Saint Paul Art Crawl, Curtiss A's John Lennon tribute: Freeloader Friday

Once again we find ourselves fast approaching a weekend filled with tons of free things to do. The entire city of St. Paul will be loaded with free art shows, concerts, parades, demonstrations, wine tastings, and more thanks to the Saint Paul Art Crawl. Other events of note include a dance party from outer space, an intriguing gallery show held in a foreclosed home, new work from crazy-cool artist Chuck U, and Curtiss A's yearly tribute to John Lennon.

Saint Paul Art Crawl, Curtiss A's John Lennon tribute: Freeloader Friday


(Tarnish&Gold Gallery, 1511 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis,

This dual gallery show featuring paintings, prints, and drawings by Chuck U and Zamon (a.k.a. Z-Man) includes fantastical worlds filled with octopus dogs, chicken/possum hybrids, and dudes gawking at the chaos while chatting on cell phones. Tonight's opening party starts at 6 p.m. and features performances from Dance Band, Unknown Prophets, Wide Eyes, and DJ Monsterbrusten. Take note though: After 9:30 p.m. the party costs $5 and is 21+.

Saint Paul Art Crawl
(Various locations, St. Paul)

Artists and galleries in St. Paul will be opening their studios and spaces with special receptions, live music, wine tastings, and much more in downtown, Lowertown, and other areas. Check out my earlier post for a list of recommended hot spots. For more info, call 651.292.4373 or visit 6-10 p.m. Friday; 12-8 p.m. Saturday; 12-5 p.m. Sunday.

Cine Club: Food Beware
(Alliance Francaise, 113 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, 612.332.0436,

French director Jean-Paul Jaud explores how pesticides and fertilizers affect our health. Watch a clip below. 7 p.m.

Saint Paul Art Crawl, Curtiss A's John Lennon tribute: Freeloader Friday

Nauticalia Tentacalus: YeOldeSe(a)menShoppe
(They Won't Find Us Here Gallery, 3500 Bryant Ave. S. (alley side), Minneapolis)

For this exhibition artist Pete Driessen harkens back to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Jacques Cousteau documentaries for this nautical-adventure themed show. For more visit, 7-11 p.m.

Ryan Paul & the Ardent, Liminal Phase, Jeremy Ylvisaker
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Rock. 10 p.m.

Slip City Window, REMMA, Once a Pawn, Daymoths, Falcon Arrow
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Rock. 9 p.m.

The Uppercuts, Pretty Ugly
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

Punk, rock, drum and bass. 10 p.m.


No Assumption: A Collaborative Exhibition of Art in a Residence
(1235 Monroe St., Minneapolis, 612.227.9245,

This interesting exhibition showcases 26 different works related to the nation's housing crisis. The setting is appropriate to the theme of the show; it will held in the foreclosed home of one of the the exhibition's co-curators. 7-11 p.m.

Children's EcoArts Festival
(Mears Park, 221 E. 5th St., St. Paul, 651.632.5111)

Featuring music, dance, and storytelling performances by local youth and adults. There will also be hands-on children's cultural arts activities, environmental demonstrations, and ethnic food vendors. For more info, visit 12-5 p.m.

Curtiss A's John Lennon Birthday Celebration
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

The local legend, artist, and rocker celebrates Lennon's 70th birthday. 10 p.m.

Thee Unholy 3, Martin Devaney, the Mad Ripple, Street Hassle, Coverbandage
(Wild Tymes, 33 W. 7th Pl., St. Paul, 651.224.8181)

Surf, rock, folk, and more. 18+.

Patches and Gretchen, the Analogue Collection, the Red Flags, Shimmy
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Americana, pop punk. 9 p.m.

Galaxy Bounce
(Clubhouse Jager, 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis)

Featuring space-themed music, visuals, and cocktails. Costumes encouraged. 21+. 10 p.m.  


Pedals Optional Cycle Rally!
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454,

Public cycle rally focuses on a variety of motorized and non-motorized cycling options. 5:30 p.m.

Count Dracula: The Myth and the Reality
(Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 952.847.8107,

This teen-appropriate talk explores the truth behind the world's most famous vampire (sorry Edward). 2 p.m.

Low-Gain, Albino Ghost Monkey, L-Tron, Unicorn Dream Attack
(Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.331.9800)


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