Gay football parties, Hot Pants, the apocalypse: Freeloader Friday

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Lance Ward, The Flora and Fauna of the Apocalypse for Altered Esthetics' "Past the Apocalypse"
Are you ready for the weekend? This installment boasts tons of live music shows, gallery openings, and even a party that combines a Super Bowl screening with drag. Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

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Damon Rowly, Recomposition

Past the Apocalypse

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

Group show explores reflections and predictions about the end of the world. 7-10 p.m.

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

With Jonathan Ackerman.

The Hasps, ESG-LSD (the all-ESG covers band), Weakwick, Dentist
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 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.

(Bedlam Community Design Center: 2714 E. 27th St., Minneapolis, 612-341-1038)

Join Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 and Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL) as they strive for better work conditions for 6,000 janitors and security officers. With music by Toki Wright, Sean Anonymous, Mark Kreazy, Raising the Bar, Harry Waters Jr., more; art exhibitions by Ta-coumba Aiken, Ricardo Morales, Becky Dernbach, DWITT, Biafra, and more. 6 p.m.

Crimes, Carroll, All Eyes
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

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Zach Collins, Grid
Interaction [in-ter-ak-shuhn]: a reciprocal action, effect, or influence
(Burnet Gallery at Chambers, 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-767-6999,

Exhibition features select MCAD MFA students and their mentors. 6-9 p.m.

Histronic, Tyler Pryzbilla, DJ Dorsey
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

Andra Suchy
(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

8 p.m.

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

6:30 p.m.

Hot Pants
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

10 p.m.

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