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Bacon Fest, beer, Hotpants East: Freeloader Friday

Bacon Fest, beer, Hotpants East: Freeloader Friday
L-R: Lift Bridge throws a b-day bash, John Bruggeman creates imaginary landscapes, and Altered Esthetics explores fables
It's crunch time for enjoying summer, as we only have a precious few weekends left. Thankfully, there's an insane amount of free stuff to this weekend, including parties celebrating bacon and beer, gallery shows honoring local artists, and dance parties to get your weekend bumping.

Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

Bacon Fest, beer, Hotpants East: Freeloader Friday
Kiri Ostergaard Leonard, Red Riding Hood

FRIDAY:

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

Group show explores tall tales, legends, and more. 7-10 p.m.

Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

Javier & the Innocent Sons, Cooker John
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m.

Bacon Fest, beer, Hotpants East: Freeloader Friday
Heidi Swanson, Taste of Thailand

City Seen
(Urban Village SalonSpa, 134 Western Avenue N., Saint Paul, 651-330-8404)

Photography by Heidi Swanson. 6-8 p.m.

Strait A's, Rad Payoff, Meat Wave, the Rafters
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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

With Jonathan Ackerman.

The Histronic, Mike Moilanen, Four Feet
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

DKO
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

Sons of Soul

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

9 p.m.

Bacon Fest, beer, Hotpants East: Freeloader Friday
Dan Bruggeman, Park Hill and Overlook

Dan Bruggeman
(Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis, 612-377-7800, www.grovelandgallery.com)

Fictional landscapes. 5-8 p.m.

Wam-O-Rama
(Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum: 333 E. River Road, Minneapolis, 612-625-9494)

With Charlie Van Stee, William Within, Beasthead. 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Sougwen Chung: Chiaro/Oscuro
(Public Functionary, 1400 12th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, 612-978-5566, www.publicfunctionary.org)

This show features 30+ works of traditional drawing technique, digital reproduction, video animation, and projection mapping. The gallery will host special activities each weekend on Friday evenings from 8 p.m. to midnight through Sept. 27. Read more about the exhibition here

Concrete & Grass Lowertown Music Festival
(Mears Park, 221 E. 5th St., St. Paul)

With Lucy Michelle, Marimba Africa, Alison Scott on  Fri.; Halloween Alaska, the Sphericals, MN Opera, and more on Sat. Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. 4-10 p.m.

Bacon Fest, beer, Hotpants East: Freeloader Friday
Tom Maakestad, Hill Top Farm

Tom Maakestad
(Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis, 612-377-7800, www.grovelandgallery.com)

Landscape paintings. 5-8 p.m.

Taste of Greece

(St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-825-9595)

With wine tastings, food, live music, coffee crawl, 5K run, art, dance, more. More info at www.mplsgreekfest.org. Fri.-Sat. 12-10 p.m.; Sun. 12-6 p.m.

First Friday Films: MN Original
(MMAA Project Space, 334 N. Robert St., Saint Paul, www.mmaa.org)

Screening of the popular TPT program features artists Harriet Bart, Anthony Caponi, Frank Gaard, Mary Griep, and Warren MacKenzie. 6:30 p.m.

Goodbye Kaunas
(Nina's Coffee Cafe, 165 N. Western Ave., St. Paul, 651-292-9816)

Works by Peter and Solvei Stohl. 7-9 p.m.

Just Curious: MCAD Faculty Exhibition
(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700, www.mcad.edu)

Public reception 6-8 p.m.

 

Bacon Fest, beer, Hotpants East: Freeloader Friday
Emily Bennett Beck, A Real Sweetie

SATURDAY:

Tiara Non Grata
(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263, www.soovac.org)

New work by Emily Bennett Beck and Erin Goedtel. 6-9 p.m.

Also at Soo Visual Arts Center:

Provisional Congruencies: New work by Robert Kolomyski

Powderhorn PorchFest
(3300 17th Avenue S., Minneapolis)

With Sister Species, Petticoat Rustlers, Bomba de Luz, Gallupstar, Hoofbeats, more. 4-9:30 p.m.

We Became Actors
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Can Do Woofaroo
(Can Do Canines, 9440 Science Center Dr, Minneapolis, 763-331-3000)

With pet seminars, music from the Seldom Herd Band and 6:4devotion, puppets from In the Heart of the Beast Theater, food, games for people and pets, vendor exhibit booths, a fundraising walk. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bacon Fest, beer, Hotpants East: Freeloader Friday
Laura Stack, Anomaly #7 Detail #1

Oddities and Curiosities
(Rosalux Gallery, 1400 Van Buren St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-747-3942, www.rosaluxgallery.com)

Work by Laura Stack and Amy Toscani. 6:30-10:30 p.m.

