Freeloader Friday: David Hasselhoff, chocolate explosions, and underground comedy

Freeloader Friday: David Hasselhoff, chocolate explosions, and underground comedy

(Good art is "Contagious." Check out works by Jennifer Davis, Tara Costello, and Amy Rice)

This week we've got tasty chocolate, standup comedy, and photography from artists who have been workshopping with Wing Young Huie. Check it out after the jump.


(Black Forest Inn, 1 E. 26th St. Minneapolis, 612.872.0812,

You might find yourself buying a beer at this festival, but it is free to get in. Friday night features an homage to David Hasselhoff while Saturday the bar will be filled with bad German accents. THis festival runs through Tuesday and most events start between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Visit their site for a complete schedule.

The Comedy Corner Open Mic Night
(Club Underground, 355 NE Monroe St., Minneapolis, 612.627.9123,

Wander down to the basement and try your luck at making drunks (and stone cold sober comedy fans) laugh. 10 p.m.

Health & Fitness Expo
(RiverCentre, 175 W Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, 651.265.4800,

Test new fitness equipment, get a message, and learn about your health. Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.


Wing Young Huie's Salon: 2009 Group Photography Exhibition
(Wing Young Huie's Gallery & Studio, 2525 Franklin Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.375.0191)

See what participants of award-winning photographer Wing Young Huie's salons have been up to. This show should feature quite a large variety of work, from pictures of homeless people to trips to the farmers' market, and even unusual shots from road trips. 6-9 p.m.

Chocolate Explosion
(Center for Families, 3333 4th St. N, Minneapolis)

Unless you're Jerry Bruckheimer, you probably don't like real explosions. A chocolate explosion might be pretty cool though. This afternoon will feature mineral make-up makeovers, chocolate sampling, nutrition talks, and more. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Surf Night
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S. Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Three psychobilly, rock, jam bands for the price of none. With Nordic Surf, Papa Surf, and Big Surf. 9 p.m.

(Studio #145, 1121 Jackson Street NE, Minneapolis)

This one night only show features colorful, whimsical, and undeniably cool paintings by Tara Costello, Amy Rice, and Jennifer Davis. 7-10 p.m.


Fall Art Tour
(Various locations, St. Paul)

This annual gallery crawl features seven different school and gallery locations with free shuttle buses every 20 minutes. For more info visit 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Great Plains Poetry Slam
(Pepito's Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.822.3030,

Poets compete for word dominance and the chance to compete in Nebraska. No, really. 8:30 p.m.

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