CO Exhibitions, Euro dance party, art sleds: Freeloader Friday

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Dan Madsen for CO Exhibition's "Sign Related"
There's lots to do indoors and outdoors this weekend for free. If you're up for braving the cold, pack on some layers and check out Saint Paul Winter Carnival happenings, or stop by Powderhorn Park for some art sled hilarity. Not willing to deal with the windchill? There are plenty of gallery openings, kids' craft activities, live concerts, and more.

Check out our list and plan your weekend.

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FRIDAY:

2013 Saint Paul Winter Carnival
(Rice Park, 109 W. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-632-5111)

This huge festival features ice and snow carving competitions, beer tastings, art exhibits, sporting events, scavenger hunt, and plenty of other fun activities. For a complete schedule and list of locations, visit www.winter-carnival.com. Through Feb. 3. Many events are free, but some events have cover charges.

Anchor Windlass
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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Ghostly International
Image as Object, Object as Image: Graphic Abstraction by Sonnenzimmer
(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700, www.mcad.edu)

Paintings, graphic textile pieces, and sound installation. Opening reception with artists' talk 6 to 9 p.m.

Sorry OK, Sundowners, White Mischief
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Actual Wolf, Deceitful Lapwings, the Broken Bicycles
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m. 

The House We Built: Feminist Art Then and Now
(Katherine E. Nash Gallery, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-624-6518, nash.umn.edu)

This group show, which opened yesterday, features artworks spanning decades.

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Miriam Schapiro, A Cabinet for All Seasons

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Natasha Pestich
Faculty Sabbatical Exhibition
(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700, www.mcad.edu)

With Tom DeBiaso, Kindra Murphy, Natasha Pestich, Thomas Pope, Tom Schroeder, and Barbara Schulz. Opening reception with artists' talk 6 to 9 p.m., with film screenings at 8 p.m.

Marcus Wise, Mike Salovich
(Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523, www.icehousempls.com)

7 p.m.

Trent Romens, the Rhinestone Diplomats, FrogLeg
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+. 8 p.m.

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Gabriela Husch, Seeing Through
She's Not There: The Myth of the Muse
(Gallery 122 At Hang It, 122 8th St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-874-7222)

This group show features over 20 artists from across the U.S. and Canada. All works focus on one model, Marlene Tupy. 7-9 p.m.

Back Alley
(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

9 p.m.

The Poor Nobodys
(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

8 p.m.

Craig Martin Stellmacher: 100 Foreclosed Homes
(Shoebox Gallery, 2948 Chicago Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612-825-3833, www.mnartists.org/shoebox_gallery)

7-9 p.m.

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