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Jaime Hernandez, Hot Date, wake surfing: Freeloader Friday

Jaime Hernandez, Hot Date, wake surfing: Freeloader Friday
L-R: Jaime Hernandez, Eleanor McGough, Jonatha Brooke
This installment of Freeloader Friday includes a new play at the Playwrights' Center, an artist talk with Love and Rockets' Jaime Hernandez, and Autoptic, an awesome fest featuring zine makers, musicians, comic artist, and other cool cats.

Take a look at our list and plan your cheap weekend.

Jaime Hernandez, Hot Date, wake surfing: Freeloader Friday

FRIDAY:

Harmony in Red: New Self Portraits by Paige Dansinger
(SOOlocal: A Division of SooVAC, 3506 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263)

Page Dansinger recreates Henri Matisse's Reclining Odalisque (Harmony in Red) using her own iPad app. 7-10 p.m.

Decades Dance Party Weekend
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Hey There Handsome, Slow Moe. 10 p.m. Also Saturday.

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

7 p.m.

Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600, www.walkerart.org)

Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. folks will be able to play for free. With free yogurt samples. 

Jaime Hernandez, Hot Date, wake surfing: Freeloader Friday

Jaime Hernandez: LOCAS (30 Years and Counting)
(MCAD, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3775, www.mcad.edu)

Closing reception features an artist's talk with Hernandez from 6-9 p.m.

Iguano, Wizards Are Real
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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

10 p.m.  

Casey O'Brien Trio Series
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

Jaime Hernandez, Hot Date, wake surfing: Freeloader Friday

Sincerely yours, Carl E.
(The Ledge Gallery, 1916 3rd Avenue S., Minneapolis, www.theledgempls.com)

Solo show by Joan Vorderbruggen features letters and words of wisdom stitched into men's handkerchiefs from her friend, Carl E. Artist's talk 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception 7-9 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

RJ & the Soul
 
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+. 8 p.m.

Jaime Hernandez, Hot Date, wake surfing: Freeloader Friday

My Mother Has Four Noses
(The Playwrights' Center, 2301 Franklin Ave. E., Minneapolis, 612-332-7481, www.pwcenter.org)

Singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke presents a new work-in-progress about her relationship with her mother as she struggled with Alzheimer's at the end of her life. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7 p.m. Free (reservations recommended).

Key Log Rolling Open
(Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun, 3751 W. Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis)

Competition, demonstrations, picnicking. Fri. 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-noon.

Not My Life: Ending Human Trafficking
(William Mitchell College Of Law, 875 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651-227-9171)

Documentary screening and talk. 7 p.m.

Small Things, a Ceramic Exhibit
(Fire on the Greenway, 2845 S. Harriet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-703-0969)

6-9 p.m.

The 10,000 Lakes Wakesurf Open
(Nelson Lakeside Park, 1860 Symes St., Long Lake)

Featuring junior, amateur, masters, and outlaw divisions. More info at www.10klakesopen.com. Competitions take place from 7 a.m. to sundown. Through Saturday.

Space Camp
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

While taking a tour of NASA, a bunch of kids are shot into space, where they learn important life lessons about self-confidence and teamwork. The film starsg Kate Capshaw, Kelly Preston, Lea Thompson, Tate Donovan, and Joaquin Phoenix. Dusk.


 

Jaime Hernandez, Hot Date, wake surfing: Freeloader Friday
Eleanor McGough

SATURDAY:

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

Paintings by Eleanor McGough and David Malcolm Scott. 7-10 p.m.

World Music Festival
(Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer, 651-257-6668, www.franconia.org)

With Mu Daiko Drummers, Xibaba, Viviana Pintado & the Q-Band. 12-6 p.m. 

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

9 p.m.

Gabe Barnett & the Big House Rounders, the Dang Ol' Tri'ole, Midwest Paul Cook, Lonesome Dan Kase
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

3 p.m.

Royal British Car Show & Twiggy Look-Alike Contest
(Jaguar/Land Rover of Minneapolis, 8905 Wayzata Blvd., Minneapolis, 612-730-3602)

With vintage cars, live Irish band, period dress up, food, ice cream, raffle. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Jaime Hernandez, Hot Date, wake surfing: Freeloader Friday
Harriet Bart, by Victor Bloomfield

The Studio Sessions: Minnesota Artists in the 1970s
(MMAA Project Space, 334 N. Robert St., Saint Paul, www.mmaa.org)

This cool exhibition features photography Victor Bloomfield took of the Twin Cities art scene of the '70s, pared with artwork from subjects. The show opened Thursday, and the museum is open Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays. Read more about it here.

Maple Plain Days
(Maple Plain Library, 5184 Main St. E., Maple Plain, 763-479-2237, www.hclib.org)

Featuring a 5K run/walk, farmer's market, craft fair, classic car show, parade, children's activities, bean bag tournament, street dance, more. Visit www.mapleplain.com for more info. 9-midnight.

Tom VandenAvond
(Hell's Kitchen: 80 S. 9th St., Minneapolis, 612-332-4700)

10 p.m.  

Gatterdammerung, Bitch City, Yohimbe Bark, the Blood Shot
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Tiger Blue

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

10 p.m.  

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

10:30 p.m.

Ross Kleiner & the Thrill
(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

8 p.m.

Doug Collins, Brady Perl, Half the Nation, the Reverend Daryn Christenson

(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+. 7 p.m.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costume Contest
(Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, 952-883-8800, www.mallofamerica.com)

Cowabunga. 2-5 p.m.

18th Annual Corn Festival

(Pahl's Market, 6885 160th St. W., St Paul, 952-431-4345, www.pahls.com)

With corn, live music. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

Jaime Hernandez, Hot Date, wake surfing: Freeloader Friday

SUNDAY:

Autoptic
(Aria, 105 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, 612-333-6200)

Festival of independent culture featuring comics, zines, prints, posters, music, and art. More info at autoptic.org. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Familienfest (Family Fest)
(Germanic-American Institute, 301 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651-222-7027, www.gai-mn.org)

Outdoor celebration includes model trains, face-painting, picnic-style food, German beer. 2-5 p.m.

Caffetto Arts & Crafts Fair
(Caffetto Cafe & Gallery, 708 W. 22nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-872-0911, www.caffettocafe.com)

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Grant Dawson, David Ullman, Ben Aaron, Sam Hall
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

8 p.m.  

Annie & the Bang Bang

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

3 p.m.
 
ONGOING:

Live Harness Racing

(Running Aces Harness Park, 15201 Zurich St. NE, Forest Lake, 651-925-4600)

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 6 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31.


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