Sticker art, Tarantino dance party, Revolver launch party: Freeloader Friday

Pseudo Manitou's awesome sticker art for "Stick Em Up II"

This edition of Freeloader Friday is especially packed with free stuff to do. Some of the art shows happening this weekend include a sticker art show featuring work from local artists, an exhibition re-appropriating copyrighted materials, and a reception at the Soap Factory that includes an enormous, playable Battleship installation. Music shows include the Concrete and Grass Festival in Mears Park and a dance night highlighting tunes from Quentin Tarantino films. Add in a literary launch party that features beer and boxing and the epic Constellation community art/skill-share event, and you're going to have to plan your weekend carefully in order to get everything in.

Come take a look at our list.
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Tom Lubanovic cross stitches the Spoonbridge

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

Group show explores copyright and trademark as they relate to originality and creativity. 7-10 p.m.

Lowertown First Fridays
(Lowertown, 5th St. E. & Sibley St., St Paul)

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

Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival
(Mears Park, 221 E. 5th St., St. Paul)

With Dosh, the Butanes, Galactic Cowboys on Fri.; Gary Louris, Alicia Wiley & All Eyes Presented, Karin Wolverton & Brad Benoit, and more on Sat. For more info visit Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. 4-10 p.m.

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Jean Gumpper, Itasca
(Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis, 612-377-7800,

Reduction woodcut prints by Jean Gumpper, images of refuse and scrap materials by Michael Kareken. 5-8 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

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

With Jonathan Ackerman.

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Sue Tompkins: It's Chiming in Normaltown
(Midway Contemporary Art, 527 2nd Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-605-4504,

6-8 p.m., performance at 7 p.m.

Clint Niosi, Jenny Dalton, Alyssa Bicking & Jake Manders
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

9 p.m.

Hunting Club, July Fighter
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

Two Birds from the East: The Art of Leili and Hen
(Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave., Minneapolis, 612-587-0230,

The opening reception features a presentation and dance. 6-9 p.m.

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Alejandro Cesarco: The Two Stories
(Franklin Art Works, 1021 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-872-7494,

6-8 p.m.

Also at Franklin Art Works:

Jonathan Bruce Williams: S I G H T H O U S E

Good-Bye Moments: An Investigation of the Temporary
(MCAD Whittier Studios, 2840 Grand Ave. S, Minneapolis)

6-9 p.m.

Reintroducing: 2012 Faculty Exhibition

(Macalester College Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-696-6808,

3-7 p.m.

XIX: The 19th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
(Denler Art Gallery at Northwestern College, 3003 Snelling Avenue N., Roseville, 651-286-7560)

6-9 p.m.

Sacred Space, Contested Terrain

(Katherine E. Nash Gallery, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-624-6518,

This group show opened on Thursday. 

Image by Abha Mistry

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