House of Balls, Jesse Ventura, and a quadruple CD-release show top Freeloader Friday

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It's a strong week for free events. We have a conspiracy theory reading with Jesse Ventura, a 4-way CD-release show at the 501 Club, dance parties, and House of Balls celebrates Obscura Day.

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Quadruple CD-Release Show
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

That's right. Four bands, four CDs being released into the wild Minneapolis music scene. You'll hear Small White (Do It Til It Ends), Atomic Annie (Eating Scabs Gives You Powers), the Whathaveyous, and Beef. 9:30 p.m.


Anti-Civ Records Showcase
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

Garage, thrash, and folk rock with Bouncer Fighter, Sorry OK, and Ogre Smash Death Boom. 10 p.m.

National Bird
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Indie rock. 9 p.m.


(Clubhouse Jager, 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612.332.2686)

Will the glorious patio be open? Probably. It's still a little too cold for outdoor drinking though. We're betting on shivering smokers tonight. DJ Teikio Westmar will set the dance floor ablaze. 21+. 10 p.m.

All the Pretty Horses
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Trans-friendly rock featuring artist Venus DeMars. 9:30 p.m.

John Jodzio
(Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.822.4611,

The local author celebrates the publication of If You Lived Here You'd Already Be Home, a collection of short stories exploring mundane lives filled with fantastically-surreal and quirky moments. 7:30 p.m.

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