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Ice Cream, Food Trucks, Memorial Day Weekend: Freeloader Friday

This week in free stuff to do we have food parties, block parties, and some fun to have on Memorial Day. Come take a look and plan your weekend on the cheap.

FRIDAY:

Iceland Residency Exhibition

(Light Grey Art Lab, 118 E. 26th St., Ste. 101, Minneapolis; 612-239-2047)

Fourteen local artists showcase work from a recent trip to Iceland. Printmaker Sam Bosma will present to field questions during the opening reception 7 to 10 p.m.

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Seasons in the Abyss

(CO Exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd., Minneapolis)

Soundset artists exhibit art beyond their graffiti work. 7 to 10 p.m., with music from DJ BK-One.

Ilika Ward Duo, the May North

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

10 p.m.

Absolute Gruv

(Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Uptown: 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-9900)

9 p.m. 

RetroVertigo

(Waiting Room, 1629 Hennepin Ave., Ste. 300F (enter through the alley), Minneapolis; 612-643-1171)

Five artists explore history, from personal to collective. The show has been curated by Jehra Patrick, and artists include Oakley Tapola, Jonathan DeDecker, Clea Felien, Gerrett Perry, and Mathew Zefeldt. 7 to 10 pm.

Rich Lewis Band

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

9 p.m.

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Jerome Emerging Printmakers Exhibition

(Highpoint Center for Printmaking, 912 W. Lake St., Minneapolis; 612-871-1326)

Work by Kieran Riley Abbott, Christopher Alday, and Drew Peterson. Reception and gallery talk 6:30 to 9 p.m.

SATURDAY:

Gurus, Superheroes and Aliens or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Art

(Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-728-5745)

Work by Barry McMahon spanning 30+ years. 6 to 9 p.m.

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The Karma Kicks (CD Release Show)

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

10 p.m.

Memory Lanes Block Party

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

Acts include Hipshaker/Hotpants DJs, Private Oats, Phantom Tails, and DJ Shannon Blowtorch. This event is $5 admission during the day, but after 10 p.m. it becomes free and 21+.

Musician-in-Residence Series: Brian Just

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(Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-870-3131)

6-8 p.m. In MIA lobby.

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SUNDAY:

Sweet Science Free Ice Cream Tasting

(Urban Growler Brewing Company, 2325 Endicott St., St. Paul)

Sample from 15-plus flavors, and take home a pint if you'd like. 5 to 8 p.m.

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Bull Black Nova, Tyte Jeff

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

9 p.m.

Memory Lanes Block Party

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

With DJ Shannon Blowtorch, L'Assassins, Hillybilly Casino, Nato Coles, Hotpants. This event is $5 admission during the day, but after 10 p.m. it becomes free and 21+.

MONDAY:

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Music & Movies in the Park Kick-Off

(Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis)

With music from Socaholix and Kevin Bowe & the Okemah Prophets, food trucks such as Rusty Taco, Hot Indian Foods, and Sweet Dreams Candy. 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Memorial Day Celebration

(Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Featuring free tours, live music, veteran speakers. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

StoLyette

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

With Murder Shoes, and LOTT. 9 p.m.