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BNLX, dog costume contest, Center of the Margins Fest: Freeloader Friday

BNLX, dog costume contest, Center of the Margins Fest: Freeloader Friday
Polly Norman, "LINE DANCE" for the Gallery @ Fox Tax
Are you ready for the weekend? Although the weather might be cooling off, there's still plenty of hot things to do be it a free club show, an artist's opening reception, a theater festival, or a free Tai Chi workshop.

Come take a look at our list.

BNLX, dog costume contest, Center of the Margins Fest: Freeloader Friday
Ann Decoster, Roadside

FRIDAY:

Anne DeCoster: Continuing: Landscapes
(Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis, 612-377-7800, www.grovelandgallery.com)

5-8 p.m.

Also at Groveland:

Robert Dorlac: Nature paintings


Inukshuk Pass, Feng Shui Ninjas

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

7 p.m.

The Union Suits, Rachel & the Ranch Hand Resistance
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Animal Lover, Police Teeth, Big Box, Toxic Shrews
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

The Minnesota Book Awards' 25th Birthday Bash
(Metropolitan State University, 700 E. 7th St., St. Paul, 651-772-7600)

This evening celebration includes appetizers and desserts, a cash bar, and a program featuring winners and finalists Charles Baxter, Robert Bly, Lorna Landvik, Ed Bok Lee, Kao Kalia Yang. 7 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).

Fuck Knights

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

10 p.m.

Chris Bates & Bryan Nichols
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

7 p.m.

Mathis Grey, Electro35, Erica Bisbey
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

8 p.m.

Sense of Place in Artist Books
(Ralph Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-625-5000)

6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Morning Kings, the Big Adventure (CD-release), the Friendly Beers
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. 18+.  

Irish Brigade, Reverse Cowboy
(Kieran's Irish Pub: 601 N. 1st Ave., Minneapolis, 612-339-4499)

Also Sat. 9:30 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

Todd Harper & his Magic Piano, Brad Bellows & Dean Granros
(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

5:30 p.m., 8 p.m.  

2012 Minnesota Ski & Snowboard Expo
(Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, 952-883-8800, www.mallofamerica.com)

Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
 

BNLX, dog costume contest, Center of the Margins Fest: Freeloader Friday
Polly Norman

SATURDAY:

LINE DANCE:Glass Block Photography by Polly Norman
(The Gallery @ Fox Tax, 503 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-824-2829, www.foxtaxservice.com/gallery)

6-10 p.m.

Rhizosphere
(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

8 p.m.

Mill City Hot Club, Bog Doctors, State of Mind
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.

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

7 p.m.

Colors

BNLX, dog costume contest, Center of the Margins Fest: Freeloader Friday
"Colors"

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

Juried art show. Closing reception 7-10 p.m.

The May North (CD-release), Sans Souci Quartet
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

The Idle Hands, BNLX, Adelyn Rose, Youth At Large
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m. 

Center of the Margins Festival
(Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-0937, www.mixedblood.com)

A mini-festival of work about disabilities, including Ken LaZebnik's Theory of Mind and readings of four plays in progress. Starting Oct. 20, Saturdays, Sundays, 1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28. Free, first come first served ($15 online reservations).

SideWalk Poetry Open House
(Rondo Community Outreach Library, 461 N. Dale St., St. Paul, 651-266-7400, www.stpaul.lib.mn.us/locations/rondo.html)

Featuring poetry contest winners, a poetry walk, music, and refreshments. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Moustache Jim & the Straight Razors, Gabe Barnett & the Big House Rounders
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

BNLX, dog costume contest, Center of the Margins Fest: Freeloader Friday
Chelsea LaPorta, Curved Chair

What's Your Function?
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.com)

Group show examines the beauty that exists in wearable and usable creations. There will be an artists' discussion panel at 1 p.m.

Kiva's 7th Birthday
(The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-2674, www.thecedar.org)

With Matt Yetter. 7 p.m.

Home Improvement & Design Expo
(Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-335-6000, www.minneapolisconventioncenter.com)

Visit www.MediaMaxEvents.com for more info. Entrance is free with foodshelf donation (it's $6 otherwise). Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Eden Prairie Lioness 2012 Art & Craft Fair
(Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, 952-926-1884, www.gracechurch-mn.org)

Juried show features nearly 100 artists and crafters from the Twin Cities metro area. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Poverty Hash, Misha Siegfried
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m.

Tears of the Compound Eye: New work from Kevin Beaudin

(Chowgirls Killer Catering, 1224 2nd St. N.E., Minneapolis, 612-203-0786, www.chowgirls.net)

7-11 p.m.

BNLX, dog costume contest, Center of the Margins Fest: Freeloader Friday
Kevin Baudin, Away! Away! Away!

 

BNLX, dog costume contest, Center of the Margins Fest: Freeloader Friday

SUNDAY:

I am doing the best I can
(White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, 328 Maple St., White Bear Lake, 651-426-2369, www.whitebearunitarian.org)

Two- and three-dimensional works by environment artist Alis Olsen and mixed-media artist Laurie Kigner. 4-6 p.m.

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

3 p.m.

Bad September
(St. Paul Central Library: 90 W. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-266-7000)

2 p.m.

Jean George, Tim Ward Project
(Fine Line Music Cafe: 318 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-8100)

7 p.m.

An Introduction to Tai Chi for Health
(Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-215-2600, www.openbookmn.org)

Free Tai Chi workshop. 11:30 a.m.

Doggie Costume Contest
(Galaxy Drive-In, 3712 Quebec Ave. S., St. Louis Park, 952-277-7777, www.galaxy-drivein.com)

Free doggie treats and doggie ice cream cones (hot chocolate for humans). 12-6 p.m.

Bootstrap Family Band, Pocahontas County
(Hymie's Vintage Records: 3820 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-729-8890)

3 p.m.


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