Art crawls, Hotpants East, beer parties: Freeloader Friday

L-R: Photo by Jerome artist Amanda Hankerson, painting by Dan Buettner, work by Spencer Corbett
This weekend, fall art crawls and Oktoberfest parties are in full swing. There's also plenty of things happening at farmers' markets, dance halls, and outdoors. Oh, and don't forget that Saturday is Star Wars Reads Day. Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.


Saint Paul Art Crawl
(St. Paul neighborhoods)

Featuring open studios, gallery shows, performances, food trucks, and more. More info at Fri. 6-10 p.m.; Sat. 12-8 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

Hotpants East
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

10 p.m.

Spencer Corbett, Better Go Glow
Spencer Corbett
(Gallery 13, 811 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis, 651-592-5503,

New paintings and drawings. 7-10 p.m.

Also at Gallery 13:

Society of Minnesota Sculptors: Annual Member Exhibition

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

With Jonathan Ackerman.

(Mario's Keller Bar: 2300 NE University Ave., Minneapolis, 612-781-3860)

With Bill Koncar, the Scott Bixby Band, the Joey Johnson Band, the Squires, the John Kujda Band, more. 6-10 p.m. Also Saturday.

Alex Kuno: The Children's Crusade
(Various locations)

Sculptures. Artwork is on display at the MMAA Project Space, Bedlam Theater, 262 Studios, Tilsner Art Lofts. Fri. 6-10 p.m.; Sat. 12-9 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

Hellen Keller, Last Runner Up, Strella Corazon, Color Theory Project, Former Forest
(The Depot Coffee House: 9451 Excelsior Blvd., Hopkins, 952-938-2204)

5 p.m.

Crazy Chester, Fuzzy Machete, Space Cats, Stueber
(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

9 p.m.

Image by Emily Utne
Inside an Explorer's Mind: Survival, Innovation, and Design A Will Steger Exhibition
(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700,

Closing reception 6-8 p.m. Read more about Steger here.

Man Versus Wolf
(Artist Mercantile, 24 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-222-0053,

Paintings by Jessie Schreier. 6-9 p.m.

Kara Hendershot, Still
Estrangement: Behind-the-Scenes
(Northern Warehouse, 308 E. Prince St., Saint Paul, 651-368-2047)

New works by Kara Hendershot. Through Sunday

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Health & Fitness Expo
(Saint Paul Rivercentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, 651-265-4800,

Fri. 12-8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Anna George Meek, Becca Barniskis

(The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S Ste 200, Minneapolis, 612-215-2575,

Double-release poetry party celebrates Engraved and Mimi and Xavier Star in a Museum that Fits Entirely in One's Pocket with live music, visual art, food and drink. 7 p.m.

Gregory Graham
Anywhere I Wander
(Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, 952-563-8587,

Paintings by Gregory Graham. 6-8 p.m.

Also at Bloomington Center for the Arts:

Bloomington Mapworks III

Closing reception 6-8 p.m.

Womenfolk Night  
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Mother Banjo, Katie Dahl, more. 10 p.m.

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Megan Frauenhoffer, All Good Things to Those Who Wait
Knock On Wood
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888,

Artists channel myth, folklore, and personal experience to explores omens, superstitions, and curses. 7-10 p.m.

The Knockmedowns, the Plotlines, Disaster Bird
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m. 

John Mark Nelson, Hippo Campus, Hunter & Colleen
(Whole Music Club: 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-625-2272)

9:30 p.m.

2012/13 Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition
(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700,

6-8 p.m.
Susannah Bielak, Burden of Royalty (video still)

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