This Thursday, ditch your routine and treat yourself to a free, fresh evening of spirited local music, short videos and light snacks at East Side Freedom Library, 7:30 pm – 9 pm.

The night starts with new music from All That, a recent addition to the Twin Cities music scene, then the mood turns to mystery, the theme of the night’s screenings.

The movies are short– twelve minutes max. In just 40 minutes, you’ll get to see eleven videos, all but one from Minnesota artists, including last year’s Creative Vision Award winner at the Altered Esthetics Film Festival.

Altered Esthetics is still accepting submissions of short experimental films and video art for this year’s Film Fest, May 31-June 2 at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis.

Check out this sample of Thursday’s screening, and see you at the library for a lively night of indie art. THURSDAY, March 8, 7:30 PM MicroCinema #2: Mystery Vessel at East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul, 55106. Free and open to all. 651-230-3294

(Altered Esthetics received a Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.)