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ArtCars, Ghostbusters, art by Jaime Hernandez: Freeloader Friday

ArtCars, Ghostbusters, art by Jaime Hernandez: Freeloader Friday
From left to right: Aquatennial fireworks, art by Jaime Hernandez, an ArtCar at last year's parade
There's a lot of free fun to be had this weekend, including film screenings in the park, fireworks along the river, and a retrospective show at MCAD featuring work by Love and Rockets' Jaime Hernandez.

It's going to be a good weekend. Come take a look at our list and plan it wisely.

ArtCars, Ghostbusters, art by Jaime Hernandez: Freeloader Friday
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FRIDAY:

Highland Fest
(Highland Park Neighborhood Community, 2065 Ford Parkway, St. Paul)

Featuring a juried art fair, live music on two stages, food, amusement rides, a 5K, a strongman competition, and a craft-brew tasting. More info at www.highlandfest.com. Fri. 2-10:30 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tin Hare
(Ginkgo Coffeehouse: 721 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-645-2647)

Nikki & the RueMates

(Hell's Kitchen: 80 S. 9th St., Minneapolis, 612-332-4700)

10 p.m. 

Middle Eastern Festival
(St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1250 Oakdale Ave., West St. Paul, 651-457-0854)

With Middle Eastern cuisine, live entertainment, traditional marketplace, silent auction, children's games, camel rides, music by the John Khoury Band, more. More info at www.mideastfest.com. Fri.-Sat. 12-10 p.m.; Sun. 12-6 p.m.

ArtCars, Ghostbusters, art by Jaime Hernandez: Freeloader Friday
Nate Stottrup, Ode to Mozo

9 til Midnight: The 23rd Cooperative Exhibition
(Highpoint Center For Printmaking, 912 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-871-1326, www.highpointprintmaking.org)

6:30-9 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

Bill Koncar
(Mario's Keller Bar: 2300 NE University Ave., Minneapolis, 612-781-3860)

9 p.m.

Voodoo, Porch Knights, Hot Damn, One Man Dan
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
(Minnesota Music Cafe: 501 Payne Ave., St. Paul, 651-776-4699)

Ghostbusters
(Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4124 Roseway Road, Minneapolis, 612-230-6400, www.minneapolisparks.org)

I ain't 'fraid of no ghost. Film screens at dusk.



Toki Wright, Sarah White, DJ Don Cuco
(Northrop Memorial Auditorium Plaza: 229 Northrop 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-625-6003)

7 p.m.

ArtCars, Ghostbusters, art by Jaime Hernandez: Freeloader Friday

Play Date, Volume 1: Coming Out Party
(SOOlocal: A Division of SooVAC, 3506 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263)

The Buoyant Group showcases several original stories through video, models in bathing suits, flash fiction written on doll's torsos, and activities. 7-10 p.m.

All Tomorrow's Petty, Sam Cassidy
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Brad Bellows & Donald Washington Quartet
(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

8 p.m.

Nancy Olson, Laura Triplett
(The Coffee Grounds: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

8 p.m.

ArtCars, Ghostbusters, art by Jaime Hernandez: Freeloader Friday
Rita Corrigan, Rushing Water

Pastel Society's Annual Member Exhibit
(Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, 952-563-8587, www.bloomingtonartcenter.com)

6-8 p.m.

Disacus, Stickysmash, the Darners
(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

9 p.m.

Switched at Birth
(Dulono's: 607 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-1726)

8 p.m.

James Wallace
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

Crazy Chester, Groove Machine
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m.

As You Like It
(Wolfe Park, 3700 Montery Drive, Minneapolis)

The Public Theater of Minnesota presents the Forest of Arden among the trees at Wolfe Park. Friday-Sunday, 8 p.m.

Teen Beach Party
(Union Depot, 214 E. 4th St., St. Paul)

With games, dancing, prizes. Movie screening starts at 7 p.m. 5 p.m.


 

ArtCars, Ghostbusters, art by Jaime Hernandez: Freeloader Friday

SATURDAY:

Jaime Hernandez: LOCAS (30 Years and Counting)
(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700, www.mcad.edu)

Solo exhibition features work by the Love and Rockets comic artist. The exhibition opens this Saturday, but there will be a public reception with an artist's talk from 6-9 p.m. Fri., Aug. 16

Bearded Lady Motorcycle Freakshow
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With motorcycles, food, beer, live music, more. Noon-2 a.m.

Vegan Pop-Up Shop
(Ethique Nouveau, 317 W. 48th St., Minneapolis, 612-822-6161, www.ethiquenouveau.com)

Sample vegan food. 1-4 p.m.

No Man's String Band (CD-release), Traveled Ground
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m.

Taylor Robert
(Hell's Kitchen: 80 S. 9th St., Minneapolis, 612-332-4700)

10 p.m.  

The Great Went (CD-Release), Self Evident, Traindodge (OKC), Hardcore Crayons
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

ArtCars, Ghostbusters, art by Jaime Hernandez: Freeloader Friday
Richard Westley Wong

Minneapolis Aquatennial
(Various locations)

This huge, citywide festival features sporting events, a torchlight parade, fireworks, concerts, street parties, beach bashes, and more celebrating summertime in the city. Saturday's closing ceremony features fireworks over West River Parkway, along the Mississippi River with live music and other fun from 6-10:30 p.m. Visit www.aquatennial.com for a complete schedule. Many events are free; some have admission fees.

The Jason Schooler Band, Hilary Howard
(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

7 p.m.

Paul Seeba
(The Coffee Grounds: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

8 p.m.

Doug Collins & the Receptionists, Famous Volcanoes, Lolo's Ghost

(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

9 p.m.

Barton's Hollow
(Dulono's: 607 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-1726)

8 p.m.

ArtCars, Ghostbusters, art by Jaime Hernandez: Freeloader Friday
Taylor Paino

ArtCar + ArtBike Parade
(Lake Harriet Rose Garden, 4124 Roseway Road, Minneapolis)

Find a spot and have an arty picnic with fun cars and bikes. More info at artcarparade.com. 6 p.m.

Aurora Club Jazz
(Ginkgo Coffeehouse: 721 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-645-2647)

7 p.m.

The Scott Bixby Band
(Mario's Keller Bar: 2300 NE University Ave., Minneapolis, 612-781-3860)

9 p.m.

Crazy Larry
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

The Willie Walker Band, Jaybee, Los Conocidos, Dawn of Valor
(Minnesota Music Cafe: 501 Payne Ave., St. Paul, 651-776-4699)

The Meadows
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

Redemption by Nature, the Dav3nports, Colorfast
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m.

Minnesota River Arts Fair
(The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park, 2187 Highway 101, Shakopee)

With art, music, an outdoor painting competition, children's activities, living history actors. More info at www.mnriverartsfair.org. Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

SUNDAY:

Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expo

(Marriott City Center, 30 S. 7th St., Minneapolis, 612-349-4000)

Plan your wedding! RSVP at www.RainbowWeddingNetwork.com. 1-4 p.m.

Andriana Lehr, Jessica Myshack, Rude Kevin, Elizabeth Kupchella
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

8 p.m.  

Rock Camp for Dads
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

2 p.m.

ONGOING:

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

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 6 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31.


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