6 free things to do this week


This week in free stuff to do we have a ton of movies, and two great art parties sure to entertain. Comes take a look and plan your week on the cheap.


Summer Music and Movies: A Hard Day's Night

(Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis)

Lex Thompson, "Re-Model"

Lex Thompson, "Re-Model"

The area may be under some major construction, but the Walker Art Center's Music and Movies will return to Loring Park this Monday night. Bring a blanket, some cash for snacks (or your own picnic treats), and arrive early, as the turnout most evenings is pretty solid. The series kicks off with a performance from Grant Hart, who is celebrating the 35th anniversary of Hüsker Dü's debut album, Land Speed Record. (He also is part of Chris Larson's art show of the same name at the museum.) Following his performance will be a screening of the Beatles’ hugely influential A Hard Day's Night, a comedy made early in their careers, which follows the band over the course of a few days. Monday at 7 p.m. 


Pitch Perfect 2

(Father Hennepin Bluff Park, 420 Main St. SE, Minneapolis)

Tuesday at dusk.



(Pearl Parl, 414 E. Diamond Lake Rd., Minneapolis)

Wednesday at dusk.


The Summer Shindig

(Casket Arts, 681 17th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-788-5551)

In addition to it being First Thursday in Northeast, Casket Arts is also hosting a summer party with open studios, outdoor fun, and food. Listen to music from Gabe Barnett & Them Rounders, Katey Bellville & Those Sonsabitches, and Jake & Gretta; order up a snack from Gastrotruck or MN Nice Cream; watch the documentary Bikes Vs. Cars; and meet some pups from the Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue. 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday. 



(TuckUnder Projects, 5120 York Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Art shows at TuckUnder are always a homey affair with lots of things to explore and check out. This installment will feature photography by Lex Thompson. Also on display will be found foam forms from Presley Martin, and other efforts from the likes of Chad Rutter, Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Julia Helen Rice, Meena Mangalvedhekar, Reid Oyen, and more. In the bathroom, garage, alleyway, and backyard of this private residence. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.


The Goonies

(Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Thursday at dusk.