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Rogue Citizen art party, Seawhores, block parties: Freeloader Friday

Rogue Citizen art party, Seawhores, block parties: Freeloader Friday
Serena Cole exhibits at Soo Visual Arts Center

While the weather may be cooling, off Minnesotans will still be getting outside this weekend for a variety of block parties ranging from street fests to ethnic carnivals to events with tasty food-truck offerings. There's also a ton of free music shows, gallery openings, readings, and other happenings that are not to be missed.

Come take a look at our list.

FRIDAY:

Rogue Citizen Art Party
(Gallery 13, 811 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis, 651-592-5503, www.gallery13.com)

Featuring live art from the Rogue Citizen crew, new work by Matt McGorry, live music by OSTRAKA, DJ Paris, DJ HiFi LoFi. 7:30 p.m.-midnight.

Shakin' Babies, Racing Moth (CD-release), El Le Faunt & His Traveling Circus
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Caetani, Andy Ulseth & Broken Bones, the Furthur Adjustments
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Bausch, Bull Edwards, Gastineau, Hansen, Hay
(Studio 206, 2637 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Non Edwards, Emily Gastineau, and Erika Hansen perform iconic solo dances by Pina Bausch, Deborah Hay, and Richard Bull. Performances are on a continuous loop and audiences are welcome to come and go as they please. Read more about it here. 7-9 p.m. Through Sun.

Rogue Citizen art party, Seawhores, block parties: Freeloader Friday
Christina Empedocles, Last Page

Exactitude
(Burnet Gallery at Chambers, 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-767-6999, www.chambersminneapolis.com)

Detailed, black-and-white photography by Pamela Valfer and Christina Empedocles. 6-9 p.m.

Seawhores, the Hex Machine
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Steven Hobert, Brian Courage
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

Love is Love
(Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-4444, www.intermediaarts.org)

An artistic response to the marriage amendment and the experience of fighting against it. 6-9 p.m.

Rogue Citizen art party, Seawhores, block parties: Freeloader Friday
Willie Cole


Five Beauties Rising: New Works by Willie Cole
(Highpoint Center For Printmaking, 912 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-871-1326, www.highpointprintmaking.org)

Show features 27 intaglio and relief prints of ironing boards. 6:30-9 p.m.

Saul Williams
(Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St Paul, 651-225-8989, www.commongoodbooks.com)

The Nuyorican Grand Slam Champion poet reads from Chorus. 6 p.m.

St. Dominic's Trio
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

9 p.m.

Rogue Citizen art party, Seawhores, block parties: Freeloader Friday
John Schuerman, Bees in Your Bonnet


Nature In Mind: Drawings at the human edge of nature
(Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St., Hudson, 715-386-2305, www.thephipps.org)

Works by John Schuerman. 8:30 p.m.

VSA Minnesota's 2011 Emerging Artists Grant
(Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave., Minneapolis, 612-587-0230, www.homewoodstudios.com)

6-8 p.m.

Amanda Coplin
(Micawber's Bookstore, 2238 Carter Ave., St. Paul, 651-646-5506, www.micawbers.com)

The author reads from her debut novel, The Orchardist. Read more about it here. 7 p.m.

Maple Grove Autumn Art Festival
(The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, 12459 Elm Creek Blvd., Maple Grove, 763-424-0504, www.shoppesatarborlakes.com)

Featuring art demonstrations, entertainment, food booths, hands-on educational activities, food, film. Fri. 6-7:30 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Rogue Citizen art party, Seawhores, block parties: Freeloader Friday
"Don't Make Me Care" at the Soo Visual Arts Center

SATURDAY:

Through a Glass, Darkly: New Work by Serena Cole
(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263, www.soovac.org)

This gallery show features portrait work, and was curated by SooVAC founder Suzy Greenberg, who died this past August. Read more about the show here. 6-9 p.m.

Also opening at SooVAC this evening:

Don't Make Me Care

Featuring work by Brian David Downs and Jason and Jesse Pearson.

