PlayLabs, pit bulls, Hallo-Whoomp at 331: Freeloader Friday

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This week in Freeloader Friday we have a variety of events that won't break the bank, including the PlayLabs theater series, a yearly event featuring raw theater in the early stages of becoming great. There's also Hallo-Whomp, the 331's pre-Halloween dance jam that honors the freshness of the '90s. If you've got a pit bull, or just want to learn more about the breed, there's a festival for that too. Otherwise, check out our list of expos, dance nights, barhopping events, gallery openings and closings, and more.

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Michael Gaughan and Sean Hartman

Sean Hartman, Michael Gaughan

(Modern Times Cafe, 3200 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-886-3882)

Recent collaborative paintings, drawings, and works on paper by Minneapolis the two artists. Read more about the exhibit here. 7-10 p.m.

Hallo-Whoomp (There It Is) VI
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. Northeast, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746,

This pre-Halloween dance party is X-Files themed, so come as Mulder, Scully, an Alien, or just smoke a lot and claim to be the Smoking Man. Or rock your favs looks from the early '90s. 10 p.m.

MNKINO26: Beyond the Grave
(Minneapolis Television Network, 125 Main Street, Minneapolis, 612-331-8575,

Bring a video that's five-minutes long or less to screen. Or, just come to watch other submissions. 8 p.m.

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HP Editions: Newest Projects 2011
(Highpoint Center For Printmaking, 912 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-871-1326,

6:30-9 p.m.

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
(The Playwrights' Center, 2301 Franklin Ave. E., Minneapolis, 612-332-7481,

Part of the Playlabs Series, this production follows a woman as she searches for eternal life while all around her, the world crumbles. The piece is written by Dominic Orlando. 7 p.m.

The Spent .50s
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Blush Fridays
(Lush Food Bar: 990 Central Ave., Minneapolis)

Meet new friends at this lesbian-friendly get together that starts the weekend right. With D-Baz. 10 p.m.

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Beth Barron, Implosion
Beth Barron: Wounds and Bandages
(Shoebox Gallery, Robert's Shoes 2948 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-825-3833,

Found art, mixed-media pieces explore pain, healing. 5-7 p.m.

Liftbridge, the Jelly Project, Battlefish, Dike Fight
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

AVSM Fall Show and Sale

(Northtown Mall, 398 Northtown Dr. NE, Blaine)

Display of African Violets and other Gesneriads. Also Saturday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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