St. Patrick's Day, Ninja Turtles: Freeloader Friday

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Photo by Rachelle Carlson for City Pages
Image from Minneapolis's parade last year
Whatever you end up doing with your weekend, the color green will most likely be involved. Both Minneapolis and St. Paul will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day with tons of happens between both cities. Plus, the Metro Transit will be free starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The Mall of America will also be awash in a sea of green as folks attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (really). Fortunately, if you don't want to spend green you won't have to. There's plenty of free stuff to do. Check out our list after the jump.

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"365 D"

365D: Three Hundred and Sixty Five Days of a Woman
(Icebox Quality Framing And Gallery, 1500 Jackson St. NE #443, Minneapolis, 612-788-1790,

In response to the exploitation and sexualization of women in the Italian media, Sham Hinchey and Marzia Messina photographed one woman day. 6-10 p.m.

The Running Scared, Rank Strangers, Brody, Hevy Syrup
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Robots from the Future, Matt Latterell Band, Ivy Spokes
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Sara Tieso, So Kiss Me
Inside Out: A Solo Art Show
(The Baroque Room, 275 E. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-705-6772,

Work by Tara Tieso. 7-10 p.m.

Jennifer Markey & the Tennessee Snowpants, Crown Vics
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Minnesota Book Awards Readers' Choice Event
(The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S. Ste 200, Minneapolis, 612-215-2575,

Meet many of the finalists for the 24th Annual Minnesota Book Awards as they give short presentations about their books. 7 p.m.

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"Readers' Art 12"
Reader's Art 12: Longing for Home
(Susan Hensel Design, 3441 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-2324,

7-10 p.m.

Readings by Writers' St. Patrick's Day Reading
(The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651-222-1751,

Featuring Michael Dennis Browne, Cass Dalglish, John Devine, Kevin FitzPatrick, Ted King, Ethna McKiernan, Thomas Dillon Redshaw. 7:30 p.m.

Zak Sally, Dale Flattum
(Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-4611,

The authors discuss their new graphic novel collections with artist Andy Sturdevant. 7:30 p.m.

Native American Film Screening Series
(Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.330.1000)

Screenings and talks through Sunday. For a complete list of happenings, visit

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