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Sweet Hot Mess, Soo street party, Mario Kart 64 battle: Freeloader Friday

Sweet Hot Mess, Soo street party, Mario Kart 64 battle: Freeloader Friday
Japanese artist Caramelaw for "Sweet Hot Mess"

This weekend, there's a pretty wide range of things to do for free in the Twin Cities. There's "Sweet Hot Mess," an art show featuring sweet (and sometimes sour) art by local, national, and international artists. The reception will feature cake, candy, and pastry artists is a sugar battle royale. The Soo Visual Arts Center will host a block party with a whimsical carnival feel (think unicorns and cotton candy) at Pat's Tap this Saturday, and Tipsy Pixels invites folks to play old-school games at the Triple Rock Sunday.

Come take a look at our list.

Sweet Hot Mess, Soo street party, Mario Kart 64 battle: Freeloader Friday

FRIDAY:

Corey Dor for the House
(St. Anthony Pop Up Gallery, 2401 University Ave. W., St Paul, 952-412-7070)

Take a tour and learn a little bit about politisc in Minnesota at this historical and performative investigation of politics and causes on University Avenue in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood. More info at coreydorforthehouse.org. Fri. 3 to 9 p.m.; Sat., 12-11 p.m.; Sun., 12-6 p.m. 

Colors
(Gamut Gallery, 1006 Marquette Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612-701-8272, www.gamutgallerympls.com)

Juried art show. 7-10 p.m.

Hymie's Record Roadshow
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Brian Just Band, Very Small Animal, Lonesome DJ Dave, DJ Laurax. 10 p.m.

Dirt Nap, Oblivian, Kill Me Kare Bare, Earthrise
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

France Camp, Origami Ghosts, Nallo
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Freak Creek Revival
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

6 p.m. 

REENCUENTRO: together again
(Raymond Avenue Gallery, 761 Raymond Ave., St. Paul, 651-644-9200)

Photography and pottery by Guillermo Cuellar and Jorge Provenza. 6-8 p.m.

Woodbury Days
(Ojibwe Park, 2695 Ojibwe Drive, Woodbury, 651-714-3573)

Featuring sports tournaments, Taste of Woodbury, carnival rides and games, business fair, fireworks, live music, more. Visit www.woodburydays.com for more info. Fri. 4-10 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Liz Cummings

(Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Uptown: 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-9900)

6 p.m.

August Music & Movies: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

Music by S. Carey. 7:30 p.m.
 

 

Sweet Hot Mess, Soo street party, Mario Kart 64 battle: Freeloader Friday
Scott Hove

SATURDAY:

Sweet Hot Mess
(Cult Status Gallery, 2913 Harriet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-965-9162, www.cultstatusgallery.com)

This party combines fine art with a sweet twist as pro-pastry and -bakers decorate confections inspired by the sugary art on the walls for top bragging rights. Be sure to vote for your favorite piece. 6 p.m. 

Steve & Dave, the Moose Knuckle Brothers, Jimmi & the Band of Souls
(Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Uptown: 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-9900)

6 p.m., 9 p.m. 10:30 p.m.

Awkward Bodies (tape-release), Voytek, Ghost of Guyana, FM Bells
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

The Sisters Magnet & Brothers Steel
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

Sweet Hot Mess, Soo street party, Mario Kart 64 battle: Freeloader Friday
Soo Year Two

Sideshow Soo Year Two
(Pat's Tap, 3510 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-822-8216, www.patstap.com)

This awesome street party features carnival games, whimsical art installations, fun activities, food, and other shenanigans. 3-9 p.m. 

Luther the Devil, Walker Fields
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m. 

Open Your HeART to Art
(Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Main St., Hopkins, 952-979-1100, www.hopkinsartscenter.com)

Featuring art for sale, food and drink, live music, craft activities, children's photography, silent auction, family activities, and more. Proceeds benefit Free Arts MN. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

2012 LoLa Art Crawl

This self-guided tour features exhibits at artists' homes, studios, and local businesses in the Longfellow neighborhood. More info at lolaartcrawl.com. Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sweet Hot Mess, Soo street party, Mario Kart 64 battle: Freeloader Friday
Landland's Dan Black and Jessica Seamans

Landland: How to Bocoming Absolete
(Foiled Again, 2807 Johnson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-781-5150, www.foiledagainsalon.com)

Design team Landland exhibit their gig posters, album covers, and more. 7-9 p.m.

Jennifer Markey & the Tennessee Snowpants, Western Fifth, Pinata Hearts
(Grumpy's Bar & Grill: 1111 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-340-9738)

9 p.m.

The Melvilles
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

7:30 p.m.

Bellyrama
(Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

With kids and family yoga, belly painting, live music, group stretch, more. Sign up at www.blooma.com. 9-11 a.m. 

Sweet Hot Mess, Soo street party, Mario Kart 64 battle: Freeloader Friday

 

SUNDAY:

Tipsy Pixels
(Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-333-7399, www.triplerocksocialclub.com)

Watch people duke it out on Mario Kart 64, or play video games on old-school systems. 7 p.m. It's free to watch/play games, but you must sign up early and pay $5 to compete. 

Jacob Hanson
(Barbette: 1600 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-5710)

10 p.m. 

Between (play) and (rewind): the Making of Son Dos Alas
(Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-4444, www.intermediaarts.org)

Multimedia lecture with anthropologist Melisa Rivière on her experience conducting research on the globalization of hip-hop and its local expressions between Cuba and Puerto Rico. With DJ Omari Omari, traditional drinks from Cuba and Puerto Rico, food by Señor Wong. 7 p.m.

The Neighborhood Trio, the Tex Pistols

(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

2 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

Sweet Hot Mess, Soo street party, Mario Kart 64 battle: Freeloader Friday
Photo by Shaun Laden

ONGOING:

Looking for a farmers' market in your neighborhood? Check out our complete list here.

Live Racing
(Running Aces Harness Park, 15201 Zurich St. NE, Forest Lake, 651-925-4600)

Live harness racing. Sundays, 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 7 p.m. Continues through Sept. 3.

Open Field
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600, www.walkerart.org)

This summer-long hangout on the Walker's field includes workshops, musical performances, talks, info share, beer, patio, food, games, club meetings, and much more. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through Sept. 1.



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