A David Lynch dance party, SXSW homecoming show, and a b-day party for Aesthetic Apparatus make the list for Freeloader Friday

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(Work by Mike Perry)

This week there's plenty of free stuff to freak you out. We have tons of visual art events, including hand-processed photography, $5 rock posters, and hot pink dinosaurs by Jennifer Davis. There's a rock show welcoming home the troops from SXSW, and, yes, there's a DJ party for David Lynch fans.

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FRIDAY:

The Imperfect Image: The Art of the Handcrafted Print
(IFP MN Center For Media Arts, 2446 University Ave. W, Ste 100, St. Paul, 651.644.1912, www.ifpmsp.org)

No digital photography here. Come check out really cool and interesting prints using various processes. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

David Lynch Tribute Night
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Do you enjoy backward--talking dwarfs who only appear in dreams? Or bisexual women with amnesia who cry hysterically while someone sings in Spanish? This is your night. DJ Grant Cutler will spin tunes in tribute to David Lynch, arguably one of the weirdest big-time directors out there. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Lost in the Discovery of What Shapes the Mind
(MCAD - Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2501 Stevens Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.874.3700, www.mcad.edu)

The innovative book designer Mike Perry reflects on the discoveries he made along the way to becoming an artist. 6 p.m.

Millionth Word, Kill to Kill, Central Division, Telepathos
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Rock, indie, gothic. 9 p.m.

 


SXSW Welcome Home Show
(Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.331.9800)

Come welcome home local bands as they return from Austin's most epic party. Performers include Solid Gold, Guystorm, and Dearling Physique. Anthem Heart's Ken Hannigan, who spent his time in Texas creating cool art print t-shirts, will DJ. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Melt
(The Living Room, 821 Marquette Ave. S. (The Foshay), Minneapolis, 612.597.2413)

Has Minnesota finally melted? We sure hope so. To celebrate, this Foshay hot spot will be mixing blended summer drinks, spinning tunes, and lifting moods with go-go dancers. Bring winter clothes to donate to Caring & Sharing Hands. For each layer you give you'll get a raffle tickets for possible prizes. Free. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

MPLS Dub Ensemble
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

10 p.m.

The New Monarchs CD-Release
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

The electro group releases their appropriately-titled album, Electrocaching. Ghost in the Water also perform. 10 p.m.

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