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Gig posters, yarn shop hop, Black Church Service: Freeloader Friday

Gig posters, yarn shop hop, Black Church Service: Freeloader Friday
"The National Poster Retrospecticus in Minneapolis" at CO Exhibitions
There may be snow on the ground, but that doesn't mean you have to stay at home. Come check out our list of free things to do and plan your weekend.

Not free, but also this weekend:

Crash & Burn 2 at Acme Comedy Co.
Top 10 thrillers screening at MSPIFF
Oscar Wilde and Gross Indecency at Minneapolis Theatre Garage

Gig posters, yarn shop hop, Black Church Service: Freeloader Friday
Kate Casanova, Victorian Mushroom Chair for "Human Pyramid"

FRIDAY:

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

Group exhibition features artists who are about to complete their MFAs. 5:30-9 p.m.

Teenage Strangler, Reagal Treats, Kitten Forever, Wild Ghosts
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade, Phillips Phonograph
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

The Vicious Lips, Edward the Confessor, the Less Complex
(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)

All ages. With Geoffrey Fischbein, Les Racquet, Cait Leary, Rocky Steen, Jeff Rolfzen. 8 p.m.

Gig posters, yarn shop hop, Black Church Service: Freeloader Friday
Heather Tietz

Heather Tietz: Gravel Driveway
(The Ledge Gallery, 1916 3rd Avenue S., Minneapolis, www.theledgempls.com)

Ceramics and 2D media. 6:30-9 p.m. 

Ian Alexy, Tommy Bentz Band
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m., 9 p.m.

Dog Party, Tin Can Gin, the Farmhouse Band
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. All ages.

Todd Clouser
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

6:30 p.m.

Todd Clouser's A Love Electric
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

11:30 p.m.

Gig posters, yarn shop hop, Black Church Service: Freeloader Friday
Hazel Belvo, Prophet

Hazel Belvo: Spirit Tree
(Bockley Gallery, 2123 W. 21st St., Minneapolis, 612-377-4669, www.bockleygallery.com)

Large-scale paintings. 6-9 p.m.

In the Time of Butterflies
(Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-0937, www.mixedblood.com)

World premiere of a bilingual production of Julia Alavarez's book about the underground resistance in the Dominican Republic. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through April 27. Free, first-come, first-served basis ($20 to reserve tickets online).

It Runs in the Family
(Color Wheel Gallery, 319 W. 46th St., Minneapolis, 612-823-5693)

Brothers Julian and Edoardo Ortegon exhibit paintings, screen prints, greeting cards, and more. 6-10 p.m.

Gig posters, yarn shop hop, Black Church Service: Freeloader Friday
Valerie Calhoun, The Continuous Longing

Illuminated Memory
(Regis Center For Art, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-625-8096)

Group exhibition of student artwork on Holocaust remembrance. 6-8 p.m.

Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop 2013

Sixteen Twin Cities shops offer special happenings, patterns, prizes, more. Visit minnesotayarnshophop.com for locations and to print out a punch card. Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-4 p.m. Free; donations and canned goods welcome.

Out of the Abyss: William Murray and the Prison Art Project
(Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, 952-563-8587, www.bloomingtonartcenter.com)

6-8 p.m.

Gig posters, yarn shop hop, Black Church Service: Freeloader Friday
William Murray, Box of Nightmares

 

Gig posters, yarn shop hop, Black Church Service: Freeloader Friday
Aesthetic Apparatus

SATURDAY:

The National Poster Retrospecticus in Minneapolis
(CO Exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, 612-379-4151)

A massive collection of hand-printed gig posters from both local and national talents. Music performance by DOSH. 7-10 p.m.

Pretty Boy Thorson, Chokecherry, Two Houses, Braver, With Chokecherry, Two Houses, Braver
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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

10 p.m.  

Gig posters, yarn shop hop, Black Church Service: Freeloader Friday
Brittni Krieger

Transfer
(Stevens Square Center for the Arts, 1905 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-879-0200, www.stevensarts.org)

Work by Brittni Krieger, Laura Kinser, John Rachwal, Kalie Eckerson, and George Schulze. 7-10:30 p.m.

Chase Manhattan (CD-release)
(Red Sea: 320 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-333-3349)

With Def I, Level Heads, Night Shield, Sten Joddi, Tall Paul, more. 10 p.m.

The Groove Machine, the Morning Kings, Headband Jam
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. All ages.

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

6:30 p.m.

Gig posters, yarn shop hop, Black Church Service: Freeloader Friday
Pritika Chowdhry, Tamas

Karmaic (dis)Continuities
(Banfill-Locke Center For the Arts, 6666 E. River Road, Fridley, 763-574-1850, www.banfill-locke.org)

New work by Pritika Chowdhry. 6-8 p.m.

Happy Cabaret
(Que Nha, 849 University Ave. W., St. Paul, 651-290-8552)

Music, dance, fast-paced entertainment, karaoke. 7-9 p.m.

Midwest Robotics League Robot Combat Competition
(Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, 952-883-8800)

Teams from schools across Minnesota battle. Sat., 1-6:30 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.

Also at Mall of America this weekend:
 
A Passage to China

With traditional dance and music performances, art activities, games, and more. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Life of a Gourd
(Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-728-5745, www.vineartscenter.com)

Kristen Treuting discusses the history and cross-cultural connections of the art form. With tips on growing, harvesting, drying, and cleaning, and art making. 1 p.m.

San Dimas, Trendy Trendy Space Vegans, the House of Teeth
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Papa John Kolstad & the Hot Club of East Lake; Tin Can Gin; No Man's String Band
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

4 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair
(Seward Co-Op Grocery & Deli, 2823 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-338-2465, www.seward.coop)

With demos, a meat bundle drawing, a full grocery cart giveaway, more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Gig posters, yarn shop hop, Black Church Service: Freeloader Friday

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.

Mary Bue, Jessica Myshack, Andriana Lehr
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

7 p.m.

Two Deep, Tim Cheesebrow
(Ginkgo Coffeehouse: 721 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-645-2647)

7 p.m.

Brewers' Craft
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.org)

Exhibition that celebrates beer culture. There will be an artists' discussion panel at 1 p.m.

Gig posters, yarn shop hop, Black Church Service: Freeloader Friday
Chris Price, Hopsaas


SUNDAY:

VIP Orange Party
(Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, 952-883-8800)

Want to experience the rides at Nick Universe for free? Put on all orange, or download an Orange Party wristband. More info here. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Urban Expedition: Cameroon
(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.

Scarletta Kids Launch Party
(Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-224-8320)

With authors Anne Sawyer-Aitch (Nalah and the Pink Tiger), Stephanie Wallingford and Dawn Rynders (A Day at the Lake), and Greg Bancroft (Betsy's Day at the Game). With puppetry, crafts, games, baseball scoring class. 2 p.m.

The Willie August Project, Katie Gearty, the Handcars
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

8 p.m. All ages.

Crooked Saws
(Hymie's Vintage Records: 3820 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-729-8890)

3 p.m.

Vuka, Ruby Smooch, Snoggybox
(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

9 p.m.


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