No plans for Saturday night? Make the evening artastic with one of the events below. Or go to both and edify yourself times two.
First up is Artisphere, which is celebrating the opening of their new exhibit, Party Crashers: Comic Book Culture Invades the Art World. The exhibit documents the comic aesthetic in contemporary art, and is installed in tandem with a sister show at the Arlington Arts Center. A new ART bus will be running between the two spaces on Saturday evening. Sweatheart, the cheeky band of exhibiting artist Thom Lessner, will be playing after the reception starting at 11:01. Reception is from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free admission.
Don’t feel like leaving the city limits? Albus Calvus Classrooms, an initiative of the Albus Cavus collective, is hosting their Gala 2010 at The Fridge on Barrack’s Row. There will be a silent art auction, body painting and live performances. Proceeds will go to support the group’s spring workshops, which will teach people like you how to paint murals and write poems, among other things. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets start at $20.