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Craftstravaganza, "Kitsch," SooVAC: Freeloader Friday

Craftstravaganza, "Kitsch," SooVAC: Freeloader Friday
L-R: Lori Esposito at SooVAC, Soup Hunter at Crafstravaganza, Jil Evans for "Flood"
This edition of Freeloader Friday features plenty of last-minute ideas for Mother's Day, a fun bike ride, daylong music shows, and a surprising number of rock shows on Sunday.

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

FRIDAY:

Dances Through Glass
(Mpls Photo Center, 2400 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-643-3511, www.mplsphotocenter.com)

Abstract photography by Polly Norman. 7-10 p.m.

Also at Mpls Photo Center:

Home: Where We Live

Group photography show.

The May North, Brady Perl
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Craftstravaganza, "Kitsch," SooVAC: Freeloader Friday

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

Ceramics by Marion Angelica and paintings by Sandy Baines. 6-9 p.m.

Couture Cavern
(Cliche, 2403 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-870-0420, www.clichempls.com)

Website launch celebration. With artwork by Daniel Jaffe. 7 p.m.

Ambassador Gun, Tiger Blue, Mordwolf
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

Matthew Fox; St. Dominic's Trio
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 and 9 p.m.

Relationships are a Living Thing
(The Ledge Gallery, 1916 3rd Avenue S., Minneapolis, www.theledgempls.com)

Watercolor arrangements from Jenny Ramstad. Artist talk at 6:30 p.m. with a reception from 7-9 p.m.

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

8 p.m.

The Silver City Millers
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

With Mike in the Wilderness, Andy J, Bre Lewis Band, Fairfax, AK. All ages. 8 p.m.

Craftstravaganza, "Kitsch," SooVAC: Freeloader Friday
Richard Merchan

Richard Merchan: Lounge
(Griffin Gallery, 5222 W. 78th St., Edina, 952-844-9884, www.griffingalleryfineart.com)

Paintings of sofa-reclining figures. 6-9 p.m.

Retox, Seawhores, Gay Witch Abortion, Blackthorne
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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

6:30 p.m.

I'm Not Your Indian Anymore
(All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-872-4700, www.nacdi.org)

Exhibit depicting the American Indian Movement's (AIM's) history. 6 p.m.

Craftstravaganza, "Kitsch," SooVAC: Freeloader Friday

Moment/Momentum
(Gallery 122 At Hang It, 122 8th St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-874-7222)

Work by Ellie Kingsbury and Eleanor McGough. 7-9 p.m.


Kaleidoscope
(Katherine E. Nash Gallery, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-624-6518, nash.umn.edu)

Group show of 35 senior students. Artists' reception 5:30-9 p.m.

Still Life: Poetries of Abstraction
(Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis, 612-377-7800, www.grovelandgallery.com)

Paintings by Joseph Byrne. 5-8 p.m.

Also, in the Annex @ Groveland Gallery:

Carolyn Brunelle: Imagine the Tree

Paintings. 5-8 p.m.

Craftstravaganza, "Kitsch," SooVAC: Freeloader Friday
Joseph Byrne, Composition 8, Carolyn Brunelle, A Gentle Slope

 

Craftstravaganza, "Kitsch," SooVAC: Freeloader Friday
Soup Hunter at Craftstravaganza

SATURDAY:

Craftstravaganza 2013
(Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave., St. Paul, 651-288-4400)

With screenprinted posters, T-shirts, stickers, clothing, bags, soaps, jewelry, toys, pet accessories, and more.

Craftstravaganza, "Kitsch," SooVAC: Freeloader Friday
Shawn McNulty

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

Works of mass appeal from gallery artists. 7-10 p.m.

The Others, King Moon Racer (EP-release), the Great Went, Twice
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m. 

Miss Becky; The Sterling Roots
(Ginkgo Coffeehouse: 721 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-645-2647)

7 p.m., 9 p.m. 

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

8 p.m.

Craftstravaganza, "Kitsch," SooVAC: Freeloader Friday
Lori Esposito, Nesting Season

Everything is Entrance
(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263, www.soovac.org)

New work by Lori Esposito examines every day happenings and gestures through trippy, meditative works. 6-9 p.m.

Also at SooVAC:

Convolution

Wil Natzel creates a site-specific installation. 6-9 p.m.

Gypsy Nouveau Cabaret & Burlesque
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

With Mustache Jim & the Straight Razors, Thin Skin. 10 p.m.

Giant Dog, Mystery Date, Lutheran Heat
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

John Diers

(Union Depot, 214 E. 4th St., St. Paul)

The author discusses St. Paul Union Depot. 3 p.m.


 Flood
(Form + Content Gallery, 210 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-436-1151, www.formandcontent.org)

Abstract painting collages by Jil Evans. Closing reception and a reading by Mara Naselli 6-8 p.m.

Free Second Saturdays
(Bakken Library and Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-926-3878, www.thebakken.org)

With special activities and happenings. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Shepherd's Harvest Festival
(Washington County Fairgrounds, Cty Road 15 & State Highway 5, Lake Elmo)

With a hands-on exploration of sheep breeds, classes in textile arts, shopping. More info at shepherdsharvestfestival.org. Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ty Otis; Tim Cheesebrow; Shaun Daniel
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m,

[Insert Title Here]
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.org)

Group show invites viewers to create their own titles for the art on display. There will be an artists' discussion at 1 p.m.

Fight like a Mother!
(Color Wheel Gallery, 319 W. 46th St., Minneapolis, 612-823-5693)

Featuring art, spoken word, poetry, food, items for sale. 2-8 p.m.

Tanner Taylor & Dave Karr
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

6:30 p.m.

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

10:30 p.m.

 

SUNDAY:

Girls Got Rhythm Wrap Party

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

With the Pinsch, Ana Lucia. 11 p.m.  

Miami Dolphins, Wei Zhongle, Transitional Species
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Saint Paul Civic Symphony Mother's Day Concert
(Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul, 651-292-3293, www.landmarkcenter.org)

1 p.m.

The Turnups, the Lazy Kids, Danger Ronnie & the Spins
(Cause Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-6000, www.spiritsandsound.com)

9 p.m.

North Country Bandits
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

7 p.m.




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