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Pre-Valentine's Day parties, Staraoke Karaoke: Freeloader Friday

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, you may be wondering what you get your sweetie. This weekend features several great parties that should entertain as well as enable you to shop for the holiday. In addition to these events for lovers, this edition of Freeloader Friday has tons of art shows, free theater, music gigs, lectures, and a tribute to the United Kingdom at Brit's.

Come take a look at our list.

Pre-Valentine's Day parties, Staraoke Karaoke: Freeloader Friday

FRIDAY:

Crashing the Party

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

Sally Wingert and Joe Minjares star in this examination of the pursuit of the American Dream. Through March 4. Tickets are free, and first-come first served (it's $15 to reserve seats ahead).

The Slow Death, Arms Aloft, the Manix, Apocalypse Meow
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m. 

WORKING TITLE: An Evolving Art Exhibit
(CO Exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, 612-379-4151)

Last chance to check out this show featuring collaborative/evolving artwork. 6-9 p.m.

Open Door 7
(Rosalux Gallery, 1224 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-747-3942, www.rosaluxgallery.com)

An annual juried group show. 6-10 p.m.

Art of Romance Soiree
(Artist Mercantile, 24 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-222-0053, www.artistmerc.com)

This party features live music, chocolates, refreshments, V-Day gifts, and a new exhibition of artist Becky Kerhwald's Heart series. 6:30-8 p.m.

Small White

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

With the Drug Budget, Battletoys. 10 p.m.  

 

SATURDAY:

A Midwinter Night's Dream
(AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-255-6624, www.theazgallery.org)

This show features local work from female artists. Saturday's event includes a V-Day shopping event with jewelry, home products, chocolate, and baked goods for sale. 5-10 p.m.

All the Pretty Horses
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Art at 808 Berry Place
(808 Berry Place, 808 Berry St., St Paul, 651-380-7546)

Work by 10 artists. 12-7 p.m.

I Heart UK

(Brit's Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis)

Jake Rudh shows his love of the U.K. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Red Roses Runway Show & Exhibition
(MCAD - Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2501 Stevens Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700, www.mcad.edu)

Art and fashion show. With food, gifts, more. 8-10 p.m.

Pre-Valentine's Day parties, Staraoke Karaoke: Freeloader Friday

New Museal: Work by Jehra Patrick
(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263, www.soovac.org)

Also opening this evening: New Work by Kayla Plosz. 6-9 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

Intro to Home Brewing

(Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies, 5825 Excelsior Blvd., Minneapolis, 952-925-9854, www.midwestsupplies.com)

10 a.m.

Pre-Valentine's Day parties, Staraoke Karaoke: Freeloader Friday

Lake Hiawatha Heart Warmer
(Lake Hiawatha Park, 2701 E. 44th St., Minneapolis, 612-370-4930, www.minneapolisparks.org)

With horse and sleigh rides, hot food and cider, live music, kids' DJ, ice skating games and prizes, ice golf, arts and crafts, face painting. For more info, visit www.hiawathaheart.org. 12-3 p.m.

Fuck Knights, Violent Shifters, Cockfight, Mike Wisti
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Pre-Valentine's Day parties, Staraoke Karaoke: Freeloader Friday

SUNDAY:

Valentine's Day Hot Metal Pour
(Fraconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer, 651-257-6668, www.franconia.org)

Watch artists create works out of hot metals. 12-5 p.m.

The White Whales, Aldine

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

3 p.m.

Ash St. John (EP-release)
(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

Weekend with the Weisguides: So Why is this Art?
(Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, 333 E. River Rd., Minneapolis, 612-625-9494, www.weisman.umn.edu)

Explore art works that use unusual materials and create found-art sculptures. 1-3 p.m.

Saint Paul City Ballet: Share the Wonder of Dance
(Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul, 651-292-3293, www.landmarkcenter.org)

1 p.m.

The Golden Bubbles, Good Night, Gold Dust, Charley & the Cynics, Stacey Karrie

(Fine Line Music Cafe: 318 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-8100)

7 p.m.

Staraoke Sundays
(Triple Rock Social Club: 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-333-7399)

Hosted by Arzu & Stoo. 10 p.m.


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