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Third Thursday: At Home with Monsters

March 16
6-9 p.m.
Free; registration required for art show admission.
Art, Benefits,Parties,Receptions, Museums, Music

Guillermo del Toro knows what scares us. The filmmaker — whose work includes Crimson Peak, Pacific Rim, and Pan’s Labyrinth — has brought his collection of horrors to Mia for an exhibition, and has received rave reviews from both fans and art critics alike. The show includes concept drawings, monster recreations, special-effect pieces, and other creepy items that have inspired him over the years. This Thursday, those who sign up for free tickets online can save themselves $20 and see everything for free. Even if you don’t score passes, there will be plenty of fun to be had. Darla Edin will be giving special-effects makeup demonstrations that may spark ideas for your next Halloween costume (cosplayers in attendance may do so as well). There will also be geeky gallery talks, live music from goth-pop group Graveyard Club, and plenty of creepy hands-on art activities. Order up a beer or wine from the cash bar and face your fears. Costumes are encouraged, but be sure to keep it museum-friendly. That means no masks, weapons, or tails. Book your tickets to the show online at bit.ly/GDTatMia or call 612-870-6323. You'll need to become a My Mia member first(which is also free).