CD-release shows, bong voyage, luau party: Freeloader Friday

L-R: Work by Ellen Richman, work by Deuce7, a piece from the MIA's African Arts galleries
The weekend is here, and with it comes free stuff to do. There's a luau, a few CD-release shows, and plenty of cool art-gallery receptions. Looking for a farmers' market? Check the last page for spots to shop throughout the colder months.

Ann Masemore

Weavers Guild of Minnesota 39th Annual Sale
(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-363-5612,

Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-4 p.m.

The Small Cities, Carroll, Wishbook
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

RJ & the Soul (CD release), Toussaint Morrison
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

WAK LYK presents Bong Voyage: The Farewell Neuport Party

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

21+. 10 p.m.

Cousin Dad
(Dulono's: 607 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-1726)

8 p.m.

Mrs. Glass
(Hell's Kitchen: 80 S. 9th St., Minneapolis, 612-332-4700)

10 p.m.  

Love is more talked about than surrendered to (for Charles Wright)
(Gage Family Art Gallery, 2211 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, 612-330-1524,

6-8 p.m.

The Anthony Novak Band, the Betsies, the Jim Crego Band, Becky Kapell
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Brian Herb & His O.A.I.T.F.O.E, Dream Crusher
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

Snak Attack
(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

9 p.m.

Psymun & prime.cut, P.F. Chang
(Whole Music Club: 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-625-2272)

6 p.m.

How The Heck Do I Date At This Age?
(The Smitten Kitten, 3010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6088,

Single and ready to mingle? Author Joan Price discusses gives tips on dating for the 60+ set. 7 p.m.

"Do the Dow" Fall Crawl
(Dow Building, 2242 University Ave. W., St Paul)

Seventeen artists open their studios. Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat. 12-7 p.m.

Lavender Hills
(Artist Mercantile, 24 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-222-0053,

Paintings by Nicky Torkzadeh. 6-9 p.m.

Holly Newton Swift: Woodlands and Waterfalls
(Macalester College Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-696-6808,

Paintings and drawings. 7 p.m.

LaFeminine: Metamorphosis

(Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, 952-895-4685,

Paintings by artists Patricia Schwartz, Christine Tierney, and Leslie Bowman, representing a feminine view of the world around us. 6-8 p.m.

MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series IV
(Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave. S Ste 100, Minneapolis, 612-215-2520,

6-9 p.m.

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