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Art Attack, Lutefisk Sushi, political posters: Freeloader Friday

Art Attack, Lutefisk Sushi, political posters: Freeloader Friday
Dan Murphy, Lutefisk Sushi Volume E
There's plenty of free stuff to do this weekend. Art lovers can check out two huge open-studio events in northeast Minneapolis, Cache and Art Attack. Or head over to Altered Esthetics to celebrate the publication of Lutefisk Sushi Volume E, a collection of comic art from local talents. There's also Day of the Dead gatherings, CD- and tape-release parties, political poster art to get you in the mood for voting this Tuesday, and more.

Not free, but also happening this weekend:
Late Nite Series: Non English Speaking Spoken Here returns this weekend
Twin Cities Sneaker.Art Xchange hosts local artists, sneakers
'¡Viva la Soul Power!' bridges eating, community, and theater
The dawn of electricity (and liberation?) central to 'In the Next Room'
MST3K's Joel Hodgson at Pepito's

Art Attack, Lutefisk Sushi, political posters: Freeloader Friday
Photo by Dan Marshall

FRIDAY:

Art Attack 2012
(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-363-5612, www.northrupkingbuilding.com)

Featuring over 200 artists, open studios, hands-on activities, more. Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. 12-8 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

Breakfast Anytime, MunQs
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

National Bird, Walker Fields, Trampoline, Pocket Genius
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Cache at Casket Arts
(Casket Arts Community, 681 17th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-788-5551)

Featuring over 150 resident and guest artists, working art studios, hands-on demonstrations and tutorials, films, live music. Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. 12-8 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

Next to Normal
(Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-0937, www.mixedblood.com)

The 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winner about a woman's struggles with mental illness. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Through Nov. 11. Tickets are free on a first come first served (or reserve online for $15).

Freewheelin' First Friday
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Ian Thomas Alexy (CD-release). 10 p.m.

Rhythm Engine
(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

 9 p.m.

Art Attack, Lutefisk Sushi, political posters: Freeloader Friday
Caitlin Skaalrud, Lutefisk Sushi

Lutefisk Sushi Volume E
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.com)

Exhibition features the publication of the fifth limited-edition collection of mini-comics by Minnesota cartoonists. 7-10 p.m.

Hotel
(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

With Jonathan Ackerman.

Bruder (CD-release), MYOTIS (cassette-release), Young & Tender
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

William Within, Shaun Daniel & Tim Cheesebrow
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m.

Water~Stone Review
(Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul, 651-523-2800, www.hamline.edu)

Minnesota writers celebrate the release with a public reading and reception. At the Carl Young Anderson and Dennis J. Anderson Center. 7 p.m.

Drive-by Shooting
(Icebox Quality Framing And Gallery, 1500 Jackson St. NE #443, Minneapolis, 612-788-1790, www.iceboxminnesota.com)

Photography by Sid Kaplan taken from the window of a moving car.

Stoned Acoustic
(Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment: 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-3908)

9 p.m.

James Buckley & Patrick Harison
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

7 p.m.

Firebell
(Cafe Maude at Loring: 1612 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, 612-767-9080)

9 p.m.

looking behind the curtain
(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-363-5612, www.northrupkingbuilding.com)

New works by Minneapolis artists Judy Westergard and Darrell Hagan. During Art Attack Hours.

Lowertown First Fridays
(Lowertown, 5th St. E. & Sibley St., St Paul)

Monthly event features open studios and galleries, food and drink specials, performances, music, more. For more info visit lowertownfirstfridays.org. 6-9 p.m.

TalkingImageConnection Reading: Why We Do This
(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176, www.soapfactory.org)

Authors and spoken-word artists respond to Andy DuCett's current show at the gallery. 8 p.m.

 

Art Attack, Lutefisk Sushi, political posters: Freeloader Friday
Zeichen Press

SATURDAY:

Zeichen Press: Letterpress
(Foiled Again, 2807 Johnson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-781-5150, www.foiledagainsalon.com)

7-9 p.m.

