Anthem Heart and a crazy bonnet parade top Freeloader Friday

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(Photo by Gunnar Por Hafdal)

Despite the holiday there's still tons of stuff to do this weekend including dance nights, art openings, and anniversary parties. Bring your chocolate bunny and Cadbury eggs and get out of the house for free.

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Jacob Kassay, Paolo Arao, Abbey Williams
(Franklin Art Works, 1021 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.872.7494,

This show has a little bit of everything, including photography, drawings, film, and paintings. Jacob Kassay's paintings are finished with a silver plating. Paolo Arao's charcoal on paper images of concert goers captures the light and dark of the experience of the crowd. Abbey Williams videos recreate iconic poses from history and pop-culture. The opening reception is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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

Dance parties at the Kitty Cat Klub are usually epic. Jonathan Ackerman and friends will be spinning tunes until the doors close. 21+. 10 p.m.

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Resident Artists VI: Creative Collaborations (Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.378.8888,

Collaboration is the key word for this group show. Each artist was invited to create a partial piece of art to be finished by another artist. Come see the interesting results at the opening reception from 7-10 p.m. Local storyteller Britt Aamodt will also perform.

Easter Celebration
(Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612.872.4041,

Claim a basket then collect candy from various stores. 5-8 p.m.

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Patterns, Plants, & Animals: New Works by Tynan Kerr and Andie Mazorol
(Rogue Buddha Art Gallery, 357 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.3889,

New history and narratives emerge in this collaborative show between artists Tynan Kerr and Andie Mazorol, featuring paintings recreating moments in time both iconic... and not. The opening reception runs from 7-11 p.m.

(SpotArt Gallery, 1828 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.296.3689)

Once again, spotart's large space will accommodate a nice, big art show. Participating artists include Serik Klumeshkenov, Andrey Feldshteyn, Cody Kiser, Bryant Locher, Merry Reimler, Connie Kasella. The opening party from 7-11 p.m. features live music by David Harland and henna tattoo art with Judy Ostrowski.

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