Freeloader Friday: NEMAA Fall Arts Show, pub trivia, and DJs at Sauce

This week we have epic amounts of art in the Northeast, an awesome pub quiz, and a biting take on a classic children's poem.

(Robot Arm by NEMAA artist Shuji Usui)


NEMAA Fall Fine Arts Show 2009


(Grain Belt Bottling House, 79 13th St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.465.0234)

This three-day art festival kicks off Friday with an opening party featuring over 150 artists, a "People's Choice Award," and more. 6-10 p.m. Friday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday; noon-3 p.m. Sunday.

Red Pens, Sharp Teeth, Teenage Moods

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

Experimental surf rock, grunge pop, and garage rock all in one place? Fact. 10 p.m.


(Casket Arts Community, 681 17th Ave. NE, Minneapolis)

Check out work by over 50 local artists, listen to music by Lonesome Dan Kase, and snack on food by Chowgirls. 5-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

(Rob McBroom)


Heavy Petting: New Works by Rob McBroom

(The Gallery @ Fox Tax, 503 1st Ave. Ne, Minneapolis, 612.824.2829)

This wicked reimagining of the classic poem, The Owl and the Pussycat features panel work incorporating pop culture, advertisement icons, and other materials layered together. The opening reception is 6-11 p.m.

Presence of the Holidays Show and Sale


(Suburban World Theatre, 3022 Hennepin Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.822.9000)

Crap. It's the holiday season again. Get gift ideas at this one-day even featuring work by 35 artists. Or just enjoy the live entertainment, food, and drink. For more information call 612.743.6417. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Book Arts Festival

(Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave. S, Ste 100, Minneapolis, 612.215.2520)

Spend an afternoon working on holiday art-making activities for families and artist demonstrations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

(Photo by mattdente)


DJ Darlin' Nikki, Fidel $$$$Flow


(Sauce Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.822.6000)

Keep the dance party going through the weekend. We hope you survive Monday. 10 p.m.

Chuck and Sean's Trivia Night

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

Or, get that brain in shape with this always-fun pub quiz. 8 p.m.