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Freeloader Friday: 25 Free Things To Do This Weekend

Enjoy vintage shopping, a flower show, and rock gigs at multiple venues.

The Floating Perspectives at 331 Club

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.

"Spring Members' Nonjuried Exhibition" Hopkins Center for the Arts


Spring Members' Nonjuried Exhibition

6-9 p.m. Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins.

Adult Game Night

Featuring drunk specials, DJ tunes, and games, including giant Jenga, Uno, Connect 4, dominoes, and more. There’s also karaoke every 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Hyde Kitchen & Cocktails, 24 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis. 

Kick the Keg Championship

WarPigs Brew Pub will take on the reigning champion, Falling Knife Brewing Co. Both will bring a limited edition cask of speciality beer. The First one tapped wins the match. 6 p.m. Up-Down Minneapolis, 3012 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis. 

Flint Hills Family Festival Pop-Up

Featuring live performances from Siama and Dallas, Los Alegres Bailadores, and Silly Miss Tilly. 5-7 p.m. Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., 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.

alina maira, Oklahoma, d’Lakes

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.

Blue Tuesday Thrift


‘80s and ‘90s Pop-up Clothing Shop

Featuring streetwear, concert tees, and more for men and women from MN Street Vintage, Blue Tuesday Thrift, Moon & Back Vintage, and Mouthful Vintage, as well as custom embroidery from Itokage and pottery from Pots by Lauren. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Blue Door Pub, 1221 SE 8th St., Minneapolis.

The Common Practice, The Floating Perspectives

10 p.m. 331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis.

Market Collective MN Makers Market

Featuring 18 local makers who are either BIPOC, queer, or an ally. 3-8:30 p.m. Eastlake Craft Brewery, Midtown Global Market , 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis. 

Denmark vs. Netherlands

Cheer on the Danish soccer team. 2 p.m. Brit’s Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.

Family Tunes with Ben Aaron

Acoustic pop/rock tunes. Noon to 2 p.m. Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis.

Free Saturday Yoga at Union Depot

Bring a yoga mat, water, and towel if you need them. 9 a.m. Union Depot, 214 Fourth St. E., St. Paul.

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.

Taking a test ride.
30 Days of Biking


30 Days of Biking Pre-Ride

The gang gives the route planned for their kick-off ride a test run this week. Noon. Graze Provisions + Libations, 520 N. 4th St., Minneapolis.

Toy Posse March Madness Sale

Over 75 tables offer new and vintage toys, games, crafts, artist prints, comics, and collectibles. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1114 American Blvd. W., Minneapolis.

Galleria Floral Experience with Bachman's Opening Day

Artists take inspirations from sweets shops and candy in this 15-day celebration of flowers. The show runs through April 10 during mall hours. The Galleria, 3510 W. 69th St., Edina. 

Eleganza's “Down with Me”

Eleganza Video Premiere 

See the premiere of their new music video, “Down with Me,” and listen to their new album, Water Valley High. 3-7 p.m. The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis. 

March Arctic Market

Shop from local makers while sipping beer. RSVP is required, you can do so here. Noon to 5 p.m. Lakes & Legends, 1368 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis.

Folios, Alexander Craig, The Infernos

Rock. 3-7 p.m. Caydence Records, 900 Payne Ave., St. Paul.

Laura Stack at Rosalux

Bogs & Other Thin Places

Part of Rebecca Krinke’s “Anomaly” gallery show, this salon talk features conversations with experts and the artist. 2 p.m. Rosalux Gallery, 315 W. 48th St., Minneapolis. 

Heat Dome 

With Ryan of Trampled and Adam of Corpse Reviver. 21+. 3 p.m. 331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis.

Game Night

Chris H. is stopping by with board games. Or bring your own. Noon to 5 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.


Karaoke with Carla. 8 p.m. White Squirrel Bar, 974 W. Seventh St., St. Paul.

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