Jaime Hernandez, Hot Date, wake surfing: Freeloader Friday

L-R: Jaime Hernandez, Eleanor McGough, Jonatha Brooke
This installment of Freeloader Friday includes a new play at the Playwrights' Center, an artist talk with Love and Rockets' Jaime Hernandez, and Autoptic, an awesome fest featuring zine makers, musicians, comic artist, and other cool cats.

Take a look at our list and plan your cheap weekend.


Harmony in Red: New Self Portraits by Paige Dansinger
(SOOlocal: A Division of SooVAC, 3506 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263)

Page Dansinger recreates Henri Matisse's Reclining Odalisque (Harmony in Red) using her own iPad app. 7-10 p.m.

Decades Dance Party Weekend
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Hey There Handsome, Slow Moe. 10 p.m. Also Saturday.

Tommy Bentz Band
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m.

Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600, www.walkerart.org)

Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. folks will be able to play for free. With free yogurt samples. 

Jaime Hernandez: LOCAS (30 Years and Counting)
(MCAD, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3775, www.mcad.edu)

Closing reception features an artist's talk with Hernandez from 6-9 p.m.

Iguano, Wizards Are Real
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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

10 p.m.  

Casey O'Brien Trio Series
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

Sincerely yours, Carl E.
(The Ledge Gallery, 1916 3rd Avenue S., Minneapolis, www.theledgempls.com)

Solo show by Joan Vorderbruggen features letters and words of wisdom stitched into men's handkerchiefs from her friend, Carl E. Artist's talk 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception 7-9 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

RJ & the Soul
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+. 8 p.m.

My Mother Has Four Noses
(The Playwrights' Center, 2301 Franklin Ave. E., Minneapolis, 612-332-7481, www.pwcenter.org)

Singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke presents a new work-in-progress about her relationship with her mother as she struggled with Alzheimer's at the end of her life. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7 p.m. Free (reservations recommended).

Key Log Rolling Open
(Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun, 3751 W. Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis)

Competition, demonstrations, picnicking. Fri. 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-noon.

Not My Life: Ending Human Trafficking
(William Mitchell College Of Law, 875 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651-227-9171)

Documentary screening and talk. 7 p.m.

Small Things, a Ceramic Exhibit
(Fire on the Greenway, 2845 S. Harriet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-703-0969)

6-9 p.m.

The 10,000 Lakes Wakesurf Open
(Nelson Lakeside Park, 1860 Symes St., Long Lake)

Featuring junior, amateur, masters, and outlaw divisions. More info at www.10klakesopen.com. Competitions take place from 7 a.m. to sundown. Through Saturday.

Space Camp
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

While taking a tour of NASA, a bunch of kids are shot into space, where they learn important life lessons about self-confidence and teamwork. The film starsg Kate Capshaw, Kelly Preston, Lea Thompson, Tate Donovan, and Joaquin Phoenix. Dusk.

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