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Bike smut, hobbits, zines: Freeloader Friday

Bike smut, hobbits, zines: Freeloader Friday
Interact Center brings the fun with their Uniquinox Street Fest


There's a wide variety of weird, free happenings this weekend. Our list includes a party for Tolkien fanatics, a gathering celebrating local zines, and a clothing-optional bike ride that ends in a screening of sexy bike films. There's also festivals celebrating Lebanon, Italy, and bread. Oh, and if you're looking for something free to do on Saturday you're sure to find something here as the list is huge.


Bike smut, hobbits, zines: Freeloader Friday
Desert at Gallery 122 @Hang It

FRIDAY:

Emilie Hitch, Nikolas James Perez: View Like Memories
(Gallery 122 At Hang It, 122 8th St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-874-7222)

Photography taken and edited on iPhones using applications like Hipstamatic, Camera+, and Instagram. 7-10 p.m.

Wolfhoppers, Sans Aura, the Future Adjustments
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Talk of the Stacks: Michael Chabon
(Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 952-847-8107, www.mplib.org)

The Pulitzer Prize winning author discusses Telegraph Avenue. 7 p.m.

Bike smut, hobbits, zines: Freeloader Friday
Shawn McNulty, Salvation at NEMAA

NEMAA's 2012 Fall Fine Arts Show
(Solar Arts Building, 3rd Floor Gallery, 711 15th Ave. NE, Minneapolis)

6-9 p.m.

Dewi Sant, Yours Truly, Lift Bridge, Battle Napkin
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

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

6 p.m.

Timothy Sexton, Yohimnibart, Strange
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Bike smut, hobbits, zines: Freeloader Friday
Walk on Water, "Living Room"

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

Sculptural environments by Ann Klefstad. 7-10 p.m.

Festa Italiana
(Harriet Island, 200 Drive Justus Ohage Blvd., St. Paul)

Featuring live music, food, culture. Visit www.festaitalianamn.com for more info. Fri. 3-10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Anne G. Sabo
(The Smitten Kitten, 3010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6088, www.smittenkittenonline.com)

The author celebrates the launch of After Pornified: How Women Are Transforming Pornography & Why It Really Matters. 7 p.m.

Paul Rinaldi: Solo Exhibition
(Circa Gallery, 210 N. First St., Minneapolis, 612-332-2386, www.circagallery.org)

5-8 p.m.

E.J. Levy
(Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-4611, www.magersandquinn.com)

The author celebrates the publication of Love, in Theory. 7:30 p.m.

 

Bike smut, hobbits, zines: Freeloader Friday
Tina Blondell, Firetamer

SATURDAY:

The Elusive Americans
(Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Main St., Hopkins, 952-979-1100, www.hopkinsartscenter.com)

Oil paintings by Tina Blondell. 6-8 p.m.

Bike Smut VI: Turning TriXXX
(The Smitten Kitten, 3010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6088, www.smittenkittenonline.com)

Featuring a clothing optional ride to Bedlam Theater (2714 E. 27th St.), followed by a screening of sexy bike films at 10 p.m. More info at www.bikesmut.com. 8 p.m.

Hobbit Birthday Celebration
(Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St Paul, 651-225-8989, www.commongoodbooks.com)

With Tolkien editions and memorabilia, costumes, testimonials, trivia, singing, birthday cake with the Rivendell Group and the Minnesota Tolkien Society. 3 p.m. 

Touch of Lebanon Festival
(St. Maron's Catholic Church, 602 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-379-2758, www.stmaron.com)

Featuring Lebanese food and sweets, live music, folk dance, children's games, silent auction, raffle, more. Sat. 1-8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Twin Cities Zinefest
(Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Chat with zinemakers, learn how to create your own zine, or borrow a ukelele from the zine truck. For more info, visit zinefest.org. 12-6 p.m.

Worst. Movie. Ever. Series: The Deadly Mantis
(Hayden Heights Branch Library, 1456 White Bear Ave., St. Paul, 651-793-3934, www.stpaul.lib.mn.us)

1:30 p.m.

Rock the Block
(Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Main St., Hopkins, 952-979-1100, www.hopkinsartscenter.com)

Stages Theatre Company presents a bouncy house, DJ music, skate demos, concessions, cupcake decorating, face painting, and games. 12-4 p.m.

Bike smut, hobbits, zines: Freeloader Friday

Gigi Gaston, the Black Flower
(Supply Studio, 700 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-208-1630, www.supplystudio.com)

Music video, album covers, and fanzines by Josh Gosfield of the fictional artist. Artists' receptions noon to 5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

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

The author discusses Squeeze This: A Cultural History of the Accordion in America. 2 p.m.

Holiness and the Feminine Spirit
(Richfield United Methodist Church, 5835 Lyndale Ave., Minneapolis, 612-861-6086, www.richfieldumc.org)

Featuring art, dance, music, and spoken word. 6 p.m.

