Freeloader Friday: Vintage Voltage, Vigilante Justice III, and a top-secret art party

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It's another awesome weekend for people looking for free stuff to do. There's slam poetry with chocolate, live screen printing until 4 a.m., and tons of dance parties.

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FRIDAY:


Hotel
(Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.331.9800)

If you have ever been to a dance night at the Kitty Cat Klub, then you know it involves a big crowd and a lot of fun. Jonathan Ackerman will spin tunes with sets from Travis Stearns and Gerald Is Growing. 21+. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Vigilante Justice III
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848, www.501.mn)

This super cool show will have visual art; giveaways; indie rock and experimental music from Hunting Club, Phantom Tails, and Dada Trash Collage; DJ sets from Dominique Davis (of Dearling Physique) and Midnight Energy. 9 p.m.

Til Death Do Us Part
(Rogue Buddha Gallery, 357 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis; 612.331.3889)

They may be a couple, but in this dual art show Karen O'Bryan and RM Hanson explore the darker side of love. O'Bryan paints pastel-colored people wearing animal masks while Hanson creates nasty monsters with sharp teeth. The opening reception is tonight. 7 p.m.

Altered Pages
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.378.8888, www.alteredesthetics.com)

This group art show features works in response to censored, banned, and burned books. The opening reception is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Common Sense: Art and the Quotidian
(Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, 333 E River Rd, Minneapolis, 612.625.9494, www.weisman.umn.edu)

Can commonplace be used to create high art? What is high art? This new exhibition continues the ongoing debate. The preview party is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Art of Romance Soiree
(Artist Mercantile, 24 W 7th Pl., St. Paul, 651.222.0053, www.artistmerc.com)

Warm up to Valentine's Day at this party celebrating all things love. The evening will feature romantic poetry by members of the Saint Paul Poetry Slam, wine and chocolate, work by 65 artists, and locally-made candles and bath products. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Freewheelin' First Fridays
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612.331.1746)

Curtiss A & Friends kick off the month with music. 9:30 p.m.

The Framed, Spacewolf, Red Means Fire, the Drug Budget
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Rock. 9 p.m.

Butcher's Bag, Bitch N Brown, the Nightinghales
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

Country, folk, rock, blues. 10 p.m.

Lowertown First Fridays
(Tilsner Artist Cooperative, 300 N Broadway, St. Paul, 651.228.9058)

Featuring open studios, drink and food specials, live performances, and more. For more info visit www.mnartists.org/Lowertown_First_Fridays. 6-9 p.m.
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