Biz Markie, Adam Turman, and Lets Dance! at the Red Stag top the list of free things to do this weekend
This week's Freeloader Friday is loaded with insane things to do for nothing. Biz Markie is at Seven, Pink Hobo Geek Art Gallery is celebrating girl power with the Minnesota Rollergirls, Familia Skateshop is hosting not one, but two parties, and more.
Hit Like a Girl
(Pink Hobo Geek Art Gallery, 507 E Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.216.3924, pinkhobo.com)
For this group show 20 artists were asked to interpret what it means to "hit like a girl." Expect colorful interpretations and flashy artwork. At the opening party tonight there will be real hard-hitters, the Minnesota RollerGirls will be in a raucous mood and in full gear. Proceeds from tips and art sales will benefit Foundation IX, a local organization that helps girls overcome financial difficulties in sports and fitness participation. 7-10 p.m.
Walker Fields & the Western Ridge
(Clubhouse Jager, 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612.332.2686)
Folk pop. 10 p.m.
Butcher's Bag, the Church of Abject Sorrow, Cry Coyote, Royal Doomed
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)
This lineup should be filled with drama. Butcher's Bag perform rock with a vaudevillian twist, and sometimes sport blood and zombie gear. The Church of Abject Sorrows draw their inspiration from the sorrow of humanity. Cry Coyote like skulls, a lot. Royal doomed round out the evening with psychobilly. 10 p.m.
The Anywhere Celebration Congregation
(Palmer's Bar, 500 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612.333.7625)
Rock 'n' roll and blues with Saint Bernadette, Joe Roberto & Poverty Hash.
Leisure Birds, Maximum Wage, Bombay Sweets, Voytek
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)
Garage, rock, and... weird? 9 p.m.
Story of the Sea, Easy Baby
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)
Indie rock. 9:30 p.m.
Jezebel Jones, Beller, Swallows
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)
Art on Main: Stillwater's Fine Art Walk
(Historic Main Street, 112 S. Main, Stillwater, 651.439.9393)
Take a mini road trip and gallery hop down Main Street. 4-9 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
2010 Parade of Homes Spring Preview
(Call 651.697.1954 or visit www.paradeofhomes.org for locations, tickets, and additional info)
Check out how other people live. Most houses are free, however Dream Home locations ask for a $5 donation. 12-6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through March 28.
Let's Play Hockey
(RiverCentre, 175 W Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, 651.265.4800, www.rivercentre.org)
This expo features vendors, demonstrations, and hockey celebrities. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.