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Sleazy and Easy, Drunk and Poor at 24: Freeloader Friday

At least snow is good for a few things...
At least snow is good for a few things...
Now that it's the dead center of January, people are starting to get cabin fever. And that's when the weird and adventurous parties begin. Fortunately, many of them are totally free. This week we have a dance party featuring midnight Jello shots, a gallery show featuring a set by Marijuana Death Squad, cocktails with bird watchers, and the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships. Take a look at the epic and spectacular list after the jump.

 

Sleazy and Easy, Drunk and Poor at 24: Freeloader Friday

FRIDAY:

92 KQRS Classic Rock Art Show
(Macy's, 700 Nicollet Mall (skyway level), Minneapolis, 612.375.2200)

Featuring original art, lithographs, photographs, concert posters, gold records, album art, animation drawings, and more from the greatest rock artists of all time (Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Eric Clapton, the Rollingstones, and others. Whew!). This event also features an appearance from Ron Campbell, animator extraordinaire who worked on shows like Rugr, the Smurfs, Scooby Doo, the Beatles Saturday morning cartoon, and Yellow Submarine. A portion of the proceeds benefit Smile Network. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Wants vs. Needs
(Clubhouse Jager, 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612.332.2686)

Dance into the weekend with DJ Espada, Petey Wheatstraw, So Gold, Anton. 10 p.m.

Sleazy and Easy, Drunk and Poor at 24: Freeloader Friday
Besty Ruth Byers, Disjuncture

Betsy Ruth Byers: Elsewhere
(Burnet Gallery, The Chambers (901 Hennepin Ave.), Minneapolis, 612.767.6999, www.chambersminneapolis.com)

Paintings explore space and perceptions of space. The opening reception is from 6 to 9 p.m.

Heidi Durrow
(Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.822.4611, www.magersandquinn.com)

The author reads from The Girl Who Fell from the Sky. 7:30 p.m.

A Cold Night for Alligators II: A Tribute to Roky Erickson
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

With 'Baby' Grant Johnson, the Fontanelles, Nikki & the RueMates, Matt Latterell, the Jerry Blackwells. 10 p.m.

Sleazy and Easy, Drunk and Poor at 24: Freeloader Friday
The image that started it all, by Michelle Westmark

A Reasonable Facsimile
(Gage Family Art Gallery, 2211 Riverside Ave. (Augsburg College), Minneapolis, 612.330.1524, www.augsburg.edu)

This group show has a nifty premise: One artist took a photo, sent it on to another artist, who then took a photo interpreting the first image, and sending the second image on, and so forth. Think of it like an artsy game of telephone. The opening reception is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Kitty Rhombus, Pewter Cub, Pink Lightning, the Funeral & the Twilight
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Experimental, psychedelic, post punk, garage. 9 p.m.

Anti-Civ Records Benefit
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

With Children of Euler, Bouncer Fighter, Slain, Burger Thirst, Toil. 10 p.m.

Drunk and Poor at 24

(1419, 1419 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.568.2205)

This awesome party features music from the Goondas, Chelsea Boys, Jobot; a stop animation screening by Dillon Bakke; and art installations from Christopher Williams and Biafracaw (

Sleazy and Easy, Drunk and Poor at 24: Freeloader Friday

U.S. Pond Hockey Championships
(Lake Nokomis, 2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy., Minneapolis)

Hundreds of players in six competitive divisions (open, 40+, 50+, women, rink rat, and Timberland boot hockey). Bring your skates for the open skate rink, grab a brat from the heating tent, and watch some intense-yet-neighborly games of pond hockey in its purest form. For more info visit www.uspondhockey.com. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday; 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

The Romanian Revolution Project


(1419, 1419 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.568.2205)

This intriguing production explores artists' responses to the Romanian Revolution of 1989 features no acting. Audiences will wander the halls of the building to construct a personal and unique experience. Get there early; crowds are capped at 30 to 36. Fridays and Saturdays at 11 p.m. through January 29.

The Tribe & Big Cats
(Fifth Element, 2411 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.377.0044)

All ages. 4 p.m.

 

 

Sleazy and Easy, Drunk and Poor at 24: Freeloader Friday

SATURDAY:

Monster Drawing Rally 3
(Midway Contemporary Art, 527 2nd Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.605.4504, www.midwayart.org)

Watch artists draw live. See something you like? Pay $35 for unique art. Proceeds benefit the gallery. 5-9 p.m.

Birds & Beers: Get Your Corvid On!
(Joe's Garage, 1610 Harmon Pl., Minneapolis, 612.904.1163, www.joes-garage.com)

Drink with bird watchers. 4:30 p.m.

Kinetic Playground
(Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, 952.895.4685, www.burnsvillepac.com)

Youth dance. 1:30 p.m.

Permalesque
(CO Exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, 612.379.4151)

This party promises and complete sensory overload, and features live music plus the artwork and ambiance of Burlesque of North America and Permanent Art and Design Group.  7-11 p.m.

Live Better Series: The Family Table
(Shelter | Architecture + Design, 2913 Harriet Ave., Minneapolis, 612.870.4081)

This discussion/workshop explores sustainable design and healthy living. Free, but be sure to RSVP. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Voytek, Estrogen Highs, Real Numbers, Wisconsin Night Life
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Punk, garage. 9 p.m.

Sleazy and Easy, Drunk and Poor at 24: Freeloader Friday

colorant, flesh
(Umber Studio, 3109 E. 42nd St., Minneapolis; www.umberstudios.com)

Dual exhibit features paintings by Natalie Gallagher and photography by Sohail Akhavein. The opening party features cupcakes and DJ dance music starting at 8 p.m.

The 99ers, the Spent .50s, Sweet Mama J
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

Punk, rock, roots, Americana. 10 p.m.

Sleazy and Easy
(Clubhouse Jager, 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612.332.2686)

Mark Mallman hosts this evening featuring jams from Lady Gaga, Peaches, Crystal Castles, Lil Kim, Robyn, and others. Free Jello shots at midnight.

 

SUNDAY:

Son of a Gun, Fattenin' Frogs, Silver City Millers
(Fine Line Music Café, 318 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612.338.8100)

Folk, Americana, blues, rock. 7 p.m.

Tapestry of Dreams
(Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612.624.2345)

With the Steeles, 4Given, a multimedia presentation of Dr. John S. Wright's 'Jazz Moods for Dreamers.' 4 p.m.

Sleazy and Easy, Drunk and Poor at 24: Freeloader Friday

BONUS FREE:

MONDAY:

$50 Pyramid
(Clubhouse Jager, 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612.332.2686)

Ian Rans of Drinking with Ian hosts this fun night where barhoppers, teamed up with a local celebrity, compete for a $50 drink tab. 21+. 9 p.m.

TUESDAY:

Oscar Nomination Breakfast
(Thom Pham's Wondrous Azian Kitchen, 533 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.338.1479, www.wondrousmpls.com)

Wake up early for big rewards. At this early Oscar party you will be able to watch a live screening of the Oscar nomination announcement, followed by a fashion show, breakfast treats including dim dum, and prizes. 7-9:30 a.m.

ONGOING FREE:

Wells Fargo Winter Skate
(Rice Park, 109 W. 4th St., St. Paul)

Flash your Wells Fargo check or credit card for a free skate rental. For times, visit www.wellsfargowinterskate.com. Through Feb. 6, 2011.


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