Art cars, glitter bike rides, beer parties: Freeloader Friday


This week in Freeloader Friday we have a ton of awesome festivals, a handful of bike parties, and the return of the art cars. Come take a look and plan your weekend.


FLOW Northside Arts Crawl

Featuring artist bazaars, live music, family activities, and more at a variety of locations through Saturday. More info at

Best Days of The Bakken

(Bakken Library and Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-926-3878,


In celebration of museum's 40th year, visitors receive free admission with daily events for all ages and interests. Through Saturday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Book Arts Art Crawl

(Various locations)

In celebration of MCBA's 30th Anniversary, take part in coordinated receptions across downtown Minneapolis, including MCBA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), Form + Content Gallery, and the Walker Art Center Library. Shuttles will be available to circulate visitors between venues. For more information, visit 6-9 p.m. 

MIA Musician-In-Residence Series: Adam Svec

(Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-870-3131)

In the lobby. 6-8 p.m.


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

11 p.m.

Tongue Party

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

With Trita, and the Wolf Coun-cil. 10 p.m.


Tour de Fat

(Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis)


Featuring a costumed bike ride/parade, beer, food, and live music. More info here. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Evolution Lucid

(Lucid Brewery, 6020 Culligan Way, Minnetonka, 612-803-1022)

Check out the new brewery and tap room. With music by Kingsview, and Laura Lou and The Loungeabouts, food trucks, and prizes. 12-8 p.m. 

The 21st Annual ArtCars + ArtBikes Parade 2015

(Harriet Rose Garden/Lake Harriet, 4124 Roseway Rd., Minneapolis)

Cool vehicles take a trip around the lake. Picnicking is encouraged. 6 p.m. 



(Bent Brewstillery, 1744 Terrace Drive, Roseville, 844-879-2368,

Classic and custom cars, prizes, BBQ, and live music. 2-11 p.m. 

Minneapolis Aquatennial

(St. Anthony Main, 125 Main St. SE, Minneapolis)

The four-day celebration ends with a giant fireworks show. For a complete schedule, visit

The Floating Library 2015

(Silverwood Park, 2500 Cty Road E., St Anthony, 763-694-7707,

Boat out to the library and check out a book. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 


N.E. Block Party

(Our Lady Of Lourdes Church, One Lourdes Place, Minneapolis, 612-379-2259,

Outdoor festivities before the Aquatennial fireworks. Featuring food and drinks, kids activities, and a live performance from Not Guilty. 6-10 p.m. 

Red Hot Art and Music Festival

(Stevens Square Park, 1801 Stevens Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-874-2840)

Featuring great art, live music, food trucks, and fun activities. For more info, visit Free. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Brant Kingman Pop-up Art Opening

(Kingman Studios @ The Glenwood, 225 Thomas Ave. N., Minneapolis)


Check out the artists new digs. With snacks, art, bonfire, DJ music, performance, and more. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Dead Bundy and the Neat Neat Neats

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

10 p.m.


Glitter Dance Ride

(Recovery Bike Shop, 2504 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-876-5356,

Douse yourself in glitter and go on a chill ride. Noon. 


Fried: Summer XScape

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

Featuring DJ Jim Frick, Bujufanta, and Slamdunkapher. 9 p.m.

Loring Alley Rally and Made Here Market

(The Third Bird, 1612 Harmon Place, Minneapolis)

Local art and music. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Boy Kisses Comedy Showcase

(Universe Games, 711 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-825-4066,


7:30 p.m. 

NE Brewer's Block Party

(Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-758-0105,

Featuring local beer, wine, and spirits; live music; food trucks; and more. 2-9 p.m. Admission is free, but wristbands are $1 or free with a canned food donation if you plan to drink.