Wing Young Huie, Iron Bartender: Freeloader Friday

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(Pictured: Work from Wing Young Huie's "University Avenue Project")

This week in Freeloader Friday we have an epic game of tag, a six-mile gallery show, and several outdoor festivals.  

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Art in Bloom
(Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.870.3131,

What happens when over 150 floral artists are invited to create displays inspired by the permanent collection? Come see this weekend at the M.I.A. This year is Japanese in theme, with related talks, parties, and other activities placing emphasis on Ikebana. Check the website for a complete schedule. The art is free, but some events have a cover charge. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun.

Iron and Candy: 6 Year Anniversary Party
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(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.378.8888,

Celebrate the success of AE at this party featuring candy- and iron-themed artwork, which are traditional gifts for the six-year mark. There will also be refreshments, steampunk-themed art, live caricature drawings from the Intn'l Cartoonist Conspiracy, and more. 7 p.m. to midnight. (Image:Melt Your Heart Out by Marnie Erpestad)

I, Colossus, Bethany Larson & the Bees Knees
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612.331.1746)

Folk, indie rock. 10 p.m.

No Bird Sing, Gospel Gossip, Zoo Animal
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

Hip hop, thrash, grunge. 10 p.m.

Real Numbers (12''-Release), the Sleaze, Sinks, Wisconsin Night Life

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

Punk. 9 p.m.

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