West Bank Ride, Saint Paul Art Crawl: Freeloader Friday

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Claudia Stack Kremer for Saint Paul Art Crawl
The weekend is finally here, and the snow is melting. There's plenty of free stuff to do, and even a few things happening outdoors. Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

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Image courtesy of the MIA

Art in Bloom
(Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-870-3131, www.artsmia.org)

Floral artists interpret pieces from the museum's permanent collection. With parties, workshops, talks, and more. Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Black Diet, Bam Bam & the Gigolos, MunQs
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

MPLS Habit  
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

With Geoffrey Fischbein, Refrigerager, Niki Becker, Coastwest, Brienne Harthun. All ages. 8 p.m.

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Tracie Thompson, Queen of the City
Saint Paul Art Crawl artwork at J.A. Geiger Studio in East St. Paul
Saint Paul Art Crawl

Over 250 St. Paul artists exhibit at 25 building locations throughout the city. Fri. 6-10 p.m.; Sat. 12-8 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.

The Color Pharmacy (album-release), the Heartbeats
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

DJ Stevie Ray's Fleetwood Mac Look-a-like Contest
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

8 p.m.

The Tune Jerks
(Dulono's: 607 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-1726)

8 p.m.

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Jeralyn Victoria Mohr (event is also part of the Saint Paul Art Crawl)
(Artist Mercantile, 24 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-222-0053, www.artistmerc.com)

Paintings by Jeralyn Victoria Mohr. 6-9 p.m.

In the Time of Butterflies
(Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-0937, www.mixedblood.com)

World premiere of a bilingual production of Julia Alavarez's book about the underground resistance in the Dominican Republic. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through April 27. Free, first-come, first-served basis ($20 to reserve tickets online).

Asian American Community Night
(Maplewood Community Center, 2100 White Bear Ave., Maplewood, 651-249-2100, www.ci.maplewood.mn.us)

With performances from MCC, Mu Theater, and CHAT; Hmong folk stories; youth performances; more. 6-10 p.m.

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Lao Xiong
Lao Xiong
(Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave., Minneapolis, 612-587-0230, www.homewoodstudios.com)

Colored pencil drawings. 6-9 p.m.

Open House
(Hennepin Co. Sheriff's Office Enforcement Services, 9401 83rd Avenue N., Minneapolis, 612-348-3744, www.hennepinsheriff.org)

With K-9 demos; vehicles, boats, and equipment tours; dive team demos; crime scene investigators and displays; helicopter; fingerprinting; mounted patrol horses. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Street Kings
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. All ages.

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