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Gay football parties, Hot Pants, the apocalypse: Freeloader Friday

Gay football parties, Hot Pants, the apocalypse: Freeloader Friday
Lance Ward, The Flora and Fauna of the Apocalypse for Altered Esthetics' "Past the Apocalypse"
Are you ready for the weekend? This installment boasts tons of live music shows, gallery openings, and even a party that combines a Super Bowl screening with drag. Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

Gay football parties, Hot Pants, the apocalypse: Freeloader Friday
Damon Rowly, Recomposition

FRIDAY:

Past the Apocalypse

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

Group show explores reflections and predictions about the end of the world. 7-10 p.m.

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

With Jonathan Ackerman.

The Hasps, ESG-LSD (the all-ESG covers band), Weakwick, Dentist
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 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.

Gay football parties, Hot Pants, the apocalypse: Freeloader Friday

MNworks
(Bedlam Community Design Center: 2714 E. 27th St., Minneapolis, 612-341-1038)

Join Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 and Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL) as they strive for better work conditions for 6,000 janitors and security officers. With music by Toki Wright, Sean Anonymous, Mark Kreazy, Raising the Bar, Harry Waters Jr., more; art exhibitions by Ta-coumba Aiken, Ricardo Morales, Becky Dernbach, DWITT, Biafra, and more. 6 p.m.

Crimes, Carroll, All Eyes
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Gay football parties, Hot Pants, the apocalypse: Freeloader Friday
Zach Collins, Grid

Interaction [in-ter-ak-shuhn]: a reciprocal action, effect, or influence
(Burnet Gallery at Chambers, 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-767-6999, www.chambersminneapolis.com)

Exhibition features select MCAD MFA students and their mentors. 6-9 p.m.

Histronic, Tyler Pryzbilla, DJ Dorsey
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

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

8 p.m.

Steven Hobert & Brian Courage
(Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523, www.icehousempls.com)

6:30 p.m.

Hot Pants
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

10 p.m.

 

Gay football parties, Hot Pants, the apocalypse: Freeloader Friday
Sarah Crowner, Ciseaux Rideaux at "Painter Painter"

SATURDAY:

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

Featuring special activities for families themed with the current exhibits. This will also be a good opportunity to check out "Painter Painter," the new exhibition featuring recent works by 15 artists from the U.S. and Europe. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

Easy Speak, With HE (c.u.) LL.

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

9 p.m.

Gay football parties, Hot Pants, the apocalypse: Freeloader Friday
Joan Mitchell, Strata

Our Treasures: Highlights from the Minnesota Museum of American Art
(Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, 333 E. River Road, Minneapolis, 612-625-9494, www.wam.umn.edu)

Exhibition features over 30 significant works from the collection of over 4,000 pieces, including painting, photography, drawing, and more.

Jason Craft & Graydon Peterson
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

6:30 p.m.

Thee Unholy 3, Cantakerous Folk, The Kindred Spirits, Bloodwood
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Gay football parties, Hot Pants, the apocalypse: Freeloader Friday
Paul Damon, Fish Lake Meadows

Landscape x3
(Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave., Minneapolis, 612-587-0230, www.homewoodstudios.com)

1-4 p.m.

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

10 p.m.  

Vietnamese New Year
(Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 952-847-8107, www.mplib.org)

With storytelling, dance, martial-arts demonstrations, drumming, more. Check online for similar events happening at various libraries around town. 1:30 p.m.

Candlelight Ski
(Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus, 300 Spirit River Drive S., Cambridge, 763-433-1100, www.an.cc.mn.us)

Ski or hike along 2 miles of candlelit trails skirting the Rum River. 5:30 p.m.

 

SUNDAY:

3rd Annual Big Gay Super Bowl Party
(Uptown Cafeteria and Support Group, 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-877-7263, www.uptowncafeteria.com)

Do you like football and glam parties? This LGBTQ-friendly happening features drag queens, specialty cocktails, and football on the big screen. Proceeds from the silent auction benefit the Aliveness Project. 4 p.m.

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

With music, dance, crafts, and traditions. 1-3 p.m.

Chris McFarland
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

ONGOING:

Artists in Storefronts 3

(Nicollet Avenue, Whittier neighborhood)

Featuring 32 artists in 20 storefront exhibits, a pop-up performance festival, outdoor sculpture, mural, and a fashion design challenge. More info at artistsinstorefronts.com. Through Feb. 16, 2013. Many events are free, but some do have admission fees.

2013 Saint Paul Winter Carnival
(Rice Park, 109 W. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-632-5111)

This huge festival features ice and snow carving competitions, beer tastings, art exhibits, sporting events, scavenger hunt, and plenty of other fun activities. For a complete schedule and list of locations, visit www.winter-carnival.com. Through Feb. 3. Many events are free, but some events have cover charges.

Wells Fargo Winter Skate
(Landmark Plaza, 75 W. 5th St., St Paul, 651-292-3233)

Bring skates and enjoy the ice for free! More info at www.wellsfargowinterskate.com/skating-info. The opening reception 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 24 involves free performances, hot chocolate, and open skate. Through Feb. 3, 2011.

Gay football parties, Hot Pants, the apocalypse: Freeloader Friday



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