Dobe O Rama
(Twin Cities Obedience Training Club, 2101 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, 612-245-0543, www.dobermanrescueminnesota.com)

With food, photographers, vendors (including dog trainers, behaviorists, and communicators), raffles, a silent auction, games. Well behaved Dobermans welcome in the off-leash play area. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Chiefs of the North, Capitol Sons, Mighty Others, Castor Coal
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

Art Attack, Lutefisk Sushi, political posters: Freeloader Friday
"Poster Offensive"

Poster Offensive 6
(Big Table Studio, 375 Wabasha St. N., St Paul, 651-222-6428, www.bigtablestudio.com)

Political poster art. 7 p.m.

Motel California
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

MondOmega, I Hate Sports, Colder in Moscow
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Them That Dare, Olde Town Ghosts, the Hitchcock Blonde
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.  

Art Attack, Lutefisk Sushi, political posters: Freeloader Friday
Erin Smith

Jewelry Artist Mart
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600, www.walkerart.org)

Featuring designs by over 20 artists from around the region and the country. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Also at the Walker:

Free First Saturdays

Featuring special activities for families themed with the current exhibits. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  

Phil Aaron, Graydon Peterson
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

7 p.m.

Imaginarium
(Gamut Gallery, 1006 Marquette Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612-701-8272, www.gamutgallerympls.com)

Paintings and items by Kate Renee and Brett Early. 7-10 p.m.

The Studio Tenants' Show

(Stevens Square Center for the Arts, 1905 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-879-0200, www.stevensarts.org)

7-10:30 p.m.

Tibet Torch Relay
(Hennepin County Government Center, 300 S. 6th St., Minneapolis, 612-348-5130)

More info at www.rtycminnesota.org. 12:30 p.m.

Fair Trade Sale
(Faithful Shepherd Catholic School, 3355 Columbia Drive, Eagan, 651-406-4747, www.fscsmn.org)

Handcrafts and food items made by economically disadvantaged artisans and farmers. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bud's Brass
(Cafe Maude at Loring: 1612 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, 612-767-9080)

9 p.m.

Jeff Ray & the Stakes, Lingua Luna

(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

6 p.m.


Lowertown Art Show & Celebration
(AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-255-6624, www.theazgallery.org)

Artists' reception and awards 6-10 p.m. with music by Bernie King & the Guilty Pleasures.

The Other Brothers
(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

9 p.m.

Dia De Los Muertos
(Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-872-4041, www.midtownglobalmarket.com)

Featuring a ceremony with cooking contests/demonstrations, historical readings, music, dancing, and a costume contest 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Aware?
(Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave., Minneapolis, 612-587-0230, www.homewoodstudios.com)

Group show. 6-9 p.m.

Really Really Free Market
(Minnehaha Free Space, 3747 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.802.2423)

Bring things you don't want and take home something you'd like. More info at minnehahafreespace.org. 2-4 p.m.

Freeland Tanner: Out of the Woods
(The Grand Hand Gallery, 619 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-312-1122, www.thegrandhand.com)

6-8 p.m.

Read Local! Seward Writer's Collective
(Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-728-5745, www.vineartscenter.com)

Featuring authors Bob Haddow, Brian Garrity, and Michael Stoesz. 12-3 p.m.

Home Improvement & Design Expo
(Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, 763-494-6514)

For more info visit www.mediamaxevents.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $6; free with food shelf donation.

 

Art Attack, Lutefisk Sushi, political posters: Freeloader Friday
Tipsy Pixels 3

SUNDAY:

Tipsy Pixels
(Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-333-7399, www.triplerocksocialclub.com)

With Super Smash Bros., gaming stations. 7 p.m. Free, but it's $5 if you want to  compete.

Gumsmackers, Dead Guys, Porch Knights
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

James Buckley
(Barbette: 1600 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-5710)

10 p.m.

Charming Expo
(VFW Red Barn. Sun., Nov. 4, 12-5 p.m., free. VFW Red Barn, 9260 E. Point Douglas Rd, Cottage Grove, 651-459-9940, www.vfwredbarn.com)

With Santa Claus, a fish pond, DJ music, holiday bake sale, crafts, food specials, and vendors. Visit www.charmingkeepsakesinc.com for more info.

Saint Martin's Day Celebration
(Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul, 651-292-3293, www.landmarkcenter.org)

With paper lantern making, festive German music, parade, performances, cider, German treats. 4-6 p.m.

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

(Color Wheel Gallery, 319 W. 46th St., Minneapolis, 612-823-5693)

With local art, treats, and Mexican folk-art themed art making. 2-6 p.m.



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