Collect Call 2
Only weirdos want stellar collections to keep for themselves; the rest rightfully want to show off their best pieces. SooVAC’s new Collect Call 2 exhibition gives us a glimpse at pieces owned by some of the most committed artists, art supporters, aficionados, and collectors in town. (Image from the collection of Jay Coogan.) Friday, 6-9 PM. Free.

Soo Visual Arts Center, 2909 Bryant Ave S #101, MPLS;

The new group show Telescope at Instinct gallery examines the link between science and art, a link near and dear to many of our readers’ hearts. The work on display, especially for these group shows, often impresses, and we have high hopes for the new exhibition. Saturday, 6 PM. Free.

Instinct Gallery, 940 Nicollet Mall, MPLS;

Jacob Bannon: FRAGMENTS
CO Exhibitions showcases brand new works from visual artist—and Converge lead singer and Deathwish Records founder—Jacob Bannon. Many of his distinct, distressed, and textured pieces have been for metal and hardcore acts, and locals HIVE will also be playing at the opening reception. Saturday, 7 PM. Free.

CO exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd NE Ste 2, MPLS;

Opening Reception for Faces of War: Russia in WWI Exhibition
The first multi-media exhibition to be co-organized with the Russian Ministry of Culture, the amazing exhibition Faces of War: Russia in World War I (1914-1918) features a documentary narrative of Russia in WWI that pulls from Russian archives and museums, as well as collections from seven other countries.

Museum of Russian Art, 5500 Stevens Ave, MPLS;