Beer at Brit's, Hot Pants, vegan chili: Freeloader Friday

Katie Murken, Continua
Katie Murken dyes telephone books to create these colorful columns for "R.U.R." at the Soap Factory
This installment of Freeloader Friday features a Newcastle beer party with $2 drinks, several smashing dance nights, and plenty of cool visual art parties.

Come take a look at our list.

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Life Not So Black and White
(Flow Art Space, 308 E. Prince St., St. Paul, 612-564-3569,

Featuring over 50 Interact artists. 6-9 p.m.

Newcastle Celebration

(Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-3908,

With $2 beers, Sassy Lassy trivia, T-shirt giveaways, and music by the Hard Days Night Beatles tribute band. 4 p.m.

Lowertown First Fridays
(Lowertown, Fifth St. E. & Sibley St., St Paul)

This monthly event features open studios and galleries, food and drink specials, performances, music, and more. For more info visit 6-9 p.m.

The Slow Death, Arms Aloft, Brain Tumors, Dead Skull
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

St. David's Day Concert  
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Dewi Sant, Valley Fair, Kent Ueland. 10 p.m.

Larsen Husby, Hanging State (Massachusetts)
Straight Trippin'
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888,

Artists question reality by playing with distorted perspectives. 7-10 p.m.

The Histronic, Mike Moilanen, Curt Canyon
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

White Iron Band, Dave Babb & the Pickpockets
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m.

Hot Pants
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

10 p.m.

(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

With Jonathan Ackerman. 9 p.m.

Eric Bloom, Steve Garrington
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

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Elemeno Pea
(Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-0937,

It's upper class vs. blue collar in this caustic comedy by Molly Smith Metzler. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Through March 17. Admission is free on a first come-first served basis (you can reserve tickets online for $20).

(Gallery 148, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 816-868-7443)

Group show explores physical and mental experiences in states of reflection. 6-8 p.m.

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