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Sticker art, Tarantino dance party, Revolver launch party: Freeloader Friday

Sticker art, Tarantino dance party, Revolver launch party: Freeloader Friday
Pseudo Manitou's awesome sticker art for "Stick Em Up II"

This edition of Freeloader Friday is especially packed with free stuff to do. Some of the art shows happening this weekend include a sticker art show featuring work from local artists, an exhibition re-appropriating copyrighted materials, and a reception at the Soap Factory that includes an enormous, playable Battleship installation. Music shows include the Concrete and Grass Festival in Mears Park and a dance night highlighting tunes from Quentin Tarantino films. Add in a literary launch party that features beer and boxing and the epic Constellation community art/skill-share event, and you're going to have to plan your weekend carefully in order to get everything in.

Come take a look at our list.
 

Sticker art, Tarantino dance party, Revolver launch party: Freeloader Friday
Tom Lubanovic cross stitches the Spoonbridge

FRIDAY:

©reative Property
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.com)

Group show explores copyright and trademark as they relate to originality and creativity. 7-10 p.m.

Lowertown First Fridays
(Lowertown, 5th St. E. & Sibley St., St Paul)

This monthly event features open studios and galleries, food and drink specials, performances, music, more. For more info visit lowertownfirstfridays.org. 6-9 p.m.  

Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival
(Mears Park, 221 E. 5th St., St. Paul)

With Dosh, the Butanes, Galactic Cowboys on Fri.; Gary Louris, Alicia Wiley & All Eyes Presented, Karin Wolverton & Brad Benoit, and more on Sat. For more info visit www.concreteandgrass.com. Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. 4-10 p.m.

Sticker art, Tarantino dance party, Revolver launch party: Freeloader Friday
Jean Gumpper, Itasca

Respite
(Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis, 612-377-7800, www.grovelandgallery.com)

Reduction woodcut prints by Jean Gumpper, images of refuse and scrap materials by Michael Kareken. 5-8 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

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

With Jonathan Ackerman.

Sticker art, Tarantino dance party, Revolver launch party: Freeloader Friday

Sue Tompkins: It's Chiming in Normaltown
(Midway Contemporary Art, 527 2nd Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-605-4504, www.midwayart.org)

6-8 p.m., performance at 7 p.m.

Clint Niosi, Jenny Dalton, Alyssa Bicking & Jake Manders
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

9 p.m.

Hunting Club, July Fighter
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

Two Birds from the East: The Art of Leili and Hen
(Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave., Minneapolis, 612-587-0230, www.homewoodstudios.com)

The opening reception features a presentation and dance. 6-9 p.m.

Sticker art, Tarantino dance party, Revolver launch party: Freeloader Friday

Alejandro Cesarco: The Two Stories
(Franklin Art Works, 1021 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-872-7494, www.franklinartworks.org)

6-8 p.m.

Also at Franklin Art Works:

Jonathan Bruce Williams: S I G H T H O U S E

Good-Bye Moments: An Investigation of the Temporary
(MCAD Whittier Studios, 2840 Grand Ave. S, Minneapolis)

6-9 p.m.

Reintroducing: 2012 Faculty Exhibition

(Macalester College Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-696-6808, www.macalester.edu)

3-7 p.m.

XIX: The 19th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
(Denler Art Gallery at Northwestern College, 3003 Snelling Avenue N., Roseville, 651-286-7560)

6-9 p.m.

Sacred Space, Contested Terrain

(Katherine E. Nash Gallery, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-624-6518, nash.umn.edu)

This group show opened on Thursday. 

Sticker art, Tarantino dance party, Revolver launch party: Freeloader Friday
Image by Abha Mistry

 

Sticker art, Tarantino dance party, Revolver launch party: Freeloader Friday
Blue Torpedo

SATURDAY:

Stick Em Up II
(Cal Surf, 1715 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-822-6840, www.cal-surf.com)

Sticker art.  6-10 p.m.

Melody & the Dramatics
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

Pulp Friction: A Tarantino Dance Party
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

Dance to tunes featured in the films of Tarantino. With Hey There Handsome, Slow Moe.

St. Dominic's Trio

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

10 p.m.

Sticker art, Tarantino dance party, Revolver launch party: Freeloader Friday
Photo by France Barbeau

Constellation

This special two-day event features mobile karaoke, backyard films, live theater, a cake walk, quilt-making, fermentation skill-shares, participatory projects, music, art shows, and more in backyards, garages, porches, apartments, or other private spaces in the south Minneapolis neighborhoods of Powderhorn, Phillips, Corcoran, Longfellow, and Seward. Visit constellationmpls.wordpress.com for more info, or read more about it here. Through Sunday

Fall Open House
(Alliance Francaise, 113 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, 612-332-0436, www.afmsp.org)

With prizes, sample classes, refreshments, instructors, more. 12-3 p.m.

