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SooVAC shows, open houses, snakes: Freeloader Friday

SooVAC shows, open houses, snakes: Freeloader Friday
Tom Reynan, 1:29 is Beer Time for AZ Gallery's "9 Stops"
The weekend is almost here. This installment of Freeloader Friday features gallery parties, rock shows, outdoor festivals, and plenty of things to do without taxing your wallet. Take a look at our list and plan your free time.

SooVAC shows, open houses, snakes: Freeloader Friday
Lynn Bollman, Haz Mat

FRIDAY:

PRINT PROFS: Recent Work by MN Faculty
(Highpoint Center For Printmaking, 912 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-871-1326, www.highpointprintmaking.org)

6:30-9 p.m.

Soul Beautiful, Machine Boom Betty, Goodbye Sal, Culkin
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m.

Claps, Hollow Boys, Real Numbers, the Velveteens
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

SooVAC shows, open houses, snakes: Freeloader Friday
Tom Reynan, Union Depot Stop

9 Stops
(AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-255-6624, www.theazgallery.org)

Members of the Twin Cities Photography Group have snapped photos of the people, businesses, and neighborhoods in the areas around the nine planned stops of the St. Paul extension of the Light Rail. The Minnesota Historical Society will also be sharing photos demonstrating how the area has changed over the years. 6-9 p.m.

Parachute Empire, Goodnight Gold Dust
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

SooVAC shows, open houses, snakes: Freeloader Friday
James Kielkopf, Untitled

James Kielkopf: New Work
(Thomas Barry Fine Arts, 900 6th Ave. SE #225, Minneapolis, 612-338-3656, www.thomasbarry.com)

Painted collages. 6-8:30 p.m.

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

With glass blower Jenny Justad abstract painter Lauren Strom, live music, chocolates to sample, refreshments, more. 6-9 p.m.

The Mayfly Rooks
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Ornament and Crime: Parastou Forouhar
(Macalester College Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-696-6808, www.macalester.edu)

7 p.m.

The Sunny Era, the Sudden Lovelies, Walker Fields
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

10 p.m.

Geoffrey Fischbein, Alfa, Secrets, Circle of Heat, Peregrine Perspective
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

8 p.m.

Charity Huot & the Summit Hill Band, Fletcher Magellan & the Great Lakes
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m., 9 p.m.

Ta-coumba Aiken and Joseph Norman
(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700, www.mcad.edu)

With live art and performance. 6 to 9 p.m.

SooVAC shows, open houses, snakes: Freeloader Friday
Ta-coumba Aiken, The Calling Continuum, Part 1. Photo by William Franklin.

 

SooVAC shows, open houses, snakes: Freeloader Friday
Joe Sinness, Ghost Right

SATURDAY:

ENOUGH/Fluctuating Capacity
(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263, www.soovac.org)

Two shows open at SooVAC this weekend: "ENOUGH" features artwork by Joseph Rizzo, Joseph Sinness, and Joel Starkey, while "Fluctuating Capacity" has pieces by Adam Hamilton. 6-9 p.m.

Still Pacific, Kiss or Kill, Deaf Mexico, Painted Ponies
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

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

Winter carnival features horse-drawn hay rides, a kids DJ with games and prizes, grilled beef franks and veggie dogs, face painting, arts and crafts, ice skating, and more. More info at www.HiawathaHeart.org. 12-3 p.m.

She Has Issues, Lolo's Ghost, the Receptionists, James Loney & the Midnight Troubadours, Headband Jam
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. 18+.

For the Love of Art
(Casket Arts Community, 681 17th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-788-5551)

Open studios, live music. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

SooVAC shows, open houses, snakes: Freeloader Friday

Art in the Everyday: A Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater Retrospective
(Anita Sue Kolman Gallery, 1500 Jackson St. NE Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, 612-385-4239)

7-10 p.m.

Free Second Saturdays
(Bakken Library and Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-926-3878, www.thebakken.org)

With special activities and happenings. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

American Heart Association Go Red for Women Event
(Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, 952-883-8800, www.mallofamerica.com)

With health tests, cooking demos, fashion show, more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

SooVAC shows, open houses, snakes: Freeloader Friday
Michelle Lee Lagerroos, Ripening Rabbit

Past the Apocalypse
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.com)

Group show explores reflections and predictions about the end of the world. There will be an artists' discussion panel at 1 p.m.

Ghost in the Water, the Desert Vest
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

Mill City Hot Club, No Man's String Band,  Bernie King & the Guilty Pleasures
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

4 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.

SooVAC shows, open houses, snakes: Freeloader Friday
Arno Rafael Minkkinen

Framing the Field: Photographic Terrain in the Collection of the Minnesota Museum of American Art
(Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, 651-690-6644, www.stkate.edu/gallery/)

6-8 p.m.

Grand Opening Event
(The Abstracted Art Gallery, 1618 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, 612-709-8413, www.theabstracted.com)

With acoustic music from Wendy Soleil, DJs, refreshments. 6 p.m.-1 a.m.

Sleep Study, batteryboy, Queen of France
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

 

SUNDAY:

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

It's the year of the snake! Learn about snake biology, meet snakes, play a snake trivia game, listen to some snake stories, make a snake craft. Snakes. 1-4 p.m.

Dan Israel & Friends
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

United Teachers of Music
(Cause Spirits & Soundbar: 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-6000)

With Violent Shifters, Deaf Mexico. All ages. 11 a.m.

The Right Here, the Bent Left, Sleepyhead

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

9 p.m.

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

3 p.m.

Crooked Saws
(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

9 p.m.

ONGOING:

Artists in Storefronts 3

(Nicollet Avenue, Whittier neighborhood)

Featuring 32 artists in 20 storefront exhibits, a pop-up performance festival, outdoor sculpture, mural, and a fashion design challenge. More info at artistsinstorefronts.com. Through Feb. 16, 2013. Many events are free, but some do have admission fees.



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