SooVAC shows, open houses, snakes: Freeloader Friday

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Tom Reynan, 1:29 is Beer Time for AZ Gallery's "9 Stops"
The weekend is almost here. This installment of Freeloader Friday features gallery parties, rock shows, outdoor festivals, and plenty of things to do without taxing your wallet. Take a look at our list and plan your free time.

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Lynn Bollman, Haz Mat

PRINT PROFS: Recent Work by MN Faculty
(Highpoint Center For Printmaking, 912 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-871-1326,

6:30-9 p.m.

Soul Beautiful, Machine Boom Betty, Goodbye Sal, Culkin
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m.

Claps, Hollow Boys, Real Numbers, the Velveteens
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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Tom Reynan, Union Depot Stop
9 Stops
(AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-255-6624,

Members of the Twin Cities Photography Group have snapped photos of the people, businesses, and neighborhoods in the areas around the nine planned stops of the St. Paul extension of the Light Rail. The Minnesota Historical Society will also be sharing photos demonstrating how the area has changed over the years. 6-9 p.m.

Parachute Empire, Goodnight Gold Dust
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

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James Kielkopf, Untitled
James Kielkopf: New Work
(Thomas Barry Fine Arts, 900 6th Ave. SE #225, Minneapolis, 612-338-3656,

Painted collages. 6-8:30 p.m.

Art of Romance Soiree
(Artist Mercantile, 24 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-222-0053,

With glass blower Jenny Justad abstract painter Lauren Strom, live music, chocolates to sample, refreshments, more. 6-9 p.m.

The Mayfly Rooks
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

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Parastou Forouhar
Ornament and Crime: Parastou Forouhar
(Macalester College Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-696-6808,

7 p.m.

The Sunny Era, the Sudden Lovelies, Walker Fields
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

10 p.m.

Geoffrey Fischbein, Alfa, Secrets, Circle of Heat, Peregrine Perspective
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

8 p.m.

Charity Huot & the Summit Hill Band, Fletcher Magellan & the Great Lakes
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m., 9 p.m.

Ta-coumba Aiken and Joseph Norman
(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700,

With live art and performance. 6 to 9 p.m.

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Ta-coumba Aiken, The Calling Continuum, Part 1. Photo by William Franklin.

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