NuProject Photo Exhibit
(The Smitten Kitten, 3010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6088, www.smittenkittenonline.com)

Signing and Q&A with author/photographer/project leader Matt Blum. 9 p.m. Red more about this cool project here. [NSFW]

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

With sample classes, children's games, historic building tours, more. 12-3 p.m.  

Bacon Fest, beer, Hotpants East: Freeloader Friday
Eleventh Wonder, The Lookout Team

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

A solo Exibition by street artist Eleventh Wonder. 7-10 p.m.

Lift Bridge Brewery Five-Year Anniversary: Pickin' and Grinnin'
(Lift Bridge Brewing Company, 1900 Tower Drive W., Stillwater, 888-430-BEER, www.liftbridgebrewery.com)

Featuring hops picking, live music, beer, tours, food trucks, more. 12-10 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

Pistol Whippin' Party Penguins, Awkward Sorrows, Nikki & the Ruemates
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

5 p.m.

Bacon Fest, beer, Hotpants East: Freeloader Friday
ROLU

The Third Minnesota Biennial Exhibition
(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176, www.soapfactory.org)

7-11 p.m.

Sundowners (record-release), Arms Aloft, the Right Here
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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

10 p.m.  

Bacon Fest, beer, Hotpants East: Freeloader Friday
Mobius Bark

Remnants and Curiosities of the Natural World
(Instinct Art Gallery, 940 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-240-2317)

Group show and multimedia exhibition. 6-8 p.m.

James Wallace
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

Bad Lucky

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

9 p.m.

MacPhail's Kidstock
(MacPhail Center for Music, 501 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-321-0100)

With the Bazillions. 9 a.m.-noon.

Bacon Fest, beer, Hotpants East: Freeloader Friday
Operatic Stance

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

New works by Hannah Albert and Rachel Rolseth. 7-10:30 p.m.

Twin Cities Pagan Pride
(Minnehaha Park and Falls, 4801 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 612-230-6400, www.minneapolisparks.org)

With music, rituals, vendors, and more. Food donations accepted. More info at www.tcpaganpride.org. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Bacon Fest, beer, Hotpants East: Freeloader Friday
John Largaespada, Study of a Young Woman

Kate Van Cleve, John Largaespada
(Gallery 13, 811 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis, 651-592-5503, www.gallery13.com)

Contemporary expressionist paintings, digitally composed photography. 7-10 p.m.

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

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

Watch for Curves
(The Frameworks, 2202 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, 651-698-3372)

Work from Minneapolis Drawing Workshop and Twin Cities Sculpture Coop. 7-9 p.m.

Bacon Fest, beer, Hotpants East: Freeloader Friday
Lynn A. Gray

Two Prospective Retrospectives
(Katherine E. Nash Gallery, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-624-6518)

Work by Lynn A. Gray and Wayne E. Potratz. 6-8 p.m.

Sans Souci Quartet, Evergreen Grass Band
(Nomad World Pub: 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6424)

9 p.m.

The Smilin' Cowboys, Theft by Swindle, Velahsa, Well Trained Monkey, Matthew Inkala & the Hostages
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+. 8 p.m.

Doug Forbes
(Showroom, 612 West Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-345-7391)

5-8 p.m.

Bacon Fest, beer, Hotpants East: Freeloader Friday
Doug Forbes

 

SUNDAY:

Wayfinding Art Bikes

(St. Anthony Park, 2401 University Ave. W., St Paul)

Unveiling of a series of art bikes promoting alternative transportation. 3-5 p.m.

Art at Rice Creek 2013
(Banfill-Locke Center For the Arts, 6666 E. River Road, Fridley, 763-574-1850)

Featuring live music, theater, dance, local authors, and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Peace Life, Nikki & the Ruemates, Ben Cook-Feltz
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

8 p.m.

Arms Aloft, Sleepyhead, Hitchcock Blond, Deep Cuts
(Cause Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-6000)

9 p.m.

River Falls Bacon Bash
(100 E. Elm St., River Falls, 715-425-7433, www.riverfallsbaconbash.com)

With bacon-inspired dishes from local restaurants, local craft beers, pig-themed activities, live bluegrass music, a marketplace, amateur cook-off, a parade of pets, eating contests, more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Nokomis Block Party
(Oxendale's Market, 5025 S. 34th Ave., Minneapolis, 612-724-4474, www.oxendalesmarket.com)

With food, music, games, classic cars, local artists, vendors. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

9 p.m.


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