Oscar parties, vegan chili, Rock the Cradle: Freeloader Friday

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Dan Hartman
Even if you have no money, there's always something fun and free to do around town on the weekends. This installment of Freeloader Friday features a slew of CD-release concerts, a rockin' party for toddlers, a chili cook-off for vegans, and an awesome Oscar party at Brit's.

Come take a look at our list of the best free stuff to do in town.


Phillips Phonograph (CD-release), Mayfly Rooks, the Family Trade
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

A Dream of Calabi-Yau Fetus
(Fallout Urban Art Center, 2609 Stevens Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-462-3873, www.falloutminneapolis.com)

Choreography and performance by Kats D. This event is free, but donations  will be accepted. 8 p.m. Also Saturday.

Lisa Lankivil
Lisa Nankivil: New Monoprints
(Traffic Zone Center For Visual Art, 250 3rd Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-247-1244, www.trafficzoneart.com)

5:30-8 p.m.

Better Together: A Family Service Event
(Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-872-4041, www.midtownglobalmarket.com)

This local, non-profit organizations will host stations with a kid-friendly service activities, and info on work and volunteer opportunities. 5-8 p.m.

The Human Condition
(Regis Center For Art, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-625-8096)

Group exhibition features work by University of Minnesota students. 7-10 p.m.

Hasps, Miami Dolphins, Animal Lover, Toxic Shrews
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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Crashing the Party
(Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-0937, www.mixedblood.com)

Sally Wingert and Joe Minjares star in this examination of the pursuit of the American Dream. Through March 4. Tickets are free, and first-come first served (it's $15 to reserve seats ahead).

Honky Tonk Bowl
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

With Bootstrap Family Band, Calamity & the Owl. 10 p.m.

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