Sticker art, Tarantino dance party, Revolver launch party: Freeloader Friday
A sketch of the life-size Battleship game being installed as part of the exhibition

Why we do this.
(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176, www.soapfactory.org)

Ready to play? Andy DuCett has created an interactive 12,000-square-foot, site-specific installation. 7-11 p.m.

Library Bike Tour
(Linden Hills Library, 2900 W. 43rd St., Minneapolis, 612-630-6750)

Tour three libraries on wheels. To register, call 612.543.6825. 2 p.m.

Waite Park Fall Festival and Push Cart Derby
(Waite Park Community Center, 1810 34th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, www.waiteparkneighborhood.org)

Featuring music, food, kids games, silent auction, and park activities. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Red Tail Squadron: Rise Above
(Shiloh Temple Church, 1201 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis, 612-302-1463)

Exhibit honors Tuskegee airmen. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sticker art, Tarantino dance party, Revolver launch party: Freeloader Friday

Revolver Launch Party
(Uppercut Gym, 1324 Quincy St. Ne, Minneapolis, 612-822-1964)

This party includes a co-ed boxing tournament, DJ Shannon Blowtorch, drinks, Chef Shack, Ely Sotillo painting live, storytelling through Polaroid photos, and more. 9 p.m.-midnight.

Paint on the Water: St. Croix Valley HipHop Festival
(Pioneer Park, 515 N. 2nd St., Stillwater, 651-430-8837)

Featuring live graffiti art, DJ sets, breakdancing and MC battles, family activities, more. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sticker art, Tarantino dance party, Revolver launch party: Freeloader Friday

Still There
(The Gallery @ Fox Tax, 503 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-824-2829, www.foxtaxservice.com/gallery)

Works by Kenneth Steinbach. 6-9 p.m.

Group Show
(The Grand Hand Gallery, 619 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-312-1122, www.thegrandhand.com)

Featuring Jan McKeachie Johnston, Randy Johnston, Michael Rohde, Carolyn Morris Bach. 5-7 p.m.

Festival of Giving
(Common Ground Meditation Center, 2700 E. 26th St., Minneapolis, 612-722-8260, www.commongroundmeditation.org)

With musicians Ellis, Dean Magraw, and Linda Breitag; folk dance caller Ann Carter; spoken-word artists Louis Alemayehu, Kevin Freidberg. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sticker art, Tarantino dance party, Revolver launch party: Freeloader Friday

Kristy Childress: Not Quite Sky
(Spring Street Bar & Grill, 355 NE Monroe St., Minneapolis, 612-627-9123, www.springstreettavern.com)

6-9 p.m.

MacPhail Center for Music Open House
(MacPhail Center for Music, 501 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-321-0100, www.macphail.org)

With family activities and classes, concert and master class with Erin Keefe. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Zenon Dance School's Fall Open House

(Zenon Dance Company And School, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-338-1101, www.zenondance.org)

Sample classes. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Old Fashioned Records Presents, with the Broken Bicycles, Mayfly Rooks, I'm Not Dead/I'm Not a Robot, the Dang Ol' Tri'ole
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

9 p.m.

Nature's Beast
(Rosalux Gallery, 1400 Van Buren St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-747-3942, www.rosaluxgallery.com)

Mixed-media works and sculptural installations by Amelia Biewald and Jonas Criscoe. 6-10 p.m.

Sticker art, Tarantino dance party, Revolver launch party: Freeloader Friday
Jonas Criscoe

 

Sticker art, Tarantino dance party, Revolver launch party: Freeloader Friday

SUNDAY:

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.

James Wallace
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

9 p.m.

Worldwide Yoga Relay
(Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-3908, www.britspub.com)

Beginning in Sydney, Australia at sunrise, yogis around the globe teach local, coordinated yoga classes traveling west through each time zone and ending in Los Angeles. 9:30-11 a.m.

Rock for Democracy Block Party
(Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-825-3737, www.bryantlakebowl.com)

With Mark Mallman, Heiruspecs, Silverback Colony, Zoo Animal, Mrs. Smith, more. Proceeds benefit Bridge for Youth. 3-10 p.m.

Art at Rice Creek
(Banfill-Locke Center For the Arts, 6666 E. River Road, Fridley, 763-574-1850, www.banfill-locke.org)

Featuring performances, an arts and fine crafts sale, all-ages creative workshops, more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

YogaLift Open House/Launch Party
(YogaLift Fitness and Weight Loss Studio, 4803 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-869-9315, www.yogalift.com)

With demonstrations and mini classes, live Kirtan music, prizes, more. 2-5 p.m.



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