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6 free things to do this week

Last year's Bike Night at Mia.

Last year's Bike Night at Mia.

This week in free things to do we have a four-day festival, a bike party, and a ton of free movies. Come take a look and plan your week.
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
(Gold Medal Park, 900 S. Second St., Minneapolis)

Monday at dusk. 
Inside Out
(Pershing Park, 3523 W. 48th St., Minneapolis)

Monday at dusk.
Minneapolis Aquatennial
(Various locations)

Last year, the Minneapolis Aquatennial went from 10 to four days. That length of time seems to be working, as the citywide celebration returns this year with a similar format. Though the happening is shorter, the beloved events associated with it remain. There's Wednesday night's Torchlight Parade along Hennepin Avenue downtown, with family fun in Loring Park preceding it. There are sporting events such as tennis championships and bike races planned, and the Twin Cities River Rat water ski shows can be seen from West River Road Thursday and Friday. The festival concludes Saturday with Carifest, which showcases Caribbean culture, and the giant fireworks show along West River Parkway that evening. For more information and a complete schedule of events, check www.aquatennial.com. Wednesday through Saturday.
The Mighty Ducks
(Kenwood Park, 2101 W. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis)

Filmed in Minnesota. Wednesday at dusk.
Third Thursday: Bike Night
(Minneapolis Institute of Art,  2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-870-3131)

The Mia’s popular annual bike party returns this week. At this event, cyclists will be invited to ride directly through the museum to the party. Inside and outside, revelers will find lots of fun things to do both artsy and bike-themed. Artcrank, an annual group exhibition that pays homage to bike love, will be showcasing posters and even giving some away. Looking to make some new friends? Local cycling groups like Midtown Greenway Coalition, Slow Roll Twin Cities, and Black Girls Do Bike will be on hand to chat with folks. Shop for new gear from local retailers like One on One Bicycle Studio, Handsome Cycles, and Cherry Cycles, get inspired to DIY pimp your ride as Artbikes cruise on by, play bike bingo, and sit precariously atop an old-fashioned high-wheel bike. Food trucks will be serving nosh, there will be plenty of beer and wine, and music will be provided by Warehouse Eyes and Totally Awesome Summer. A group ride will meet at Surly Brewing Company (520 Malcolm Ave. SE, Minneapolis) starting around 4 p.m., and rolling out around 5:30 p.m. Later the group will be heading back to Surly for the after-party with bikes and beer. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

KIKI clip #1 from Hard Working Movies on Vimeo.

Cinema of Urgency: KIKI
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-375-7600)

This documentary explores the world of NYC's kiki ball scene, featuring LBGTQ youth. Pick up free tickets in the Hennepin lobby starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at 7 p.m.