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Art crawls, Hotpants East, beer parties: Freeloader Friday

Art crawls, Hotpants East, beer parties: Freeloader Friday
L-R: Photo by Jerome artist Amanda Hankerson, painting by Dan Buettner, work by Spencer Corbett
This weekend, fall art crawls and Oktoberfest parties are in full swing. There's also plenty of things happening at farmers' markets, dance halls, and outdoors. Oh, and don't forget that Saturday is Star Wars Reads Day. Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

Art crawls, Hotpants East, beer parties: Freeloader Friday

FRIDAY:

Saint Paul Art Crawl
(St. Paul neighborhoods)

Featuring open studios, gallery shows, performances, food trucks, and more. More info at www.artcrawl.org. Fri. 6-10 p.m.; Sat. 12-8 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

Hotpants East
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

10 p.m.

Art crawls, Hotpants East, beer parties: Freeloader Friday
Spencer Corbett, Better Go Glow

Spencer Corbett
(Gallery 13, 811 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis, 651-592-5503, www.gallery13.com)

New paintings and drawings. 7-10 p.m.

Also at Gallery 13:

Society of Minnesota Sculptors: Annual Member Exhibition

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

With Jonathan Ackerman.

Oktoberfest  
(Mario's Keller Bar: 2300 NE University Ave., Minneapolis, 612-781-3860)

With Bill Koncar, the Scott Bixby Band, the Joey Johnson Band, the Squires, the John Kujda Band, more. 6-10 p.m. Also Saturday.

Art crawls, Hotpants East, beer parties: Freeloader Friday

Alex Kuno: The Children's Crusade
(Various locations)

Sculptures. Artwork is on display at the MMAA Project Space, Bedlam Theater, 262 Studios, Tilsner Art Lofts. Fri. 6-10 p.m.; Sat. 12-9 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

Hellen Keller, Last Runner Up, Strella Corazon, Color Theory Project, Former Forest
(The Depot Coffee House: 9451 Excelsior Blvd., Hopkins, 952-938-2204)

5 p.m.

Crazy Chester, Fuzzy Machete, Space Cats, Stueber
(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

9 p.m.

Art crawls, Hotpants East, beer parties: Freeloader Friday
Image by Emily Utne

Inside an Explorer's Mind: Survival, Innovation, and Design A Will Steger Exhibition
(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700, www.mcad.edu)

Closing reception 6-8 p.m. Read more about Steger here.

Man Versus Wolf
(Artist Mercantile, 24 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-222-0053, www.artistmerc.com)

Paintings by Jessie Schreier. 6-9 p.m.

Art crawls, Hotpants East, beer parties: Freeloader Friday
Kara Hendershot, Still

Estrangement: Behind-the-Scenes
(Northern Warehouse, 308 E. Prince St., Saint Paul, 651-368-2047)

New works by Kara Hendershot. Through Sunday

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Health & Fitness Expo
(Saint Paul Rivercentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, 651-265-4800, www.rivercentre.org)

Fri. 12-8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Anna George Meek, Becca Barniskis

(The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S Ste 200, Minneapolis, 612-215-2575, www.loft.org)

Double-release poetry party celebrates Engraved and Mimi and Xavier Star in a Museum that Fits Entirely in One's Pocket with live music, visual art, food and drink. 7 p.m.

Art crawls, Hotpants East, beer parties: Freeloader Friday
Gregory Graham

Anywhere I Wander
(Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, 952-563-8587, www.bloomingtonartcenter.com)

Paintings by Gregory Graham. 6-8 p.m.

Also at Bloomington Center for the Arts:

Bloomington Mapworks III

Closing reception 6-8 p.m.

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

With Mother Banjo, Katie Dahl, more. 10 p.m.

Knock On Wood
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.org)

Artists channel myth, folklore, and personal experience to explores omens, superstitions, and curses. 7-10 p.m.

The Knockmedowns, the Plotlines, Disaster Bird
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m. 

John Mark Nelson, Hippo Campus, Hunter & Colleen
(Whole Music Club: 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-625-2272)

9:30 p.m.

2012/13 Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition
(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700, www.mcad.edu)

6-8 p.m.

