Anthem Heart and a crazy bonnet parade top Freeloader Friday

Anthem Heart and a crazy bonnet parade top Freeloader Friday

(Photo by Gunnar Por Hafdal)

Despite the holiday there's still tons of stuff to do this weekend including dance nights, art openings, and anniversary parties. Bring your chocolate bunny and Cadbury eggs and get out of the house for free.


Jacob Kassay, Paolo Arao, Abbey Williams
(Franklin Art Works, 1021 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.872.7494,

This show has a little bit of everything, including photography, drawings, film, and paintings. Jacob Kassay's paintings are finished with a silver plating. Paolo Arao's charcoal on paper images of concert goers captures the light and dark of the experience of the crowd. Abbey Williams videos recreate iconic poses from history and pop-culture. The opening reception is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

(Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Avenue SE, Minneapolis, 612.331.9800)

Dance parties at the Kitty Cat Klub are usually epic. Jonathan Ackerman and friends will be spinning tunes until the doors close. 21+. 10 p.m.

Resident Artists VI: Creative Collaborations (Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.378.8888,

Collaboration is the key word for this group show. Each artist was invited to create a partial piece of art to be finished by another artist. Come see the interesting results at the opening reception from 7-10 p.m. Local storyteller Britt Aamodt will also perform.

Easter Celebration
(Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612.872.4041,

Claim a basket then collect candy from various stores. 5-8 p.m.

Patterns, Plants, & Animals: New Works by Tynan Kerr and Andie Mazorol
(Rogue Buddha Art Gallery, 357 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.3889,

New history and narratives emerge in this collaborative show between artists Tynan Kerr and Andie Mazorol, featuring paintings recreating moments in time both iconic... and not. The opening reception runs from 7-11 p.m.

(SpotArt Gallery, 1828 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.296.3689)

Once again, spotart's large space will accommodate a nice, big art show. Participating artists include Serik Klumeshkenov, Andrey Feldshteyn, Cody Kiser, Bryant Locher, Merry Reimler, Connie Kasella. The opening party from 7-11 p.m. features live music by David Harland and henna tattoo art with Judy Ostrowski.

Anthem Heart: Worn to be Wild
(Top-secret location (not their regular studios))

Always an awesome party, Anthem Heart invites rockers Bight Club--straight from SXSW and a gig at First Ave.--to play. Also performing will be killer DJ sets from the Nightstalker, Mosterbrusten (Let's Dance), DJ Espada (Wants Vs Needs), and Kayne. Kailen Nelson will also give a live beatbox set. Time Squid will provide visuals for your eyes with live wall art. Partiers can also pick up Austin Skyline t-shirts from SXSW. There'll also be drinks for those 21+, though those 18 and over are welcome as well. DISCLAIMER: This party is only free before midnight, so get there early or pay $3-$5 to get in. For the address to the party, friend Anthem Heart at and send them a message.

Anthem Heart and a crazy bonnet parade top Freeloader Friday

The New Land of Milk and Honey Bazaar and Closing Party
(The Soap Factory, 518 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612.623.9176,

This closing party for the community-inspired art show will feature tons of activities, including yoga, massage, zine-making, scent tents, tarot, astrology, slam poetry, and craft demonstrations. From 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. guests can enjoy (and contribute to) to a potluck dinner. After the meal, Hoolganship & Cartune Xprez, Moonstone, and Skoal Kodiak will share tunes from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Check online at for a complete schedule of events. 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Zoo Animal and Unknown Prophets
(The 331 Club, 331 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis; 612.331.1746)

Come celebrate the 331's five-year anniversary with grunge pop and hip-hop: The best of both worlds. 21+. 10 p.m.

Anthem Heart and a crazy bonnet parade top Freeloader Friday

Free First Saturdays: Twist and Shout
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.375.7600,

Imagine traveling back in time and telling someone that in 2010 children would be studying the Beatles and Andy Warhol. Would their heads explode? We may never know. During this Free First Saturday kids can enjoy activities based on the current Walker exhibit, "1964." Create botanically inspired prints in a workshop, listen to a reading of Where the Wild Things Are, and watch a screening of the stop-motion film Crema Suprema. There will also be a '60s dance party with DJ Scott Stulen. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

Is it a bowling alley or a cabaret theater? It's both! 10 p.m.  

Anthem Heart and a crazy bonnet parade top Freeloader Friday

(Photo by thadman)


Vintage Voltage
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

MNfashion Week is almost here! Reminisce on Voltage shows past with Gospel Gossip, the Mood Swings, the God Damn Doo Wop Band, and DJ sets from our friends at l'etoile. 9 p.m.

Easter Bonnet Party and Parade
(The Eagle, 515 Washington Ave., Minneapolis, 612.338.4214)

Wear the most insane Ascot-style hat in your closet, create one with some hot glue and five pounds of plastic flowers, or just come and stare at the spectacle. From noon to 5 p.m. the Minneapolis Eagle will host this totally fab party filled with booze and crazy Sunday finery. Watch the bartender judge hats and bonnets at 3:30 p.m., followed by a 4 p.m. parade through downtown.

Ana's Playground
(Bedlam Theater, 1501 S. 6th St., Minneapolis, 612.341.1038,

This documentary on children living in war zones was partially filmed in Cedar Riverside. A discussion will follow the screening. 5 p.m.

DJ Turtleneck
(Sauce Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.822.6000)

Killer beats to kill the weekend. 9:30 p.m.

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