Thursday, November 3, 2011

Weekend What's What 11/3-11/6


Things You Carry Book Release Party/Exhibit Closing

@ CO Exhibitions
1101 Stinson Blvd
Suite 2
NE Minneapolis

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Free

If you missed the opening reception for Vincent Stall's Things You Carry exhibit, fear not. Thursday night brings a festive closing party complete with a casual artist's talk and a signing of Stall's latest graphic novel under the King Mini moniker. Things You Carry, published by 2D Cloud, will be available for purchase at the event, featuring the artist's ghostly figures and apocalyptic, hand-illustrated dreamscapes. Come explore the imaginary world of Canyon Land, which is filled with creepy/quirky original hand-drawings, limited-edition print works, raw installation environments, and extremely reasonably priced pieces framed in found wood (that if you ask us, would make the perfect holiday gift for the art lover on your list--or for your art lovin' self).

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THINGS YOU CARRY // Work by Vincent Stall from Permanent Art and Design Group on Vimeo.


Change: Paintings by Chank Diesel

@ Chowgirls Parlor
1224 2nd St NE

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Free

Head down to Chowgirl's Parlor (the old Rosalux space) for a visual treat a la font master and renowned artist Chank Diesel. The fresh collection of typographic paintings come in the form of stencil works, a relative new medium for the digital artist and traditional sign painter. Come be wowed by these bold, colorful works and get a "taste" of the new parlor, adjacent to Chowgirl's catering kitchen, which will be showcasing rotating art shows from here on in. We're crossing our fingers and toes that some edible art will be on hand as well.

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Art Attack at Northrup King Building

@ Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE

Friday at 5-1o p.m., Sat. & Sun. at noon / Free

This weekend the Northrup King Building opens its studios for Art Attack. The annual, weekend-long event features over 200 artists working in drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, custom furniture, metal ceramics, fiber arts, glass, hand-crafted and custom jewelry, mixed media, textiles, mosaics and more (phew!). As you browse eye-poppin' displays in the endless studios that fill the building, enjoy live music, demonstrations, and sure-to-be scintillating conversations with the creators themselves. Don't miss this chance to scoop up original art from local, national and internationally known artists. Upon arrival at the Northrup, sign up to win $500 in Art Bucks to sweeten the pot.

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Art by Tim Gihring / Studio 423


Caché at the Casket

@ Casket Arts Building
681 17th Ave NE

Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday 12-8 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m.

Didn't get enough art at the Northrup King? You're in luck. Just a hop, skip and a jump away experience Cache, the fourth annual Casket Arts open studio crawl. Here, local artists will kick open the doors of their private studios to show astute collections of jewelry, pottery, textiles, mixed media, photography, sculpture and more. Explore at the vast Casket Arts building, the adjacent Carriage House, and Franconia’s city location, and while you're at it, enjoy food from Chowgirls, Surly beer, food truck mayhem, music, artist demos and more.

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Art by David Cunningham / Studio 313


Cloudy Collection Exhibition

@ Pink Hobo Gallery
507 E Hennepin Ave

7 p.m. – 11 p.m. / Free

At the ripe age of two, Cloudy Collection is not exactly long in the tooth. But even in the toddler stage, this prolific purveyor of gorgeous letterpress prints has turned out a flurry of covetable limited-edition works from an array of artists too numerous to mention. In recognition of their considerable accomplishments so far, Friday's show at Pink Hobo will display the entirety of prints produced by Cloudy to date. With their full catalog on display you’ll have a unique chance to see over 100 prints created by 80 different national artists as well as a number of talented locals. In addition to the retrospective of past work, two new special edition print collections – including the delightfully macabre seven piece set “Hanging with the Dead” – will be launched at the exhibit. The reception will feature a DJ and refreshments, and will coincide with the awesome “Drink and Draw” event in the rear of the gallery, where you can test your hand creating work of your own. The rare opportunity to see, in one place, all the amazing work Cloudy has released to date makes this an event a can't-miss.

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Come Together: New Work by Michael Carney

@ Tarnish&Gold
349 13th Ave NE

6-10 p.m. / Free

After a summer spent homeless, Tarnish&Gold Gallery has taken up residence in the heart of Northeast sharing a space with The Barber Sharp, Tiger Rose Tats and Studio 3. Check out the gallery's new digs as you peep their latest exhibit, Come Together, featuring new work from local artist, Mike Carney. Through intricately handcrafted mixed media pieces including paintings, prints, sculpture and installations, Carney explores the clash and yet ligature between life and tragedy. Hosted by KBEM Jazz 88, tonight's reopening features tunes, refreshments, affordable art and the debut of a PBR-sponsored outdoor mural from local artist, Scott Ray.

