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Army of Darkness, Guerilla Girls, Afrifest: Freeloader Friday

Army of Darkness, Guerilla Girls, Afrifest: Freeloader Friday
Afrifest offers tons of fun in Brooklyn Park
Festival season is in full swing this weekend with four different fairs celebrating Pan-African, Polish, Irish, and Indian cultures. Needless to say, there will be plenty of good food to eat and fun performances to take in regardless of which festival(s) you choose to attend. The next three days will also feature a screening of a cult classic horror flick, a benefit party where gorilla masks are encouraged attire, life-size Morphology game playing, and a birthday party for Julia Child.

Army of Darkness, Guerilla Girls, Afrifest: Freeloader Friday
Photo courtesy of Irish Fair of Minnesota

FRIDAY:

Irish Fair of Minnesota
(Harriet Island, 200 Drive Justus Ohage Blvd., St. Paul)

This huge festival features food and drink, art, genealogy, dance, contests, sports, concerts, and more. Have a pint, and be sure to check out the men in kilts competition. For more info, visit www.irishfair.com. Fri. 3-11 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

Bonnie & the Bang Bang, the Forrest & the Trees, Intangibles, Of Gypsies
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Army of Darkness, Guerilla Girls, Afrifest: Freeloader Friday
Thomas Rose, Wilbur H. Schilling

In Association: Collaboration in the Book Arts
(Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Fri., Aug. 10 Aug. 10-Oct. 21. Minnesota Center For Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave. S. Ste 100, Minneapolis, 612-215-2520, www.mnbookarts.org)

This show features four exhibitions in one with work by Harriet Bart, pieces by Thomas Rose and Wilber H. Schilling, an exhibition exploring CO Exhibition's past "Working Title" experiment, and a type of ancient book/paper binding that uses Tongan bark cloth on display. 6 to 9 p.m. 

Michael Klement
(Eden Prairie Art Center, 7650 Equitable Drive, Eden Prairie)

Photography. 4:30-8 p.m. 

August Music & Movies: Army of Darkness
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

Music by Bloodnstuff, Is/Is. 7:30 p.m.


 

Queen of France; I, Colossus; Breakfast Anytime
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Wabasha Days #8
(Ecolab Plaza: 376 Wabasha St N, St Paul, 651-266-6400)

With Charlie Parr, Bethany Larson & the Bee's Knees, Gallus, Portage. 4 p.m.

Clarence Bucaro
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

9 p.m.

Twin Cities Polish Festival
(Old Main Street, 55 Main St. SE, Minneapolis)

Featuring folk music, dance, artist booths, traditional food, a Chopin celebration, the Twin Cities Polish Film Fest, children's activities, Polish dog exhibit, polka, beer garden, free lessons, and the 2011 Minnesota State Amateur Polka Dance Championships. Visit www.tcpolishfestival.org for info. Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

James Buckley & Bryan Nichols

(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

6:30 p.m.

A Process of Transformation
(Regis Center For Art, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-625-8096)

Group show examines the artistic process of seven artists. 7-10 p.m.

Army of Darkness, Guerilla Girls, Afrifest: Freeloader Friday
Benjamin Brockman

 

Army of Darkness, Guerilla Girls, Afrifest: Freeloader Friday

SATURDAY:

Afrifest
(North View Junior High, 5869 69th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, 763-585-7200)

Featuring a soccer tournament, health and wellness fair, vendors, food, and more. Visit www.afrifest.org for more info. Sat.-Sun. 12-9 p.m. 

Richard Johnson Trio
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

6:30 p.m.

Zack Lozier Trio, Armaniacs, Zacc Harris Group
 
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.

Army of Darkness, Guerilla Girls, Afrifest: Freeloader Friday

Guerilla Girl Benefit
(Cult Status Gallery, 2913 Harriet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-965-9162, www.cultstatusgallery.com)

Party like an animal at this benefit featuring an art auction, sets from DJ Christy Hunt of Lady Heat, a photo booth, food trucks, and more. Gorilla masks are encouraged attire. Proceeds will raise funds for a Guerilla Girl billboard campaign supporting the defeat of the marriage and voter ID amendments. It's free, but donations are recommended, of course. 7-11 p.m.

