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Cult Status Gallery, SXSW send-offs, HE-Fest: Freeloader Friday

Cult Status Gallery, SXSW send-offs, HE-Fest: Freeloader Friday
Erin Sayer for Cult Status Gallery
If you're looking for free stuff to do, it's a big weekend. Give your wallet a break, and come look at our list.

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Cult Status Gallery, SXSW send-offs, HE-Fest: Freeloader Friday
Freckles by Areca Roe

FRIDAY:

Half Wild: Work by five artists
(Stevens Square Center for the Arts, 1905 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-879-0200, www.stevensarts.org)

This group show examines how nature adapts (and sometimes thrives) in urban settings, and also examines the relationships we have with the animals who live with us, from pets to pests. 7-10:30 p.m.

Sleaze (SXSW send off), Real Numbers (12" Release Show), IS/IS, Mystery Date
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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

10:30 p.m.

Cult Status Gallery, SXSW send-offs, HE-Fest: Freeloader Friday
The Universe and Me by Leo Benvenuti

Leo Benvenuti: Open Hand
(Maple Grove Arts Center, 7916 Main St., Maple Grove, 763-494-3948)

Paintings. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Stacy K, Fairfax, AK (CD-release)
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Disasteratti, Battle Toys, Tableaux

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

10 p.m. 

MPLS Habit
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

With Geoffrey Fischbein, Brienne Harthun, Big Adventure, Cait Leary & Zach Grusznski, Those Damn Horses. All ages. 8 p.m.

Cult Status Gallery, SXSW send-offs, HE-Fest: Freeloader Friday
Neal Cuthbert

The Mess of It: Crows, Crosses, and Detritus
(Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave., Minneapolis, 612-587-0230, www.homewoodstudios.com)

Pen and ink drawings and other works by Neal Cuthbert. 6-9 p.m.

The Regulars, Papa John Kolstad with James Plattes
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m.

Funky Friday with DJ Larry Englund; Island of Doctor Lee, Falcon Arrow, Fury Things
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

5 p.m., 9 p.m.

Cult Status Gallery, SXSW send-offs, HE-Fest: Freeloader Friday
"Terra Guiterra"

Terra Guitarra: Landscape of Guitar
(Coffman Gallery, University Of Minnesota, 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-624-7271, www.bookstores.umn.edu)

Acrylic paintings by Bruce Hecksel. 6-8 p.m.

Elemeno Pea
(Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-0937, www.mixedblood.com)

It's upper class vs. blue collar in this caustic comedy by Molly Smith Metzler. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Through March 17. Admission is free on a first come-first served basis (you can reserve tickets online for $20).

Bob & Lynn Dixon
(The Coffee Grounds: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

8 p.m.

D.I.Y. Printing: Presses Not Required
(MMAA Project Space, 334 N. Robert St., Saint Paul, www.mmaa.org)

This group show, which opened Thursday evening, features works by art collectives and independent artists creating pieces using alternative methods and spaces. Also on display will be local zines and prints from the Minnesota Museum of American Arts' permanent collection.  

Cult Status Gallery, SXSW send-offs, HE-Fest: Freeloader Friday
Jonas Criscoe, What I Saw... Into Kudzu

 

Cult Status Gallery, SXSW send-offs, HE-Fest: Freeloader Friday
Brian Frink, Colby Cake

SATURDAY:

Pet Portraits and Other Oddities
(Traffic Zone Center For Visual Art, 250 3rd Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-247-1244, www.trafficzoneart.com)

Paintings by Brian Fink. 6-8 p.m.

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

Free special activities and happenings on the second Saturday of every month. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

CVA Drawing Rally
(College Of Visual Arts Gallery, 173 Western Ave., St. Paul, 651-757-4000, www.cva.edu/gallery/gallery.htm)

Come watch live drawing/painting/printmaking by 24 different artists. Proceeds from sales will benefit current students. 3-6 p.m.

Steph Guidera Art Showcase
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

With music by Wailing Loons, Katy Vernon, Mages. 9 p.m.

Cult Status Gallery, SXSW send-offs, HE-Fest: Freeloader Friday
Erin Sayer

Erin Sayer: Everything All Together
(Cult Status Gallery, 2913 Harriet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-965-9162, www.cultstatusgallery.com)

Cult Status hosts one final show before going on hiatus/moving to a new space. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Swingeasy

(Clubhouse Jager: 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-332-2686)

With Dirty McKenzie. 8 p.m.

MN Songwriters Association Showcase
(The Coffee Grounds: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

8 p.m.

Deretla
(Station 4: 201 E. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-224-6372)

With Minos, Cold Colours, Wicked Inquisition, Noble Beast, Drona. All ages. 5 p.m.

Cult Status Gallery, SXSW send-offs, HE-Fest: Freeloader Friday
Poster pics from the fab opening party

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

Photography, sculpture, taxidermy, painting, digital arts, and costumery by Iraq vet Bethany Birnie. Tonight's closing reception is from 7-10 p.m.

HE-Fest
(Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, 651-989-5151, www.theroy.org)

Expo for all things guy, with outdoors activities, gaming, motorcycles, man caves. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Aztec Mexica New Year Festival
(Johnson Senior High School, 1349 Arcade St., St. Paul, 651-293-8890)

With a traditional Aztec/Mexica dance ceremony, art activities, games, community resources, art, community feast. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Straight Trippin'
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.com)

But what does it mean? Artists' discussion panel 1 p.m.  

Teenage Moods (Grow LP-release), Gateway District, the NPC's, Ex-Nuns
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Walker Fields, Bernie King & the Guilty Pleasures, Up Jumped the Devil
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.  

GST, Silverteens, Tony, Tony & the Other Guys
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Cult Status Gallery, SXSW send-offs, HE-Fest: Freeloader Friday
Washing of Stones by Julian Coffman

Art and Healing
(Banfill-Locke Center For the Arts, 6666 E. River Road, Fridley, 763-574-1850, www.banfill-locke.org)

With poetry, painting, and dance. 6-8 p.m.

Greg Herriges Duo; Lost Marbles (acoustic), Bog Doctors
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

2 p.m., 7 p.m.  

Marx & the Yogis, the Walker Brother Band, the Broken Bicycles
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

All ages. 9 p.m.

Brooks Strause, Nate Logsdon
(Hymie's Vintage Records: 3820 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-729-8890)

5 p.m.
 

SUNDAY:

Allen Downs Life and Work: Winter Quarter in Mexico
(Katherine E. Nash Gallery, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-624-6518, nash.umn.edu)

6-9 p.m. 

Urban Expedition: Armenia
(Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul, 651-292-3293, www.landmarkcenter.org)

With music, dance, crafts, and traditions. 1-3 p.m. It's free, but foodshelf donations accepted if you have something to bring.

David Olson, Brooks West, Ashleigh Still
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

6 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

David Olson, Brooks West, Ashleigh Still
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

6 p.m.

Knots on a String
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

8 p.m. All ages.

Degenerate Music Club
(Hymie's Vintage Records: 3820 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-729-8890)

5 p.m.

Spring Parade of Homes
(www.paradeofhomes.org)

Tour 374 new homes from 142 builders. Thursdays-Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Through March 24. This event is mostly free, but there is a $5 admission fee at Dream Homes.


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