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Alex Kuno, Hunting Club: Freeloader Friday

Now that the weather has warmed up a bit, there's even more things to do as parks, lakes, and bike trails become more enjoyable. However, weekends are best spent with at least one official event to attend. For this installation of Freeloader Friday we've got CD-release shows, gallery opening (and closing) parties,  theater performances, cooking demonstrations, and tons of other things to keep you entertained for free.

Come take a look at our list after the jump.

FRIDAY:

Lisa Nankivil: New Monoprints
(Traffic Zone Center For Visual Art, 250 3rd Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-247-1244, www.trafficzoneart.com)

The artist moves away from her typical colorful palette to create intriguing black-and-white works. 5:30-8 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

Brian Wheat, Andy Elwell, Lions and Creators, Phillips Phonograph
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

All ages. 8 p.m.

City of Sound, Person & the People, Better Bones
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Fade2Blaq
(Sean Garrison Studios, 822 S. 3rd St., Minneapolis, 952-240-8103)

Work by Twin Cities artists of color. There will be a closing party 7 p.m. to midnight.

Houston Ballet Performance Preview
(Solera Restaurant & Event Center, 900 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-338-0062, www.solera-restaurant.com)

Can't make it to the show this weekend? Check out this sample performance at talk. 6:45 p.m. Also Saturday

Reckless Ones
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

With the Shockers, Sweet Mama J, Up Simba. 9 p.m.

Alex Kuno, Hunting Club: Freeloader Friday
Minnecanos

Minnecanos
(Pepito's Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-3030, www.theparkwaytheater.com)

Joe Minjares's celebrated Chicano story returns in an expanded, bilingual production. Tickets are free, but are offered on a first-come first served masis (it's $15 to reserve seats ahead). 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Music Madness: Country/Folk Night
(Whole Music Club: 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-625-2272)

18+. 7:30 p.m.

 

Alex Kuno, Hunting Club: Freeloader Friday
Alex Kuno, The Last Gasp

SATURDAY:

The Miscreants of Tiny Town and the Unknown Unknowns
(Cult Status Gallery, 2913 Harriet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-965-9162, www.cultstatusgallery.com)

New work by Alex Kuno. 7 to midnight.

The Anchor Windlass, the New McCarthy, Crash Burn Repeat, Disasteratti
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Molly & the Mistakes
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Josh Mogck (CD-release)
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

In and Out
(Anita Sue Kolman Gallery, 1500 Jackson St. NE Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, 612-385-4239)

Painters Betsy Ruth Byers and Patrick Kemal Pryor explore internal and external forces. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Alex Kuno, Hunting Club: Freeloader Friday
You Can Have the Cat


Sound+Vision MN: Collectibles Show
(Valley Creek Mall, 1750 Weir Drive, Woodbury, 651-739-9433)

With movies screenings, comic artist appearances, face painting, music, comics, pop culture, more. Visit soundvisionmn.webs.com for more info. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Southwest Journal Home Improvement Fair
(Southwest High School, 3414 W. 47th St., Minneapolis)

Visit swjournal.com/homefair for more info. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

2012 Bloomington Writers Festival and Book Fair
(Bloomington Theater and Art Center, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, 952-563-8587, www.bloomingtonartcenter.com)

Featuring over 6-dozen authors. With talks, workshops, more. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is free, but some workshops and panels talks cost $12 and require a RSVP.

Open House
(Alliance Francaise, 113 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, 612-332-0436, www.afmsp.org)

With French language sample classes, a live food demonstration with Chez Arnaud de Rambures, and other activities. 12-3 p.m.

SUNDAY:

Moonlight Grammar, Ecid
(Cause Spirits & Soundbar: 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-6000)

9 p.m.

Ukrainian Easter Egg Festival

(Ukrainian Event Center, 301 Main St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-379-1956, www.ukrainianeventcenter.com)

Food, crafts, family activities. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Open Mic

(O'Gara's Bar & Grill, 164 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-3333, www.ogaras.com)

7:30 p.m.



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