Tomato parties, beer, unusual libraries: Freeloader Friday

L-R: Work by Brian David Downs, Tiny Diner, work by Paige Dansinger
This week in free stuff to do we have two parties celebrating tomatoes, a gallery re-opening, some beer parties, and two libraries that are anything but stuffy.

Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

See also:
Freeloader Minnesota State Fair

Paige Dansinger photographed by Jeffrey Fortson Photography

Opening #GalleryPaige
(#GalleryPaige, Minneapolis City Center, 40 S. 7th St., Minneapolis, 612-801-2642,

Paige Dansinger's gallery re-opens in a brand-new spot. 5-9 p.m. 

Ghostmouth, Chalk

(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

The Farmhouse Band
(Day Block Brewing Co.: 1105 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-617-7793)

9 p.m.

Citreon, Bitter Canon, We/Ours
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Casual Confusion, Dichotomy, Toussaint Morrison
(Nomad World Pub: 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6424)

9 p.m.
Minneapolis Art Lending Library
(American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-4907,

Check out art like you would a library book. Fri. 6:30-9 p.m.; Sat. 12-4 p.m. 

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

6 p.m.

Open Art Procedure
(The Abstracted Gallery, 1618 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis)

Featuring work by 25 local artists, live art creation and screenprinting, DJ tunes, and more. 6-10 p.m.

Once I Jump
(Tamarack Park, 1745 Farrington St., Roseville)

Rosetown Playhouse presents a new work by and about today's youth and the issues they face. 7 p.m.

Women Rock Expotique
(Saint Paul Rivercentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, 651-265-4800,

Expo features running apparel and accessories for women. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Free once inside the Minnesota State Fair:

Buckwheat Zydeco
(Leinie Lodge Bandshell: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul)

Also Saturday. 8:30 p.m.

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