Rogue Citizen art party, Seawhores, block parties: Freeloader Friday

Serena Cole exhibits at Soo Visual Arts Center

While the weather may be cooling, off Minnesotans will still be getting outside this weekend for a variety of block parties ranging from street fests to ethnic carnivals to events with tasty food-truck offerings. There's also a ton of free music shows, gallery openings, readings, and other happenings that are not to be missed.

Come take a look at our list.

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Matt McGorry, Enemy

Rogue Citizen Art Party
(Gallery 13, 811 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis, 651-592-5503,

Featuring live art from the Rogue Citizen crew, new work by Matt McGorry, live music by OSTRAKA, DJ Paris, DJ HiFi LoFi. 7:30 p.m.-midnight.

Shakin' Babies, Racing Moth (CD-release), El Le Faunt & His Traveling Circus
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Caetani, Andy Ulseth & Broken Bones, the Furthur Adjustments
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Bausch, Bull Edwards, Gastineau, Hansen, Hay
(Studio 206, 2637 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Non Edwards, Emily Gastineau, and Erika Hansen perform iconic solo dances by Pina Bausch, Deborah Hay, and Richard Bull. Performances are on a continuous loop and audiences are welcome to come and go as they please. Read more about it here. 7-9 p.m. Through Sun.

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Christina Empedocles, Last Page
(Burnet Gallery at Chambers, 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-767-6999,

Detailed, black-and-white photography by Pamela Valfer and Christina Empedocles. 6-9 p.m.

Seawhores, the Hex Machine
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Steven Hobert, Brian Courage
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

Love is Love
(Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-4444,

An artistic response to the marriage amendment and the experience of fighting against it. 6-9 p.m.
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Willie Cole

Five Beauties Rising: New Works by Willie Cole
(Highpoint Center For Printmaking, 912 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-871-1326,

Show features 27 intaglio and relief prints of ironing boards. 6:30-9 p.m.

Saul Williams
(Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St Paul, 651-225-8989,

The Nuyorican Grand Slam Champion poet reads from Chorus. 6 p.m.

St. Dominic's Trio
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

9 p.m.
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John Schuerman, Bees in Your Bonnet

Nature In Mind: Drawings at the human edge of nature
(Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St., Hudson, 715-386-2305,

Works by John Schuerman. 8:30 p.m.

VSA Minnesota's 2011 Emerging Artists Grant
(Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave., Minneapolis, 612-587-0230,

6-8 p.m.

Amanda Coplin
(Micawber's Bookstore, 2238 Carter Ave., St. Paul, 651-646-5506,

The author reads from her debut novel, The Orchardist. Read more about it here. 7 p.m.

Maple Grove Autumn Art Festival
(The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, 12459 Elm Creek Blvd., Maple Grove, 763-424-0504,

Featuring art demonstrations, entertainment, food booths, hands-on educational activities, food, film. Fri. 6-7:30 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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