Pre-Valentine's Day parties, Staraoke Karaoke: Freeloader Friday

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With Valentine's Day fast approaching, you may be wondering what you get your sweetie. This weekend features several great parties that should entertain as well as enable you to shop for the holiday. In addition to these events for lovers, this edition of Freeloader Friday has tons of art shows, free theater, music gigs, lectures, and a tribute to the United Kingdom at Brit's.

Come take a look at our list.

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Crashing the Party

(Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-0937,

Sally Wingert and Joe Minjares star in this examination of the pursuit of the American Dream. Through March 4. Tickets are free, and first-come first served (it's $15 to reserve seats ahead).

The Slow Death, Arms Aloft, the Manix, Apocalypse Meow
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m. 

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WORKING TITLE: An Evolving Art Exhibit
(CO Exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, 612-379-4151)

Last chance to check out this show featuring collaborative/evolving artwork. 6-9 p.m.

Open Door 7
(Rosalux Gallery, 1224 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-747-3942,

An annual juried group show. 6-10 p.m.

Art of Romance Soiree
(Artist Mercantile, 24 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-222-0053,

This party features live music, chocolates, refreshments, V-Day gifts, and a new exhibition of artist Becky Kerhwald's Heart series. 6:30-8 p.m.

Small White

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

With the Drug Budget, Battletoys. 10 p.m.  

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