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A David Lynch dance party, SXSW homecoming show, and a b-day party for Aesthetic Apparatus make the list for Freeloader Friday

A David Lynch dance party, SXSW homecoming show, and a b-day party for Aesthetic Apparatus make the list for Freeloader Friday

(Work by Mike Perry)


This week there's plenty of free stuff to freak you out. We have tons of visual art events, including hand-processed photography, $5 rock posters, and hot pink dinosaurs by Jennifer Davis. There's a rock show welcoming home the troops from SXSW, and, yes, there's a DJ party for David Lynch fans.

A David Lynch dance party, SXSW homecoming show, and a b-day party for Aesthetic Apparatus make the list for Freeloader Friday

FRIDAY:

The Imperfect Image: The Art of the Handcrafted Print
(IFP MN Center For Media Arts, 2446 University Ave. W, Ste 100, St. Paul, 651.644.1912, www.ifpmsp.org)

No digital photography here. Come check out really cool and interesting prints using various processes. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

David Lynch Tribute Night
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Do you enjoy backward--talking dwarfs who only appear in dreams? Or bisexual women with amnesia who cry hysterically while someone sings in Spanish? This is your night. DJ Grant Cutler will spin tunes in tribute to David Lynch, arguably one of the weirdest big-time directors out there. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Lost in the Discovery of What Shapes the Mind
(MCAD - Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2501 Stevens Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.874.3700, www.mcad.edu)

The innovative book designer Mike Perry reflects on the discoveries he made along the way to becoming an artist. 6 p.m.

Millionth Word, Kill to Kill, Central Division, Telepathos
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Rock, indie, gothic. 9 p.m.

 

SXSW Welcome Home Show

(Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.331.9800)

Come welcome home local bands as they return from Austin's most epic party. Performers include Solid Gold, Guystorm, and Dearling Physique. Anthem Heart's Ken Hannigan, who spent his time in Texas creating cool art print t-shirts, will DJ. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Melt
(The Living Room, 821 Marquette Ave. S. (The Foshay), Minneapolis, 612.597.2413)

Has Minnesota finally melted? We sure hope so. To celebrate, this Foshay hot spot will be mixing blended summer drinks, spinning tunes, and lifting moods with go-go dancers. Bring winter clothes to donate to Caring & Sharing Hands. For each layer you give you'll get a raffle tickets for possible prizes. Free. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

MPLS Dub Ensemble
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

10 p.m.

The New Monarchs CD-Release
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

The electro group releases their appropriately-titled album, Electrocaching. Ghost in the Water also perform. 10 p.m.

 

A David Lynch dance party, SXSW homecoming show, and a b-day party for Aesthetic Apparatus make the list for Freeloader Friday


SATURDAY:

Jennifer Davis: Spree
(First Amendment Gallery, 1101 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, 612.379.4151)

Pastels meet bright colors, puppies meet animals with teeth. This show is a little sweet, a little sour. The opening reception tonight will feature live music from the Book of Right On, beer, and the sale of a print of Davis's Owl by Burlesque of North America. 7-10 p.m.

STNNNG, Child Bite, Zoos of Berlin, Seawhores
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Rock. 9 p.m.

Jack Brass Band
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

Jazz, funk, R&B. 10 p.m.

Aesthetic Apparatus 11-Year Anniversary Party
(Aesthetic Apparatus, 2215 Snelling Ave., Minneapolis, 612.339.3345, www.aestheticapparatus.com)

Come celebrate at this two-part party. Part 1 features a $5 scratch-and-dent poster sale starting at noon. Then at 7 p.m., stop by again for beer and live music from experiemental sound group Beatrix*JAR and rockers the Blind Shake. The party ends around midnight.

Pictures of Then, Bethany Larson & the Bees Knees, Bella Ruse
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Folk, acoustic, indie. 10 p.m.

Attitude City
(Clubhouse Jager, 913 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612.332.2686)

This dance night is decidedly disco in flavor. Use your walk to stay alive. 21+. 10 p.m.

Coldsprints

(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

Eight women and 16 men compete for stationary bike dominance. There'll be drink specials too. It's free to watch, but it's $5 to compete. 21+. 7 p.m.

 

Back to the Garden

(The Soap Factory, 518 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612.623.9176, www.soapfactory.org)

Local authors read in response to the current exhibit. Heid Erdrich, Geoff Herbach, Brian Beatty, and others will share their thoughts. 8 p.m.

Ivory Tower Art Auction
(The Community Room at Bridgewater Lofts, 215 10th Ave. S., Minneapolis)

At this evening party guests can check out tons of art for sale, live painting by Rogue Citizen, live music, and appetizers by JD Hoyt. Proceeds will benefit the U of MN non-profit undergraduate literary magazine, Ivory Tower. Free, but donations encouraged. 7 p.m.

 


A David Lynch dance party, SXSW homecoming show, and a b-day party for Aesthetic Apparatus make the list for Freeloader Friday

(Photo by Rick Harris)

SUNDAY:

Vintage Voltage
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

We're so close to next month's fashion bonanza, yet so far away. Get your fix at this flashback evening featuring Vintage Voltage musicians past, including Mercurial Rage and Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles. There will also be a 2010 sneak peak from rockers Blue Sky Blackout. 21+. 8 p.m.

Chris Maddock, Bryan Miller
(Honey, 205 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.746.0306, www.honeympls.com)

Local comedy. Fun fact: Bryan Miller is the proofreader here at City Pages. 8 p.m.

Open House
(Bachman's, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.861.7600, www.bachmans.com)

Get gardening ideas at this open house featuring a petting zoo, children's potting bench, cookies, prizes, and more. You don't have to go to the spot on Lyndale; all Bachman's are celebrating spring Saturday and Sunday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hildur Victoria, Caroline Smith & the Goodnight Sleeps
(Sauce Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.822.6000)

Indie folk. 9:30 p.m.



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