I Like You, Reina del Cid & the Cidizens (CD-release)
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

Self-Evident, Pennyroyal, I Hate Sports, the Great Went
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.  

Western Sculpture Park Festival

(Western Sculpture Park, 387 Marion St., St. Paul, 651-632-5111)

Featuring interactive art, cabaret performances, food trucks, live music, sculpture tours, more. 12-5 p.m.

Rogue Citizen art party, Seawhores, block parties: Freeloader Friday
Jodi Reeb-Myers, Growing Freely

Collects, Shoots and Leaves
(Anita Sue Kolman Gallery, 1500 Jackson St. NE Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, 612-385-4239)

Group show explores mortality and life. Read more about it here. 7-10 p.m.

Psalms: A Christian Art Exhibit and Creative Arts Celebration
(Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Main St., Hopkins, 952-979-1100, www.hopkinsartscenter.com)

Art, music, song, poetry, and theater performances explores Psalms. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Al Church & State, Nightingales, Puppies & Trains
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

10 p.m.

Lonesome Dan Kase, The Betsies, Thee Unholy 3  
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

5:30, 7, 9 p.m.

Starting from Nothing
(Form + Content Gallery, 210 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-436-1151, www.formandcontent.org)

Books, prints, and collages by Minneapolis artist Jody Williams. 6-9 p.m.

Wild Rice Festival
(Harriet Alexander Nature Center, 2520 N. Dale St., Roseville, 651-765-4262, www.forhanc.org)

Featuring exhibits, entertainment, demonstrations, and activities. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Coloring Time
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

11 p.m.

Fall Harvest Festival
(Chateau St. Croix Winery & Vineyard, 1998A State Road 87, St Croix Falls, 715-483-2556, www.chateaustcroix.com)

Featuring winery and vineyard tours, grape stomp, artisan crafters, food booths, beer truck, live music, wine, more. Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

 

SUNDAY:

Jungle Red Salon Block Party
(Jungle Red Salon Spa & Gallery, 1362 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis, 612-870-0653, www.jungleredsalon.com)

This '60s-themed party boasts live music, a fashion show featuring designs by local vintage collective Laura Hlavac, food, drinks, games, trivia, prizes. 3-7 p.m.

Open Streets at Penn Fest
(Penn Avenue, from 63rd Street to 75th Street, Richfield)

With a 5k run at noon, BMX freestyle exhibitions, live music, farmers' market and craft show, fitness classes, kids' games. More info at www.penncentralofrichfield.com. 12-5 p.m.

Twin Cities Ukrainian Heritage Festival
(Ukrainian Event Center, 301 Main St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-379-1956, www.ukrainianeventcenter.com)

Featuring food, beer, family activities, crafts, performances, more. 12-5 p.m.

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

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

Featuring cultural lantern dances, traditional holiday displays and storytelling, twilight games, moon cake, lantern parade through Rice Park. 4-6 p.m.

Beemo, Secondary Modern, I, Colossus
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Dave Mehling
(Barbette: 1600 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-5710)

10 p.m.

BANNED! [The Title of This Event Has Been Censored], a Second Story Panel
(The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S Ste 200, Minneapolis, 612-215-2575, www.loft.org)

A discussion of literature and censorship with Pete Hautman, Ellen Hopkins, Pamela Klinger-Horn, James Klise, and Charlotte Sullivan. Readings by the authors follow the discussion. 2 p.m.

Czech and Slovak Fall Festival
(International Institute Of Minnesota, 1694 Como Ave., St. Paul, 651-647-0191, www.iimn.org)

With ethnic food, vendors, dance, Performances, live music, silent auction, children's games, more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fall 2012 Parade of Homes

(www.paradeofhomes.org)

Featuring 301 new homes and neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities. Visit newsroom.batconline.org for more info. Thursdays-Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through Sept. 30. It's free, but there is a $5 requested donations at Dream Homes locations.


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