Art Attack, Hotel, Scott West: Freeloader Friday


Still hungover from Halloween? Although this weekend isn't as epic in terms of what places are offering, it is still pretty full. For this edition, we've got Art Attack, a three-day gallery hop in the Northeast; the one-year anniversary of the Lowertown Art Crawl in St. Paul; music and dance parties, including Jonathan Ackerman's Hotel at the Kitty Cat Klub; and more. Come check out our list.  [jump] FRIDAY:

Lowertown First Fridays

(Lowertown, St. Paul)

Tonight marks the one-year anniversary of this popular, monthly art crawl in Lowertown St. Paul. Come on down and check out open studios in multiple buildings, and be sure to stop by the Black Dog Café, where they will be celebrating the end of the grueling construction right outside their doors. For more info visit 6-9 p.m.

The Dropsteppers, Panel of Experts

(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)


Reggae. Also with DJ Arron Porter. 10 p.m.


(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.378.8888,

At this group show, artists living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder create pieces exploring their frustrations, fixations, and triumphs. The opening reception is from 7 to 10 p.m.


(Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.331.9800)

Jonathan Ackerman spins tunes that will drive you to drink and dance.

Art Attack 2010

(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.363.5612,

This open studio celebration features over 200 artists, as well as performances, music, and other special events. 5-10 p.m. Friday; 12-8 p.m. Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sunday.

KFAI's Freewheelin' Friday

(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; )

Featuring Black Audience and Doug Otto & Friends (below). 21+. 9 p.m.




Still: New Paintings by Scott West

(Tarnish&Gold Gallery, 1511 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis,

We're super-excited about this solo show featuring Cloud Cult painter Scott West. While the artist typically creates work within the length of a music set, this current show features pieces created in his studio, not onstage. The opening party from 6 to 10 p.m. features music from the Wapsipicon. Stop by next week for a screening of the Cloud Cult documentary No One Said It Would be Easy on 6 p.m. Thursday, November 11.

Free First Saturday: Imaginaton and Innovation

(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.375.7600,

The November installment of this fun family day features a sing-along concert with Elizabeth Mitchell, her husband Daniel Littleton, and their daughter Storey. Tours, film screenings, and other activities will also be happening. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Damian Francis Wager

(Apple Store, 3018 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 952.229.1460)


We know what you are thinking: Why the hell should we go to an event at a Mac store? Well, this one should be pretty cool. Grab a happy hour beer at a nearby bar then stop over for this art show featuring work by local artist Damian Francis Wagner. On the first floor experimental film DOM will be playing, on the second floor you can listen to soundscape Earth. Hop on on over to Nick & Eddie later for the afterparty featuring IS/IS and Zoo Animal. 6-7 p.m.

Artists' Health Fair

(People's Center Health Services, 425 20th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 651.292.4381)

Attention all artists without health care: Stop by Saturday for screenings; flu shots; reduced-cost medical exams; sample yoga sessions; and information from representatives of health insurance, nutrition, fitness, low-cost clinics, and alternative care. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Local-to-Global Jewelry Artist Mart

(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.375.7600,

Looking for something special for someone special? Check out this shopping event featuring designs from artists local, national, and global. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Framed, Spent .50s, Siouxicide Saints, Hitchcock Blonde


(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Electro-pop, punk, rock. 10 p.m.

Jack Brass Band

(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

Jazz, funk. 10 p.m.



Saint Martin's Day Celebration


(Rice Park, 109 W. 4th St., St. Paul)

Come to Rice Park for a celebration of German traditions and treats. 4 p.m.

Taste of México

(Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612.872.4041,

Not that into German traditions? How about Mexican? Here you'll find free appetizers, performances, and other family-friendly entertainment. 2-5 p.m.

Eileen Myles

(Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.215.2600,

The author celebrates the publication of Inferno (a poet's novel). 7 p.m.



(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

Come for the pub trivia, stay for the music. 8 p.m.