Pond hockey, Broadway fashion: Freeloader Friday

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Image from "Freeze Frame" and the Bell Museum of Natural History
Even though the weather looks like it will remain frigid through this weekend, there's still plenty of fun free things to do out in the great outdoors. Or, find something cozy inside. This edition of Freeloader Friday features sporting events like the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, high fashion with a Jack Edward's retrospective exhibition, a dance party featuring disco, and art shows in galleries and on lakes.

Come take a look.

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Sketch by Jack Edwards
FRIDAY:

Character in Costume: A Jack Edwards Retrospective
(The Goldstein Museum of Design, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul, 612-624-7434, goldstein.design.umn.edu)

As a couture/costume designer, Jack Edwards has dressed Kathryn Hepburn for Broadway, designed looks for Prince and for the Guthrie, and a created costumes for the first Holdazzle Parade. The latest show at the Goldstein will show highlights from the St. Paul resident's long and amazing career. 6-8 p.m.

The Shake Down
(Clubhouse Jager: 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-332-2686)

With DJ King Otto. 10 p.m.

(k)now: a blog launch party
(The Third Place Gallery, 3730 Chicago Ave. S. Studio B, Minneapolis)

Come celebrate of Wing Young Huie's new blog, (k)now, with a dialogue with Wing and sociologist Douglas Hartmann, Ph.D. The talk will be followed by ping pong and karaoke. 6:30 p.m.

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U.S. Pond Hockey Championships
(
Lake Nokomis, 2401 E. Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-370-4938)

Teams compete all weekend for dominance on the pond. There will also be open skating for families, a beer garden, and other activities during the event. For more info, visit www.uspondhockey.com. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.

Wit in Wood: Nordic Figure Carving
(American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-4907, www.americanswedishinst.org)

Opening weekend activities includes a reception and talk on Fri. at 6 p.m., and a "carve-out" (sort of like a knit-out for woodcarvers) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., and woodcarving demonstrations Saturday and Sunday. 

The Tisdales
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

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Ron Campbell
92 KQRS Classic Rock Art Show
(Macy's, 700 Nicollet Mall (skyway level), Minneapolis, 612-375-2200, www.macys.com)

This show features music memorabilia, gig posters, cartoon cells, and original art from classic rock musicians and rock photographers. Yellow Submarine animator Ron Campbell will also be on hand creating art life and chatting with fans. A portion of the proceeds from sales benefit the Smile Network. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. through Sat. 

All the Way Rider, Earthrise, Torch the Spires, Witchden
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Pretend the World Musical Reading & Art Show
(Unity Church-Unitarian, 732 W. Holly Ave., St. Paul, 651-228-1456, www.unityunitarian.org)

Art show features works inspired by and based on Kathryn Kysar's poetry. The opening event includes a musical reading by Kysar and Sean Egan, plus an artists' panel talk. 6:30 p.m.

Suzzy Roche
(Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-215-2600, www.openbookmn.org)

The musician performs and reads from Wayward Saints. 7 p.m.

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Intersections: Women, Leadership, and the Power of Collaboration
(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700, www.mcad.edu)

Local artists collaborate with female artists in leadership positions. 6-8 p.m.

Accumulation
(
MCAD Whittier Studios, 2845 S. Harriet Ave., Minneapolis)

Exhibit features works by past and present MCAD MFA students spanning over three decades. 6-9 p.m.

Off the Cuff: The Spontaneous and Unrehearsed
(Minneapolis Photo Center, 2400 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-643-3511)

7-10 p.m.

Histronic, Sans Souci Quartet, DJ Broadway Jones
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.


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