Women brewmasters, tchotchkes, Gay Witch Abortion: Freeloader Friday

L-R: Work by Zelda Zinn, For the Love of Beer, Mary Rivard for "Tchotchke Wonderland"
This week in Freeloader Friday we have a variety of awesome art shows, a free screening of a documentary about women who brew beer, rocking live music, and much more. Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

Mary Gallagher-Stout, Mr. Telephone

Tchotchke Wonderland
(Peace Coffee, 3262 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-877-7760, www.peacecoffeeshop.com)

Artists explore tacky trinkets, doodads, sentimental collectibles, and more in this Altered Aesthetics show. 7-10 p.m.

Gay Witch Abortion, Hardcore Crayons, Up the Mountain Down the Mountain
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

The Last Jackson, Hannah Connolly, Brian K, Sleeper & the Sleepless, Kara Laudon
(Acadia Cafe: 329 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

18+. 9 p.m.

Bouncer Fighter, Catbath, Swimsuit Area, Hyperslob
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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

With Jonathan Ackerman. 9 p.m.

Minneapolis Art Lending Library
(Stevens Square Center for the Arts, 1905 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-879-0200, www.stevensarts.org)

Borrow artwork for two months at a time. Fri. 6:30-9 p.m.; Sat. 12-5 p.m.

James Nichols, Blu Voodoo, Jack Laugh
(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

9:30 p.m.

Almost Classy, Thick As Thieves
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+. 8 p.m.

Lowertown First Fridays
(Lowertown, 5th St. E. & Sibley St., St Paul)

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

First Friday Films: The Love of Beer
(MMAA Project Space, 334 N. Robert St., St. Paul, www.mmaa.org)

Screening and conversation with Doug Hoverson, Jill Pavlak, and Deb Loch on women craft beer makers. 6:30 p.m.

The Love of Beer NEW Trailer from Lingering Illocutions on Vimeo.

Beneath the Surface: Exploring the Layers
(United Theological Seminary, 3000 5th St. Northwest, Moundsview, 651-633-4311)

Paintings of prayer and reconciliation in the Holy Land by Chuck Hoffman and Peg Carlson-Hoffman. 5-7 p.m.

(Coffeeshop NE, 2852A Johnson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-259-8478, www.thecoffeeshopne.com)

Readings by Evan Kingston, Laura Theobald, Patrick Werle, Mary Harold, Sharkhooks. Part of the Cracked Walnut Literary Festival. 7 p.m.

Encroaching City
(Flow Art Space, 308 E. Prince St., Saint Paul, 612-564-3569, www.flowartspace.com)

Printmaking, collage, photography, and painting. 6-9 p.m.
Grant Park, December

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