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Food Fight

@ Altered Esthetics
1224 Quincy Ave

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. / Free

Is meat murder? Does the fast food industry have a soul? Altered Esthetic's latest exhibit poses the answers to these inquiries while melding the passion of a foodie with a socially conscious aspect. Food Fight features the work of 30 local artists exploring food via an artist gaze from “notions of gourmet and staple, abundance and shortage, pleasure and struggle, to production and consumption.” Peep an array of paintings, photographs, sculpture, prints and installations that critique the food industry, consumerism, taste, and appetite primed with a visualistic addendum. Never go hungry again.

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Marijuana Deathsquads Record Release Show

@ Nick & Eddie
1612 Harmon Place

8:30pm / 21+ / $6

Fresh off a month long residency in NYC, experimental cast of super-friends, Marijuana Deathsquads, sound tighter than ever. Celebrate their homecoming and the release of their long-awaited, highly anticipated debut album Crazy Master at the very spot they honed their craft, Nick & Eddie. Totally Gross National Product, the record label behind all things genius, has outdone itself once again with this vinyl-only release designed and printed by Hardland/Heartland and Burlesque of North America. Deathsquads t-shirts will be available for purchase for the first time ever, so be sure snatch one up. This party is sure to be bonkers; show up early for special guest performances, and get prepped for a mind-altering good time!

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Red Pens / Black Church Service / L‘Assassins / Sewer Rats

@ Turf Club
1601 University Ave
St. Paul

9 p.m. / 21+ / $7

Minneapolis' own Black Church Service show off their infections blend of soulful punk along with a like minded gang of local bands for a night of rebellious fun. Switchblades and leather will not be required, but you may want to bring your best James Dean attitude to get down with the cool, cool vibe of this show. The ladies of L’Assasins will open with teased hair, leopard prints and rock & roll straight out of John Waters Crybaby. Local darlings Red Pens showcase their signature fuzzed-out sound while Sioux Falls' Sewer Rats close out the night with some crunchy post-grunge tunes. This show is definitely for the Drapes – Squares not welcome. If you’re ready for a night of rock your parents just wouldn’t understand slap on your tightest dungarees and get down to the Turf Club!

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MAEP Annual Meeting

2400 Third Ave S

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. / Free

You know those things you do yearly? Go to the dentist, get a health check up, rotate your tires? Well, here's one to add to your creative health. Attention all artists: you deserve to be heard! Don't miss your chance to impact the arts community by participating in the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program's annual meeting. Catch up on MAEP's activities over the past year and get the low down on what's to come, plus help elect four new members to the artist panel and (best of all) brush shoulders with like-minded local artists. The future of Twin Cities arts is your hands, create responsibly!

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Minneapolis Indie Xpo 2011

@ Soap Factory
518 2nd St SE

Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Free

Remember back in the day when you perhaps had to hide your love for comics for fear of being shoved into a locker? Well, friends, shield your geekdom no more! Now in its second year, the annual kudos to indie comics and Midwest cartoonists celebration – a.k.a. Minneapolis Indie Xpo – invites you to embrace your love of liberated illustrations and subterranean artistic expression. A local platform for exposing new comic artists and encouraging sales, MIX is devoted to portraying raw urban art in its truest form and showcasing comic artists “exhibition” style. This weekend's two-day fest features over 200 exhibitors from across the Midwest (and the globe). Meet the artists and famed guests, get the skinny on what it takes to make modern comics, sit in on comic-making workshops, plus peep the latest and most innovative work from indie, small press and web comic creators. Viva la Geekdom!

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Girl-A-Whirl at Yeti Records

@ Yeti Records
3506 Nicollet Ave S.

5 p.m. / All Ages/ Free

This Saturday, C.L.A.P (Creative Ladies are Powerful) and Yeti Records, team up to present an evening of bodacious babe bands. Enjoy an epic, chick-infused lineup including: Jaded Matron (Gibbous & Tabitha Sheets), IS/IS, Littlefoot, Cadette, and Brute Heart. In-between the enduring lineup, experience sets by turntable-able babes Jen and Carol. Nearly 100 people have already RSVP’d, and according to the roster, this isn't an event that gals (or guys) would want to miss. P.S.--Awesome T-shirts may or may not magically appear in front of your face upon arrival.

