Sweet Hot Mess, Soo street party, Mario Kart 64 battle: Freeloader Friday

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Japanese artist Caramelaw for "Sweet Hot Mess"

This weekend, there's a pretty wide range of things to do for free in the Twin Cities. There's "Sweet Hot Mess," an art show featuring sweet (and sometimes sour) art by local, national, and international artists. The reception will feature cake, candy, and pastry artists is a sugar battle royale. The Soo Visual Arts Center will host a block party with a whimsical carnival feel (think unicorns and cotton candy) at Pat's Tap this Saturday, and Tipsy Pixels invites folks to play old-school games at the Triple Rock Sunday.

Come take a look at our list.

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FRIDAY:

Corey Dor for the House
(St. Anthony Pop Up Gallery, 2401 University Ave. W., St Paul, 952-412-7070)

Take a tour and learn a little bit about politisc in Minnesota at this historical and performative investigation of politics and causes on University Avenue in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood. More info at coreydorforthehouse.org. Fri. 3 to 9 p.m.; Sat., 12-11 p.m.; Sun., 12-6 p.m. 

Colors
(Gamut Gallery, 1006 Marquette Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612-701-8272, www.gamutgallerympls.com)

Juried art show. 7-10 p.m.

Hymie's Record Roadshow
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Brian Just Band, Very Small Animal, Lonesome DJ Dave, DJ Laurax. 10 p.m.

Dirt Nap, Oblivian, Kill Me Kare Bare, Earthrise
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

France Camp, Origami Ghosts, Nallo
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Freak Creek Revival

(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

6 p.m. 

REENCUENTRO: together again
(Raymond Avenue Gallery, 761 Raymond Ave., St. Paul, 651-644-9200)

Photography and pottery by Guillermo Cuellar and Jorge Provenza. 6-8 p.m.

Woodbury Days
(Ojibwe Park, 2695 Ojibwe Drive, Woodbury, 651-714-3573)

Featuring sports tournaments, Taste of Woodbury, carnival rides and games, business fair, fireworks, live music, more. Visit www.woodburydays.com for more info. Fri. 4-10 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Liz Cummings

(Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Uptown: 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-9900)

6 p.m.

August Music & Movies: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

Music by S. Carey. 7:30 p.m.
 



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