Freeloader Friday is your weekly guide to having fun no matter what your budget looks like. Each week we have a list of 100% free events like gallery parties, music, and films in the park, as well as free admission events like special happy hours, markets, and more.
Outside of Time – Slow Journeys on Paper
See work by Hend Al-Mansour and Eleanor McGough during a public reception from 7 to 10 p.m. this Friday. Rosalux Gallery, 315 W. 48th St., Minneapolis.
Music + Comedy at 612
With music by Francis Emil Johnson and Druzy Rose, and comedy sets from Lucy Zarns, Lily Meyer, and Ethan Yeshaya. 6-11 p.m. 612 Brew, 945 Broadway NE, Minneapolis.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing Party
Hosted by B. Louise. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Black Hart of St. Paul, 1415 University Ave. W., St. Paul.
Matt Arthur, Erik Brandt
21+. 9:30 p.m. 331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis.
Friday Night Open Mic
21+. 10 p.m. The Comedy Corner Underground, 1501 S. Washington Ave., Minneapolis.
Luminary Skating Party
Featuring hundreds of candle-lit lamps decorating the park, plus a bonfire to keep everyone toasty. 5 to 11 p.m. Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Ave. S., Minneapolis.
Anima, the Lake Effect
21+. 10 p.m. 331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis.
Second Saturdays at Casket Arts
Featuring open studios at the three buildings at Casket. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Casket Arts Building, 681 17th Ave. NE, Minneapolis.
Print NKB at Open Studio Saturday
Print artists open their studios for a variety of demonstrations, information, and more. Noon to 9 p.m. Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis.
NDSU Bison Championship Game
10 a.m. LynLake Brewery, 2934 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis.
Free First Saturday
It’s not the first Saturday (that was New Year’s Day), but the Walker is hosting this family-friendly afternoon this weekend. Featuring short films, open galleries, and take-home art-making activities. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis.
Mill City Farmers’ Market
With local farmers, artisans, ceramics, giftables, food, and more. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mill City Museum, 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis.
Sensory Friendly Sunday
This monthly event is designed for kids, teens, and adults with sensory processing differences, autism spectrum disorder, or developmental disabilities. The galleries will be closed to the general public, and there will be quiet spaces, fidgets, and sunglasses available. It’s free; but you’ll need to sign up at the Walker to reserve a time. 8 to 11 a.m. Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis.
Nintendo-themed Trivia Mafia
2 p.m. LynLake Brewery, 2934 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis.
Open Mic Night
Music, poetry, comedy, whatever is welcome. Sign up at 4:30 p.m. The Cave at Keg and Case Market, 928 W. 7th St., St. Paul.