Gig posters, yarn shop hop, Black Church Service: Freeloader Friday

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"The National Poster Retrospecticus in Minneapolis" at CO Exhibitions
There may be snow on the ground, but that doesn't mean you have to stay at home. Come check out our list of free things to do and plan your weekend.

Not free, but also this weekend:

Crash & Burn 2 at Acme Comedy Co.
Top 10 thrillers screening at MSPIFF
Oscar Wilde and Gross Indecency at Minneapolis Theatre Garage

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Kate Casanova, Victorian Mushroom Chair for "Human Pyramid"

Human Pyramid
(Katherine E. Nash Gallery, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-624-6518,

Group exhibition features artists who are about to complete their MFAs. 5:30-9 p.m.

Teenage Strangler, Reagal Treats, Kitten Forever, Wild Ghosts
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade, Phillips Phonograph
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

The Vicious Lips, Edward the Confessor, the Less Complex
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

MPLS Habit
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

All ages. With Geoffrey Fischbein, Les Racquet, Cait Leary, Rocky Steen, Jeff Rolfzen. 8 p.m.

Heather Tietz
Heather Tietz: Gravel Driveway
(The Ledge Gallery, 1916 3rd Avenue S., Minneapolis,

Ceramics and 2D media. 6:30-9 p.m. 

Ian Alexy, Tommy Bentz Band
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m., 9 p.m.

Dog Party, Tin Can Gin, the Farmhouse Band
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. All ages.

Todd Clouser
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

6:30 p.m.

Todd Clouser's A Love Electric
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

11:30 p.m.

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Hazel Belvo, Prophet
Hazel Belvo: Spirit Tree
(Bockley Gallery, 2123 W. 21st St., Minneapolis, 612-377-4669,

Large-scale paintings. 6-9 p.m.

In the Time of Butterflies
(Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-0937,

World premiere of a bilingual production of Julia Alavarez's book about the underground resistance in the Dominican Republic. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through April 27. Free, first-come, first-served basis ($20 to reserve tickets online).

It Runs in the Family
(Color Wheel Gallery, 319 W. 46th St., Minneapolis, 612-823-5693)

Brothers Julian and Edoardo Ortegon exhibit paintings, screen prints, greeting cards, and more. 6-10 p.m.

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Valerie Calhoun, The Continuous Longing
Illuminated Memory
(Regis Center For Art, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-625-8096)

Group exhibition of student artwork on Holocaust remembrance. 6-8 p.m.

Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop 2013

Sixteen Twin Cities shops offer special happenings, patterns, prizes, more. Visit for locations and to print out a punch card. Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-4 p.m. Free; donations and canned goods welcome.

Out of the Abyss: William Murray and the Prison Art Project
(Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, 952-563-8587,

6-8 p.m.

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William Murray, Box of Nightmares

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