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Next Year / Point of Roughness

@ SooVAC
2638 Lyndale Ave. South

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. / Free

The Post-Apocalypse is having a cultural moment. The campy visions of Mad Max and Logan’s Run have given way in popular culture to more meditative and metaphorically laden works questioning how we endure and retain our humanity when all the norms of our culture disappear – see The Walking Dead. In two exhibits which share an opening reception, the SooVAC showcases artists who add to this conversation with work that addresses themes of foreboding, desolation, and the collapse of civilization. In Next Year watercolor paintings from artist Lindsay Smith explicitly depict landscapes and scenes of intimate and even routine activities following a mysterious yet catastrophic devastation. Point of Roughness finds artist Simon Huelsbeck using a subject we know all too well in Minnesota – long nights of winter – to depict the monotony and magic of everyday life. These two shows of darkly beautiful work seem ideally matched to provide a chilly welcome to the impending winter, or maybe the impending apocalypse.

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Anti-Civ Records 48-hr Band Contestival #7

@ Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Ave S
(registration for participating bands at Yeti Records on Thursday)

Show: 10 p.m. / 21+ / Free (SATURDAY)
Band register: 4-9pm / $5 / Yeti Records (THURSDAY)

Are you a secret music savant? Do you hide your talents for uber-shredding and keyboard pounding inside your own private walls? Did you miss your chances at band contest fame in high school? If you answered yes to one or more of the above, listen carefully because it is time. Grab your sticks, picks, tambourines, flutes, lutes – aka weapons of musical destruction – and prepare to impress as Anti-Civ Records presents its 7th 48-Hour Band Contestival. To participate, head down to Yeti Records from 5-9pm on Thursday to be matched up with random bandmates. Then, jam, scat and rock out with your new band improv style in a complimentary practice space until Saturday night when the bands will face off head to head for coveted prizes and trophies. Rumored guest judges included a fame '90s musician as well as the host of Radio K's Off the Record. More of a band-aid than a bandmate? No worries! The bands always need more peeps to cheer them on, so get your voyeur on. Who knows, you might witness the birth of (or be in) the next local “it” band.

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Sexcat + Black Blondie + UMAMI + Lovecat

@ Kitty Cat Klub
313 14th Ave SE

9 p.m. / 21+ /$5

Tonight, prepare for a triple dose of electronica, a dash of hip-hop and a DIY sense of art pop as the Kitty Cat presents a quad show of epic proportions. Catch live sets from lush and sexy beatmasters, Sexcat; drum and bass electronic thunder cats Umami; “sassalicious” experimental R&Bers, Black Blondie; and electro saps Lovecat, featuring local adorables Allegra Oxborough and Matthew Sandstedt. Not to be missed!

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Sleazy & Easy

@ Clubhouse Jäger
923 Washington Ave. N

10 p.m. / 21+ / Free

It's that time again for Sleazy (Mark Mallman) & Easy (Angie Heitz) to make you back that thang up on the dance floor and shake it till you're sweaty. This Friday, expect all the sexiest jams to get you in the mood and as always, free jello shots at midnight. We expect to see y'all up in da club sippin' that bubb and getting loose on the floor.

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Arzu's Turkish Pride Benefit

@ Grumpy's NE
2200 4th St NE

3 p.m. to 9 p.m. / Free

Local rock goddess Arzu Gokcen (yes, her name IS Turkish) throws her influence behind a fiesty benefit event this Sunday to raise moola for those affected by last week's earthquake in Ercis, Turkey which killed over 500 people and left thousands injured and/or homeless. Come on down to Grumpy's NE for eats, treats, tunes, and raffle prizes galore, featuring Grumpy's honcho Pat Dwyer serving up Turkey Brats, turkey chili, and hotdish, along with an array of other tasty grub all the live long day (feel free to bring something down potluck-style). Hang out, day-drink, and take in mini-DJ sets from Arzu and her kickass Pink Mink bandmates as well as a rotating cast of other local cool cats. Come with an open wallet: All proceeds go to benefit the Red Cross to aid earthquake victims. It's a win-win!

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Editor in Chief: Kate Iverson // Contributors: Juleana Enright, Kate Iverson, Robyn Lewis, Jahna Peloquin, Stefani Arden, Anthony Enright

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