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"Americana" at Soap, Shakespeare in the park, wine making classes: Freeloader Friday

This week in Freeloader Friday we have a variety of fun art shows, a few dance parties, a handful of fun festivals, a wine making class, and lots of free theater in the park. Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

FRIDAY:

Love's Labor's Lost

(Various locations)

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The Classical Actors Ensemble presents an outdoor production of Shakespeare's play. Friday at 7 p.m. at Lake Harriet Rose Garden (4124 Roseway Rd., Minneapolis),  Saturday at 7 p.m. at Lake of the Isles (2500 Lake Isles Pkwy., Minneapolis), and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Merriam Park (2000 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul).

Bollywood, Astronomique, Greyduck

(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

We Wait in the Darkness

(All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-872-4700, www.nacdi.org)

Choreographer Rosy Simas presents an art installation piece inspired by the lives of the Seneca women of Simas's family. There will be 10-minute dances noon and 2 p.m. Fri., Sat., and Sun. each week; and talks at noon Friday this week. Read more about this piece here.

Gay Witch Abortion, Animal Lover, Miami Dolphins

(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Bill Tresch: Drawing

(Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, 250 3rd Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-247-1244, www.trafficzoneart.com)

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7-9 p.m.

Killer Hayseeds

(Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill: 1623 Park Place Blvd., Minneapolis, 763-450-9999)

9:30 p.m.

Americana

(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176, www.soapfactory.org)

Work by nine emerging artists from across North America. 7-11 p.m.

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Lazy Susan Band

(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

9:30 p.m.

 

The Comedy of Errors

(Various locations)

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David Schlosser directs the outdoor Cromulent Shakespeare Company production of the classic comedy. Fri. at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park (6400 Portland Ave. S., Richfield), Sat. at 7 p.m. at Washburn Fair Oaks Park (200 24th St. E., Minneapolis), and 2 p.m. Sun. at Nokomis Community Center (2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy., Minneapolis).

Nomad World Copa

(Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6424, www.nomadpub.com)

Featuring games televised on a JumboTron, rotation of local food trucks, beer garden, bar games, live music, more.

Shawn Kuruneru: Landscapes

(David Petersen Gallery, 2018 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-276-6541, www.davidpetersengallery.com)

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New paintings and a floor drawing. 7-9 p.m.

The Donald Washington Sextet

(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

8 p.m.

Twelfth Night

Theatre Pro Rata presents Shakespeare's comedy outdoors at various Twin Cities locations. 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Kenwood Park (2101 W. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis) and Sunday at University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska).

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Post Mo' Bills

(Gamut Gallery, 1006 Marquette Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612-701-8272, www.gamutgallerympls.com)

Screenprints inspired by flyer postings. Curated by Erik Farseth and Jade Patrick. 7-11 p.m.

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SATURDAY:

Solstice River

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(Stone Arch Bridge, 219 S. Main St., Minneapolis)

Featuring a site-specific interpretive dance performed on the same day throughout the world on water quality issues. For more info visit globalwaterdances.org. 8 p.m.  

Chinese-ness

(The Third Place Gallery, 3730 Chicago Ave. S. Studio B, Minneapolis)

Project-in-progress of Wing Young Huie's first trip to his family's ancestral village and his first time photographing in China. Reception followed by ping-pong and karaoke. 7-9 p.m.

Mill City Farmers' Market

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(Mill City Farmers' Market, 704 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580, www.millcityfarmersmarket.org)

There will be a free bike helmet giveaway while supplies last. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

50th & Bryant Street Fest

(Zinnia Folk Arts, 826 W. 50th St., Minneapolis, 612-824-4342, www.zinniafolkarts.com)

With live music, face painting, family events, small business specials, more. 12-3 p.m.

The Belfast Cowboys

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(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

9:30 p.m.

Hey, That's My Jam Dance Party 2

(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Hey There Handsome, Slow Moe. 10 p.m.

GermanFest

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(Schmidt Artist Lofts, 882 7th St W, St Paul)

With live music, heritage exhibits, family activities, food and beverage vendors, more. For more info, visit www.germanfestmn.org. Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Salon: A Curatorial Residency of Art & Performance by Jaime Carrera

(Eat Street Buddha Kitchen, 2550 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-886-2468, www.eatstreetbuddha.com)

Featuring a series of performance art and visual art events curated by the local artist. 8 p.m.

