Trivia Mafia, Crooked Teeth: Freeloader Friday

When the weather is as unrelenting as it typically is in Minnesota during the month of January it's common to heed to the desire to retreat to the home. However, cabin fever can sometimes be as uncomfortable as the common cold. This can only be remedied one way: Getting out of the house. Fortunately, there are plenty of things happening in the Twin Cities this weekend to do for free, outside of your cabin (or apartment, duplex, or home). After the jump we have several entertaining gallery shows featuring pieces ranging from clay to video work, pub trivia nights, the opening of a book store that is radical in more ways than one, and the launch of a new arts and culture magazine. Come take a look.


Three Jerome Artists
(Northern Clay Center, 2424 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.339.8007,

This gallery show features innovative clay artwork from Roxanne Jackson, who explores nature, beauty standards, and the grotesque in her pieces; Elizabeth Coleman who carves and glazes items that pay homage to her youthful toys and possessions; and Pete Scherzer's intricate plates, teapots, and other household items. The opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Minute Intentions of a Boa Constrictor, Thousands and Thousands, Dead Bundy & the Neat Neat Neats
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.721.6211)

10 p.m.

Laura & Sean's Movie & Music Trivia
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

7 p.m.

Trivia Mafia, Crooked Teeth: Freeloader Friday

In the House of the Mineral Spirits
(Susan Hensel Gallery, 3441 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.2324,

Installation, performance, video, and works on paper by Dean Ebben. The opening night reception features a performance by Ebben as well as live and prerecorded Gamelan music. At the end of the evening the artist will distribute some of the art create during the event. 6-10 p.m.

A Common Thread: Textile Center Annual Members' Exhibition
(Textile Center/Weavers Guild of Minnesota, 3000 University Ave., Minneapolis, 612.436.0464,

6-8 p.m.

John Ratzloff: Portraits
(Bockley Gallery, 2123 W. 21st St., Minneapolis, 612.377.4669,

6-9 p.m.

Zachary Scot Johnson, County Road G, Winterset
(Corner Coffee, 514 3rd St. N. (Ste. 102), Minneapolis, 612.801.9233)

Rock, Americana, folk. 7 p.m.

Pat Moriarty & Phil Hey
(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651.228.9274)

Jazz. 8 p.m.

The Tisdales, National Bird, Junkboat, Al Schroeter, Rich Mattson
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Rock, garage, psychedelic. 9 p.m.


331 Drinking Spelling Bee
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746,

No, it's not free to compete (that will set you back $6), but it's free to watch. Heckling and encouraged on some rounds. 7 p.m.

Trivia Mafia, Crooked Teeth: Freeloader Friday

Crooked Teeth Magazine Launch Party
(The Coffee Shop, 2852 Johnson St. NE, Minneapolis)

Come celebrate the debut of this local arts, music, and culture magazine. With live music. 6-9 p.m.

American Revival, Yasmen Marie, July Fighter
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

10 p.m.

David Boggs
(Circa Gallery, 210 N. First St., Minneapolis, 612.332.2386,

Landscape paintings. 6-9 p.m.

James Kielkopf: Then and Now Part II
(Thomas Barry Fine Arts, 530 N. 3rd St., Minneapolis, 612.338.3656,

Mixed media collages and select works from the '70s. 5-8 p.m.

Spy House
(Gallery 360, 3011 W. 50th St., Minneapolis, 612.925.2400)

Paintings by Clinton Rost inspired by the coffee house. 7-10 p.m.

Western Fifth
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

9:30 p.m.

El Le Faunt & His Traveling Circus, Holyoke, Small Cities, Bethany Larson & the Bees Knees
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

9 p.m.

Boneshaker Books Grand Opening
(2002 23rd Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.871.7110)

Check out the grand opening of this Seward-neighborhood radical bookstore. They've got zines, a kiddie section, fiction, and a bike delivery service. 7-10 p.m.


Trivia Mafia, Crooked Teeth: Freeloader Friday


Chuck & Sean's Trivia Night
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Celebrate the fourth anniversary of the popular trivia night. 8 p.m.

Beg for Justice, Neil Swanger, Lynn O'Brien, Joshua Kloyda
(Fine Line Music Cafe: 318 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612.338.8100)

7 p.m.


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 Through Feb. 6, 2011.

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