Rogue Citizen, party at Aesthetic Apparatus: Freeloader Friday

Although some folks starting partying early because of St. Patrick's day, there's still plenty of stuff to do around town for free. This weekend we have art, dance, music, cartoon, and doll parties open to everyone.

[jump] FRIDAY:

Execute Rogue Citizen

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

This exhibition, featuring the fab four of local live painting, explores the American justice and prison systems, sentencing, and capital punishment. The opening reception features live painting, music by Ostraka 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Wants vs. Needs


(Clubhouse Jager, 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612.332.2686)

DJ Espada, Petey Wheatstraw, So Gold, Anton. 10 p.m.

Running Scared, Junebug

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

Indie rock. 10 p.m.

A Cock Tale

(Suburban World Theatre, 3022 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.822.9000,

This animated short film features two cocks fighting for supremacy. Naughty! The part also features illustrations for the short, beer, and more. 21+. Screenings at 7:15, 7:45, 8:15 & 8:45 p.m.

Mid Winter Festival of Artists

(Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Main St., Hopkins, 952.979.1100,

With demonstrations by artists, art sales, info, door prizes. Proceeds provide scholarships to art workshops at Dillman's Creative Arts Foundation. 4-7 p.m.

Broken Dreams

(The Cedar, 416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.2674,

Locally made documentary explores the life of the missing and dead Minnesota Somali immigrants who returned to their homeland to fight against Al-Qaida. 8 p.m.


(Spotart, 1828 Marshall Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.296.3689,


This group shows offers a staycation in local art. 7-11 p.m.

With a Gun for a Face, Kill-Me Kare Bare

(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Rock. 9:30 p.m.

Party Ready, the Al Grande Band, Best Bitch in Show, the Mammy Nuns

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

9 p.m.



the dog song

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Aesthetic Apparatus $5 Scratch & Dent Sale + Super Party

(Aesthetic Apparatus, 2215 Snelling Ave., Minneapolis, 612.339.3345,

Get there early for cool art posters to decorate the home with. Stay later for the party at 7 p.m. featuring music by Bombay Sweets. Noon-midnight.

Bay of Pigs, the Newsuns


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

9 p.m.

The Regulars

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

10 p.m.

Doll Event

(Antiquified, 1519 Central Ave. Ne, Minneapolis, 612.789.1989)

Featuring doll appraisals, Demi's Doll Studio and Hospital, consultations with Demitra Gilbertson, members of the MN Doll Friends, doll history. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Zenon Dance School Open House

(Zenon Dance Company & School, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.338.1101,

Free dance classes throughout the day. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


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

This group show explores characters, stories, icons in film, music, and gaming culture. This Saturday the artists will talk about their art. 1 p.m.


The May North, Pre-Apocalyptic Junkyard Orchestra, South, Fambly Fun

(Fine Line Music Cafe: 318 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612.338.8100)

Folk, rock, garage. 7 p.m.