This week in free things to do we have a few friendly happy hours, a patio party with special beer, and a ton of free movies in the park. Come take a look and plan your week!
(Elliot Park, 1000 E. 14th St., Minneapolis)
Dusk on Monday.Top Gun
(Father Hennepin Bluff Park, 420 Main St. SE, Minneapolis)
Dusk on Tuesday.
Rival House and Tin Whiskers Second Anniversary Party
(Rival House Sporting Parlour, 411 Minnesota St., St. Paul; 651-255-0645)
Lowertown neighbors Rival House and Tin Whiskers are coming together tonight for a hump-day anniversary party filled with food, booze, and fun. Folks who plunk down $25 will score a good meal with an all-you-can-eat shrimp boil. Or stick with $5 Tin Whiskers brew on tap. There will be free beer samples as well, featuring new varieties Phase Shift 01, tequila barrel-aged Watts Wheat Wine, and a super-secret release that will be offered at Rival House only. Games to partake in include skee-ball, ping-pong, pinball, bubble hockey, darts, board games, and a giant Jenga. 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.Pixels
(Windom South Park, 5821 Wentworth Ave., Minneapolis)
Dusk on Wednesday.
We Make It Here Happy Hour: Smallest Museum in Saint Paul
(Workhorse Coffee Bar, 2399 University Ave. W., St. Paul; 651-348-7561)
The Smallest Museum in Saint Paul (and possibly Minnesota?) can be found in the firehose cabinet at Workhorse Coffee Bar. This Thursday, they'll be hosting a happy hour revisiting the shows the teeny space has exhibited so far, which include mini-movie theaters, odes to Witch's Hat Tower, and frogs. Images from exhibitions, taken by photographer Angela Dimler, will be on display. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Coarsely Fashioned Beauties
(TuckUnder Projects, 5120 York Ave. S., Minneapolis; www.tuckunder.org)
In the cooler months, Pete Driessen's home is just a residence. But once it gets warm, he graciously hosts a variety of exhibitions and art installations in his garage, bathroom, alleyway, backyard, and any other space that suits him. This latest celebration will include ceramic sculptures by Lynn Wadsworth. Other artists contributing include Marisha Erickson/West, Andy Delaney, and Laura Flynn. Be sure to stop by the Raspberry Patch. 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Go Vote MN: Beerocracy
(Modist Brewing Co., 505 N. Third St., Minneapolis; 612-454-0258)
Over the centuries, beer halls have facilitated many a political discussion, serving as a space where folks can share ideas, plan action, and find common ground. That tradition will carry on with Beerocracy, an ongoing series hosted by Go Media. Leading up to the election, they’ll be setting up casual happy hours at various brewpubs around town. The nonpartisan series kicks off this Thursday at Modist Brewing Co. In addition to friendly debates over pints, live entertainment will be provided by the likes of Keith Millions of Nightchain and Night Moves. Free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream will keep things cool, and revelers of age will also be able to register to vote at this event. 18+. 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
(Farview Park, 621 N. 29th Ave., Minneapolis)
Dusk on Thursday.