Jennifer Markey & the Tennessee Snowpants, Alicia Corbett
(Grumpy's Bar & Grill: 1111 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-340-9738)

9 p.m.

Menage a Neuf
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Life Size Morphology
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600, www.walkerart.org)

Play a life-size version of the popular Morphology game. 1-4 p.m. 

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

8 p.m.

Tempest
(Matthews Park and Community Center, 2318 29th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-370-4950)

Public Dreams Theatre presents a summer outdoors production of the Bard's final play. Saturdays, 6 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Through Sunday.

The Mayfly Rooks

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

10 p.m.  

You Betcha! Minnesota Made Festival
(The Shops at the West End, 1621 W. End Blvd., St. Louis Park, 763-450-0554)

With food trucks, beverages, family-friendly activities, contests, exhibits, games, and live music from the Honeydogs, Davina and the Vagabonds, Farewell Milwaukee, and Lynhurst. Goodwill donations benefit Courage Center. 12-11 p.m.

Army of Darkness, Guerilla Girls, Afrifest: Freeloader Friday

IndiaFest
(Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul)

The day starts off with a parade, followed by an afternoon of dance and vocal performances, food from local restaurants, kids' activities, Bollywood dance music, arts and crafts, kite flying, henna, and face painting. More info at www.iamn.org. 12-6 p.m.

Julia Child's 100th Birthday Celebration
(Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-224-8320)

Kids can learn a little bit about the celebrated chef with stories from Tom Larson and refreshments from Salut Bar Americain. 10:30 a.m.

Army of Darkness, Guerilla Girls, Afrifest: Freeloader Friday

Salon 300: The State Fair Overflow Show
(Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Main St., Hopkins, 952-979-1100, www.hopkinsartscenter.com)

6-8 p.m.

KidsFest
(MacPhail Center for Music, 501 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-321-0100, www.macphail.org)

With instrument making, play, hands-on activities. 10 a.m.-noon.

 

Army of Darkness, Guerilla Girls, Afrifest: Freeloader Friday
"Game Face"

SUNDAY:

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

Photography from 75 talented, at-risk youth. The opening reception will include a gallery talk led by Wing Young Huie. 11 a.m. to noon. 

Charlemagne

(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

8 p.m.

5th Annual Caffetto Arts & Crafts Fair
(Caffetto Cafe & Gallery, 708 W. 22nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-872-0911, www.caffettocafe.com)

Check out arts, crafts, and live music in the side parking lot of the popular Wedge neighborhood coffee shop. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Army of Darkness, Guerilla Girls, Afrifest: Freeloader Friday
Taylor Lindgren paints live at 46th Street and Grand Avenue

46th Street Block Party & Kings Birthday Bash
(Kings Wine Bar, 4555 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-7928, www.kingsmpls.com)

Featuring live music, food, kids' activities, tarot readings, hair extensions, carnival games, and more. Proceeds benefit renovations to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Read more about the event here. 12-6 p.m. 

Primitive Weapons, Gay Witch Abortion, Black Thorne

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

9 p.m.

Army of Darkness, Guerilla Girls, Afrifest: Freeloader Friday
Photo by Shaun Laden

ONGOING:

Looking for a farmers' market in your neighborhood? Check out our complete list here.

Live Racing
(Running Aces Harness Park, 15201 Zurich St. NE, Forest Lake, 651-925-4600)

Live harness racing. Sundays, 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 7 p.m. Continues through Sept. 3.

Open Field
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600, www.walkerart.org)

This summer-long hangout on the Walker's field includes workshops, musical performances, talks, info share, beer, patio, food, games, club meetings, and much more. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through Sept. 1.




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