Cult Status Gallery, SXSW send-offs, HE-Fest: Freeloader Friday

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Erin Sayer for Cult Status Gallery
If you're looking for free stuff to do, it's a big weekend. Give your wallet a break, and come look at our list.

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Freckles by Areca Roe

Half Wild: Work by five artists
(Stevens Square Center for the Arts, 1905 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-879-0200,

This group show examines how nature adapts (and sometimes thrives) in urban settings, and also examines the relationships we have with the animals who live with us, from pets to pests. 7-10:30 p.m.

Sleaze (SXSW send off), Real Numbers (12" Release Show), IS/IS, Mystery Date
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

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The Universe and Me by Leo Benvenuti
Leo Benvenuti: Open Hand
(Maple Grove Arts Center, 7916 Main St., Maple Grove, 763-494-3948)

Paintings. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Stacy K, Fairfax, AK (CD-release)
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Disasteratti, Battle Toys, Tableaux

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

10 p.m. 

MPLS Habit
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

With Geoffrey Fischbein, Brienne Harthun, Big Adventure, Cait Leary & Zach Grusznski, Those Damn Horses. All ages. 8 p.m.

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Neal Cuthbert
The Mess of It: Crows, Crosses, and Detritus
(Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave., Minneapolis, 612-587-0230,

Pen and ink drawings and other works by Neal Cuthbert. 6-9 p.m.

The Regulars, Papa John Kolstad with James Plattes
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m.

Funky Friday with DJ Larry Englund; Island of Doctor Lee, Falcon Arrow, Fury Things
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

5 p.m., 9 p.m.

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"Terra Guiterra"
Terra Guitarra: Landscape of Guitar
(Coffman Gallery, University Of Minnesota, 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-624-7271,

Acrylic paintings by Bruce Hecksel. 6-8 p.m.

Elemeno Pea
(Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-0937,

It's upper class vs. blue collar in this caustic comedy by Molly Smith Metzler. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Through March 17. Admission is free on a first come-first served basis (you can reserve tickets online for $20).

Bob & Lynn Dixon
(The Coffee Grounds: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

8 p.m.

D.I.Y. Printing: Presses Not Required
(MMAA Project Space, 334 N. Robert St., Saint Paul,

This group show, which opened Thursday evening, features works by art collectives and independent artists creating pieces using alternative methods and spaces. Also on display will be local zines and prints from the Minnesota Museum of American Arts' permanent collection.  
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Jonas Criscoe, What I Saw... Into Kudzu

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