Art by Curtiss A, Wants vs. Needs: Freeloader Friday

Art by Curtiss A
It's another strong weekend for free stuff to do. There's dance parties like Wants vs. Needs, and parties including the Red Stag Block Party. Music and art will collide with a gallery show featuring Curtiss A, and the Soap Factory hosts an expo dedicated to the best in comic, zine, and graphic novel art out there. Check out our list after the jump.


Common Room
(The Soap Factory, 518 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612.623.9176,

Show up tonight to play a city-wide game of Risk. The game will be held in the Common Room as well as additional remote locations. 7-10 p.m.

Wants vs. Needs
(Clubhouse Jager, 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612.332.2686)

Dance to awesome tunes spun by DJ Espada, Petey Wheatstraw, So Gold, and Anton. 10 p.m.

Minneapolis Indie Xpo Kickoff Party
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

Celebrate comic art early with music by Dreamland Faces, and the Great Confinement. 8 p.m.

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Something to Do Until the End of the World: Work by Curtiss A
(Gallery 122 At Hang It, 122 8th St. SE, Minneapolis, 612.874.7222)

Often referred to as the Godfather of the Twin Cities rock scene, Curtiss A has also been creating art for decades. His incredibly-detailed collage work features superheroes, devils, beasts, and political figures as they wander a landscape filled with urinals and cash. It's dark and humorous simultaneously. The opening reception from 7-10 p.m. features a live acoustic set from Curtiss A.
Nordeast Music Festival
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Curtiss A is presumably running from his gallery show over at the Hang It gallery to this gig. The Alrights open. 9:30 p.m.

Uncle Chunk
(Fine Line Music Café, 318 First Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612.338.8100)

Show up with Twin apparel on or bring your ticket stub to get in free. 8 p.m.

Corn Fest

(St. Gerard's Church, 9600 Regent Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, 763.424.8770,

Yeah, there's going to be a lot of corn at this festival. But there will also be live entertainment, games, a sports alley, basket auction, bingo, pull tabs, and more. 6-11 p.m. Fri.; 4-11 p.m. Sat.; 12-4 p.m. Sun.

The 4 on the Floor, Rockford Mules, Fattenin' Frogs
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Rock. 9 p.m.

Sorry OK, Small White, the Drug Budget, the Upshot
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

Indie rock, folk. 10 p.m.


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