Art crawls, Hotpants East, beer parties: Freeloader Friday
Susannah Bielak, Burden of Royalty (video still)

 

Art crawls, Hotpants East, beer parties: Freeloader Friday

SATURDAY:

Things You Hate to Love
(The Gallery @ Fox Tax, 503 1st Avenue NE, Minneapolis, 612-824-2829, www.foxtaxservice.com/gallery/)

Paintings by Dan Buettner. 6-9 p.m.

The Goondas, Calliope, Some Pulp
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Star Wars Reads Day
(Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2100 Snelling Ave. N., Roseville, 651-639-9256)

With authors Troy Denning and Daniel Wallace, the 501st Legion Central Garrison, book discussions, activities, and photo opportunities. 3 p.m.

Taste of Northeast

(Northeast Farmers' Market, St. Boniface Church parking lot (corner of University Ave. and 7th Ave.), Minneapolis, 763-788-0975)

With food from Psycho Suzi's, Modern Cafe, Chowgirls Killer Catering, and Brasa; demonstrations; Radio K; more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Scott County Art Crawl
(Scott County Public Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave., Prior Lake, 952-447-3375, www.lib.mn.us)

Juried art crawl weaves through urban and rural areas. More info at www.scottcountyartcrawl.org. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

612Brew Oktoberfest
(612 Brew: 945 Broadway Street NE, Minneapolis, 612-217-0437)

With Meme, Fort Wilson Riot, Nathan Miller, Dustin Hatzenbuhler, Picasso Baby. 12--7 p.m.

Vinyl Recliner First Saturdays
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

9 p.m.

Crazy Chester, Fuzzy Machete, Space Cats, Stueber
(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

9 p.m.

Free First Saturdays
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600, www.walkerart.org)

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

The Ericksons, Dana Thompson, Molly Maher
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

5 p.m.

Morningside Blues Band
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m. 

Wild Ride Mountain Bike Fest
(Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan, 651-554-6530)

With bike demos, local bike shops, tune-ups, clinics, group rides, food trucks, more. More info at www.dakotacounty.us/parks. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fall Festival
(St. Peter's Church O'Reilley Hall, 2600 N. Margaret St., Maplewood, 651-777-8304, www.churchofstpeternsp.org)

Featuring a pig roast, live band, bingo, beer Sat.; roasted chicken, steak, pizza, and more SUn.; both days have a bake sale, boutique, silent auction, cake walk, games. Sat. 5-9:30 p.m.; Sun. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Great Neighbors Duck Race
(901 Southview Blvd., South St. Paul)

Rubber ducks race down a ramp on Southview Boulevard. More info at www.neighborsnews.org. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free; $5 per duck.

Halloween Craft & Gift Show
(Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, 651-675-5550, www.eagancommunitycenter.com)

More info at www.TwinCitiesCraftShows.com. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Edina Bridal Open House
(50th & France, 3925 50th St. W., Edina, 952-922-1524)

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Art crawls, Hotpants East, beer parties: Freeloader Friday
Andy Warhol

SUNDAY:

WAM@20: CHOICE
(Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, 333 E. River Road, Minneapolis, 612-625-9494, www.wam.umn.edu)

Show highlights works chosen by nontraditional criteria.

Iron Bartender Minneapolis: Week One Semifinals
(Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave.,
Minneapolis)

21+. 8 p.m.

Twin Cities Yiddish Fest: Enormous Changes at the Last Minute: New Adventures in Yiddish Culture
(Sabes Jewish Community Center, 4330 Cedar Lake Road S., St Louis Park, 952-381-3400, www.sabesjcc.org)

Aaron Lansky, founder and president of the Yiddish Book Center, discusses. 7 p.m.

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

3 p.m.

Coleman Lindberg (CD-release), Desdamona, Brian Laidlaw, Radford Bishop, Jamie Monroe
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

7 p.m.

3rd Annual Boarfest
(Butcher & the Boar: 1121 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-238-8888)

With music by Jack Brass Band, Luke Warm & the Cool Hands, Davina and the Vagabonds, Drew Peterson & the Dead Pigeons, Solid Gold; specialty drinks and menu items. 12--10 p.m.  

The Potters House
(The Depot Coffee House: 9451 Excelsior Blvd., Hopkins, 952-938-2204)

6:15 p.m.

Battle of the Bands
(Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Uptown: 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-9900)

With Code Sweat, Gilman's Crossing, Ampherium, Tampa Spatz. 4:30 p.m.



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