Rogue Citizen destroys art, vampires at Red Stag: Freeloader Friday

Now that the snow has melted and the weather is more tolerable there is no excuse to not get out of the house for some fun.

This week in Freeloader Friday we have a closing party where the art will be demolished, a screening of a vampire flick to benefit the Red Cross, the always epic ArtCrank bike and poster party, and more.


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Execute Rogue Citizen

(Gallery 13, Highland Bank Court Building, 811 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, 651.592.5503,


This exhibition explores the American prison systems, sentencing, and capital punishment. For the closing reception artwork that has not sold will be destroyed. The evening also features live music by Seawhores. 7:30-10:30 p.m.


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

With Jonathan Ackerman.

Xander's B-Day Party

(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

With Three Nuns and a Gun, Ocean Cats. 9 p.m.

Flesh and Form

(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.378.8888,

This group show features an exploration of skin and the body. The opening reception is from 7 to 10 p.m.

Lowertown First Fridays

(Lowertown, 6th and Sibley, St. Paul)

This monthly event is back with open studios and galleries, food and drink specials, performances, music, more. For more info visit 6-9 p.m.

Soap, Hyentyte, Fancy Bastard

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

10 p.m.


Everybody is an Astronaut

(Katherine E. Nash Gallery, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.624.6518,

Check out great student artwork. 6-8:30 p.m. 

African Violet Society of Minnesota Spring Judged Show/Sale

(HarMar Mall, 2100 Snelling Ave., Roseville, 651.631.0340,

Juried show of African Violets and other Gesneriads. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.

Midnight Movie Society: From Dusk Till Dawn

(Red Stag Supper Club, 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.767.7766,


This vampire flick stars Quentin Tarantino, George Clooney, Salma Hayek, and blood. With DJ Jake Rudh. This event is free, but donations will be accepted for the Red Cross. 10 p.m.


ArtCrank MSP/2011

(Shelter Studios, 2112 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis,

This awesome celebration of bike love and poster art features pre-party and group bike rides (check online for meeting spots and times), a bike corral, food and beer, DJ Joseph Pettini, and live music by the Book of Right On. Visit for more info. 5 p.m.-midnight.

Omnitrigger, Hawks & Oxen

(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

With a Gun for a Face, the Sulking. 9 p.m.


2011 North Artists' Studio Crawl

(Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, 420 E. Main St., Anoka, 763.422.1838,

Enjoy a casual art crawl through the norther suburbs of the Twin Cities. For more info or a list of locations, visit 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Spring Fine Arts Show

(Vuitts Galleries, 6630 Penn Ave. S., Richfield, 651.329.8930)

Oil paintings by Eleanor McIntosh and Joshua Garcia. 5-9:30 p.m.

Write of Spring

(Once Upon A Crime, 604 W. 26th St., Minneapolis, 612.870.3785)


At this event dozens of mystery writers will be on hand to sign books and chat with fans. 12-4 p.m.

Club Book: Mark Doty

(St. Paul Central Library, 90 W. 4th St., St. Paul, 651.266.7000,

Couldn't afford to attend his reading in Hopkins? This talk is free. For more info, visit or call 952.847.8107. 2 p.m.

Reckless Ones, the Throbbing Hot Rods

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

Rock. 10 p.m.

Red Green


(Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3225 W. 69th St., Edina, 952.920.0633)

The television actor discusses How To Do Everything: (From the Man Who Should Know: Red Green). 2 p.m.

Found Elements

(Tarnish&Gold Gallery, 1511 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis,

This show features new work by Hilary Lund and Emilie Hitch. 7-11 p.m.

Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles

(Micawber's Bookstore, 2238 Carter Ave., St. Paul, 651.646.5506)

Folk. 6:30 p.m.