Freeloader Friday: Bars, parties, and music for Halloween

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(Photo by karlfrankowski)

This week we have an overload of free stuff to do on Halloween, from barhopping to music to stuff for the kids. We've also got free art shows, free opera, and a free final show at the Uptown Bar. There's so much free stuff to do this weekend, it's spooky!

(Renegade art at the old Shinders space)


Shinders: An Exhibition
(Shinders, 731 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.767.6824)

Friday is your last day to check out this cool group art show in the vacated Shinders space. 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

2nd Annual Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists Exhibition
(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.363.5612,

Cool ceramic work by artists from Minnesota. The opening reception is 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight.

Eric James's Birthday Party
(Bar Fly, 711 Hennnepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.333.6100)

Ever wanted to get into an event using a secret password? At this birthday party you get in for free when you use the phrase: "Everything's Happy When Ya Dealin' With Pappy." Sure, it's not a cool password, but it does get you into a party where DJ Pappy GaNuga, Eric James, Tyree, Greedy Gonzo, Mazta I, and others will be spinning tunes. 18+. 9 p.m.

Haunted House (CD-Release), Vampire Hands, Capgun Coup, Mute Era
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Jam band Haunted House releases their CD at this pre-Halloween gig. 9 p.m.  

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