Regis Master: Jun Kaneko
(Northern Clay Center, 2424 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-339-8007, www.northernclaycenter.org)

5-7 p.m.

Also at Northern Clay Center

Bike smut, hobbits, zines: Freeloader Friday
David Tinjum, Mill City Times


Bread Festival
(Mill City Farmer's Market, 704 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580, www.millcityfarmersmarket.org)

Featuring educational events, baking demonstrations, competitions, more. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Break Anchor, Dead Ellington, Rocksteady Breakfast, In Defence, Rifle Diet
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.  

Repetitive Nature
Work by Kim Dickey, Cheryl Ann Thomas, Janet Williams. 5-7 p.m.

The Creation Station
(Iris Park, 1884 University Ave. W, St Paul)

Featuring various activity stations exploring mosaics, music, knitting, painting, drawing, performance, storytelling, beading, poetry, puppetry, and more. More info at www.irrigtearts.org. 12-4 p.m.

The West Seventh Iron Pour
(Schmidt Artist Lofts, 882 7th St W, St Paul)

With food trucks, live music. 6-9 p.m.

Bike smut, hobbits, zines: Freeloader Friday
Mary Lingen

Recent Work: Mary Lingen & George Farrah
(Douglas Flanders & Associates, 910 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-791-1285, www.facebook.com/FlandersArt)

Paintings. 6-9 p.m.

Make Hay
(David Petersen Gallery, 2018 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, www.davidpetersengallery.com)

Group show. 7-9 p.m.

The Dirt Road Ramblers
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Love Songs for Angry Men
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Chants & Seas, the Wives, 99ers
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

10 p.m.

Aurora Baer, the Stevens Family Band, Jeff Cerniak Triplet Equinox Party
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

5:30, 7, 9 p.m.

©reative Property
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.com)

Group show explores copyright and trademark as they relate to originality and creativity. Artists' discussion panel 1 p.m.

16th Annual Franconia Art & Artists Celebration

(Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer, 651-257-6668, www.franconia.org)

With artist-led tours, live music, dance, poetry, kids' activities, food, beer and wine. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fall Into Arts Open House

(ARTrageous Adventures Studio, 2121 W. 21st St., Minneapolis, 612-423-7554, www.artrageousadventures.com)

With art activities, face painting, cider and cookies, mural painting, more. 12-3 p.m.

Fall Raptor Release
(Carpenter St Croix Valley Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail, Hastings, 651-437-4359, www.carpenternaturecenter.org)

Featuring the release of rehabilitated birds of prey. With educational exhibits, children's activities, photo opportunities with the Raptor Center's education hawks, eagles, and owls. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bike smut, hobbits, zines: Freeloader Friday
Uniquinox

Uniquinox: A Street Festival of the Imagination
(Interact Center, 212 3rd Ave. N. Ste 140, Minneapolis, 612-339-5145, www.interactcenter.com)

With roving minstrels, balloon creations, caricature drawings, art cars, art projects, food trucks, a marketplace, spoken word and hip hop, puppetry, more. 1-4 p.m.

Bombay Street Food Festival
(Chinmaya Mission Twin Cities, 12575 County Road 43, Chaska, 952-920-2074)

6-8:30 p.m.

 

Bike smut, hobbits, zines: Freeloader Friday
Lustigs, Rimbaud

SUNDAY:

The Lustigs: A Cover Story, 1933-1961
(College Of Visual Arts, 344 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651-757-4080, www.cva.edu)

This show opened on with celebrations on Wednesday and Thursday, and runs through October 21.

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

3 p.m.

Enormous Beast, Nice Beaches, Space Cats
(Cause Spirits & Soundbar: 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-6000)

9 p.m.

Wild Cathedral
(Barbette: 1600 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-5710)

10 p.m.

Psychic Sunday
(Eye of Horus Metaphysical, 3012 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-872-1292, www.eyeofhorus.biz)

Featuring 15-minute readings from tarot card, psychic, palm, numerology, Theban runes, Faerie Oracle, and bone-casting experts. With Reiki healing and chair massage, aura photography. Noon. Admission is free, but readings and service cost varies.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week: In-Store Showcase
(You & Me, 2114 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612-823-8200, www.shopyouandme.com)

With local designers Tim + Thom, Katy Schmaty, Deborah Block, Emrys Stramer, Holy Hearing by Carly Schoen; live music; dressing room photo booth; trunk show; artists' reception. 4-8 p.m.

Fall 2012 Parade of Homes
(www.paradeofhomes.org)

Featuring 301 new homes and neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities. Visit newsroom.batconline.org for more info. Thursdays-Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through Sept. 30. It's free, but there is a $5 requested donations at Dream Homes locations.


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