Freeloader Friday: Trivia Mafia, Art Shanties, and wedding cake

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(Artwork is byJesse Draxler and Hillary Berg as part of the Art Form 1040 show)

It may be chilly and snowing, but this weekend is a great time to get out of the house. This Freeloader installment includes punk rock shows, two three-year anniversary parties, and art receptions to wake up your eyes.

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Beatrix*JAR, Ultra Chorus, DJ JAR
(Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.331.9800)

Electronic duo Beatrix*JAR create music through circuit bending, a technique where children's toys and other electronic devices become new instruments with a little soldering. Also performing will be electronic group Ultra Chorus and JAR (featuring the Jacob half of Beatric*JAR). 21+. 9 p.m.

Lightning Struck Itself
(Burnet Gallery at the Chambers, 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.767.6999,

In this gallery exhibition artist Andrea Stanislav will mix pop culture, rock idols, and utopian ideals. Or are they utopian? The opening celebration is tonight from 7-9 p.m.

Seytanler, Is Is, the Hussy, Zygoteens, the Sleaze
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

 The flavor this evening is mainly garage pop. Cheers! 9 p.m.

Contrepoint: Documenting Communities
(Traffic Zone Center For Visual Art, 250 3rd Ave. N, Minneapolis, 612.247.1244,

Documentary photographer Laura Crosby captures small moments that speak volumes. The opening reception is from 6-9 p.m.

Art in the Home Show

(Bloomington Center For The Arts, Inez Greenburg Gallery, 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, 952.563.4777,

Looking for some decorating ideas? Check out this show. 6-8 p.m.

Front Porch Swingin' Liquor Pigs
(Palmer's Bar, 500 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612.333.7625)

7 p.m.

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