Video and graffiti art, Cinco de Mayo: Freeloader Friday
This week we've got a video installation show at Pink Hobo, Mill City Farmers' Market, and Cinco de Mayo on Cesar Chavez Street.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
(District del Sol, 176 Cesar Chavez St., St. Paul, 651.222.6347, www.districtdelsol.com)
This festival has it all, including family activities, live stages featuring both modern and traditional music and performances, a lowrider car show, sports competitions, history exhibits, and food. The parade is Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. 4-9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.
(Pink Hobo Geek Art Gallery, 507 E Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.216.3924, pinkhobo.com)
Pink Hobo recently announced that ROBOTlove is joining the gallery and PUNY, the animation studio, to create one dynamic and awesome space. This will be the last art show before this happens. Ten artists, who are all juggling other jobs on the scene, will be exhibiting their unique, trippy, and eye-capturing video work. Artists in include DEVO musician Mark Mothersbaugh, pro-skateboarder Monihan Monihan, and NYC designer Dust La Rock, among others. The opening reception is from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Image from PMKFA's work)
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.378.8888, www.alteredesthetics.com)
Depending on the artist, graffiti art can be political, superficial, and/or beautiful. At this group show Altered Esthetics will take a closer look at the often-controversial form of expression. Pieces include photography, paintings, sculpture and more. The opening reception is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Pictured: New City by Ian James)
Freewheelin' First Fridays
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)
Rock 'n' roll with the Mighty Mofos, and the Hypstrz. 9:30 p.m.
Poor Weather Club CD-Release Show
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)
Rock. With Phantom Tails, Chickadee Mountain Martyrs, and Guzzlemug. 9 p.m.