WindyFest 2014

(Windom Park South Community Center, 5821 Wentworth Ave. S., Minneapolis, 952-941-3150)

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With live music, family activities, mini golf, obstacle course, food and beverage vendors, more. For more info visit www.windompark.org. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wine Making Class

(Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies, 5825 Excelsior Blvd., Minneapolis, 952-925-9854, www.midwestsupplies.com)

10:30 a.m.-noon.

Cracked Walnut

(Form + Content Gallery, 210 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-436-1151, www.formandcontent.org)

A reading of original poetry based on the Liminal exhibit. With Alyssa Whiting, Colin McDonald, Chasity Gunn, Louis Murphy, Susan Thurston, more. 7 p.m.  

Green Building Energy Tour

(Midtown Farmers' Market, 2225 Lake St. E., Minneapolis, 612-724-7457, www.midtownfarmersmarket.org)

Tour meets at Midtown Farmers Market and visits Hawthorne EcoVillage, the Rose-Hope Community, and MinnePHit Passivhaus. For more info and registration call 651.293.0575 or visit citizensleague.org. 9 a.m.-noon.

Davu Seru & DeVon Gray

(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

8 p.m.

2 Mile Final

(Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill: 1623 Park Place Blvd., Minneapolis, 763-450-9999)

9:30 p.m.

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SUNDAY:

Open Field

Featuring campfire music; drawing sessions; talks; demonstrations; books, sports equipment, games, and more available for checkout; special happenings; more. Visit www.walkerart.org/openfield for a complete schedule. Starting June 14, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through Aug. 14.

Corpse Reviver

(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746, www.331club.com)

3 p.m.

Eric Tessmer Band, Crooked Saws, the Fattenin' Frogs

(Cause Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-6000, www.spiritsandsound.com)

10 p.m.

MiX: Pride Week Kickoff

(Crave: 825 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-332-1133)

With DJ Shiek, DJ Lenka Paris. 5 p.m.

Bad Sports, Real Numbers, Joust, Hot Rash

(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Spooky Ghost, Stereo Confession, Shiner & Neon

(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

9 p.m.

Family Art Sunday

(Banfill-Locke Center For the Arts, 6666 E. River Road, Fridley, 763-574-1850, www.banfill-locke.org)

Fun activities at the museum and in the park. 1-3 p.m.

Farmers Markets:

Minneapolis:

Minneapolis Farmers Market

(312 E. Lyndale Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-333-1718, www.mplsfarmersmarket.com)

May 24-Nov. 15, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kingfield Farmers Market

(4310 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-207-7893, www.kingfieldfarmersmarket.org)

Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26.

Mill City Farmers Market

(Mill City Farmers' Market, 704 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580, www.millcityfarmersmarket.org)

The Mill City Farmers' Market kicks off. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25.

Midtown Farmers Market

(2225 Lake St. E., Minneapolis, 612-724-7457, www.midtownfarmersmarket.org)

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28.

Fulton Farmers Market

(4301 Chowen Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.207.7893, www.fultonfarmersmarket.org)

Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25.

St. Paul:

St. Paul Downtown Farmers' Market

(5th St. and Wall St., St. Paul, 651-227-8101, www.stpaulfarmersmarket.com)

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sundays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Nov. 23.

Farmers' Market

(Saint Thomas More Catholic Church, 1079 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651-227-7669, www.stmjoomla.com)

Fridays, 1:15-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31.

The suburbs and beyond:

Gerten's Farmers' Market

(Gerten's Farm Market, 2900 65th St. E., Inver Grove Heights, 651-450-0001)

Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 30.

Richfield Farmers' Market

(64th St. and Portland Ave. (Veterans Memorial Park Shelter), Richfield, 612-861-9396, www.richfieldfarmersmarket.org)

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon; Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 25.

Farmers' Market

(Anoka County Growers, 707 89th Ave. NE, Blaine, 763-792-4025)

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon. Continues through Oct. 25.

Prior Lake Farmers' Market

(Pleasant Ave. & Highway 13, Prior Lake, 952-447-0263, www.priorlakefarmersmarket.com.)

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Continues through Oct. 31.  

Farmers' Market

(Goose Lake Farm & Winery, 6760 213th Ave. NW, Elk River, 612-209-1721, www.gooselakefarm.com)

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 19.