Freeloader Friday: Suicide Commandos, Art Attack, and free food
This week is a good week for parents who are fans of punk rock as the Suicide Commandos will be playing a family-friendly set at the Walker. Punk rock not your thing? There's plenty more to do after the jump.
Art Attack 2009
(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.363.5612, www.northrupkingbuilding.com)
Check out this open studio hop featuring 200 artists, original art, and food at the Magic Bus Café (it's a 1978 bus converted to a fully-functional diner). 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
(Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2501 Stevens Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.874.3700, www.mcad.edu)
This cool student art show features work inspired by H.G. Well's The Time Machine. The public reception is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight.
Meet-and-Greet with Reggie Wilson and Andréya Ouamba
(Alliance Francaise, 113 N 1st St., Minneapolis, 612.332.0436, www.afmsp.org)
Rub elbows with these two fantastic choreographers/dancers. Reggie Wilson is from Brooklyn and Andreya Ouamba is from the Congo. The following week they will be giving a performance at the Walker that fuses African American dance traditions with a contemporary spin on traditional African dance. There will also be cheese and wine at this reception. 7 p.m.
One Man Dan (CD-Release), Seymore Saves the World, the Tisdales
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S, Minneapolis; 612.721.6211)
One-man rock band One Man Dan will be playing the bowling lanes this Friday night. 10 p.m.
Front Porch Swingin' Liquor Pigs
(Palmer's Bar, 500 S Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612.333.7625)
They're a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll, and a little bit folk. Fans around town simply call them the Liquor Pigs, and they always put on a good show. 7 p.m.