Rockabilly Bowl, Hotel dance night: Freeloader Friday

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Oblivion, screening at the Walker Art Center
This week in Freeloader Friday we have dance parties, quite a few art shows, and whimsical foreign flicks for kids (and grownups) on our itinerary. Whatever you choose to do, it won't drain your wallet like other happenings will.

Come take a look at our list after the jump.

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Jake Spriggs, Tabula Rasa

Belles Lettres

(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888,

Group show celebrate the power of language with artists, writers, and spoken-word performers. 7-10 p.m.

(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

With Jonathan Ackerman.

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Abraham Renko, Flowers
Abraham Renko
(Shoebox Gallery, Robert's Shoes 2948 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-825-3833)

Minimalist work feature organic materials and techniques. 6-8 p.m.

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).

Lowertown First Fridays
(Lowertown, 6th and Sibley, St. Paul)

Monthly event features open studios and galleries, food and drink specials, performances, music, and more. For more info visit 6-9 p.m.

Mark Elton, Real
Mark Elton: Between the Lines
(Spring Street Bar & Grill, 355 NE Monroe St., Minneapolis, 612-627-9123,

This Altered Esthetics satellite show features multimedia works. 6-9 p.m.

Freewheelin' First Friday
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Randy Weeks. 10 p.m.  

Disaster Bird, French Films About Trains, Upstate
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Not About Bombs
(Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-4444,

Works by female Iraqi artists explore identities in flux. There will be an artists' talk and closing reception at 7 p.m.

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From 'Flight' by Sundus Abdul Hadi (in collaboration with photography by Tamara Abdul Hadi)

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