For this month’s Third Thursday, Mia swaps out the Ides for the Tunes of March with the help of First Avenue. Stop in for the free party and catch pop-up performances from Hot Date, Dua, and Jessica Manning, dance to the beats spun by body-mover DJ Jimmy Two Times, make your own First Ave star and cassette album art work, and sign up for the My Mia program to check out the big deal exhibition Power and Beauty in China’s Last Dynasty: Concept and Design by Robert Wilson. And as always, while you’re there, definitely head to the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program to see opening reception of Essma Imady’s artwork that presents the nuanced details of the refugee experience. Thursday, 6-9 PM. Free.Johnny Cairo

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