Hitchcock, Hotel, art from Duluth: Freeloader Friday

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The first of the month is never kind on the wallet. Here at Freeloader Friday, we share you pain. Fortunately, the Twin Cities hosts tons of free events throughout the city each weekend. Our list this week includes art shows celebrating Alfred Hitchcock, Duluth, and a world without money (sign us up);  readings including a rollergirl and Suzanne Collins (author of The Hunger Games series); and tons of free music. Come take a look.

Brandon Kuehn, Birds

AE Presents: Hitchcock
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.378.8888, www.alteredesthetics.com)

This group show pays homage to the notorious master of suspense through paintings, photography, mixed media, and more. The opening reception from 7-10 p.m. will feature Hitchcock-inspired music by Greg Brosofske.

Open House
(Bedlam Theatre, Ivy Arts Building (2712 E. 27th St.), Minneapolis, www.bedlamtheatre.org)

Though they recently moved from their West Bank digs, the Bedlam bar, restaurant, theater, and concert venue is hardly down for the count. Visit their temporary headquarters this weekend to hear what they are up to this year and next, including collaborations with the Walker, projects with various theater troupes, and more. Take tours of the space, and enjoy treats like hot apple cider, fresh breads, and grilled kielbasa. 6-9 p.m. Friday; 12-7 p.m. Saturday.

The F Plus
(Blue Nile Restaurant & Lounge, 2027 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.338.3000, www.bluenilempls.com)

Come listen to enthusiastic readings of horrible writing. Contributors to the F Plus podcast will be reading the worst passages from books by Ice T, Maculay Culkin, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dustin Diamond, and others. 8:30 p.m.

(Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.331.9800)

Jonathan Ackerman helps you dance your way into the weekend with this chic party. 10 p.m.

Anchor Windlass, Mike (the Pike) Frottage, The Brutes, National Bird, Flying Dog Takeover
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Indie rock.

When Trust is the New Money: Broken Crow
(XYandZ, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis, 651.503.8062, www.thexyandz.com)

Artists John Grider and Mike Fitzsimmons collaborate to create a large scale stencil mural exploring a future where money no longer holds meaning or value, and trust is the new currency (sign us up for this utopia). The opening reception is at 7 p.m. Friday. Check out their preview video below.

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