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Cinco de Mayhem, Kentucky Derby, MayDay Fest: Freeloader Friday

Cinco de Mayhem, Kentucky Derby, MayDay Fest: Freeloader Friday
Cinco de Mayo in West Side ST. Paul
The weekend is finally here. Will there be snow? Regardless of weather shenanigans, people will be out looking for a good time.

Come take a look at our list of free things to do and plan your fun.

Cinco de Mayhem, Kentucky Derby, MayDay Fest: Freeloader Friday
Michelle Runyon

FRIDAY:

[Insert Title Here]
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.org)

Group show invites viewers to create their own titles for the art on display. 7-10 p.m.

Hotel
(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

With Jonathan Ackerman.

All the Way Rider, Porcupine, They Dead
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Hot Pants East
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9:30 p.m.

Lowertown First Fridays

This monthly event features open studios and galleries, food and drink specials, performances, music, more. For more info visit lowertownfirstfridays.org. 6-9 p.m.  

Graduation Exhibition
(College Of Visual Arts Gallery, 173 Western Ave., St. Paul, 651-757-4000, www.cva.edu/gallery/gallery.htm)

5-7 p.m.

Buildings, Noah's Ark Was a Spaceship, Oblivion, Ghostmouth, Lazarus Long
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Cinco de Mayhem, Kentucky Derby, MayDay Fest: Freeloader Friday
Lars Wastfelt

Useless, useless
(California Building, 2205 California St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-788-5551, www.californiabuilding.com)

Featuring work from Minneapolis photography collective You are not a dinosaur. Community meal and reception 4-11 p.m.

The Histronic, Mike Moilanen, Curt Canyon
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

Cait Leary and Zach Grusznski, Tom Alane, Earthshake World Rhythm Ensemble, Robert William Trio, Matt Stevens Trio
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

All ages. 8 p.m.

Ryan Young & Ian Thomas Alexy; Jillian Rae Band
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 and 9 p.m.

Bill Koncar
(Mario's Keller Bar: 2300 NE University Ave., Minneapolis, 612-781-3860)

8 p.m.

30 Days of Biking End Party
(One On One Bicycle Studio, 117 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-371-9565, www.oneononebike.com)

More info at 30daysofbiking.com. 9 p.m.

Macalester Senior Art Exhibition: mock-up
(Macalester College Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-696-6808, www.macalester.edu)

6-9 p.m.
 

Cinco de Mayhem, Kentucky Derby, MayDay Fest: Freeloader Friday
Hannah Haugberg

SATURDAY:

Cinco de Mayhem
(CO Exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, 612-379-4151)

Celebration and annihilation of pinatas designed by Twin Cities artists. 7 p.m.-midnight.

Buildings, Noah's Ark Was a Spaceship, Oblivion, Ghostmouth, Lazarus Long
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Chokecherry
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.  

Hurricane Karaoke
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Cinco de Mayhem, Kentucky Derby, MayDay Fest: Freeloader Friday
Asia Ward


Art(ists) On the Verge 4
(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176, www.soapfactory.org)

7-11 p.m.

Eric Baird Duo; Javier Trejo & Friends; Mauricio Sanchez Trio; Bernie King & the Guilty Pleasures
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m,

Thee Unholy 3, Vinyl Recliner
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

All ages. 9 p.m.

Cinco de Mayhem, Kentucky Derby, MayDay Fest: Freeloader Friday

Beyond Structure
(Gamut Gallery, 1006 Marquette Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612-701-8272, www.gamutgallerympls.com)

Closing reception 7-10 p.m.

The Joey Johnson Band
(Mario's Keller Bar: 2300 NE University Ave., Minneapolis, 612-781-3860)

8 p.m.

Kentucky Derby Day Party
(Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-3908, www.britspub.com)

Watch the races on the big screen outdoors (weather permitting, obviously). With bluegrass music, mint juleps. The party starts at 3 p.m.

Free First Saturdays
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600, www.walkerart.org)

Featuring special activities for families themed with the current exhibits. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cinco de Mayhem, Kentucky Derby, MayDay Fest: Freeloader Friday
Howard Oransky, Yearbook

In the Zone
(Traffic Zone Center For Visual Art, 250 3rd Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-247-1244, www.trafficzoneart.com)

Group exhibition of Traffic Zone artists curated by Jennifer Phelps. Spring open studio and public reception 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Cosmic Arcade All Ages Discovery Day
(Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave. S Ste 100, Minneapolis, 612-215-2520, www.mnbookarts.org)

Featuring hands-on activities. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

May the 4th Be With You Party!
(Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-224-8320)

Games, activities. Costumes encouraged. 2 p.m.

Daffodil Spring Show
(Bachman's, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-861-7600, www.bachmans.com)

Daffodil Society of Minnesota's spring show, with over 600 daffodil blooms, expert talks. Sat. 12-6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo

Featuring the Menudo 5K family run, live music on multiple stages, food stands and trucks, low rider car show, more. The parade runs along Cesar Chavez from Wabasha to Aida and starts at 10 a.m. More info at www.cincodemayosaintpaul.com. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Cinco de Mayhem, Kentucky Derby, MayDay Fest: Freeloader Friday

 

Cinco de Mayhem, Kentucky Derby, MayDay Fest: Freeloader Friday
Kathy Easthagen

SUNDAY:

39th Annual MayDay Parade and Festival
(Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Parade travels south on Bloomington Avenue starting at 26th Street and ending at the park. Featuring the Tree of Life Ceremony, festival celebrations. More info at hobt.org/MayDay. 1-7 p.m.

Haute Dog
(Calhoun Square, 3001 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-824-1240, www.calhounsquare.com)

With vendors and organizations, pet messages and other services, pet psychics, more. 1-6 p.m.

6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration
(El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurante, 2709 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-721-6601, www.elnuevorodeo.com)

With music by Rocio y su Sonora, 'El Patron' Saldivar, Grupo Esplendor, Caballeros de La Musica Nortena, K-libre 24, more; dance; food and beverage vendors. 1-8 p.m.

Test Site 67
(Cause Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-6000, www.spiritsandsound.com)

9 p.m.

A Winter Downpour, Paragraphs, Crooked Saws
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

8 p.m.

Redemption by Nature, Ryan Christopher, Jacks Over Fives
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

18+. 8 p.m.  


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