dance performances. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Minnesota Parent 2010 Camp Fair

(Como Zoo, 1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul, 651.487.8200, www.comozooconservatory.org)

Looking to send your kids away for a week this summer? Come learn about camps for kids. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SUNDAY:

Dreamgirls

(Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612.630.6000, mplib.org)

A free screening of the award-winning movie. 2 p.m.

Calamity and the Owl, Forest of Men

(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

Americana, folk, indie rock. 8 p.m.

Martin Devaney, Walker Fields, Brad Senne, Luke Redfield, Minor Kingdom

(Sauce Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.822.6000)

This epic lineup of folk rock should be just the pick-me-up you need for Sunday night. 9:30 p.m.

 

Open House

(Harriet Alexander Nature Center, 2520 N. Dale St., Roseville, 651.765.4262, www.forhanc.org)

Featuring art activities, candy sampling. 1-4 p.m.

Urban Expedition: Colombia

(Landmark Center, 75 W 5th St., St. Paul, 651.292.3293, www.landmarkcenter.org)

Learn about Shakira's home country. With traditional music, demonstrations, art, and more. 1 p.m.