Three Free Things to Do This Week


This week in free things to do we have a loud rock show sure to make you forget it's Monday, a b-day party celebrating a centennial year, and a public reception for a great local artist.

Come take a look at our list and plan your week.

Vats, Livid, Paranoid

(Kitty Cat Klub)

So. It's Monday. What a bummer. If you're in denial, or you work a job where it's still the weekend for you, then head over to the Kitty Cat Klub for a three-band evening that's sure to be loud enough to convince you it's still Saturday. Paranoid will provide notes of psychedelia while Livid and Paranoid will rock out loudly. Bring earplugs, or ring in the week without them. 9 p.m. Monday.


Julie Buffalohead: Coyote Dreams

(Minnesota Museum of America Art, MMAA Project Space)

Don't be fooled by the whimsy of Julie Buffalohead's work, as the local artist uses anthropomorphic spirit animals to bitingly explore things like cultural appropriation and the Native experience. These animals often wear masks and do civilized things -- they host tea parties, swing on swing sets, and read Sunday newspapers on cozy couches -- but beneath it all, they are creatures of nature. Her exhibition, which opened earlier this month, will have its public reception this Thursday. During festivities, folks will be able to chat with the artist, and there will be live music and storytelling with poet Heid E. Erdrich, of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe, and friends. There will also be live music and refreshments. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Third Thursday: #BDAYMIA

(Minneapolis Institute of Arts)

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is hitting a landmark anniversary this year as it turns the big 100. To celebrate, the museum will be hosting a slew of parties, pop-up events, exhibitions, and more throughout the year. This Thursday's happening is part of those festivities, as the monthly event will be b-day themed. Take a tour with an archivist to check out historic pieces and other ephemera illuminating highlights from the organization's past century, or check out pieces on display featuring birthday suits. Pose for pictures in the photobooth, make your own birthday cards, and caption crazy images from years gone by. Live music will be provided by Rupert Angeleyes, and beer and other treats will be available at the cash bar. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.